Monday Made It!

Today I am excited to link up with two of my favorite bloggers/ladies Tara and Christy to share a few things I've made! :)

My first made it is a fun craft for the home! I have been wanting something "summery" and festive to put on our door, but hadn't found any inspiration. Another one of my BBB's came to the rescue! Jessica, from I {heart} Recess! posted this beauty the other day…

As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed one! She has a Cameo and made hers out of a combination of paint and vinyl cut outs! I don't have a cameo, so I had to improvise! Where to go when you need to improvise for crafting? Hobby Lobby, of course!

So here's what I picked up…
{I already had the white spray paint, so I got the blue and red. I used a 40% off coupon for the "C", so all in all the supplies cost me around $18}

Then, here are the steps in pictures to creating this adorable decoration!
{Spray painted half white, half blue}

{Used the stencil and red spray paint to create the chevron. Make sure to cover everything around it so the red doesn't get everywhere! I waited for this to dry before completing the next step!}

{After the chevron dried, I worked on the stars. I only did 1 or two stars at a time so I could cover up the areas around it and not worry about smudging or messing it up. I had to repaint it blue once from doing this! I promise, the patience of doing only a few at a time and waiting for them to dry is worth it!}

{I used this ribbon from Hobby Lobby that I already had to tie a normal bow and attach it with hot glue.}

{And here's the finished product! I absolutely love it!}

Made it #2 is another fun recipe to share! It's a go-to favorite dinner for hubs and I! PF Changs has always been one of our favorite restaurants. Up until about 2 years ago, there wasn't one close to us. After trying there lettuce wraps, I knew I HAD to learn how to make them at home. 

I stumbled across this amazing pin, tried it out, and VOILA! We had Lettuce Wraps for dinner! :) The only things I change about this recipe are I use Asian Chili Sauce instead of Siracha, and I add a little teriyaki (about 1 tbsp) and 1 tbsp more of the Hoisin sauce. 

I have a "Tried and True" recipes board that you can follow over at my Pinterest to see more awesome recipes that I always use! 

When I make this, I always make my brown friend rice to go with it! According to my husband, it is one of the top 5 things I make, and he will even request just it by itself for dinner. 
1. In one pot on the stove I cook 2 cups of brown rice. When it's done, I take the lid off and let it cool while I work on the other ingredients.
2. In a small bowl, whisk 3 eggs with tsp of salt and pepper. Cook in a wok or large frying pan until scrambled. Remove to a bowl to use later. 
3. In the same wok or large frying pan, heat 2 tsp of sesame seed oil. Add in chopped up peppers and onion. (I use about 1/2 of a white onion, and 1/3 of red, green, and orange peppers each.) Stir fry until soft.
4. Add 1 tbsp of minced garlic and 1 tbsp of teriyaki sauce and continue to stir fry for about 2 more minutes.
5. Turn up the heat, and add in the brown rice. You are basically "frying it up" so I keep it on high for about 5 minutes, stirring often. As you are stirring, add in 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce, and 1tbsp teriyaki sauce (feel free to add more if you like the flavor!)
6. Add 2/3 cup of sugar snap peas (they can still be frozen) and continue stirring on medium heat
7. Add the egg back in, stir it all up, and it's ready to serve!

Thanks for stopping by and reading! Enjoy your week! :)


  1. Your "C" came out so so cute! I love that! And your recipe looks super yummy! I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing it.
    Thrills in Third Grade

  2. I'm going to have try that lettuce wrap recipe! We don't go to P.F. Changs very often, but when we do we always have the lettuce wraps! Thanks for sharing.

    First Grade Stampede

    1. The lettuce wraps are definitely my favorite thing there. The recipe is worth it! :)

  3. What time should I be over to your house for dinner? I LOVE P.F. Chang's! Unfortunately, the closest one to me is about 45 minutes away which isn't bad, but from March until September, traffic is I never go. :( Your C turned out super festive!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

    1. You can come over anytime, girl! :) Sounds like you need to try out this recipe to get your P.F. Changs fix! :)

  4. I love PF Chang's lettuce wraps! I'm going to have to give them a try at home now!

    Forever in Fifth Grade

  5. We had lettuce wraps for dinner last night too!!

    AND I have that pin on my pinterest board and bought a B (for our last name) for our door and totally messed it up. I didn't see any chevron stencils and tried to chevron myself and it was just too asymmetrical. I'll try again with your methods!

    Fourth Grade Lemonade

    1. Yum! :) I can't imagine trying chevron by myself… there's no way! haha! Definitely get the stencil :)

  6. I've never been to a P.F. Changs... but the wraps look fabulous! I'm going to have to check out that pinterest board of yours!

    Christy Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

    1. You definitely need to try them, girl! You are missing out :)

  7. CUTE patriotic "S" :) Love the ribbon you chose. I guess I'm a little late to get this done by the 4th, but it's going on my to-do list for next year!

    SOOTHE Her Soul