See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

DIY Upcycled Pink Flamingo Wall Hanging

Have you ever seen those country wooden geese at the thrift store? They remind me of an old kitchen painted dusty rose and blue. Not my style at all. Yuck! The last time I came across one I was struck with inspiration. I have wanted to add a flamingo to my wall for a while and this would be a perfect base. The hardest part is figuring out the legs. Well guess what! I figured it out and I’m finally ready to share this awesome makeover at the Monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Find out how to turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome DIY upcycled pink flamingo wall hanging.

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Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles   Kim | Made in a Day 
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation

Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay   Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main


Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made   Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs
Ann | Duct Tape and Denim   Denise | My Thrifty House   Toni | Small Home Soul Megan | C’mon Get Crafty

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See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

 

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Materials

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 1

Clean your wall art.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 2

Paint a coat of white over the entire goose.

Step 3

Let the paint dry.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 4

Paint a second coat of white paint.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 5

Start adding red paint as seen in the photo above before your second coat of white dries.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Tips:

  • Only brush your paint in one direction to give the illusion of feathers.
  • Leave a white area in the middle of the wing.
  • Add the red paint more heavily on the tail, base of the neck, and the top of the head.

Step 6

Set your goose off to the side to dry.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 7

Now it is time to form the legs. At the end of one of your pipe cleaners (about 1 inch from the bottom) twist a second pipe cleaner.

Step 8

Snip off the excess of the twisted pipe cleaner so that you are left with 2 claw-like ends.

Step 9

Next, bend your pipe cleaner at the ‘knee’.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 10

Cut a second pipe cleaner in half.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 11

Fold each half into an upside down triangle.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 12

Attach one triangle, point side down to the end of your pipe cleaner opposite the claws. Do this by twisting the open points around the end.

Step 13

Repeat step twelve on a fresh pipe cleaner.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 14

Next, wrap tape around the triangle end of your pipe cleaner legs.

 

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 15

Continue wrapping the legs until they are completely covered.

Tips:

  • Thoroughly cover your pipe cleaners with the tape paying special attention to the joints.
  • Wrap your tape in a way that adds volume to your legs. The tape is to make them bigger as well as secure them.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 16

If needed, fix the bend in your clawed leg.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 17

Place your legs on a paper towel and cover with a coat of white paint. Set aside to dry.

Step 18

Now, mix together a small amount of red and yellow paint to get a dark red-orange.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 19

Next, add the orange to the dark red areas on your goose.

Tip:

  • It’s fine if your paint hasn’t quite dried yet.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 20

Lastly, paint the black beak and the eye. Set aside to finish drying.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 21

Add a second coat of white paint to your legs.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 22

Without waiting for the second coat of white to dry, dab your legs with black paint.

Tip:

  • The black should be heavier at the bottom and lighter on top.

Step 23

Allow your paint to dry completely before moving on.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 24

Attach your legs to your swan with hot glue.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Step 25

Secure the bent leg to the straight leg with a dab of hot glue.

 

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

See the newest makeover at the Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! Turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome pink flamingo wall hanging.

Now hang your flamingo on the wall and enjoy. Can you believe how amazing this turned out? Who would have thought you could turn an ugly thrift store goose into an awesome flamingo wall hanging with pipe cleaners and some tape? This is my favorite thrift store makeover so far! *Insert giddy girl squeal here.* Before you run out to buy your own ugly goose, make sure you check out the awesome projects from my friends below!


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

8 Resources for a Clean and Organized Kitchen + Merry Monday Link Party 142

Are you tired of your kitchen always being a mess? Unwashed dishes sit in the sink, your recipes are never where you can find them, and everything feels chaotic. Me too! That’s why I put together this list of 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s Merry Monday Link Party. Now you can get back your clean and organized kitchen from meal planning to creating a cleaning checklist. Then read on and link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

 

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Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

Dollar Store Meal Planner for Your Home (Angie at The Country Chic Cottage)

This is a super cute and inexpensive way to keep your meal plan organized! Find out how she made it at The Country Chic Cottage!

