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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken July 24, 2012

Filed under: Food — mypinterestadventure @ 12:23 am

So, this is the most YUMMY recipe I’ve found yet!  Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken, I found this pin when I was browsing Pinterest on night, and I knew this one would be awesome.  I mean who can go wrong with chicken wrapped in bacon?!  Here is a link to the blog with the recipe I used.  The recipe I referred to used chicken breasts and cut them in strips, but I went ahead and bought chicken strips.  Also, I used turkey bacon instead of regular bacon.

So, here is what I used:  chicken, turkey bacon, chili powder, garlic powder, and brown sugar.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and spray an oven pan with non stick spray.  Sprinkle the chili powder and garlic powder on the chicken.


Then wrap the chicken in bacon.  On some of the chicken strips I used 2 pieces of bacon to get the chicken completely wrapped.  Then roll the chicken and bacon in the brown sugar.


Place on the oven pan and bake for 40 minutes.  Here is the finished product!


These were really good.  I think the quote I got from Glenn was “… these are fargin’ amazing.”  He said he loved them.  I WILL fix these again!  So easy, and you could make smaller ones for appetizers.


Craft Inspiration – Monogram Door Hanger July 23, 2012

Filed under: Crafts — mypinterestadventure @ 11:43 pm

Ok, so I saw this pin which inspired me to create my own monogram, with something that was more my style!  My style, well sparkles and feathers!  So, what I did was purchase a wooden monogram letter “C”, some glitter scrapbook paper, gems, and some feathers from Michael’s.  What I did was cut the glitter paper so it would lay directly over the C, and I hot glued the paper on the C.  Then, I hot glued gems all along the C.  When I was finished, I glued the feathers to the back of the C for some more decoration.  I love it!  And I’ve gotten so many compliments, in fact I’ve made some for some of my family.  I even made my own pin for Pinterest.



Finished product hanging on my front door!!!


Here are some of the others I did.

     It’s hard to tell, but the “M” is purple!


This was fun and easy!




Craft Inspiration – Shadow Box July 9, 2012

Filed under: Crafts — mypinterestadventure @ 12:44 am

Ok, so this time I thought I would post a craft instead of a recipe.  I saw this pin and knew I had to try this.  I’m pretty sure the pin was something professionally made, but I was determined to make something similar and more my style myself!  The pin is a picture of a shadow box that on the inside said “admit one” and had a little design to it, but the cool thing was on top of the box it had a slit where you could drop all your ticket stubs inside.  I though that this would be a cool display for my Reds tickets, concert tickets, movie tickets, etc.  Better then just having all that laying around.

So, I found a shadow box at Marshall’s for $15 I believe.  I spent around $10(maybe not even that much) on the decorations for the inside at Michael’s.

Here is what I started with: This is what I bought to start with.

The first thing I wanted to do was attempt to cut a slit in the top of the shadow box so I could easily drop my ticket stubs into the box.  I first measured and drew a where I wanted my opening to be.  You can see my pencil marking in the picture.  Next I took my drill and a small drill bit and drilled an opening big enough for a hacksaw blade to fit into.  Once I drilled the small opening, I took a hacksaw blade and sawed the rest of the opening.  I’m sure there are better tools out there to do this, but this is all I had at my disposal.    I know it’s kind of hard to see in the pic, but I promise it’s there.

Once I cleaned up the mess I decorated the inside of the shadow box.  I used some scrapbook black glitter paper for the background.  Since I go to a bunch of Reds games I wanted to incorporate baseball into my theme as well as the movie theme.  So, I used a Reds sticker and some baseball and movie scrapbooking stickers.

  Here is my decorations, I didn’t put much at the bottom because I knew my ticket stubs would fall there.

Lastly, I put in all my old ticket stubs that I could find!  I thought it turned out pretty cool!  I’m going to hang this in my office room with all my ball stuff.