Wednesday, March 27

Wordless Wednesday #2

Snow, snow go away, Spring really wants to come out and play! 

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Thursday, March 21

Learn HTML- Can She Do It?

I have so many ideas dancing around in my head for an AWESOME web design! I have looked and looked for a web design that matches my vision, that perhaps some like minded soul has created , without success. What is a girl to do? Teach herself HTML and CSS! It's really not that hard, well not yet... Here is a nine photo grid I created as part of my assignment:






The Puggy Bunch




You have the Brady Bunch theme song in your head now, don't ya? You're welcome. How did I do it?

Monday, March 18

BBQ Cheddar Crusted Chicken

Here is a quick recipe for chicken that everyone in our family really likes. Don't let the mayo keep you from trying this recipe. Three out of four Fitzpatricks HATE mayo but 4 out of 4 give this recipe a thumbs up!

Prep: 10 mins

Cook time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 to 5

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of Mayo or Miracle Whip
1 ounce of Shredded Cheddar
2 TBSP of BBQ Sauce
4 Boneless Chicken Breasts (1.5 lbs)
5 tsp of Crushed Cheez-its

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine mayo, cheese and barbecue sauce in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with cheez-its.
  3. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Drizzle a little BBQ sauce across the top
  5. Enjoy!

Try it and tell me what you think! 
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Sunday, March 10

Polka Dotted Pen Holder

  I made this little polka dotted tin bucket holder to hang off of the bulletin board this weekend. I had a ton of pine 1x2's from my project with Sandra plus I also got to use my two impulse purchase items-- tin pails from the Target Dollar section and clip pins from Pick your Plum. What do you think? 
Bulletin Board to Creation Central! 

Clips from Pick your Plum. Buckets from  Target.


So nice and tidy! 

Have you ever been sucked into PYP, the Target Dollar Section or found a creative use for scrap lumber? I'd love to hear about it!

I linked up with the Sawdust Showdown, Check out some of the other projects!
I linked with with Show Me What you Got. Awesome projects there!
I linked with Wait 'til your father gets home, cute spring projects ideas there! Go see...

Tuesday, March 5

Troubleshooting your Furnace, When to call a Pro

Reader John Hopper asks "What do you do if your furnace runs and runs but no heat comes out? What would cause this? Is it an easy fix or do you need a repairman?" Here are five things that you can check before you call in a professional.

Is the pilot light lit?


Yes it is a simple question and it's a simple solution. Check this first and you just might save yourself from having to do anything else!  The location of the pilot is usually at the bottom of the unit, behind the door.







Great air filters!


Check your filter.

Has it been changed recently? A dirty filter can prevent the heat from reaching the rest of the house. If you have a combo Furnace/Ac Unit it's a good idea to change the filter every single month, even if it does not look dirty. If it's just a furnace, change the filter throughout the time period that you use it and be sure to change out your AC filter when you use that unit! Many people will check the filter, see that it is not dirty and leave it in there. Bad idea. You can get filters for $ and avoid spending $$$ for repairs caused by a dirty system.


Friday, March 1

You have questions, I have answers!

P question
P question (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 I have been busy working on my project with Sandra  of www.sawdustgirl.com and writing lots of posts, TONS of them. Where are they?? Well,  I have many drafts, in various stages of the writing process, some need more fleshing out, some need photos, some need hands-on research... so I decided to ask you-- what burning questions can I answer for you?  I'd love to produce a post just for you-- pictures, diagrams,step-by-step-- whatever it takes! Ask me.
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