WBW – Remember these?

I’m going to be starting a new thing here at ASG.. WBW aka ‘Way Back Wednesdays’. Once in a while on a Wednesday we are going to take a stroll down memory lane.. a little nostalgia is always fun. Here is today’s installment. 



hypercolor shirt

Everyone had or wanted one of these shirts. They were the hottest piece of wardrobe for kids in the late 80’s/early 90’s.  I think I had a pink one.. I’m not sure what happened to it. I probably wore it out. 



photo keychain

I loved these! What vacation or trip to an amusement park would be complete without a photo keychain? I came across this on Pinterest and it’s one of those things that you don’t remember until you see it, and then you’re all like, “Oh yeah! I remember those!” 


neon phone

Ah, the neon phone… that would light up when it rang. There was something soooo cool about getting to see the neon innards of a phone. Millions of teenage girls across the USA had these in their rooms. Kids today will never know what it’s like to beg your parents for your own phone line.. or to slam a phone on the receiver in anger.. hitting the ‘end’ button on a cell phone just doesn’t have the same effect. 

CUTE LITTLE PORTABLE RADIO… that I never got to have.


Yeah, I’m still a tad bitter about this one. I wanted one of these so bad it hurt. My friend and next door neighbor had one.. I wanted one.. bad. Really bad.  It’s one of those childhood pains that never goes away. I swear, this would have been life changing. Who knows where I would be if only I had gotten one of these awesome, way cool, cute radios. *sigh* Sadly, we’ll never know….

Skinny Chinese “Noodles” w/Shrimp

I’m all about good tasting food.. it’s even better if it’s low calorie. Give this recipe and try! It’s very low calorie and good too! Win-Win!

skinny chinese noodles


Skinny Chinese "Noodles" w/Shrimp
  • 3 Cups Uncooked Bean Sprouts (I just eyeballed it)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • Soy Sauce to taste
  • Frozen Baby Shrimp (add however much you like)
  • Fresh Mushrooms (to taste)
  1. Heat sesame oil in medium skillet and add sprouts, mushrooms and garlic.
  2. Cook until sprouts start to become translucent.
  3. Add shrimp and soy sauce.
  4. Cook until shrimp is done.
  5. Serve and top with extra soy sauce if desired.
  6. *you can also use chicken in place of shrimp


If you shop at Target.. this app is a MUST!

So let me tell you about my new favorite app.




How have I not known about this before now??? I can’t believe all of the savings I have been missing out on. It’s no secret that I hate, loathe, DESPISE, Walmart and everything they stand for. Some will argue that Target isn’t that much better, but I beg to differ. Just walking through the doors at Walmart causes my blood pressure to rise and I break out in a cold sweat. It’s not pretty. At all. So we broke up.. it wasn’t me.. it was them.. I haven’t stepped foot in a Walmart in over a year and it feels wonderful. I highly recommend it.

Anyway, I am a devoted Target shopper. The nearest one is about 30 minutes from my house and the nearest Walmart is about 5. I will happily drive the extra 25 minutes. 

If you shop at Target and you don’t have this app then you need to stop what you are doing right now and get it. Get it now! It is so cool.

You can browse hundreds of deals or just scan the barcode on things in your cart to see if there are extra savings on those items. When you find a deal, just add it to your personalized barcode and they scan it at checkout. It’s that easy. You can add up to 10 items each time you shop. Woo Hoo!

I saved $4.69 on my first shopping trip. 

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Here’s a link that explains more.. check it out HERE.


** I’m not compensated by Target at all! I’m just passing this info along.

Mississippi Roast

If you have never made a Mississippi Roast, then you are missing out. This is something you just throw together in the morning and you don’t have to think about it again until dinner. It couldn’t be easier, and the flavor is out of this world good…

Mississippi Roast


Mississippi Roast 2


Mississippi Roast
  • 1 Rump Roast (or your favorite cut)
  • 1 package of Au Jus gravy mix (any brown gravy will work, I just always use this one)
  • 1 package of Ranch Dressing Mix
  • 1 stick of butter
  • Pepperoncini peppers
  1. Put roast in crock pot, sprinkle dressing and gravy mix over roast.
  2. Place a stick of butter on top along with 6-7 Pepperoncini peppers. You can use more or less depending on your tastes.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.

I love ‘set it and forget it’ meals. You need to put this on your menu soon! You’ll love it!

How to get cute icon designs on your iPhone… tutorial w/photos.


