Thursday, March 31, 2011

Future VCU Ram?

Here is some March Madness from my house. As you can see, Logan was pulling out all his tricks and likes hanging on the rim.  Could I have a future VCU Ram here? LOL
Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Monday, March 28, 2011

VCU in Final Four

Ok, I have to admit I'm not usually a follower of the March Madness, but today I'm proud to say that my alma mater VCU is in the final four baby! When they made the cut to the 8, the news showed the crowds in Richmond going to the streets.  The students were peaceful, but they went celebrating down Broad Street in Richmond. 

Twitter was abuzz yesterday when they made it to the final four and local media said that the team was going to get in at 1:15 a.m. and that folks could come to the Siegel Center and greet them.  It was amazing. I can't wait to see what the news has to say later today about that. 

So, I guess I'm off to order a final four t-shirt. Hope they don't sell out before I can get mine.

Hope you have a great day in your neck of the woods!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

OPI Coloring My World

I got to the doctor the other day and I'm finally on the road to recover.  Hallelujah!  I've missed blogging and I've had so many things I've wanted to blog about.

Today I wanted to share about a new OPI nail polish color from their new Texas collection.  It is called Austin-tatious Turquoise.  I love this polish!  I have been wearing it on my toes because I'm not good at keeping polish on my nails.  Turquoise is one of my favorite colors to wear. I feel like you can wear it through all seasons, but especially spring and summer. 

The picture I was able to pull for this doesn't do the color justice. It is the bottle that is the bottom right of the picture.  It is such a pretty color and it has a little bit of sparkle to it.  This is one you definitely want to do two coats to get the color to show up well. 

I think in general this is a beautiful collection that OPI has put together. I'm such a fan of their polish. I find it lasts and the color choices are always a plus.  And they come up with the cutest names. 

So if you are looking for some new polish to brighten your day, I'd recommend checking out this color.  And if you aren't a fan of turquoise then I'm sure you can find another color in this collection you'd love.  

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


So I have been fighting a cold|sinus infection for two weeks. I went to the doctor this morning and they gave me some meds so I hope to be on the road to recovery soon. I hope to get a real blog post up tomorrow. Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Friday, March 18, 2011

St. Patty's ReCap

I should be saying TGIF, but it doesn't feel that way. I haven't been posting much because I've been sick for a week. I am hoping that this junk will clear up. My stomach muscles have been getting a work out from all the coughing I've been doing. And then my kids have taken turns with being sick, so I am over winter and cheering on the arrival of spring.

I wanted to share my St. Patty's decorations with you and I figured better late than never.  Also, I have a tradition ever year I get my boys St. Patty's shirts. I usually do an online memory book and for the last few years I've done them by the different months and so March includes pictures of the boys in their shirts. 

 I got this cool hat at Ben Franklin.  Wishing I'd bought at least one more to hang on the window beside this one.  I like putting decorations in unusual places like my kitchen bay window.
 The little St. Patty's Sign and the pipe and hat I got at my local Ben Franklin. The shiny garland I got at Dollar Tree.
 How cute is this little plaque?  I got it at Dollar Tree.  As you can see it has rope to hang it, but I tried to just tuck it behind and had it up on my mantle.
 I'm disappointed this paper shamrock didn't come out well.  But I purchased it at my local Hallmark store.  They have great little things like that.

 I love my sweet Logan, but he never wants to smile for pictures.  Let alone stand still. LOL 

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods.  How did you celebrate St. Patty's Day?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Reuben Ring for St. Patty's Day

I wanted to share this Pampered Chef recipe.  I am going to make this Pampered Chef Reuben Ring recipe for us to enjoy on St. Patty's Day. I highly recommend it. It is really easy. I was hoping if I posted it today and you wanted to try it, it would give you time to buy all the ingredients.

Reuben Ring
8 oz sliced deli corned beef, chopped

1 can (8oz) sauerkraut, drained and squeezed dry

1 1/4 cups (5 oz) shredded Swiss Cheese, divided

1/4 cup Thousand Island dressing

2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 egg white, lightly beaten

2 can of Crescent Rolls

Prehead oven to 375 degrees. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine corned beef, sauerkraut, 1 cup of the cheese, dressing, paresley and garlic; mix well.

Take the crescent rolls out of the can and put the large ends of the crescent roll triangles so that they are side by side making them into a ring/circle. After you've done this, then do the next step in the recipe.

