Saturday, December 31, 2011

A New Kitchen Runner

Another quick change with big impact is a new kitchen runner.  I'm always on the lookout and change mine all of the time.  They do get kind of beat up so you don't really want to spend a ton...

Mixed Home
Natasha Strong

Eric Roth

Amber Interiors

Johnstone Kitchens

House Beautiful


If your husband won't let you get your floors stained darker...then a little runner "camouflage" is a great alternative...
Have a happy and safe  New Year's...
Put some quick-change inspiration in your back pocket.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

An Old Favorite: Kitchen Chalkboards

As I put away our holiday decor I always have a well intended, fresh perspective on my home.  I say to myself, "self, i need a few updates...but still have a big  Christmas Visa bill coming...hmmmm." In the next few posts we'll bring you some pick-me-ups to start the new year.... 
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Cottage Mix


Heather Chadduck/Cottage Living
Design Indulgence

Fresh Home

The good thing about this trend is that it is inexpensive to paint yourself...I'm thinking  a planning desk/backsplash might be in order...
Find a spot in your kitchen....from the girls of in your back pocket.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Polly Wrefor

Hansen house Blog

Richard Stark

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.  We are so thankful for many, many things in our lives.
Enjoy the day... from Kris and Jen of in your back pocket.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sticky Bun Ring

Every Christmas morning our family makes "monkey bread" right after we open presents from Santa.  It's so delicious, but actually is kind of time comsuming...Here is another recipe that I'm gonna try this Christmas...Sticky Bun Ring.  I originally saw it on Pinterest and read the recipe on All Things Delicious.  Seems easy enough. ***update: tried it this easy and kids loved it.***
photos from Stamps4fun

What you will need:
2 sm. tubes of buttermilk biscuits or 1 tube Pillsbury "Grands" buttermilk biscuits.
3 Tbs. melted butter or margarine
1/2 C maple syrup 
1/3 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1.  Spray bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray
2.  Mix butter and maple syrup in a bowl, set aside.
3. Mix brown sugar and cin. in bowl, set aside.
Pur half of the liquid mixture into the pan, followed by half of the sugar/cinn mixture.
Place the biscuits in and around the pan.  Top with rest of each mixture.

Bake at 375 for about 20-25 min.  Promptly remove and invert from pan on plate.  Some "sauce" ooze out! 

Pull apart and enjoy!

A quick treat from in your back pocket

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stocking Stuffer: Tie-dye-hair-tie

I recently bought some new, awesome colored hair ties for "my daughter" (wink-y face) for x-mas... Such a fun website.  Go to ManeMessage on etsy to get yourself...I mean , your daughter some.

I bought t"the sampler pack" above.  $19.60 for 8 ties and 2 headbands. Ceck it out.

Put some new hair ties in your back pocket.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

So What Wednesday...

Hope your last minute gift  wrapping is going smoothly...Time for a little So What Wednesday...

SO WHAT if...
  • Jen and I are obsessed  with the "backpack" vacuum cleaner that the janitor  building engineer at her elementary school uses.  It's genius. He carries it around right on his back from room to room...

  • I still write out the tags of my kid's gifts from Santa in different writing than my i'm faking them out.
  • I am giving everyone I know these new mini-containers of Vaseline. My preocupation with anything "mini" or travel size continues. 

  •  apparently college kids home for vacation don't have a curfew...

  • We watched about 10 re-runs of Fresh Prince of Bel Air last weekend.  So funny, actually.  Didn't you hate it when they switched Aunt Vivs?
"Yo homies, smell ya later..."

Have a great Wednesday...from in your back pocket.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bench Seating...

Love the look of upholstered bench seats at the kitchen island.  I don't know how practical it would be for my "bickering" family, but maybe someday...

Caitlin Creer

Mix and Chic

Southern Living

Free Style

Cottage Living

 Atlanta homes Magazine

House Beautiful

Melanie Turner

Put a counter bench in your back pocket.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

PB Krispy Roll

Here's a fun little variation on the traditional Rice Krispy treat found on MADE blog.

Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Generously spray it with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, microwave for 2 min:
     1 pkg mini-marshmallows
     1/4 cup butter
     1/4 cup peanut butter
-stir ingredients and add 5 1/2 cups Rice Krispies.
-Mix well and spread mixture on the coated waxed paper.  Coat hands with the non-stick spray and flatten out mixture until it is even.  Set aside.

-Mix together and microwave in 20 second intervals.  (these intervals are to insure that the chips don't can happen.)
     11/3 cup choc. chips
     3/4 cup peanut butter chips

Spread mixture onto the Rice Krispies equally.  

Roll into a log and refrigerate for 30 min.  Slice and serve!!

Place in cellophane bag, tie on some ribbon and there you go!  Cute gifts for your neighbors. Mmm.

I think this is a photo of cookies, bit you get the gist.

Happy Baking from in your back pocket.
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