Sunday, March 1, 2015

Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash Recipe




If you are on the 21 Day Fix this is a great recipe for you to use! It was so yummy and you felt like you were eating pasta!! Here is what you need to do:



Ingredients:

Spaghetti Squash
Greek Plain Yogurt
Spinach
Can of Artichokes
Salt and Pepper
Garlic
Onion
Parmesan Cheese
Oil




Cut the spaghetti squash in 1/2 and fill with water, place it in the microwave for 10 minutes.

While that is cooking dice a quarter of an onion and place in a pan with 1 tbs of oil. Minced garlic and add it to the pan. While that is cooking add 1/2 of container of plain greek yogurt. Then you can add your diced artichokes and spinach to the pan. Cook until spinach is cooked down!

Fill each spaghetti bowl with ingredients from the pan. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top and enjoy!!






It is as Simple As 1-2-3!













Sunday, February 8, 2015

Tortellini Soup Recipe


What you will need:

*1 Bag of frozen tortellini
*2 Onions
*5 Cloves of garlic *minced*
*Chicken broth -2 cartons
*Turkey sausage
*Kale
*Can crushed tomatoes
*Salt, pepper and crushed red pepper



-Cook the sausage in a pan and place aside 
-Cook onion and garlic in a pot until clear
-Pour chicken broth, can of crushed tomatoes and kale into the pot
-Cook on medium to high for about 10-15 minutes
-Boil and add tortellini cook for another 10 minutes
-Add salt, pepper and crushed red pepper to taste


Once the pasta is cooked you can enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: Healthy_Homies







It is as Simple As 1-2-3!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Red Velvet, White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


 Are you ready to celebrate Valentines Day? It is one of my FAVORITE holidays! Single or married I have always LOVED this holiday! When I was single I honored how strong I was as an independent woman, I knew who I was as a person, which I think many people forget to do. Being married I enjoy spoiling my husband more than receiving anything from him. I love to show him how much I love and appreciate him! One way is to his stomach! Introducing these yummy cookies! I tweaked the recipe from Life in the Longhouse! They came out SO GOOD!

Let me know what you think!


INGREDIENTS


  1. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 2 1/2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  3. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 7 Tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  6. 6 Tablespoons vegetable shortening, at room temperature
  7. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  8. 1 large egg
  9. 1 large egg yolk
  10. 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  11. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  12. 1 Tablespoon red food coloring
  13. 1 cups white chocolate chips, divided


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Place aside!
  2. Add butter, shortening and sugar to the bowl of an electric stand mixer and mix on medium speed until very fluffy, about 3 or so minutes. Add egg, egg yolk and mix until combined. Then add vinegar, vanilla and food coloring. Mix until well blended.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. Scoop dough out by the heaping Tablespoonful, and roll into balls. Place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Gently press about 4-5 more white chocolate chips into the top of each ball. Being careful not to flatten the balls. This will make the chips stay on top rather then sink inside the cookie!
  4. Bake cookies for 6-7 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.


You can eat these yummy cookies right away or you can freeze them for up to three months!

Enjoy!
It is as Simple As 1-2-3!


                                          

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Representing the NYPD

I had some amazing bloggy friends send me items in on honor of the NYPD! I gave the items to wives and other cop family members to show our support and to unite as one! Stop by their shops and  let them know Simple as 1-2-3 sent you!!

Introducing Jolly Rogers Gifts:


Shopping in Mobile, AL? Use coupon code: IMLOCAL for free shipping and pick your order up!**

Thank you for visiting Jolly Rogers Custom Gifts. We specialize in custom personalized gifts made just for you! We take pride in our work and strive to make sure you get exactly what you'd like. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to message - we are happy to help you out!

We will be adding more items/designs, so visit us regularly for updates and specials!




Rectangle Key Chain with Ring - Police "Thin Blue Line" Design

Customize with Wife, Sister, Mom, or a Name/Initials of your choice! If you would like a custom name, please leave the details in the "Notes to Seller" box when checking out.

Key Chain measures 1.25" x 3" and is printed on one side or for $2 extra we will print on both sides. Please include details for second side in "Notes to Seller" box when checking out. We use a heat transfer process to imprint the image into the key chain. The design will not peel or crack during normal wear and tear. This key chain is made of fiberglass reinforced plastic, is high quality, and is very durable.

If you would like a key chain customized with another one of our designs, feel free to message us! We'll be happy to help you out.

