Friday, May 20, 2016

Side Table DIY

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DIY Side Tables

With our son serving a mission for our church, we decided to remodel his room. I have DIY most everything so far. Once it is complete I will share the complete room, but at the moment one of the items I am super proud of are these side tables.

Our son's room is not very big so a standard nightstand was out of the question. I knew I needed something that was not going to take up much floor space, but it had to be more grown up and not too "girlie". So with that the hunt was on. I could not find anything I liked or was affordable.

One day after work I wondered into a local store, Super Low. They typically have odd and ends kinds of things from high end stores, like Pottery Barn and West Elm. That particular day they had Whitney Hutch pieces that sell on Pottery Barn's website for $250, Super Low had them for $20 each!!!!! I did a little bit of negotiating with them to let me have them for that ridiculously low price and it worked!!

I was so happy to have them, but they had NO LEGS!! I had, at first, thought I would just attach them to the wall, but hubby shut that idea down right away. No unnecessary holes were going in the newly painted walls. So legs were all I was looking for. Lucky for me, I had already had hairpin legs on my radar.

The best place I found the legs was Modern Urban Metals. It is an Etsy shop. They were affordable and just what I needed.

I am having fun with everything that is happening in that room. Can hardly wait for it to be complete so I can show you all.

Thanks for stoppin' by.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

How to Remove a Baked on Label

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Hey everybody!! Life has been too crazy to get into details, but a few things have happened since the last time I posted.

My eldest son graduated high school and now is serving a full time mission for our church in Texas. I began a semester in the University of Utah to study mediation and had it cut short. So that's on hold. I had to have shoulder surgery, which put a hitch in my giddy up. I am slowly mending and with that I am starting to do some crafts.

To start, once our son left we had decided that remodel his room. For starters we needed to add a closet. I am going with more of a farmhouse style. I made a headboard (which looks amazing, and I will post that soon). But something a little smaller to add a little touch of sweetness I wanted a ceramic old fashioned milk bottle. I knew something new would be expensive so off to the thrift store I went.

I found this lovely little thing.

The only problem was that it had a printed label on it that seemed to be baked in. But I loved it. So I had to figure out how to get that off. Below is a video of how I was able to remove it.

Beautiful Lovely vase now.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Where in the world have I been!!!

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Wow!!! What is the world!!!! I have been missing in action for a long time. Do so much and little time to do much else. I have been cooking, cleaning, building, planning, mom-ing, wife-ing, etc., etc., But I am now back.

For just getting back in the "swing" of things I am going to ease my way back into things. I will just be posting pics of stuff I have been up to and if you want to know more about it, post a comment. That will tell me if I need to post more detail about that "thing"... So first, here is my latest project.

I don't know if you remember, but I build a pallet wood TV enclosure a while back, well, I got a little tired of it and all the cords so I decided that this is my new solution.

What do y'all think?

Thanks for stoppin' by, see y'all later.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Paleo Style Chicken Curry & Spinach w/ Paleo inspired Naan Bread

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Let's just get to it. Curry part of this recipe can feed at least 2-3 people.

Chicken Curry & Spinach w/ Paleo Naan

6 oz. cubed chicken breast
1 Tbsp. Tapioca Flour
1 Tbsp. Curry Powder
1/2 tsp. Turmeric
1/4 tsp. Cumin
Salt to taste
Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
1 1/2 Tbsp. Butter
1 C. Lite Coconut milk
1 C. Water
4-6 C. fresh Spinach
Coconut Oil Spray

For the Naan Bread - I was totally inspired by the recipe I found at My Heart Beets. 

It is fabulous!!!  It only uses three ingredients!!which led me to experiment more with Tapioca Flour, especially using it in this simple and fast curry.

1. Spray med. size pot with Coconut oil. Heat to med. high and cook cubed chicken. About 5 min.

2. While chicken in cooking, put the next 4 ingredients in a small bowl, adding red pepper flakes it you like (the more you add the spicier...I like it hot!!). Mix together well.

3. When chicken in nice and golden remove from pot. Add butter and reducing heat to med. low. When butter has melted dump in the spice mixture, stirring together using a whisk. Add coconut milk and water. Whisk! Whisk! Whisk. (This combines & thickens pretty fast).

4. Add chicken back to the sauce. Allow to simmer on low for 3-5 minutes. Salt to taste.

Sauteed Spinach

1. Spray a skillet with the coconut oil and heat on med high.

2. Add spinach and as it wilts down add just a Tbsp. of water. Stir around making sure all leaves have been cooked down. Salt to taste.

Happy Eating!!  Thanks for stoppin' by!

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuna Pattie Salad w/ Spicy Brown Mustard & Honey Dressing

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Getting creative with this was fun. 

Tuna Patties Salad
*1 can 5oz. tuna in water, drained
*1 lg. egg
*1/4 C. Almond Flour ( if you don't have this, use plain bread crumbs)
*1 tsp. dried dill weed
*1/4 tsp. garlic powder
*1/4 tsp. onion powder
4-5 dashes of Tabasco Chipotle Sauce
*Coconut Spray Oil
*1 lg handful of Spinach greens
*1 Roma Tomato, chopped

Dressing (this is all approx. as I DID NOT measure this...It was just perfect in the end.)
*1 1/2 Tbsp. Spicy Brown Mustard
*1 Tbsp. Honey
*2-3 dashes of Tabasco Chipotle Sauce

1. In a small bowl mix all of the above ingredients together. NO SALT needed.
2. Spray oil in a med size skillet until it is nicely coated. Heat to medium.
3. Using a 1/4 cup scoop mixture into hot skillet and cook 3-4 minutes per side..
4. Remove from skillet when both sides are a nice golden brown. Allow to rest a couple of minutes before putting on top of spinach greens.
5. Assemble leaves, tomatoes and patties on dish and drizzle dressing over top.

This by far is my most favorite lunch thus far.  Tastes soooooo good.

Note: Now, I know I said that this is a recipe for 1, but you will end up with 4 patties....Hey leftovers of this ain't bad in my book.

I hope you enjoyed your visit here! Come on back some time!

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