Thursday, 31 January 2013

Prayer Blocks

I decided to get extra crafty this week and on Tuesday I did two crafts. Here is the first.... Prayer Blocks.

I bought this dresser the other day for CHEAP!! It was ugh!! Cracks in the paint chips in the wood, but it had potential. So I refinished it and then needed something to go on top. I bought a few things but it didn't feel quiet complete so I made these prayer blocks.

The top block is a 5"x5" square and the bottom are 5"x7" I just covered them with scrap booking paper, sanded it all down and then cute the words out on my silhouette. I really love it. I love the saying especially.

If anyone is looking for some this saying in Vinyl I would be happy to cut it for you just email me and we can sort something out.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Chicken Enchilada Soup

The other day I found myself talking to a few friends about dinners. You know the general "what are you making" conversation, when two of my friends stated their husbands don't consider soup as a dinner. I was kinda like wha...? How could you go a whole winter without making a single soup? In our home we have soup at least one a week in the winter. Today was one of those days. Tonight we had Chicken Enchilada soup for dinner. Lucky for me my wonderful hubby doesn't mind soup.

While at Target looking for a few ingredients I knew I was missing for tonight's dinner I decided to look up the recipe here just to make sure I knew what I was looking for. I couldn't find it and thought have I really not posted this recipe? So I could be completely mistaken and might someday find it on here twice, but in case it really isn't on here I'm sharing it. It's so simple. A throw everything in the crockpot recipe. Those are definitely my favorite. Enjoy!!


1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes

1 10-ounce package frozen whole kernel corn

1 chopped onion

1chopped yellow, green, or red bell pepper

1 10-ounce can enchilada sauce

1 10.75-ounce can condensed cream of chicken soup

1½ cups milk

1 cup shredded Pepper jack cheese

2 chicken breasts


In a 3½ to 5 quart slow cooker, combine drained beans, tomatoes, corn, onion, and bell pepper. Place 2 chicken breasts on top of mixture.

In a large bowl, whisk together enchilada sauce and soup. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Pour sauce mixture over ingredients in cooker.Cover; cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

Remove chicken and cut or shred into bite sized pieces. Add chicken back into soup.
Top with pepper jack cheese and serve.

Can also be topped with avocado, sour cream, or crushed tortilla chips.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Valentines Day Board

Valentines Day is quickly approaching and as I took my Christmas decorations down I realized that I had no Valentines Day decorations. So I decided to invite some friends around and start crafting. Today I made this Valentines Board. All I did was buy a board at Lowes, cut it to the size I wanted, sanded it down and then painted it a deep red. Finally I cut the words I wanted out on my silhouette and put them in the board. Easy peasy! And so much fun. If you have questions left me know. I would say this cost me about $6 for everything.