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February 28, 2010
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February 26, 2010
February 25, 2010
I just remembered I made this cute spring flower wreath last week. I made it in hopes that it would get Spring here faster...hasn't worked yet! I just hung it today, so now maybe it will work!
Wish me luck! Thank goodness I have my mother-in-law's help!!!
February 24, 2010
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February 17, 2010
The night of his spa retreat, he came home to a candlelight dinner. We had a light, healthy meal - sushi. This wasn't just any ordinary sushi, it's what I like to call 'faux sushi'. He and I have only had sushi once. We liked it, but haven't tried it enough to love it...yet. So I created my own kind. And to drink (we like the hard stuff) Crystal Light with Cranberry Garnish! The Sushi recipe, along with all of my other concoctions for the night are at the end of this post.
Concoctions and Recipes
Eucalyptus Steam Shower/Towel
Fill a spray bottle with water and add a few drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil:
Spray all over shower and put shower on hottest temp until you get in.
For the steamy towel, get a washcloth wet with hot water, spray the towel with spray bottle, heat in microwave about 20 seconds.
February 16, 2010
Any kind of frame
Wire/String/Chicken Wire - (your choice)
(the soft kind, your earrings will not poke through if it is hard)
Here is an old frame I had...
I painted in black, then sanded itTook my cork board and cut it to fit in one of the sides of my frame...Wrapped one of my fabrics around it and glued the ends
PS: aren't those cute pink, green, and blue stud button earrings the cutest? I got them HERE.
It not only makes a great jewelry stand, but also an added home-decor item!
Isn't it cute?
February 15, 2010
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February 11, 2010
So, Charli is lucky enough to have 4 full sets of grandparents, and 2 sets of grandmas. For Valentines, we wanted to give them something unique & sweet to show how much we love them! It starts with
1. Small terracotta pots
2. Paint them [black]
3. Embellish [hearts], put on with mod-podge
When I am giving things to many people, I like to keep things neutral and simple, so they can re-use if they want.
4. Fill with candy, YUM!
5. And your favorite treat on a lollipop stick!
February 10, 2010
When I first saw these cookies I thought they were so cute, I didn't know if they'd be good or not, I was just drawn to their looks! After making them...I wanted to eat them all, they were so good!
Try them for yourself!
Sugar Cookie Dough
Heart Cookie Cutter
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. shortening
There are a few different ways you can do this. You can either make your own home-made sugar cookie recipe (soft and fluffy), or you can do what I did (short on time) and go get the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough roll. (These cookies will be more crispy, which I thought tasted really yummy under the chocolate). If you choose to make your own cookie dough, let me know how they taste!
While letting the cookies cool, heat in a pan the chocolate chips, and 1 T. shortening. Heat and mix until smooth. Remove from heat and dip half of the cookies into the chocolate, sprinkle with sprinkles, and let set. You can also drizzle the chocolate, if that's what you choose.
Instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips you can use any candy melt you choose. Strawberry would be good, vanilla too. I really wanted to use Hershey's raspberry chocolate chips, but apparently they don't make them anymore. :(
Just remember, when using chocolate chips, the chocolate takes a while longer to set up than your average chocolate bark or candy melt!
After they are all set up, enjoy! They are super-delightful!
February 9, 2010
Finally, here is the tutorial you have all been waiting for! Sorry we have been flaky lately, but I have to blame it on my stupid camera. So all these pictures here are taken with an iPhone. I apologize!
This is just a totally, basic flower. We are showing the absolute basic because there are endless ways to embellish these. With beads, tulle, jewels, and more, you can make these totally unique! There are also other styles of flowers, ...we will maybe show those later down the road. But here are the steps to make it:
Find desired fabric and tear/cut about 18in x 1in (these are rough estimates, you can really decide for yourself the measurements based on how big/ruffly/small you want it.) I promise, you cannot mess these flowers up!
Tear/cut fabric about 18in x 1.5 inches (a little wider than the last). Remember, these are just rough measurements. Once you make a lot of these, you will find that you can pretty much just work with whatever you choose to rip!
Now, there is only one clip we like using for our fashion clips. You can use a pin of course, but when we use a clip we like to use this kind:
Hope that tutorial helped! We wanna see all your cute flowers. So e-mail them to us when you have made them! And we will be posting some yummy treats for V-day in the next few days so watch out for those too!