Taquito Time!

I’m always trying to find something quick and easy that I can make, pop in the oven, and then relax while it’s cooking for an easy weeknight dinner.

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My husband LOVES anything Tex-Mex, so I’m always trying to find new dishes that fit both of our tastes, and our budget (which isn’t huge). I made these taquitos the other night and planned to have leftovers to feed us on lunches as well — they were a hit!

I cooked, shredded and seasoned the chicken on Sunday night to help with the process of getting these done quickly after work. That way, all I had to do was make the mixture to go in the taquitos, roll them up and stick them in the oven. 🙂 Served with oven roasted corn and refried beans, it was delish.

Here’s the recipe:

Creamy Green Chile & Chicken Taquitos

This serves 4 hungry people

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cooked, shredded and seasoned (I used taco seasoning and garlic salt, a pinch of each)

1 Cup Mexican Blend Cheese

1/2 Brick of Cream Cheese

1 4 oz can Green Chiles

12-15 Corn Tortillas

Olive Oil

1/2 Yellow Onion

1 Clove Garlic

1 Small Bunch Cilantro

1 Cup Sour Cream

Directions: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and get a pan ready to put your taquitos in–line it with foil and rub a little Olive Oil on the foil to ensure the taquitos don’t stick to the pan. In a skillet, pour a little Olive Oil in and dice up your Onion, mince your Garlic and saute until they’re golden and delicious. In a mixing bowl, combine your Chicken,  1/3 of the Cheese, Green Chiles, Onion, Garlic, & Cream Cheese. Mix these ingredients until they form a creamy mixture (there will be lumps, of course, don’t pulverize it!). Take your Corn Tortillas and begin forming your taquitos by placing a spoonful (2-inch in diameter scoop) of your mixture in the middle of your tortillas and rolling it up, set each one in the pan when done. Then take the remaining 2/3 of the Cheese and sprinkle it over the top of the taquitos. Put those lovely things in the oven for 30 Minutes. Top with Sour Cream and Chopped Cilantro. 

Enjoy!

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Also, I’m finally getting my patio together (Just in time for it to get REALLY hot here in Tejas) but I’m planning on doing a few more pots in my next post with more of my favorite Thrillers, Fillers, & Spillers. 

 

 

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Container Planting!

Since I started working at a nursery and landscaping business, I have just fallen in love with all the fun plants and bright colors you can use to customize your place with. Since I live in an apartment, the best solution for some outdoor color is container coleus, impatiens, fern and creeping jennygardening (i.e. Gardening in pots, tins and other containers).

There is a certain formula that every container must follow to get the right “look”, and it’s incredibly simple– it must consist of three types of plants:
1) A Plant for Height (i.e. A “Thriller”)
2) A “Filler”
3) A “Spiller”

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QUICK TIP! Believe it or not, adding packaging popcorn at the bottom of the pot with take up a little room in a large pot, and you can go ahead and plant as normal on the top without affecting any drainage!

These three types of plants make up a really full and beautiful container planting! My favorite thriller, filler & spiller? I love Cordyline, Lantana, and Creeping Jenny, all are so colorful and brighten any pot. Here are some ideas (and their links) to some great container pieces!

This is a fun way to get really creative with your home. You can go crazy or keep it totally subtle– whatever you like. 🙂

 

Original Links to Each Photo: Container #1 | Container #2 | Container #3 | Container #4 | Container #5 | Container #6

10+ LOCKSCREEN WALLPAPERS!

I’m a constant wallpaper hoarder on Pinterest–I’m constantly pinning new wallpapers to my board (and not because I’m going to use them all on my phone but because I just always feel the urge to change my background and never do!). These wallpapers have room for your digital clock on the front of your phone with room for a cute design underneath (that doesn’t obstruct the date, time or anything else you may have on your homescreen). These backgrounds are mainly for iPhone (5, 5s or newer) but if it fits your phone, DO IT!

Click on the links below to get your wallpaper!

#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | #7 | #8 | #9 | #10 | #11 | #12

 

 

 

**Just a quick note: I do NOT own any of these wallpapers, nor did I make them, I’m simply sharing them for others to enjoy.

10 More FREE Fonts!

I never ever talk about my day, but today was a doozy. The holidays are upon us, and with that, the advertising world is hectic to say the least. Work ran late so my night consisted of sweatpants, hair up in a bun, and the couch. My dinner was a bag of popcorn washed down with some ice-cold water in my new RTIC (mint-colored, I must add) tumblr as I watch re-runs of old Scooby-Doo episodes.

I scroll through font websites pretty often to see what new and cute fonts pop up–and my favorites are the ones that are FREE. These are also for personal use only, just so everything’s crystal clear. I love adding on to my stash of fonts, not that I ever have any MAJOR uses for them, but they’re great to have on your computer for upcoming gift tags, holiday cards, recipes, or gifts themselves! 

