“I just saw that broken link… In my last post. Whoops!”

So, I went back to find the pin, for the broken link, But I can’t find it, … I am sorry!! I hate it as much as you do – I really wanted to check that website out later, But hey! @ least I can make up for it, RIGHT?? Yep! Enjoyz! ~Ami

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Thrifty Thursday…String Storage

Welcome to another Thrifty Thursday…using what we have around the house (or super cheap things) to make our lives a little easier.
Today, it’s string storage. I know, trivial, but we all have string right? Well, here’s the new string idea in my sewing room…mounted on the wall.

We all have baskets around the house, but if not, these are from The Dollar Tree for…you guessed it…$1.00.
The baskets hold your balls of string. It’s easy to see, contains them without the balls going every where and the baskets could hold more than one ball too.

I don’t have small children around my house, so I hooked scissors on the basket for easy cutting!

The holes in these baskets allows for the string to be threaded through…just pull as much as you need and cut!! The rolls of string stay inside the baskets.
Easy peasy!

If you’d like to see my old string storage, you can CLICK HERE.
Hope you have a Thrifty Thursday, ~Karen~

{Gently Reblogged & Posted with LOVE! ~Ami}

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Italian Herb Grilled Chicken

For those of you, who follow me on Instagram {IG}, I promised you an Italiano Recipe! Well, here is one of my favorites. Enjoy! – Ami Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen {Link to full post: http://aggieskitchen.com/2009/07/12/italian-herb-grilled-chicken/}

1.5 lb chicken breast 1-2 TB dried oregano (about a small palm full) 1-2 TB dried thyme 1-2 TB dried basil 1-2 TB garlic powder good pinches of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper olive oil

In a small bowl, combine oregano, thyme, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside how much you will use for chicken, save the rest in air tight container for future use.

Lay chicken breasts on baking sheet or plate. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with seasoning and rub. Drizzle olive oil on both sides of chicken. Place on hot grill, over medium heat. Grill 5-7 minutes on each side or until done, when juices run clear.

Let chicken rest for 5 minutes before cutting. 





August 1st, 2012 ~ Welcome August!!



Welcome August!!

   I must say, August is definitely my favorite month. It’s right smack dab in the middle of summer, after the hottest part of the year {July 4th},  usually by now I have got a decent tan going on. Not to mention, My birthday is tucked away somewhere in the middle of this month! Summer is always filled with lots of potential, the weather nice & hot, but not too deathly hot. Being Italian, I can usually stand some pretty scorching temperatures, with ease.

   Unfortunately, after June 21st, the the days start getting shorter. Even though it gets hotter & hotter every summer, down here in the true south, & I absolutely LOVE it! I’m a Southern’ Gal, & Lovin’ It. Southern’ Born & Southern’ Raised, with a bit of Fiery Italian Kick. If my Husband & I ever move, I’m gunna miss livin’ in the South where it’s super hot, because it’s so worth it.  I  do love a good, ice & snow covered winter, cold & snow covered for months, yep that’s a nice change of scenery, but I still love me a good hot summer! They balance each other out, well!


Popular Virginia Attractions (Kid Friendly)

I have been googling Places & Things to do In Virginia that are Kid Friendly, & I am coming up with a lot of different things to do! 

Here are some of the links I am finding useful:






There are SO many other great things to do in Virginia, I tend to be a huge History & Science buff, but I LOVE seeing new things, too. 🙂 I hope this helps you out, Planning a Virginia Vacation, With or without kids. 🙂