Thursday, January 3, 2013

Spaghetti Bake

I find that after the day of normal life business it is hard for me to enter the kitchen to make a gourmet dinner for my family. So instead, I find that we eat a lot more fancy if I do it ahead of time. Then come dinner time, along with the hustle and bustle of homework and the start of the family evening, all I have to do is pop it in the oven.

Tonight is Spaghetti Bake!

What a way to turn our "cheap" meal into something better.

1 Box of Ziti Noodles ( I prefer thicker for a bake style dinner) but you can use any noodle.
1. Jar or Can of Spaghetti sauce
1. Pound beef or sausage. I usually use a combo of the two.
1/2  Pkg (4 oz) Cream cheese
2 cups of shredded cheese....any blend you prefer or have on hand.

Step 1: cook noodles
Step 2: brown meat, add sauce and cream cheese until blended.
Step 3: Layer noodle then sauce until all is used.
Step 4: Put one cup cheese sprinkled on the top......and its ready to bake when you are.

Bake @ 350 for 25-30 Minutes.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The making of the "cool" pre-teen room.

Because it is taking a long time to get the materials needed via mail from the US...the room needs to be done in phases. This room has taken a lot of planning as its all been the 10 year old showing me a picture and asking me to do it in all different colors, ect. 

I also have to admit that it is all falling into place nicely as we are picking up the parts piece by piece. 

Phase ONE was getting the bed started. I made the sheets, pillow cases, and bed skirt out of very soft cotton zebra material. I also found 2 strips of zebra contact paper and rolled them on the wall. The rest of the wall will be her turquoise curtain, (again waiting for the material to ship here) 

Phase TWO
The dresser redo. This dresser is really her little sisters. This is obvious by the coloring and markings on it. With touch up paint and a couple magic erasers it was all cleaned up. I then took the other 2 rolls of black/white damask contact paper. This took not a lot of time at all. All you need is an exact o knife and TADA....totally new and fun dresser...very fitting for a new 10 year old with a huge love for fashion and trend.


And the AFTER::::

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy Scrappy!!

Just got bored one day and decided to take a bunch of my extra scrapes and go nuts, LOL.....

Monday, December 31, 2012

Book Nook

After yet another long hiatus for LoveBugsLane...we are finally back at the business of crafting.

We have made a huge change to our lifestyle. After 2 years stuck at a duty station we have made the glorious move all the way around the world to Germany. I have had the most fun statring to unpack and get this new classic style house all sparkled with my personal vision. 

Here is the first area to be 100% complete.... I present to you.....the Book Nook.....

To complete I used two cheap bookcases I bought second hand for $10 each. I then finally used that canopy I purchased (no joke) 8 years ago at Ikea. The seating area is our fold out gymnastics mat. Very colorful and easy to clean. I think for almost no cost, it turned out really cute. This is also the bottom of our very long spiral staircase, which is also the hall foyer area to the soon-to-be sewing room, playroom and laundry room.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Robot SuperCape

I made this super hero, (aka big brother cape) for a very special little boy I know. I used the template (sorta) to make it. I used her shape but ended up winging my dementions and thought it turned out cute as could be.Here is her Tutorial.

 I did not use any interfacing because I wanted it to flow as free as possibly. The collar can be worn eaither folded or up depending on how the kids like it or feel more comfortable. I personally like folded so you can see the fabric contrast.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jello Popsicles

I be the first to admit these are the furthert things from healthy...but like my dear husband says not everything can be healthy everyday--one a year cant be that bad right????
So to try out me new Tupperware Popsicle Molds
All I did was make the jello and freeze. I also did this with the chocolate and vanilla pudding to make pudding pops. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tooth Fairy Pillow

Another site you all need to check out is mmmcrafts. She makes the most adorable tutorials. Here is her one for a very darling Tooth Fairy.
I have been meaning to make this for awhile and her printable tooth pattern is excellent. 
Although hers is so so so cute, I wanted to make a simple tooth, plain and simple.
So here is my little guy, I made a pocket in the back for the dollar bills and left the mouth wide enough to hold teeth as this is what my 6 year old insisted on her pillow having.....