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.....