Monday, February 15, 2010

Awesome Breadsticks!!

Ok Ladies, have you ever tasted the Pizza Factory bread sticks??? oohhh they are so yummy especially dipped in a thin creamy ranch dressing! Well I was having a little get together last week and it happened to be on the night of my good friends birthday. She said that Pizza Factory bread sticks were her favorite so I decided to try and make these for her. So went to trusty old google and came across the fantastic yummy delicious blog! I tried her recipe and they were a hit!!! You have got to try them! Check out her blog here
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Friday, February 12, 2010

I LOVE Free!

I needed a little Valentines fun in our house, and Mr. Hess doesn't really like to pay for that little extra fun!! So I got creative! I found some sticks in the back yard and went to my handy dandy spray paint collection and started spraying. We sprayed them red and pink! (I must say that I love the rainbow colored grass it left behind!) Madi was the glitter girl and while the spray paint was drying her job was sprinkling the sticks with glitter. Then I had the kiddies color me some hearts and we hung them on our tree! It's kind of fun. But it was missing something... I wanted a cute table cloth so I went to my fabric scraps and found this pink cotton. I cut a square out of it and made some ruffles and sewed the ruffles and some pink ribbon on. originally I was going to ruffle the whole square but then my ADD kicked in and I just did the two edges. But I still think it turned out pretty cute, if I don't say so myself!
Raise your hand if you think I should stop blogging and go wash those dishes in the background!!!!
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Valentines Breakfast in Bed

With Valentines being on a Sunday this year Matt and I have made a little arrangement, that involves me relaxing and him cooking up a little something something for his hot mama for dinner. But then I was thinking about it and it really isn't my style to just be served so I think I will surprise him with a little breakfast in bed for himself. If any of you know me beyond the blogging world and I mean really know me, then you know that at our house that orange Julius is a special treat around here (right Em???) it's one of our favorites! So for breakfast for my man he will be getting a little Orange Julius and a little quiche action (his favorite)

Orange Julius:

1 6 oz can of frozen orange Julius concentrate
1 cup of milk
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
10-12 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in blender, blend until smooth makes 6 cups.

Quiche (thank you Ami!)

1 cup of diced broccoli
1 cup of mushrooms
1 1/2 cup of diced ham
1/3 cup diced onion
1 cup of grated Swiss cheese
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
1 pie crust (the two pack kind that are in the freezers at the grocery store)
4 eggs
2 cups of heavy cream
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut up all of your veggies and cheese and combine them in a bowl. In a separate bowl mix together your eggs, S&P, and heavy cream. Place your pie crust in a pie tin and empty cheese and veggies on top. Pour your egg and cream mixture on top. Place in a 375 oven and bake for 45-50 min.

I am a really picky eater and this is sooo yummy to me! Make sure that you have cooked it all the way through and let it sit for about 10-15 min before serving! Enjoy! Happy Valentines!


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Another thing about me!

I don't know why this is, but there are so many styles and fashions out that I absolutely LOVE and adore, but for some reason half of them I would never wear or feel that I could pull them off! There are some things out there that are just so bright and bold and that scream BRANDI! but when it comes right down to it I just don't feel comfortable wearing them! Maybe it is because I like too many styles, because I also love a less bright and bold look like the anthropology and a more classic look. But things even like my ruffle scarf just make me feel weird! I LOVE that scarf but if I wear it I feel like I am saying look at me look at me!! And you know those boutique jeans with the white stitching, I broke down and bought a pair from my good friend but it took me a couple of weeks of wearing them before I stopped feeling too conspicuous! Weird huh! It could also be that I am a spit up queen and I have all kinds of different nasty things on me at all times of the day (thanks to three precious beings!) so maybe it is just the time of life that I am in, and that's why prefer my good old comfy tees and jeans!
Anyways, Last summer I fell in love with these fabric flower necklaces they have been on my to try list for sooooo long and tonight I finally got the courage up to just throw one together! (super easy!!!) But now I have this giant bright bold necklace that I will look at and I will love but that will probably just sit in my closet to be stared and and adored on it's own little hook! Why is that???? I feel like this thing is totally me, the bright colors the funkiness of it, but yet if I wore it I would feel so out of place! Matt has challenged me to wear it tomorrow so we will see what happens, and who knows maybe after a week or two of staring at it I will eventually have it glued to my chest, until then to the closet it goes!

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Friday, February 5, 2010

5 minutes is all!

Here is the thing about me that I really really hate! I go to the store and I see something that I LOVE. I want to buy it but then I look at the price tag and I just can't! I then say to myself oh I could make that and then I rarely do. Well anyways I have been meaning to make my girlys some hair accessories for awhile and I just haven't. Yesterday my friend Lindsey and I made some cute flower clips and it got me in the mood to make some more, so today I pulled out my scraps and my glue gun and I just started. I did the first one in 5 minutes and thought why haven't I made these before now.

So here is an easy peasy 5 min hair clip tutorial.Get your supplies out, I used crushed velvet, a lace type thing, and then some beads from a broken necklace that I had.

I cut two flower shapes from the velvet, and then a random circular shape from the lace.

Layer the velvet and hot glue them together, then kind of scrunch the lace and glue it on top of the velvet, and last glue the beads on in the middle.

I always put a felt circle on the back before gluing on the hair clip, I don't really know why I do this, I guess it might sturdy the clip a little bit more but that is just how I have always seen them done.
Then I hot clue my alligator clips to the back. You can buy these clips at any craft store, or you can go to Sally Beauty and buy a box of 500 for like $5.00 (thanks Kristie! for that piece of info!)
And five minutes later you have a new hair clip for your honey bunny!

Here are a few more that I did, I feel like I went shopping and without spending a dime!

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OK, Seriously!!!

SERIOUSLY!!! I LOVE what Disney from Ruffles and Stuff just posted!!!! I can not wait to make one!! You have got to go check them out!!!