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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #39 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,



Welcome to the 39th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 


We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had 406 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on these different blogs

Your link will appear on the blogs of


This weeks 
Featured Bloggers


The Easiest Princess Anna Inspired Cape Ruffles And Rain Boots

Simple FROZEN Inspired Princess Anna Cape

This might come as a surprise to you, but it’s cold and rainy a lot here in Seattle in the fall and winter months. Newsflash, right? Anyway, it’s cold and rainy and fleece is cheap, so I am making some accessories for the munchkin’s dress up costumes. Whether trick-or-treating for Halloween or just traipsing about Disney (or the grocery) in the fall or winter, our happy-go-lucky little Princess Anna will be prepared with a caplet to accompany her Princess Anna dress up apron.

Here is another super simple easy weeknight meal that your family will surely love. I have been on this easy dinner kick lately. Everyone loves pizza right? We only have one free weeknight in our house this school year so fast and easy dinner ideas are a must. I refuse to succumb to the drive through. I just wont do it!

Use what you already have.
Use colorful items as accents.
Add items from the great outdoors.
Use candles. Lots of candles.
Get creative and use different colors, textures and shapes.
Add a little silver or gold spray paint for some glam.
Vary heights and layer.


DIY Garden Tic Tac Toe Game
My boys LOVE playing Tic Tac Toe! Whenever my 8 year old gets a scrap of paper, it’s instantly filled with tic tac toe grids and he’s asking all of us if we want to play. On our road trip this past summer we came across a garden tic tac toe game at the Montana Zoo and I absolutely loved the idea and knew it was one DIY project that I had to make! It wasn’t too hard to make, either, but I didn’t have any motivation to work on the project once I bought the supplies until the weather finally started cooling down here in Phoenix so we could set up our garden tic tac toe game outdoors and try it out.



Kids and adults alike will gobble up these delicious and friendly Frankenstein frozen banana pops. A yummy after school treat or a sweet addition to your Halloween party. They are so simple to put together that the kids can help from start to finish making it not only a great snack but a super fun activity to do together (you can also convince yourself that they are healthy since its fresh fruit). If you want to lighten up this snack you can probably use yogurt in place of white chocolate to coat your bananas. This recipe makes 8 small pops but can easily be doubled or tripled

A Scary Halloween - Penny's Vintage Home

H and I took a little drive today to see the Halloween yard decor ......eek......I'm gonna have night mares tonight! Who thinks I should have took a selfie with this guy!

New Lil' Book Caddy - Shabby Gals

I found this little wooden caddy awhile back and painted it yellow. I didn't like the results and decided to paint it a mint color. I absolutely love this color right now and happened to score this quart for a dollar at Home Depot awhile back. I actually would like to paint my daughter's room this color and accent her room with pink and yellow hues

How many times in your spiritual walk have you found yourself needing guidance or wish you had someone that you trust to talk about a problem you were having? Over the last few years, I’ve become more intentional about reading and studying the Bible and I’ve became very interested in what it takes to be a Titus 2 and Proverbs 31 woman.

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies - Sweet and Spicy Monkey

It’s finally here, my favorite season of the year, Fall! I love the cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves during this time, not to mention it’s football season..Yaay! 
And while everyone else is making everything pumpkin and apple right now, I’m off in another direction, marching to the beat of a different drummer, going towards….wait for it…..peanut butter! Ah yes, the creaminess and peanutty deliciousness of peanut butter.

Nanaimo Bars and Some Canada Love - Jenn's Random Scraps

Last year I shared a recipe for my favourite cheesecake, from my favourite Victoria restaurant. It is truly the best cheesecake I've ever eaten. Just like these Nanaimo Bars are among the best bars I've ever had. They've always been one of my favourite sweet treats, and coincidentally also come from Vancouver Island. Nanaimo, obviously.

holland-in-his-sling
Just eight days shy of his second birthday, Holland took a spill off of the couch and broke a bone.
We had spent one night in our new home, I was upstairs in the kitchen putting the kids dinner together, and I heard a thump and some crying. I had left both children on the couch, watching a television show, innocent enough. But toddlers are not predictable. In fact, they are quite the opposite.

