Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Create It Thursday #117 (Plus Features)

Ready for another fun week of Create It Thursday?

I just loved so many of the ideas that were shared at last week's party!  I've shared a few of the favorites below.  These are also on the Lamberts Lately Facebook page and the Create It Thursday Pinterest board!

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On to another week full of Create It Thursday ideas!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ultimate Planning Notebook Add-On: Monthly Planner Printable

As promised, here is the next installment in the Ultimate Planner Notebook series: the monthly planner!

This would be great as an overview page to accompany the daily planner printable I posted last week.  Once a month, print one of these and 30/31 of the daily planner printables...and there you go, no need for an expensive professional planner!  If you're a blogger, you can also use the other blog planning notebook printables...they're even matchy-matchy. :)

Click here or click the image below to download!

Great free monthly planner printable! This site also has links to a weekly planner and huge blog planner...all free!

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Barbecue Bacon Chicken Salad

Wouldn't this Barbecue Bacon Chicken Salad recipe would make the perfect summer sandwich?

I am all about a quick, easy meal during the summer.  Chicken salad is just one of those things we keep around for an easy sandwich or a light dinner.  There are a thousand different variations of chicken salad, but I'm a big fan of this one, especially during summer grilling season!  It incorporates the flavors of grilling without the work.

Wouldn't this Barbecue Bacon Chicken Salad recipe would make the perfect summer sandwich?

Barbecue Bacon Chicken Salad


1 rotisserie chicken
5 slices bacon
1/2 cup pecans
2 stalks celery
1/4 red onion (about 1/3 cup)
2 tbsp dill pickle relish
1/3 cup mayo
1/3 cup bbq sauce
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 clove minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste


Heat a pan over medium heat.  Add bacon and cook until crisp; drain on paper towels and crumble.  Remove bacon grease from pan, reduce heat to low, and toss in pecans.  Toast until fragrant, about 1 minute, then remove from pan, chop, and set aside.

Remove meat from chicken; discard skin and bones.  Chop chicken into 1/2" pieces and place in a large bowl.  Finely chop the celery and red onion and add to chicken.  Add pecans and bacon and toss well.

In a medium bowl, mix together relish, mayo, BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, and garlic until well-incorporated.  Fold sauce into chicken mixture until mixed.  Add salt and pepper as needed.
Serve on toasted wheat bread with arugula (or a similar leafy green).

Wouldn't this Barbecue Bacon Chicken Salad recipe would make the perfect summer sandwich?

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Create It Thursday #116 (Plus Features)

How about we get another week of Create It Thursday fun started?!

You guys were able to share some really incredible ideas last week.  Here are a few of my favorites and one of the most popular posts, as selected by you!  These are also on the Lamberts Lately Facebook page and the Create It Thursday Pinterest board.

Let's get this week's party started!
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