Uncommon Designs http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com Creating Crafts and Home Decor Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:04:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Cilantro Lime Carnitas Rice Bowls http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/cilantro-lime-carnitas-rice-bowls/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/cilantro-lime-carnitas-rice-bowls/#respond Mon, 15 Jul 2019 05:00:08 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=25435 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MinuteRightNow #CollectiveBias This has been one crazy summer, but we’ve finally found our groove. We tend to go in four different directions during the evening, so we’ve been gathering for a quick family lunch when we can.  I’ve found a really great recipe that the entire family will

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This has been one crazy summer, but we’ve finally found our groove. We tend to go in four different directions during the evening, so we’ve been gathering for a quick family lunch when we can.  I’ve found a really great recipe that the entire family will devour…Carnitas Bowls with Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice . I love treating my family to really good food that is packed with popular flavor, free of preservatives and smells heavenly with the aromatic Jasmine Rice.

Minute® Ready to Serve rice is good to go anytime, anywhere. I found Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice at my local Walmart

The rice is vegan and it is great for a quick lunch, a healthy idea for a snack or an easy side dish for dinner. Minute® Ready to Serve rice is available in three NEW flavors, all available in 7 oz. larger single cups – Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice, Minute® Ready to Serve Southwest Pinto Beans with White Rice and Vegetables, and Minute® Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice. Minute® Ready to Serve rice is perfect for those with busy, on-the-go lifestyles & those who need a quick, but delicious dinner.

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This is one of the quickest meals that I’ve put together in a while. The rice heats in only 90 seconds in the microwave and smells heavenly when it comes out. 

It only takes a handful of ingredients like the Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice, prepared pulled pork, black beans and a few tasty garnishes. 

The taste is so fresh and so delicious! 

Cilantro Lime Carnitas Rice Bowl

Serves 2

  • 1 Cup Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice
  • 1 Cup black beans, drained
  • 1 Cup prepared pulled pork
  • garnish: sour cream, fresh cilantro, lime

Heat the pulled pork according to the packaged instructions. Drain the can of black beans. Microwave the Minute® Ready to Serve Cilantro & Lime Jasmine Rice for 90 seconds. Throw it all in a bowl and top with your choice of garnish. I used a dollop of sour cream, some fresh limes and cilantro. 

If you are looking for a little extra goodness, add veggies, proteins or your favorite sauces. Mix it up and make it yours! Treat yourself to good food fast with Minute® Ready to Serve rice. You will love it!

 

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10 Minutes for Saving my Summer Sanity http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/10-minutes-for-saving-my-summer-sanity/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/10-minutes-for-saving-my-summer-sanity/#respond Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:12:52 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=25432 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CommunityCoffee #BeYourBoldest #CollectiveBias Summer is in absolute full swing at our house and if I’m honest… it takes a bit of getting used to for me. I don’t know if it is because the kids are older and stay up later or if it is because I work

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Summer is in absolute full swing at our house and if I’m honest… it takes a bit of getting used to for me. I don’t know if it is because the kids are older and stay up later or if it is because I work from home, but I struggle with feeling a little worn out and not getting enough time to myself. Every morning this summer, I’ve decided to take the first ten minutes of the day just for myself. Just me, a steaming cup of coffee and my journal. For ten minutes, I don’t have to plan, don’t have to be Uber, I don’t have to work. I’ve really been amazed at how great I feel after just saving a tiny slice of my day just for myself! Now the other thing… lack of rest. Whoever coined the term “lazy days of Summer” must not have had kids or a job. It is crazy town around these parts. I love it, but this mama is worn out from late nights and early mornings. I need a hot , bold cup of coffee. I need Community® coffee with 2x caffeine and I can get it fast with their single-serve cups.

Here are a few of my favorite Community® Coffee 2x Caffeine blends in their Single-Serve Cups:

  • Community® Coffee 2X Caffeine Dark Roast Single-Serve Cups
  • Community® Coffee 2X Caffeine Medium Roast Single-Serve Cups


Community® coffee is celebrating 100 years of making rich, smooth coffee. This family-owned and operated American company is so committed to providing quality to its consumers. With double the caffeine, this dark roast combines rich, caramelized flavor with an extra boost of coffee extract will help you get you through your day. Made from only 100% select Arabica coffee beans.

