Friday, July 29, 2011

Food Fixing FRIDAY!

Buffalo Chicken Casserole

1/2 cup uncooked rice
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. olive oil or veggie oil
1 lb. chicken breasts-cut into strips
2 medium celery stalks-diced
1 can (14.5 oz) stewed tomatoes- un-drained
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
1/4 cup blue cheese or rance (depending on preference)

Cook rice according to package (or use leftover rice) In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and celery. Cook 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Open tomatoes and cut them up. Stir them into the chicken and add wing sauce, stir.
Spray 8" square dish. Spoon rice into dish. Spread chicken mixture over rice-do not mix. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees or until hot in the center. Drizzle dressing preference over top.
(serves 4)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Made by Jackie Review and GIVEAWAY!

I started working with Jackie, the owner of Made with Jackie, almost 5 months ago. She is such a great person to work with and is very accommodating!
Her items are great and would add a great themed touch to any party!

I came across her Hello Kitty invitations and decorations and was super impressed. Now, if you know me, I am not one to have anyone else make my kids invitations or announcements....but I just LOVED these...

They were perfect for Abby's Hello Kitty party. I don't think I could have made anything to match the theme better than these did.
Everyone loved them! They are made so well and with very high quality cardstock.

Jackie also included die cuts of Hello Kitty, for me to use on the banner I made for Abby. It turned out so cute and she made it easy for me by just including the die cuts to put together and stick on the banner.
 {I My husband might be in trouble...I now want a die cut machine}

She also threw in this adorable door sign for my door.
It was a cute welcome to all our guests.
Jackie does amazing work and is a pleasure to work with. She is very accommodating and does great custom work!

Jackie no longer has her Etsy shop, but she does have a new website with most of her products on it. She is willing to take custom orders and does a great job putting together themed party decoration packages. 
 Here are some more of my favorites from her website...

 and my personal new favorite...
{Abby LOVES pigs!}
 Head on over to Made By Jackie and take a peek at the rest of her products!

Jackie is offering my readers 10% off their order, while this giveaway is going on, if they tell her that they came from my blog.
She is also offering one of you a $15 gift certificate to use on her website.

How do enter?!
Go over to Made By Jackie and look at her amazing products. Come back and leave me a comment letting me know your favorite product.

Want a few more entries?!
1 extra entry- Follow my blog or let me know you do
1 extra entry- 'Like' Made By Jackie on Facebook
1 extra entry- Follow me on twitter or let me know you do 
2 extra entries- tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link
4 extra entries- Blog about this giveaway and leave me a link
  10 extra entries- Buy something from Made By Jackie and let me know what you bought.

***Be sure to leave a comment for EACH separate entry you are entitled and leave me an e-mail, if you aren't on Blogger***

This giveaway will end Thursday August 4th and the winner will be chosen with

Monday, July 25, 2011

Camping with the Blakes

We took a weekend and went to a close campground with our good friends. We had a blast, great weather and the kids had so much fun playing together.

She loves camping and doing anything outside!

Kenzie and Cam coloring!

Smiley Cam!

There is no camping without baseball

Batter Up!

Even the dads played...

'You're out dad!'

Home run!

Kids came from every direction to play baseball with us...too cute!

He loves to pitch!

Kenzie loves her stroller and baby

Three adorable little girls!

Taking two seconds to smile for the camera...

Nothing like boxed cereal for a breakfast snack

Roasting marshmallows for S'mores!

It was so hot, we had to hang out at the beach, as much as we could!
Kenzie is catching some rays!

The kids and dads

Chase thinks he is

Daddy and Kenz

Cam was very daring in the water :)


Cam and Matt hanging out in the water

We forgot Abby's life jacket, so she is using Kenzie's...little bit small!

Silly Carter!

Water gun fight!

Playing Polly Pockets

Matt making our awesome steaks

More baseball!

Our set up....our tent is the blue one and the screen tent and Matt and Jess's tent is in the back right
(we just shared to sites)

We hope to make this an annual trip with the Blakes...we had a blast!

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