Tied Ribbon

Friday, March 13, 2015

Mint Chocolate Chip Protein Shake



Here's a fun festive twist on my original protein shake.

Ingredients:  
1-2 Tablespoons Powdered Peanut Butter (or regular peanut butter)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1 & 1/2 sliced & frozen bananas
enough Dark Chocolate Almond Milk to make smooth
1-2 Teaspoon Mint extract
Add ingredients in blender and gradually add Almond Milk to desired shake thickness. Enjoy!


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Rainbow Tassel Garland

I love re-sharing this fun idea for St Patrick's Day because it's so easy but so fun! Add 2 of each color or more "clouds" on the end, you can't go wrong with this rainbow!

 How to make your tassels:
1. Lay out 1 sheet of tissue paper.
2. Fold "hamburger" style. 
3. Fold it the same way again.
4. And one more time the same way.
5. Now fold in half the other way.
6. Pin the top folded side with 2 clothes pins to help keep things in place and cut the side folds 1 1/2" from the top.
7. Cut/fringe- only up 1 1/2" from the top. 
8. Un-fold once, then roll up.
9. Twist tight until it curls up on itself and makes a "loop."
& repeat!
10. String onto ribbon or bakers twine.



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Happenings Lately

Obviously life has been a little crazy...how is it MARCH?! I'm stretching back into February with these photos. Most of which were shared on my instagram (follow @katiecarranza)
Lots of exciting things happening...my brother coming home from his 2-year LDS mission, the start of baseball spring training, being part of a Girls With Glasses video, wedding planning for my mom, slicing my finger open & getting my first stitches and getting my very first ticket.  (full caption for these photos on instagram or twitter). I hope your March is a little bit more lucky than mine has been!

Monday, February 23, 2015

LUCKY Festive Decoration

Here's a super festive St Patrick's Day decoration to make a statement. 
Gather your supplies:
-paper mache letters (Hobby Lobby)
-green paint
-glue
-super fine gold glitter 
Start by painting the edge of the letters, just freehand with a paintbrush. then when dry evenly coat the top of the letters with glue and sprinkle with glitter and let dry. And you're done! Enjoy your luck of the Irish sparkly decor!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Get Your To-Do List Done Faster!



This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias


I'm not gonna lie...I am the least car-savvy car owner you may ever know. Filling up my gas tank is about as far as it goes. I did learn how to change a tire for the first time a few months ago! And when it's time to get the oil changed (thank you dashboard light), I'm not the one to do it. Taking a 3 year old to wait while they change my oil? It's like an unnecessary night mare! Getting your oil changed and doing  my grocery shopping at the same time? May be too good to be true, right?! 

The Auto Center at Walmart offers just that!  I went in, gave my info and then we talked oil. Well....more like he talked, I listened.  We decided that my car (a Honda Pilot) is a High Mileage Vehicle , especially when we take it on so many trips. The Penzoil High Mileage motor oil helps to reduce leaks and oil consumption in worn or higher mileage engines. It's a motor oil that is specifically designed for new or late model vehicles with over 75,000 miles, to help keep the engines running clean and going strong for a long time.  Perfect fit for the family car that's well loved and well used. 


So after choosing the right Penzoil (yes, there's more than one type), I walked right into Walmart to do my shopping for the week! I was knocking out 2 birds with one stone without even trying! 
And when your car is all done, they call your name through the store's speakers..so you're not wandering around aimlessly hoping it's done. I'm telling you, this Walmart Auto Center is making me feel like a car genius! (But really, I better leave that to the awesome workers there.) 
So the next time you need an oil change, check 2 things off your list at once & #DropShopAndOil with Walmart & Penzoil! 
And bonus! Here's a giveaway for 3 lucky winners will each win a trip to one of theRichard Petty Driving Experiences (each trip valued at $1,100).  That means they get to climb into a NASCAR car for an adrenaline-pumping experience that simulates real NASCAR driving! Holy amazing!

Pennzoil Richard Petty Driving School "Experience of a Lifetime" Giveaway

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gold Dipped Wood Garland




Ready for an easy and gorgeous garland? Hop on board with the tree slice trend. (Is that what's it's called? Either way, we both know it's all the rage.) Gather your supplies (I found my wood slices from Michaels), and tape off half of each with painter's tape & spray 2 coats of gold spray paint.



Remove tape after completely dried and using a hot glue gun, attach to twine. For extra flair bonus points, throw in some gold washi tape in between the slices and cut banner style. Hang and enjoy!