 

Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

Tips for Organizing Your Recipes and Cookbooks (Angie at The Country Chic Cottage for ForRent.com)

This post is full of ideas to organize your recipes from your cookbooks to your loose recipes. The bonus is that a lot of the ideas are gorgeous too!

 

Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

Kitchen Cleaning Checklist (Heather at Setting for Four)

Are you staring at your kitchen wondering where to even start? Then this printable cleaning checklist is perfect for you. It lists everything you need to do to clean your kitchen!

 

Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

Foldable Recipe Stand (Ashley at Cherished Bliss)

I am absolutely in love with this recipe stand! Why? Because it’s not only gorgeous but it folds down for easy storage. You could fit it in a drawer!

 

Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

Tree Branch Apron Rack (Wendi at H2O Bungalow)

Speaking of gorgeous organization, how pretty is this apron rack? You won’t mind looking at this pretty piece everyday on your wall.

 

Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

7 Kitchen Island Ideas (Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof)

Does your kitchen need more storage? These 7 kitchen island ideas are here to save the day!

 

Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

Cast Iron 101 (Holly at Pink Fortitude)

If you have cast iron but no idea how to take care of it, Holly has you covered over at Pink Fortitude. Find out how to season it, clean it, and care for it.

 

Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

DIY Thrifted Chalkboard Menu Sign (from me!)

If you’re simply looking for an easy DIY to allay the constant questions from the kiddos about what’s for dinner this is it. Plus chalkboard decor is always pretty!

 

Don't miss these 8 resources for a clean and organized kitchen featuring links from last week’s party. Then link up at the Merry Monday Link Party 142.

Now that you have somewhere to start get started. Having a clean and organized kitchen will make you want to cook dinner or bake up some cookies with the kids. Okay, it’s time to share your awesome ideas with us at the Merry Monday Link Party 142! I can’t wait to see what you have been creating!


Merry Monday Link Party #142

Round-up themes for party #143

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from this week’s party for a themed feature round-up on next week’s Merry Monday party. What we’re looking for this week:

  • Organization – focus on dollar store organization ideas
  • Storage ideas/solutions
  • Cleaning tips – focus on kitchen cleaning
  • DIY projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Recipes – focus on strawberry, chili, and kahlua recipes.

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Thank you for sharing your wonderful posts each week. Here is last week’s most popular post.

The Secret to a Pulled Together Room

The Secret to a Pulled Together Room and How to Achieve It via Worthing Court Blog (PIN IT)

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Merry Monday Rules

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Now, show us your latest recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor ideas, home tips, and anything you created!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

10 Fantastic Furniture Makeovers to Steal + Merry Monday Link Party 141

When you start planning for your spring cleaning you also start longing to update your furniture. I mean, you’re refreshing your whole house so it only seems right that your furniture reflects all of that work. Unfortunately, your budget has other plans. There’s good news for your style and your budget. You can update the furniture that you already own and make it shine like new. It saves you money while still allowing you to update your home style. Get started with these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

 

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Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Balayage Inspired Painted Media Console (Carrie at Thirty Eighth Street)

Add some old-world charm to your home with this media console makeover. It is gorgeous!

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Redoing a Vintage Sewing Cabinet (Robin at Redo It Yourself)

I firmly believe that you are more likely to utilize organizational tools and systems that are pretty. This vintage sewing cabinet makeover will have you actually wanting to put your tools away.

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

IKEA Moppe Hack Apothecary Cabinet (Marie at The Interior Frugalista)

Is anyone else in love with apothecary cabinets? Make your own for a fraction of the price with the awesome IKEA hack!

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Bentwood Pedestal Cafe Table (Marie at The Interior Frugalista)

This adorable café table is perfect inside or outside of your home. The color is fun and cheery but the entire piece remains sophisticated.

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

DIY Card Catalog IKEA Hack (Roxanna at The Honeycomb Home)

Speaking of IKEA hacks, why not make some more beautiful storage but turning it into a card catalog piece. Again, you’ll want to store all of your stuff correctly when you have a fantastic piece like this to put it in!

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Farmhouse Shelving Unit (Candace at She’s Crafty)

I love how simply adding wooden shelves to a metal shelving unit can turn it into a gorgeous farmhouse style piece. Find out how easy it is to make this Farmhouse Shelving Unit!

