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Pasta recipe

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Recipe

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Recipe

Chicken enchilada pasta recipe. We had a contest on our Facebook page asking our followers to post a link to a recipe that they saw on Pinterest that they have been wanting to try. If we picked theirs they would win a Starbucks gift card and a WTI t-shirt.

We think the recipe was great and we’ll for sure be making chicken enchilada pasta again. Thank you Tori for the suggestion – we hope your enjoy your coffee and shirt!

The recipe came from Chef In Training blog – we have kept it pretty much the same, with just a few small tweaks.

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3 large chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 medium onion (diced)
1 Large red pepper (diced)
1 small can diced green chilies
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
2 10 oz. cans green chili enchilada sauce
1 10 oz. can red enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 box penne pasta
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook chicken and then shred. We did this but next time we may just buy an already cooked rotisserie chicken and just shred that. While the chicken is cooking, boil water and cook the penne pasta according to the directions on the box.

Chicken enchilada

In a deep skillet add olive oil and saute the onions for 3 minutes, then add red peppers and garlic and cook for another 3 minutes. Next, add the shredded chicken, green chiles, cumin, chili powder, salt, & enchilada sauces. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes.

Turn the heat to low and add cheese, stir until the cheese is melted and heated through. Next, add in the sour cream, be sure the heat is on low to keep the sour cream from curdling. Stir until sour cream is well mixed and heated through.

Drain pasta & return to pot. Pour sauce over pasta and stir well to evenly coat pasta. We garnished our pasta with a little spoonful of sour cream.

Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Other garnish suggestions are avocado, diced tomatoes, diced green onions.

No doubt we will have this again! Thanks Tori for posting this recipe on our Facebook page!

Diffuser

Ultransmit Aroma Dot Ultrasonic Diffuser Review

Ultransmit Aroma Dot Ultrasonic Diffuser Review. It is always great when you get a gift as fabulous as this one!

Ultransmit Aroma Dot

It wasn’t even in my home for 15 minutes and I already had it set up and ready to go. Pretty simple just fill the pot with water, put in 3-4 drops of your favorite oil, plug it in and it’s good to go.

My home has many different reasons for wanting this diffuser: sleepless nights, headaches, stress and the list goes on. Last night we used lavender oil for bedtime and I am not sure if it’s because of the lavender oil, but I got a great nights sleep!

Product details: Ultransmit Aroma Dot is an ultrasonic diffuser / humidifier / purifier that break up the mixture of water and essential oil into millions of micro-particles, a cold mist of air diffusers activated ingredients of the blended essential oil, which can be easily absorbed by the body and freshen the room for longer.

Diffuser is for essential oil, and depending on the type of essential oil you drop into the machines, it gives you different benefits. We called this aromatherapy. (see below)

Humidifier is for adding humidity into air, and it can help control allergies and asthma.

Hi-Tech ultrasonic purifier,  uses ultrasonic tech to break up the mixture of water and essential oil into millions of micro-particles, it also produces negative ions that have been shown in clinical studies to improve mood, while helping to purify the air.

How do you know what oils to use? It depends on what kind of results you are looking for. Here is a list for you:

Air Purify — Lemongrass , Lime , Clove Bud , Cinnamon Leaf

Allergies — Peppermint, Sweet Orange, Tea Tree , Eucalyptus

Anti-Bacterial — Lime, Tuberose , Palmarosa , Lemongrass

Anti-Depressant — Palmarosa ,Lavender , Grapefruit, Rose

Headache Killer — Peppermint , Clary Sage , Grapefruit ,Ginger

Immune System Booster — Grapefruit , Tea Tree , Tangerine , Eucalyptus

Prevent Cold and Flu — Eucalyptus , Lemon , Ginger , Spearmint

Relaxing — Tuberose, Rose, Sweet Orange, Cedar wood

Sleep Well — Lavender , Jasmine, Cedar wood, Vanilla

Stress Release — Sweet Orange, Vanilla , Lemon , Rosemary

Ultrasonic aromatherapy lasts for up to 3-4 Hours – the machine automatically shuts off when the water runs out. You can purchase the Ultransmit Aroma Dot here.

What are your favorite oils? Tell us in the comments below, we would love to learn more about the benefits of different oils.

beachwaver

Sarah Potempa The Beachwaver Review

Sarah Potempa The Beachwaver was suggested to me by a friend and it worked better than she had described. Every time I see her she has that straight out of the salon perfect hair – I wanted to know her trick.

The Beachwaver

The Beachwaver is an innovative motorized ceramic rod curling iron. It can heat up to the professional temperature of 450 degrees, though this is not the temperature for everyone. The directions show the recommended temperatures for different hair types so you can choose the one that is best for you.

The Beachwaver curling iron

I am not very good with styling products so I was a little worried about attempting to use a motorized iron. After just a few practice pieces I was able to master the technique. I should mention that I have very thin, short hair and it doesn’t take curl easy.

