Sunday, March 23, 2014

Easy Fried Rice Recipe


3 cups of cooked rice
3 tbs of sesame oil
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup shredded carrots
3/4 chopped onion
4 cloves chopped garlic
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup soy sauce

Place oil in pan and put onion and garlic in! Place Veggies in pan and sauté them!

Move veggies to the side and place beaten eggs in and scramble them!

Place rice and soy sauce in pan and mix all ingredients together!



Simple and easy!!! Enjoy!

It is as Simple as 1-2-3!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Luck of the Irish

St. Patricks day is tomorrow and I can't wait! I am making shepherds pie for dinner and am soooo looking forward to it!

My decorations are up and we are ready to celebrate!!! 

My classroom door is ready...

And my bulletin board is ready!

Printable's by Kelly came through again! She  made this adorable printable for me! I LOVE subway art and she does such a great job!! Checkout her website for all her printable's from cards to subway art she does it!

Happy St. Paddy's Day!!

It is as Simple as 1-2-3

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Baby Room Makeover

Addison is coming! I can't believe it is almost March and my bundle of joy will be here with us!! I have some bloggy friends and Etsy shop owners who chimed in to help me make this a super special room for her!!

To start what do you think of this?? 

Adorable right?? The Painted Tree Shop made this for me and I could not have been more pleased with the way it came out! She had it nailed down to every detail! Whether it was paint color, paper colors, or  type of font! She was wonderful to work with!!

Introducing The Painted Tree Shop:

We specialize in custom wall decor. From name blocks, butterfly and owl pictures to anything you can dream up. All of our items are custom and personalized. Don't hesitate to send us a message and tell us how you are decorating or what kind of theme you have and we can design to match. If you are looking for a special gift for a friend or the right accent piece for your nursery then you have come to the right place!!

I LOVE the blocks she made for Addison! She matched exactly the color scheme I was going for and nailed it! They came out so cute!!! She not only makes baby name blocks but she also does it for holidays and special occasions too!! Her packaging was great and her end product was absolutely beautiful! High quality work!

She is giving all of you a discount at her store use the following code Simpleas123 for 10% off!!!

I personally think this is one of the best inventions EVER! Baby Urbana sent me this Cushy Closer Door Cushion for Addison's room! It is dark grey with light pink polka dots to match her bedroom! I am obsessed with this! Who wants to wake a baby when they are sleeping? Well your problems are solved with this awesome invention! You can open and close the door without making a sound! It is AWESOME! The packaging was awesome and it is very well made!

How it works: There are two elastics (sturdy) on either end of the cushion. You attach one elastic to the outside knob and the other elastic to the inside knob. This ends up pushing in the door so you don't have to turn the knob to open and close the door ! You can gently pull it open without making a sound! I tried it on almost every door in my house and it is great!!

Introducing Baby Urbana:

Sisters, Moms, Original Creators of the Cushy Closer Door Cushion since 2007!

As two moms, with nine children between us, we've figured out a few things along the way; one of them being: We don't care how much noise a child can sleep through, there's something about the click of a doorknob or the rattling of a door that can break through even the deepest sleep. We were tired of putting a rag or sock in the door, so we created the Cushy Closer Door Cushion in 2007 and have received rave reviews from hundreds of moms all over the U.S., Canada, and over seas!

With noisy husbands and kids running in and out, curious toddlers exploring door locks, pets stuck in or out of a room, noisy house-to-garage doors; we have found many more uses for our Cushy Closers over the years - what doors in your home could use one?

Our Cushy Closer Door Cushions are handmade here in the U.S. with quality materials, inside and out, and are designed to be long-lasting and hold their shape for a truly quiet door!

We thank you for visiting and hope you love our product as much as we do - Enjoy the Quiet!

Gail & Darlene

Ever look at a baby's closet and thought holy cow what size is what? Well these awesome closet door hangers surely do the trick!

If you know me you know I LOVE to organize! Well Addison's room is no exception ! I went over to Heads Up Girls and found these awesome closet dividers that matched the theme of Addison's room!! They were 6 Custom Baby Closet Dividers Organizers Pink and Grey with elephants on them!! She did a great job!! She actually is giving all of YOU a great discount to her store!! The code is SimpleAs123 and it will be 25% off the category of baby gifts which includes the closet dividers and onesie stickers. Head on over to her shop and go shopping!!!

Introducing Heads Up Girls!:
 My degree is in Interior Design but I completed my internship in Graphic Design.

I've worked as an Interior Designer all over the country and now run my graphic design Etsy shops full time.
Married, mother of 2 girls and 2 boys (all grown), 2 granddaughters.
BS in Interior Design from the University of Missouri, when the housing market crashed so did my job designing nursing homes all over the country and since I had completed my senior internship in Graphic Design I just began HeadsUpGirls.

Please note: I am adding complete digital printable party kits, printing is also still available on all items.

If you would like to add Priority Shipping to your order, please see the link:

(This offer applies to US orders only, if you are an international customer please contact me first and I will find the best priority postal rate for you)

Any of the wording can be changed on the invitations to make it perfect for a Birthday, Anniversary, Baby Shower, Bridal Shower or any other occasion you want.

Please also see our other Etsy shop:

{for Gifts for New Moms & Babies}

I am in LOVE with this sign! I am constantly singing "You Are My Sunshine" to Addison (my belly) so I thought it would be fitting to have a sign in her room with the words on it! And of course the colors match perfectly!! Sarah's Digital Party made this super cute sign for Addison's room and was awesome to work with! She makes such cute items for all holidays and celebrations! From birthdays to baby announcements  to digital party packages she does it all!

Welcome! I love what I do, being creative. I offer all digital party items. Invitation, announcements, cards to party items to match. I am putting new stuff up in my shop regularly, so check back often. If you have something custom in mind....send me a message and I'll see what I can do for you!

Like my facebook page at: for more designs and occasionally coupon codes.

All my cards I don't do proofs until you have purchased the item. My turn around time for the first proof after I have all your information is about 24 hours, usually sooner. I check my message as often as I can. I mainly work when my kids are napping in the afternoon and when they go to bed at night. Thank you for stopping by!

I love how the sign looks in her bedroom!!

OK so now lets get into the transformation of Addison's room!!

Day 1:

Walls get patched, ceiling gets painted and first coating of the trim goes on! The hubs and my dad working hard!

Day 2:
Carpet gets ripped up and a 2nd coating of paint goes on the trim! Lucas, my nephew, and my dad working hard!

Day 3:

2 coats of paint go on the walls!

Day 4:

Stripes are added as an accent wall!

Day 5:
Carpet goes in, crib and dresser get put together..

The carpet looks great!!

Time for the dresser….


When we moved in-



..and though she be but little, she is fierce..

Loving it! A lot has changed in the past 4 1/2 years!! All for the good =)

It is as Simple As 1-2-3!