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

DIY Crate Storage Unit (Ashley at Cherished Bliss)

Talk about love! This DIY crate storage unit could be used in so many rooms, in so many ways. It is perfect to help you organize after your spring cleaning.

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

How to Recover a Garage Sale Bench in Fur (Jennifer at The Magic Brush)

For a style that is more glam you can’t beat this gorgeous bench makeover. The fur add luxury and style to glam up your décor.

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Farmhouse Table Makeover (Taryn at Design Dining Diapers)

This transformation is astounding! To take such a traditional table and turn it into a gorgeous farmhouse piece is so smart. Find out how easy it is at Design Dining Diapers.

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

French Blue Dresser Makeover (Lauren at Bless’er House)

This dresser makeover is gorgeous. Display your new piece literally anywhere in your home for an instant style upgrade.

 

Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

Now that you’ve seen 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal which one will you choose? These makeovers can help you get more organized, add some much needed color, or just update your décor. I am so excited to start my spring cleaning this year (I’m crazy, I know) and get rid of all of the “stuff” bogging us down. A fresh, clean home definitely deserves some awesome furniture updates. Now, let’s get on to the Merry Monday Link Party 141!

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Don't miss these 10 fantastic furniture makeovers to steal for your own home. Then stick around to check out the Merry Monday Link Party 141!


Merry Monday Link Party #141

Round-up themes for party #142

Each host will be choosing 8-10 posts from the previous party for a themed feature round-up for the Merry Monday party. For next week’s party, we’re looking to feature:

  • Organization – focus on bathroom organization
  • Storage ideas/solutions
  • Cleaning tips
  • DIY projects
  • Spring Ideas – crafts/recipes/home decor
  • Recipes – focus on muffins and mint chocolate recipes

Meet the Merry Monday Link Party Hosts

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Copycat Long John Silver's Chicken Recipe

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Merry Monday Rules

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

How to Add Pops of Color to Your Winter Décor

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Snow is finally hitting our area and it seems to be trying to make up for lost time. While it is beautiful, the monochrome landscape isn’t doing much for my mood. Instead of twiddling my thumbs waiting for spring to arrive I’m getting proactive. If you are suffering from the winter blues too, bring the color inside your home. To help you get started, I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. It’s easier than you might think!

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If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

 

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If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are an easy way to add pops of color to your décor. You can find them in thousands of colors and styles to fit your décor and your mood. I love this family rules pillow from Shutterfly! Personalize it with your family name and throw it in a comfy chair. You have just created a bright and cheerful reading nook to relax in! It doesn’t get much easier than that.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Mantel

Don’t forget to dress up your mantel, too. This is one of the easiest areas of your home to add some color to. Be creative when choosing items and layer sizes to create visual interest. Here are some awesome ideas for what to add to your mantel:

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Paintings/Pictures – Your child’s artwork can totally be utilized as mantel décor. Throw it in a frame and display it proudly. Your kids will love being included in your decorating!

Toys – I collect unique and nerdy toys that absolutely deserved to be displayed. I don’t recommend using your kids’ toys because they will likely try to scale your fireplace to play with them.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Candles – These are another super easy way to add color to your décor. Up your décor personalization with colorful candles that display family photos. The awesome ones in the photos came from Shutterfly and are beautiful. They also smell incredible which makes me one happy momma.

Fabric – You can totally swag some colorful fabric across your mantel and then add your décor pieces on top. This adds additional depth and color to your home instantly.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Bookshelves

Bookshelves aren’t just for books! Even if your shelves are packed to the brim with books, like mine, you can add some pops of color. Add some colorful toys or trinkets in front of your books. For some reason our family has an excess of fun banks. These make fantastic decorative pieces.

Tip:

  • Don’t overload your shelves or they will look cluttered. Stick with 2-3 items per shelf grouped in a corner.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Wall Art

This is another fast and easy way to add some color to your winter décor. You can purchase your favorite family photo on a canvas from Shutterfly to display on your wall year-round. You can also make your artwork like this DIY Family Wall Art. Either way, you’ll have some gorgeous, colorful accents for your wall.

