Sunday, August 26, 2012

Baked Layered Nachos -- Diabetic and Diet Friendly

Nachos are a personal favorite of mine.  This quick and easy recipe can be made both Diet and Diabetic Friendly.
 
This is a use what you have, and use your imagination recipe.
 
It borders on a baked layered dip, but is more of a Nacho.
 
First, assemble your ingredients.
 
I use anything and everything:  Beans, Chicken, Beef, Pork, anything left over.
I used 1 can of Pinto Beans, drain the top of the water in the can off (you can add more water later if needed).  Put in bottom of square Pyrex and smash with a fork.
 
If you like Taco Seasoning etc, you can just sprinkle right on top.  I like mine plain.
 

Next, add chicken, beef, pork.  I like the Trader Joe's already cooked Chicken Breasts.  2 Breasts cut up and placed on beans.  Next sprinkle with cheese and green chili.  You could also use queso, if you prefered, that would be yummy.  I always use green chili.

Put in 350 degree oven and heat until nice and hot.  Remeber to use precooked ingredients so you are just heating.


Top with quacamole, tomatoes, lettuce, jalapenos.  Whatever you like.  Then get your chips and dig in.

Quick note here--the Nacho Cheese Doritos are amazing with this (not diet friendly).  What you see on my side is simply, corn tortillas, baked in an oven at 400 degrees until crisp (those are more diet friendly).

Best part of this dish, it uses your left overs and you can customize it for your diet.  Oh, and you can just eat with a fork, no tortillas required.  Don't forget the salsa.
Football season is coming up.  This can also be made and scooped into taco shells.

Enjoy.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

DIY - Martha Stewart Metallic Paints To The Resuce

Knocking out some last on the list Home Improvement Projects.  Or should I say-- Home Make-Do Projects.
 
Old light fixtures, rusted and crummy. 
Martha Stewart Metallic Paint in Copper, and Thundercloud to the resuce.
 
Before.
 
 
In progress, but almost finished.  Needs a cleaning and readjust.
 
Before in the hallway.
After in the hallway.
 
Best part, time only, no cost.  I already owned the paint.  Now I am painting some furniture in both the silver and copper.  Can't wait for the reveal.
 
Happy weekend.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Vampire Drop Necklace "Just Bitten" Necklaces

 
Oops.....I wrote about this the other day.  Can you tell I love them?  I do.
 
My daughter is a total "Vampire" fan, and she was my inspiration for these necklaces.  These Vampire Drop -- Just Bitten Necklaces are now available at ShopShelbyLynn -- Etsy, just click on our name on the left.
 
They come rose gold, yellow gold, and silver tones.  Get "Just Bitten" today.  Oh, and they are under $20.  What a perfect Back to School gift for your favorite inspirational girl.
 




Now to find a fun Vampire movie for Friday Night Movie Night.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tin Ceiling Look Wallpaper

This Johnny Pole, and these Clearstory windows are truly the bane of my existence. 

That being said, I went to work on them this weekend.  I wanted to cover them, as they are not very attractive, and I didn't want to spend alot of money.

Before.

More before.
Home Depot wallpaper, $12.50 per roll, (only one role needed), and yes, it is paintable, and looks like tin.
 In the process of putting up.  Light still filters thru.
 Still working on it.
 Taking a breather with a Skinny Girl Margarita.
What I would like the Johnny Pole area to look like.  Love this silver tone pole and beams.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Vampire Drop "Just Bitten" Necklace

Ahhhh, summer.  I have been busy.  I wish I could say doing something.  But seriously, I think, doing nothing.  Yet, I am behind on everything. Oh well, I did get something great made with my daughter.

I did have a minute the other day to work with my amazing daughter on this great necklace.

This gorgeous necklace comes in Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, and soon and Oxidized Silver tone.  Two beautiful red Swarovski Chrystal Drops dangle at the side for your "Just Bitten by a Vampire" look.

Never to early to start for the Holidays.  Or, how about a just because Summer is coming to a close gift. 

Necklace shown is 17", but can be made smaller or large.

Check our Etsy Store, ShopShelbyLynn, just click on the name.




Come by the site this weekend, I have been working on my Johnny Pole.  I am hoping to have it finished.