April 30, 2010
April 27, 2010
April 24, 2010
My kids really liked the idea. I'm curious how long they will last, hopefully no kids thinks to step on the container. Man I would be sad =(
Cost was the containers - they came in a 4 pack for $2.33 @ Wal-Mart, packing tape had on hand. Time to create 15-25 minutes (had children helping)
April 23, 2010
When out on my adventure in blog world I came across this amazing blog Sisters Stuff, http://www.sisterstuff.blogspot.com/ and when I saw their home page with the cute box I remembered I purchased that same box (at Robert's Craft in Utah) and haven't done anything with it yet. It had a ding in the corner but the paper covers it great.I heart ribbon! My girlfriend and I share ribbon all the time so next time you need something ask a friend.To bad the handle wouldn't stay up so I had to get creative to make it stay to take the picture. I took a paper clip & bent it to hold up the handle to take the picture.The tabs/dividers for inside the box.Do you recognize what I used to make the dividers?Old Manila folders!
April 22, 2010
Cut off the legs of the jeans where the holes are at the knees. Turn the pants now shorts inside out and fold edge about an 1 inch, this will give the edge of shorts to look the finished look. Pin in place to hold edge together.
Find matching ribbon. I ended up using some ribbon I had on hand that was double sided. Cut ribbon into 2 1/2 inch strips, fold in half and pin around the edge of the bottom of the shorts. Make sure the ribbon is hanging off the shorts so when you turn them right side out the ribbon will showing and not hiding inside the shorts. Leave a little grab between each ribbon strip. The amount of strips will all depend on what size of pants/shorts used. I used size 3T pants and ended up using 18 strips of ribbon for each leg.
Sew a straight stitch around the edge of the ribbon. I decided to sew two times around for more durability. Plus I liked the effect too!
This pair of shorts I had to doctor. The hole was above the knee and so I made a patch with the jean leg I cut off. Not to bad if I say so myself.
April 21, 2010
April 17, 2010
Have you heard the news! I'm a fan of Dairy Queen and they send me new promotions, for the week of April 19-25 visit Dairy Queen for a sweet treat!
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Check out there website for a location near you and see if your local Dairy Queen has the same deal.
April 15, 2010
CHOCOLATE GUNK CAKE by Helen DowDell
1 small pkg chocolate pudding and pie filling (not instant)
1 pkg chocolate cake mix, powder only (no eggs, oil, water, etc)
1 c chocolate chips
1/2 c nuts , if desired
cook the chocolate pudding according to the instructions. Let cool a few minutes, then stir in 1 chocolate cake powder mix. Mix well and spread in a 9x13 greased and floured cake pan. Top with chocolate chips and nuts. Bake @ 350* for 30 minutes.
WAFFLE IRON COOKIES
1/2 c melted margarine
1 c flour
3/4 c sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 Tablespoons cocoa (can use Carob powder equal amounts)
mix margarine, sugar, eggs and chocolate together. Then add flour and vanilla. Place a heaping spoonful onto a hot (sprayed with Pam) waffle iron. Let cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Lift off with fork cook and frost if desired, which I recommend. (can frosting works great)
2 pkgs white chocolate chips
1/2 pkg Toffee bits
In the microwave melt the white chocolate chips, just until soft. Stir well and take out of microwave. Add the toffee bits. Stir well. Spread evenly on a small cookie sheet with a lip or small 8x8 pan lined with foil. Refrigerate. When set, cut into small pieces.
April 14, 2010
I've worked on my family room (which I think will always be a work in progress), toy closet, my bedroom, my girls room, and now the kids bathroom. I found a picture in a magazine many years ago of the bathroom wall only painted 2/3 the way up with a shelf. LOVED IT! While the kids where away I thought what a great time to do something fun for them plus not have little fingers in the paint too! ah ha yes!
I've been trying to be good about spend money and trying to look around the house before I shop. I hit the garage for our paint supply and this is what I came up with....
Left over paint from the toy closet. YELLOW AND BLUE make green, well aqua since that's what I was going for.(2 parts blue 1 part yellow). Do to the bathroom layout I couldn't do the shelf but remembered I had some chair rail that I'd been holding onto for 5 years. Oh, yes I forgot to mention when we moved in, it happened to be a new subdivision and you know what that means, Dumpster Diving!!! The chair rail was FREE.
No Cost, everything I had on hand
April 13, 2010
This is not the first time I've organized this cabinet but I hope this design will work this time. The craft cabinet is full of Play-doh, coloring books, crayons, markers, etc. Originally I had the big boxes below full of Play-doh tools (which works great) and full of coloring books...not working so well. I have these old cardboard magazine holders that I stopped using when I decided I would only keep the page I liked in the magazine verse the entire magazine. Take a look with the finished product.
If you are wanting to get organized start with something small and decided what would work best for the area you are organizing. Then look around the house to see if you have anything that would work. Organizing gets expensive and if you don't have extra money to do it get creative and think outside the box.