There are left and right buttons to choose for each side of your head, as well as the GO button when you have your hair clamped in an ready to curl. I liked the fact that I was able to control the speed of the spin with the button, especially since my hair is not very long.

Beachwaver review

The process to curl my hair took about 5 minutes and I think it looks like I had it done by my stylist. I generally do not get these kind of results on my own.

The Sarah Potempa Beachwaver is available online for purchase as well as at Ulta. Watch the 2 minute video to see how easy it really is.

Do you have a must have hairstyling product you think we should try? Comment below and let us know, we love trying new things.

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Younique moodstruck lashes

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review

Younique moodstruck lashes

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review Video – This was fun! We have heard such great things about this product and it’s amazing results that we had to give it a try.  Check out the video to see what we thought!

We loved it! This is one of those products that we will for sure be using again and again!

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes is a simple three-step process that combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes.

To prepare your eyelashes for optimal results, first apply one thin coat of your own regular favorite mascara and let it dry. Then, apply Moodstruck Transplanting Gel to your lashes.

Immediately following, and while the gel is still wet, apply the Moodstruck Natural Fibers.

Reapply the Transplanting Gel a second time to secure the natural fibers onto your lashes.

Monnstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

We loved this product so much that we are having a little Younique party ourselves! If you would like to order some Moodstruck 3D Lashes click here – We think you will love them too!

You should know that we purchased this product and these are our personal views.

Have you tried Younique? What other products should we try? Comment below and let us know!

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Mosquito

Home Remedies for Mosquito Bite Itch Relief

Mosquito

Home remedies for mosquito bite itch relief – There is nothing worse than being covered in bug bites and you can’t stop the itching.

We did a little digging and came up with a list of all natural itch relief aids and our guess is that you may have most of these items in your home already!

We personally have not tried each of these remedies out, but hey it’s worth a shot. They are in no particular order so be sure to read them all.

First things first! Right when you realize that you have been bitten clean the bite area with rubbing alcohol, alcohol wipes, or plain water.

1. Honey – Use raw honey and just put a small amount on the bite to take the itch away.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar is recommended; dilute two or three cups in a bathtub of warm water to treat all-over bites, or put a few drops on cotton and wiping an individual bite.

3. Tea Tree Oil acts as an anti-inflammatory so it combats itching, swelling and pain.

4. Ice – Apply a cold ice pack to the bite. Ice numbs the nerves that conduct itching and pain so you don’t feel either.

5. Aloe Vera is very good for itching and swelling and can be very soothing.

6. 9 Volt Battery – For spider, bee, wasp, and ant bites, take a 9-voltbattery, and wet the bitten area a little bit. Put battery to the bitten area, and it will stop the action of poison and stop the hurt.

7. Preparation H it takes care of swelling and itching.

8. X Marks the Spot – Putting an X in the middle of the bite with your fingernails. This causes some pain which in-turn distracts you from the itch.

9. Apply a blend of essential oils of eucalyptus, winter green and peppermint or tea tree oil to bites every 2 to 3 hours to relieve itching and aid healing.

10. Tea bags: Natural tannins in tea act as an astringent, drawing toxins out of the skin and helping to lessen your discomfort. Press a used tea bag against your bites until the itching has subsided.

11. Toothpaste – Just a dab of toothpaste can help relieve itching of bites. It has anti-inflammatory properties, and ingredients like baking soda and menthol help to relieve the irritation.

12. Deodorant – Rub some underarm deodorant on the bite area.Try to use a non-scented deodorant if possible.

We would love to know what you use to take care of the horrible itch that comes with bug bites. Leave us a comment below.

We would love if you would share this with your friends on Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook.

Cabinet diy

DIY Cabinet Paint Project

DIY cabinet paint project: This hamper/cabinet may not have been old enough or used enough to warrant a makeover, but it was free so we thought we would give it a new look.

DIY Craft Project

The plan was to slap on some new paint and switch out the knobs to give it a fun look for my daughters bedroom. There was only one problem… it’s not wood and painting over a non-wood surface can be a challenge.

Paint project

We used Dutch Boy Paints and paint tape. It took 3 coats for a good cover.

Painting project

We switched out the wood knobs for silver square knobs that we picked up at our local Walmart store.

Painting hamper

If you are painting a non-wood item, I would recommend taking off the tape before it dries or you will pull up the paint.

WTI Project

My daughter loves it and it matches her room perfectly. There is always a feeling of satisfaction in DIY projects.

DIY bedroom

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Chalk wine glasses

Chalkboard Paint Wine Glasses

Chalkboard paint wine glasses are a quick, inexpensive and a easy gift idea that you can personalize.

Super simple! Buy wine glasses, small can of chalkboard paint, wax paper and you are ready.

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Wash and dry your glasses first. Dunk your stem into the paint can. I did it to just right above the base. Turn the cup to get off as much of the excess paint and then place on wax paper. To make sure it doesn’t stick to wax paper lift and move every so often.