 

If you are suffering from the winter blues, bring the color inside your home. I’m sharing some easy tips for how to add pops of color to your winter décor. #ad

Brighten up your winter with these tips to add pops of color to your winter décor! Shutterfly makes it so easy by making custom pieces designed by you that are delivered right to your door. Open the package, toss into place in your home, and you’re done. It’s the perfect easy solution for busy moms. Don’t forget to utilize what you have in new ways too. Don’t limit your décor to traditional items. Get creative and see what you can re-imagine. What is your favorite way to add color to your winter décor? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Thrift Store Village Art Makeover

It’s a New Year and a new Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge! We took a few months off for the holidays, but we are back to show you more upcycled thrift ideas! This time we have joined forces with even more bloggers and have tons of thrifty upcycle ideas to get those wheels spinning. It is always so much fun to peruse the local thrift stores for unique items that call to you. You never know what kind of treasures you’ll come across. 

Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There’s no monthly theme.
  • There’s no budget to stick to.

Meet the Hosts

Amanda | The Kolb Corner    Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles    Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars    Erlene | My Pinterventures    Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek    Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications    Ann | Duct Tape and Denim    Debra | Shoppe No. 5    Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog    Jes | My DIY Envy    Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity    Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods    Kimm | Reinvented    Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Ali | Home Crafts by Ali    Sue | A Purdy Little House   Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue     Chelc | Inside the Fox Den    Kim | Farmhouse Made       Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron    Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod    Lora | Craftivity Designs    Megan | C’mon Get Crafty
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The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

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The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Materials

  • Thrift Store Village Art (or you could cut one out of wood)
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Sponge Brush
  • Gold Leaf Foiling Kit
  • 2 Small Paintbrushes (1/2 inch)

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 1

Cover your village art with a coat of white acrylic paint using your sponge brush.

Step 2

Allow your paint to dry.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 3

Put on a second coat of white paint and allow it to dry.

Step 4 (Optional)

Depending on the condition of your thrift store village art, you may want to add a third coat as I did. Mine was still quite vibrant so it needed this extra coat.

Tip:

  • You want to still be able to see a faint outline of the details through the paint.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 5

Trace the faint outlines of doors and windows with your foiling adhesive and one of your small paintbrushes. Feel free to take some creative liberty during this step.

Step 6

Allow the adhesive to dry until tacky and then cover with your foil sheets.

Step 7

Gently press down on the sheets to better secure to the adhesive.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 8

Next, slowly and carefully brush off the excess foiling with your dry paintbrush.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 9

Lastly, cover your foiled areas with the sealant from your foiling kit.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

Step 10

Allow the sealant to dry completely and then display as desired.

 

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.

I am absolutely in love with how this thrift store village art makeover turned out! It’s bright, shiny, and abstract which make it beautiful. I had all of the materials on hand already except the village art which only cost $2! You simply can’t find artwork this gorgeous for that kind of price. After you make this DIY project be sure to check out the ideas from my amazing creative friends below!

The best part of finding that awesome item is the creativity it sparks within you. Instead of seeing what the item is, you see what it can become. That is exactly what happened when I saw this village wall hanging. The traditional paint design didn’t suit my style but I love the clean lines and knew I could turn it into a unique, modern design for my home. This thrift store village art makeover delivers just that: a modern glam piece of artwork that I love.


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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. Rock your grocery freeze: be more successful and less-likely to give up.

Grocery Freeze Tips

Last week you learned what a grocery freeze is and why you need one. You picked your date and made your inventory. Now you’re ready to dive in deeper and be successful! These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. They will also give you small tips that will make you more successful and less-likely to give up. If you’re ready to rock your grocery freeze let’s get to the tips!

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These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. Rock your grocery freeze: be more successful and less-likely to give up.

Stretch Your Food

A grocery freeze will force you to stretch you’re your food, especially meats. For example, I turned 5 lbs. of ground beef into 6 meals. I mixed up and froze meatballs and baby meatloaves which gave us 3 freezer meals. Then I browned the remaining 2 lbs. and made stuffed peppers, soup, and homemade Hamburger Helper from it. This brings us to the second tip:

Learn to DIY

Your convenient meals will be the first to go during a grocery freeze. Learning how to make your own bread, tortillas, and seasonings will be imperative for success. For example, when we didn’t have any spaghetti sauce or even tomato sauce, I made my own with jarred tomatoes that I pureed and seasoned. Little DIY’s can make all the difference.

