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Friday, April 24, 2015

Honey and Lime Grilled Pineapple - Pinterest Challenge

honey and lime grilled pineapple
It's time for April's Pinterest Challenge Friday!! Can't believe it's already been a month. Anyway, have you ever had grilled pineapple? If not, you NEED to try it sometime; it's amazing! We personally don't have a grill, but my dad does and we went up for a weekend this month and I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to finally test out grilled pineapple. I pinned it ages ago, but obviously with no grill it hasn't happened. So I thought it'd be the perfect pinterest challenge to check off the list. I found multiple recipes, however I decided to combine a few and make up my own. I mean, who can go wrong with honey and lime? And I kind of have to come clean here. The best part was my husband cut and Sierra grilled it...everything taste better when you have help making it : ). Just wait till you see the shish kabobs we made too (stay tuned).
honey and lime grilled pineapple
honey and lime grilled pineapple
honey and lime grilled pineapple
Honey and Lime Grilled Pineapple

Ingredients:
1 squeezed lime
1 tbs honey
1 tbs oil

1 pineapple cut into long chunks

mix all your ingredients together and pour over all of cut pineapple pieces. Place pineapple on broiler pan (you know, the one that you have among your pans that you never use : ) and place on grill. Cook until both sides are grilled. Then eat your heart out. Seriously, this grilled pineapple is perfect for an appetizer, side dish, dessert or just by itself. 

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Modge Podge Letters: Guest Post

Hey you's! My name is Trissa and I am so excited to be guest posting on Sisters, What! I blog over at Trissa Marie. It's basically a "me" blog. I love sewing, crafting, baking, planting, painting, traveling, and everything! It's pretty fun. :) Come take a peek sometime!
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So recently I rediscovered Mod Podge and oh my goodness, it is so fun! I honestly want to mod podge everything!! There is so much you can do! And there is so many cute ideas on pinterest!

Anywho... a few months ago I bought "S & T" at either Hobby Lobby or Joann's (I honestly can't remember which, they both have letters though) and the plan was to decorate them! The letters are about two inches thick and made out of some kind of cardboard material. First I tried Washi Tape. Fail. It really was a disaster hah. Washi tape wasn't made for that material of cardboardy letters. And then I was going to try wrapping yarn around them, because I've seen it before and it was so cute! Guess what? Another fail! That one was even MORE of a disaster! And I even started with the easiest letter! So there they sat... for awhile, away from sight, until I could actually decide what I was going to do with them...

Then about a week ago this girl I know reminded me of Mod Podge! And so it was decided, I was going to mod podge some super cute scrapbook paper on my letters. Boom. Target had this packet of scrapbook paper that was fairly inexpensive and I also bought a container of matte mod podge. (I didn't want to try making some from scratch just yet, but I pinned some recipes I'm going to try)

For this project, you will need...
  • Mod Podge (store bought or homemade)
  • Sponge brush (or any type of brush you have around)
  • Letter's to decorate!
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors or an exacto knife might work decently 
  • Paint (Color of your choice)
I started off painting the outside of all the letters black. I also painted a little on the face of the letters incase I didn't do the best at cutting out the paper. :)

modge podge letters

Note: Any type of paint should work just fine. You will end up coating the entire thing in the mod podge, which will seal it.

Peace of cake, though my paint had to dry for 24 hours... The paper letter's is where I had some slight issues. I kept trying to trace everything on the scrapbook paper upside down...which is a terrible idea. Erasing is also a pain so make sure you trace the letters correctly! And then cut them out. Make sure they are cut enough to fit nicely on top of the letters. I cut mine a little shorter so the paper didn't hang off the edge anywhere.

Now we get out the mod podge! Doing one letter at a time, sponge brush one layer of MP on the top of the letter and let it set for 30 seconds. Then, apply one more layer of mod podge on top. Stick on the letter and make sure there are no bubbles! Sometimes using a card helps to smooth everything out. Set that letter aside and repeat with all other letters. Let them dry at least 10-15 minutes. (You may want to avoid putting the mod podge on the back of the scrapbook paper to stick it down...it tends to start curling... it's especially annoying on the S)

Next you are going to cover the entire letter (except the back because I don't think there is a point for that). And don't worry, it dries clear! My paint dried glossy and the mod podge was matte, so it would look funny if I didn't completely coat all the sides. And, like I said before, it seals it up all nicely. I would suggest doing one coat, let it dry completely and then maybe apply one more coat. If you don't like the little brush marks, you could get really fine sand paper, but no one should be inspecting your work that closely. If they do, just poke them in the eye.

modge podge letters


modge podge letters

And that's about all there is to it! Mod podge can be used for SO many different applications, so let's get creative! I know I will be!

