Friday, April 10, 2015

Easter (Week 14 of 52) #Project52

This Easter was really low key. I wish I had the time to do an Easter egg hunt for my family like I did a couple of years ago… I knew my schedule would be a little hectic this weekend with my girls program on Friday and Saturday and Easter on Sunday. I opted this year to make my son an Easter Basket filled with treats from the dollar tree. Since he has braces, we have to avoid candy as much as possible. I filled his basket with books, crossword puzzles, cotton candy and chocolate.  Easter Morning, I made the mister and me simple breakfast which included cheese grits, cheesy eggs, and waffles. 
Anywho, how was your Easter?

(I will be linking up this week over at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CanvasPop #Review

Since 2009, CanvasPop has been obsessed with one thing: providing customers with the highest quality canvas photo prints anywhere.

I was gorgeously provided with the opportunity to review a product from CanvasPop. I am still excited about this opportunity. For those who don’t know, I love all things photography. One of the hardest parts about selecting a product from a site that you adore is selecting one item. Once I narrowed down my selection process. I was torn with choosing a picture from my daughters sweet sixteen or the mister’s graduation. Both events happened last year, and they were two major milestones in our life.

I ended up selecting the mister’s graduation picture. This is the only recent semi family picture we have (I was the one taking the picture, LOL)

I love how CanvasPop kept me informed through the entire process. I also love how they do not start the process until you actually approve the digital preview (how cool is that?!).

Before I knew it, I was receiving notification that my canvas was shipped, and boy was I on the lookout for my package.  (The tracking number they provided really came in handy.)

I was pleasantly surprised at how fast my canvas arrived, in addition to the quality of the canvas. I love how CanvasPop offers 100% love guarantee.  How cool is that?

I am truly in love with our canvas. I feel as if we have a piece of art on the wall and not just a picture. The dimensions go so well in our space, and my family loves it too.

With wedding season right around the corner, this would make the perfect wedding and/or bridal shower gift. (Don’t forget about anniversaries, baby showers, graduations, and most importantly your home or office)

PS: I do plan on telling everyone I know about how awesome CanvasPop is! Thank me later!!

Thanks again CanvasPop for this amazing opportunity!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring (Week 13 of 52) #Project52


Not really, however, Friday was the warmest it has been all year in my state. This could not have come at a better time. I was able to capture my daughters track meet. ( unfortunately, I didn't have my camera on the right setting) anywho, the pictures came out great and we enjoyed the weather. 

(I will be linking up this week over at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52)

Friday, April 3, 2015

My Veggie Garden Plans

 I'm so excited about my garden this year. This past year my garden produced a lot of fresh veggies. 

This past week. I stopped at my local Homedepot and noticed that they were having a huge sale on potting and garden soil. In the past years that was a huge problem of mine running out of dirt. Dirts not cheap and these bad boys were on sale for under $3.00. 

The bags of soil were still frozen together thus me not being able to purchase any that day. A nice gentleman at the store told me to come back later in the week. 

Me being me, I knew that their was a huge chance that I would miss out on this great bargain. 

Well while running arrands on Friday. I decided to stop by the same Home Depot and to my surprise. Just like the gentleman stated earlier in the week, there would be plenty left.  

I was also really excited because I had no idea that the soil was miracle grow brand and it was organic soil as well for under $3 for that size bag. I wanted to purchase at least ten. I spoke to the mister earlier in the week and I told him that I would get 4 or 6 bags. ( He Wasn't having me coming home with ten bags )

In the past I found soil on clearance at target the season prior and was able to store it in my garage and I still had to purchase more...

So I'm excited about the option to plant more veggies. It feels as if I'm in the store several times a week purchasing my staple items (peppers, tomatoes, onions, avocados) and I'm so over it. I love just being able to go in my back yard and grab whatever I need. 

I even have the mister excited about the garden this year. 

I plan on planting:
Green beans (new)
Potatoes (new) 
Cucumbers ( new) 
Spinach (new) 
Lettuce (not new but never grows) 

I also plain on trying miracle grow pods. I've heard rave reviews about this product. 

I do plain on purchasing plants as well and attempting again to  plant my own seeds. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

No Bake 3 Ingredient Bars ( Week 12 of 52 ) #project52

Soooo, right now I'm on a no sugar/ flour challenge and I was beyond excited to find this recipe on Pinterest. This could possibly be a one bowl recipe. However, opted combine the honey and peanut butter on the stove.

( peanut butter & honey) 


I opted to use parchment paper and I did not have to add any oil or butter to assist with non-sticking.

(sorry for the blurry pic)

I used a pizza cutter to cut these pretty large square because I'm pretty greedy. 

Recipe: HERE

(I will be linking up this week over at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rule of Thirds (Week 11 of 52)

Playing around with the Rule of Thirds...

While minding my business, my sister called me to see if I wanted to go to one of our favorite consignment stores together. Me trying not to be an impulse shopper I decided to pass on the invite…So of cause naturally I was on the phone with her the entire time she was shopping. She stated that she came across these super cute Prada boots for toddlers. I asked her to text me a picture. What I didn’t notice at the time was she also texted me pictures of two fur coats. One coat being $100 and the other being $40. I immediately called her and asked if she could purchase the $40 coat and I would repay her (I have been searching for a cheap fur coat)... Of course I realized that I had a coupon to take an additional 15% off the total picture, she actually had the same coupon as well and offered to use hers. I paid a whopping $41 dollars for this gorgeous brownness coat of above and since Mother Nature is doing her thing we still haven’t been formally introduced to spring yet this year. I may get a couple of wears out of this bad boy until spring decides to show her face.

(I will be linking up this week over at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52)

Monday, March 16, 2015

Green ( week 10 of 52)

This morning was one of those mornings where I wanted my food to get in my belly now! I was in the mood for waffles or pancakes. However, didn't feel like running to the store for milk. I opted to eat something that I had all of the ingredients at on hand. 

I decided to with a veggie omelette. What better way to start my morning off? Mushrooms, red onions, tomatoes, cheese and green peppers. 

I started off by sautéing everything except for the tomatoes and of course the cheese on medium heat. I used four eggs and waited for the veggies to finish sautéing and whisked the eggs in a bowl and added a dash of sea salt to the eggs.  I added the eggs to the mixture, and added the tomatoes and cheese once the omelette was almost finished cooking. 

Disclaimer: I'm not the best at making the perfect omelette. However, I do what works best for me. 

(I will be linking up this week over at Lipgloss & Binky  #Project52)