Saturday, April 26, 2014

Asian Quinoa Salad

For awhile, I have been making a Grain Greek Salad for lunches on a pretty regular basis.
Not too long ago, I decided I wanted to look for other grain salads.
I specifically set out to find quinoa recipes and quickly found one I knew I wanted to try!
Asian Quinoa Salad sounded great and I couldn't wait to make it!

The Goods:
Sesame Oil
Soy Sauce
Rice Vinegar
Sesame Seeds
Crushed Red Peppers
Red Bell Pepper
Shredded Carrots

Make the dressing, chop the veggies and cook the quinoa.
Then combine in one bowl and mix it all together.
Refrigerate at least a few hours before serving.

I made this salad for lunches one week,
and it was SO good that I decided I needed to blog about it.
So I made it for a second week in a row in order to document the process.

It's so simple and so tasty!
I can't wait to make it again to be honest.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Decorations

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you probably know by now that I love to decorate!
I really get into the seasons and am always looking forward to the next holiday.
You can read about some of my past decorations here, here and here!!

Now, let's talk about my Spring Decorations!

For me - Spring and Easter have always gone hand in hand.
In fact, most of my decorations are Easter related!
And this year, I added a NEW Spring Wreath to the mix.
You can read about all about that here.

Take a look below at the fun Spring decorations around my place!

I know it's probably a little late to use any of these ideas at your place this year,
but keep them in mind for NEXT year and get started on your DIY projects now!!!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

No Bake Treats: Scotcharoos Revisited!

Because they are THAT good, I decided I'd post about them 
Who's going to complain about a super easy and tasty treat???

Take a look below at how easy these Scotcharoos really are!

The Goods:
Crispy Rice Cereal
Corn Syrup
Peanut Butter
Butterscotch Chips
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips

Cook syrup and sugar together over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Add the peanut butter and mix well.

Add the rice cereal and mix to combine.
Put into 9x13 baking dish and spread out.

Melt both kinds of chips and spread out evenly over crispy rice.
Let harden, remove from pan and cut into squares.

And devour!!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014


I did it.
I bit the bullet.
I FINALLY joined Pinterest!
You can find me here.
Follow me and keep your eye out for fun new things featured on my blog!

Oh and if you aren't already - you should follow me on bloglovin here.

And on Instagram here!

Copycat Spring Wreath

In the last year, I started making wreaths for the different holidays and seasons.
You can see a few herehere and here.
Since Spring and Easter were coming up, I knew it was time to make something festive!

 I turned to the internet and found a few options.
After getting opinions from a few people I settled on this one!

I made my shopping list and after a quick trip to Michaels I was ready to go!
Take a look and how easy it was to make this beauty!!

The Goods:
Fake Tulips
Burlap Ribbon - Two Kinds!
Floral Wire
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Wire Cutters

Make the bow and the main bouquet.

Decide where to place and hot glue it to the wreath.

Hot glue the rest of the flowers to the wreath.

Wrap in the larger burlap ribbon.
(Not pictured)

Hang on front door for all to enjoy!!!