Cocktail: Candy Corn Pain Killer - Pink Heels Pink Truck

We were playing around with pumpkin puree making two different kinds of pumpkin cocktails and this one was AMAZING! We started off with the intentions of using rum (traditional Pain Killer ingredient), which was great but not something I would rave about. We had some candy corn infused vodka remaining and substituted the rum with the infused vodka, the end result was FALL heaven. I hope you enjoy this Candy Corn Pain Killer Cocktail!

DIY Photo Collage Letters - Anything and Everything

A few weekends ago was spent celebrating with my friend that will be moving away to San Diego. So today I am sharing this personalized gift that a friend and I made for her. We wanted to make something that represented SLC and also all the fun times we had together with our group of girlfriends. So being that we live in Salt Lake City, we decided to get some wood blocks that say SLC and put a photo collage of all the fun times we had together in with the girls!

Valentia Even Glow Serum - 6
I tested the Valentia Even Glow Serum by applying the product to my freshly washed face (using my regular cleansing products) once a day at bedtime – without moisturizer – over a period of a few weeks so I could see if I noticed a difference in the appearance and texture of my skin.

mirror over fire place
I have an amazing home tour to share with you today! This house belongs to my husband’s cousin, Cindy. Cindy was gracious enough to have my daughter and I over to photograph her home and share her story with us. I called this A House Tour and A Love Story because to Cindy and her husband, Gary, creating this home was a labor of love. Wait until you see what they did with the place with an eye for design and an ultimate DIY attitude!


Everyone who drinks my sweet tea always says, "How do you make sweet tea? I love this!"

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Stop by and see the new travel neck pillow I made for our friend and sponsor. He is a huge Detroit Tigers Baseball fan!!

Have a great week!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Another Travel Neck Pillow

Hello Everyone,

I have been busy making our sponsors who are now are very good friends thank you gifts. They made us feel so welcome when we arrived here in Germany and have been such wonderful and dear friends. I wanted to make them personal gifts and as I got to know them I knew exactly what to make.

Today I made a neck pillow for Daisy's dad. He is a big Detroit Tigers fan and I knew this would be a great gift for him. I found this great tutorial at Simple Quilts and Sewing.

Here are the instructions for the tab:

  • I added the tab by cutting a 3" x 5" piece of fabric.
  • Fold both sides towards the middle and then fold in half again. I pressed using a pressing cloth because it was fleece.
  • Fold in half lengthwise and press again.
  • Stitch all around and sew into pillow.


I made neck pillows before here, but, not with a tab so it can be attached to one of your bags while travelling.

I am now working on the last gift for Daisy's Mom. I can't wait to give it to her!!

Last week I made a fur baby coat for their sweet pup Daisy. Holly and Daisy became very close friends too. They love their walks together and sleepovers. I gave it to Daisy's Mom and Dad and they loved it. They can't wait to put it on her when the weather changes here.You can read about it here. Here is the link for the pattern that I used. I can't wait to see it on her.


I am linking up with these wonderful parties, Remodelaholic, More the Merrier and TCB.

I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #38 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,



         

 Welcome to the 38th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

25 Blogs  -  1 Party

and

Giveaway!!


We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  337 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on these different blogs

Your link will appear on the blogs of


This weeks 
Featured Bloggers


... and a Denim Shirt Cushion Cover from Buttons and Paint


I randomly found a denim shirt in my fabric stash.... probably bought from a charity shop 'just incase'! I'm glad I did buy it though, as it meant I had something to upcycle into a cushion cover!



In my last post, I shared Part 1 of my Fall/Halloween Decor in our Living Room.
Please Click HERE if you missed it!



halloween spooky pumpkin carvings
This year why not try give your jack-o’-lantern a new groove with these unique pumpkin carving ideas and designs.

We love pizza, as most people do! I make it normally about once a week using those pizza crusts you can find in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. My parents gave me this tip about how good they were about 2 years ago and I haven’t looked back since!

