Target Grocery Haul / Rae Dunn / Spring Decor / Vlog

Come along and spend the day with me!

In today's video I have a Target grocery haul,

I share a few new Rae Dunn pieces,

some fun spring finds,

our closet redo project

and of course, what I am making for dinner!

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Cheap & Easy Pantry Organization

In this first video in my new the declutteer & reorganize series, we begin in the kitchen with my teeny tiny pantry!

This pantry has always been a challenge for me to keep clean and organized.

I did not want to spend a lot of money o this project so I went to Walmart to find some budget friendly food containers and some kind of solution for those awful wire shelves!

We all have spots in our homes that are an organizing challenge and in this series we are going to find some problem solving solutions to create functional spaces for our families!

To see the full transformation watch the video below!


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Weekly Meal Prep

Meal Prepping for the Week is great because it can help save time you during the week and can help insure you eat healthier meals. Doing a little prep work early in the week will pay off everyday at lunch and dinner. Let me show you how easy it can be to meal prep and eat healthier!

One of our favorite lunch time meals is grilled chicken salad.  On Sunday afternoon I season a few packages of thinly sliced chicken breast and grill them up for meals during the week.

Whether for lunch or dinner, a little meal prep early in the week can save time and money all week long!

A few containers of soup in the freezer can feed a hungry crowd today or next week.  

Mom’s Vegetable Soup
This recipe is very forgiving!  You can swap out any of the ingredients and add whatever your family likes!
   1 tbls olive oil
     1 tbls butter
     1 med chopped onion
     3 cloves garlic crushed
     6 stalks of celery chopped
     6 carrots chopped
     3 potatoes peeled and chopped
     28 oz can crushed tomatoes
     32 + veggie broth
     ½ cup white wine  optional
     A few shakes of Worcestershire sauce
     A few bay leaves
     2 tsp sugar
     2 tsp garlic powder
     1 tsp basil
     1 tsp thyme
     ⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley
     1 tsp Mrs Dash
     1 cup frozen corn
     1 cup frozen green beans
     1 cup frozen peas
     1 cup Stellina pasta

Melt oil and butter in large stock pot.  Saute celery, onions and garlic until they begin to soften.  Add carrots and potatoes combine and cook together 5 minutes.  Add wine and let cook 3 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, veggie broth and seasonings, bring to a boil and cook 10 minutes.  Add frozen veggies and return to boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are soft. Return to boil and add pasta and boil until pasta is done.  Add chopped parsley and SERVE!

Watch the video below for more tips and recipes!  



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Game Day Snacks

Hello Friends! The Big Game is only days away and today I am sharing some simple and delicious snacks that will keep everyone happy!

We are Eagle and Steeler fans in our house and although neither of our teams are playing in the Super Bowl, we can still enjoy the game surrounded by good friends and really good food. The recipes below are super easy to prepare and can be doubled to feed a crowd.

The day I filmed, my kitchen was so bright with the sun reflecting off the snow! I always love days like this!

Ham and Cheese Sliders 20 Slices of thin sliced ham 10 slices of Sharp Cheddar Cheese Pkg of Hawaiian Rolls 1 Stick of butter 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce 2 tsp minced onion 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp Dijon Mustard Romano cheese dried parsley Melt butter in a pan and whisk together with the Worcestershire sauce, minced onion, mustard, S/P. Set aside. With a serrated knife cut the Hawaiian rolls horizontally in two pieces. Place the bottom half in the bottom of a baking dish. Layer with half of sliced ham, then cheese and then another layer of ham. Top with the the remaining rolls. Pour butter mixture on top and cover with foil. Let sit for 10 minutes then bake in a 350 oven for 20 minutes, Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes to brown. Remove from oven sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Cut into sandwiches and serve warm.

Pepperoni and Cheese Croissants

1 roll of croissants
4 oz cream cheese

On a lightly floured surface separate croissants, slice of a quarter size slice of cream cheese and place in the large end of dough, cover with 3-4 slices of pepperoni roll up and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and back according to package directions
Serve with warmed marinara sauce.

Corn Dog Bites Quaker Oats Corn meal beef hot dogs. Follow the cornbread recipe on the back of the cornmeal container. Mix and set aside. Cut each hot dog into 4 equal pieces and trim ends. Fill the cup of a prepared mini muffin tin 3/4 full with cornbread mixture. Place a hot dog piece in the middle of each muffin. Bake in a 400 oven for 12 minutes. Serve on a platter with mustard and ketchup!

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Farmhouse DIY Tire Swing Wreath

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Today I am joining Christina at The DIY Mommy and her YouTube 2019 Organization and DIY Decor Challenge!  I am sharing this beautiful farmhouse DIY  Galvanized Metal Tire Swing!

So to get started for our project today in keeping with the farmhouse theme that I have in my home I have chosen some ivory colored floral and dusted pale green leaves, all from Hobby Lobby. I have some gingham ribbon and a large galvanized tire swing I found on Amazon that I’ll leave a link to HERE

I like to include a large bow on most of the wreaths that I make and for that you will need your ribbon, scissors and some twine.

Watch the video below for the full DIY!



I think this unique wreath looks perfect in our dining room hung on a vintage farmhouse door that I found at my favorite antique store in Lucketts VA. I think the use of the pale green Dusty leaves and white floral’s give this space just the right amount of color that it needs.

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