Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Blooming Glass Block

As you all know, I LOVE my glass block.  I have decorated it with stickers, various fillers and ribbon since Christmas.  For Spring, I really had no ideas -- and no budget for the craft store.

It just looked so lonely and empty.

I went shopping in my craft supplies and found these glass beads.  I had three yellow and three green.

I just layered them in and they filled it right up.  There, it doesn't look so lonely any more.

I also found some yellow flowers and a stick pick (say that three times fast - he he).

Well what do you think?

I usually get up at least once every night and I like to see it all lit up.  Are you getting the feeling I like night lights (check out my mason jar night light)?  I might as well come clean -- I am a little afraid of the dark - YIKES.

Anyway, I think I like it.  Although, I am a little on the fence right now.  I guess I will leave it for now and change it for the next holiday.  

I hope you have a blooming great week.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Southwest Tater Tot Casserole and This Week's Chicken Feed

So, when you fall off the horse (not blogging, cooking or crafting), you get right back on -- with, SW Tater Tot Casserole - ha ha.  

This is my secret weapon.  Leftover taco meat.  It is not often that I make ground meat tacos, but, when I do, I make enough for tater tot casserole later in the week.  I don't use one of those packets though.  I just add a little garlic powder, salt and chili powder to taste.  For a little kick, add some red pepper flakes.

It is really simple and good.  You need, taco meat, a can of green chili's, a large can of cream of mushroom soup, tater tots, and I like Colby jack cheese.

Mix all together in a large bowl.  I just put a large handful of cheese in the mixture and mix it up good.

Put it in a greased casserole dish and top with more cheese.

Cover with foil and bake in a 350 oven for about an hour.  Check the center because it takes a little time to bake through all those frozen tater tots.

I forgot to take a picture of my Mandarin Orange salad -- sorry.  Any salad would do.


This week's Chicken Feed:

Monday:  Carnita's Tacos and Fideo
Tuesday:  Cuban Sandwich and Cole Slaw
Wednesday:  7 ingredient Lemon Salmon, Rice, and Squash
Thursday:  Crock Pot Smothered Meatloaf and Carrots
Friday:  Pizza
Saturday:  BBQ - Dad's Choice
Sunday:  Mother's Day Surprise

What are you having for dinner this week?  If there is a certain recipe you want me to share, please let me know in your comment. 


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Friday, May 4, 2012

Hair Bow

Hi Everyone, I have missed you.  It just seems like every time I am on a roll, life gets in the way.  I have had a lot of life get in the way right now.  Thank you for always being here when I come back.  Last weekend, Jean had another softball tournament.  She loves the bows my older daughter, Lee, wears for cheer.  I had some ribbon and some sequined ribbon.  This is what I came up combining the two.

Lee's bow on top of her head.

Wide orange, blue sparkle, and silver sequined  ribbon.

Hot glued the blue sparkle ribbon on to the orange.

I wrapped the sequined ribbon around the middle knot and glued.

Using a felt circle, secured a hair clip.

There it is.  She can take it off when she puts her catching gear on and when she bats.

She liked it, and so do I.