Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Easy- Best Moist Baked Chicken Recipe Ever Ever Ever Ever

I am absolutely positively serious guys! This is the best chicken recipe known to man. 
It always works. It is super easy. Really. You hardly have to handle the raw chicken! 
It is soft and moist and flavorful and it is good as leftovers.
Did I convince you yet? You've got to try it! Hang on.
I'm going to the kitchen now to eat some leftovers...

Ok! Ready or not! Here it is.

6 Lg Chicken Breasts
Olive Oil
1/8 cup Italian Seasoning
1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Drizzle a layer of olive oil in bottom of 9x13 pan.
Place 6 chicken breasts into pan (they should be tightly packed in).
Drizzle chicken with more olive oil.
Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl, and then sprinkle over top of chicken.
Cover with tinfoil. Bake 60-70 minutes or until chicken is just cooked through. 
Remove tinfoil for last 5-10 minutes.
Serve in pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches, or on its own!

Let me know if you try it!! :)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Upcycled Baby Gift Tutorial For Boy or Girl

Yep. I made another shirt and pants baby outfit!
This one is definitely a favorite of mine! :)
First, I dyed a onesie using a little black Rit Dye.
Then I used this homemade stamp tutorial to add a feather on the front. 
I'm sure loving feathers lately!
(Don't forget to put something thick between the shirt layers! 
I used a few layers of wax paper this time.)
For the pants, I used a tee shirt that was getting bored sitting in my closet...
 I made the pants using this tutorial. I used the shirt hem for the bottom hem- big time saver!
There was enough fabric left in the middle of the shirt to make a matching hat. Yay!
I just traced a baby had I had, adding an extra "peak" at the top...
then I used a pencil eraser to turn it outside out... and then tied it in a knot.
I also made a matching pacifier clip, but didn't do a tutorial on that.
I did do a different pacifier clip tutorial last year- you can find that here.
Other similar upcycled baby outfits I have made can 
be found here, here, here, and here.

Happy sewing!
Thanks for stopping by. :)


Monday, October 14, 2013

Easy and Cheap Science Experiment: Keep Kids Occupied For Hours!

This simple science experiment literally kept 
my littles occupied for a couple hours!! 
I just gave them the supplies and told them they 
could do what they wanted with it.
My oldest noticed the bubbling reaction, and asked me about it.
An opportunity to explain reactions! 

By the end of the experiment, they had added a bowl of water, 
and had a soup that they were mixing with their hands. 
I didn't mind at all- of any mess they could make, 
this was one of the cleanest! :) 

They thought it was so fun. 
We will definitely be doing this one again soon! 

Enjoy your week everyone!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Baby Boy Upcycled Gift DIY Tutorial: Fabric Paint Mountains

Here's a super easy, quick, and affordable baby gift DIY! 
It seems like onesie and pants outfits are my go-to baby gift!
You can see others that I've made here, here, and here. 

For this project, I used...
An old T Shirt of mine. A scrap of white knit. 
A Onesie. A Sharpie. A few Fabric Markers. 
A Small length of Elastic. A piece of Wax Paper. 
And a Pair of little Pants (for a pattern).
I made the pants using my old T shirt. I followed the same steps as I did here
only I used the sleeve hem as the bottom hem, instead of a ruffle.
Before sewing the pants together, I sewed on a triangle scrap of knit,
and drew a lil white triangle on the leg.
For the shirt, I used a Sharpie and some fabric markers to draw on some mountains and clouds. 
Be sure to put a piece of cardboard or wax paper inside of the shirt
 so that the ink doesn't bleed through to the back of the shirt.
And that's all folks! Super easy.
I also made a pacifier clip (forgot to photo). 
I folded it up and put it in a lil box like these.

Have a good weekend my friends! :)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Enjoying Every Bit of Fall

Yes, I am still around!
I am just over here having a lil break from this here blog;
and thoroughly enjoying my favorite season!
Fall is gorgeous here in Michigan.
And all of the fall produce from the yard makes me happy!

I hope you are enjoying your fall weather as well!
(Or spring, for my lovely readers in the Southern Hemisphere!)

I will be back here more often now my friends.
I promise.
I am beginning to miss writing. :)