Just brewing one pod will have you feeling renewed and energized and ready to enjoy your summer days to the fullest.

The delicious, bold and delightful flavor is just what I need to power through one more swim meet, cheer practice, sleepover, cookout, bible school, ride to a friend’s house… you get the idea! Click here to learn more and to find where you can purchase this delicious coffee near you. 

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Grilled Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/grilled-cilantro-lime-corn-on-the-cob/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/grilled-cilantro-lime-corn-on-the-cob/#respond Fri, 21 Jun 2019 02:22:00 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=25398 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MarinadesWithMazola #MakeItWithHeart #CollectiveBias I’m pretty sure my oven and I have broken up for the summer, because I have been a grilling fool! Today, I’m sharing a lightened up grilled corn on the cob recipe that is full of flavor. I’m skipping the butter today and using Mazola® Corn

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I’m pretty sure my oven and I have broken up for the summer, because I have been a grilling fool! Today, I’m sharing a lightened up grilled corn on the cob recipe that is full of flavor. I’m skipping the butter today and using Mazola® Corn Oil, swapping out my packaged seasoning for fresh herbs like chopped cilantro and cracked black pepper. A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.comI am also swapping out sea salt instead of table salt and some lime wedges. This is so much better for us than our normal slather it with butter and sugar corn on the cob.

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With its neutral taste, Mazola Corn oil is an all purpose oil that is perfect for all types of cooking. It is a cholesterol free cooking oil that is a great heart-healthy choice that you can be proud to use and serve to your family. With Mazola’s smoke point higher than most cooking oils at 450°​F, it is a great choice for grilling up a full-flavored meal. Text MAZOLA to 79495 between 6/20/19 – 9/26/19 to receive $1.00 back on your purchase of Mazola 40oz Corn Oil! Limit 1 rebate per household. PayPal account required. By texting, you expressly consent to receive multiple automated text messages on this offer. Consent not required as a condition of purchase. Message & data rates apply. Text HELP or STOP to 79495 at any time. Full terms: http://cbi.as/a38tw.

Gather up all you need to grill a quick side of Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob! Packed with flavor, this is going to be a new family favorite recipe!

Cilantro Lime Corn on the Cob 

Ingredients:

  • Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 5 ears of fresh corn, shucked
  • Fresh Cracked Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Fresh Lime Wedges

Instructions: 

  1. Pre-heat grill to medium high.
  2. Brush a light layer of Mazola® Corn Oil on top of the kernels of each ear of corn.
  3. Grill for 10-15 minutes. Turning occasionally.
  4. Remove from grill and squeeze fresh lime over the corn.
  5. Season to your preference with the salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
  6. Sprinkle with finely chopped cilantro.

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Anthro Knock-off Basket for Summer http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/anthro-knock-off-basket-for-summer/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/anthro-knock-off-basket-for-summer/#respond Wed, 05 Jun 2019 11:35:27 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=25421 I love just about anything from Anthropologie. It is almost always a little boho, a little classic and a lot beautiful. Sometimes the price tag is also a little steep. Today, a few friends and I are gong to show you how to makeover their Sunstream Basket for only a fraction of the cost. I have a few potted plants on my porch that needed

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I love just about anything from Anthropologie. It is almost always a little boho, a little classic and a lot beautiful. Sometimes the price tag is also a little steep.

Today, a few friends and I are gong to show you how to makeover their Sunstream Basket for only a fraction of the cost.

I have a few potted plants on my porch that needed a fancier place to rest and this was perfect for the challenge. I picked up this beautiful basket from my local Hobby Lobby.

I also grabbed some white poly dropline cording. This is what I would used to give my basket some stripes.

I tied the cording to the bottom of the basket and began weaving it along the crevices of the basket until I reached the top.

It isn’t a mirror image, but it added so much life to my porch!

The striped detail gave the basket so much more depth.

