Posted in Lifestyle

Spring Inspiration

Don’t mind me. I’m just over here yelling, “Spring, get into my life!”

Here are some of my FAVORITE Springy things I’ve found so far this year!

Drinks:

  • Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

So, this isn’t really a homemade-style drink. It’s just a simple mixture! But, I can’t wait to try it!

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  • Copycat  P I N K  Drink

(Side note: Aldi sells ICE drinks for HALF the price. That would make this drink SUPER cheap!)

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Food:

  • Dirt Pudding Cups

I don’t even have kiddos and I’m gonna be making these! EASY and FUN! A win-win!

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  • Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

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  • Glazed Carrots

I’ve made these numerous times! SO EASY! Hub and I both love this sweet version of carrots. What a lovely & tasteful dish to add to your Easter table this year!

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Decor:

  • Homemade Bunny Banner

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  • Real Carrots + Clear Vase = Perfect Centerpiece

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Activities:

  • NEW & Improved Way to Color Easter Eggs

I SERIOUSLY love painting Easter eggs. However, I also love not dyeing my hands for weeks. Can’t wait to try this new & easy way!

Items needed: Eggs, Ice Tray, Vinegar, Paper Towels, Rubber bands, Food Coloring

This video contains three ways to color eggs. I’m referring to the first way shown!

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDaTsQmF4Qg&feature=share

  • Decluttering with NEW Questions

Spring means clean. Found this article interesting, especially in light of the current “Marie Kondo” craze. Gives a broader perspective that seems more useful!

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Bulletin Boards:

For my teacher friends! 👩‍🏫❤️

  • Popsicles: A fun transition from Spring to Summer!

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  • Rainbow: An appropriate look for Spring!

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  • Butterflies: You can’t get more spring than these lovely creatures.

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Journaling:

  • Mood Tracker

I fell in love with this mood tracker. I’m going to try it myself for the month of April! This came from Sheena of the Journal. She has awesome stuff. If you follow the link & sign up – like I did – she has TONS of free printables! Yay! 👏🏽

Unfortunately, this mood tracker has to be purchased. However, with it being an easy picture to copy cat, I’m just going to draw something similar in my own journal!

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Accessories:

  • Hair Scarves

 

(Photo creds & Complete Inspiration Board: https://www.pinterest.com/cdstroup18/spring-inspo/)

 

Hope these few ideas got your mind buzzing for S P R I N G!

 

Share any ideas you have back with me in the comments below! 

 

Featured Image by Darren Nunis on Unsplash

Posted in Lifestyle - Food

A meal to take the chill off.

Fall is officially here to stay, and winter is well on its way. We ladies need easy meals to fix that are warm & filling, am I right? Check out this main course & dessert. . . Currently my favorites!

Hash-brown & Ham Happiness

(Main Course)

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag – hash-brown potatoes (30 oz.)
  • 2 cans – Cream of Chicken soup (10.5 oz.) Use 3 cans if you like things creamy!
  • 8 oz. – Sour Cream
  • 3 cups – Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • (Approximately) 1 lb. – ham (cubed pieces) You can cut up your own cooked ham or buy a package of pre-cubed ham.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 9 x 13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Combine all ingredients (except 1 cup of cheese) in a separate bowl & stir well.
  4. Dump all ingredients into the pan.
  5. Sprinkle the extra cup of cheese on top.
  6. Place in oven for 1 hour, give or take. Make sure it’s all bubbly.
  7. ENJOY!

(Ideas for side dishes)

  • Cooked carrots topped with brown sugar and butter.
  • Tossed salad with poppyseed dressing.
  • Dinner rolls covered in butter, honey, or strawberry preserves.

Apple Dump Cake

(Dessert)

Ingredients:

  • 1 – Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2 cans – Apple Pie Filling
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) – Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Optional: Vanilla Ice Cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 9 x 13″ pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Dump the 2 cans of Apple Pie Filling into the pan.
  4. Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the filling.
  5. Melt butter & pour evenly on top of cake mix/filling.
  6. Sprinkle a good bit of cinnamon & a little bit sugar on top. As much as desired.
  7. Cook for 45 minutes – 1 hour, until brown on top & bubbly.
  8. Optional: Top with vanilla ice cream.
  9. ENJOY!

Here’s a picture of my dinner table today. My husband loves this cheesy dish just as much as I do! Oh, please ignore the stack of papers on the other side of my table. I live in the real world. 😉

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Comment to let me know if you try these recipes & how much you end up loving them!

Featured Image Credits: Photo by Ramiro Mendes on Unsplash