Spelling Hop Scotch!

Saturday, July 27, 2013 1:48 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Saw this on pinterest and absolutely fell in love with it and had to make it for the kids! This is a fun way to practice spelling for the older kids and letters for the younger kids!
Cut out some construction paper in 4 squares and write a letter on each one
Lay them out over the floor
Cover with clear shower curtain
Tape one side of the shower curtain and pull over the letters and cut to cover only over the letters
Tape all sides down tight with packing tape
Run a few strips of tape over the to of it to hold down securely
Now your kids are ready for some fun!!! My kids couldn't even wait to try it out and it's not even school time and they are jumping around spelling things!

Pizza Hut Homeschool Book It Program

Thursday, July 25, 2013 9:26 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
great way to reward your homeschoolers for reading!


Black Bean Mexican Casserole

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 8:46 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
one of my favs but the family is not however as big of a fan! Still super yummy but I love all mexican type recipes lol \

1 tomato chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped chicken
1 can of black beans rinsed and drained
2-3 flour tortillas
1 1/2 cups of mexican blend cheese
1 tsp of ground cumin

Mix first 3 ingredients in a bowl.
Pour half the mixture into a casserole dish, top with half of the cheese, then layer with strips of flour tortillas til covered.
Pour the rest of the mixture on top and repeat again making a new layer.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Organizing Fun with Recycled Items!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:27 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

Some more fun today! I organized my dresser drawer by separating my underwear and socks with cut up soda can boxes, then my bathroom drawer!
Then I cut up pringle cans and a sunny d jug and decorated it with wrapping paper to organize some stuff on the desk!

Chalk Board Message Wine Bottles

4:01 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

My fun today! I have been saving old wine bottles and painted them today red, white and blue to match my kitchen then with chalk board paint so we can write messages on them! Compliments of pinterest!

South Dakota Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Corn on the Cob!

Saturday, July 20, 2013 8:04 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

South Dakota Meat Loaf


1 egg, lightly beaten

1/3 cup evaporated milk

2 tbs worcestershire sauce

3/4 cup quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp rubbed sage

1/8 tsp pepper

1-1/2 pounds ground beef

1/4 cup ketchup

In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, worcestershire sauce, oats, onion, salt, sage, and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.

Press into an ungreased 8in x 4in loaf pan Bake, uncovered at 350 for 1-1/4 hours, drain.

Spread ketchup over meat loaf Bake 10 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink

Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Beef Enchiladas and Mexican Rice

Friday, July 19, 2013 8:43 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

Dinner tonight! First time I've cooked a real meal in this house since getting food poisoning at a local restaurant a week ago :(
This is one of my favorite easy quick recipes!
Beef Enchiladas
1 lb ground beef 1 can enchilada sauce 8 flour tortillas 1 Cup Queso Dip
Brown Beef in Skillet and drain. Set Aside
Poor 1/3 enchilada sauce over a baking dish
Mix beef and 1/3 enchilada sauce in a bowl.
Put about 2 spoonfuls in a flour tortilla, roll and put inside of a baking dish. Repeat til all 8 are done and baking dish lined with enchiladas.
Pour the remaining sauce over the enchiladas and top with cup of queso dip
bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes uncovered

Chore Charts for Mom and Kids!

8:34 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Finally updated the kids chore charts to look a little bit better then the big poster board we had that I wrote on! This looks a little more organized! And I made one for myself to try to keep myself a little more "organized" on my cleaning schedule! Granted I do the stuff mostly anyways it's nice to have a list to go off of to remind me hey did I do this today and feel organized! The one with pictures if for the toddler of the house :)

Underground City in Leavenworth

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:49 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
even though this report was done a few years back I thought this was just way to cool not to share or for people to forget! Such a neat part of history!! Check out this video on this underground city here in Leavenworth that was found with windows, doors, possible stores and more underground!

Crock Pot BBQ Chicken

Sunday, July 14, 2013 8:00 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Dinner tonight! Super yummy and easy!!!

Throw 4-6 chicken breast (frozen is fine)in the crock pot
Mix together the following ingredients for sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tsp worshire sauce

pour over chicken and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours

Fruity Chicken Salad Recipe

2:08 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Lunch today! Super super yummy!!!!
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1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup pecans finely chopped
1/2 cups grapes sliced in halves
1 cup chicken fully cooked and chopped
1 small gala apple chopped
crescents, rolls, or bread
In a medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, chopped pecans, grapes, chicken and apple. Chill in fridge for about 30 minutes. (Not necessary, I just like it better chilled.) Serve on crescents, rolls, or sandwich bread.

Savings Savings Savings!!!!

Saturday, July 13, 2013 12:14 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
The last few days have been full of great great savings!!!
*My wonderful rough son tore up his brand new shoes from 2 weeks ago and I found him some super great new ones for $6 on clearance that he loves with skulls on them!
Saved about $100 on my grocerie trips! Got a huge cart full of groceries for $100! Lots of great sales going on with buy one get one free ON TOP of my coupons so that was a huge huge plus!!
Free Slurpees for 7 11's birthday yesterday
Free Movie Rental yesterday
Free meals at chickfila for dressing like a cow today for cow appreciation day! Kids always have fun getting dressed up and making cow outfits and saved about $35!
Free Parents Night Out tonight!

$5 Scentsy!!!

Friday, July 5, 2013 11:15 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Contact me to host a party today! Online or in home! www.laciyoung.scentsy.us

Happy Independence Day!

1:06 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 1 comments
we had a wonderful holiday here! Started out spending it at my ex's side with the boys grandparents and my brother there as well and did a little bbq and a birthday party for their uncle. Then we headed off near the city to spend it with my husbands side and did a bbq, swam and shot off some fire works! Lots of fun

Alone at the B&B!

1:01 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
Finally got some much much needed alone time and got away to our favorite Bed and Breakfast not to far from our home town since we were close and could have family watch the kids. We are on a mission to stay in every room there at least once! This will be our 3rd room we stayed in and this one was the Santa Fe theme and very unique and romantic! We had a wonderful time! We haven't been there in 4yrs!