Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Instagram-RECIPES - Adding GARLIC to your EGGS

Hello there, and welcome!


Today I'm trying something a little different. I'm posting all my recipe pictures via Instagram, because I seriously suck at editing photos, and using my FAVORITE photography app is way too easy!!

I've decided to call this experiment of mine:
Insta-RECIPE
"ba ha ha ha"

I'm curious to hear what you think about todays post, so make sure to give me your feedback ok?

Todays recipe:
ADD GARLIC to your EGGS PEOPLE

Sounds crazy right? But if you are anything like me, and LOVE garlic, then I promise you will love this recipe! I seriously added about 20 cloves of garlic, and honestly, nobody ever believes me when I tell them I put that much garlic in their eggs!







GARLIC EGGS RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:
 - 10 eggs
- 20 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 an onion
- 1/2 pack of mushrooms
- 4 big handfuls of spinach
- EVOO 
- salt and pepper

  • STEP 1 : Saute the garlic and half an onion in a little EVOO with a dash of salt (be careful not to let it burn, or it will taste bitter)
  • STEP 2 : After the garlic and onions are soft, and clear, add the mushrooms. I like to brown my mushrooms, so cook yours how you like them, more raw, or more browned like me :)
  • STEP 3 : Beat your eggs, season with salt and pepper as needed.
  • STEP 4 : Add TONS of spinach. It wilts down to practically nothing, so stuff it in there, it's HEALTHY!
  • STEP 5 : Pour your eggs, add  feta cheese, and slowly start to scramble. Cook until set, but again try not to burn it. Eggs always taste better when cooked at lower heat, and are served just a little wet, if you know what I mean.  
So tell me, what did you think? Was this a fun way to read a recipe? I'm hoping if nothing else, I didn't hurt anybody's eyes with more bad pictures, lol. One day I will get the hang of it all, but until then, i think I'll stick to Instagram to help with my photo editing!

Don't forget to leave me some feedback. I'm trying all kinds of new things here, in case you haven't noticed. I'd love to see what you think of it all. If you still don't know what I'm talking about you can start by catching up on a few posts.



P.s. I'm linking up to these awesome parties ---->>
All the blogs I link up to can be found in my blog rolls in my sidebar. Go see what my favorite bloggers are up to :)
P.p.s If you host a party, and don't like the way I link back, kindly let me know, and I will be happy to make it right. I think having all the parties I link up to in my blog roll in my sidebar is a wonderful way for my readers to see whats new with your blogs, as it's always being updated. No need to wonder which party started, now you can see exactly what everyone is up to right away :)


Monday, February 27, 2012

MIHM #2 - Laundry Room




Welcome to another week of:
Make it Happen Mondays

This week I'm working on:
MY LAUNDRY ROOM

















Our laundry room is is like 10 times bigger than my old LAUNDRY ROOM / PANTRY. In fact there is so much room now, I'm trying to see just how much stuff I can put in there, lol. 

No seriously though, it WAS and IS filled with stuff, only it's not very organized. My goal this week, is to once again MAXIMIZE the amount of usable space in there, and make it really work for us. The room has tons of potential, but it also has several things I'm not sure how to work around..... LIKE ALL THIS! I know it isn't pretty, and I can promise you one thing, it's not getting any prettier by Friday. My goal is to organize this room FIRST, and then worry about doing something about that huge eyesore.





Let's see how everything goes, and when you check back on FFF hopefully you will be impressed :)

If you have no idea what MIHM is all about, I've explained everything HERE!

So what did you think about last weeks projects?
What, you haven't seen them yet? Well then go see what I'm talking about silly, I'll hold on :)
Finally Finished Fridays (FFF)

P.S. Just curious, do you notice anything new about the blog? I'm trying people, I'm really trying to make it easier to navigate, easier to read, and I'm working on it every day little by little. I hope you like everything so far, and as always if you have any suggestions, just holla (or leave me a comment, hehe)

P.P.S. I said I would challenge you to Organize your own closets this week. However I think I will start that in a week or two. I'm working on several ORGANIZING CHALLENGES, and just want to be ready for it, when you all start participating. So be patient, while I work out the details, and we will get the parties started very soon. 

