AliLilly’s Top 11 Projects of 2011

Before we get to the top 11, I would like to THANK YOU for following, commenting, helping, inspiring, and supporting this blog of mine.  Because of YOU I think my blog here is pretty awesome.  I’m constantly inspired by you.  And the sweet comments you leave….I LOVE each one!  So THANK YOU THANK YOU!  I can’t wait to see where 2012 takes us. 

And here is the AliLilly top 11 of 2011!!  
Tiny Tissue Paper Pom Pom Tutorial


Fall Branch Paint Chip Mobile


Felt Flower Tutorial


Valentines Day Mantel

 


Crepe Paper Rose Tutorial


Toilet Paper Art


Paper Rosette Tutorial

 


I made the Pioneer Woman’s Pig Cake


Fabric Rosette Tutorial


Spring Flower Paint Chip Wreath


and the # most viewed project of 2011 is….my DIY Valentines Day Paper Rosette Wreath

It was so much fun going through all the projects.  Seeing what y’all liked and didn’t like, what I’ve learned along the way.  Thanks so much for all your support!! 
Have an awesome rest of 2011 and a WONDERFUL 2012……EVERYDAY of it! 

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Breakfast Fritatta from Turkey Leftovers

This morning I looked up breakfast from turkey leftovers.  I found a bunch of recipes on Mr. Breakfast.com.  Y’all have to check out his website!!  It is FULL of awesome breakfast ideas.  
So, for this I actually combined two of his recipes.  I used a little of the Turkey and Mashed Potato Fritatta and the Turkey and Spinach Fritatta.
This is how I made mine. 
First you will need:6 eggs1/4  cup cream (I used hvy cream)1/2 a medium sized yellow onion2 cloves garlicEVOOshredded cheese 1 can of spinach2 cups chopped up leftover turkey10 tbls of mashed potatoessalt and pepper
I heated about 2 tbls of EVOO in a sauce pan over medium heat.  I then chopped my onions (coarsely) and chopped my garlic and added them to the hot EVOO.  Then I whipped the eggs and mashed potatoes together.  Once the onions were soft and translucent and poured the egg mashed potato mixture evenly into the pan.  I lowered the heat to medium-low.  Do not stir.  Let the egg potato mixture cook.  Chop up your turkey (I chopped mine up while it was still cold).  Thoroughly drain the spinach and them chop it up. 
Once the eggs have set about half way (took about 3 to 4 minutes) sprinkle the turkey and spinach over the eggs.  Cover your sauce pan and let the eggs finish cooking.  This took about 5 minutes.  Uncover and sprinkle the shredded cheese all over the top.  Cover and let it melt takes about a minute.  Remove covered pan from heat and let it set for a few minutes.  Then cut into nice sized wedges and serve! 
That’s it!!  It’s seriously delicious!!  My hubby added sour cream to his which was delish too!
Awesome side note: I took that picture with my NEW Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 my super awesome hubby got me for Christmas!  After a long thought out few months I decided against an DSLR, which I know is like a bloggers must have.  BUT, I really wanted a camera that could snap a great picture of Alice in under 2 seconds!! ‘Cuz really that’s about all the time you have to get a pic for a 3 year old right?  I am IN LOVE with my new camera!  It has so many features including the gourmet food setting which I used for the pic up there!! It came out pretty great huh?  It even takes 3D pictures BUT you need a 3D TV to view them.  I kinda think that may be a ploy on my hubby’s part to buy a 3D TV!!  lol
Hope y’all had an awesome Christmas too! 

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My Holiday Home!

I’m so excited to show y’all this!  I’ve been itching to do a post about it.  Just haven’t had much time.  BUT, I found a few hours and by the hair of my chiny chin chin I think I’ll make it to The Nester’s 2011 Christmas Tour of Homes!! SQUEAL!!!!

Ya see, this is our first HOUSE with Alice!  We lost our home in 06 to a house fire and have since lived in apartments.  Which is TOTALLY FINE!  It’s just this is our first home.  I didn’t do anything to extravagant.  But everything we’ve done seems extravagant to us.  Even more important is Alice is just in LOVE with our holiday home. 
This is the entry way.You can see the tutorial on how to make that Burlap and Pine Garland here. It’s SUPER SIMPLE! 

