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Friday, April 29, 2016

Easy Enchiladas

Are you ready for an enchilada recipe that is going to blow your mind?!  Let me tell you why it's so mind-blowing...because it's so simple but SO delicious.  I get compliments on this every time I make it and sometimes I may or may not let people believe I slaved over them. This is the perfect thing to cook for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Make sure your chicken is nice and shredded, I like mine to still be slightly warm when I'm filling them.  My favorite enchilada sauce is the green sauce from Las Palmas, just choose the right spiciness temperature for your palette. 

For bonus points, serve with legit mexican rice and top with chopped cilantro. Enjoy your fiesta!

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas
You won't be able to tell just how easy these enchiladas are because they are full of delicious cheesy goodness.
  • 20 small (fajita) flour tortillas
  • 3 breasts shredded chicken breast
  • 2-2 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 28 oz. can green enchilada sauce
Mix shredded chicken, green chilies and 3/4 cup of cheese.Pour just enough enchilada sauce to cover the bottom of 9x13 pan. Working with one tortilla at a time, dip both sides of tortilla in the sauce, spread 1/4 cup of chicken on tortilla, then roll up. Continue until you've filled your tortillas, repelenishing your sauce to dip your tortillas in as necessary. Spread the rest of the sauce on top of enchiladas then top with as much cheese as desired. Cover pan with foil & cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then uncovered until cheese begins to brown & bubble.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 20 enchiladas

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mother's Day Wishlist

So Mother's Day is coming soon and like any good mother, I made a realistic wish list for one of the most important holidays of the year.  From comfy, to sparkly, to dressy, to everyday care, I've covered it all so I'm sure to get something I love! Too much? Here are the links to these gorgeous items, in case you need one of each of these for yourself!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Pinata Wreath

Cinco de Mayo has become one of my favorite holidays to decorate for.  All the bright colors and fun ways to decorate...we WILL be festive in this half mexican household!! This wreath is the perfect craft to whip up this week in time to enjoy at your fiesta!

Take your felt in bright, Cinco de Mayo colors and cut into 2" inch strips. 
If your wreath form isn't white already, like mine, spray with a quick coat of white spray paint while you fringe your strips of felt.
I had a smaller wreath and I found I could cut my strips in half to wrap and then glue around the wreath with just a titch of wreath showing on the back. Works for me!

Go go go until you're turned your wreath into a little felt pinata! It is so bright & although it's not traditional crepe paper, this way it's more sturdy and can handle being packed away in storage.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Stacking Up a Snacking Win

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I am always on the look out for a fun, new snack idea that requires a little more than opening fruit snacks but a little less than turning on the oven.  I think I found the perfect medium that gives me an opportunity to sit and talk to my son after school while we make a yummy snack! 

 If you don't already have then on hand, stop by your local Walmart & grab RITZ Fresh Stacks & Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter.  I used the RITZ Original Fresh Stacks because it's the perfect size for each person, and now  RITZ Fresh Stacks Ultimate Butter are available for a limited time!
 RITZ Original Fresh Stacks combined with Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter are a perfect combination on their own, but grabbing a few items I always have on-hand definitely stepped this snack up.  I just put a few "add-ins" into a muffin tin for quick clean up and it was easy for us to create exactly what we wanted. 
  This time around I put out coconut, mini chocolate chips, mini candies, cut up candy bar (Easter leftovers!), granola, and sprinkles.  The beauty of this recipe is that you can have as many options as you have in your pantry.  It takes an already good snack and makes it even greater!
 Just take a cracker, spread that delicious peanut butter generously. Slightly squish another on top and roll the sides in an add-in...or two

!  I loved it and so did my 4 year old, I'd call that a stacking, I mean snacking, win!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Relief Society Birthday Celebration Activity

Every year for our church we celebrate the Relief Society's birthday We wanted to decorations to have a vintage feel, and our theme was "Opening New Doors". 

Our tables had center pieces made from vintage and eclectic pieces that we all just brought from our home and then mixed and matched on the tables on top of burlap squares. 

At each place setting we had a pillow box with a key inside for our hand outs.  There was also a photo of cute old doors, and each door had a match.  The sisters had to find their match and ask the "get to know you" questions on the back.
I voluntereed to teach one of the 2 classes we had that night, called "Unlocking Your Creativity". (Get it, UNLOCK....doors...get it?!) I taught some basics of hand lettering and it was so fun and totally nerve wracking up amazing too!

These adorable signs were at every table.  They included a picture, name & information about important women throughout Relief Society years.  Trisha from Trisha Shelley Photography designed them and they were perfect to celebrate the Relief Society and cute enough to go with the decorations. She had that great idea of sharing them online so that everyone else can use them too!
Isn't she the best?! Go HERE to download them all. We printed ours as 8x10s.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Confetti Egg Gift

I feel like almost every post I mention how fast time is flying...is that just something that happens the older you get?! Okay so Easter. Easter is THIS Sunday!  I am a big believer that it's never to late to craft, decorate or celebrate a holiday.  So here's a fun idea to spread the Easter fun around!
 Pick up a pack of confetti eggs at the dollar store or Walmart also has them for $1 too. I grabbed a pack of these blank egg cartons from Hobby Lobby because I knew I'd find something to do with them. So HAH! A little of that paper "grass", glue, twine & some cute paper.
 Start by tracing the top of your egg carton on the paper & cut it out.
 Glue it down, be sure not to use too much so you avoid bubbles.
 Optional: take a pen or a tag and write "Hip, Hop, Smash" on the paper once it's dry.
 Now to fill it up! Take just a little bit of that grass and press it in real good.  Putting too much in will make the container too thick and you won't be able to close it.
One of my favorite things about buying these confetti eggs is the difference of colors.  Aaaand a close second is that fact that I didn't have to make them!
 Wrap around that twine! I used light blue, yellow and pink and wrapped it 3 times.  (If your carton had trouble closing because of the grass, just tie that twine super tight!)
 How cute is that?! For extra bonus points, deliver that to a neighbor, friend or surprise family!