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Valentine’s Decor 2018


Hey there!

I decided to do a little decorating for Valentine’s Day again! I don’t really go “all out” for this holiday like I do with Christmas, but this holiday is so much fun to decorate.

It gives me an excuse to break out the feminine touches that I love to use. Pink is also my favorite color. It’s so happy to look at. A great change from the dreary winter.

I most of my decorating in the dining room, because I’ve been playing with some other ideas for my living room. (Hopefully will be showing you this soon!)

I don’t want to break the bank this year decorating, because I’m hoping to save for that addition. But who can go completely without?… I would be so bored if I didn’t at least do something 😅

Trying to stick a budget, I reused many things that I could. I used the same tulips that I had last year in my living room. I used some candle holders that I already had, wine glasses (which explains why they are not all perfectly matching), the lantern, some pillow cases, etc.

What I bought new was: the floral pillow cases, chargers, roses, napkins, striped plates, balloons, garland, jars, and gold candlesticks.

That may seem like a lot new, which I will admit it’s quite the list, but most of it was inexpensive or on sale.

I really wanted to go with a “Kate Spade” theme. I looked at new dining sets online and just couldn’t get myself to buy them. I bought striped paper plates instead. The six or seven dollars was an easier gulp to swallow than over $100.

The floral was all 50% off at Hobby Lobby, so I think I got a great deal there! The chargers were about two dollars a piece, the napkins were inexpensive as well (also purchased at Hobby Lobby).

I paid ten dollars for the balloons and about eight dollars for the garland of Amazon. The garland would have been a super easy DIY, but I was just running low on time. Besides, after all supplies bought and effort put in I would have probably spent the eight dollars making it or more. I felt it was a great deal.

If you plan on purchasing similar balloons, I highly suggest reading the description. I made sure to read it and knew that these balloons would not float with helium. There were some negative reviews that they didn’t float when the description clearly says that they are not made to (pet peeve of mine, please read before you buy).

I got the jars for candy at Hobby Lobby as well. When I went, they were not on sale, but of course the week after they were. Just my luck. Although they were listed at full price, I was able to use the 40% coupon for one of them.

I will have to admit I splurged a bit and spent some dough on the candlesticks. I bought them from Magnolia Market.

I got the medium and small sizes, but I may buy two large ones to complete the sets. It just wasn’t in the budget to buy all of them right now.

I better soon though, because one thing I have learned from shopping Chip and Jo’s site, is that things sell out and inventory gets changed fast.

Anyway, I went with a pink, white, and gold color scheme this year. I used a bit of red for Christmas so I wanted to see a different color the next couple months.

Hope you enjoy! 💕

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Crock-pot Bubble Pizza


Hey there!

I tried a new recipe this week and it was a hit! This is a remarkable accomplishment for me. Wade and I both know how the first time making a new dish goes…

Generally, we both know I have a back up meal planned (like a frozen pizza), because odds are that I am going to mess it up and/or burn the shit out of it. To both of our surprise…it was great!

It was delicious and I was impressed with how easy it was to make.

Serves:

  • About 4

Prep time:

  • 15 minutes

Cook time:

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes – 2 hours (depending on your crockpot)

Ingredients:

  • 1 container (16.3 oz) of Pillsbury Grands (or biscuit of your choice)

  • 3 teaspoons of Italian seasoning

  • 1 cup of sliced pepperoni

  • 1 cup of pizza sauce (I used Hunt’s tomato sauce)

    • I felt like the dish could’ve used a little more sauce, maybe I’ll shoot for 1 1/2 cups next time)

  • 2 cups (8 oz) of shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

  1. Spray Crock-pot with nonstick spray

  2. Open biscuit container and tear each biscuit into 6 pieces

  3. Place biscuits into a large bowl

  4. Cut the pepperoni slices into quarters

  5. Place 1/2 of the pepperoni into the bowl

  6. Sprinkle the 3 teaspoons of Italian seasoning into the bowl

  7. Toss to mix

  8. Place the bowl mixture into the crockpot evenly

  9. Spread pizza sauce over the biscuit mixture

  10. Make sure that there is sauce on the edges so that the biscuits are not touching the crockpot alone

  11. Sprinkle cheese and the other half of pepperoni quarters on top of the sauce

  12. Cover the top of Crock-pot with a paper towel and place lid on top to prevent condensation dripping onto the biscuits.

  13. Cook on high for an hour and a half to two hours (depending on your Crock-pot)

  14. Make sure biscuits are fully cooked

  15. Once they are fully cooked, take the Bubble Pizza out of the Crock-pot, serve, and enjoy!

My Rating: 4/5 stars

Note: This not a family recipe or one I created all on my own.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeping You Posted

Hey there!

I just wanted to peep in and say that I’m still here. I started a new job a few weeks ago so that has been keeping me pretty busy. I’m adjusting my schedule and routines to this new job. It has left little time to write or focus on my blog. I am hoping to do a couple posts the next week for sure.

As we all know, life can get busy sometimes. One of my goals for 2018 is to stay dedicated here and give you  more content. These first few weeks haven’t been the greatest start, but I hope I can make up for it.

I have a few other goals that I set for myself in 2018.

  1. I am trying to stay dedicated. I want to post on social media more often. I have been posting on Instagram daily for the past few weeks, but I may cut that back a bit. It’s all about quality rather than quantity. Also, I want to stay dedicated to my cleaning lists, beauty routines, working out, and my job.

  2. Expand my overall audience. For example, by the end of 2018, I would like to have 2,000 followers on Instagram.

  3. Be as creative as I can. I want to decorate more and become better. I want to do the unexpected and create signature trends.

  4. I would to be open to possibilities. The confidence to take chances and leaps towards my future and opportunities ahead of me. This isn’t easy for a shy, sensitive, and self-conscious person. It’s time to put a brave face on and have thicker skin.

  5. Which leads me to my last goal, I would like to believe in myself. I want to be able to brush the hate away and know my worth. Tonight I had a “troll” attack me in the comments section of a fellow bloggers post. It really has brought me down all night. I can’t get it off my mind. I don’t understand why some people have to be cruel, but I just have to keep my head up.

Anyway, I have been working on some Valentines Day décor and I can’t wait to show you all!

Thanks for reading!