Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Best Ever Beef Dip Sandwiches

So my obsession with pintrest led me to these yummy sandwiches that I made last night. If you don't know me I SUCK!!! at cooking. Everything I make turns to crap before I touch it (I swear it's true!!) So anyways back on track I found a recipe for Beef Dip Sandwiches at Real Mom Kitchen and they turned out GREAT!!

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So after being super excited about making something actually edible I thought I would share the recipe with you. You can click the link above or just copy from below. I added a beef bouillon cube to mine and used rump roast instead of beef chuck roast.

Best Ever Beef Dip Sandwiches
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 6 cups water
  • 3-4 lbs beef chuck roast
  • rolls or buns
  • sliced provolone
  • 1 beef bouillon cube

  1. Combine garlic, rosemary, bay leaves, soy sauce, and water in a slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  2. Place the roast in liquid in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours
  3. Remove roast from slow cooker and shred. Place liquid from slow cooker in another container and remove bay leaves. Return shredded beef to slow cooker. Add a small amount to the reserved liquid. Add just enough to make the beef nice and moist.
  4. Place rolls or buns on a baking sheet. Place one slice of provolone on each roll. Place on the center rack of oven under the broiler
  5. Serve meat on the rolls or buns along side reserved liquid for dipping.

See so easy anyone can do it, even me. I made a recipe card for this that you are welcome to below.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Etsy Promo

I am giving a 20% discount from now until 4/19/12 using discount code "BLOG2" See my etsy mini on the side bar for a direct link to the shop and browse around. Thanks for stopping by!!!
Personalized wood Blocks - Home

Monday, April 9, 2012

Mother's Day items

So I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, I slept most of mine away because of working the night before but that's what happens when you work at a hospital :( So I am moving on from easter and looking for cute ideas for mother's day, I of course have this sign at my etsy shop that can be customized in any color combo

 Quote/ Verse Block Custom Made

Here is a cute card

MoM Easle Card Perfect for Mother's Day or Birthday

Available at kathyshaw85

These adorable custom necklaces

Mother's day necklace - 3 discs Personalized, Gold Rim  discs ,sterling silver ,custom names , initials,wedding date ,moms , grandma

Available at MadebySam

GRANDKIDS PICTURE FRAME/Wall Hanging for Grandparents and Grandkids - "Life Is Grand With Grandkids" - Great Mother's Day Gift

Available at Meme100

There is so much cute stuff out there it is impossible to limit them but that's all for now. I will have some pics of some new signs coming soon. Nothing new on the floor remodel, it is taking way to much time and doesn't look like I have done anything yet :) 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Floor remodel

Crisis averted my camera was found, LOL!
So now on to more important things like projects. Me and my boyfriend bought our old farmhouse about 6 years ago and have yet to do anything to it expect carpet in 2 rooms and some painting (we did rip out a divider wall a couple years ago too). So anyway I decided it was time to pull up our nasty 70's brown shag carpet, it is disgusting and smells, unfortunately I didn't get a pic before I ripped out the main piece but here an idea in the back corner that I didn't rip up yet because of the step.

I know beautiful right, lol!
Okay so after ripping it up this is what we have underneath (keep in mind that I am still not sure what I was doing with the floor but just knew the carpet needed to go).
So all of the dots in the pic are from the dust from where I started to sand, and since I can't take the carpet out myself so it has been sitting there for 2 days waiting for boyfriend to help.

So this is what my floors look like, pretty crappy, so we will see what it looks like when it is finished. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated and I will post as we continue to do it.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


So for some reason I decided to wake up at 4:00am today and couldn't go back to sleep, so my goal was to get up and get something new made for my blog, however, I spent about an hour looking for my camera so I could shoot in stages and still have yet to find it, so that made my new goal to finish up some orders and then clean my craft room, seriously it looks like a tornado ran straight through it. So after I finish working on orders and cleaning maybe there will be some time left to do another post (fingers crossed!!)

So instead you get a few pics from my stacked blocks. They are fun simple and can say just about anything.
Oh and big surprise they are available on my Etsy shop. I really am trying to get stuff on here that I don't sell but it's hard because every time I make something new I'm like, oh that would be great for the shop, ha ha.
Oh well, hopefully something new coming soon.
Have a great day!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Unmotivated :(

It's sad to say that I have nothing new to post this week. I have been completely unmotivated and short on thime this week so nothing new to share :( So to fill up some space and give you a little insight on my life I thought I would show you guys my favorite puppy in the world (okay so he's not really a puppy anymore but I call him that anyways) so meet Gally!

Gally is a 3 year old, 155 lbs. Great Dane and is the biggest baby in the world!! His favorite activities are laying on the couch, chasing cats, and picking up sticks in the yard. He likes to go on long walks but chews on anything you leave in sight when you leave him alone. I have went through 3 remotes to my dvr!! I love him but I now have to replace a couch, carpet, remotes, and many more things since he has blessed my life. Gotta love dogs!!

