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Hosting On A Budget

Set the scene this season!

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Hosting for the holidays? Create stunning table settings on a budget without sacrificing style! For formal holiday occasions, shop Dollar Tree’s $1 selection of charger plates, elegant dinnerware, and glassware.

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Step 1:

Lay out your setting. Get your charger and plates ready.

 

 

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Step 2:

Wrap your silverware in ribbon, burlap, and twine!

 

 

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Create your name cards.

Use burlap and sharpie, pine cones from your own yard or park.

It’s really all about the splashes of decor & accents your prefer and sprinkle it in. Mix and match candles, faux pumpkins, and burlap.

How can one go wrong! Are these not just so elegant looking without breaking the bank? From Thanksgiving to Christmas dinner setting ready!

For classroom and office parties, check out their plastic table covers and paper party supplies for easy cleanup. And don’t forget to have a holly-jolly kitchen with their festive kitchen linens, oven mitts, pot holders, chair covers, and more. You know Christmas is just around the corner. Prepare now with easy, budget friendly, and elegant appeal now.

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When it comes to dinner settings, sharing is caring. Whether you’re feeding a crowd or making dinner for your family, the possibilities are endless. Share these great amazing low cost settings at your next family Thanksgiving  and Christmas table.


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I’m a self-declared headband bandit by default. My beautiful baby daughter is the one who inspired me to attempt to make her a monkey headband.  I love a good challenge. Wore a good one to the store and the store clerk was so impressed to know where did I buy it at? An idea sparked and has blessfully grown into these beautiful headbands!

I have been gathering all the good stuff, handcrafting and designing each individual headband with the same love that was put into it for my daughter when she first asked for her monkey headband! There will be no monkeys this time but plenty of fun color, glitz, and glitter all flipped into one!

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I have sold thousands to girls little leagues! Now that one tickles me and what a blessing!

And… it’s all 100% handmade.  I have destroyed a few good manicures I’ll say.

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Jerk Pork Chops

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Welcome to our Sunday Dinner!  You are always invited to have a seat at our table, chat, eat a meal, and have some coffee afterwards. Guess what today’s meal is?! Yep! Jerk Pork Chop with some easy store bought ingredients. The other white meat.

Let’s begin! Grab 2 pans. Once for the sauce and the other for the veggie mix.


I’ve provided the Memphis spice found at your local HEB if they have them in your town.  If not use this chosen spice to sprinkle on the pork chops, the marinade/dipping sauce and paired it with the perfect veggie mix.

Note: As for the Jerk Marinade, preferably purchase at your local grocery store. Not very many on the market unless you are very familiar with the company and shipping/refund policies.  You can also substitute a very zesty favorite BBQ sauce of your choice.

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Bon Appetit!

XOXO Estela Kelley

 

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Marinated Flank Steak

Welcome to our Sunday Dinner!  You are always welcomed here to have a seat at our dining table, kick back, chat, have some dinner, and maybe coffee and dessert afterwards. Like my easy and Amazing Strawberry Dump Cake!

Today what’s on the menu is Marinated Flank Steak! Complements of my son, Aidan. He’s the original chef who made this for us (minus the veggies).

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Let’s begin with! You guessed it, gathering our ingredients!

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Remember to wait for that glossy shine in the oil to shine thru before tossing in your steak onto the hot pan. It doesn’t take long.  If the oil burns, it can change the taste of the entire meal so make sure and have all the prepping done. At this stage, you can also toss in a few red pepper flakes, if you like some heat to it. As the oil heats, the red pepper flakes will release it’s natural oils into the pan. Discard all of the remaining marinade.

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Serve with steamed rice in a bowl and pour the hot marinated flank steak veggies all over the rice. And enjoy!  This is the perfect quick family meal.

Items Used: Rice Bowls | Meat Scissors | Stir Fry UtensilsFajita Seasoning |Toasted Sesame Oil |Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

XOXO Estela Kelley

 

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Creamy Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole

Creamy Cheesy Casserole EK Sunday Dinners

Welcome to our Sunday Dinner’s!  You are most welcome to take a visit and have a seat at our table for another incredible Sunday Dinner dish.  I remember my Mom always had the biggest meals on a Sunday. I’m talking about homemade from scratch meals.  Do I do that….hmmm…every now and then. But mostly I find taking some short cuts, pre-prepping, or take out is best for this busy Mom. I should really have a new title. MOM should stand for Multi Optimizer of Missions.  Sounds good to me. That will be another time as long as I can have my own cape! Another time! Another time!

