Monday, September 30, 2013

Paper Girls Fall Blog Hop

Hey there everybody!!! Thanks for swinging by. 
You should have come here from Becci's Blog if not, 
just start at the very beginning at the Paper Girl's Blog
You won't want to miss out. 
There's a great prize up for grabs for your effort :)

Without further ado here's the project I put together for our Fall Decor theme.

I used  a frame I had on hand, some old book pages, SRM sentiment sticker, twill alpha and some washi tape to make this decor item. It's sitting on my made over stereo cabinet right now making my home sing with fall happiness!!!

How about a little extra help with that “Fall Decor”? The Paper Girls Challenge Blog has a Scrapbook Pal gift card up for grabs, which means you're asking what do you have to do to participate?

How do you get your hands on the gift card? Would you like a chance to win? 

Get an entry for commenting on each of the blog posts

 "Like" the Paper Girls Challenge on Facebook
and being a follower on our blog (all are required for an entry). 

You have until Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 11:59pm MST to comment. We will announce the winner on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 9:00 am MST. International readers are welcome to play along but currently we are only shipping prize packs to the US and Canada due to shipping costs.
I hope you have a super day!

NOW head on over to  DEBORAH'S BLOG 
and see here AMAZING CREATION!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Thrifty Thursday: Vintage Plaid Dress

While out thrifting at our local Salvation Army this blue plaid number caught my eye. At first I thought it was a little busy. Then, I said, "The heck with it!", and tried it on. I really liked the way it fit and for a dollar you just can't go wrong ;).

At first I thought I'd pair it with a red belt but I just don't seem to have one that works. This wide navy one did the trick. Normally, I am a person that likes my belt and shoes to go together or at least my necklace and my shoes but I think this is one dress that can pull off the different colors :).

I added a vintage red plastic bead necklace to finish it of and ended up wearing my black bow pumps.

Now if I could just do something with this hair.
Hope you have a superdy duperdy thrifty day.

Dress: $1
Belt: $1
Necklace: $1
Leather Peep Toe Pumps: $1
Total Cost

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

After School Snack: Chocolate Fondue Muffin Tin

Filling up a muffin tin for my kids' after school snack is a snap. I made the fondue in the morning and just reheated a little right before they got home.

I served it with apples, bananas, pretzels and graham crackers.

My made-up fondue recipe. :) based on what my friend made the other night.
1 c. heavy whipping cream
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
Heat these three ingredients on medium low until the milk starts to hang off the spoon when dipped.
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate)
1 c. peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
Heat thoroughly and serve.
Have a sweet day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop Challenge #16

Yay, for Sweet Stamp Shop Challenge #16. I love the colors and the sketch. I used the sentiment from the
Spin Me stamp set.

The branch is from the Pocket Silhouette set from Stampin' Up.

Stampin' Up More Mustard ink.
Distress Inks in
Mustard Seed
Wild Honey
Festive Berries
Hope you're having a super duper day of creating!

Pinspired Challenge #17 Happiness

Inspiration Pin

I had a wonderful crafty night last night and got to make this card for Pinspired Challenge #17
The pin inspiration was so bright and cheery to work with. I began by coloring a panel with Peacock Feather Distress ink and dripping water all over it.
I used the Direction of Happy Unity stamp for the front panel with Kaleidoscope ink and Picked Raspberry Distress ink.
Come join in the fun!
Have a great day.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sweet Stamp Shop UWYH Challenge #16

 I'm participating in Sweet Stamp Shop's Use What You Have Challenge #16.

This is the inspiration picture and sketch.
Here are a few things I've had for quite some time. Those Sticky Stitches have been with me for YEARS!
So I got busy and made a fun little card.

So, here's the card I created based on the inspiration picture. I used the Against the Grain stamp set.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Homemade Laundry Detergent

I've been making my own laundry soap for over a year now. I've changed it up a little from when I first started.. This is actually the first time that I've ever used ZOTE instead of Fels Naptha bar soap. I started using the Purex crystals with the last batch I made.
So, to clarify, this is my third batch of detergent and it's been over a year. :) I use one scoop (the one from the SUN bucket) for each load of laundry. It lasts a long time. I have a family of six and I do a load of laundry just about every day of the week, if not two loads.

The only real "work" you have to do is to grate your bars of ZOTE.
I just layer my ingredients into the container and kind of mix as I go along. I grate the ZOTE directly into the container.

I bought this container at Costco. It's a Buddeez brand and was part of a set.It has a flip top lid.
If you're sensitive to smells you'll probably want to stick with the FELS NAPTHA and leave out the Purex Crystals. If you do use the FELS you'll want three bars, the ZOTE is larger and less expensive.
There you have it. We're good for anther 5-6 months.
PS, my daughter has super sensitive skin and she has no problems with this detergent.