Monday, January 30, 2012

Mani Monday:Vday Edition

Manic Mondays. Everyone's least favorite day.At least mine anyways. I always hate having to go back to reality after a fun weekend. What's more relaxing than a cute mani after a manic day? I've rounded up some super cute Valentines mani's to get you ready for that hot date or maybe just put you in the holiday mood.

I love these two heart nail art mani's because it's Vday inspired but it's not over the top  cutesy.

(courtesy of Nailside)

(courtesy of Mini Nail Blog)
Be the queen of hearts with these cute designs.
(courtesy of Nails By Kayla Shevonne)

(courtesy of The Berry)
Bring out your wild side with this corset inspired mani.

(courtesy of Practice with Polish)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Oh Baby!!

I have the cutest thing to share with you all today! I found this tutorial on Pinterest (don't forget to follow me while you're there) and I just had to try it! Felt baby doll diapers! They have Velcro tabs and everything.
The backside

The front side

These are so simple and quick to make! My 2 year old niece loves her baby dolls and I love to spoil my darling niece so I got to work. Here's what you'll need.
-Felt (You can get them at Michael's,Walmart or any craft store for about 25c each)
-Scissors (I'm sure you already have a pair)
-Velcro (I found some at Michael's with an adhesive back for about $2.50 a roll)
-Hot glue gun or thread and needle
-Embellishments of your choice

Now head on over to Happy Together for the diaper pattern and further instructions! Have fun!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tasty Tuesday!!

Happy Tuesday Friends!! I wanted to share a wonderful and EASY recipe I found on Pinterest. The hubby and prince charming love lasagna but with a full time job and a bun in the oven it's not always possible to enjoy it midweek. Enter lasagna rolls! They're like individual portions of lasagna. I tried the recipe tonight and I loved it! It was quick and easy to make and the best part was hearing from DH what a great job I did!
Lasagna Roll-ups

8 lasagna noodles
1/2 pound lean ground turkey
1 T olive oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 onion
1 can crushed tomatoes
1 egg
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 1/2 T fresh basil, chopped
1 1/2 T fresh oregano, chopped
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Heat a large pot of water to boiling over high heat.  When it reaches a boil, salt liberally and drop noodles.  Stir occasionally and cook to just al dente.  You want to leave them slightly more firm since you'll be baking the pasta.  Drain noodles and set aside.

Meanwhile in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add garlic and onion and saute for 2-3 minutes.  Add turkey and brown.  When almost cooked through, add tomatoes and reduce heat to medium low.  Simmer for about 15 minutes.  Add 1/2 the basil, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes and stir to combine.

In a small bowl, lightly beat egg.  Add ricotta, Parmesan and remaining basil and oregano and stir together.  Spray pan lightly with cooking spray.  Add enough sauce to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.  To assemble, on a drained noodle, add a spoonful of ricotta mixture.  Top with a spoonful of meat sauce and roll up.  Place seam side down in pan.  Continue until you've used all the noodles.  Top each with a little more meat sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining crushed red pepper flakes.  Bake approximately 20 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Thanks to Homemade By Holman for the recipe!