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Save Freezer Meals

Make the meals that you can’t freeze earlier in the month while your excitement is still high. As the month wears on, start utilizing your freezer meals.

Substitutes

Remember to come up with creative substitutes instead of buying missing ingredients. If you run out of milk used condensed milk and water. Don’t have any bread crumbs? Smash up some crackers for your recipe.

 

These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. Rock your grocery freeze: be more successful and less-likely to give up.

Utilize Soup

Soup is one of the best meal-stretchers around. Above when I told you that I made soup from the ground beef? That soup was made from the excess rice and ground beef mixture that the peppers were stuffed with. Instead of having leftovers we had an entire extra meal.

Let Nothing Go to Waste

Leftovers can be turned into new meals to stretch food further during the month. Dice leftover pork chops to throw into fried rice. Toss leftover spaghetti noodles with butter and vegetables for an easy pasta dinner.

Transform Produce

If you have fresh produce that is starting to wilt or go bad, transform it. You can learn to can it, add it to freezer meals, or cook it up store it in the fridge to be a side dish. You can also freeze it to add to recipes later.

 

These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. Rock your grocery freeze: be more successful and less-likely to give up.

Temper Your Caffeine Fix

Coffee is a staple to my existence but sometimes during a grocery freeze, I run out. Crazy, I know. Since I’m not ready to give up my daily caffeine, I have found other ways to keep it coming. If you know that you do not have a lot of coffee for the month, make a half of a pot to stretch it further. You can also substitute with tea (iced or hot) that contains caffeine to get you through the month.

 

These grocery freeze tips will help you stretch your food to last the whole month. Rock your grocery freeze: be more successful and less-likely to give up.

There you have it! Now you have the grocery freeze tips you need to rock your grocery freeze. Do you have any tips that you use to stretch your groceries further? I’d love to hear about them in the comments! If you missed Why You Need a Grocery Freeze you can check it out now to rein in your grocery budget and prevent food waste.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
Are you ready to get your grocery budget under control and your spending back on track? Find out why you need a grocery freeze to make it happen.

Why You Need a Grocery Freeze

Do you feel like your grocery budget is out of control? If you are spending hundreds each month on groceries and still having to run out weekly for ingredients then something has to change. It can be hard to get your spending on track and reign in your food budget. In the post Creating Your Future: January 2017 Goals I mentioned that this month we are doing a grocery freeze this month. It is a huge part of my finance goals because of how much money it saves my family. Keep reading to find out what it is and why you need a grocery freeze to get your budget under control.

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Are you ready to get your grocery budget under control and your spending back on track? Find out why you need a grocery freeze to make it happen.

What is a Grocery Freeze?

A grocery freeze is a specialized no-spend challenge. For an entire month you don’t spend one penny on food of any kind. It helps you reset your grocery budget and also prevents food waste. When I do it, I don’t spend any money at all on food. I don’t buy coffees, slip through a drive-thru, and no popping by the store for milk. If you want to adjust it, you can make exceptions for basics like milk, eggs, and bread. The perk of not allowing exceptions is that it forces you to get creative with your meals and, in some cases, learn alternative ways to prepare them.

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Why Do You Need a Grocery Freeze?

I don’t quite know how it happens but we always end up with things in our pantry and freezer that keep getting shoved aside each month. Canned goods sit unused and vegetables in steam packs never get eaten. A grocery freeze is the way to fix that. It forces you to use up those lonely items because you simply don’t have anything else. It can also force you to eat more vegetables is you run out of meat to prepare. (I admit that in all my years of doing grocery freezes, I have only run out of meat once.)

Grocery Freeze Steps

Now that you know why you need a grocery freeze, it’s time to get started. These easy steps will walk you through the basics. It may seem intuitive but without preparation you can stumble (or give up) when you hit road blocks. I want you to be successful reigning in your grocery budget.

Step 1

Pick you month. Don’t pick a month too far away. The closer the date is the better. That will keep you from padding your pantry with extra items before the freeze.