Let’s get to gathering before we gather at the table. This is a great recipe to only make half or prepare it all and then freeze half before baking.

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*Note:  You can use a smoky flavored bacon salt to compliment any smoky cheese of your choice.

The last 10 minutes allows for some browning on top and the delicious smells will hit your nose when it’s done.

Here are some of items used: Bacon Salt | Onion Powder | Large Baking Pan Casserole 

Onion Scissors | Foil | Serving Spoons


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We made some grilled chicken, my fav Corn on the Hob, and side scoop or two of this amazingly delicious Creamy Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole.

From my kitchen to your table! Bon Appetit!

XOXO Estela Kelley

 

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Bacon Goat Cheese Salad

Welcome all to our Sunday Dinners!  And today we are making Bacon Goat Cheese Salad! A spectacular salad any time or day of the week! Today it’s Sunday and we are blessing ourselves with a yummy salad. So let’s get started!

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Ingredients first!

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And wala!  Your gorgeous salad for your blessed Sunday Dinner! If you are wanting more protein, simply add a sliver of grilled chicken, green peas, or chickpeas.

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Items Used:

Mandarin Oranges | Wish Bone Dressing | Cast Iron Pan | Goat Cheese

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Eggcellent Breakfast Tostada

You’re Invited to our Sunday Dinner!  We are having breakfast tostadas for dinner.  Yes, breakfast has become a main dinner staple over here at our casa (home).  And while you’re at it, make yourself some coffee or Mimosas! Even perfect for Brunch time!

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Who can resist a breakfast comfort during dinner time.  I know, we can’t.

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So here we go.  Ingredients!

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Utensils Used: 10 Inch Fry Pan | Knife | Spatula


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Spring to Summer Decor

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Everything here on clearance for Spring Decorating Time!

Decorating in general is so much fun and therapeutic!  I’ve even started a paint project at home because I still want my items but a different color.  One doesn’t need a lot of things but a little here and there to spruce up one’s comfort zone.  This gorgeous Balance Scale Statue.  This has a very minimalist look but imagine dressing it up for winter time.  Totally doable!

Another spruce up item are White Marble and Mango Wood Cake Stand to beautifully decorate any kitchen counter(s) or display some knick knacks. Buy a few at these prices and layer them up! Pop up a Black Mosaic Framed Wall Mirror for an entryway to welcome all guests.  Best thing is, it can be completely repainted if one is super duperry handy. Some Clear Glass Stick Candle Holders for a mantel, a buffet, or staircase.  When the candle is burned replace with a simple topiary for any time during the year. Feel the vibe and love your home.

So we’ve covered an entryway, a mantel, and kitchen counters but what about the front porch entrance to fully welcome a guest or kick up one’s feet outside on the back porch?

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Wipe one’s feet on this beautiful Life is Better on the Porch Doormat, and come on inside! The only thing on today’s agenda is complete relaxation!  This is the perfect mat for layering with them gingham mats for a stand out appeal.

 

 

A back porch area for them BBQs and family socials can easily be dressed up with this gorgeous and eye catching Sage Floral Medallion Outdoor Rug.

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Love your place, your home, your comfort zone!

XOXO Estela Kelley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chicken Pad Thai For This Guy

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You’re invited to our Sunday Dinner’s! Welcome once again and you are always welcome to dine with us! First things first. Gather all ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 lbs. of raw chicken.  I usually buy the seasoned fajita pack. Thighs or breast. Whatever is your preference.

1 bottle of Peanut Sauce.  If you can’t find any make like so:

  • 3 Tablespoons fish sauce – I would add this a tbsp at a time, stir, taste, adjust, stir, taste.  Some people don’t like that much fish sauce but a a tbsp is just fine too.
  • 1 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 5 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Sriracha hot sauce , or more, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter , optional but what’s the point if there isn’t any peanut butter! I don’t ever skimp out on this.

