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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Magazine Rack DIY

I was becoming frustrated with the pile of magazines on my coffee table. It seemed that no matter what I did they would always fall off or look sloppy, so I knew it was time to find a more permanent solution. However, I was not interested in putting them in a basket or container where I would easily forget their existence. Using an old wooden frame and some wire, I found the perfect way to display and easily find them instead!

To start out with I grabbed an old wooden frame I had hanging around. Any type of frame will do, but make sure yours is thick enough to drill holes into. Using a measuring tape start at the top of the frame and divide it into four inch sections, making small pencil marks where the holes will be drilled.

Since I'm still rather new at using a power drill I put my fabulous husband to good use and allowed him to do the drilling. He was thrilled :)


Using the pencil lines as guides he drilled a hole in each one. Since we do not have a garage to work in either he came up with an ingenious idea of using a cardboard box to hold the frame in place. Invention is truly the mother of necessity! Once the holes were drilled it was now time to thread the wire. I used floral wire (since I had it on hand) and I threaded through the entire frame twice. I wanted it to be sturdy and not bend easily.

Once strung gather up your favorite magazines and have fun! I love the fact that it easily stands up against the wall making it easy to access without taking up a lot of room!


Friday, August 9, 2013

For The Breakfast Lover: Pepperoni Quiche

I am a breakfast lover! There's just no way to beat the delicious flavors that come alongside all sorts of breakfast food. One of my favorite parts however, is when I mix it up and eat breakfast for dinner. Who hasn't done that right? One dish that is my favorite is quiche. I like how it offers the taste of breakfast, but still feels like a meal. It is also the perfect accompaniment to any brunch or lunch that you might throw as well. This quiche in particular is delicious because of the added veggies and yummy flavors added in. Hope you enjoy as well!

The original recipe can be found here, but I modified it a bit to fit my own tastes and what was available in my fridge.

Pepperoni Quiche

1 pie crust
1 red or green pepper chopped 
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove minced
5 eggs beaten
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup fresh spinach chopped
1/4 cup sliced pepperoni, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup almond milk (or any other variety)
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Someday I'll upgrade to actually using my own crust. It's on my to-do list to learn and I'm looking forward to the challenge. However, for an easy meal to throw together grabbing one from the freezer works pretty well!

First chop up the pepper, garlic and spinach. Throw it in a pan with the olive oil and cook until softened. 

 While the veggies are cooking mix the rest together in a pan and have it ready to go.

 Mix both together and pour it into your pie plate. Bake 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until knife in the center comes out clean.


 Time to enjoy your finished product. Trust me you won't be disappointed!