Step 2

Start on the first of the month and create an inventory of everything in your freezer, fridge, and pantry. If you need help, I’ve got tips and a free printable for your at You Can’t Meal Plan without Knowing What You Have.

Step 3

Take a look at your list and come up with a meal plan.

Step 4

Make and freeze the meals you can in batches. If it’s not easy on you then you will be more likely to give up as the month goes on.

 

Are you ready to get your grocery budget under control and your spending back on track? Find out why you need a grocery freeze to make it happen.

Are you ready to get your grocery budget under control and your spending back on track? Now you know why you need a grocery freeze to make it happen. Clean out your inventory and stop wasting food (and money) each month. I like to do these twice a year. Doing one in January sets the tone for my grocery budget the rest of the year. A second grocery freeze during the summer resets my pantry/freezer before the new school year. Come back next week for Grocery Freeze Tips to be successful and stretch your groceries.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Unique DIY Wedding Guest Book

Weddings are expensive. Even when you DIY everything you are still looking at a hefty chunk of change. Add to that the fact that you want your wedding to be unique and special and it can seem like an impossible task. Last year I had the awesome privilege of being a part of some of my best friends’ wedding. I helped them with decorations, photos, and the inevitable emergencies that crop up on the big day. One of my favorite projects from the wedding was this unique DIY wedding guest book.

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This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Materials

 

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Step 1

Remove all of the packaging from your canvas.

Step 2

Place your wall sticker in the center of your canvas.

Tip:

  • The adhesive on these probably won’t be strong enough to keep it in place, especially once guests start signing it. Make it stronger by applying Mod Podge to the back before attaching it to the canvas.

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Step 3

Allow Mod Podge to dry completely.

Step 4

Have guests sign your canvas during the wedding with Sharpie markers.

Tip:

  • Easily make this match your décor by choosing coordinated marker colors.

 

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

Step 5

After the wedding, seal your entire canvas with Mod Podge and allow it to dry completely.

 

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

This unique DIY wedding guest book is inexpensive and becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come.

This unique DIY wedding guest book becomes a beautiful piece of décor that you can display on your wall for years to come. The best part is that you can change the style by simply changing the wall sticker and colors. I already had the canvas for this project so it literally only cost me a dollar! Even if you have to buy the canvas you are still only looking at a few bucks to create a unique wedding memento that will last forever. That is much less than a traditional guest book would cost you. Be honest, how often would you open your guest book to look at the signatures anyway? Mine went in a box after the wedding and I never looked at it again. Don’t let that happen to you. Save your money and enjoy your special day long after it ends.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

You Can’t Meal Plan without Knowing What You Have

Is meal planning on your list of resolutions? If not, it should be. Meal planning saves you time, save you money, and saves your sanity on busy weeknights. It can be tempting to just jump in and pick out 7 recipes for the week, write them down in your planner, and call it a day. Unfortunately if you do it that way you will never be successful. You will go to make one of your meals, realize you are all out of the milk you need to make it, and promptly call the pizza man. You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

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You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

 

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You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Create Your Inventory

 

Step 1

Print out your pantry and freezer inventory.

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Step 2

Write down what you have in your pantry and freezer in the itemized areas on the sheets.

Tips:

  • Remember to include your quantities in the square provided when filling out your inventories.
  • I like to write down the number I currently have in the first box then mark it out and update it as ingredients get used. (See picture above for reference.)

Step 3

Decide on some freezer meals that you can make. Prepare those meals and add them to the “meal” section on your freezer inventory sheet.

Tips:

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Meal Planning Tips

Now that you know exactly what ingredients and meals you have, you are ready to start meal planning. There are many different ways to do this so I’ll share specifics in another post. For now, I want to share some extra tips that make meal planning easier for my family.

Breakfast and Lunch

Don’t forget about breakfasts and lunches when meal planning. Even if you don’t typically eat these meals at home they will affect your meal plan. For instance, if you don’t pack a lunch to work each day then you will need to make a plan for your leftovers. This can be as easy as planning a leftovers night for one of your dinners. You can also incorporate leftovers into a brand new meal later in the week.

