Friday, March 6, 2015

Teriyaki Grilled Turkey Sandwich

Once again I searched through the house for something to eat. And this is what I came up with. A teriyaki grilled turkey sandwich. It's easy to make, it's a little sloppy, and of course it tastes great.

Here's What You Need

Portabello Mushrooms
Teriyaki Sauce (I used Kikoman's )
Sliced Cheese
Sliced Turkey

Here's What You Do

First saute your mushrooms in butter. Then add the teriyaki sauce. Now set that aside. Next butter your bread. Wipe the pan out with a paper towel. Grill the bread in your pan that the mushrooms were in. Next take two slices of turkey and place a slice of cheese on top of it. Then place another two slices of turkey on top of it. Now you're ready to build your sandwich. Place the lettuce and tomato on top of one bread slice next the turkey followed by the mushrooms. And top it with the other slice of bread. Now place the sandwich in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 5 minutes. And the last step put it on a plate and take a bite.

Another Sandwich you might want to try!

Easy Super Bowl Sandwiches

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Holi Festival of Colors Wish List

Holi Festival of Colors will take place among the Hindu communities this week. And I thought I would put together a shopping list based on the brilliant colors of this festival. It's a festival that starts with bonfires. And the next day individuals throw colored powder and water on each other. It's just a time when everyone gets to go wild.

Novica is currently having a 10% off sale on selected treasures from India. So I'm picking out items from there. Besides Novica does support fair trade and well they also support the local artisans.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Butterflies and Baby's Breath

So a visit to a thrift store can be inspiration for a photo. At least in this case it was. I loved the little wash basin and I thought the baby's breath was a great addition.

Let me know which version you like best.
Other Pictures You Might Want to See


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I love mint. I love peppermint tea, mint chocolate bars and Creme de Menthe drinks when I feel like splurging. I saw a recipe for a Creme de Menthe cheesecake in a recipe book that my mother had given me ages ago. I decided to alter it by changing the recipe into Creme de Menthe Cheesecake Cups. I had to change the instructions a lot since the original recipe called to use the microwave for everything. These are quite rich tasting, I think the recipe makes much better cups than a full cheesecake.

Leopard and Pink Handbag....Ooh La La!!

I'm excited to share with you my 2nd attempt at the Sugar and Spice Handbag from Christine over at ChrisW Designs.  It is a perfect bag for the intermediate sewist who is looking to learn a few new technique, like...

One of the many wonderful things about blogging is that you don’t need any previous experience or education to do it. You just dive in and go.

Unfortunately, it’s also the cause of a lot of problems. Like the fact many bloggers don’t know how to blog legally.

This No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream takes just a couple of ingredients and a few minutes time. No ice cream maker is needed to make this minty chocolate chip goodness. We have shared MANY Ice Cream Recipes with all of you including the No Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream that we enjoyed for Valentine’s Day. But, this ice cream loaded with mint and chocolate chips is now a favorite in our household. The kiddos have been patiently waiting for me to make their favorite flavored ice cream and I delivered.

Whether it’s cold and dry where you are…or it’s hot and sandy…I don’t know many hands and feet (and elbows and knees) that couldn’t benefit from a little sugar scrub. There are so many awesome scented beauty products out there, but I’ve been discovering lately how much I love to make my own homemade beauty products. Not only are they so much cheaper than their fancy store-bought alternatives, but they tend to be better for your body, too.

Cucumbers are a vegetable that can seem boring to eat since they have a very plain taste. Their benefits however far outweigh this boring and plain taste. Cucumbers are packed with an abundance of vital nutrients as well as healthy chemical components. Along with health benefits, cucumbers also have many other uses around the home and garden.

My middle son just turned 7 this past week. (My, how time flies!) He is having a party at the end of the month, but I still wanted to bake him a cake for his actual birthday. The problem? He is isn’t a huge fan of traditional cake with buttercream frosting. His favorite cakes are fruit based such as banana or pumpkin. It was very tempting to make him a chocolate chip banana cake since I already know he loves them. I made one a couple of years ago with chocolate shavings on the top. It was to die for. No really, I think my heart skipped a beat when I ate it. Only, I didn’t follow an exact recipe and now I can’t remember what I did! Total fail on my part, and I need to try to recreate it.

I can’t believe that Easter is this Sunday! I seriously can’t wait for Aliceana to hunt down Easter eggs. I’m secretly hoping my grandma buys me a chocolate Bunny like she used to,  she always gave my sister and I the same bunny every year. The Peter Rabbit, I love nibbling at his ears and biting off his candy eyes (Easter bunnies can be a tad morbid, huh?)

I’ll admit it. I don’t wear makeup as often as I used to. When I was younger, I wore makeup every single day. I didn’t even like leaving the house without my makeup on! I know that was a habit I picked up from my mom.

Since becoming a mom myself, time has become very precious, and I just can’t spare the time to apply makeup every day. I do, however, like to wear makeup on special occasions and on family outings.

I have been to this beautiful city 10x more often than to the capital of my home country, but somehow London makes me feel at home. 

The first time i felt like a stranger though. This colourful, crowded city can be quite overwhelming, and i was just 16 years old at that time (2007), travelling on my own for the very first time. I was a tourist at first, but after three months of living and going to school in Kings Langley (i keep wanting to say King's Landing now - thanks Game of Thrones, haha!) and going to London and it's countless museums, statues, towers, bridges and castles every weekend (as well as Watford, Windsor Castle, Brighton, Oxford...), i fell in love with the city. We even went to see the famous Les Misérables play in Soho!! Such a great performance.