1 lb. of Rice Noodles – This bag serves a family of 5.

2 – 4 sprigs of green onions

Toasted Sesame oil

1/2 cup salted spanish peanuts


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1. Gather all ingredients and begin to soak noodles in very hot water.  I usually boil up some water before hand, turn off heat, toss in noodles to soften.  This will take a sometime to soften up so do this first while you move on to step 2.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Chicken Pad Thai For This Guy Share the Flippin Fun Estela Kelley Sunday Dinners (3)  2. Chop up raw chicken into good size bites. Since it’s already seasoned you don’t need to worry about salt and pepper. Toss in pan with a generous amount of oil. Cook until done. Set aside. Here’s my pan!

Chop up peanuts and green onions. Set aside. Here’s my Chopper!


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3. This is what your station should look like by now.


 

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4. Drain the soften noodles. Layer in some peanuts, all the sauce (or you can save some for the chicken), green onions. Fold in well. Careful not to break up the noodles. You can mix in chicken or on the side!

Bon Appetit!

 

 

 

 

 


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Mama’s Chicken Salad Sandwiches

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Awesome, you made it back for another fam fav!  Super easy Mama’s Chicken Salad Sandwiches. But first, ingredients:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Rotisserie All Ready Cooked Chicken

1 cup or more of Mayonnaise depending on taste

1 1/2 Celery Stalks chopped

4 boiled eggs, peeled

1 small sliver of finely chopped Onions

3 Tbsp. Pickled Sweet Relish (You can also use regular Pickled Relish. Don’t recommend the mustard one. Or you can finely chop up some pickles.)

8 Pitted Spanish Olives with or without Pimentos

Salt & Pepper

2 dashes of Garlic Powder

Bread, Crackers, or Lettuce Leaves

Utensil/Bowls/Chopper


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  1. Gather all ingredients. Chop/shred up chicken into good bite sizes into a good size bowl.  Younger kids prefer it finely chopped/shredded. Toss in your celery & pickled relish. I think the pickled sweet relish balances out the saltiness of the olives.

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2. I usually use a side sliver of the onion, 4 boiled eggs, and a 8 olives (Only because I like the taste of it, but 1 kid doesn’t care much for it.) I toss all into my trusty chopper & finely chop and then mix into chicken mixture in Step 1. No one even notices there’s onion and olives.


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3. Toss in all my chopped up ingredients from Step 2 and add the Mayo.  The mayo is dropped in a few spoons full at a time and if I feel it needs a bit more, I simply add another scoop or two.  As long as it sticking together and not running wet with mayo. Add my 2 dashes of Garlic Powder and minimal Salt and Pepper to taste. Mix and combine. The longer it’s allowed to sit in the fridge and combine all it’s flavors the better the taste. This can easily hold in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. A quick day time lunch and go item!


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Enjoy on toasted bread like I prefer. On crackers like 1 of my sons does or on lettuce leaves like my daughter does.  It’s just so odd we all eat this differently!

XOXO Estela Kelley (1)

 

 

 

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Lovely Must Have Seagrass Baskets

Oh gals and friends, it’s spring time spruce up at my home.  How about your’s?  Sharing these beautiful multi-functional seagrass baskets.  Can be used under your entry table for guests to drop in shoes, purse, sweater, kids toys or large bag. Can also be used to store away pillows/cushions, and blanket.

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What I love the most use is one I never would have thought of until this picture popped up. Used for as a planter cover up.  Cover up the old pot with something newer, hip, and trendy.  Hmm…..mama gonna have to grab a few at this price. Another idea is once you tire of the beige white color…..easy to paint over with some fabric paint! So reusable.

Here are the specs:

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SEAGRASS BASKETS, SET OF 3 

-Part of the CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Collection
-Beautifully woven from seagrass
-Each basket features two handles
-Dimensions:
Large: 15” Diameter x 15” High
Medium: 13″ Diameter x 13” High
Small: 10″ Diameter x 11” High
-Packed: One Set Per Package (you will receive three seagrass baskets)

$64.99 for all 3 baskets!  All beautifully woven from seagrass!  How exciting!

 

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Plant picture provided by Kanda Candles.

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