Key chains make great gifts! Personalize for your friends, family, co-workers, sports team, high school, sorority, fraternity, business, etc! The possibilities are endless!



Introducing Ali


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Happy Veterans DAY! Enjoy 25 % off all tree skirts today ONLY! Type in VET25 at checkout :) share with your friends and enjoy


I am obsessed with Burlap, Country, mason jars, summer nights, love , lace, home decor, anything frilly, shabby chic, rustic, or lets get real anything on Pinterest!
I love re - vamping and letting my creative side fly! As a mother of two boys and a proud police wife this shop and my customers have been the biggest outlet and i am in love with all the wonderful people i get to work with everyday! I really do have "The Dream Job" ;)

- Thanks for stopping by and have a Fabulous day!


She makes awesome custom t-shirts!


** Please note sizes run one size smaller than " normal" 

Be bold be brave be blue! Black hoodie with glitter blue, white, and silver writing. 

Hoodies come from the UK and do take 2 - 3 weeks before they get to me.

Thanks for supporting law enforcement



Introducing Ell G Tees:

I have been a dental assistant by trade for 16 years. I recently quit my career to stay home with our newborn baby. I had a very hard time with the adjustment and decided to take on a project. I looked into the screen printing t-shirt business because we order many and I thought it could be something I do from home on my own time. I am very new to the business but looking forward to becoming an entrepreneur. I am focussed on excellent customer service. I see too often people not putting the effort into customer service and I think it is the single most important part of business. Without great customer service, you can not have great customers. This business is giving me a purpose again and building my character all while making some extra money on the side. I am so grateful for the opportunity and appreciate you stopping by and reading my story. I should say OUR story. Without the support of my loving husband and the help of my 12 year old son, I would not be able to continue my business. It has been a great experience and I look forward to the future.


Awesome I Love My Cop T-shirt!! I Love My Cop t-shirt for the family of the cop they love! Get yours now in ladies, juniors, or unisex sizes and styles!!

Welcome to Ella G Tees we are happy you stopped by

Please read entire description so all information is known prior to purchase.

All designs can be printed on various different apparel items so don't hesitate to contact us 
for a custom order and we will be happy to create it for you.

We print in a variation of colors and you will need to indicate in the notes at checkout 
what color print you would like the design to be in.


Select the Shirt Color and style from the drop down menus

The design colors available for your shirt are as follows
White-Navy Blue-Athletic Gold-Neon Pink-Black-Grey-Purple-Orange-Red-Hunter Green-
Royal Blue-Neon Green-Light Pink-Light Blue-Metallic Gold

Our Payments are accepted through PayPal and we Ship USPS first class and Priority 
with a tracking number which will be updated in Etsy when package is prepared.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or a custom order.




Welcome to Moonlight Primitives! Here you will find the perfect sign for your home.

I am a mom of 3 boys, 5, 13 and 16 yrs. and a proud LEOW

My 5 year old, was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis March of 2011. This is an autoimmune disorder with no cure. For more information on EGIDS and how you can help please visit the Cured and APFED websites. 

http://www.curedfoundation.org
http://apfed.org

I am on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/MoonlightPrimitives.0




Always is approx. 5.5" x 12" x 3/4" Pine wood

Painted with acrylic paints. 

Painted with black base, white lettering and ultra deep blue thin line.

Any sign can be done in different colors to match your decor at no additional charge. 

*** I like to up-cycle wood when possible, so please be aware this may not be perfect wood. There may be small cracks, holes, chips, knots etc in the wood. I feel it adds to the rustic nature of the sign.*** 

Click here for current production times: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlightPrimitives 

At check out please let me know in the notes section:

1) Any color changes

If no notes are given you will receive the sign finished as pictured. 

All signs are painted, distressed, stained on the back, sealed with a protective indoor sealer and come ready to hang with a saw tooth hanger on the back.

Stock photo. Made to order. 

Please note that due to the differences in the wood grain and hand made nature of each sign yours will vary slightly form the picture.

Thank you!

COPYRIGHT:
© Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.

All original designs are protected under copyright laws and may not be reproduced in any manner without Moonlight Primitives written permission. Any photo shared or distributed should be done so only with Moonlight Primitives contact information attached.




Thank you so much for all your donations!!

We support the NYPD and all cops out there!

It is as Simple as 1-2-3!


Wine labels and Christmas Decor


Ever try to get a wine label off to do a DIY project? Well here is the easiest way!