Kitty has also adopted this little vignette as her area of the porch, She sure has good taste!

Check out the other ladies and their version of a DIY Anthro Basket!

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Summer Fun Father’s Day Gift Basket Idea http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/summer-fun-fathers-day-gift-basket-idea/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/summer-fun-fathers-day-gift-basket-idea/#respond Wed, 29 May 2019 04:29:30 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=25410 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #JackLinksDad #CollectiveBias With a small tear in my eye, I have to inform you that this is the first year that my girls are too old to make their dad a Father’s Day gift at school. No more macaroni necklaces or Best Dad trophies. What is a mom

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Summer Fun Father's Day Gift Basket Idea

With a small tear in my eye, I have to inform you that this is the first year that my girls are too old to make their dad a Father’s Day gift at school. No more macaroni necklaces or Best Dad trophies. What is a mom to do?

Well, since daddy’s girls know a few of his favorite things, we were able to whip up a Summer Fun Father’s Day gift basket.

My husband loves everything about summer and being on the water. We knew that a cooler packed with snacks and other warm weather essentials would be perfect!

Summer Fun Father's Day Gift Basket Idea

Last week we were off  to Target and our first stop was on the end cap of the aisle to pick up a few bags of Jack Links® Original Beef Jerky.

Summer Fun Father's Day Gift Basket Idea

We couldn’t decide which flavor he would like the best so we grabbed one of each of the Jack Links Original Beef Jerky, Teriyaki Beef Jerky and the Jack Links Peppered Beef Jerky.

Summer Fun Father's Day Gift Basket Idea

Beef jerky is one of his favorite snacks and they are great for anything we are doing at the lake, beach, pool… wherever! They are made with 100% real beef (which I love) and packed with protein. They come in handy no matter what we are up to.

Summer Fun Father's Day Gift Basket Idea

Right now there is a special Cartwheel Offer …  save 10% off Jack Link in any size through 6/16/19!

Summer Fun Father's Day Gift Basket Idea

After we got our snacks, we found a handy rolling cooler, a football for the beach, sunscreen, a badminton set and a frisbee. We also got him two large manly beach towels (he’s been using pink for years). I think he’s going to love it!

What do you think? 

Summer Fun Father's Day Gift Basket Idea

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Grilled Pimiento Cheese Hot Dogs http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/grilled-pimiento-cheese-hot-dogs/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/grilled-pimiento-cheese-hot-dogs/#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 19:24:43 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=25337 This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine. #MakeSummerHappen Raise your hand if you are super excited that it is grilling season once again.  If you were right in front of me, you would see me waving both of my hands up because I love a good grilled meal. On my latest

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Grilled Pimiento Cheese Hot Dogs for a grilling recipe that makes a fast dinner!

Raise your hand if you are super excited that it is grilling season once again.  If you were right in front of me, you would see me waving both of my
hands up because I love a good grilled meal.

On my latest Target run, I picked up all that I needed to get my summer grill on.
I picked up Ball Park® Beef Franks, Hillshire Farm® Beef Smoked Sausage, Aidells® Chicken & Apple Smoked Chicken Sausage, Tyson® Trimmed & Ready® Fresh Chicken. I also grabbed some Chinet® Classic White™ Dinner Plates, because no one should be inside washing dishes while it is this glorious outside.

Grilled Pimiento Cheese Hot Dogs for a grilling recipe that makes a fast dinner!

When I think summer, I think relaxing, and hanging out on the porch while our food is cooking on the grill. It is my favorite time of the year and I have a delicious idea for the grill tonight. I want to show you how to make grilled pimiento cheese hot dogs.

Grilled Pimiento Cheese Hot Dogs for a grilling recipe that makes a fast dinner!

We love Ball Park® Beef Franks. They are made with 100% beef with a bold flavor and are totally grill-worthy. I love that we can cook up a big batch in minutes and dress them up in a variety of ways.
Y’all know I love a good batch of pimento cheese and you can find the recipe here. It is the perfect topping for grilled hot dogs. It definitely gives a gourmet feel.

