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There is such beauty in the simple. Simple is beauty. They go hand in hand. I love leaning in my decor towards the simple and minimalist side of things.
I was recently shopping in a thrift store and found some imperfect yet lovely old tea cups. The idea sparked me. Simply plant some grass seed in them. We can go buy fake grass decor anywhere. But really why buy fake?
I love walking by my window and seeing the bright, fresh, very much alive, grass. We all know plants help filter the air we breath including grass. What's really great about this is you do not need a green thumb. You just throw the grass seed in some dirt. Water once in a while. I call it my pet grass. It is soft to reach out and simply touch. You can cut it with scissors once it is to tall for your taste and you can have fun watching it grow all over again. And best of all it is cheap. You can get a handful of seed from a friend or neighbor with out having to buy a big bag.
It is simple, easy & stunning to look at. The beauty of simple, it is indeed.
I love Chinese egg rolls they are simply fantastic to me. But lately I have to watch my carbs. This month I set out to fix this problem and I did. As a Jennie-O Switch Circle blogger I was sent their all natural turkey sausage. I tried it out in making a egg roll in a bowl. It really took me away!
What you need:
Ok the great thing about using Jennie-O's all natural trukey sausage is that is it only has 5 grams of fat! It is zero carbs and has 13 grams of protein. The sodium count is much lower than other sausage brands that I have compared it too.
This dish is so simple and a serving is only around 6-9 carbs depending on if you add a few frozen sweet peas for color.
This is enough to serve a large family or save for other meals during the week. Or you can cut the tube in half and the bag in half and make a smaller amount.
This fresh dish is healthy and fast. You just can not beat the flavor and the time it takes to prepare. Amazing.
I was using mason jars on my counter to hold my staples such as flour, sugar as kitchen counter canisters. I needed something larger but I loved my jars so I decided to go buy jars a lot bigger. But I had an idea. I love bird houses. Why not decorate the jars with bird houses to make my canisters.
To make this craft get large mason jars and go to the wooden dollar section of any craft store. I wanted to do four.
First cut off the string on top of the bird houses.
You can fill in the wholes with wood filler. I was going to do that myself but honestly as I began to do this project I did not check my supplies well before hand and my wood filler was too dried up and would not work well. That is ok. I am learning the beauty of imperfection lately. I might use some of the tiny wholes later to stick a tiny bird in it or something.
Next spray paint your bird houses or hand paint them. I painted mine with left over spray paint colors I had on hand in my shop. I wanted to keep this country decor project cheap.
I took crafting paint to accent the country bird houses after they dried. I wanted some of the unique features of each house to have more of a pop.
Next you can leave them as is or take sanding paper and scuff them up. It gives your country decor a weathered look easily.
Next hot glue your houses to the mason jar lids. How tight for 60 seconds for each clued lid to secure them tight.
That's it. This is an easy craft to do in one day. Never pick your mason jar up by the bird houses but by the sides of the jar to ensure the hold of your craft. Enjoy!
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Spring is almost here. I get so excited because it is my favorite season of the year. Spring is amazing with the burst of new life and color. Vibrant blooms, butterflies & Spring cleaning get people into a new view after a long cold dead winter. I love putting a Spring wreath on the front door as one of my yearly Spring to do's. Below is a roundup of low cost yet stunning Spring wreaths all below under $20! I like saving money and looking good. Just click any wreath you like to take you to purchase it.
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One of the fastest ways to change the look of a room is to change the throw pillows. It is an old interior decorator trick that is a winner. I wanted to share with you some tips you may already know or you may of never thought of.
Below I have made a grid for you showcasing some examples I love of new throw pillow covers. Look around. There is even one that is cute for . 66 cents shown below. So go ahead change that look. Do it for cheaper than buying new pillows.
I have really developed a liking lately for modern farmhouse decor. I have found some great free farm house printables for you to print and frame. If you are on a budget this is a great way to save money when decorating. You could even get frames from the Dollar Tree or thrift stores for cheap and repaint to your liking.
I have to share with you my favorite site first. Out of all the sites I foiund The Mountain View Cottage is awesome. Her site rocks and she makes all original farmhouse printables.
Check out my Pinterest board for the rest of the 7 free farmhouse printables sites then simply Pin it! You know you gotta.
Check out my new and growing Best of Home Board in Pinterest. It will have some of the best deals I have found in awesome home stuff for you! There is even farm house pillow covers for .66 cents!
With the Holidays here there is so much to get done until the end of 2016. This year has been a busy year for many only to end the year staying busy with holiday preparations and celebrations. Self care has been something I am trying to work on in my life. It is important during all the busy to take time out for yourself, so why not take a relaxing bath? I will share with you some tips on how to make the most of your bath!
Tip 1: Start with a clean bathroom. Really who wants to sit in a dirty tub? Where there is dirty and clutter there is stress. Before you take time to relax really make sure your bathroom is clean. Plan ahead. It will make a big difference on the atmosphere and the mind as you relax. It is way more satisfying.
Tip 2: While the bath is running add some Epson salt. Add at least a cup or three. Mix well and allow it to dissolve. This will help you detox and relax those muscles.
