Link Up #51

It’s time for another Link Party! :)

Now is your chance to link up your FAVORITE blog posts of crafts and recipes!  :)  I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, I really hope all of my readers will participate and help us spread the word!  :)

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Now, let’s get to the Link Up!!

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Easy Nine Card Ideas with Similar Designs

Card Ideas with Similar Designs

Card Ideas with Similar Designs

Here is another group of cards my mother made!  They are simply nine Card Ideas with Similar Designs.

I really loved how these came out.  While they all look very different, they’re all made with the same paper, same scraps, same ideas, same techniques, but they all look different!  Cute, right?!  There is also a stamp with a verse on the inside of the card to make each of theme a different theme!

Again, these cards did not need fancy tools to create.  All you need is a little imagination for these Card Ideas with Similar Designs!

6 Things About Me

A few days ago, Diane from Vintage Zest tagged me for the “6 Things About Me” post!  Fun fin!  These questions are completely different than the ones in my Liebster Award post, so you’ll get to know a bit more about me!  Also, scroll down to see if I tag you next!  :)

6 Things About Me

What is your favorite animal and why?

Dog!  :)  I love all dogs, of all sizes.  I have my little Cashew and she’s pretty much my bestie.  :)

6 Things About Me

Would you prefer a city break or a sun, sea, and sand vacation?

Sun, Sand, Beach vaca, definitely.  I LOVE the ocean.  I live in Ohio, so I don’t get to see the Beach that much, but when I do, man I enjoy it like no other.  Even just sitting there and listening to the waves…LOVE.  :)

6 Things About Me

If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be?

Paris.  Someday, what WILL happen.

6 Things About Me

What is the best advice someone has ever given you?

Think positive.  I try each and every day of my life to live by this motto and it’s gotten me out of some tough situations, that have turned into much better ones!  :)

6 Things About Me

What is the LAST concert you went to?

Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience Tour

6 Things About Me

What is something not a lot of people would know about you?

The one celebrity that I’ve been dying to meet since I was kid, is Jim Carrey.  Seriously, it’s been my dream forever.  :)

Who am I tagging?

Here are your questions! (choose 6)
  1. What is your favorite meal?
  2. What is your favorite holiday?
  3. Where is your favorite vacation spot?
  4. What is your favorite movie?
  5. What is your favorite TV show?
  6. Who is your favorite actor/actress?
  7. What store do you shop at the most?
  8. Who is your favorite sports team?
  9. What is the last concert you went to?
  10. What is something not a lot of people would know about you?

I can’t wait to see your answers, and feel free to play along even if I didn’t tag you!  I hope that you liked reading a bit more about yours truly.  :)

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Normally when I read books, I can kind of tell the direction that the story is going to go…not with by We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.  However, if you think about it, it’s kind of cool that way.  The dialog really kept me interested to the post where all I wanted to do was read this book!

We Were Liars is a cleverly written novel that discusses a family similar to what you’d picture as a “Stepford Wives”-type environment.  This story follows the wealthy and seemingly perfect Sinclair family who meets meets on their private island every summer.  The extended family gathers at the various houses on the island, however you soon find out that life is just not good enough for each family.  One summer, Cadence (one of the grandchildren), cannot seem to remember a huge even that changed the family forever.  She is constantly battling migraine hazes and therefore takes medication that makes her drowsy.

The family constantly deals with prejudice, greed, and shifting patriarchal favoritism amongst the three adult sisters against the camaraderie and worldview of the teenage cousins and their friend Gat.  Gat quickly becomes Cady’s love interest who also spends summers on the island with them, although he is vastly different than the rest.

Throughout the book, Cady spends two years trying to piece together what actually happened that *one* summer.  No one will fill her in, or even help her due to doctors stating that it’s better she remembers on her own.  While the book jumps from past to present and back again, don’t let that deter you away as the story is captivating in a way that you cannot imagine.  The ending is a stunner that will haunt readers for a long time to come.

 

This is NOT a Sponsored post. This post is written by me. All opinions are 100% mine.

King Hawaiian Chicken Parmesan Sliders recipe

King Hawaiian Chicken Parmesan Sliders

You want to talk about an amazingly easy and delicious dinner sandwich, then this King Hawaiian Chicken Parmesan Sliders recipe is definitely that!  Honestly, because they are so small, you will want to eat more than you should.  And why shouldn’t you?!  :)  ENJOY!

King Hawaiian Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts cut into 12 half inch strips
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 oz grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 c marinara sauce
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package Kings Hawaiian Savory Butter Dinner Rolls

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place rolls on a cutting board and using a serrated knife, cut rolls in half lengthwise (without breaking rolls apart).
  • Open rolls and place tops on one side of a baking sheet and bottoms on the other side; cut side up.
  • Melt butter and stir in garlic powder; brush mixture on cut side of bread and bake for 8-10 minutes or until bread is lightly golden brown.
  • In a warm a large skillet over medium high heat, drizzle with olive oil; add sliced chicken with 1/2 of salt and 1/2 of pepper.
  • Cook chicken until browned and cooked through.
  • Remove bread from oven; carefully remove top halves of rolls and place on a plate to set aside.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the bottom halves; top with cooked chicken pieces.
  • Drizzle each chicken piece with about 1 tbsp of marinara sauce and top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted.
  • Place top halves back on chicken; cut into squares, serve, and enjoy!

source: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2013/10/chicken-parmesan-sliders.html