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Lately when people ask me how things are going, I usually use a word like "chaotic" to describe my life right now. My husband is in a very time-intensive program at school, which leaves me responsible for taking care of the kids 24/7 AND working from home to support us. (Luckily I have an awesome job that lets me work from home and be the mom I need to be too).
I made these Pork Chops this week using McCormick Paprika, McCormick Thyme Leaves and McCormick Black Pepper, Ground and we loved them. They only took a few minutes to prepare and everybody ate them right up. I decided to grill them instead of pan fry, but it would work either way.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club. All opinions are 100% mine.
I don't know what it is, but it sure feels like baby season around here lately. My baby is already 4 months old but I feel like I am surrounded by newborns! Most of my close friends have had a baby in the last month or two or will have one within the next couple of weeks.
When I had Lily, one of my sisters gave me a bag of Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate and it was honestly my favorite thing anyone brought me in the hospital. Nobody told me that as a new mom, once that baby comes out you are STARVING. ALL THE TIME. I needed something tasty I could snack on in between visitors and nursing and honestly ate the whole bag during my two-day hospital stay by myself. I was hooked. I love this stuff!
Since then, I have also tried Dark Chocolate Acai with Blueberry, which I might actually like even better. You better believe I am showing up to the hospital to visit my friends with a bag of Dark Chocolate Acai with Blueberry and a bag of Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate for them. Best post partum gift ever.
Did I mention how much I love this stuff?
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine.
After many requests, here is the tutorial on how to make the Adventure Time Gunter Garbage Can for the Adventure Time Room I put together. (The top left in the picture is the character from the show - my inspiration.)
Adventure Time is super popular right now but there isn't a lot out there to buy when it comes to decorating a room. This Gunter garbage can was super easy to make with the use of Duck Tape® Sheets from Walmart.
First, I started off with a plain black garbage can I purchased from Walmart.
I purchased 2 white Duck Tape® sheets, 1 yellow Duck Tape® sheet, and 1 black Duck Tape® sheet. You could also buy Duck Tape at Walmart and use Duck Tape® from a roll.
The basic shapes of Gunter are very simple, so I just cut out a triangle for the nose, two black circles for the eyes (and then I cut two circles out of the middle for the pupils). I used the white to do the dome shape of the body - you can see where the two Duck Tape® sheets meet in the picture if you look close.
I drew a pattern on cardstock for the feet and cut out four feet out of the yellow Duck Tape® sheet. I cut the heel off of two of the feet and then stuck 1 foot with a heel to 1 foot without a heel so both the top and the bottom were yellow Duck Tape® but the heel was still sticky on one side. Then I simply stuck the sticky part of the heel to the bottom of the garbage can.
Duck Tape® made this project the easiest ever. The whole project only took about half an hour and was not expensive at all to make. I loved being able to cut shapes and then have it easily stick on permantly - no messing with glue or paint. It added the perfect touch to our Adventure Time room!
Pick up your Duck Tape® sheets at Walmart when you do your back to school shopping and make a Gunter garbage can of your own! Your kids will love you for it!
More projects using Duck Tape® can be found by following @TheDuckBrand on Twitter.