Thursday, February 28, 2013

Weekend Show Off Party!

Happy Weekend (Almost) Friends! 

Ladybird Ln
Last week we had 129 links almost a new record!  Thanks everyone, I love to have you!

Andrea Arch shared a super easy, but darling football onesie!  How cute is that!

gallery wall pretty much done
Daisy Jayne shared the Gallery wall she has created, it is breathtaking!  I am terribly scared to hang anything on my walls, so this gave me hope!

It is that time of year again, My Sisters Pantry shares her tips on getting seedlings to start!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Count Down to St. Patrick's Day with Irish Blessings!

It is getting to be that time of year, the snow is brown, the sun is shining, yet it is still below freezing... we need a little cheer in our life around these parts. I have never done too much for St. Patrick's Day in the past, but this year we are going green (get it, duh)!  

 The one thing I have found about St. Patrick's day that I absolutely love are traditional Irish Blessings.

You know little pieces of wisdom that have been handed for generations from good Irish folk.  They are full of wit, sweet, and will brighten your day!  This year I thought it would be fun to make a countdown to St. Patrick's Day using Irish Blessings.

I made an Irish Blessing Countdown Garland..

Items Needed

Irish Blessings (You can download the17 Iris Blessings I created at my Etsy Shop HERE)
Plastic Wrap
Candy (optional)
Some sort of ribbon or twine!

 Roll plastic wrap carefully out on the floor, place Irish Blessings about 2 1/2 inches apart.  Place Candy on them if desired.  I used Rollos and Hershey Kisses, I wanted to find those gold chocolate coin things, but I could not find them anywhere... it is a conspiracy.

Carefully wrap the plastic wrap over the Irish Blessings like a sandwich, and tie between each blessing.

 There you have it, Easy Peasy! Having Irish Blessings ready to print makes this project so easy, and I am not just saying that because I am selling them... Ok maybe I am, but it is easy, and for $4 it is totally worth it, to not have to go through the hassle of making your own!

 My kids are so excited to start opening these!

You can purchase the 17 Irish Blessing Printables I created at my Etsy Shop for $4, and I will send you a PDF you can print off from home!  I wanted to keep it at a really good price so everyone could enjoy them!

I like to LINK to these parties!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Crafting For a Cause: Pillow Case Dresses.

My sweet Friend Amy over at One Artsy Mama, is helping a friend Mallory collect Pillow Case dresses for girls in need over in Uganda.  Mallory is a remarkable young lady who started Project Yesu, you can read more about it HERE!


Mallory is planning a trip for Uganda in June, and needs Pillow Case Dresses for the many girls in need in Uganda. 

Want to HELP?

Making a pillow dress is easy, and a great beginner project.  You can find a simple tutorial at Sew Like My Mom.
Never fear, you can also make a no-sew pillowcase dress...believe it or not, it's simple and just as nice! Here's a tutorial from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
Or do you remember this guest post from Simple Simon and Co, you can make a pillowcase dress out of an actual pillowcase in just 15 minutes!  This one was  made one from a beautiful vintage pillowcase.

So what do you think?  Let's all chip in and make a pillowcase dress!  They will take any size, any color, whatever you can do willbe great.  So make it a family project,  a church project, or a blog project!  Let's help these girls out!

The deadline is May 31st!
Completed dresses can be shipped to:
Project Yesu
c/o Rory Fundora
1178 Willow Bend Drive
Clarksville, TN 37043

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Weekend Show Off Party (2-21)

Ladybird Ln

Thanks everyone for coming, I hope you are having a fantastic Week!

Last week....

Family Home and Life shared the Peanut Butter and Jelly game, my kids would love this, plus it looks easy and so creative!

DIY with Grant and Kiley shared Love Note Art, what a fun idea!

The Closet Crafter shared a darling half-square triangle quilt, I really love the colors!

Need a snack? How do Cookie Dough Truffles sound, head on over to Monkey See Monkey DO!

What have you been up to?

Add some Fizzle to your life! {DIY bath fizzies}

 This is a project I did over Valentines, but thanks to my camera cord could not post it sooner... but it does not need to be for Valentines Day, we can all use some fizzle in our life all the time right!  And these bath fizzies will do just the trick!