Scoop filling evenly over desired shape. Once you scoop filling onto the larger part of the triange, take the small end and pull it up over the filling. If you have a little excess at the small point of the triangle you can tuck it in. Go around the whole ring and finish shape as directed. Brush with egg white. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown

Yield: 8 servings

When I make this I usually don't put in the parsley and garlic and it still tastes great.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hacking up a lung here

I've got some kind of flu/cold thing going, so I'm resting today and hope to be back to blogging tomorrow. I'm so sick of coughing.  Hope you are healthy and well in your neck of the woods.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pier 1 Easter Decorations

Today I'm excited to show you some great Easter decorations I've recently gotten that came from Pier 1.  This week we had Bunco and I was lucky enough to win two prizes.  I won a really cute bunny basket and a set of speckled egg tea lights.  I loved this stuff so much that I ran into Pier One last night and found the cutest bunnies.  They are on faux gnarled sticks and they look like they are covered in moss.  They are just adorable. 

I didn't have time this morning to take pictures of these things, so I pulled the picture off of Pier One's website.  The bunnies that are on the sticks are shown in the place setting picture.  In that picture they aren't on sticks so now I'm wondering if some stores might have some of the bunnies where they aren't on sticks? I  think I may have to call another Pier 1 in my area to find out.  I am going to use the two I bought that are on sticks to put in the center of two large glass hurricanes I usually fill with plastic eggs. I thought the bunnies would look cute in the center of each of the hurricanes. 

Right now I have St. Patty's Day decorations up which I hope to take pictures of soon.  I love decorating for different holidays.  I feel like now that my kids are getting older, I can get back to doing that.

So, do you like decorating for different holidays? What do you like to put out?

Hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cheerios Winner

The winner of the Cheerios contest was

True Random Number Generator





Toystory said...

Following you on Twitter

Twitter name: 1prizewinner


March 4, 2011 8:28 AM


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Winner for Kroger Cart Buster Event

The winner of the Kroger Cart Buster Savings was comment number

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Raven In A Blue Room said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

March 1, 2011 7:06 PM

Congratulations Louis!  If I don't hear from you by 6 p.m. EST on Monday via email, I'll have to choose another winner.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cinnamon Cheerios Fan Club

Hey everyone, I hope you are having a great week. I think that spring is just around the corner. I noticed daffodils blooming in a neighbors yard.  And I have to admit I'm getting the itch to go and visit a local garden center.

Since spring is about new life and beginnings, I'm excited to share with you today about a new product I recently got to try.  Just when you think Cheerios couldn't come out with anything new and better, they knock my socks off again.  My oldest son, Sawyer is president of the Cheerios fan club.  On a personal note, Cheerios will always have a special place in my heart because Sawyer has a speech delay due to his very premature birth (he was 1 pd. 12 oz at birth). We have struggled and fought for every word and "Os" was one of the very first words he could say to communicate to us that he wanted Cheerios to eat.  So, not only do I feel good about giving them to him because of their low sugar and whole grain goodness, but it also helps he can ask for them.

So when the folks at MyBlogSpark sent me an invitation to try these new Cheerios, I was ready to sign up.  We got our box and I put them out on the counter the first morning. I got busy putting milk in the boys cups and I turned around to find that Sawyer was trying to open the box himself.  You've gotta love that 4 year old "I can do it myself" attitude. As you can see, he ripped off part of the box in his eagerness to get to the Cheerios.  He was so giggly when I told him to hold the box so I could take a picture of what he'd done. LOL  Fortunately I was able to intervene and help before I had Cinnamon Cheerios all over the place.

I have to admit that as soon as I opened the box, the first thing I did was put it up to my nose and took a deep breath.  Ahh, that cinnamon smells was so good!  And then when I tried a bowl I was hooked.  I like it because it has a great cinnamon taste without being overpowering.

Monday I blogged about the Kroger Cart Buster Savings Event taking place at the Kroger family of stores. When you are going out to Kroger, be sure to put some Cinnamon Burst Cheerios in your basket.

I'm happy to say that the good folks at MyBlogSpark and Cheerios have a prize pack for you to try these new Cinnamon Cheerios as well.  And this prize pack is awesome.  It contains a family 4-pack of pack of cereal bowls, travel cereal chiller and cinnamon scented candle. I was so excited when I received all of these goodies.

You have 5 opportunities to enter. You must post separate responses to this thread for each entry to count. You must also include your email address so I have a way to contact you. This giveaway will end at midnight EST on Sunday, March 6th. The winner will have 24 hours from when I contact them to get in touch with me, otherwise I will draw another name.

1.) How many days a week do you usually eat cereal?

2.) Follow me @chiccraftychick on Twitter.

3.) Follow the Chic Crafty Chick Blog. Check out the right hand side of my blog to follow. If you are already following, please leave a comment saying you are a follower.

4.) Add Chic Crafty Chick to your blog roll, or add my badge to your sidebar. Be sure to come back and leave the link to your site in a separate comment.

5.)Tweet the following: Cheer for FREE Cinnamon Cheerios with @chiccraftychick and Cheerios. Win a Cinnamon Cheerios Prize Pack #myblogspark

(Cheerios provided me with this gift pack and giveaway through MyBlogSpark)