So, without further ado, I give you 10 More FREE Fonts!

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Just click on the name of the food and it’ll direct you to the correct place to download your font! Bon Appetit!

XOXO,

Sarah

15 Awesome iPhone Backgrounds!

Need a pick me up when you open your phone? Want something more aesthetic to look at every single day of your life? I might have what you need (possibly, this information can’t be deemed totally reliable).

Anyway, here are 15 Awesome iPhone Backgrounds for you to enjoy– with the authors included so they can have the creds they deserve. 🙂

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Credits: Blue Leopard Print-http://weheartit.com/entry/120659957

Pink Glitter Leopard Print– Monica Marine; Pinterest

Leopard Print Stripes Wavy– http://luvnote2.blogspot.com/?m=1

Animal Print Gold Glitter– http://reeseybelle.blogspot.ca/2015/01/glitz-power-wallpapers-colorkeyboard-go.html?m=1

Stripes & Hearts– http://dazzlemydroid.blogspot.com/2015/12/freebie-8-piece-wallpaper-collection.html?m=1

Aesthetic Crystals– http://leaveforhappiness.tumblr.com/post/137417462217/happiness

Gold & Green Splatter– Daria Russ, Pinterest

Pink Stripes Black Glitter– http://luvnote2.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-03-25T09:47:00-07:00&max-results=7&m=1

Black Glitter Pink Zebra– http://luvnote2.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-03-25T09:47:00-07:00&max-results=7&m=1

Black Glitter Pink Cheetah-http://luvnote2.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-03-25T09:47:00-07:00&max-results=7&m=1

Silver Glitter Zebra- Unknown

Blue, White, & Gold Clouds– Monica Marine, Pinterest

Pink & Mint Aztec Print– mulatka, Pinterest

Pink, Mint & Gold Glitter Hearts– http://weheartit.com/entry/262158514

enjoy!!

xoxo,

Sarah

Autumn DIY Additions!

Want to make your home cute and comfy this fall, but can’t make it work with your budget? That’s not an excuse anymore! I take serious inspiration from my mom, who makes her way out to her backyard (or to the local craft store sale shelves) for pinecones, glitter, branches, gourds, pumpkins, and more. Take a look at some of her centerpieces and precious decorations and you just might “fall” for them too!

img_4861Enjoy!

XOXO,

Sarah

Feature: The Papier Bungalow

To follow my last post, Great Gifts for Under $50 (Click here to read it) you’ll probably need a card to go with that fabulous gift you’re giving!

That’s where The Papier Bungalow comes in. Take your pick from lots of unique and adorable cards for any occasion. All these cards and more are handmade and crafted by Fallon Stovall, a talent (and one of my super tight friends!) out of Plano, TX, and can be found on her Etsy Site! Take a look– and while you’re at it, check out her blog!


A Birthday Toast; $10.00


Cheers, Old Sport; $15.00


Happy Beer-thday, Dad; $10.00


Happily Ever After; $11.00


Personalized Baby Elephant; $15.00


Enjoy!

XOXO,

Sarah

Gift Ideas for Under $50!

The holiday season is right around the corner so it’s always good to keep a stash of ideas of great gifts that won’t break the bank! These are a few that can be personalized and cute, but won’t totally empty your wallet.

Sequined Mermaid Pillow Covers; $9.99

Personalized Bottle Openers

Personalized Bottle Openers; $7.99

16" Metal Custom Cursive Arrow

16″ Metal Custom Cursive Arrow; $14.99

Large Personalized Wine Cork Keepers

Large Personalized Wine Cork Keepers; $29.99

Reclaimed Wood Bathroom Shelf | Towel Rod

Reclaimed Wood Bathroom Shelf; $25.99

Home & Love Succulent Signs

Home & Love Succulent Signs; $24.99

Stag on Reclaimed Wood

Stag on Reclaimed Wood; $14.99

14 x 20 "Always Stay Humble and Kind" Farmhouse Art

14″ x 20″ “Always Stay Humble and Kind” Farmhouse Art; $26.75

Holiday Linen Towels

Holiday Linen Towels; $11.99

Geometric Steel Backed Cherry Clocks

Geometric Steel Backed Cherry Clocks; $44.99

 

Hopefully this little guide of gifts helps you in these upcoming months!

XOXO,

Sarah

 

ETX Lovin’ Vol. #2

I love seeing all the trees and beautiful skies that surround East Texas throughout the year. Every now and then I try and catch those moments on camera. Here are some of those pictures!
Enjoy!


Pines in the morning, September 2016


Pepper Plant ready for picking, August 2016

Road to home, August 2016