- Written by Michelle
I just love this simple Easter treat for the kiddos made by jacks & Kate. So simple and quick to do. Make it today!! Check out her blog post for the 411 here!
- Written by Michelle
I am 80% done with my self move! UGH! I was in the military for 21 years and although I've moved at least 13 times during that time~ I have always had packers and movers. I now know that I WILL NEVER SELF MOVE AGAIN!! I truly hate packing! It is taking me forever so sorry for my lack of posts! I will be back on schedule by next week (hopefully~if I finally can get Internet in my new home!).
Anyhoo, I had promised to do a popcorn bar for Madison's Kindergarten class for winning a fund raising drive. I literally didn't start this popcorn table until the morning of! So last minute but I think it turned out cute....plus it was very inexpensive to do!
I got the cute striped colored bags from my sweet friends over at Petite Party Studio. They have an actual store so I'm able to pick up last minute supplies whenever I need!! However, for those of you that plan ahead (not always my case) then you can order online and have the party cuteness shipped! They have so much cute stuff in their store!
I created the backdrop using large cloud paper found a JoAnn's. Used my 40% coupon so it came to about $5. I got the plastic tablecloths from Party City....I was a little upset because the tablecloths were $1.99 each...I can get them for $1 at Dollar Tree but I was afraid they wouldn't have all the colors I needed. Since I was on a time crunch had to pay the extra $1 a tablecloth for convenience of not running around. Still only came to $12. (I'm cheap frugal) Picked up the white balloons for the clouds while at Party City.
The colored popcorn came from my favorite gourmet popcorn place Poppa Maize Gourmet Popcorn. They have a store in Mills District but will ship! Remember you can also make your own colored Kool-Aid popcorn here. However, I'm biased to my Poppa Maize Gourmet Popcorn!! YUM!
For an extra treat, I gave the kiddos in Madison's class a candy tube filled with gum balls. Picked up both at Petite Party Studio. I loved the excitement with the kids while I was setting up! I just want to freeze time sometimes and enjoy such sweet moments!!
Wouldn't this rainbow popcorn buffet be perfect for a St. Patrick's party?
- Written by Michelle
Are you ready for the Oscar's tomorrow? I just love watching the red carpet and looking at all the glitz and glamour! One of these days I'm going to have an Oscar party where everyone comes all gussied up and we will walk the red carpet! However this year, I'm right smack dab in the middle of moving! UGH! So not fun! However, I took a break and had a movie night with my hubby in our new home theater! Boxes are everywhere but I unpacked a skillet and a casserole dish and made taco lasagna using some delicious salsa that I got from Wholly Guacamole. I have made taco lasagna before but I can honestly say that using Wholly Guacamole Salsa made it taste totally different than when I used the jar salsa. I see now why Wholly Guacamole salsa is in the refrigerator section...it is so fresh. You can actually smell the fresh cilantro and tomatoes! YUM!! This recipe is so easy to make....perfect for any night.
To make taco lasagna here is the recipe:
2 lbs ground beef
2 packets taco seasoning
4 cloves pressed garlic
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon cornmeal
18 corn tortillas
2 containers (10 oz each) of Wholly Guacamole Salsa
1 cup chopped green onion
1 pint sour cream
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
(or just used Mexican blend cheese)
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. Mix chili powder and sour cream.
3. Cook and drain the ground beef.
4. Add taco mix, garlic, cayenne, and water. Simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Grease bottom of 13x9-inch pan.
6. Place 6 tortillas in bottom of pan, overlapping and extending up edges slightly.
7. Layer approx cup salsa, 1/2 of meat, 1/2 cup green onion, 1/2 sour cream and 1 cup of each cheese.
8. Repeat, starting agin with 6 tortillas.
9. Place 6 tortillas and remaining salsa and cheese on top.
10. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
I had no measuring cups out and I just winged the measurements and it came out perfect. This is one easy recipe ... no exact measurements really needed.
To accompany our dinner, I put out tortilla chips and tried something new....Wholly Guacamole mango pepper salsa~ if you like mango then you will like this salsa!!
I am not much of drinker but whenever I go on vacation my FAVORITE drink is a Miami Vice. I need a vacation after this move but in the meantime I decided to try making one. I have often seen those Daily's Cocktail drink mixes at Walmart but have never tried one! OH MY WORD....what have I been missing!??! I bought the Daily's Cocktail pina colada and the strawberry daiquiri pouch and I simply put it in the freezer. The alcohol is already perfectly mixed in. I cut it open and put in these cool glasses that was sent to me from Daily's Cocktails and added a pineapple spear. Seriously so easy and DELICIOUS!! I could not believe how quick, easy and good it was!!! I just poured the strawberry daiquiri on one side then added the pina colada for a perfect Miami Vice. My new favorite drink now! Seriously a must try my peeps!!!
A perfect evening in my new house watching an Oscar nominated film!
I'm ready for tomorrow are you??
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- Written by Michelle
The Academy Awards is this Sunday! To be honest, I think my favorite part is really watching the red carpet. Oh, I dream of walking the red carpet in a gorgeous gown. Every year, I say I'm going to have a HUGE Oscar party with everyone coming to the party in gowns and walking the red carpet. Crazy I know....but wouldn't that be fun??? This year Daily's Cocktails and Wholly Guacamole sent me a package to help me get Red Carpet Ready! SInce I'm knee deep in moving, I'm not having my movie night until Friday but wanted to share this awesome giveaway with you earlier so you have a chance to win this great prize package.
This giveaway is for U.S. residents only and will end Wednesday 2/
• Four Wholly Guacamole and three Wholly Salsa products in a variety of yummy flavors. It will be hard to pick a favorite!