Pinterest Faves {5}

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Here is the list of my favorite pins on Pinterest this week:

1. Half-bath Makeover and Floating Shelf Tutorial from Remodelaholic. I love the way they added the floating shelves in the area above the toilet. It looks so nice and adds a lot of character to the room.

2. How to Choose a Color Palette for your Home from Iheartnaptime. A lot of really great tips.

3. DIY Chalkboard Storage Bins from RandRworkshop.  This is such a great idea for getting organized, especially in a child’s room!

4. Twice Baked Shortbread from Smitten Kitchen. I never really consider making shortbread, but I believe it is my FIL’s favorite so, maybe one day I can make it for him.

5. Tote Blanket from Brit&Co. This looks very practical and would be an awesome gift to make for people during the Summer.

What were your favorite pins this week?

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{New Recipe} Orange Dream

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Orange Dream {moorethanamommy.wordpress.com}

(Sorry for the awful picture!)

This drink has been my obsession for quite a while now and I am finally getting around to sharing it with you guys! Months ago, I purchased this Three Olives Cake Vodka after tasting it at my local liquor store. It has such an awesome “non-alcoholy” (I am aware that is not a word, but you know what I mean) flavor to it and I am not a fan of the taste of hard liquor. When I brought it home, I decided to use some things I had around the house to mix up a concoction with it and this is what I came up with…

Orange Dream

2 oz. Three Olives Cake Vodka (you can purchase the cheaper kind, but I don’t recommend it, it just doesn’t taste the same….trust me!)

6 oz. Orange Juice, I normally drink OJ with pulp, but the non-pulp is better in this drink

A dash of half and half (or whipping cream)

Now, there are two ways  you can create this:

1. You can pour all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake, shake, shake! Then strain it into  a glass (this is how I made it in the picture)

2. Put all the ingredients into a blender with 1 cup of ice and blend until smooth. This way makes a nice frothy top from the cream. (Sorry, no picture of this)

Both ways are super yummy so go ahead and make them both! Enjoy!

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Weekly Menu {8/5-8/11}

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Last week was our last small group meeting for this semester so, I guess I am back to cooking dinner on Sunday nights again! A couple of weeks ago, Publix had a sale on chicken breasts, buy one get one free, so I stocked up on that and still have a TON of it in the freezer. So, you know what that means….chicken EVERY night (well almost). Lucky for me, the Food Network magazine this month had an insert called “50 Chicken Dinners”!

Monday– Chicken fried rice. I am a Asian food lover, but my hubby isn’t so I hope he can tolerate this! This recipe is from the Food Network Magazine insert.

Tuesday- Chicken tacos. I still have some chicken taco meat leftover in the freezer that I will use to make this. I also make a sauce using this recipe from One Krieger Chick. It is awesome and I highly recommend you try it!

Wednesday- Crock pot lasagna. I have had this recipe pinned for ages, but I am finally going to take a chance and try it! I will let you know how it goes.

Thursday- Chicken and gravy with mashed potatoes. This recipe is from the Food Network Magazine insert also.

Friday- Leftovers…mommy gets a break!

Saturday- BBQ chicken. About three weeks ago, I put some chicken breasts in a Ziploc with some BBQ sauce and stuck it in the freezer. This is my first time making something like this so I hope it turns out ok.

Sunday- French bread prosciutto pizza. I got my inspiration for this from the Pioneer Woman’s blog post this weekend. (I just love her recipes) For this one, I will use  prosciutto (which is B1G1 at Publix this week), an olive oil base, sliced Roma tomatoes, and goat cheese. Not sure how it will turn out, but I have high hopes for it!

I hope this gives you some ideas making your menu this week! For more weekly menu ideas be sure to check out One Krieger Chick and Elle Elyse! Also, if you would like some great recipe ideas, please follow me on Pinterest!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Make Along Monday Link Party {Nautical Theme}

Welcome to Make Along Monday!

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Weekly Menu {7/29-8/4}

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Happy Monday everyone! We had a crazy week in the Moore house last week so I didn’t post anything at all. This week, we are coming to the end of the month and we only have $35 left for groceries! We will be eating a lot of cheap easy food this week.

Monday– We will not have our little one (he is at Nana’s house) so we will fend for ourselves.

Tuesday- Chicken tacos. I made the crock pot chicken taco meat last week and froze the leftovers so, all I need to get are the toppings and the shells.

Wednesday- Creamy Sausage and Tomato Pasta from Six Sister’s Stuff. I have made this before and it is really good! I already cooked the sausage this weekend to save a step.

Thursday- Breakfast for dinner. Probably pancakes or waffles.

Friday- Turkey croissants. I usually just take a can of crescent rolls, some sliced turkey, and cheese and roll it all up and bake it. They are cheap, simple, and yummy.

Saturday- Chicken Strips with Mac and Cheese. Last week, chicken was on sale at Publix B1G1 so I bought two big 4-lb packages and divided it to freeze.

Sunday- Small group: Turkey and Swiss Sliders. This recipe from Chef in Training is what I will be using, but my hubby isn’t a big ham fan so I will substitute it for turkey (which is on sale B1G1 at Publix this week).

I hope this gives you a little help with making your weekly menu, but if you don’t see anything you like here, be sure to check out OneKriegerChick’s menu or Elle Elyse’s menu for some other great ideas!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Weekly Menu {7/15-7/21}

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Happy Monday everyone! I am a little behind on making my menu this week. I have been down and out with a stomach bug since Friday, but I am all better today. We are eating a few of the meals from last week that I didn’t cook due to my illness.

MondayBurgers and French Fries (from last week)

Tuesday- Turkey Tacos

Wednesday- Crock Pot Meatballs with spaghetti and  a side salad

Thursday- Leftovers

Friday- Grilled Chicken with mac and cheese

Saturday- Chili Dogs

Sunday- Small group: Black-Eyed Pea Dip from Pioneer Woman (I didn’t go to small group last week, so I will try to make this again)

I hope this gives you a little help with making your weekly menu, but if you don’t see anything you like here, be sure to check out OneKriegerChick’s menu or Elle Elyse’s menu for some other great ideas!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Pinterest Faves {4}

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Here is a rundown on my favorite pins on Pinterest this week:

1. Quinoa Fried Rice– This looks super yummy and healthy!

2. Yogurt BarThis is a great idea for a party (even for kids)!

3. DIY Striped Towel Hooks– We have very limited wall space in our guest bathroom and only one towel bar will fit, I am thinking this will be a great alternative to hang towels. I could even use some old cabinet knobs I have lying around!

4. Bench Redo– I don’t have a bench to redo, but I am going to start keeping my eyes peeled for one at garage sales.

5. The Soap Factory This looks like it would be super fun for my little guy.

Well, those are my favorite pins of the week. Want to see what else I have pinned? Visit my Pinterest page.

Have a happy weekend!

PS: This is my 100th post!! YAY!!

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