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Christmas Crafts:Tulle Wreath

Monday, December 16, 2013

 Tulle Wreath 



What you need:
Tulle- in colors you choose
a wreath or a green craft circle
items to embellish your wreath


 Here's what I used.


Wrap your tulle around  until the original color of your wreath is camouflaged. 


Secure your tulle to your wreath. You can do this with a hot glue gun. 



I used this type of pin to secure my tulle. Does anyone know what this is called??


I didn't use any official measurements. I  measured my tulle by cutting several pieces of tulle and tying each piece around my wreath until I found a size I liked.Then I cut each color of tulle into pieces of my desired size.


Tie your tulle tightly around your wreath. 



 I choose a pattern of black, red, black, white, black, red....


Fluff it out, and cut it until all sides are even.

 

Add your extras and tada!!


                      Happy Crafting,


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DIY Christmas Crafts: Bling Ornament

Saturday, December 14, 2013




DIY Bling Ornament


"It is the most wonderful time of year" (in my best singing voice). This is the time of year were my crafting bug gets really excited. I am bringing you my favorite Christmas crafts for 7 days!!

What you need:
Mod Podge
Hot glue gun and sticks
foam brush (not pictured)
Paper circles (2 sets)
paper or sticker letters
Acrylic Bling Stones (purchased at Hobby Lobby)


I used my Cricut to cut out the shapes and letters. You could also easily cut them by hand or buy them at any craft store.




I used mod podge on the back of my letters to attach them to my black circles.


Be sure to center it.  Mod podge dries clear, crisis diverted. Tehehe!!


Cover each circle with mod podge. 


I had help from some little hands.


After my circle were dry I realized I needed to cut out more circles because these were no longer flat. 


So I cut out more circles.


I hot glued my new set of circles the on the back of my mod podged circles.


Here's a pic of the back and front of  two my finished circles. The second set of circles came out a little smaller than the first set (pure coincidence that totally worked out).



I hot glued my acrylic stones to the outside edge of my circle so that they hung over a bit. Now allow your hot glue to dry and that's it, all done!!

 






Happy Crafting,




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Walgreen's Sneak Peek Ad 12/8-12/14

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Here are a few great deals at Walgreen's this week. This sale starts 12/8-12/14. View the Sneak Peek ad here.

Hersey's candy-.59
Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix- .99
Nice seasoning-. 79
Hunt tomato sauce- 4 for $1 w/ store Q
Novelty Holiday candy -.99 ( great for stocking stuffers!)
Candy Canes-. 99
Gain Detergent- 4.99
Mailing Supplies-.39
Scott's tape dispensers-1.99
4 GB memory card or USB Drive -5.99
Hype Stereo Speaker-$15(great gift)
Disney bean Bag plush- 4.99
Holiday boxes,bows and wrapping paper- 50%off 
Women's scarves-  2 for $10
Johnson and Johnson and Aveno Baby Care-BOGO 50% off
Nice water 24 pk -$2.78
Scott's paper towels -$3.99

                           
                      Happy Shopping,


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Hot Deals: Spanx $25.90@ Ruelala.com!

Thursday, November 14, 2013






Run on over to Ruelala.com and check out the awesome deals on my favorite undergarment, SPANZ! If you have never tried these amazing, miracle workers them head over and snatch up a pair or two! Also gain a $10 credit from Ruelala.com just for signing up, making this deal even hotter!


Happy Shopping,


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Walgreen's Sneak Peek Ad

Friday, November 1, 2013


Domino Sugar 4lb bag- 1. 89
Carmex Lip Care- 4/$3 use this to make it 4/$2
Sleep Rescue $8- Free w/ RR
Eggs -.99 
Butterball Turkey Bacon-.99



Happy Shopping,

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Wedding Cake Cupcakes

Monday, October 7, 2013




These were the greatest cupcakes ever! I made these delicious jewels for my niece's 4th birthday.
They were a huge hit. Happy Birthday Rya! 


Making cupcakes has become my  newest passion.When I make  I always use my stand up blender, I am so in love with that thing!

Cupcakes
1 Package Duncan Hines French Vanilla Cake Mix
4 large eggs
1/2 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
8 oz. cream cheese

Frosting
2 sticks salted butter
8 oz. cream cheese
4 cups confectioner's sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


Making cupcakes has become my newest passion,when I make cupcakes I always use my stand up blender, I am so in love with that thing! This recipes works perfectly fine with a hand blender too!


First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, because this won't take long! :)

I start by mixing all my dry ingredients together first. Next I mix in my wet ingredients and my finally my cream cheese. It will look a little watery but that just means its perfect! 


Next, I line my cupcake pan with liners. After making tons of cupcakes I've come up with my own unconventional method of measuring how much to put into each liner. I use an ice cream scoop to scoop in equal amounts into each liner.



Bake for 15- 20 minutes, or until your toothpick comes out clean then  let them cool on a baking rack.

Now for frosting!(pics coming soon)

Blend two sticks of salted softened butter. Next add the cream cheese and blend it with the butter. Then, gradually add 1 cup of confectioner's sugar, mixing the sugar on medium speed between each cup until you've added 4 cups. Add a splash of milk if it becomes too thick. Now blend on high for 3 minutes until the frosting is fluffy. Finally, add the vanilla and almond extract to the frosting for about 1 minute.






Enjoy!




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Walgreen's Sneak Peak

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Highlights

Nestle candy bars- .49
Doritos and Lay's chips- $1.99
Coke products- 3 for $3
speed wheels cars- .59 (perfect stocking stuffers!)
Scotts Paper Towels 3.49 or 2.49 with this $1.00 off coupon

Happy shopping! 



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Walgreen's Sneak Peak Ad

Saturday, September 7, 2013


Highlights
2 for $1 Arizona Tea
Gallon Milk 2.99
Planter's Nutrition Energy Mix- FREE w/ RR
Dr. Pepper 2 liter soda- .88
Colgate toothpaste .99 w/RR

Find the Sneak Peak add here!

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Carnival Ticket Booth

Monday, September 2, 2013




I created this easy duct tape ticket booth for my son's carnival birthday party.


What you need:
Large cardboard box
white paint
2 rolls of red duct tape
box knife




I got this box from Lowe's, most appliance stores will give them to you if you ask.


I painted it white, using a roller and paint we picked up for $2 at The Habitat Store. 


Press the duct tape to the top,unroll the tape and secure the bottom. I didn't secure the middle of the tape until I was sure my lines were straight.


 One side done.


I cut a hole in the back with a box knife and created a duct tape handle.



I used the duct tape to frame out the window in my booth too!

Happy Crafting!!


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