P.P.P.S. I am 99% sure I will be bringing back AMAZE ME AUGUST. I really miss seeing all your projects, and while I plan on hosting some other parties here, they will be specific to what we are working on, so by bringing back my regular linky party, you can always share whatever you want. What do you think about that?

P.s. I'm linking up to these awesome parties ---->>
All the blogs I link up to can be found in my blog rolls in my sidebar. Go see what my favorite bloggers are up to :)
P.p.s If you host a party, and don't like the way I link back, kindly let me know, and I will be happy to make it right. I think having all the parties I link up to in my blog roll in my sidebar is a wonderful way for my readers to see whats new with your blogs, as it's always being updated. No need to wonder which party started, now you can see exactly what everyone is up to right away :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Hairstyle Games - Week #1

Welcome to our new series!
I am so excited about this new series. It's FUN, it's silly, it's goofy, and everyone likes to play dress up right, JUST not with your hair, hehe. Well now you can experiment all you want, and with no regret, because it's all done online through this VIRTUAL HAIRSTYLING program called THE HAIRSTYLER. I sure hope you have fun!!

Click THE HAIRSTYLE GAMES to find out more.


Here are this weeks hairstyles!
a. Ciara
b. Christina Ricci
c. Salma Hayek
d. Sharon Osborne
e. Whitney Houston
f. Kim Kardashian
g. Angelina Jolie
1. g               2. b
3. f              4. c


5.  d             6. a


7. e
All you have to do is match the correct celebrity to the hairstyle, and try not to laugh :)
Come back next week for the answers!
Oh and grab a button will ya, I'm sure your friends would love to play along too.

Now I just have to know, what is your favorite, and least favorite hairstyle this week, and why?
P.S. Don't forget to check out my NEW blog series. It's all about getting things done.
Click on Make it Happen MONDAYS to see what I'm working on this week! 

Or to see my finished projects Click on Finally Finished FRIDAYS!

The Hairstyle GAME - A new series!!

THE HAIRSTYLE GAME
A new Series

Every week I will post SEVEN new hairstyles. All of them are "celebrity inspired" and you have to match my pictures to the celebrity. I will name them all at the bottom of the post!

Come back every SUNDAY for a new game, and the answers to the previous weeks game. 

Oh and if you GRAB a button, you'd totally make me happy!
Besides, we all love to play dress up, and this is just WAY to much fun to not let your friends join in the fun. If enough of you ask, I might even turn it into a linky so YOU can play too!



Here's how this New Series came to be!!

I found this amazing virtual hairstyle program online, while searching for help on cutting my Moms hair. She was scared to go short, and leave it natural (grey). I told her it would look awesome. So I had to find a way to prove it to her. 

Let me introduce you to:
THE HAIRSTYLER
No more trying a hair color just to realize you look like poo with it. 
No more bad haircuts. 
DUMB AND DUMBER HAIRCUT
No more taking a comb to fold up your hair to see if you like the way you look with bangs. 
I did a video on cutting your bangs, it was pretty funny, check it out. 
HOW TO CUT YOUR OWN BANGS VIDEO TUTORIAL

If you want to see all my hair posts, just search for HAIR, or click HERE!

Now you can try any hairstyle VIRTUALLY. I'm telling you it looks so realistic! I bet you could fool someone if you sent them a picture, hehe.
THE HAIRSTYLER

Go check it out people. For the cost of a CHEAP haircut you can get a ONE YEAR membership to this amazing styling tool. I can't even tell you how fantastic it is. I'm sure there are other sites out there, maybe even free ones, but I stumbled on this one, and LOVE IT. Totally easy to use, totally customizable, great advanced search options, and you can get a full makeup makeover as well. 

You can ask real stylists for help, watch tons of videos, and I could go on and on, but the best way for you to understand is to check it out yourself.

