Friday, January 23, 2015

Our Friday Five || Jodie Edition

This little Nessie is so cute!  My girls would be head over heels.

My husband bought me an Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator for Christmas (yay me) and I have been so scared to try it.  This recipe looks so easy, I think I'm going to give it a shot.  Feel free to leave any advice!

I've been wanting to do something like this for Beckam's Lego guys.  Wouldn't that be awesome?!

There are no words for this.  I love everything about it.  Everything.

If you know us, you know our love for Adam.  This video and this song are some of our new favorite things.  How disappointed would you be if Maroon 5 crashed your reception?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

10 New Recipes to Try!

Having a computer in the kitchen is new to me.  When we need to write a post or Google something, we head back to the computer in the office.  Recently, we have been introduced to the new Intel 2 in 1.  It's a laptop and a tablet in one!  You can use the mouse or you can use the touch screen (with your finger or the built-in stylus), making it very user friendly.  

Let me tell you a little more about this thing:
- With up to a 4th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, the Inspiron 13 packs  robust performance.
- It has a 13.3" Display
- It offers up to a 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive
(Which is 14 times more storage than a 32 GB tablet.)

This baby has found a new home on my kitchen counter.  Let's be real, the kitchen is the hub in the home making it an obvious choice to have it!  Lately, we have put it to good use searching for some great recipes and listening to some of our favorite tunes while we cook.  

We rounded up some of the yummiest dinners for you to add to your menu! Check them out...

 20 Minute Easy Tortellini Bake - This Gal Cooks

Easy Biscuit Chicken Pot Pie - Six Sisters' Stuff

Chicken Pesto Cordon Bleu - Cindy Larkin via Eighteen25

Ham and Cheese Sliders - The Girl Who Ate Everything

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa - Damn Delicious

One Pot Tortellini and Sausage - Yellow Bliss Road

Taco Lasagna - The Girl Who Ate Everything 

Thanksgiving Sandwich - Cindy Larkin via Eighteen25


Where do you have your computer?

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Valentine's Day Lip Balm Gift

We are so excited to have Vanessa from the blog Tried & True back contributing this year! She is one of the most creative people around and we couldn't be happier to have her sharing her talents here on eighteen25! 


I love Valentine sweets and chocolates as much as the next person but there are times when I really appreciate a Valentine's Day gift alternative that won't make a dentist cringe! Last month, I created a couple last minute Christmas gifts using EOS lip balms and they were such a hit that I thought it would be fun to make a Valentine's Day version for the lovely Eighteen25 ladies. Hope you like it!

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Making this Lip Balm Valentine's Day Gift is super easy. Just print off the free label linked below and trim around the edges and center circle with a pair of sharp scissors. You're going to want to buy a pink lip balm (I bought the EOS Strawberry Sorbet) to take the place of cupid's belly. Just open up the lip balm, sandwich the label between the two halves, and turn shut. Done and done!


I'm planning on giving these to my son's kindergarten teachers since I'm pretty sure they get plenty of chocolate and candies. I know I would love to receive an EOS lip balm on Valentine's Day. You just can't beat a thoughtful gift that won't break the bank!

Click here to download Lip Balm Valentine's Day Gift Label

Hope you all enjoy this Lip Balm Valentine's Day Gift just as much as I enjoyed making it! It's a super cute gift that can be put together at the last minute because, if you're anything like me, you won't remember to get anything until about 10 pm on February 13th. Hope you have a wonderfully sweet Valentine's Day!


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