 I love Valentines Day, and I love giving unique Valentines that will make friends/family smile.  This year for my my neices, and family I made some Bath Fizzies... You know the kind you put in a warm tub of water, and they make the bath fizz, and then feel like silk.  Anyway, I thought it would be fun and different and does not involve sugar!

I found this recipe at Martha Stewart Crafts, love her!
Homemade Bath Fizzies

1/2 cup citric acid
1 cup baking soda
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup Epsom Salt
About 6 drops food coloring
10 to 15 drops essential oil(s)

spray bottle
Silicone ice cube trays/molds, I used a heart cupcake mold.

Stir together citric acid, baking soda, Epsom Salt, and cornstarch in a glass measuring cup.
Mix mixture together with a wire whisk.

Fill spray bottle with water, and add food coloring. Spritz mixture lightly (it should become damp but not fizzy) until you can pack mixture with your hands. It should be roughly the consistency of pie crust before you add the water.
Add oil, 1 drop at a time, until strength of scent is to your liking. Using a metal spoon or your hands, mix ingredients until color is even throughout (mixture will begin to dry out; when this happens, spritz until packable again). 

Spoon into ice-cube tray, or molds, I prefer silicone, because they are easy to pop out, . If the mixture begins to expand after pressing firmly, you have too much water.  Put mixture back into the bowl and let dry out for several minutes.  (This happened to me a few times).  If the mixture is too wet, it will not set up properly. 
Let dry at room temperature overnight. Pop out of tray gently. 

These are the fizzies we made for Valentines gifts!

These bath fizzies are easy and turn out great, my kids love them, and it makes bath time fun!

*Note: I found my Citric Acid at the local feed store, we use it to clean out the water lines to our turkey sheds... but I hear you can also find it at whole food stores, or even whine making stores!*
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Weekend Show Off Party! Happy Valentines!

Happy Valentines!

I hope you had a great Valentines filled with the ones you love, I sure did!

Sorry about the lack of posting this week, it has been crazy, and my camera cord to my computer stopped working... it shows my camera is there but won't download.  The camera shows the pictures, I bought an external SD card reader, so we shall try again next week.

Last week,

My Health Jotter, shared foods to eat to get healthy glowing skin.  Whoever said pregnant woman look glowing has not seen me, I look tired and green 24/7 lol.

I Quilt for Fun shared a beautiful quilt!  Seriously all I can say is WOW, 2.5" blacks 1" sashing, it is
just incredible!
Giant Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls
My Recipe Magic Shared Giant flufffy cinnamon rolls need I say more?

What have you been up to?

Thursday, February 7, 2013

WeEkEnD ShOw OfF PaRtY!

Welcome to the Weekend!
Ladybird Ln

Last week....

The Blackberry Vine shared a fun simple Valentine Teacher present!

I love this 'I dig you' Valentine from Just us four!

Lady Behind the Curtain - Brownie Pretzel Bites
Lady Behind the Curtain Dazzled us with her Brownie Pretzel Bites, YUM!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Popcorn Ball that smelled so Sweet!

I just love gooey treats!  My family has been watching The Waltons series, during these long winter months... Have you ever noticed they stopped making television shows the whole family enjoys?  Anyway, on one of the episodes Momma Walton makes Popcorn Balls with her kids, my kids thought we should make some as well!  So here it is, I am sure that is Momma Walton approved!

Popcorn Balls

3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup margarine
2 teaspoons cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cup marshmallows
½ teaspoon salt
Red cinnamon gummy candy
18 cups plain popped popcorn

In a large bowl, mix the plain popcorn and the red cinnamon gummy candy, set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, margarine, cold water, confectioners' sugar, salt, and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Add vanilla. Carefully combine the hot mixture with the popcorn, coating each kernel.
Grease hands with vegetable shortening and quickly shape the coated popcorn into balls before it cools. Wrap with cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

Find the largest bowl you can... trust me!
 Sweet and Salty goodness!

My favorite sticky helpers!

 Delicious, the perfect blend of sweet and salty! These are gooey but not overly sticky, which I appreciate as a mom!

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