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Once the base looked dry, I got a new piece of wax paper and turned the glasses upside down to dry the bottom.

We have seen many different variations online – a fun idea is to tie a piece of chalk with a cute ribbon around the stem of each glass, so your guest can personalize their own glass.

You can use regular chalk to chalk makers.

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Gift ideas: bridal showers, wedding presents, teacher gifts, Christmas or birthday gifts for your friends. Personalized gifts are always loved. You could even add a bottle of wine.

When it comes to DIY projects this is a great one! Give it a try and then send us a picture of you masterpiece!

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Eye patches

New Spa Lifting Anti Age Collagen Eye Patch Review

We seriously love hearing about different products from our friends! Ali Holman nationally recognized fitness expert, owner of Corecamper.com raved about some eye patches that take away dark circles and bags under your eyes and we had to try it!

Shirley happily volunteered to try this product New  Spa Lifting Anti-Age Collagen Eye Patch with Bio-Gold and Hyaluronic Acid. The results were amazing! We took a before, during and after photo below.

Lifting Anti Age Collagen Eye Patch

We purchased the Lifting Anti Aging Collagen Eye Patch on Amazon. Crystal collagen is an active element of the tissue rejuvenation process and skin’s own collagen stimulant.

After 30 minutes of relaxation, Shirley’s skin looked smooth and refreshed. The box came with 5 patches. As long as you keep them moist you can reuse each patch 2-3 times.

The patch hydrates the skin, stimulates cellular metabolism and cell’s regeneration. Multilevel ingredients provide excellent lifting and toning effect.

The unique ability of the collagen mask’s components to penetrate deep into the skin smooths the wrinkles, improves the turgor of the skin, making it  look young and radiant

The effect is visible after the first application – smooth, glowing and hydrated skin. Weve Tried It and loved it!

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Kale Chips

Baked Kale Chip Recipe

Everywhere we look people are posting pictures of Kale Chips. We didn’t even know that Kale was for eating, we thought it was to decorate salad bars at restaurants!

Ingredients:

1 Head of Kale
Olive Oil
Sea Salt

Baked Kale Recipe

Directions – Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Wash and dry kale. Cut off the stems, cut into 1 1/2 pieces then lightly drizzle with olive oil and rub it into the leaves (be sure not to use too much.) Season with Sea Salt and then put in the oven for 15 minutes turning them halfway through (check them at 10.) . Be sure to watch them so that you don’t burn.

We posted this question on our Facebook page “So we bought some Kale and are going to make these Kale Chips everyone is talking about. Any tips?” These were the responses we got:

Angie: My family loves Kale chips. I cook at 375 for 10-15 minutes (turning half way through), we wanted ours crispy. Be sure to watch and make sure you don’t burn them.

Laura: Don’t use too much olive oil or they will be soggy some chili pepper or paprika spices them up a bit!

Jacque: YUM! My favorite. Add olive oil, garlic powder and sea salt…I like them baked at 325 verses 250 they get crisper faster.

Carol: I have tried them and think they taste like dirt! Good Luck!

Christine: If you have a sprayer for the oil that helps to “not get too much”

Kate: I can’t wait to hear about this one!!!

Melissa: Also when you pull them from the oven, leave on the cookie sheet so they cook a little longer but do not get over cooked in the oven.

Melissa: Love kale chips too. Don’t over bake them or they will be dust in your mouth. Lol. Gross. I take mine, rinse well with water and put them in a salad spinner to get the water off. Cut them into pieces (chunks) and toss with a little olive oil. Then sprinkle with salt. Never had a problem with them being too oily it whatever. A little goes a long way and it’s good to do it in a bowl.

Jennie: Spend a little time “massaging” the oil into the kale, make sure not to put too much on the cookie sheet, they need to be moderately spaced apart or they won’t get crispy.

Do you make kale chips? Let us know how you do it in the comments below.

Oatmeal face mask

DIY Chocolate Oatmeal Face Mask

Weve Tried It Face mask Recipe

DIY Chocolate Oatmeal Face Mask: There are so many DIY facials on Pinterest that we decided that we should start trying some of them out. If we can save a little money and use products that we already have in our cupboard and get benefits, we say bonus!

Today we tried the Chocolate Oatmeal Face Mask that is supposed to help with sun damage.

Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Honey
1/3 Cup Cocoa
2 Tbls. Heavy Cream or Sour Cream
3 Tbls. Old Fashioned Oatmeal (powdered in food processor)

Mix all ingredients together until blended completely. With your fingers or a fan brush apply the mask onto your face. If you are using your fingers massage the paste into your skin.

After face is completely covered let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

Why does this work? Cocoa powder is a natural antioxidant that protects the skin from UV damage. Oatmeal is a gentle exfoliate and honey is a great antibacterial ingredient.

Shirley’s skin looked good and was really soft when it was done. We will definitely try this again.

Do you make your own facial? Comment below and tell us what you use.

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