Tip Of The Day! How To Store Store Cleaning Supplies

Now that is brilliant!

Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Cleaning Supplies.

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Seared Chicken with Balsamic Cream Sauce, Mushrooms and Onions

Recipe from peaceloveandlowcarb.blogspot.com

Ingredients
1 Medium Onion - Thinly sliced
1 1/2 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
5 Tbs. Butter – Divided
½ Cup Chicken Broth
1 Cup Heavy Cream
2 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar
8 oz. Baby Bella Mushrooms - Halved
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
Salt and Pepper – To Taste
(2 Tbs. Peace and Love)

Directions
Lightly season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.

In a large sauté pan over low-medium heat, add 2 Tbs. butter, onions and salt and pepper. Cook until onions are nice and caramelized - About 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

In a separate pan, over medium-high heat, pan-sear the chicken breasts in remaining 3 Tbs. of butter. Brown on both sides - Remove from pan and set aside. (Chicken will not be fully cooking during this stage)

De-glaze the pan with chicken broth. Using a rubber spatula, scrape the pan and mix in any remaining bits of chicken. Let simmer 5 minutes.

Reduce heat to low, add heavy cream, balsamic vinegar, mushrooms and a little salt and pepper. Let simmer 10 minutes.

Add chicken breasts back to the sauce pan, and simmer until the chicken is cooked all the way through. About 10-15 minutes

Remove chicken breasts from the pan and plate. Add the Parmesan cheese and caramelized onions to the sauce and stir until the cheese is melted in to the sauce. Pour sauce over top of chicken.

Prep Time – 20 Minutes
Cook Time – 40 Minutes

DIY Fall Leaves Bowl

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We came across this beautiful autumn leaf DIY project on hellolucky.com. It is easy to do and you'll have a beautiful autumn bowl for your home. This is also a great gift idea!

You will need:

Craft store leaf garland, Mod Podge (matte finish), Foam Brush, Balloon, Scissors, Mixing bowl

*Tip: try to find thin, paper-like leaves for your garland. The thinner the leaves, the better they will mold to the shape of your balloon. Also, avoid any plastic-coated leaves.


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1. Begin by snipping the leaves off the strand of garland. Leave about 1/8″ at the base.

2. Carefully rip the entire plastic stem (and all the veins!) off of the faux leaves (See image above). This will help the leaves mold to the shape of the balloon.

3. Fill up your balloon to size. We stuck ours inside a mixing bowl to keep it in place.

4. With your mod podge in a cup near by, gently apply a thin layer on top of your balloon, starting in the middle and working your way out.


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5. Lay a leaf on top of the wet mod podge and smooth with your fingers or foam brush. Once it’s stuck in place, apply another thin layer of mod podge on top of that leaf. See image below.

6. Repeat, covering any empty spaces with smaller leaves.

7. When you reach about a quarter of the way down the balloon, add one or two leaves to the bottom of the bowl for extra weight and support. Allow to dry at least an hour.

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8. When the mod podge is dry, carefully pop your balloon with a pin at the tied end, slowly letting the air out. Don’t be alarmed if the leaves shrink down when the balloon deflates, it will return to its original shape after a minute or so. You may find that some of the mod podge will stick to the edges of your leaves, but you can just pick or cut it off.

9. Use your bowl to hold potpourri or little wrapped halloween candies. Pretty cool!

Head over to Hello Lucky to see more great DIY ideas!


spray painted hangers

Bored of your hangers? Then maybe spray painting them is a brilliant idea!

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Tip Of The Day! How To Store Store Balls

Clever Idea!

Use elastic luggage rope with two metal hooks to Store Balls.

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Okey dokey artichokey....a spoon sculpture

A brilliant plastic spoon vase from craftberrybush.com

This is how it is made.

You can use it as a cute little vase...

Or just as an elegant addition to your tablescape, 

perhaps using a battery operated tea light inside...

See the full tutorial

Diy Number Topper

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Here's a great tutorial on how to make a number topper from almond bark.

You will need:

White Almond Bark (you could also use candy melts, candy coating or white chocolate)
Disposable Icing Bags
Straight blade (or an Xacto knife)
Lollipop sticks (or floral wire for curvy numbers)
Wax Paper
Template for number (reversed)
Disco Dust, Corn Syrup & Paint Brush (optional, if you want it to sparkle)

Hop on over to Cake Jounal  for more photos and instructions.

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Such a great idea!