My fam damily

My fam damily

Monday, May 23, 2016

Baby shower- cowgirl theme

I threw my sister a baby shower over the weekend. It was a great time! I tried to make it festive and with a theme but also affordable because I just didn't have a lot of extra funds to put into decorations. I'll share my pics and how I saved money!

I bought this pack of photo props for around $7. An affordable way to add some fun! 
I had some wire baskets I use in the play area, which easily turned into a basket for rolls and chips simply by placing a $1 pink bandana inside :) I also used pie tins for plates, that was a big hit! And I had some little buckets I use for craft supplies which easily became utensil holders :) 

The cake was ordered from the local supermarket and my friend found the cake topper at a western apparel store! So cute! And we used it as a centerpiece at the dining table with more bandanas 

Simple banner around the food table and the tin pans for all the food 

My cupcake frosting skills are terrible. But, it worked because "cow pies" go with the theme ;) 

Mason jars are so cheap! I picked up a dozen for $7.99, and I had the buckets with chalkboard on them already so they became the watering holes! Found that adorable drink dispenser on Amazon! 

Decorate a block for the baby & sign the hat! Fun ways to personalize and remember who came to celebrate :) 

So what do you think? What would you add? 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Cauliflower Fried Rice

I tried this tonight and YUM!  So good!  I added shrimp and also used Flavor God Garlic Lover's seasoning, their seasonings are awesome!!  I did not have just peas and carrots, but I had a bag of mixed veggies so my version also had corn and green beans in it which still tasted fantastic.  

I found this great recipe at

  • 1 head of cauliflower, (about 2½ cups chopped in a food processor)
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onions (optional)
  1. Rinse and chop the cauliflower into florets and put into a food processor. (If you don't have a food processor continue to chop the cauliflower into tiny pieces.) Pulse until the cauliflower until it is small and resembles rice.
  2. Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Pour sesame oil in the bottom. Add white onion and peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  3. Slide the onion, peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mix.
  4. Add the cauliflower to the veggie and egg mixture. Pour the soy sauce on top. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and cauliflower is tender. Add chopped green onions if desired.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Healthier Chicken Parmesan

Recipe share time! This dinner was so yummy and simple to prepare, perfect for a week night dinner! You can prep some of it a little ahead too, like flatten the chicken, to get it on the table in even less time! 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A little mom humor to start your day :)

Yep. Hear this word WHY a lot lately with my 3 year old! Haha! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Daily humor

Every mom has this problem... Right?  Right?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Taco Pasta Salad

Looking for a side dish perfect for all of this summer's BBQ's?  This one is it.  Perfect for large groups since it makes a lot, and it's a unique change from the typical potato and macaroni salads.  Everyone always asks for the recipe once they've tried it!


1 (16 oz) package tri-color rotini pasta
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (11 oz) can mexican style corn, drained
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies
1/2 cup italian style salad dressing, or more to taste
1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tbsp taco seasoning mix
1/2 lime, juiced


1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.  Drain, and rinse with cold water, place in fridge to cool.

2.  Mix black beans, corn, green chilies, italian dressing, mexican cheese, cilantro, taco seasoning and lime juice together in a bowl.  Add rotini and lightly stir to combine.

3.  All done!  This tastes best freshly mixed, so it is ideal to wait until right before serving to mix the rotini with the sauce mixture.  To refresh leftovers, just add a little bit of italian dressing and stir to combine!

Enjoy! Take a picture and share how yours turned out!  Or share any yummy extras you added!  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Baked Pears

This is such a delicious recipe, I found it on Pinterest and OMG! So good. Perfect fix for that sweet tooth and best part, it's good for you! 


4-5 Bosc Pears
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon


1. Cut pears in half and remove core
2. Place on 8x11 baking dish cut part facing down
3. Mix together honey, coconut oil, vanilla and cinnamon in sauce pan. Cool at med/high setting, bring just to a boil stirring occasionally, and remove from heat.
4. Drizzle sauce over pears and cook for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees.
5. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Spoon any extra sauce over pears and serve :)