11/19/2014

DIY Memo Board

Ive been looking for a memo board of some sorts for our kitchen. I knew that I didn't want something cheesy like a dry erase board so I started to browse Pinterest to see what I could come up with. 


· picture frame
· chicken wire
· pliers 
· staple gun
· clips of your choice 
[ I used mini clothes pins ] 

All I ended up doing was removing the back of the picture frame + the glass. I unrolled the chicken wire and stapled it to the back of the picture frame making sure that it was snug. After that, I trimmed the chicken wire so you couldn't see any outside of the frame.

Since I removed the back of the frame where the hooks were, I used the staple gun to make hooks so I could hang it. Basically you just want to make sure that the staple doesn't go all the way in on the top corners so it can act as a hook.

Cute and pretty easy, huh?

11/10/2014

Ibotta App

Ibotta is a free app that you can download [from the App Store or Google Play] onto your smartphone or tablet. Ibotta works with over 100,000 locations including grocery + convenience stores, restaurants, movie theaters, pet stores and more!

Even if you aren't someone who uses coupons, this free app is a quick and easy way to save money. But of course, if you throw coupons into the mix, you will save even more.

I personally love how simple this app is so here are the steps to getting started!

1] Download the free app. You can do that here.

2] Find rebates. Before you go shopping, which ever store you are headed to, browse through the offers that are available. You can unlock these offers by completing very simple tasks, such as watching a short clip or even answering one question.

3] Shop and redeem. When you are done shopping, simply tap the "Redeem" button, take a picture of your receipt and verify your purchases [scanning the items barcode.] It really is as simple as that! There is no limit on the number of rebates you can redeem, but each rebate featured is for a single purchase only. Upload your receipt as soon as you purchase your product. Your receipt is ineligible for credit past one week of the printed date.

4] Get cash. Within 48 hours your receipt will be processed. [Usually mine are done the same day.] 100% of your earnings can be transferred to PayPal or even your Starbucks card and you can cash out once your at $10.

Seems easy right?

If you still have questions about Ibotta and how it works, please let me know and I will answer them.

10/27/2014

Recipe: Fajita Chicken Bake


I love chicken. Chicken is one of my favorite meats to eat so when I can try out a new recipe using it then Im happy. This recipe did not disappoint anyone. Every single plate was cleared and there were no leftovers so I decided to share this recipe with you all.


I really hope that you try it because Im telling you, the chicken came out so juicy, the peppers were perfect and it went awesome with a side of rice.


Ingredients

3 - 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts [I used 3]
1 green pepper + 1 red pepper cut into strips
1/2 red onion, peeled and sliced
Mexican shredded cheese
1 package of fajita mix [I used Old El Paso]
1 - 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions

1. Trim the fat from the chicken breasts and lay them flat in a baking dish.
2. Sprinkle the fajita mix onto the chicken breasts. [mine were completely thawed]
3. Lay the peppers + the onions on top of the chicken and spread them out evenly.
4. Drizzle olive oil over the chicken, peppers + onions.
5. Top with shredded cheese [I put what I thought looked good, this is a personal preference]
6. Bake at 375° for 35 - 45 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear.
[I put mine on the bottom rack and I did not cover it]
7. I actually added more shredded cheese to the dish while the rice was still cooking just because I like cheesy things.

If you decide to try this please let me know what you think! We will definitely be having this again in our house!