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Chicken Pot Pie

Sorry no picture of the finished product we ate it down too quickly.


  • 2 c milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 tbs flour
  • 2 clover garlic
  • .5 lb chicken
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 cups frozen mixed veggies
  • 2 packages frozen pie crust

Melt half of the butter in the micro wave and combine with the flour.

Combine the milk and the remaining half stick of butter over medium heat. Once the butter is fully melted add in the flour mixture and finely chopped garlic. Stir until the mixture begins to thicken.

Add in the frozen veggies and allow to thaw out in the mixture.

Dice up fully cooked Chicken. Peel the potoat and scroe it a few time and pop it in the old microwave for 30 seconds and then finely dice. Add chicken and potato to the rest of the mixture.

Grease two pie tins and roll out one the thawed pie crust into the bottom of the pie tin fill with the cream mixture. Roll out the second pie crust and place on top pinching the edges to seal. Score the top of the pie crust and put in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Custom Designed Bleach Shirt

These shirts are totally cool looking and easy to make... as long as you don't go too extravagant with your stencils, we custom made the one in the picture and used the flashlight book for the kiddo's shirts.


  • Dark colored shirt
  • Spray adhesive
  • Spray bottle filled with 2 parts bleach 1 part water
  • Magazine paper or other semi waterproof paper
  • Exacto knife

Start by creating your design and cutting out the "negative area" of your design.

Spray adhesive the stencil to the shirt. Place a thick plastic object (we used a cutting board) inside the shirt to prevent the bleach from seeping through to the other side.

(We sprayed some water on this area to dilute the bleach effect)

Spray the shirt with bleach, the more you spray the 'whiter' it will get. You can splash heavy drops for cool effect too.

Hummingbird and Songbird Decorations

So I'm totally loving hummingbirds and song birds right now.. okay birds in general are really fun to use in decoration. Here are two fun projects (and patterns) I used to creat a songbird and hummingbird picture. You can use these patterns to paint them or cut out on your favorite paper. I used bright colors but I can see them both in muted tones as well.

I picked out some of my favorite paper and drew in the pattern on the back of one cutting it out and them gluing it to the other as below. My two paints I did are below as well.

And the patterns:

Leek Tart


  • 3/4 cup leeks
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1/4 sweet peppers
  • 1/3 cup zuccinni
  • 1/3 cup yellow squash
  • 1/3 broccoli
  • 1 can chicken
  • 2 tbs chopped Almonds
  • 1/4 mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package pie crust  (contains two crusts you'll need them both)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Chop up all your veggies sauting down the leeks and peppers followed by the garlic and broccoli, and last the squashes chicken and almonds.

Roll out your pie crusts and get them ready. Toss the cheese and a pinch of salt to taste with the veggies and then pile it into the pie crusts leaving a few inches around the edges to fold over. Pop them in the oven after you've folded over the edges for about 25 minutes or until teh crust starts to golden up.

Easy Paper Christmas Bunting

I strung some stars across the wall for the kiddo's birthday party and when I took them down to put up Christmas stuff I felt like the wall was barren and empty so I had to come up with something new (and free) to put in it's place... A quick easy paper bunting project is the solution.


  • Construction paper cut into 1x6 inch strips
  • Decorative paper for the bunting (I didn't have any Christmas paper left so I just used construction paper)
  • White paint (optional)
  • White glue
  • Ornament hooks

Make a paper chain with the strips of construction paper by starting with a single loop and then threading a new piece through itto form another hoop. Keep doing this consecutively until you have the length you want (or in my case you run out of cut paper). Use the patterns below to cut out ornaments and bells. Next cut out the letters you'll need

  • 3 - r
  • 2 - m
  • 2- s
  • 1 - y
  • 1 - c
  • 1 - h
  • 1 - i
  • 1 - t
  • 1 - a
  • 1 - e

You can also paint the letters on for a MUCH easier though less uniformed approach. Lay out your bells and ornaments in a pleasing pattern and then glue down your letters. Hang the paper chain and use the ornament hooks to hang your letters ornaments from the chain. The pattern below is designed to print at 4x6 inches you can adjust it's size to fit your project.