Tip 3: Add at least 7 to 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Essential oils usefulness are endless. They will also aid in detoxing, skin care, aromatherapy and relaxing.
Tip 4: Light candles. Light candles with or without scent. Aromatherapy is a real thing and can aid in healing if you choose scented. So is ambiance of the atmosphere. It will make it more relaxing and send the signal to your brain that you are worth this moment. Don't skip this step!
Tip 5: Grab a tub pillow, some music or a book to enjoy while you rest. What ever will allow you to rest mentally during your bath escape do it. For me I wouldn't enjoy sounds but the silent personally to mentally relax my mind but it may be different for you. If you do not have a tub pillow just fold a towel up to rest your head on as you lay back in the tub. It is way more comfortable that way.
Tip 6: Consider upgrading your bathroom in the new year. No matter the size you could use Eco friendly W2 by WETSTYLE. This series is classically designed for the smaller bath to add elegance and an appealing comfort to your room. I love the tubs in this series so much. I plan on using these if I ever build a home or remodel.
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Ok who wants to spend the entire Thanksgiving day cooking when you can spend time with family and friends. So to make the holiday easier I have compiled a list of 10 awesome Thanksgiving hacks!
I will be using the Jennie-O Oven Ready Turkey! Yep Jennie-O has Cajun Style. This will be different for us this year trying the Cajun Style. I am so happy I will not have to thaw this baby. Last years oven ready turkey was simply amazing and took all the work out of cooking a turkey. Anyone could do this.
Check out My 17 Meals to Make with Turkey Breast for your turkey left overs!
This is Jennie-O's BEST Turkey Chili recipe as shared from their site. I wanted to give it a try for myself. You can see my finished product in my photos, don't it look so good? I have to say it was! It passed my taste test for sure. I am a Jennie-0 Switch Circle blogger but typically I do my own recipes. This time I wanted to sample something new. Jennie-O has a lot of great recipes to sample at their amazing website. All of course low in fat! This chili serves six and is super filling. I loved the test! This is perfect for these cooler Fall evenings.
RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (Serves 6)
Ok so those of you who have followed me a while know I love the Dollar Tree. Well I wanted a cheap, fast, easy wreath idea for 2016 and this is what I came up with. Maybe it is not as lovely as all the fantastic crafting you see on Pinterest but it did exactly what I wanted it to do! It took five minutes, required no glue, costs only four to make it. I bought two of everything so I could make one for my sweet neighbor.
All you need from the Dollar Tree:
So you take the leaf garland and you weave it in the wreath. Make sure to tuck in deep slots of the wreath your plain parts of the vine. This will hold the garland on the wreath with no glue needed.
Save your metal twist ties off the packages to anchor down your looser spots of the vine on the wreath.
Take your scarecrow or raven picks and place them into the wreath. Once placed how you want them towards the bottom break off the picks stick that over hangs. It is very easy.
Take your fall ribbon and use it for your hanger. Just cut as much as you want and tie at very top. I did not want it fancy but kept it simple. I am not good at making bows anyways. If you tie up the wire ribbon it will hold the wreath up very well.
Five minutes. No glue. No skills needed. And at only four dollars to make I think this is super cute to rock any budget this Fall.
Turkey Kabobs are a great low fat meal option for anyone! You can use Jennie-O boneless turkey breast tenderloins as your source of protein in the kabobs. This is a great meat that is all natural, low in fat, low sodium. You typically would not think of using turkey on a kabob but why not! It is truly fantastic. I love the clean taste.
I put my kabobs in foil with a little olive oil, salt, pepper & garlic seasoning. Very simple but a great flavor! Use what ever seasoning you like. Bake on 380 for 55 minutes. Or you can place these foil packets of yumminess in your slow cooker to have dinner on a busy weekday night! Arriving home to a nice cooked meal is so easy. You won't even have to wash the pot if you have the individual foil packets!
Click the Jennie-O logo below to find more delicious recipes to use this fabulous meat in!
Below is a great list of amazing dishes to make with turkey breast meat. I love Jennie-O turkey products for all my turkey needs. When you click an idea below it will take you to the recipes. Enjoy!
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These days as my kids are growing up they are not at home a lot of nights. That leaves me eating dinner alone. I like to have left overs for another meal. So this little one pot wonder is great for that or for serving 2 for dinner.
Now let me tell you about the new pot I am using from Waxonware! This 3 quart size pot is perfect for so many small meals. The stone green pan is natural and eco-friendly sauce pan is a healthy & natural eco friendly option.
What is amazing about this pot is it is cadmium free, no lead, no PFOA! Nonstick is the trick to win my heart as well , this pan is perfect.
The handle is even made of oven safe silicone so you can bake with this in the oven. Sweet if you ask me. I love items that can serve a duel purpose.
After testing this pot out a few times it goes down in my kitchen history as one of my all time favorites and believe me I have tried a lot of pot and pans!
Wow it is back to school time already. I can not believe this summer has passed by so fast. Families get so very busy in the fall. This is the perfect time for a home cooked meal that is ready when you get home with no fuss. This is an easy meal to prepare that anyone can do.
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There's nothing like coming home to a home cooked dinner that is already prepared.