Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jewelry for Sale!

My aunt is making jewelry and I'm selling it for her! Prices are below each pic. Happy shopping! I have all pieces here with me so if you want anything I can deliver soon.

Bracelet and Earrings set = $15

My favorite piece!! Blue and silver bracelet, small = $10

Earrings = $6/pair

Pendant necklace and earrings set = $18

Necklace and earrings set = $16

Brown bracelets = $8 each

Red/gold bracelet = $8

Chunky jewel-toned necklace and earrings set = $20

I'm modeling the first bracelet pic posted!
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Korey's Bday

We celebrated Korey's bday this past Sunday. We went to lunch at Christina's and then came back to our house for presents and cake.

My sister, mom, and dad.

The crazy BIL wearing his stylin' shirt.
Me and the bday boy.

The super awesome cake thanks to The Cake Stand!

I gave them a copy of a character that Korey had drawn and they drew it on the cake. It was an EXACT replica and I loved it. So did he! He was very impressed and was excited to see his character on something other than the computer.

Can't you see the excitement written ALL over his face?
Here's what we thought of the cake.

Mary Kay Party

Here are pics from a party that I worked at recently. The girl at the end of the table in the pink tiara is the hostess. We had fun and the hit of the afternoon was the Mineral Powder Foundation. Everyone loved how light it felt, how natural it looked, and the awesome coverage! My hostess earned $75 in free product! Who doesn't love FREE?!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

$1 Can of Spray Paint

I am not Martha Stewart nor do I claim to have any of her blood. My sister, however, does. When it comes to decorating I'm always asking her for advice. My mom, too. Recently I've been inspired my She decorates on a budget but everything is so cute! Some of the things she buys from Goodwill! Goodwill! For cheap! That's where I leave the stuff I want. I don't go back for more! But I took the challenge and went shopping at Goodwill for the first time ever! I was so afraid I would see stuff I owned but I didn't. My stuff was good stuff that someone wanted! Woohoo! Anyways I ventured around GW looking for some stuff to decorate my house with.

Here was my Thrifty Decor Chick inspired purchase. It's a frame that's deep like a shadow box but isn't. It was a grueseome gold color and in great condition. I purchased a $1 + change can of black spray paint from Walmart and finished it off. It's now hanging in my bedroom over my nightstand. So pretty! There is other stuff on the wall but I wanted to show it up close. Total purchase for frame was $4.

Then lo and behold at Target I found these beauties. I love black, scrolly things! If you've seen my house you might remember the huge black, metal, scrolly piece I have over the fireplace. I spotted these in the candle aisle at Target and they called out to me. Yet there was one problem. They had metal candle votive holders sticking out from them. No problem! I took them home and made Korey borrow the neighbor's saw so he could saw off the metal candle holder piece and voila! They got a little scratched up when he sawed them but thankfully I still had some black spray paint left so I touched them up. I now have 3 cool black metal wall decorations. These are now in the living room. The 3 candle votives that came in the box are now in the pic above! Total purchase for black scrolly pieces was $15! Which means I only spent $20 for these two pieces including the spray paint.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Individual Scalloped Potatoes

I found this recipe on I love her site! I thought I would give this a try and I served this with pork chops that Korey grilled for us.

1. I used two potatoes since it was just us. Prick 'em with a fork, wrap them in damp paper towels and microwave for 10 to 15 min until soft. Then slice them up. This is my attempt at slicing them.

2. Sorry for the sideways picture...Put pats of butter (I didn't use real butter) in the bottom of a muffin pan. Set a slice of potato on top of each pat.
3. Cheese!!!! I used pepper jack because I needed to get rid of it. On top of the potato goes your cheese layer...any kind!

3. Everything's better with bacon. I used maple flavored bacon because I happened to buy it thinking it was regular ol' bacon. Mmmm....After your cheese layer goes bacon. Then green onions if you have any. I didn't. Sprinkle with salt and pepper along the way.
4. Repeat the layers! Put another pat of butter on top.
5. Finish off by pouring a little half and half in each muffin cup! I didn't fill up the cup...just a little in the bottom of each.

6. Bake at 400 for 20-25 min. Sorry there's no after pic. They got eaten pretty quickly.
The best thing about this recipe is I think it would be a great way to have your kids help in the kitchen. They could help you build the layers and the great thing is that it doesn't have to be a pretty dish 'cause the taste will be there. Yum!