Thursday, January 24, 2013
Hey guys! Sorry I have not posted in a few days, it has been a little busy at my house. I am however working on a nice big project and will post the blog once it is done. I am also thinking I will be cutting back to 2-3 blogs a week instead of 7, due to the cost of the projects and time, but mostly it is getting hard to find pins to do! So, if you have an idea of something you want to see done, email me!
So until I am done with this big project...
So until I am done with this big project...
Monday, January 21, 2013
January 21, 2013 -- Day 21
This week's life hack comes to us from none other than my loving husband. This hack is something he tough me a couple years ago after I ruined a wall when I was tying to paint a cute design on my bathroom wall!
So when it comes to painting the best tape to use (in my opinion) is the green frog tape,
And now to our hack, the best way to avoid the tape taking off more then it should simply stick the tape to your shirt before you put it on your wall. The tape will then take off just a little fuzz off of your shirt making the tape less sticky, but still sticky enough to paint a clean line!
however because it is a bit more expensive I cannot use it as much as I want to. So instead of the frog tape the next best tape to use is the blue painters tape, but be careful because on a delicate surface it can be too sticky and you can take more off the just the tape.
The final way to ensure a clean line is to pull the tape off before the paint dries. Paint your line, wait about 15 minutes and then pull the tape.
Do you have any tips for painting? Let me know!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
January 20, 2013 -- Day 20Hey guys!
Today's blog comes from a guest blogger who happens to also be my big sister. She found this recipe and tried it out, she said it was a total win!
Appx 6 small potatoes diced
1 package sausage or bacon fried and set aside
Appx 1C veggies of your choice
1/3 C bisquik
1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 C shredded cheese of your choice
2 TBSP dried basil
"So first I fried the potatoes. I seasoned the potatoes with garlic salt, pepper and onion powder. I also added some diced green peppers to the potatoes. Then I added the sausage to the potatoes and mixed them.
I put the potato/sausage mix in a Tupperware lined with paper towel to soak up the excess grease.
Meanwhile, I whisked together the eggs, both cheeses, basil, and bisquik.
Then I GENEROUSLY oiled all of the spaces in a muffin tin and filled them about 3/4 full with the sausage and potatoes.
Last I poured the egg mixture over the sausage to fill the tins. Bake at 350 for 20 mins.
Look at how yummy these look!!!
Tips: make sure muffin tins are greased well to avoid sticking.
A plastic spatula works wonders to loosen the muffins from the pan before removing.
These freeze well for hearty breakfasts on the go!
You could follow the basic recipe for the eggs and add any variation for the insides...the possibilities are endless!
Adding some seasoning to the egg mixture would help offset the blandness of the bisquik, but a little salsa on top works well too!
Also, IMO, these would be better either without the potatoes, or with hash browns instead of diced.
Mikayla (Kelsy's sister)"
Let us know what you think!!!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
January 19, 2013 -- Day 19
A quick post from me today. I am going to replicate this pin:
Simple to make and would make a perfect addition to any room!
First pick a frame, you can use one you already have and do not use or you can go find one you like.
If you want to you can decorate the frame by painting it or adding embellishments, maybe I will cover an option tomorrow.
After your frame is ready, simply pick out a piece of fabric that matches the room you are putting the board in. Cut the Fabric to the size of the frame and put it in the frame, and close the frame like you normally would. If you are having trouble getting the fabric to line up right (like if the fabric has stripes) you can glue the fabric to the cardboard back of the frame.
Once frame is together you can use any dry erase marker on it. You can use wet erase but this can cause water to get caught in the frame and can ruin it.
Once again my computer does not want to read my card, so I will post pictures later!
Friday, January 18, 2013
January 18, 2013 - Day 18
Today I am making a purse out of a skirt! This is a lot easier then it will be to explain, and would be much easier with any other fabric then the leather I chose to use! (What was I thinking?)
Ok, So first get your fabric ready I cut two panels out of a skirt I picked up at a thrift store.
Print out this pattern and cut it, lay it on the fold of your fabric and cut out two pieces for each pattern. (Pattern is from this blog, it is not mine.)
Mark the pleat points and fold and press fabric to hold pleat. If you cannot press (iron) the fabric like me, you may have to get creative.
Sew across the pleat leaving a 1/4 allowance.
From here I got so wrapped up in what I was doing that I forgot to take pictures. Opps, but for step by step pictures you can go here, which are the directions I followed.
Next you add the zipper. Layer your fabric in this order to get the zipper on.
Outer fabric face up- bottom
zipper face down- middle
lining cloth face down- top
Sew the three layers, and repeat for the other side.
put the two outside layers (to make the shell of the purse) so the outside of the fabrics are touching and sew around the outside of the purse from zipper to zipper. Repeat this process with the lining, your purse will resemble the pillow I made here, and like the pillow leave about 1-2" of non sewn edge so you can flip the purse right-side out. Once you do finish closing up the edge. When you are done push the lining into the bag and this is what you will end up with! Pretty awesome!!
It is not a huge bag, but it is a great little clutch or make-up bag? Heck I could see making your kids one out of their choice of fabric and it would make a great pencil bag!
Over all this was not too hard, though next time I will use a lighter fabric! This has so much potential!
Let me know what you think!
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Thursday, January 17, 2013
January 17, 2013 - Day 17
Guess what! I was giving my office/craft room a much needed cleaning yesterday and I found my glow in the dark bracelets that I knew I had! So, now that I have all the items needed I am going to do the Fairies in a Jar, as requested by one of you!
So according to this site all you need to do is take your glow in the dark stick/necklace/bracelets (which ever you prefer) and cut them, pouring the contents into a jar. I used a mason jar like she did.
Next add your glitter, put the lid on, and shake.
If it works like she said it should, you will end up with a pretty jar of "fairies". Unfortunately mine did not turn out like that, however it was still pretty neat.
I even added water to get the glitter to float but it stopped the glow and just kind of made a mess.
If you have tried this project send me pictures, tips to make it work better, or alternatives! Personally, I think this would yield better results.
Let me know what you think,
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
January 16, 2013 -- Day 16
Today I am gonna tackle an easy pin today, edible glitter. I am not a glitter lover, but when it comes to decorating cakes and cookies sometimes you just have to give in to the glam. Edible glitter sounds like a perfect addition to any food decoration drawer.
Like I said easy pin, all you need is 1/4 cup sugar, food coloring, an oven-proof dish, and a spoon.
Put the sugar in the dish and add food coloring and stir, adding more color until desired color is achieved.
Bake at 325 for about 10 minutes. My hesitation with this project, is that when I think glitter, I think shiny, and I didn't really see this turning out glitter like.
But look at the sparkles! It isn't as fabulous as Dorthy's red shoes, but I have to say I am impressed!! Totally going to have to make this next time I make and decorate cookies!!
The glitter did come out a little clumpy, so once it is cooled you will want to break it up as much as you can with your fingers. You can use a fork or spoon but if you are like me the sound will kill you!
Anyway, make the glitter and show me how you use it!!!