Whilst I generally try to avoid desserts and puddings, sometimes it is nice to have a sweet treat. And when I do have a sweet treat – it needs to still be Paleo. It’s easy to veer of Paleo towards SAD treats if you don’t have a back-up plan, so far better to make sure if you are going to have something sweet or containing chocolate, that it’s made with better ingredients.

I don’t think it can get much better than a dessert made with avocado, do you?

Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes
Budget Girl
Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes have all the taste of a cheeseburger, but are way easier to make. Brown the meat, add the ingredients, and voila! You’re done in under 30 minutes. 

I love sloppy joe’s. Probably more than a grown woman should.

Zach thinks they’re OK, but doesn’t care for the sauce, apparently. Then I ran into this Cheeseburger Salad recipe from Pioneer Woman. I put the meat on a salad and Zach’s response was, “This should be a sloppy joe.”

Um, yes. Of course it should. Why didn’t I think of that?


I came down yesterday morning and found my daughter like this:

My husband was in charge of giving her and her brothers breakfast while I got ready for church and this is how I find her, oatmeal ALL over, and I when I say all over.. it was ALL over.. in places oatmeal should never be. When I asked him why he didn’t just feed it to her like I would have and he said:

“Because I am daddy, not mommy”… and he’s right! If I have learned one thing in this crazy thing called parenting it is that-  Daddy’s just do things differently!

Small Garden-Part 2-Growing UP
Gentle JoyGentle Joy

Gardening in a small garden can be a challenge...there's not a lot of space to use and in the city where we are, containing things helps with the neighbor's perspective of our gardens. So what to do?  We grow things UP as much as possible.

Easter Decor in the Sunroom
Penny's Vintage Home

We have been spring cleaning in the sunroom and as we move furniture out to clean under it,   we have changed the location of several pieces.      The armoire has moved from the southwest corner of the room to the southeast corner.

Crockpot Chicken Taco Soup
More Than A Mom Of Three

With the cooler weather soups have been our go to dinner meals this past week or so. I love throwing a bunch of ingredients into my crockpot in the morning and forgetting about it all day and its ready for dinner with very little fuss. Plus it makes my house smell amazing all day long.

This crockpot chicken taco soup is a recipe that all my kids love, always a plus in my house. It’s one of those comfort go to meals on a nice cold winter day. Warming, filling and delicious!

One Skillet Chicken Burrito Dip
Almost Supermom

For Christmas I got some new kitchen gadgets including some cast iron skillets. I have used them for basic things like sauteing veggies or making eggs in the morning, but I really wanted to break this epic piece of kitchen equipment in, like really see what it can do. Yes, I realize it’s just a skillet, but it is an amazing skillet, one that can go right from my stove top to the oven without batting an eye, it’s so old school, but that’s what makes it so completely cool.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

I'm So Glad For

This week there are so many things that I am glad for. But here are a list of the big ones for me this week.

Running Water

We all take it for granted, but this week I got a reminder of just how glad I have running water. I came home from work the other day. The road was blocked off and there was huge work equipment all over. And there were trucks that said water department everywhere. I thought this was a little strange and well it annoyed me. I went in the house. I turned on the faucet to get a glass of water and nothing happened. Then it dawned on me that's what all the hub bub outside was about. Thankfully, it was fixed quickly. But things were a little strange for a couple of hours.

Great Customer Service

I've heard a lot about gelatos on different blogs and youtube. They sounded like a lot of fun so I ordered some off of Amazon a couple of weeks ago. The package never arrived. I contacted the shop owner, and I thought this is never going to get fixed. I was so pleasantly surprised when he contacted me immediately. He explained what happened and fixed the problem. I received the package in a couple of days. Creative Connection on Amazon has awesome customer service.


Completing Projects

Yes, my Word of the Year is complete. And I have been completing some tasks. I haven't been sitting around thinking about what I need to do. I've been doing them. Well at least some of them. And it makes me feel better. I am thankful for that little bit of motivation that has kicked in. I am so glad that I can say that's completed.


I'm so glad I have the chance to blog. It's a weird way of expressing myself. But it is a way to express my likes and dislikes. And I'm always surprised when people are actually reading what I write. Thanks to all of you faithful followers. You are all awesome!

Monday, March 2, 2015

DIY St. Patrick's Day Decor

So we all want to add a little something festive to our homes for St. Patrick's Day. But what if you are financially strapped? I mean like you don't have the money to spend on all of the leprechauns and banners that have Erin Go Bragh printed on them. Then this simple DIY St. Patrick's Day Décor is for you. It easy for kids and the craft challenged too.

Here's What You Need

Wooden Spoon (I bought my at a thrift store)
Green and White Paint
A Jar
Green Ribbon
Modge Podge

Here's What You Do

Sand off any rough edges on your wooden spoon. Now draw a couple of three lines on the handle of the spoon. And next paint the bottom section of the handle green, and then white alternating the colors.
Next in the center of the spoon paint a four leaf clover. Once it's all dry coat it modge podge to seal it. Now find that jar. Put the spoon in the jar and then tie some green ribbon around the jar.
That's all you have to do in order to have a super simple decoration for St. Patrick's Day.
Let me know if you'll be making anything special for the day when everyone wears green.