Group Meal Items Together

There is nothing more frustrating than going to make a planned dinner and finding that someone in your family has eaten one of the ingredients. Prevent this by grouping meal items together in a labeled basket in your pantry. For example, if you need rice noodles, coconut milk, and peanuts for Tuesday’s dinner place them all together in a small basket labeled “Tuesday”. Next, simply let your family know that items in the labeled baskets are off-limits for snacking.

Get Creative

Instead of running out to purchase an item you’re missing, get creative. See if something else you have on hand will work as a substitute. Here is a pin with common ingredient substitutes to help you out. Also, don’t forget that most veggies can be swapped for any other with only a small change in flavor. Most proteins can also be switched (or ommitted altogether).  I substitue ground turkey for ground beef all of the time.

Pre-Portion Leftovers

I am a firm believer that the easier you make leftovers to eat the higher the probability that they will. Instead of dumping leftovers into large containers after dinner, pre-portion them into smaller containers. When you or your family members need a quick, single-serving meal these pre-portioned containers can be heated up. This will also make lunches a breeze whether you eat at home or pack them for work.

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Now that you have your pantry/freezer inventory you are ready to save money and time with meal planning. Don’t forget to keep updating your inventory as you use items and meals. This will help you save money by keeping items from going to waste as well as keep you from eating out due to convenience. Before you go, tell me, what is the biggest money-waster for your family when it comes to food? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.
This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche

Mornings are hectic. Even with careful prep the night before mornings are still rough between wrangling little ones full of energy, getting the oldest ready for school, and making breakfast. Breakfast is my least favorite meal of the day and more mornings than I care to tally my kiddos get cereal. Not because I don’t like breakfast food. I totally love it. It is my least favorite because I do not function well in the morning. That is why easy breakfasts are imperative. I need meals that are fast, easy to make, and yummy. This quick and easy sausage quiche is a great hot breakfast that fits the bill. It takes about 45 minutes to make but because you can freeze it, getting a hot breakfast on the table is easy.

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This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Sausage
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 1/3 Cup of Milk
  • ½ Teaspoon Each of Salt and Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • Frozen Pie Crust

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350º.

Step 2

Brown your sausage in a small sauce pan.

Step 3

While your sausage is cooking, whisk together your eggs, milk, salt, and butter.

Step 4

Next, mix in your cooked sausage and cheese.

Step 5

Pour the mixture into your pie crust.

Note:

  • If you are making this to freeze for later, do so at this step. See below for more tips.

Step 6

Bake your quiche for 40 minutes.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

How to Freeze

I use the pre-made pie crusts already in tins for this recipe. That makes is easier to freeze without tying up my pie plates. To freeze this recipe, keep your pie crusts frozen until you have finished preparing your filling. After the filling is ready, pull out your pie crust and pour the filling into it. Place it back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to set. Next, pull out your set quiche and place it in a re-sealable freezer bag or a Food Saver pouch. Freeze your quiche for up to 2 weeks in the re-sealable freezer bag and up to 30 days in a Food Saver pouch. When you are ready to cook it, pull out to defrost then bake as in the recipe.

 

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Let it bake in the oven while you and the kids get ready for the day.

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: Eighth of the quiche (1 slice)

Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche

Ingredients


  • 1 Pound Sausage

  • 5 Large Eggs

  • 1/3 Cup of Milk

  • ½ Teaspoon Each of Salt and Pepper

  • ¼ Cup Shredded Mozzarella

  • Frozen Pie Crust

Instructions


  1. Preheat your oven to 350º.

  2. Brown your sausage in a small sauce pan.

  3. While your sausage is cooking, whisk together your eggs, milk, salt, and better.

  4. Next, mix in your cooked sausage and cheese.

  5. Pour the mixture into your pie crust.

  6. Bake your quiche for 40 minutes.
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This quick and easy sausage quiche is an absolutely delicious hot breakfast. Throw it in the oven when you wake up and let it bake while you and the kiddos get ready for the day. One quiche serves 8 but my family loves it so much that they always go back for seconds. If you are serving a hungry family of more than 4, I recommend make 2 quiches to serve. Want more deliciously easy breakfast ideas? Check out these protein-packed freezer breakfast burritos.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.