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Mandy from Project Queen is doing a giveaway on her blog for one of my wedding signs. The possibilities on this sign are endless so pop on over for a chance to win, all the details are on her blog.

As an added bonus, I am offering 25% off to everyone at My Etsy Shop use coupon code QUEEN25 at check out.

On a later note, thank you for all of the kind words, my back is starting to feel better but I will have to take it easy for a little while, no heavy lifting. I will be glad when I feel back to 100%.

Happy St. Patty's Day to all!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Easter Sign

Well I have been MIA for a of days due to my work schedule. I had to work 5 12hour shifts in a row and have done nothing but sleep and go to work. Sad part is none of it counts for overtime. I hate the way my work week falls :( To make matters worse I hurt my back lifting a patient last night and have to go back again tonight :(

Okay on to better things. I made this new sign for Easter and I love the way it turned out. My only complaint is that the word Easter doesn't stand out as much as I would like it to, which I will fix with the next ones I make. Let me know what you guys think of it. As always it is available for sale at my esty shop.

I took an extra piece of wood I had left over from my wedding signs, sanded it and painted it a light blue. I cut the egg out of a yellow chevron patterned paper and attached to the front. Then I cut out the Easter letters using vinyl and painted them to the sign. I distressed the whole thing and then sealed. I love, love, love how it turned out.

Friday, March 2, 2012

St. Patty's Day Sign

I love this sign for St. Patty's Day, it is simple and easy to make.

I took a 2x4 piece of wood cut it to approx 11", sanded and stained it an oak stain.
I taped of the edges and painted the middle dark green. Once dry I cut the shamrock paper
to fit and inked around the edges with Dark Soot distress ink.
I cut the work Lucky and the shamrock in black vinyl using transfer tape put it to the paper and
sealed the entire thing using gloss modge podge. I think the entire project took about a day and a half letting all the stuff dry.
It's so simple and cute, I love it.
If you don't feel like making your own, I have them for sale at My Etsy Shop Stop by and take a look around.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wedding Sign

I absolutely love making this sign for people on my Etsy Shop it has been pretty popular since the begining of the year and I get more colors to add everyday it seems.

I will send pics of how it is made at some point however I would like to keep some of it secret since I wouldn't want other people on etsy copying it :)
I have had the shop closed for a couple of days because I had to many orders to get out and not enough time to do them all I will be reopening soon.

Monday, February 20, 2012

February Photo Challenge

Photo Challenge Days 7 & 8, I am having a problem downloading some of the days so I will post what it will let me.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Photo Challenge

So I'm slacking on posting these photos for the photo challenge I'm participating in. I've been taking the photos but haven't had time to do any editing so here is Day 4 strangers, we had a barn burn down so the firefighters are trying to deal with the blaze, god bless the firefighters :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Win a Free Sign

Hello all,
I know that Valentine's Day is over now but I am putting up this sign to give away for free. The only thing you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what you did on Valentine's Day. Me we don't do anything for Valentine's Day so we sat around the house and watched TV last night, on opposite sides of the couch, don't you feel the love, lol. I will decide the winner at random on 2/18/11 and will post it to the site.
Have a great Day!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

February Photo Challenge Day 2 & 3

I had a hard time finding the right thing to shot for day 2 so I took a subway art sign that I made and did that. I used lightroom to edit and below is what you get. For day 3 the catagory is hands after much, much begging Donny finally gave over his hand for a quick photo :) I love this challenge I get to take a pic everyday and I get to show people a little more insight into my life.

Don't forget about my Etsy Promo good until Valentines day use coupon Code LOVE1 for 15% off check out my shop with the like at the top of the page.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Photo Challenge Day 1

While waiting for some items to dry and spending that time wisely on pintrest I came accross this blog about doing a photo a day challenge so I though sounds fun why not I want to increase my photography skills anyway. Since I can't figure out any way to link the pics to the original posting I thought I would just post it to here. So here is the list

And since I have spent the majority of my day catching up on etsy orders here is my view

Messy I know but I promise it's completely organized, I can find anything in that mess!!!

February Etsy Promo

Hi all! We are having some fabulous weather for it being February 1st in Ohio so I am offering a promo again in lue of the great weather and valentines day, so from now until 2/14/12 I am offering a 15% off discount just use Coupon Code LOVE1 for the discount.

Check out all of the items in my Etsy shop at

Have a great day, week, month, whatever!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Etsy Promo

While I don't have anything fun going on this week (just a lot of working) I thought I would offer a promo good until 1/31/12 at my etsy shop (link at top of the page)

Get 20% off your entire order by entering the promo code BLOG20

Check out my Valentine's Day items