Monday, June 25, 2012

Who says Goodwill only has junk?!

So while out looking for some vitamin E cream to make the lotion I mentioned...

I decided to stop at Goodwill.  My boyfriend hates it when I do things like that but he was at home so I figured, oh what the heck!

And to my surprise, I found this AWESOME little guy!

He was only 99cents!  I mean seriously, how cute.

However, he did have a couple small ouchies.  So using some nail polish, I touched him right up.

Touched Up

So now, instead of my stove utensils sitting in this guy:

Ikea holder: functional, but I need more color

 They can hang out in this!

New guy!
 How FUN is HE?  Sorry, I love colors but am always too afraid to paint bright colors on the walls so a little pop like this guy makes me WAY happier than it should.

Oh and yes, I have a TON of spices :-)  These are the ones I used most often and keep on the counter.  The rest (two cabinets full) are stashed out of view.  Next time I'll try to be better with my "product placement" by making sure all of the labels are facing outward and such...  I'm still learning....

Anyway, YAY Goodwill, 99cents, and nail polish!

Have you had awesome finds like this?  Please post a comment; I'd love to hear about it!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Chicken, and Biscuits, and Fries, Oh MY!

So I've spent all of this time pinning recipes on Pinterest and finally decided,
"You know, I am actually going to MAKE one of these instead of just Droooooling over them!"

So tonight for dinner I made:

picture and recipe from

As well as:

picture and recipe from
And these also:

picture and recipe from


The chicken was moist, fries flavorful, and biscuits soft and buttery!  My boyfriend loved it!  He was so excited, now he had some tasty leftovers to take to work this week.

So now, that I'm starting to get this blogging thing down, I just need to remember to TAKE PICTURES of what I make!  I was so excited that it turned out so well and was so tasty, I forgot that whole picture process of Blogging 101.
Oh well, at least you have the pictures of from the original posters which I'm sure would be much better than mine anyway...

I encourage ya'll to make any or all of the recipes above.  The leftover biscuits will be great for breakfast with bacon.

Now it's time to go make another Pinterest DIY find.... semi- Homemade LOTION!
Homemade Moisturizing Lotion from

I'll definitely remember to take picture of this one!