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Ginger-Lime Sweet Potato Mash & The Healthy Mind Cookbook

If you've followed us from the beginning you know about the only thing I post about is cooking and fashion, but really just cooking. I get really excited when I get a new cookbook. Honestly I could sit in a book store for hours and just look at cookbooks. 

Lately I've been much more into healthy eating. I'm not great at it all the time, but one thing that is super interesting to me is knowing how a certain food benefits my body. 

The Healthy Mind Cookbook takes it to a whole different level. It teaches you how different foods benefit the mind and in what ways! Mind blown (no pun intended). Maybe most people know that but for some reason it had never crossed my mind. 
To take it for its first trial run we made these delicious Ginger-Lime Sweet Potato Mash.
Ginger-Lime Sweet Potato Mash

Ginger-Lime Sweet Potato Mash:

- 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes or yams
- Sea Salt
- Chicken Broth
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp grated ginger
- 1/4 tsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp cilantro or mint for garnish

Put the sweet potatoes and 1/4 teaspoon of salt into a pot and add enough broth or other liquid to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain the potatoes in a colander, reserving the cooking water, and return them to the pot. Add the butter, ginger, maple syrup. 1/4 teaspoon of salt, lime juice, and 2 to 3 tablespoons of cooking liquid. Use a potato masher or electric hand mixer to mash the potatoes, adding more cooking liquid until you reach the desired consistency. Taste; you may want to add another pinch of salt or a squeeze of lime. Sprinkle with cilantro or mint and serve immediately. 

* We didn't use the maple syrup and it was still delicious. 

Sweet potatoes are really good for cognitive functioning, focus, learning, mental energy, and neuronal health. You better believe when I read that I was ready to eat a ton of sweet potatoes. 

Note:  I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review, but all thoughts and opinions are completely mine. 


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you may also enjoy this delicious roasted red pepper chicken:

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Butterfly Spring Wreath


Make this simple and cute butterfly spring wreath using this simple tutorial from Mabey She Made It.

Good morning! I'm Lisa Mabey, and I blog at Mabey She Made It, a simple sewing, crafts, and home decor blog with a classic feel. I'm so glad to be here sharing a little spring wreath with you with cute butterflies. I have a simple uncomplicated style, which makes creating projects easy to do. Follow along as we make this butterfly spring wreath! Make this simple and cute butterfly spring wreath using this simple tutorial from Mabey She Made It.

Butterfly Spring Wreath Supplies:

  • Burlap wreath (mine is burlap ribbon wrapped around a wire frame)
  • White glitter card stock
  • Decorative paper with butterflies (or a butterfly punch)
  • Scissors
  • Pink decorative paper
  • Spring sticker (or print a fun saying on paper and cut it out)
  • Resin flowers
  • 1/8" ribbon
  • Hole punch
  • Dimensional foam tape

Instructions


  • Adhere resin flowers to remaining two banner pieces using dimensional foam tape. Your pieces are finished!Make this simple and cute butterfly spring wreath using this simple tutorial from Mabey She Made It.


  • Cut three 1-1/2" x 2" pieces of pink paper, and adhere them to three banner pieces with dimensional tape.Make this simple and cute butterfly spring wreath using this simple tutorial from Mabey She Made It.

    1. Cut your card stock into five 2" x 6" pieces, and punch two holes in the top of each piece with a hole punch to create banner pieces.Make this simple and cute butterfly spring wreath using this simple tutorial from Mabey She Made It.
    2. Cut or punch butterflies from decorative paper, and curl wings around your finger to give them dimension. Adhere to two banner pieces over the pink strips.Make this simple and cute butterfly spring wreath using this simple tutorial from Mabey She Made It.
    3. Adhere spring sticker or printed greeting to third pink strip.
    4. String 1/8" ribbon through punched holes, and tie it to your burlap wreath.
    Make this simple and cute butterfly spring wreath using this simple tutorial from Mabey She Made It.
    I'd love it if you came to Mabey She Made It for more fun spring projects like these:
    Super simple candle holder with chalk paint. Cute and easy enough for anyone to do.
    April Showers Watercolor Decor | Mabey She Made It #ombre #watercolor #spring #aprilshowers
    Dreaming of Spring Art | Mabey She Made It #silhouette #spring #papercrafts
     
      Spring Candle Holder | April Showers Watercolor | Dreaming of Spring art  
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