Fill your sink with HOT water! Fill wine bottle with hot water and place in sink. Put dish soap and sprinkle baking soda inside the sink! Pour 1/2 cup of vinegar in sink and watch the magic happen...



Wa-La!


Now for my next  project I wanted to decorate my dining room table for Christmas!

I spray painted three wine bottles white..



As the paint was drying I threw fake snow on the bottles. You can get this from any craft store! 



I used real greens from outside and pinecones to decorate the table! I also purchased the white twigs from a craft store as well!


I used clear ornaments that I also spray painted and threw white snow on!




How I did the napkins..






It is as Simple As 1-2-3!






Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Unique Christmas Gifts- Introducing: Sierra Metal Designs


These personalized herb markers make great labels for your garden. They have hand stamped custom names on them that will allow you to remember what you planted. Sierra Metal Design was awesome to work with and has some beautiful items to offer you!!

This is for 5 signs with 1 word on each. If you would prefer to do names or words rather than garden names, that is totally fine.


Looking for a personalized Wedding, Birthday, Graduation, First Communion, or Mother's Day Gift. I have Napkin Rings, Tie Clips, Fishing Lures, Jewelry, Keychains, Herb Signs, Bookmarks, Luggage Tags and much more.

Follow us on Instagram to find out about flash sales and giveaways and like us on Facebook to get a 10% discount on your next order and on .
Follow us on Pinterest also!!

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>>Facebook: Sierra Metal Design
>>Instagram: sierrametaldesign
>>Pinterest: sierrametal






My father owns a metal shop. I can remember when I was a little girl and my sisters and I use to play there. It was magical when we were there. There was this huge warehouse with all these giant machines everywhere. We could make a little piece of metal come to life with these monsters. Swirls, circles and bending things…
As I grew older though, I moved away from this magic and on to real world things: college, work, a mortgage. Luckily I have rediscovered the mystery and joy of creating. I started with something pretty simple-a candleholder, but suddenly the ideas are pouring in. Stakes, herb gardens, spice racks, bookmarks and even jewelry. Who knows? It is truly amazing all the things you can create out of metal.


It is as Simple As 1-2-3



Monday, December 15, 2014

Unique Christmas Gifts: Introducing Shoppe Dezi Lu

Looking for a cute animal present? Here is the cutest bag for your pet items!

Introducing Shoppe Dezi Lu:


Welcome to Shoppe Dezi Lu! I specialize in custom hand painted rustic wood signs, wedding and engagement decor, photo props, banners and pet tote bags. 

I opened my Etsy shop on February 1, 2013, after losing my non-profit job of 24 years due to budget cuts. I can't help but think of that saying, "when one door shuts, another will open". How true that's turned out to be, and what a blessing in disguise!

I've always been creative, and HAVE to be in the middle of two or three projects (and books!) to feel alive. It's such a blessing to be able to do what I love each day. I specialize in custom, personalized wedding decor, photo props and gifts, including rustic wood signs, banners, coasters and magnets.  

I love to decoupage and paint. I spent years making greeting cards and sitting at my computer creating digital scrapbook pages. I hope the desire to learn and drive to create never leaves me. At the top of my list of things to learn someday (the ever elusive "someday").... pottery, ceramics and working with precious metal clay.

I introduced a new line of dog and cat tote bags in September of 2013. I create the graphic designs in Photoshop, and have them printed onto pre-made tote bags. I check each bag for quality prior to shipping. I don't drop ship, unless it is requested (such as in the case of a rush or wholesale order). Etsy Admin approved my process before I ever even created the first graphic image. I woke up with the idea, and emailed them immediately. This is the only handmade item in my shop that I create using manufacturing help.  

I work from home, in my basement "studio" where I paint, design and cut my stencils and pack orders for shipping. On nice days, you'll find me outside cutting and sanding boards, or taking pictures.  

I am so grateful to my hubby for supporting me in this new direction I've taken in life, and to Etsy for providing this incredible selling venue. I've already met so many wonderful people - customers and fellow Etsians! It is an awesome community that I'm proud to be a part of. 

Dez :D
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShoppeDeziLu
My new pet shop will open in January, 2015!!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShoppeDeziLu 

http://www.facebook.com/ShoppeDeziLu

Note: Thanks to Siobhan of Digital Paper Crafts for creating my shop banner set. I love it!!! Check out her gorgeous digital art here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DigitalPaperCraft


It is as Simple As 1-2-3!