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I’m going to show you how to change the boring icons on your iPhone to super cute designs. It is so easy to do, and just follow this step by step tutorial and you’ll see just how easy it is. There are going to be a lot of photos, so just follow along.

Ok, let’s get started.

First, go to the app store and download the Cocoppa app. It’s free and it looks like this.

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Once you download the app, you will have to create an account. You can either signup through Facebook or with your email.


Hit the search button at the top of the screen.

Icon Tutorial 4

Type in whatever app icon you are wanting to replace.. I started with Pinterest. (I’m not really sure why, but I got more designs by typing in the app I wanted to search instead of selecting the icon below the search box.. just a tip.)


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Common apps have a TON of cute designs to choose from.

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Once you find the one you like, click it and it will bring you to this screen. Hit ‘download’.

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From this screen, you search for the app icon you want to replace. Select the icon you want to replace. You can just enter it in the search box if it doesn’t automatically pop up below. If it’s an uncommon app, and you don’t see it right away, you can scroll through and manually search for it.

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The next step is to enter in what will be displayed under the icon. Most are short and simple.. once in a while you will come across a long description. Just edit it to say what you want. Try to keep it to one or two words only. Then click ‘ok’.

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A screen pops up reminding you NOT to delete the old app icon. Do NOT.. I repeat.. DO NOT delete the old icons. The new icons are just shortcuts.. you still need the old icons them to work… so just click ‘ok’. (I’ll show you what I did with all of mine at the end of the tutorial)

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We are almost done! The next screen will be for you to add the new icon to the home screen. Click the button shown below..

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Then, the final step is clicking ‘add to Home Screen’.

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Click ‘add’…. and Voila! That’s it!

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Now, you are ready to use your new icon!

Ok, now since you have to keep the old icons.. all I did was made an ‘Old Icon’ folder and moved it to the back page on my phone.

old icon



Tex-Mex Shells and Cheese

I love Mexican food.. from Mexican restaurants. I haven’t attempted many Mexican recipes.. but I plan on it. I’m not quite sure this qualifies as Mexican, but it’s something different.. considering ‘Mexican Night’ at our house usually consists of tacos. :) Plus, it was good and my kiddo ate it… so it was a win.

TexMex Shells and Cheese

Here is a printable recipe.


Tex-Mex Shells and Cheese
Cuisine: Mexican
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 10 oz can green chili enchilada sauce (can use regular enchilada sauce instead if you like)
  • 1 cup of favorite salsa
  • 1 package large shell pasta
  • ¾ cup of mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  1. Fill large pan with water and heat to boiling. Cook pasta until al dente. You want a little resistance when you bite into it. Do not overcook.
  2. Brown hamburger meat and chopped onion. Drain.
  3. Add taco seasoning and cream cheese.. continue stirring until cream cheese is melted and combined. Set aside.
  4. When pasta is done cooking, drain and rinse with cold water.
  5. In a small bowl mix enchilada sauce and salsa.
  6. In a medium casserole dish pour ½ of the enchilada sauce/salsa mixture in bottom, being sure to cover bottom of dish.
  7. Fill each shell with 1 tablespoon of meat mixture until meat or shells are gone... whichever comes first. If you have extra meat, just add a little extra to each shell.
  8. Spoon remaining enchilada sauce/salsa over the shells.
  9. Cover with foil and heat at 350 for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheeses. Cook uncovered until cheese is hot and bubbly.


You can also serve with sour cream and chopped green onions. Yum!


Paula Deen’s Taco Soup

This is a set it and forget it kind of meal. I threw this together last night and let it cook in the crockpot while we slept so I could send it to work with my husband this morning. He just texted me saying that 3/4 of it was gone before 11:00. It must be good stuff! I love one-pot meals. The less fuss the better….

Paula Deen Taco Soup

Here is a recipe to print!

Paula Deen's Taco Soup
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 cups onion chopped
  • 2 14.5 oz cans pinto beans
  • 1 14.5 oz can of light red kidney beans
  • 1 15¼ oz can of whole kernel corn - drained
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 14.5 oz can tomatoes w/chilies
  • 1 14.5 oz can Mexican style stewed tomatoes
  • 2 4.5 oz cans of diced green chilies
  • ½ cup sliced green olives (optional)
  • 1 4.6 oz can sliced black olives - drained (optional)
  • 1 package of ranch dressing mix
  • 1 package of your favorite taco seasoning mix
  1. Brown meat and onion in skillet. Drain. Spoon meat into large crockpot .
  2. Add all other ingredients and stir well. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  3. You can serve with tortilla chips and top with sour cream and cheese if you like.