Paint Night review…

Have you had a chance to join in on a paint night? Maybe you went with friends or family, how did you like it? Are you crafty or talented on your own and went? Are you not like that but went anyways? I would love to hear about your experience!!!

As you know, I finally went to my first paint night last night. I went with one of my best friends and met some of her family there. The event cost $45 +alcohol if you chose… Which we did lol! I see paint night on Groupon a lot but for this particular event Groupons were not accepted, as it was a fundraiser for a little boy with leukemia. I was very pleased not only with the entire event but with the fact of doing something to hopefully help this little boy in some way. 

As I had found out later in the evening,the particular painting we were doing was more advanced then most returners had done at other events.  

This was the instructor’s model. I took the picture as a reference and sent it to my husband asking him to wish me luck! 

I have to say, with the step by step instructions and guidance/help they give you it was much easier than I had anticipated. My favorite part was the music constantly playing in the background (which was louder after instructions were given for the next step) and I thoroughly enjoyed “waving” my canvas around to help the drying, while dancing of course!

Remember, I have not been to one of these before and I have only painted the occasional craft bird house, plaster pieces and stocking so my experience was lacking to say the least. With that being said, I have to say I am extremely happy with my painting, but how bout you let me know your thoughts?  




Have to say I seriously cannot wait to do another one!!! I’m looking into putting one together for all my Girl Scout moms. I think it will be such a fun night! Here’s hoping they agree ūüĎć


Paint Night!!!

I am so excited to share that in about an hour¬†I will FINALLY be on my way to my first Paint Night!!! I have wanted to do this for so long, and I was finally given a great opportunity to go to one while helping out a charity… win-win I’d say!!! I will post my creation for all to see… wish me luck :-)



Facebook Giveaway!!!

Hey guys! Thought it would be fun to give out a new printable I just made… head on over and like One Talented Mom on Facebook. Once we have reached 100 likes there will be a new printable available to Facebook followers! Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!



“Sloppy” Joe Casserole

While perusing Pinterest I came across an interesting looking dinner idea… So of course I pinned it to my “Dinner Time” board and completely forgot about it, lol! I know we are all guilty of doing the same thing more often than not. Any who, last night I was at a complete loss about dinner, and then BAM I remembered that pin. So after finding it in my board I made sure I had enough items to make it.

Growing up one of my all-time favorite dinners was Sloppy Joes. I mean what kid doesn’t enjoy eating with their hands and getting messy, without getting into trouble!? I have made the same meal for my family a few times, and my daughter feels the same as I used to. So this different take seemed awesome, but minus the sloppy cleanup after, win-win I’d say!

Unlike the original post we used ground beef, McCormick Sloppy Joe skillet sauce, no cheese and sheet crescent dough. The skillet sauce already had all the garlic, peppers and other flavor-able parts included so simplicity even more!!!


2 Packages of Pillsbury Crescent Dough Sheets
1 lb lean ground beef
1 package McCormick Sloppy Joe Skillet Sauce

  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a saucepan brown ground beef until thoroughly cooked.
  2. Once ground beef has been fully cooked add in Skillet sauce packet and follow directions on back.
  3. While the meat is cooking spray a casserole dish with non stick spray and using 1 of the packages of dough cover the entire bottom of the dish.
  4. Once the beef and skillet sauce has finished cooking add it to the top of the dough and use the remaining package of dough on top of the meat.
  5. Bake for 15-20 min, or until top is golden brown. 5 min before its supposed to be done, using a basting brush, apply melted butter mixed with garlic salt over entire top and return to the oven to complete.

My husband and daughter have both requested this be added to our menu plan list, but we will be adding in cheese going forward. It was very tasty without the cheese, but was definitely missing something!

As always, would love to hear you and your families thoughts, opinions and variations of this! Happy cooking :-)


Happy Halloween 2015!!!

Just wanted to send a quick Happy Halloween to all my friends! Hope u had a safe & fun day!!! This makeup has been on since this morning… A bit messy looking now, but was so fun!!!!



Cookie Season coming soon!!!

As you are all aware, the Girl Scout cookie form I made for my daughter is wildly popular!!! Since we start our cookie season in December I thought I would offer my followers early access. Please let me know if you would like a copy by emailing me:


“American Girl in Paris” Birthday

As much as this is a quick post, it is also multi-leveled… stay with me!

For starters, my daughter is turning “7” (quotes there because she is a leap year baby) this coming weekend. ¬†I don’t know about any other children, but my child doesn’t ever chose a simple theme for her birthdays (and we do this 2x a year due to her special birthday; a family party in the winter since my house is definitely to big enough for her entire class. She also gets her friend birthday party at the end of August (her 1/2 birthday)! Before you think I’m crazy, let me explain better… the winters here are cold and filled with snow, so it’s either have the kids in my house, which would never work, or rent/host the party somewhere and that is always $600+! ¬†We have a large property and she is able to invite her entire class during her 1/2 birthday and they all stay outside; WIN WIN!

Last year’s family party theme was Paris, yes a 6 yr old chose Paris! And her friend party theme was a “Frozen” summer. She has also been requesting to have an American Girl Party since she was about 3 or 4. With the release of AG’s new Girl of the Year, Grace-Thomas from Paris, she decided that her 2 favorite things could be combined, Paris and American Girl!

So with that being said, I sat on Pinterest for a LOOOONG time) looking at all the different invitations, party theme inspiration and etc that goes into a party. I wasn’t overly thrilled with the choices. The ones I did like would cost me at least $5.00 just for the personalized file.

Long story short, I usually make my own fun invites and printable via Paint, but have been bugging the hubby to get me a better program (one that i can put on my MacBook and iMac). He surprised me the other day with Adobe Photoshop… WOOHOO *happy dance*. ¬†Slight problem though, I have never used this program and the look of it was very overwhelming! Step in hubby… he went to college for graphic design (and no¬†he does not work in that profession) so he gave me a few (literally maybe 3 or 4) quick tips then I shooed him away to start clicking and figuring it out on my own!

I know the Girl Scout Cookie form was very popular and knew you would want to see what I needed up with… well:

Paris AG invite

I took a photo of her new Grace-Thomas doll and one of the Eiffel Tower she has framed and viola! What do you think?!?

FYI we do not print invitations as to watch our paper use with the environment, I am able to save this as a picture, and email it to people and/or myself to open on my phone and send via text.

Our family who received this could not believe I had made this myself; even I am surprised and super excited that I did.  I have had a few friends ask me to make them invitations for their upcoming events.

OK here comes the multi-layered; would you pay for this file (customized for your child/event)? Would you be interested in a FREE personalized and customized invitation file for an event? I will choose 3 winners to receive a free invitation.

*To be entered to receive on of the 3  free invitations, you must be a follower of One Talented Mom, either comment or like this post and VOTE!!!


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