Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Taco Chili

Hello! We're so glad you stopped by!

My husband HATES chili, but the kids and I love it, so I am always trying to figure out a way for us to eat it while tricking Trey!

Last nights Chili Creation: Success! 


2lb ground beef (or turkey)
4T. Taco seasoning, divided
1 Can Corn
1 Can Black Beans (rinsed)
1 Green Pepper, Diced
1 Yellow Onion, Diced
1 Can Diced Tomato
1 10oz. Can Red Enchilada Sauce
2C. Chicken Broth
1/2T. Cumin
4oz Green Chiles (optional)

1. Brown your hamburger (or turkey) with 2T. Taco Seasoning.
2. Combined all ingredients (including the remaining 2T. of Taco Seasoning) in a slow cooker.
3. Cook on low for 6 hours.

This could also be done on the stove.  Before combining all the ingredients, cook the onions and green peppers with 2 tablespoons of olive oil until tender, then add to the soup.

I serve it with sour cream and cheese! 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lamp Revamp

Hi there!  We're so glad you stopped by.

We are humbled and overwhelmed by all of the people that took the time to view our last post.  Thank you so much, every single one of you.  You are what makes this worthwhile.

Today I want to show you how easy it is to give new life 
to that item you have sitting in a corner someplace.

Here is a little lamp I found a few years ago. 
I loved the look of it, but the color did not work in my home.

 I started by painting it with Chalk paint.  

This is such an awesome product.  

It goes on like butter and you only need a little bit.

 Next, I applied the antiquing glaze.  

Rub it all over, making sure to get it in the grooves.

Simply wipe off the excess until you get the look you're going for.

I love how it turned out!

The great thing about this product is it gives the painted portion an aged look.

I love how it stays in the grooves giving it the dimensional look I was going for.

I attached wired burlap flowers. I twisted the flower around each wire.

Tied a burlap bow around it, and viola, a lampshade!

I'm not sure where I'll end up keeping it, 
so I moved it to a few different places 
and took pictures so you can see that you can use it in
 so many areas of your decor.

It could go here.....


or even here.

Move things around, step back, 
and decide where it makes your heart the most happy. 

I think I will be using on the shelf in our office. 

Thank you so  much for stopping by.  It means the world to us.


Kelly and Tiffany

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hi there!! We are so glad you stopped by.

I know it's been a long time, a really long time.  

But, we're back! And, we have a lot of great projects to share with you.

Let's start with fall decorating!

This year I kept it pretty simple.

My barn wood box...I love how simply it can be changed for the seasons.

Hey, the top of the fridge is a shelf, right?

No flat surface shall be left behind.

Add touches of light with small lamps.

Add ribbon for a seasonal look.

Countertop decor.....

Add a placemat under appliances and a fake plant in a clay pot.

Another flat surface....I know, it's a sickness

Trays and placemats are a good anchor for decorating.  

They keep items together and give a bit of definition.

A little touch for the island (another lamp) I'm all about lighting.

The nice thing about lamps is they give you some height when balancing out decor.

Remember, your eyes like to have different textures - and heights - to look at.

Since I have THE smallest porch in the history of ever,

there aren't a lot of options, so I keep it simple.

Put some burlap in a wire basket and fill with flowers.

The burlap works as a filler, and, keeps them in place.

Add some flameless candles to turn on when you're expecting guests. 

It gives it a warm feeling.

Tuck in some greens for texture and color.

Hobby Lobby and Ikea have fantastic greens at affordable prices. 

Even the birdcage got a little fall love this year.
(please excuse the ugly cord - at least it's black)

Add some lights to the top of your hutch, and a lamp for added soft lighting.

When I decorate I like to step back, look at it, and adjust it until it makes my eyes happy.

I hope you enjoyed my little tour and maybe it even gave you an idea you want to try.

Happy decorating!

May your fall season be filled with blessings~

Kelly and Tiffany

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Coming Soon...

Stay Tuned!  We have a lot of great new things to share with you!

- Kelly and Tiffany

Tater Tot Hotdish

I apologize for my lack of recipes.  I have been meaning to post this one since February!   Reason behind this recipe choice:  We are...