DIY 4th of July Wreath

Hello everyone!

Today I wanted to share a diy project with you all. Last week I decided I needed a new decoration for my front door and since the 4th is coming up, I went with a red, white & blue theme!

This is a pretty simple project and doesn’t require many materials. I got all my materials from the local Hobby Lobby.

Materials needed:

  • Styrofoam wreath (mine was 18in)
  • 1 roll of blue star ribbon burlap (15ft roll)
  • 1 roll red burlap (15ft roll)
  • 1 roll tan burlap (15ft roll)
  • Scissors
  • Tape measurer

This wreath is different than ones I have made in the past only because you tie the pieces of burlap to the wreath, which actually made it easier in my opinion!

I started by cutting 16 inch pieces of the blue star ribbon and tied them all onto the wreath. I went with a double knot just to make sure they would all stay in place.

Once you finish with the blue, move on to the red burlap. My red and tan burlap was a little wider than the blue ribbon burlap so I cut 16 inch pieces and then cut each one length wise down the middle (so you should have pieces 2inx16in).

Alternate when tying the red and tan burlap onto the wreath. I went by every 4th piece but you can do however many you want! Continue this pattern until you get all the way around the wreath and you’re complete!

Hang up your finished product and admire your hard work 🙂

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Doggie Birthday Cupcakes

Happy Saturday, everyone! This past Wednesday was our dog, Charlee’s, first birthday and of course we celebrated as if she were a human herself! I can’t believe how fast the year has gone and how big she has gotten! From 10 lbs the day we brought her home to 45 lbs and full of energy 🙂

I found a recipe on the Little Sloth blog and decided to give it a shot!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 t baking soda

Toppings:

  • Peanut butter
  • Few pieces of dog food/small treats
  • Birthday candle

The recipe is pretty simple! Just mix together all the ingredients and pour them into a greased muffin pan. This recipe made 4 cupcakes for me. Bake the cupcakes at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes. Let them cool, then top with peanut butter and treats!

Our pup absolutely loved her cupcake and couldn’t wait to eat leftovers for the next few days!

Happy Birthday, Charlee! We can’t wait to see what the coming years have in store 🙂

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BBQ Chicken

Hello everyone! I know it’s been awhile since I posted last but things have just been busy around here lately!

Last week, we tried out something new for supper. I decided to try to make some BBQ chicken with fresh green beans and red onions and it turned out pretty tasty!

This recipe was also super easy and I’ll definitely be making it again this summer 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups fresh green bean
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • BBQ sauce
  • Black pepper to taste

I simply laid the red onion in a greased pan. Added the chicken on top on the onion. Topped the chicken with BBQ sauce. And last, I added the green beans to the other half of the pan! Super easy, right?!

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Place it in the oven at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is 170 degrees and golden brown on the outside. Then you are ready to feast!

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Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, and Quinoa Casserole

Hello everyone!

This afternoon I wanted to share a recipe I tried last week that turned out to be delicious! I was looking for something to make for supper that included broccoli because my husband made a Costco run on his own and came back with a three pound bag of broccoli! I then decided to give this casserole dish a try 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 can (10 oz) cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • black pepper to taste

I like this recipe because everything is cooked in one pan and clean up time is very minimal! Start by heating some oil in a big skillet. Add the chopped onion, garlic, and chicken. Cook on medium heat for a few minutes until the chicken starts to brown a bit.

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Add the quinoa, chicken broth, and cream of chicken soup. Cook (covered) over medium heat until the quinoa is fully cooked (about 15 minutes).

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Then add half of the cheese and the broccoli to the casserole. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes to allow for the broccoli to soften. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese and you’re done 🙂

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