 
As much as I LOVE this time of year, for some reason I've never really gotten into decorating for it. But, this year’s a little bit different! As a new blogger, I find myself getting swept away by the excitement and beauty of this Fall decor that’s surrounding me.

Mini Oreo Cheesecake from Titi Crafty

I learned the bease for a cheesecake recipe from my mom when I was a teen and I hadn’t changed it a bit.



Doing a full-on beauty stash clear-out after neglecting it for a while is pretty grim. It’s really not pretty.

What do you look for in a friend? from Penny A. Zeller

I recently watched the movie Mom’s Night Out for the second time. I love this movie and highly recommend it. One of my favorite things is the friendship between Allyson and Izzy. They’ve been best friends since grade school, and while they have totally different 0personalities, they can rely on each other no matter what. Even when Allyson has a major meltdown, Izzy is still her best friend, cheering her on…and being there for Allyson through thick and thin.



I wasn't going to make a FROZEN inspired Olaf dress up apron until some friends of ours suggested that all of our kids go together as the cast of FROZEN for Halloween this year (thanks Ang and Kris!). Because I’ve already made FROZEN inspired Princess Anna and Queen Elsa costumes, the only one left was this little cutie. When sketching out this Olaf costume, I designed it while keeping a certain young man in mind. That adorable, precocious little flirt of a fellow has a sensory processing disorder so whatever I designed couldn’t have a hood or anything on his face because he doesn't like that.


HONEY SPICE STREUSEL MUFFINS from Annie's Noms

Honey Spice Streusel Muffins | Annie's Noms - These Honey Spice Streusel Muffins are just perfect for your breakfast! Soft, sweet and spicy with the added crunch of a streusel topping. Yoghurt makes these muffins tender and soft, whilst the honey sweetens and adds a tang which is perfectly complimented by the spices; an Autumnal taste sensation!
These Honey Spice Streusel Muffins are just perfect for your breakfast! Soft, sweet and spicy with the added crunch of a streusel topping. Yogurt makes these muffins tender and soft, whilst the honey sweetens and adds a tang which is perfectly complimented by the spices; an Autumnal taste sensation!


We have done scavenger hunts in a couple different ways 1) creating a chart with photos and words on the computer (see below for a FREE printable) or 2) hand drawing the pictures of the items and writing out the word. For older children you could just write out a list of items to find. I also like the idea of re-enforcing numbers by having S find 5 rocks or 8 leaves.


There are lots of items I would consider absolutely essential as a mom, but honestly there’s only one item I can’t go 20 minutes without and that’s my phone. And it’s not because I’m playing Candy Crush or posting pictures on Facebook. It’s because of the collection of free apps I’ve gathered that tell me what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Ones that calm my baby, put him to sleep, then calm me. And ones that tell me what’s going on outside the world of baby. And for those moments when I do have time to post on Facebook, it makes the process possible (and fun).



Turn Coke tins into Beautiful Candle Votives from Let's Make It Lovely



Be it Diwali or Christmas, this is a perfect craft for the coming up holiday season. Wouldn't it make a lovely gift for friends or family? Or how about just adding a little accent decor piece to any corner in your home? All you need to do is save some soft drink tins and get started. Before I begin on how I did it, let me tell you my inspiration for this one came from these Brass Candle holders when I was searching Google images for Diwali decor ideas. Let's get started.

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25 times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others too. Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health and fitness, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly.

Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..
  • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.
  • Please Link to your family friendly post 
  • I'd love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it's totally optional
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  • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

A gift from Holly to her friend

Hello Everyone,

Holly wanted to make a gift for her friend Daisy. They have become close friends in Germany and didn't want her to get cold this winter.

I don't have pictures of Daisy in the coat yet, but, I will.

 
The pattern is See and Sew #B5275 and the fabric is from Joann.

Here is a reminder of how Holly looked in her coat:


I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!

I am linking up with these wonderful partiesRemodelaholicMore the Merrier and TCB.

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