Shopping with Ash…again

Here I go again…shopping for the new crafty products hitting the stores this time of year. Most of the CHA Winter released products are now available in local scrapbook stores and at online retailers. So, I’ve been picking out a few things here and there and thought I’d share (again) what I’ve ordered – this time all online.


The video may also be viewed in HD on YouTube.


So, I don’t have anything crafty to share, but I did cook up these little numbers after work yesterday, using ingredients that we had “in stock!” Sometimes, that’s hard to believe that you have everything you need to make a recipe work…well, almost everything. The recipe for “Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Melted Mozzarella” called for roasted red pepper strips. I did have a red bell pepper in my produce bin, but chose to go with diced tomatoes instead. I like switching up a recipe to make it work for us. I love tomatoes and spinach, so I thought this was the perfect recipe to add those diced tomatoes instead of the red bell peppers.

Another thing I do is used canned diced tomatoes. I’m always finding ways to cut corners. It’s tough cooking a full meal after working all day, especially when you’re trying to make a mad dash to your craft studio (—>ME)! So, I used Rotel’s diced tomatoes this time although I keep Del Monte’s diced tomatoes in my pantry at all times! Rotel’s offers extra seasoning with the chilies! To keep this low calorie, keep everything fresh, like dice the tomatoes and add some fresh chilies!

This was a “hit” and I’ll be making this again, even with larger chicken breast portions. It’s fast and super easy, plus gives chicken a new look and taste for a change! I tried really hard not to over-cheese the dish! I love cheese and I know I need to cut back, so I think I sprinkled just enough to satisfy my craving!

I’m off to find something “soft” to cook for the next week. I have a toothache. This is really TMI (too much information), but I know I’m not the only one who gets this problem, but I’ve created (somehow) a pocket between two teeth that causes food to wedge uncomfortably and hide near the gum line. Although it involves the teeth that didn’t have the braces, I think the braces caused a full mouth shift! Well, I’ve been flossing, brushing, and mouth washing like crazy…probably too crazy because now my poor gum line is inflamed and sore. I have an appointment with my dentist next week, so hopefully, I can tough it out!

I think I might see what it’s like to be a vegetarian for the next week because meat is the food that’s giving me big trouble.

Thanks for visiting and listening and watching! 🙂 Have a great day!

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  • Laura Davis - Yum, meat does not agree with my tummy either. 🙂 I love the new look of your blog!

  • Laura - great purchases, and the recipe looks yummy!ReplyCancel

  • jeni allen - ashley!! i want to come stamp with you girl…makes me need to do a little shopping myself!! i so much missed cha in january…but new baby and cha didn’t really jive this time around! love the new look…i’ve some how missed your updates, so i’ll subscribe again!! love your work girlie!! xooxoxReplyCancel

  • Virginia L. - FABULOUS post! I LOVE shopping and food… this is awesome!! Thanks for sharing, Ashley!ReplyCancel

  • Tina@FlyingHouse - I love shopping with you!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra F (Simply Sandy) - I always love how you photo your cards and now food…your presentations are always so cute…you even make spinach look edible 🙂 Have you ever tried Sensodyne toothpaste for your sensitivity? I love it…can’t use anything else. Really helps. Good luck with the dentist my least favorite doctor.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - I always enjoy your projects. Just a tip – the best investment in my teeth that I ever made was a Water Pik by Oral B (avail at Target, WalMart etc.). It has really helped with my gum problems by helping keep my teeth and gums clean and also toughening up my gumline so it does not get inflamed so easily. A week is a long time to wait when your mouth hurts. Maybe this could help in the meantime. Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Gina H. - So I’m all about helping you with your tooth problem too :-). Just like Heather I recommend a Water Pik! They are awesome for getting those stubborn particles hidden between your teeth. Oh, and your dinner looks yummy! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Paulette S. in MO - Ashley, you got all kinds of goodies, those papers are so yummy and excellent choices on stamps. I usually buy cheap paper at Wal-mart or DCWV on sale at JoAnn’s. LOL But have recently dove into some SU solids and dsp throught the clearance rack because I’m such a penny pincher. I’d rather have stamps! But I’m running out of room to store them! It is fun to just have cute paper to mix and match for special cards and occasions, but I’m just not that good at throwing things together, so I get your blog delivered into my mail box. Your style is so fun and current and I love your videos because you enable us. ((much paper crafty hugs)) ps: rinse your mouth with some peroxide, it will cool your gums and help them calm down. You will have to spit foam a few times after, but it will work wonders I promise. You might even put just a little in your mouth and floss it between those 2 teeth first, then put in some fresh to hold on it for a minute. That seems to work best for me. And you can stick out your tongue and rinse at the faucet if the P foam bothers you. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Noelle - Ashley,

    Thanks for the recipe, video of shopping tips, products, and finally I’m so sorry to hear about your teeth “issues” I know how you feel I just recently had the same problem and have been spending a lot of time visiting my dentist recently. Hopefully you will be on the mend soon.


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