GO now, and treat yourself to a FUN afternoon, trying on different hairstyles. 
You never know, it might just be what you need to change your look once and for all. I know it can be scary to cut your hair, or change the color, but now you can try out all the things you never thought you could pull off, JUST FOR FUN. How cool is that!!

P.s. I am NOT being payed, compensated, or in any way asked to write this review. I found this site, signed up, USED it, and LOVED it. Although I am going to write them to ask if I could giveaway some free memberships, so keep your fingers crosses, he he. 

Check out this weeks game by clicking:
THE HAIRSTYLE GAMES


Friday, February 24, 2012

Finally Finished Friday #1 - Linen Closet turned KID STATION




The last thing I am sharing with you today is my TINY Linen Closet. 
I put all the sheets, and other crap in there because hey that's what it's for right, lol. However I knew there had to be a MUCH better way to use that TINY closet, after all it is ALMOST 22 inches wide, surely thats enough space for lots of things right???

Here is the OLD Linen Closet!!






Then after looking around the house, I realized I REALLY need a place for the kids CRAP, you know like a central place where they can grab coloring books, games, the WII guitars, and also a place where I can file some papers, and keep activity books too, since I no longer have my BUILT IN LIBRARY from the OLD HOUSE.

This is what I came up with, and if I do say so myself, it is BRILLIANT!!!








As proof that is works, by little ones JUMPED at the opportunity to grab their NEWLY organized toys and make a run for it, lol. Ahhhh I just love the new closet, it is so functional and so practical. Totally makes me happy!!!

If you want to know just what I did, MAKE sure to come back throughout the week I will be giving FULL TUTORIALS on how I Redid all my closets, making them WAY more functional, and improving the amount of usable space big time!!

Now, go take a quick peek at my other FFF posts I did today, where I show you MY CLOSET makeover and MY MOMS CLOSET

P.s. I'm linking up to these awesome parties ---->>
All the blogs I link up to can be found in my blog rolls in my sidebar. Go see what my favorite bloggers are up to :)
P.p.s If you host a party, and don't like the way I link back, kindly let me know, and I will be happy to make it right. I think having all the parties I link up to in my blog roll in my sidebar is a wonderful way for my readers to see whats new with your blogs, as it's always being updated. No need to wonder which party started, now you can see exactly what everyone is up to right away :)

Finally Finished Friday #1 - My MOMS Closet Makeover

Here is my Moms closet Before and After pictures. This closet was a MESS, she went from having THREE closets to store all her clothes to JUST ONE. I still don't know how she did it, but she did.



She stuffed that closet TO THE BRIM, and to the point of no return. Until it finally came crashing down, yup you read that right, her ONE and ONLY shelf just fell off the wall, and left some pretty big holes in there too, YIKES. 

That's what got me started on redoing our closets in the first place. If that hadn't happened, we would probably still be struggling with storage issues. 

Here are the BEFORE pictures, look at them and weep, it was bad!!



I think the picture above was taken right before the shelf fell. It was funny because this was a couple days before my moms birthday, and I took the picture so I'd have a before picture. I planned on surprising her with NEW hangers, lol.... matching ones, so at least it would be a little better. Little did  I know that I would be REDOING the entire closet set up.


The shelf simply gave way, and even after I tried reattaching it to the wall, with HEAVY DUTY anchors, it still collapsed, and then there was EVEN more damage to the wall, omg, my mom was mad.





Here are most of her clothes, I was scared her bed would break too, he he. Dang for real though, the lady has a TON of clothes, I'm not even going to lie.

HERE are some AFTER pictures. 











BEFORE                  &                   AFTER

So what do you think? 

Just like in PART ONE of todays FINALLY FINISHED FRIDAY post I am going to see if YOU can figure out what I changed around. Lets see how many things you can notice differently! 

This is so awesome, doing this new series is proving to be JUST what I needed. I accomplished a lot this week, MUCH more than the 3 closets. 

I will be sharing the FULL tutorials throughout next week, so make sure to come check it out, and WHILE you are here, GUESS what, I am challenging YOU to give your closet a makeover.... With STEP by STEP ideas on how to do it (next week) I'm sure you can do it too. 

