No Sew Curtains

Curtains out of sheets and ribbon. No sew which is right up my alley.

Just need sheets, hot glue, hot glue gun, and ribbon.
Curtain rod for each window.


Coupon Exchange

Hello Happy Spring to You,

Since I moved my blog home to :
I have been looking for new and fun activities that we can share together.
I would like your input on a Coupon Exchange for those of you that use coupons or would like to.
It is sad that I have coupons I just toss away weekly because I am unable to use them.

Coupon Exchange
Free to participate

 1. Each participate lists what kind of coupons they would like to receive.
You list can be as long as you grocery list with specific brands such as, Tide, Surf, Pampers, etc.

2. You are responsible for mailing your extra coupons to another member.
Exchange Postage tip:  I suggest if you mail 50 coupons to someone else you include two postage stamps for returned coupons.
Sending postage is not mandatory but common courtesy.

3. If your requesting coupons from someone that your not sending to.
Please reply with a thank you note and the value of that postage in stamps.
If you can not reply with postage then a simple Thank you note would be nice.

Since this is an open exchange to anyone who sends and receives you are engaging at your own risks.
Southern Made In The Shade is not responsible for any risks such as lost coupons in the mail, or postage you incur.

** First 7 people that sign up to participate in this Coupon Exchange will receive from this blog 20 assorted coupons. I will announce when we reach those first 7 members.

Must leave a comment on this post to become a member here:

Giveaway: Smooth Groove

Giveaway: Smooth Groove
OK ladies this one is just for you and this giveaway is for one winner!
You will receive a Smooth Groove, and instructions in a discrete mailer.
Giveaway Rules:
Just leave a comment saying” Enter Me in this giveaway.”
Winner will be contacted on May 20, 2013
Open to US residents only. Winner will have 48 hours to contact me.

Watch these two videos on Smooth Groove a wonderful product to add to your wardrobe.

Now about Smooth Groove as seen on Dr. Oz.

Recipe: Tiramisu For Two

Tiramisu for Two

Prep/Total Time 20 minutes
6 ladyfingers, split,
2 tablespoons brewed coffee, divided
1/2 cup (4 ounces) Mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon baking cocoa

Line the bottom and sides of two 8 oz. custard cups with ladyfingers, arranging them to resemble a spoke pattern.
You can use a glass bowl if you don’t own custard cups.
Brush with 1 tablespoon coffee, set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, beat Mascarpone cheese and confectioners sugar until smooth; beat in chocolate syrup on low speed.
In another bowl beat cream until stiff peaks form, fold into cheese mixture.
Spoon into dessert cups or bowls. Dust with cocoa. Refrigerate until serving.
Yield: 2 servings

Two Recipes: Crispy Chicken and Sticky Chicken

Chicken recipes
Crispy Chicken
1. Whisk egg and cumin in a medium bowl. Spread bread crumbs on a sheet of wax paper.
Dip chicken into egg mixture then coat in breadcrumbs.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Cook chicken 10 minutes, turning every few minutes until crisp.
3. Serve chicken with a salad of tomato. avocado, and red onion drizzled with a little more olive oil
and fresh lime juice.
Makes 4 servings. Each serving: 312 cals, 15 g fat, 32 g protein, 11 g carb.

Sticky Chicken

1. Whisk hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon of canola oil. ginger, honey, soy sauce, hot red chili sauce
and garlic in a large bowl. Add chicken to mixture in bowl and toss.
2. Heat remaining oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add Chicken, cook 10 minutes turning once, until cooked through.
Serve with steamed bok choy and rice.
Makes 4 servings. Each serving: 309 calories, 14 g fat, 30 g protein, 14g carb

Recipe: Spaghetti with Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese

Spaghetti With Caramelized Onions & Goat Cheese
Cook 12 oz. spaghetti in lightly salted boiling water as package directs.
While pasta cooks, cook 4 slices bacon, cut in 1/2 in. pieces. in a large nonstick skillet until browned, about 5 minutes.
Remove to a paper towel lined plate.
Add 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced red onion to skillet, cook, stirring occasionally. 10 minutes or until golden and tender.
When pasta is done, reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water, then drain pasta and return to pot.
Crumble in 4 oz goat cheese, 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley and about 3/4 cup pasta water.
Toss until goat cheese melts. Sprinkle with pepper to taste and if desired add more pasta water.
Sprinkle with bacon.

Meet John Henry David Bogus & Folks

I haven’t been online much the past few weeks. I am proud as punch to tell you why I have been so preoccupied.
We have a new member of our family, John Henry David Bogus born to April and Darren Bogus.
April 03, 2013 at 7:33 A.M. 8 Lbs. 3 ozs. and 19 inches long.
At his two week appointment he is growing and very healthy. Those two hour feedings are working. 🙂
Johnny is my 5th grandson but the only fellow that lives near me so I am getting to see him daily.
As you can tell I am one proud Nana! Mom and baby are doing very well except for some sleep deprivation on Mommy’s part.

055027Johnny New born pictures 3Johnny New born pictures 2Johnny First day HomeFirst day home with his wonderful parents! He is one lucky and loved little guy. Welcome Home Johnny!