Friday, August 24, 2012

We Bought a House!

We are pretty pumped!
If everything goes well (Lord Willing)  we'll be set to close October 12th.
  So that means we gotta get our place rent out asap!  
This home will definitely need some TLC but we're looking forward to this challenge! 
                                                                      Back: we LOVE the patio door that is out there.  (hopefully put in a little cement patio next year)
                                           Basement (soon to be refinished to a family room)
                                                      Bathroom: To be completely gutted
                                                                          Dining Room
                                                                          Garage: cannot even TELL you how excited Ryan is to have a garage again!!
                                                              Kitchen (Much work to be done!)
                                                               Living Room

Friday, August 10, 2012

phew, the start of my etsy shop!

 Last Saturday night I opened an etsy shop called:  Fancy That Loved. It will strictly be a supply shop selling items like paper straws & washi tape etc.  Like these:

My goal is to fund our Christmas & vacation fund monthly.  I hope to have these items up in an ebay shop as well.   I have really enjoyed doing this.  While I LOVE staying at home with my boys, it is my desire this will be a good outlet for me (not to mention some extra $$ for the family) With our duplexes my favorite thing to do is show the units because I love the kill of a sale, so this has been fun.  My shop has been up since Saturday & have had eight sales (thats without a penny of advertising yet!) This next week I'll be spending alot of time 'polishing' it.  I'm getting pictures taken by a friend who does photography on the side & hopefully my washi tape up.  I've quickly learned it takes ALOT ALOT ALOT of time to get something posted, done, etc, but its a complete labor of love! My goal is to have it all up & going (including my ebay shop) by September 15th! 

I plan to open another shop in October with something that i will make.  However, I'm not ready to disclose that information on the world wide web yet,  but if you ask me in person I'll be SURE to talk your ear off about it :-) 

I've also helped my mother-in-law get one started as if you're looking for a one-of-a-kind bridal or wedding gift check out her personalized hangers HERE

I have a certain ring on my cell phone so when I heart it, I know I got a sale,  & with each sale I've done a happy dance!
ohh the blessings of a small mommy business! :-)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


funny blog stats

 Sometimes I find it funny how people 'find' my blog. Here are a few of the last month or so...

grocery list

fun bbq ideas

funny housewarming gifts

ashley appraiser wife

housewarming party ideas

cute bbq ideas

first suck

iowa state football

Paul Rhoads wife

37th week of pregnancy

Easy Chicken Ranch Tacos

Easy Chicken Ranch Tacos:
{Huge hit at our house!}

3 cups cooked chicken, cut up
1 pkg. taco seasoning (chicken or beef)
1/2 cup ranch dressing
Taco shells
Preferred taco condiments

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooked chicken and warm it for a few minutes. Sprinkle on the whole package of dry taco seasoning. Do not add any water! Heat for 5-7 minuted until all heated through and taco seasoning is stuck to the chicken.

***I baked my chicken, cut it up then added my taco seasoning (still with no water) & then stirred in my ranch dressing, stirred it all up & microwaved it for a min.***  Super easy quick dish for nights on the GO.

Add ranch dressing, heat an additional 2-3 minutes to warm through.

Serve in taco shells with all your favorite fixings!


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