Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pin of the Week: Sesame & Honey Crusted Tuna Steak

Last week I started a new feature called Pin of the Week. I will feature a Pin that I tried that week. If you missed last week's, check it out here.
This week I have a fantastic recipe that I found linked up to my weekly Pin Me Party. It's Sesame & Honey Crusted Tuna Steak from Tumbleweed Contessa. I am not a big fish fan, but I do like tuna steak. This recipe is quick and easy and doesn't have a fishy taste. Marinade time is 30 minutes and it's grilled 3-5 minutes per side.
 I like my fish cooked longer, so I did 5 minutes per side. Normally my hubby does the grilling, but I did it this time!
 Aren't they gorgeous?
We gobbled them down!! This recipe is a keeper and will go into high rotation at our house.

Monday, September 15, 2014

$150 Cash & Prizes Giveaway

Help me celebrate my bloggy friends' 
Blogiversary Giveaway Celebration! 
Enter to win one of the 6 prizes, totaling over $325
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The four of them are turning one this month and we've come together to celebrate our one year blogiversary! Of course, we wouldn't have made it this far if it weren't for all of your support. To help us celebrate this milestone, a few of our blogging buddies have joined with us to co-host this party and make this blogiversary celebration and giveaway possible.
Special thanks to our wonderful co-hosts:
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Just click on their photos or links below to visit their blogs!
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Becky and Glenna @My Paper Craze
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Time sure flies when you're having fun and we can't believe it's already been a year since we started blogging! Whoo hoo! To thank everyone that has helped support our blogs, we'd like to help kick off your fall season with the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes. You'll have 6 chances to win! One grand prize winner will receive $150 in cold hard cash - cha-ching! But wait, there's still 5 more chances to win a prize. Thanks to our fabulous sponsors, one lucky winner will win a sponsor gift package. Plus, each blogiversary blog will be giving one gift prize to a lucky winner too. That's six ways to win a prize and start your fall season off with a bang!


**winners will be randomly chosen through eligible Rafflecopter entries**
One lucky winner will win $150 CASH
Special thanks to our sponsors for providing these wonderful gifts.
Sponsor Gifts:
One lucky winner will win these great prizes - Chloe + Isabel earrings (Value $22) from Andrea's Chloe +Isabel Shop, Monogrammed Burlap Chevron Garden Flag (Value $29.99) from Brand it Boutique, $25 Gift Card from Julie's La Bella Baskets, and a Halloween Door Hanger (Value $30) from Becky at My Paper Craze (contact her through her blog for orders).
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Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway Details:

  • Giveaway begins September 15th 12:00 AM EST and ends September 30th 11:59 PM EST
  • Cash prize of $150 is open worldwide and payment will be made via Paypal. All other prizes are open to residents in the United States only
  • Must be 18 yrs. and older to enter
  • Void where prohibited
  • One entry per household, per address
  • Winners of all prizes will have 24 hours to respond to winner notification email, or prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen
  • Winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter drawing
  • Winning entries will be verified
  • Sponsors will be individually responsible for prize fulfillment
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Pin Me Linky Party 102

In addition to the features below, I invite you to check out my new Pin of the Week series. I made an adorable Ballet tote bag from a pattern I found on Pinterest.
Dress Form from Chicken Wire from Artistic Endeavors 101 - This is a fabulous idea!!
Little Mermaid Cake Tutorial from 3 Little Greenwoods - Very cute!
Star Wars Party from What Happens at Grandma's - So much fun!
Easy Fabric Swatch Banner from Let's Drink Coffee, Darling - Super easy & cute!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pin of the Week: Reversible Sling Bag

I am starting a new weekly featured here at Diana Rambles called Pin of the Week. Each week I will feature one pin from Pinterest that I tried that week. It might be a recipe, craft, sewing, DIY, or something else.
My first feature is the Reversible Sling Bag from Sugar Bee Crafts. I was searching Pinterest for free a tote bag pattern and came across this pin. What really got me to take notice of it was the sewn in side panel that I could embroider on. Mandy did hers with a contrasting stripe which is adorable, but I went with a different look.
I love the glitter in both fabrics.
Perfect size to hold leotard, tights, and shoes.
I did the entire lining with a pink and don't plan on reversing it. I actually have some different ballet fabrics on order that I plan on using for my daughter's bag, so I might sell or give this one away. I really liked this pattern/tutorial! The directions are clear and easy to follow. I plan on using this pattern more!