 This Baby’s 1st Christmas Tree is Alie’s. We’ve put it up for her each year.  It’s her first Christmas tradition!

I decorated the top of this hall chest and added a few stockings on the wall.  My friend Kassi with Truly Lovely has an easy and awesome tutorial on how to turn an ordinary candle into a Christmas candle!  You can see how I used that here

Here is our tree.  Alie helped me decorate it.  I think she did a GREAT job!!

You’ll have to check out this post here to read about Alie’s ornament family!! 


Our tree at night
Our mantel.
 I made this wreath. See the cardinal?  You’ll see a lot of cardinals in our home.  My grandmother loved them. She passed away a few months back and I’ve used the cardinals in honor of her.


This is what the mantel looks like now with all of our stockings.  My parents and sisters family are included. 

I decided to make stocking tags instead of writing names on the stockings themselves.  I really like how they came out. 

The mantel at night.

I love this purple tree.  My sister had gotten it for our mom last year.  Moms favorite color is purple.  I like that it looks kinda wintry.  I’ve placed a few cardinals on it and a couple of cardinal candles underneath.

Pun intended, I love this guy.  It’s one of the first pieces I bought after the house fire. 

I placed some pine-cones and a few snowball ornaments in this sconce. 

My faux mantel.  You can read about that great nativity scene and see a tutorial for the tissue paper trees here

I got these two hanging ornaments from the $ store. 

I got Alie this cute lil snowman countdown calender from Target.  I added the little maroon bow to tie it in!

This is the buffet in the hall. 

You can see how my Advent Book Mantel turned into that cute gift box here. 

I loved seeing all the ornament filled vases and decided to make one too.  I placed it beside some cute glitter 3d trees I found at Target. 

I have a Christmas basket full of pine-cones.

Also in the hall, I hung up Keek’s stocking.  

He is my beloved nephew who now spends Christmas in heaven with Jesus.  

You can read more about him here. AliLilly One day at the grocery store, I was taking out all the random things Alie had placed in the basket.  I took out a car and she instantly got upset.  Not the fussy or whiny upset but the brokenhearted upset.  When I asked her why she was so sad she told me this “that’s Keek’s car, mama.  I got it for Keek.”  Talk about a tearjerker!  Well, we got the car for Keek and it’s now in his stocking!

Speaking of my sweet Alie Marie, you have to see what her daddy did to her play house!  It’s just too cute!! He turned it into a Holiday Playhouse by adding some gold tinsel garland and the tissue paper wreath I made last year. 

Here is Alie and her cousin April playing in her holiday play house!

David decorated her lil play area and even put up an extra tree we had. 


This is what it looks like at night.  Unfortunately, we had a bad storm come thru that knocked over the tree.  I can’t get the top of the tree to light up now!!  BUT we got some MUCH NEEDED rain down here in Texas!! 

 David put up some C9’s over the table too.  I think it looks great!

This is the front of our home.  We scored that adorable Mickey and Minnie lawn inflatable at Kroger for $23!  All the Christmas decor is 40% off right now!! 

Alie loved it so much she sat down next to it and started to play with Mickey!

So, that’s our holiday home for 2011!  I’m so happy with it! 
Here are a few more Holiday pics!Our sweet Alie and Santa.

Alie and her cousins April and Angie in Galveston.

Alie’s first candy cane reindeer!

My holiday girl!

And it wouldn’t be winter without a new winter hat!  Alie picked this one out for me!! :p



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Quick and Easy Christmas Decor


Oh my gosh!  I found a few minutes to do a post!!  PHEW!!!My friend Kassi had a great tutorial on a simple Christmas re-do.  She added Christmas ribbon to a regular pillar candle.  You can see her tutorial here! 
I followed her tutorial and turned a plain old candle in a pretty Christmas candle! 

 After I added the ribbon I noticed it was a bit crinkled.
So, I added a lil red glitter snowflake.  I also added a matching ribbon to the stand to dress it up a bit. 
So cute, right??


I love it!!  So easy and quick!!  Thanks Kassi for the tip! Truly Lovely
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