Saturday, January 7, 2017

Snow days & comfort food



What better way to spend this snowy day than in your pjs, indulging in some comfort food?!

Today I am sharing with you my favorite gluten free 30 minute stove top chili recipe from The Savvy Kitchen!

This recipe is super easy! You can follow it the way that is listed or you can do what I did and use McCormick Gluten Free Chili Seasoning to make it even easier if you don't want to mix the spices yourself.


Doesn't it look just delicious?
click here to find out how you can make this simple recipe on this snowy day!

(this is not my photo it came from The Savvy Kitchen)

Monday, January 2, 2017

Happy New Year!






I have been crazy busy over here taking down all of my Christmas decorations and working on getting my house back to "normal". With the holidays over and life slowing down I am hoping to get some diy posts going for you guys. But for now, here are my 5 favorites for the new year!





  • Cannon Faux Fur Throw: I bought a bunch of these for gifts this Christmas and I almost kept one for myself. They are super soft and very affordable. I found them on Kmart.com


Cannon Cannon Faux Fur Throw


  • Glutino Vegetable Crackers: I always find it hard to find good gluten free crackers and breads. These crackers were definitely one of the better ones. I found them at my local stop and shop.




  • The pioneer woman farmhouse lace dinnerware: I got this set as a gift for Christmas. The photo doesn't do it justice! I love that you can also mix and match colors if you want to!


  • Gratify gluten free dark chocolate pretzels with peppermint: If you are looking for the perfect mix of sweet and salty, this is it! I got these at my local stop and shop and they were delicious. Definitely at the top of my list!





  • Filigree Leave Pendant Necklace from Charming Charlies: I bought this necklace and I am in love with it! Totally obsessed! 








Happy new year!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Farmhouse style essentials under $50



Now that the holidays are coming to an end, its time to take down all of those christmas decorations. Often times I feel like my home looks blah after all the pretty twinkling lights and Christmas trees come down. When that happens I usually try to find a new piece or style to bring in to my home to liven it up. 

If any of you are thinking of transitioning your home to farmhouse style then you have come to the right place. I have put together 10 essential items to get you started, all for $50 or less! All of these items are available on Amazon.com. Links below the photo for each item,











Have a great day!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Last minute New Years Eve party ideas....




I have been searching the internet for the last few days to come up with some last minute New Years Eve party ideas for you so that you don't have to spend the time doing it yourself.

So here are a few ideas that I found and hope they are helpful to you for your party day!


Disclaimer: none of these photos or ideas are mine, please click the links below the photos to be redirected to the sites and blogs they belong to.

50+ Small Bite Party Appetizers ~ Get ready for holiday parties and New Year's Eve! This round up has over 50 recipes from the best bloggers via @julieseats:
Here are a bunch of good food options to get your party started. Click here to find out how to make them!


13 Champagne Drinks Perfect For Celebration Season <3 Champagne Punch Bellini <3 It's almost too pretty to drink. Get the recipe from Crazy For Crust.   - Delish.com:
Every party needs a signature cocktail. Click here for some more cocktail ideas.




These Happy New Year party and home decor printables are perfect for all of your New Year celebrations! Add some flare to your office parties and New Year's Eve celebrations with these fun printables! New Year's Eve party decor, New Year's Day, New Year's Eve decor, New Year's party, 2017 New year's eve:
Lots of cute printables to celebrate the new year. Click here to download yours.



New Year’s Eve is the last and also the biggest night of a year. You should gather your family and friends together and throw a big party to say farewell to this year. In order to make this night memorable, you should prepare some fabulous DIY decorating ideas to dress up your party to make […]:
Have a little fun making your own new years decorations. Click here for some fun and easy ideas.



Cookies & Milk | New Year's Eve Party Idea | simplykierste.com:
let the kiddies in on some of the fun with this milk and cookie idea. click here for some more family friendly ideas.



What are some of your favorite items to have at your new years eve party?

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas tablescape...




This year I decided I was going to host Christmas eve - The whole thing, gifts, dinner and of course some props for a photo booth because lets be honest, it isn't a party unless you have props.
 
I have been super busy with work and trying to prepare for the holidays that I realized I am running out of time to get all my Christmas posts done. So tonight I played around with some table settings and I decided that the one I am about to show you is the one I like best. 



This year I decided to go with paper plates and plastic utensils. I was able to find these cute paper dinner plates at TJMaxx for about $4. I am having a lot of people this year and decided in order to make clean up super easy and be able to enjoy more time with my guests than in the kitchen, that paper was the way to go. The utensils are plastic but "silver" so they look like the real deal. 



The metal box in the center was also a TJMaxx find. I was originally going to use it in the spring as a planter outside, but then I got this idea to use it as my centerpiece. The evergreen picks I bought at Michael's and the pinecones I picked from outside then I added some candles. I love the way it turned out!


Thanks for stopping by! I would love to see some of your table settings that you have used throughout the years.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

budget friendly stocking stuffer ideas...





I love Christmas. I love giving and I always want everyone to have something to open and a full stocking.
I'm going to share with you some easy and cheap stocking stuffer ideas that you can do to fill up all of your stockings for christmas day.

Recently I was at dollar tree, I know I know it's becoming a theme around here, and I found some great finds for a dollar!

-adult style coloring books
-loofah
-nail polish
-nail files
-crossword books and other puzzle books
-matchbox cars
-cozy socks
-makeup for your little girls
-holiday scarves
-gloves
-hats


Another great place to find stocking stuffer gifts is in the Michael's dollar bins.
-small picture frames
-notepads
-compact mirrors
-soap
-gloves

Even Targets dollar bins have great options for stocking stuffers!

-gloves
-socks
-pencils
-pens
-candles
-crafts
-stickers


What are some of your favorite things to stuff your stockings with?

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Winter classroom door




This month our building is having a completion on the best classroom door. When it comes to the winter holidays I always try to do something neutral. This year I went big. Here are some photos to help inspire you with your own classroom door. I decided to do the polar express.

Here are a few photos to help get your imagination going...






I made everything out of construction paper. Most of it was pretty simple. A little imagination goes a long way. Heres to hoping I we win the most creative door contest!

What are some of your favorite seasonal doors?