Monthly Archives: February 2012

day 91: get crafty/ simple daily message board for the ones you love

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Project: day 91: get crafty/ simple daily message board for the ones you love
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? wish I would have thought of this my self and done it sooner!
• What I would do differently: Do one for the girls as well (very soon!)
• Items used:
adorable idea from: http://thestewartestate.blogspot.com/2011/12/love-message-board-tutorial.html
black frame and polka-dot flower from Michael’s, black Sharpie (easily cleans off when smudged with a dry erase marker, and looks a bit better), Recollections Paper stack, fun computer fonts!

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 90: cooking it up/ spicy peanut butter noodles, a must do, it’s SO good!

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Project: day 90: cooking it up/ spicy peanut butter noodles, a must do, it’s SO good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3 (Asian/ Thai/ Chinese food is a bit tricky to pull off… maybe it’s just all of the vegetable chopping, and the hot wok that makes it crazy!
• Would I do it again? oh yes. I absolutely love Thai food, peanut butter, and spice…. how can you go wrong!
• What I would do differently: I would actually add more peanut butter. You would get a hint of it in a bit once in a while, but I would like it a bit more! Other than that, nothing! 🙂
• Items used: recipe from: http://www.crumbblog.com/2011/06/desperation-dinners-spicy-peanut-butter-noodles.html

Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles
4.7 from 3 reviews
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Recipe type: Main Author: Isabelle Boucher (http://www.crumbblog.com) Serves: 4-6
This quick Asian-inspired noodle dish comes together in a flash. For a vegan-friendly version, substitute tofu for pork and omit the fish sauce.
Ingredients
1 lb Chinese stir fry or lo mein noodles
2 tbsp canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 red hot chili pepper, finely minced (or 2 tsp red pepper flakes)
1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
1 cup finely sliced red pepper
1 cup finely julienned carrots
1 cup shredded snow peas
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (chunky, if possible)
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup chopped green onions
Garnish:
Chopped fresh cilantro
Chopped roasted peanuts
Instructions
Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water for 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
In a wok or large heavy-bottomed skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger and hot pepper, and stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
Add pork strips. Continue stir frying for 4 minutes, until the pork is browned on all sides. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a small bowl.
Add the remaining tbsp oil to the pan, then add red pepper, carrots and snow peas. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes, until vegetables are tender-crisp. Transfer to the same bowl as the pork.
Add cooked noodles to the pan, and saute for 1-2 minutes just to warm through. Stir in peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar and water, and cook for another minute or two until the peanut butter melts into a smooth sauce (if the sauce looks too thick or sticky, add a tablespoon or two of water at a time until it loosens up to the desired consistency).
Remove from heat. Stir in the reserved pork and vegetables along with chopped green onions, and toss until evenly coated with sauce. Serve hot with a sprinkling of cilantro, green onions and roasted peanuts.
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Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 89: organizational chaos/ simple headband organizer for the girls!

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Project: day 89: organizational chaos/ simple headband organizer for the girls!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2
• Would I do it again? yes, and I might have to do more since they have so many headbands!
• What I would do differently: if I had te empty oatmeal container, I would have used that instead, but I did have an extra vase or two lying around!
• Items used: old glass vase, polka-dot fabric square, hot-glue gun, polka-dot flower clip, pink zebra striped ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

2 websites with the great inspiration:

http://makeitmyown.blogspot.com/2011/11/day-18-im-thankful-with-lyssa-beth.html

http://thegainesgang4.blogspot.com/2010/09/zizmisto-makes-comeback.html
Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 88: get crafty/ subway art/ free Easter printables/ getting ready for spring!

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Project: day 88: get crafty/ subway art/ free Easter printables/ getting ready for spring!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes. These super easy and cute printables are perfect to get ready for spring/easter. We’re moving soon, so I’m trying to get started on Easter party ideas and decor before it gets to crazy! Yes that’s right, another crazy, pinterest inspired party coming your way!
• What I would do differently: nothing at all!
• Items used: webesites for the adorable free printables: http://www.stayathomeartist.com/2011/03/free-easter-butterfly-printable.html

http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/easter-subway-art-printable-guest

previous post on diy chalkboard spray paint frame: http://ipinterest.me/2012/01/09/day-40-outdoors-we-will-goget-crafty-diy-chalkboard-spray-paint-message-board-frame/

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 87: cooking it up/ simple and yummy breakfast burritos, so good!

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• Project: day 87: cooking it up/ simple and yummy breakfast burritos, so good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1 (thank goodness I had my husband back to help me out!)
• Would I do it again? oh yea! I love breakfast burritos, and this was extra good!!!
• What I would do differently: nothing at all, add salsa and eat it up!
• Items used: original recipe from: http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/08/breakfast-burrito-bonanza.html

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 86: fashionable momma/ simple day-to-night spring casual outfit

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• Project: day 86: fashionable momma/ simple day-to-night spring casual outfit
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes! It’s such a simple, easy spring outfit, I love it!
• What I would do differently: change out the denim jacket for a cardigan, change out the sandals for flip flops or wedges… so many choices!
• Items used: Hudson white denim skinny jeans, Tory Burch nude sandals, Splendid tank-top, Juicy Couture Jean/Denim jacket, mixed bangles, leaf earring from Forever 21

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 85: cooking it up/ bow-tie pasta with chicken sausage and kale

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• Project: day 85: cooking it up/ bow-tie pasta with chicken sausage and kale
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2
• Would I do it again? yes! It was very good, and a great way to use kale, which I love!
• What I would do differently: well, since I burned the garlic, which is a definite no no, probably that!
• Items used: recipe from: http://pastaprincessandmore.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/homemade-pasta-with-sausage-and-kale/#comment-505

She did it (The Pasta Princess) WAY better than I did since she made her own pasta as well as chicken stock. I just used Barilla Bow-tie pasta, and store bought chicken stock, but other than that, it was still good!

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 84: organizational chaos/ 40 bags in 40 days challenge/ spring cleaning/lent, part 1

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  • Project: day 84: organizational chaos/ 40 bags in 40 days challenge/ spring cleaning/lent, part 1
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2, hard to part with a few things, but you can always get another one if you need to!
  • Would I do it again? yes, and hope to do this every year, if not every 6 months!
  • What I would do differently: nothing! This is a perfect activity/tradition for out with the old, in with the new. Spring is around the corner, we’re moving into a new house n a few weeks, and we really need to weed through some things. I’ll post a part 2 at the end of the 40 days (when we’re in out new house with less clutter!).
  • Items used: black Glad trash bags (easier to hide what you’re getting rid of, and less questioning 😉
  • 40 bags in 40 day free printable: http://sugartotdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/08/40-bags-in-40-days.html
  • Blog with the great idea: http://www.memoriesoncloverlane.com/

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 83: baking away/ last minnie mouse party recipe: minnie cake-pops!

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Project: day 83: baking away/ last minnie mouse party recipe: minnie cake-pops!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3
• Would I do it again? yes, I love cake-pops! They take a bit of time, and a few causalities, but I will definitely be trying more of these cute things in the future!
• What I would do differently: nothing except do them for again for different seasons/holidays!
• Items used: recipe from: http://pattycakesbakery.blogspot.com/2010/10/minnie-mouse-birthday-party.html

cake-pop holder: styrofoam spray painted black, minnie mouse ribbon hot glued around the edges, so simple! 🙂

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