January 31, 2012

Impossibility Challenge--Pantry Redo

 Yes, dear sweet peas it is time for the BIG reveal!  I joined the impossibility challenge at Thistlewood Farm and YES, my PANTRY became a POSSIBILITY, I CONQUERED.  ...And it feels SOOOO good to have it done, a sense of accomplishment!  
So before the big reveal let me show you what it USED to look like!  The following pictures may contain images that could be offensive to ALL VIEWERS.  Look at your own RISK!
 I won't bore you with a how to, but I will share a couple of items that I found VERY useful in my PANTRY redo.  
  • I painted the entire pantry.  This transformed the pantry more than anything.  I kept it simple because the thought of adding designs or anything else overwhelmed me.  It doesn't have to be elaborate.  
  • I purchased all like items.  I really tried to keep it uniform.  All organization materials came from Walmart.  The most expensive item was the large flour jar at $9.00.  The white bins were around $4.00.  
  • Organize your pantry that will be most useful to your family because if they are not on board it isn't going to stay looking like this.   
...And my newly organized PANTRY!










The critics are RAVING 10 out of 4 stars**********Can I just stand in here and admire your pantry**********It is so PRETTY and clean!


Of course, all of us know that pictures just don't do it justice!  :)


Thanks for joining me for the Impossibility Possibility Challenge!

Thistlewood Farm



Love, Stacie

January 29, 2012

Free Sweet Valentine Printable

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I can't believe that I have only made one Valentine Printable for the year!  Gssshhh, I am a little bit behind.  Here is a sweet simple printable that would look adorable in a white frame.    

I have been working hard on a big reveal!  It will be posted on Tuesday.  Make sure you stop back by!  

As always, please credit The Three Sweet Peas for the free printable and SHARE SHARE SHARE!  Our common goal is to have adorable homes!
Valentine' s Day Printable






Love, Stacie

January 27, 2012

$50.00 Posies Hair Accessories Giveaway WINNER!




Ring around the Rosies
A "pocket full of posies"
ashes ashes we all fall down!


Drumroll PLEASE!  The winner of the $50.00 Gift Certificate to Posies Accessories is Dee from Two of a Kind.

Congratulations Dee!  Look for my super cool giveaway next week!  


Love, Stacie

January 26, 2012

Lesson Help for Young Women Lesson 5 Printable & Object lesson

Finding Joy in Our Divine Potential
The Lesson doesn't give much guidance this time other than having a special sister in the ward come speak to the YW about the joy of being a woman.  I will find someone and then incorporate the following different lessons:  

Object Lesson:  This is not my original idea but I did incorporate it into this lesson.  I will focus the lesson on setting small goals throughout their lives so that when they get older they will have accomplished the smaller ones so that the smaller ones turn into major ones.  ex, high school to college, attending church to temple, etc...

You will need:  Ping Pong Ball, Glass quart jar with lid, wheat to fill the jar.

Put the ping pong ball in and put a small scoop of wheat with every goal the girls come up with.  After the jar is about 2" from top put the lid on and gentle shake showing the girls it is gradual steps that will find their Divine Potential.  The ping pong ball will arise to the surface.  

The printable is from a quote from President Monson, that I LOVED!  It will wrap around a play watch or plastic hourglass. I do not have it tonight so when I go to the party store tomorrow I will take a picture of the completed project and post, I wanted to get this up in hopes that it can help someone with their lesson.
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Preparation Quote President Monson  


Today is the last day for the Posies Accessories Giveaway for $50.00 enter by midnight MST.  Winner will be announced on Friday.

Love, Stacie

January 25, 2012

Guest Post at Tatertots and Jello

My dear Sweet Peas!  It is a Tatertots and Jello kind of day!  I am sharing a fabulous tutorial for this CUTE, INEXPENSIVE basket!  When I say INEXPENSIVE, I mean INEXPENSIVE, less than $5.00.  Make sure you stop by and say hi!  ..And only one day left to ENTER the $50.00 Posies Accessories Giveaway! 



Love, Stacie

January 24, 2012

Pantry Before - Sneak Peak

Taco Tuesday isn't anything about a recipe today, WELL, maybe a recipe for disaster!  But, I figure I can count a Pantry SNEAK peak because it is in the kitchen right?!  :)  I have been painting like a mad women and BOY, do I have a mess to clean up but OH, it is going to be so sweet.  So, in the HOPE that I can make you feel really good about your house and day let me show you some before pictures.  Then my after pictures should be that much more stunning RIGHT?!

I am not going to bore you with any details in the how, but I am going to share this little tip:

  1. If you think that you would like to do a pantry makeover, do not let it go for three months before hand or it will look like this.  I just kept telling myself, "Why clean it because I am going to make it look, GREAT."  This is why you keep up on your PANTRY.  So it doesn't look like this before the REDO!
That is it, that is the only advise I have!  Have a great day knowing your pantry doesn't look anything like this!  


Don't forget to stop by and ENTER my SWEET GIVEAWAY!

Love, Stacie

January 23, 2012

Messy Hair Monday Leave in Conditioner Recipe

Do you remember this post?  If not let me refresh your memory.  My peanut, so happily, sat in a chair while I applied LEAVE in CONDITIONER and rolled her hair in pink sponge curlers.  Well, an ever so sweet Connie from Measured by the Heart stopped by and left her very own recipe for LEAVE in CONDITIONER!  What a tutorial to share!!  BELOW is her post copied, directly from her blog! Stop by and tell her hi!  Thanks CONNIE for the great tutorial and for sharing it with my Sweet Peas!


