10 Home-Cooked Family Dinners in 20 Minutes or Less!!

September 2014

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Like all moms out there (except maybe Martha Stewart) there are days I find myself just standing there starring blankly into the fridge without the slightest idea what we will eat for dinner. On those days it seems all I can think of are dishes that will take at least an hour to prepare. We have had the ingredients for lasagna (a favorite around our house) sitting around for weeks because every time I think about making it I have all of five minutes before the kids bedtime!

Now I know what some of you are thinking... why don't you just plan better? Well... easier said than done and some days just get away from you. As hard as I might try it just happens, but that's ok! And I have a wonderful solution for those nights that you wonder... do they have to have dinner?

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DIY Sandbox With Bench Seats!


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Looking for something awesome to make before summer is over? Here is something that would keep the kiddos busy for hours!

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10 Must Have Thanksgiving Tablescapes


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My favorite time of the year is the Fall and Winter. I love the Holidays, the cold changing weather, yummy hot foods and drink and of course the decorations. It just wouldn't seem like the Holidays if I didn't have decorations up to fit the occasion. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas I love them all. And of course the crowing decoration that just sets the mood of your home is the Centerpiece on your table! Here are 10 "Must Have" Centerpieces for this Fall!

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Make It Yourself Monday: Cute and Fun Vases!


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Aren't these so cute? Great thing about these is it's a recycling project too!!

Here is what you will need:

Old drink bottles

Any spray paint in the colors you want

Instructions:

1. Remove labels from bottles. ( You can soak them in hot water and dish soap for extra help)
2. Dry and clean
3. Pick your spray paint choices: Seen above is Satin Ivory.
4. Spray paint box carrier too!
Some spray painting tips... Cover area with newspaper or drop cloth first. Wear a mask or be careful not to inhale fumes. Don't spray into the wind!!! Wait for your first layer to dry and stick the bottle on your finger to get a good coat around the bottom sides.

Now you have adorable vases that you can use for anything! These would be really cute to use as gifts!

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How To Make Adorable Printed On Gift Bags!


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Here’s What You’ll Need:

Computer with Word/Photoshop
Printer
Paper Bags (Brown or White)
Scotch Tape
Ribbon/Raffia
Hole Punch

You’ll want to begin by creating a document in Word. You’ll need to change the paper size to fit your bag. For my Word program I went to File, Page Setup, and then Paper Size. You can then customize your size and save the paper size. The paper size I used was 5×10 for a standard lunch bag.
Once you’ve created your document, get creative! There are a ton of free fonts out there to download! I’ve created eight different printables for you. My bags were based on sayings that I say often or that I love. The two printables are available in 2 PDF files. Four four in black and four in color.
Now you’re ready to prep and print! In order to keep your bag from tearing or getting jammed in the printer, you need to use some Scotch tape. You don’t need much, but you need to tape the top shut, as well as, taping down the bottom flap.

Once they’re printed, all you need to do is fold the top down. Then hole punch, and tie your ribbon! And voila!

These would be great for teacher gifts, Back to School bags for students, birthday bags, or party favor bags! The possibilities are limitless!!! Enjoy creating!

Original creation here.

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