Monday, May 27, 2013

Candy Bar Birthday Party

We did a candy bar theme for my daughter's 8th birthday party.
I found inspiration from Pinterest, candy from Crackle Barrel, 
and cute cupcake decorations at Target to pull it all together!

This vintage Candy Bar free printout I found at:

Everyone loved the marshmallow pops!
All you need is marshmallows, chocolate, 
sprinkles, and lollipop sticks.
Directions on how to make below!

Instagram pic of the whole candy bar table.
The ice cream pinata was from Target.

Homemade strawberry and cream cheese cupcakes.
Glazed donuts, marshmallow pops, 
candy and sodas from Crackle Barrel,
and ice cream chalk from the Dollar Store. 

Bubble Gum, Mary Jane's, and Fruit Slices!

Pink lemonade and paper straws were a hit!

My happy birthday girl!

Marshmallow Pops

Melt chocolate in the microwave.
Dip a lollipop stick in the chocolate and poke through the marshmallow.
Roll the top of the marshmallow in the chocolate.  Add sprinkles.
Place in refrigerator until ready to use.

So cute!!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Quick & Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Do you know that feeling when you are making something different for dinner,
and your family is a little unsure, but ends up totally loving it?
My husband wasn't sure what to think when I told him I was making
chicken enchiladas for the first time for dinner. We are use to eating fish and mashed potatoes and I've made tacos until I'm sick of them, but I was itching to try something different.

I looked at recipes online that were lower in fat but still full of flavor 
and ended up throwing this recipe together when I couldn't find what I was looking for.
The recipe is super easy and the ingredients and recipe are listed below.
First you start with your shredded deli chicken, Rotel, and seasonings in a pan.

Place the chicken mixture in the tortillas and wrap them up.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes and dinner is served!!
I knew it was good when my husband turned to me and said 
"Ohhh this is so good.  Kim you can make this any night!"
as my 5 year old son was gobbling it up too.
(my 8 year old daughter wouldn't touch it, but that's typical!)

Yummy side dish!

Quick & Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe

2 cups shredded chicken (I used a deli chicken)
8 oz. can enchilada sauce
6 tortilla shells
1 cup shredded mexican cheese
1/2 can Medium Rotel
3 green onions
garlic powder
cumin powder
salt & pepper

Side Dish Mexican Rice 
Old El Paso Mexican Rice
can of black beans, corn, and Medium Rotel

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  
Spray pan with oil and heat shredded chicken, 1/2 can Medium Rotel, 
cumin, garlic powder, and salt & pepper. 
(all seasonings were to taste, I used just a sprinkle of each)
Pour half the can of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish.  
Wrap tortilla shells with chicken mixture, spoon in some enchilada sauce, and sprinkle of cheese.  Place in casserole dish until all are tortillas are wrapped.  Drizzle the rest of the enchilada sauce over tortillas, sprinkle with cheese and green onions.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until heated through and the cheese is melted.

For side dish, cook rice in microwave as directed.  Heat rice, 1/2 can of black beans, 1/2 can corn, and 1/2 can Medium Rotel until heated through.


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wow I have been busy!

    I have been so busy with my makeup artistry business that I haven't had time to sit down and write for awhile.  I have had guest blog post published, makeup lessons, and bridal trials keeping me super busy.
You can go to my makeup blog here
    I love what I am doing so much but I have missed doing projects around our house.  It feels like it has been forever!  We got some serious spring fever and checked off 3 things from our list just this week!  It is so nice to see the check mark, even if it's in my head.  The things we got checked off are:

  • creating a "command central" station on our brick wall in our kitchen
  • changing out the ugly 80's fan in our family/living room
  • replacing our old and ugly mailbox
Oohhhh and our puppy isn't so little anymore, she's 20 lbs now!  You can follow me on Facebook at my page, I have pictures there!

Take care,


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Be Healthy

Was your New Year's Resolution to lose weight or to make more healthy food choices?
What are you doing to accomplish your goals?
I am not good at self-sacrificing, so dieting does not come easy to me.
I try to make healthy food choices, if I cut my daughter up an apple, I make sure to eat one to.  
My problem is I LOVE chocolate, I crave it!

I am trying to make small changes like in the picture below.
By eating a low fat, whole grain waffle, substituting 1/2 of a banana for butter,
and using low calorie syrup, I am saving calories and cutting down on my fat intake.
With out sacrificing the yumminess!  

I find the key to weight loss is keeping track of your food intake, 
substituting high calorie, high fat foods for lower ones,
and exercising.  Of course for me this is all easier said than done.
I love to eat, I crave chocolate, and I would rather sit here 
and write a blog post than run around the block!

I am working on it, slowly.
If your resolution was to lose weight, what are you doing to make it happen?

You can follow my "Be Healthy" Pinterest page by clicking on this link:


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Makeup: The Must Have Brushes for Your Makeup Bag!

I did a blog post at my other blog that I think is worth reading,
it's not home decor but every woman should know what brushes to keep in her makeup bag!
Go take a look!! :)


Friday, January 11, 2013

Inspiration Friday No.36 ~ Perfects Summer Decks

That's it, the holidays are over, come on summer!!!
We are having some warm weather here on the east coast and
it makes me miss sitting on my deck.
I was outside yesterday hanging a rug to dry and thought
that this year we really need to get our deck looking good.
We have just had some odds and end furniture, 
nothing that we really love or specifically picked out for that space.

So here are some of my favorite spaces from Pinterest.

To see all these pics and more go to:

~  Kim

Friday, January 4, 2013

Pinterest Love~ Frozen Yogurt Bites

These look yummy right?!!

Reason #571 why I love Pinterest.  
Last night my sister-in-law pinned this picture below. 
I clicked on the site and didn't see anything else, so I Googled frozen yogurt bites
and found directions on how to make these cute little treats.

There really aren't many directions.
Take yogurt and a baggie with the tip cut off or a frosting bag
and squeeze bite sized drops onto a cookie sheet with wax paper.

** update, if you are using a yogurt with fruit pieces you will want to strain the yogurt first.

They should be left in the freezer for at least 3 hours or until frozen solid.
This morning I had my kids try one and they LOVED them!
They were begging for more!!

These are strawberry and today I am going to make some blueberry ones.  
I could totally see eating these when you are craving something sweet.
So much more fun than eating yogurt with a spoon!!