Measured by the Heart


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I use a spray bottle this size.  You can find them everywhere.  If not in the hair aisle, check the cleaning supplies or garden areas.  These size bottles are so much better.  They hold a lot so you are not refilling all the time and they spray well.  It gives better easier coverage.
Making this is VERY simple.  All you do is put some of your regular conditioner into the bottle.  For this size bottle, I use 1/4- 1/2 cup.  I don’t really measure, I just have gotten used to how much {approximately} it takes. 
The next step is important.  You must use HOT water.  If you don’t, the conditioner won’t mix with the water and you will have cold water and lumps of conditioner.  You need HOT water for it to mix together. 
Fill up the bottle with HOT water but leave about 2 inches from the top empty.  You need this empty space to be able to shake the mixture up. 
And that’s all folks!!  If you find you like more conditioner in your mixture you can use more but be careful.  If you put too much the hair will become saturated.  Like when you haven’t rinsed enough after a shower.  But feel free to play around with it.  This is a total lifesaver in a family with 3 little girls. 
So there you have it.  Leave in conditioner.  Simple. Easy. Works.
Thanks CONNIE for Sharing!  

Don't forget to stop by and ENTER my $50.00 Posies Accessories Giveaway

Love, Stacie

January 22, 2012

Sweet Sunday's Inspirational Quote

You know life?  It is pretty EASY right?!  :)  Some days are definitely easier than other days.  I came home from dropping my son off at school, my son that nearly drowned a year and a half a go, my son who has chronic health issues now because of the accident...And it was a really hard day.  I came home and got on Pinterest to take my mind off of things, and this was the first thing that I came across.  ...I don't believe it was coincidence!  ...And it reminded me again HOW BLESSED I REALLY AM!  It was exactly what I needed, and I am still walking!  Thanks PINTEREST friends for sharing this with me!! 
 




Love, Stacie

January 20, 2012

$50.00 Posies Hair Accessories Giveaway








Ring around the Rosies
A "pocket full of posies"
ashes ashes we all fall down!




Today's giveaway is a SUPER DUPER sweet build your own bow kind of company.  Posies has been around for the past six years making little girls and their moms beautiful and happy!  They provide a classic and modern approach to hair accessories.  ...And the best part is that their hair products can be kept simple with one adorable bow or layered for a SUPER modern look. 




My PEANUT has been wearing these bows since she was born.  I come up with many different ways to coordinate and accessorize the bows.  I often call them "Build a Bow" because the possibilities are endless. 




 A few of the hairstyles that I have enhanced with the one and ONLY Posies Hair Accessories!  




Today is your lucky day!
Posies Hair Accessories is giving away a $50.00 gift certificate towards anything in their store, Posies Accessories.  Do you know what you could buy for $50.00?

There are only THREE requirements to enter the giveaway with a chance to EARN up to FIVE entries!

How to ENTER the Giveaway:
  1. Become a follower of The Three Sweet Peas if you are already a follower skip to step 2. {Required}  {1 Entry}
  2. Leave a comment, this is how I track my entries.  No comment no Entry {Required} {1 Entry}
  3. Like Posies on Facebook  {Required}
  4. "Like" The Three Sweet Peas on Facebook {1Entry}
  5. "Follow" The Three Sweet Peas on Twitter  {1 Entry}
Posies is also offering all Facebook fans:

50% OFF YOUR ORDER &FREE HOT PINK GERBER DAISY HAIR BOW WITH PURCHASE through the 24th ($7.95RETAIL)




Good Luck and the winner will be announced on 
Thursday, January 27, 2012.  

Love, Stacie

January 18, 2012

Paint Can Tip

Wandering Wednesday's Painting Tip
 
So, for the past two days I have been painting like crazy, all in the name of trying to get my pantry organized.  The best part of it all, is that I haven't even started on my pantry.  WOW, I have some work ahead of me!  I will have a fun redo project, clean and crisp, SWEET!  ...But for now, I have a SUPER DUPER EASY Painting tip that will solve A LOT of your messy paint can issues.    

This is what you need:
Take the screwdriver and place it on the inside lip of the paint can, hit it will the hammer until it breaks through into the paint.  Be careful you don't hit to hard because the screwdriver will be covered in paint.  Repeat, all of the way around.  You will notice in my last picture it creates small holes for the paint to run back into the can, as you are painting and pouring. My sweet sis in law showed me this little trick many, many, years ago.  It has made my painting can cleanup so much simpler!
 
As always any questions please let me know!!


Love, Stacie

January 17, 2012

Corn, Bacon, & Potato Chowder Soup Recipe

 Taco Tuesday is a Recipe that I found on Pinterest.  It looked and sounded delicious but me being me, added, added some more, & then a little bit more, until I turned the recipe into my own.  :)  

So here is my version of the Weight Watcher Chowder:  Oh yea, I  should warn you mine isn't a Weight Watcher version...

Ingredients


  • 1 medium uncooked potato
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup(s) uncooked celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup(s) uncooked onion(s), chopped (or 1 large shallot)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn 
  • 1 cup(s) sweet red pepper(s), diced
  • 4 oz uncooked Canadian-style bacon, diced
  • 2 cup(s) whole milk
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of chicken base
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 5 to 10 shakes of  hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • Instructions
  • Melt butter in a large sauce pan. Add celery, onion, corn and red pepper; sauté over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop potato into fine pieces & bacon.
  • Stir bacon, chicken broth, chicken base, and potato into saucepan; Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; stir to combine. Cover and simmer for about hour and half on low.  About 10 minutes before serving, combine cold milk and corn starch, add to the hot soup and stir until thickened.  
  • Serve with warm bread! 
  • Love, Stacie
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