I have tons of new ideas for the blog, I can't wait to share them with you!!!

One more Finally Finished Friday ( FFF) post will be coming up later today. It's just awesome, and I'm sure glad I started my new series Make it Happen Monday it has helped me a lot.

My linen closet was out of control, and totally useless to me. YES I technically had all the sheets in there, blah blah, blah, BUT I'm no Martha over here, and when I wash the sheets I USUALLY put them right back on the bed, hello, call me crazy. So this meant I never really used my linen closet, and all those extra sheets just sat there, without a use in the world. 

Come back later today to see what I did with this ONCE useless space. Oh and btw the closet was SOOOO tiny, I wasn't sure if I could do anything better with it, BUT I did, and I just LOVE IT....

P.s. I'm linking up to these awesome parties ---->>
All the blogs I link up to can be found in my blog rolls in my sidebar. Go see what my favorite bloggers are up to :)
P.p.s If you host a party, and don't like the way I link back, kindly let me know, and I will be happy to make it right. I think having all the parties I link up to in my blog roll in my sidebar is a wonderful way for my readers to see whats new with your blogs, as it's always being updated. No need to wonder which party started, now you can see exactly what everyone is up to right away :)

Finally Finished Fridays #1 - Bella's Closet Makeover

Ok guys here it is, my closet Makeovers are almost complete.
This past week, I worked on MAXIMIZING the amount of usable space, and making them work better for us. I did the best I could working with what was already there. LIKE those horrible wire shelves, and my mom's old dressers that she already had in the closet. Isn't my DREAM closet, but I am so much happier with the setup now.

These are the BEFORE PICS in better clarity :)






Here are the AFTER PICS again, hopefully a little clearer than below.






Ok now for the fun part. 
Can you tell me how many things you see different in the pictures above, look for it, look for it!!!

I could always tell you, but I hope the pictures speak for themselves. 
Ready, now lets see who can name all the changes---- GO!!

P.S. I officially suck at taking pictures. I had the hardest time, the closet light was so bright, it was horrible, and obviously without it, I couldn't take the pictures either. Erghhh, do any of you have any suggestions on how to take GOOD pictures in a time like this? 

P.P.S. After previewing the post, I just realized the pictures suck even more than I thought, OMG even the dang watermarks are blurry,,, I AM SO SORRY. I will try to make them better, IF someone will please give me some pointers,,, PLEASE!!

If you want to see PART 2 (my moms closet)
and PART 3 (my linen closet) make sure to come back throughout the day, I will be posting those later on today, and I can't wait to show you detailed TUTORIALS on how I did everything next week!!

Oh and start thinking about how you can maximize your closet space, I will be challenging you to do just that next week as well. Oh I am SOOO excited, I can't stand it eeekkkk!!

P.s. I'm linking up to these awesome parties ---->>
All the blogs I link up to can be found in my blog rolls in my sidebar. Go see what my favorite bloggers are up to :)
P.p.s If you host a party, and don't like the way I link back, kindly let me know, and I will be happy to make it right. I think having all the parties I link up to in my blog roll in my sidebar is a wonderful way for my readers to see whats new with your blogs, as it's always being updated. No need to wonder which party started, now you can see exactly what everyone is up to right away :)
Don't forget to check out my NEW blog series. It's all about getting things done.
Click on Make it Happen MONDAYS to see what I'm working on this week!

If you missed my post on I HATE CANCER - Be Thankful - Choose Joy make sure to go check it out. You will be inspired beyond belief, and I don't want you to miss it!
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In my spare time I enjoy cooking, and baking. In fact my mother and I have been making cakes for over 30 years. I also love gardening, traveling, and all things crafty. I struggle daily to keep my like organized, along with my never ending battle to keep the house clean. I adore my three kids MOST of the time, and can usually be found doing the mom thing from morning till night. I try to catch a few mommy moments, but those are hard to find in this wonderful life of mine. I am blessed and happy, and am thrilled you stopped by today :)