Grilled Pimiento Cheese Hot Dogs for a grilling recipe that makes a fast dinner!

All you need to do is throw a few dogs on the grill, place them in a bun and top them with pimiento cheese. That’s all folks. Gourmet hog dog perfection.

You guys… you know you are going to Target and are going to buy food for the grill. You can click on the image below to shop!

Now here is even more incentive… you could win a cookout with Cole Swindell*. That is right… just upload your receipt at www.makesummerhappen.com for a chance to win! Here are all of the details on how you can win:

  • Purchase any three (3) of the following qualifying products: Ball Park® Hot Dogs, Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, Aidells® Sausage Links, Tyson® Fresh Chicken
  • Prize details:
    • 1 lucky Grand Prize winner will win a grill out for you and 20 friends with special guest Cole Swindell
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Grilled Pimiento Cheese Hot Dogs for a grilling recipe that makes a fast dinner!

Get grilling!

Grilled Pimiento Cheese Hot Dogs for a grilling recipe that makes a fast dinner!

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Tornado Dogs … Hot Dogs with a Twist! http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/tornado-dogs-hot-dogs-with-a-twist/ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/tornado-dogs-hot-dogs-with-a-twist/#comments Wed, 15 May 2019 04:40:29 +0000 http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/?p=25362 Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HuntsBestEverKetchup #CollectiveBias Boy do I have a fun recipe for y’all today… tornado dogs on a stick! They are so easy to make and you can get the entire family in on the fun! To get my supplies to make the tornado dogs, I visited my local

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Tornado Dogs | Hot Dogs on a stick with a twist. Amp up the summer fun with this hot dog recipe for an easy dinner idea. With only a few ingredients and Hunt's Best Ever Ketchup, dinner is yummy and fun!

Boy do I have a fun recipe for y’all today… tornado dogs on a stick! They are so easy to make and you can get the entire family in on the fun!

To get my supplies to make the tornado dogs, I visited my local Walmart. I picked up Hebrew National Hot Dogs, crescent rolls, wooden sticks and Hunt’s Best Ever Ketchup from the condiment aisle. You can also use Walmart’s  Online Grocery Pickup to save a little time, too.

 

Tornado Dogs | Hot Dogs on a stick with a twist. Amp up the summer fun with this hot dog recipe for an easy dinner idea. With only a few ingredients and Hunt's Best Ever Ketchup, dinner is yummy and fun!

Tornado Dogs on a Stick 

Ingredients: 

Tornado Dogs | Hot Dogs on a stick with a twist. Amp up the summer fun with this hot dog recipe for an easy dinner idea. With only a few ingredients and Hunt's Best Ever Ketchup, dinner is yummy and fun!

Directions: 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • Cut each beef frank in half.
  • Place the wooden stick through the center of the hot dog and push it all the way up to the top.
  • Cut a diagonal slit in the beef frank and continue slicing the frank while you turn the stick. It will look like a corkscrew when you are done.
  • Stretch the hot dog to create space between the rings.
  • Cut the crescent roll dough into 8 equal pieces and roll into a “snake” shape.
  • Wrap the dough through the open space on the stick.
  • Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let cool.

Tornado Dogs | Hot Dogs on a stick with a twist. Amp up the summer fun with this hot dog recipe for an easy dinner idea. With only a few ingredients and Hunt's Best Ever Ketchup, dinner is yummy and fun!

The best part is how much fun you’ll have making these tornado dogs. It is like playing with your food in the best possible way! I serve them with Hunt’s Best Ever Ketchup. It is Hunt’s thickest, richest, best ever Ketchup and perfect for dipping these tornado dogs!

Tornado Dogs | Hot Dogs on a stick with a twist. Amp up the summer fun with this hot dog recipe for an easy dinner idea. With only a few ingredients and Hunt's Best Ever Ketchup, dinner is yummy and fun!

Now who is ready to play with their food?

Tornado Dogs | Hot Dogs on a stick with a twist. Amp up the summer fun with this hot dog recipe for an easy dinner idea. With only a few ingredients and Hunt's Best Ever Ketchup, dinner is yummy and fun!

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