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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Top 5 Dollar Store Projects

Good Morning! I've been in the mood to get a little more organized, and have thought about hitting up the dollar store for some organizing bins, and also a bit of spring/summer decor items. You guys know we love the dollar store and have already done several posts including dollar store items. I decided to post my top 5 projects that we have done on our blog.

In no particular order:

Hopefully this gave you guys some ideas on how to decorate and get organized using things found at your local dollar store! Also, if you want to see more, in our "Labels" section on the right side of our blog, you can click "dollar store" or "thrifty thursday." There are lots of projects to see!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WWEW: Link Party and The BEST Green Bean Casserole Recipe!

Good Morning and welcome to our What We Eat Wednesday Link Party. A party to share your new and/or old recipes! Where we, Orchard Girls and Laugh Eat Learn, will each feature a recipe the following week. It could be YOU! So be sure to link up, and share the party with your friends/readers! :) 
Today I will also be sharing a delicious Green Bean Casserole recipe, that is an absolute favorite of mine!
Now, onto our featured recipe from last week's party! I am super excited about this recipe. First of all, I pinned it last week, while spending a shameless amount of time on pinterest. Thinking, this pin should be added to our party! Come to find out that she DID link up with us last week :) Bonnie from The Pin Junkie, linked up her recipe for a Starbuck's copycat Passion Tea Lemonade! I don't drink coffee so this is one of the few drinks I actually enjoy at Starbucks. Thanks for linking up, Bonnie!
Link up your new or old recipe down below, for a chances to be featured next week! Thank you for linking up, and be sure to check out our Co-Host's recipe this week, too! Alexis from Laugh Eat Learn.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Watermelon Iced Tea

Hey all! Yesterday I was craving something refreshing to drink. I had just purchased a small watermelon and had an idea! Why not make some watermelon tea?! I think it turned out delicious, and makes me think of summer when I take a sip. I think it will be a regular at all of our summer bbqs to come.
This recipe makes just over 2 quarts, so it should all fit in a regular sized pitcher.

I used:
-2 quarts water
-2 family sized Luzianne tea bags (for iced tea)
-1/3 cup sugar
-about 2 cups worth of pureed watermelon, I used maybe 1/3 of my small watermelon

Here's what I did:
1. Added 1 quart water to a small pot and brought to a boil. Added in the 1/3 cup sugar and stirred until dissolved. Then took the pot off of the heat and stuck my tea bags in for about 3-5 minutes.
2. Added the other 1 quart water (cold) to the pitcher.
3. Put my cut up watermelon into a blender with a bit of water and pureed. I then sifted that to remove the seeds, and added it to the cold water in the pitcher.
4. Poured the hot tea from the pot into the pitcher of cold water and watermelon juice. Stirred.

And that's it! Really easy. I hope you guys give it a try!

Make sure to check back tomorrow so you can join our What We Eat Wednesday linky party. You'll find some great recipes there!
Have a great day,
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