Grilled Turkey Patties

Ever since I have tried grilled turkey patties at my cousin's house, they have became a staple in our house. And why wouldn't they? They are really quick to make and are so so good!

1 lb of ground turkey
1/2 cup of finely chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
1 egg
1/4 cup of plain bread crumbs
1/2 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of pepper

Combine all your ingredients together in one bowl

Mix everything together

Preheat your grill

Make your patties:

Turn your grill on medium heat

Make sure you use a grill oil spray to prevent your patties from sticking

Put your patties on the grill and close the grill

Grill for 8 minutes

After 8 minutes, turn them over and close the grill again

Grill the other side for about 7 minutes

Then you are done

Told you it was easy!

Serve up with some orzo & veggies and you have yourself a nice healthy dinner

Painted Orange Curtains

I am working on my craft room and wanted to bring a pop of color in with some curtains.

Lately I have been really into orange. Which is a very bold color and I have no idea why I really like it now. Maybe because it is fall and I am seeing orange everywhere.

I had a old pair of curtains which I took from the dining room (you can check out that project here)
At first, I wanted to dye them with RIT, but the RIT box says not to dye polyester. And these curtains are 100% polyester, so I did not want to risk it.

So instead I bought 2 16oz bottles of orange acrylic paint from the craft store
(they were $4 each)

Total I spent on this project was $8.00!
I had the textile medium and black paint on hand already

You want to see how I made the curtains?

Read on:

First decide how wide you want the stripes and tape off. I made mine 6 inches wide:

The taping was the hardest part of this project

It took me about an hour to do both curtains:

Here is the paint I used
I also added textile medium

I did two parts paint and one part textile medium:

I thought the orange was to bright, and Micheal's did not have much choice in the bigger bottles of paint.
So I just added 2 drops of black paint to every 8 oz to mute it a bit

Mix very well

Paint on to your curtain, I just used a sponge brush:

I first painted the edges dragging the paint towards the inside
Then I filled in the center

When I was finished it was 12am

So I just let them dry overnight

The next day I took off the tape

Oh so pretty...

I tried to be very careful on not getting any paint on the curtain, but I did.

Here is the spot:

I took some rubbing alcohol

drenched a spot on a rag and rubbed it

This is as good as I got with the alcohol

Then I took my bleach pen

But I still could not get the stain out completely :(

So try to be very careful if you plan on doing this

And if any of you know how to get rid of acrylic paint, please let me know :)

Nothing like a tight budget to bring out your creative side.. eh?

My husband thought I was crazy for doing this, but he loved how they turned out.

I can't wait to finish this craft room and share it with you all

Thanks for visiting :)

pumpkin patch

We went to the pumpkin patch this weekend

We had a great time and made wonderful memories

Shared Kids Room Tour

Well, I think I am finally done with this room. For now at least :)

Let me tell you a little bit about this room. This was the office/bonus room located right next to the master bedroom.
I love this room because it gets lots of light all day long and it is one of the biggest rooms (excluding the master).

In order for us to have an office, we had to put the kids in one room. I know some people are against boys/girls sharing rooms, But I don't see it as a problem since they are still very young.

Since this room was a bonus room, it did not have a closet. That wasn't a problem, I just went and picked up a nice sized wardrobe from IKEA.

I wish all rooms had wardrobes, that way you can move it up against any wall you want and get the wardrobe of any size you want.

So after moving the furniture around, I came up with an arrangement which seems to work.

This room used to be light brown (I forgot to take before pics)
I chose to paint it Manhattan Mist by Behr.

I chose a neutral paint color so it would go for both the boy and girl and I would still be able to use lots of bright pops of color throughout the whole room.

So lets go take a look:

Laminate floors were installed in here by the previous owner
The shaggy rug is from Target and is nice and soft to sit and play on

The left side of the room has both of the beds

The bedding is from Target
(I bought it before my son was born last year, so they no longer carry it)

My daughter's bed is from IKEA, they no longer carry this one.
My sons crib is from Babies R US
Some toys are stored under the bed

This is on your right as you walk in
The changing table and the dresser are from IKEA

4 bins full of toys on the lower shelves of the changing table

The wardrobe:

First shelf is more cloth diapering/baby things and the rest are more toys (sigh)

I already took a carload of toys to goodwill, there is still to much

most of the clothes are folded in the dresser, however, some clothes and coats are here.
Shoes, diaper bag and hats/mittens are on the lower shelves

The window is nice and big with lots of light which is why I love this room so much!

The curtain panels are from Target
I needed a place for the books, so this bench/shelf from Target works great.
The kids can sit and look out the window and it serves a purpose to store books

The dresser is from IKEA
The lamp is from Target

And off course a little girl needs her bows and ribbons
The mirror is thrifted (I just spray painted it white)

The shelf was thrifted and spray painted white, it is
above my daughters bed, and keeps her water bottle next to her during the night since there is no room for a nightstand

I bought this curtain wire from IKEA, so I can easily change out artwork and photos

Some free artwork I made
Read more about it here

Since this was a office, the door is glass. Which I love for the kids room, because even with the door shut, I can still keep an eye on them.

That concludes our Kids room tour, I hope you enjoyed it.

Thanks for visiting.