Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve 2011


We are staying home today.
We decided to let the girls stay up til midnight tonight.
It is their first time doing this so what better way to ring in the new year than with colorful confetti!?
We had a bunch of random scraps of construction paper and so we just cut up a bunch.
Voila... confetti.

This arrived on my doorstep this afternoon.
Happy mail.
Fabric that is going to be turned into happy headwraps :)

These games are also in our future tonight.
Along with a Mario Kart tournament, a Dance off and
the EASIEST caramel corn ever!

Happy New Year!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Repost & a Winner



These were so fun to make.
You have to have patience!
They are my girls finger prints and then I let them draw the arms.
I then mod podged the paper onto the glass bubbles
and then super-glued a really strong magnet on the back.
I also wrote the girls names on the back with the year!
All the grandparents, aunts and uncles got a set :) They loved them!!!
It really only took about an hour total. The kids loved this activity!!!!
This was my super fun, easy sewing project for Christmas...
Tissue cozies. I got the tutorial here. Best part was everyone LOVED them!

The winner of the Clean water giveaway is...


Congratulations Tammi... email me so I can send you the goods :)
Thanks all that donated!






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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Teacher Gift

I am going to be drawing a name of one lucky winner
tomorrow for the Clean water giveaway :)
Stay tuned!!!

Today I am going to show you what I made
the girl's teachers for their Christmas gift!
I love how it turned out!
A chalkboard necklace! :)




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Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Monday

Happy Monday to you all!
Yesterday was my birthday.
I still am a little weirded out that I am 32.
I still feel like a kid some days.
Then I see my gray hairs peeking through and
it reminds me of my real age :)
Thank you gray hairs for keepin it real ;)

I cannot believe that this week is Christmas!
Wow where does the time go?

You still have time to enter in the clean water giveaway here.
Give the gift of water!
In one week with the help of YOU... Project 320 was able to raise enough money to fund one well!
AMAZING!!!

I still have a few last minute things I am making for gifts,
so I thought I would post the fun here this week!
Hope I can inspire you a little :)

Here is what I made my sister and brother-in-law for Christmas...
I had my nephew draw a picture of their family on Thanksgiving...
Then I stitched it up for them and framed it for their walls.
We had Christmas yesterday and they LOVED it :)
I got the idea from my sweet friend Crystal.
Let me just say that this was way harder than I thought it would be.
I totally bruised my thumb from the stupid embroidery needle.
So I highly recommend using Crystal for your special drawings!
It will be worth every penny!
Here is my nephew's original drawing...






I LOVE how it turned out!



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Friday, December 16, 2011

Clean Water



Right now as I type the smell of my husbands left over lunch is drifting into the living room.
It's tuna fish. BARF!
Guess what though?
I have clean water with a wave of my hand to clean it up!
I have clean water to shower off the smell, cause it may come down to that.
and
I have enough clean water to drink, hydrate my children
and not worry about anyone getting sick or even dying!

Not everyone has that luxury.
You might think water isn't a luxury.
But that's because you've never had to walk for
miles while leaving your children just for a little bit of dirty water.

Some of my friends have HUGE hearts.
Hearts for families just like ours without clean water.
Hearts to change the world!
I am jumping on board to help them build a well.
They have already built 3 wells in the past two years!
This year they want to build more :)

Here is how you can help...
Click onto the Project 320 page.
Donate as much as you are able.
For every $10 you donate you are entered into my giveaway.
So if you donate $20 you need to leave 2 comments to be entered twice...

This giveaway will include a stitched wall hanging.

and a $10 giftcard to Starbucks!

A TEN DOLLAR donation gives one person clean water for TEN YEARS!!!!

Be part of something amazing this Christmas!




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The Easiest Caramel Corn EVER!

Seriously this recipe doesn't involve a stove top or an oven. 
Only a microwave!

Ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar
1 stick of butter
1/4 cup light or dark Karo syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
12-16 cups of popped popcorn (2 bags of microwave popcorn)

Directions:
Place the popped popcorn in a large brown paper sack. (I use unsalted and un-buttered microwavable popcorn for the quickest results.)

Combine first 4 ingredients in a 2 quart microwavable dish. Cook in microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir. Repeat. Remove from microwave and stir in the baking soda. After you've mixed all together pour the syrup over the popcorn. Close the paper sack and shake for about 1-2 minutes. Place the paper sack in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute. Shake again and cook for another minute. Pour onto a cookie sheet and let cool. Don't eat this in one sitting :)


This seriously took me 10 minutes from start to finish!!!
Sadly it is half gone already!
Enjoy :)





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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Freebie Sunday :)



 
Feel free to right click and save this printable your computer :)
Please no sharing or using for profit! This is for personal use only.
Send your friends over for some freebie fun :)
Happy Sunday!
(This is formatted to 8.5"x11")




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Sunday, December 4, 2011

winner, winner, chicken dinner



Well let's just say the last 4 days have been busy.
Sorry for the delayed winner announcement.
Random number generator picked #1
Congratulations Sarah...

go ahead and "purchase" anything in my shop ;)
just email me what it is that you would like and
your mailing address!




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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy 400 post Giveaway!!!

I am excited to do a giveaway!
I haven't done one on the blog in awhile :)
I figured the easiest thing to do would be
to let the winner pick what they wanted :)
One lucky winner will be able to choose
ANY one thing in my shop! (sorry no custom orders)

I have quite a bit to choose from, so you should be able to find
at least one thing :)
 Maybe a book garland or a fabric bunting?
 A cake for an upcoming event?
 A headband for yourself or for a gift this holiday?
Possibly a Christmas cake? Or an advent cake (just start it a few days late?!).

Here are the rules!
You will have the opportunity to enter multiple times.
It's up to you how many times you want to enter!

Entry options:

1. Leave a comment telling me the one thing you would choose from my shop and why?!

2. Blog about this giveaway using my blog button. You can grab it in the upper right hand corner. Come back and leave another comment telling me you did so. I would love to discover new blogs :)





3. Go to Facebook and leave a direct link back to this blog telling all your friends about this giveaway :) leave another comment telling me you did that!

4. Tweet this giveaway over on Twitter and come back and tell me you did that :)

That is a total of 4 ways to enter!
Have fun :)
You have until Saturday, December 3, 2011 to enter.
I will draw a name using random.org!
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