Painted burlap- seahorse family

This was a project I did over my "not blogging break"! So- no pictures to show the progress of how the final results were achieved but it's very easy!

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

*A wooden frame from hobby lobby- $2.99 painted white and sanded to give it that beachy feel.

Burlap -

Heavy duty Stapler-

Painters tape

Stencil- I printed a seahorse offline and made my own stencil for the outline & traced.

 

This was definitely a trial and error project and turned out different than I pictured but it's unique and awesome to learn from! I will be doing 3 smaller version of a fancier painting for the guest bathroom.

 

 

ZESTY CITRUS TACOS


Reflect back to our Italian Orange chicken recipe a few nights ago....

Yummy right!

Pictures taken not so pretty but the dish itself is so good!

I'm all about being as useful and frugal as I possibly can...

Since I was grilling the chicken - I figured - might as well go ahead and cook enough for another meal!

Frugal Tip

Plan meals according to sales

Notice the chicken & orange theme this week...

...Yep both on sale


*less than 10 min to prepare

*cook till veggies are tender!

*slice already grilled chicken (4 chicken breast), tomatoes, onions & garlic

*add one can of green salsa, zest of one orange (I also garnished with sour cream-yummy!!) & juice of 1 orange


....also a low calorie meal depending of your sides and serving size of meat.

Approx 375 calories for 2 tacos

Servings size 8 tacos


 

 

 

Get the most out of your flowers...3 simple tricks

#1 change the water everyday (don't let it get stagnant).

#2 add 1tsp of bleach to your vase water (especially if you're the forgetful kind and maybe will forget to change the water).

#3 trim the end of the stems every day (just a smidgen).

These flowers are 8 days old- from Valentines

Blogging triumphs, valleys and flatlands...

As many of you once were-

I am so new to this blogging world.

 

I have found- like with many things- this blog has been

* overwhelming

*exciting

*down right frustrating

*inspiring

*time consumming

*enjoyable

I have a perfect idea in my mind of how my blog should look and be- but somehow it never happens- quite that way.

So it's been awhile since I last blogged- haha awhile- as in months & months!

 

This weekend I thought- ok - I'm going to give it another shot!

As my lack of patience kicks in- I open the new layout...

and

....TADA

I lose my page widget (not that I have anything in my pages yet) one shot that's all you get -I say to my blog. As though the blog would be sad to see me leave, so I torture it to behave and to make my "delightfully clever" blog perfect as I'm threating blogger- I will leave you and never come back!


Perfection anyone...?


It's my worst enemy- I'm my worst enemy!


I am in know way a "perfectionist" although my mother would disagree.

But... If I can't complete a task or project that comply with my expectation's -I quite, give up or simply move on to something else.

So I returned back to the blog even though yes it took me 2 days to realize my pages wasn't missing. I had clicked "do not show". I came back even though I don't have the slightest clue what a CSS code is! My layout is nothing close to perfect and my pictures are blurry and awful (here's a beautiful google pic for you to enjoy of God's perfect creation)! I'm clueless for now what should actually go in my pages and what topic I should stick with for my readers sake of course...(this is probably not it) I accidently erased my featured sites and I could go on on...I'm sure I'm not alone here!

 

But like I've been taught practice makes patience and creates permanent not perfect.

 

So what I'm learning- like many other things in life as well:

*be patient

*be consistent

*be not perfect :)

*be what God has intended for me

*dont judge myself by others success but be inspired by them

 

k- c ya next time!

 

-mandy

 

P.S I know my grammars ridicously bad but why would I worry about when you are. No need in both of us being stressed. :)

 

 

 

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