Thursday, March 28, 2013

Expressions Vinyl Deal of the Day + Promo Code

Today's Deal of the Day from Expressions Vinyl is an "Easter Pack" of vinyl for $4.99 (regularly $10.99). You will get 6 sheets of indoor vinyl in the following colors: Lilac, White, Soft Pink, Ice Blue, Lime Tree Green and Light Yellow.

Click here to get the DOTD!

They also have a great promo code for 15% off of Heat Transfer Vinyl, that is valid until 4/4/13!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Expressions Vinyl: Deal of the Day + Rewards Program!

Have you seen the new Expressions Vinyl Website? They got a facelift! It is still very familiar looking, but a lot easier to navigate. They also started to do a "Deal of the Day" over on their facebook page. Today's Deal of the Day is Black vinyl sheets for $.99! Are you kidding...sooooo cheap! I will be randomly posting their Deal of the Days so you can grab the deal before it expires!

In addition to their new website, they now have a REWARDS PROGRAM!!! So each time you purchase some vinyl (or other products from them), you will earn points! They also have a Vinyl Values Savings Club that is $19.99 a year to save you even more on their products, plus an additional 100 points will be added on to your new rewards balance when you purchase the savings club.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Creamy Steak Quesadilla's

Last week we grilled up some giant steaks, and I'm not sugar coating "giant" by any means! D and I had to split a whole steak, there wasn't any way either of us could eat one of those by ourselves! And the way our steak is packaged, there are 2 per pack. So we grilled both of them up, ate 1, and saved the other for leftovers. I'm not a huge leftover steak fan. Just something about warming up a delicious, perfectly grilled steak in the microwave for lunch is not that appetizing to me. D doesn't mind them leftover though. One way I will eat leftover steak is if I put it in an omelet, breakfast burrito, or I have even made fajitas with it. I would have to say that my most favorite way to eat up a leftover steak is by making these Cream Steak Quesadilla's! And don't let the name fool you, they pack quite the kick too! These are very easy and quick to throw together, so if you're looking for a quick recipe to use up some leftover steak, this is your winner!

No, I didn't use the whole steak, only about 8oz!

Ingredients (yields 2 Quesadilla's):
8oz of steak, cooked & sliced thin (can use fresh if you don't have any leftover)
2 flour tortillas
1/8 cup pickled jalapenos, chopped (about 8-10 slices)
1/2 cup cream cheese (a little less than 1/2 cup)
1/4tsp cumin
1/4tsp chili powder
1/4 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar, but have used mexican blend before)

1. Slice steak into thin strips, set aside.
2. Chop up jalapenos slices (I used food chopper/processor).
3. In a small saucepan on low-medium heat, stir together cream cheese, chopped jalapenos, and seasoning. Stir until creamy.
4. Add in steak, and stir well.
5. In a large skillet on medium heat, place tortilla down, and put shredded cheese on 1/2 of tortilla, and put 1/2 of creamy steak mixture on top of cheese. Fold tortilla over.
6. Grill until lightly browned, flip over, and repeat on other side.

One great thing about these quesadilla's, you can adjust the spiciness to your liking. If you want to cut down on heat, don't use as many jalapenos. You can also easily double the recipe if you need to make more than 2.

Some other great steak recipes:
Hearty Steak Soup
Dry Aged Beef (how to)
Steak & Red Pepper Omelet

Linking up too...
Today's Creative Blog
The Shabby Chic Cottage
Somewhat Simple
Lovely Crafty Home
Polka Dots on Parade
Ginger Snap Crafts
Sugar Bee Crafts
BruCrew Life
Semi Homemade Mom
Lolly Jane
JoJo & Eloise

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I Found a Desk!

Last week I shared my Craft/Office Space Inspiration, and since then I've been on the hunt for a desk! But before I could really commit to anything, I had to sell the daybed that was in there. Good thing I mentioned my plans to my mom, because I forgot that she had been wanting a daybed for one of her bedrooms downstairs. She gladly took it off of my hands for $50 (plus sheets, several pillows, etc), and took it home with her last weekend. Step 1, sell daybed, check! I was so excited!

I found a couple of older desks I was interested in; one was on a site similar to Craigslist called Nex-Tech Classifieds (the Craigslist of western KS) for $50, and the other I seen on facebook for $40. D was on his way back from a hunting trip with my brothers, and the one on Nex-Tech was actually on his way home (like 1.5 hours from home). He said he would pick it up, but ended up not stopping (they were ready to get home after 9 hours in a pickup). So I made arrangements to meet with the gal that had one on facebook last night, she actually had 2, but I ended up going with the original one she posted. I got it for $30, so I'm still actually $20 ahead after selling the daybed, which is great!

The top is more like a laminate top, but the rest is solid wood. I'm still confused as to why they did this to older desks, but I guess it's better than the whole thing being particle board. So I plan to rough the top up, as well as the rest of it, prime it down, and then paint! As of right now I am planning on painting it with one of the colors that I've already used in our house, so it will be a neutral color. I don't want to spend a whole lot of money on it, so I will make it work. I also want to look for some drawer pulls, and Hobby Lobby usually has some neat ones I want to check out. So stay tuned for more updates, but I hope to get started really soon on this!! :)

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Craft/Office Space Inspiration

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Few Of His Favorite Things

I know Valentines Day is long gone, but I wanted to share with you what I gave Dustin for Valentines Day this year.

valentines day gift

This could be used for Valentines Day, Birthdays, Easter, and even Fathers Day. It was very easy & quick to throw together! You could even add in some decorative paper shred/filler, tissue paper, and glue some things on sticks. The idea's and things that you can put in this basket are endless, just as long as it's some of his favorite things! Here is a break down of what I all stuffed in there:
  • 6pk of Sam Adams seasonal spring beer!
  • 3 mini bottles of liquor (Disaronno, Bacardi 151, Crown Royal)
  • Pistachios
  • Sour Worms (he doesn't like a whole lot of sweets, but he LOVES these)
  • Doritos
  • Funyuns
  • Slim Jims (2)
  • Cliff Bar
  • Mojo Cliff Bar
  • Sunflower Seeds (he's always eating them at work)
  • Cheese Crackers
  • XL Reese's Bar (also one of his fav's)
  • Lottery Tickets (4 different kinds)
  • Gift Card (always ordering stuff from there)
  • a sweet Valentines Day card

valentines day gift

Everything fit very snug, which was perfect! I got the green plastic basket/mini tub at Target in the dollar section a couple of years ago. I also have a pink one, I have used them for several different things.

A couple of years ago, I made him these really cute labels and put them on beer. HUGE HIT!

What are you some of your favorite things to get your man for special holidays?

Linking up too...
Today's Creative Blog
The Shabby Chic Cottage