Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Awesome Things

1. Krystal's Pick: Bunny Silhouette by The Crafty Lumberjacks
2. Victoria's Pick: Bunny Mason Jars by Artsy Creations
3. Ashley's Pick: Newspaper chalkboard wall by Delineate your Dwelling
4. Randi's Pick: Easter Egg Garland by The Jenny Evolution
This week I chose to feature the Bunny Mason Jars (with free printable!) over at Artzy Creations. First off, you all know I love printables, but secondly, it's a seemingly easy project with a big pay off, and could be used for virtually any event/holiday/reason. Thank you for linking up!!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Awesome Things

IT'S TUESDAY!

Which means it is time to party, but before we can get to that we need to talk about last weeks features. Randi's Pick- funny dancing eggs! These are ridiculously easy and I bet they provide hours of entertainment for kids (and adults). They remind me of the weebles, and now the weebles ditty will be stuck in my head ALL day! *Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down!*
Frog in a pocket: Funny Dancing Eggs
Krystal's Pick- applesauce monster cookies! I love when a bad recipe goes good, and this one is at the top of my list. By adding applesauce into her cookie recipe she is making the world's softest cookies. Swirl in oats, peanut butter, chocolate AND m & m's and how can it be a miss!
Applesauce Monster Cookies with SimplyGloria.com ‪#‎cookies‬
Victoria's Pick - healthy Easter treat! I love to pretend I'm eating healthy and by layering greek yogurt and whipped cream it's even easier! I think I could convince all three of my kids that this was a dessert food before adding the Peep on top, but with that one there it's a no brainer! What a fun spin on a traditional parfait!
Healthy Easter Treat
Ashley's Pick- chocolate mousse cake! I'm not gluten free, but if it means I can eat things that look as good as this I will pretend to be! This luscious chocolate mousse on top of a hazelnut crust has me wishing I wasn't trying to lost a few extra pounds before swimsuit season!
Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Cake on Crust - Gluten Free
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Awesome Things!

IT'S TUESDAY!

Which means it is time to party, but before we can get to that we need to talk about last weeks features. First off we have Ashley's pick- fiesta birthday party printables! This colorful cupcake bunting is enough on it's own, but paired with the soda wrappers,straw flags and birthday banner sign it is an unbeatable combination! I love the sugar skull look and the mexican fiesta is right up my alley! Fiesta-Themed Birthday Party with Free Printables | Hello Little Home Next up is Krystal's pick - cha cha cha chia eggs! This is not only fun and whimsical, but it looks like a great project for kids. I think that this will have to make an appearance on my spring to do list. And can we talk for one second about that table, AMAZING!
Victoria's pick this week is the - fabric succulent pots and watercolor prints! These are the simplest little pots, but they add such an air of elegance to any table decor. And the watercolor skill Amy has is just awe inspiring on it's own! I wish I could paint like that! And Randi (who is recovering at home now from her horror story of a surgery) picked the - April Fool's Day prank. I love this idea! I'm going to have to save it away for next year, or maybe just a trickster day this summer! jello final
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Awesome Things

IT'S TUESDAY!

Which means it is time to party, but before we can get to that we need to talk about last weeks features.
 First off we have Ashley's pick- this moss filled ampersand.  I love typography and greenery, so it is like a match made in heaven for me!  I think I will have to do something like this in my own craft room since I am reorganizing and opening up some wall space!
Next up is Krystal's Pick - a white chocolate chip skillet cookie!  This looks amazing and it is such a wonderful alternative to baking a traditional cake (you don't have to frost this)!  And you can customize it to feed any number of people so you don't have toooo many leftover sweets laying around tempting you!
White Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Three in Three | This decadent #dessert is great for a quick fix when you don't feel like slaving away in the kitchen all day for a treat!
Next up is Victoria's pick - a whole bunch of fabulous FREE kitchen printables!  I don't know about you, but I LOVE printables and free things so this is a no brainer of a good idea!  There is a little bit of everything here, in a whole bunch of different color combinations, and I promise you will find something you like love.  Plus can you say easy housewarming gift!
Free Kitchen Printables
Finally we have Randi's pick - how to make a rainbow pinwheel!  It is no secret that this is time of year for things to look bright, shiny and new.  Full of life and blooming with possibility (blooming - spring...get it, I'm a cheeseball).  This rainbow pinwheel is sure to add a punch of color to any centerpiece, garden or spring display you have and the tutorial makes it super easy to do!
How to make a rainbow pinwheel
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Awesome Things

This week my feature is the Spring Bento lunchbox! I remember how special I thought it was when my mom would stick a little note in my lunch bag when I went off to school. Granted my kids aren't old enough for lunchboxes yet, but I can imagine how special this would be for them! 


1. Victoria's Pick - Bento Lunch Box
2. Randi's Pick - Tissue Paper Butterfly
3. Ashley's Pick - Cardboard Cat House
4. Krystal's Pick - Salsa Egg Bites

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Annie's Homegrown Freezer Meals

Thanks to the wonderful people over at Influenster, I was recently given the opportunity to try one of Annie's Homegrown freezer meals for free!



Now I know what you are thinking, freezer meals. Blah! Those are terrible! But it's simply not the truth in this case! Some days, I just don't have time to cook from scratch (mainly on work nights, when I sometimes get home too tired to even consider cooking), so we turn to convenience foods in these instances! This one did not disappoint! And since Annie's is known for using real ingredients, I felt a little better about feeding it to my youngins. 

We went to our local Target store, and we chose the Lasagna With Meat Sauce family size meal. Simple cooking directions, and we had dinner! Took very little time, and not only myself, but my toddler and husband, agreed that it was delicious! (And let me tell you, those two are TOUGH critics. 

I'd like to share a $2 off any Annie's Family Size Frozen Meal coupon with my readers!




Disclosure : I was provided a coupon from Influenster for a free product. All opinions noted are my own. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Awesome Things

This week my feature is the Irish Soda bread from The Crafty Lumberjacks! Being an irish gal myself, I loooooove seeing the deliciousness that people make for St. Patrick's day! :)


1. Krystal's Pick - Leprechaun Tot School
2. Randi's Pick - Copper Bud Vase
3. Ashley's Pick - Slainte Burlap Banner Wreath
4. Victoria's Pic - Bread of the Irish

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Awesome Things!

This week my feature is the wood photo blocks by Soho Sonnet. I'm always looking for more fun ways to display photos, rather than plain canvas or frames, and these hit the mark for me! Bonus since anyone could make them without too much trouble! 


1. Ashley's Pick: Olympia pillow by Little Brags
2. Victoria's Pick: Wood photo blocks by Soho Sonnet
3. Jessica's Pick: Toddler felt board by Burlap in Bananas
4. Randi's Pick: Garage peg board by Soho Sonnet
5. Krystal's Pick: Stuffed French toast by Three in three plus one

Unfortunately, this will be Jessica's last week with the hop! We wish her all the best and hope to see her back around here soon!


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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Awesome Things!

This week my feature is the lacing cards, made by Cutesy Crafts! I love these, and have been looking for something along these lines for my 2 year old to start playing with! And to boot, I have a Cropodile that I bought, but have never had a chance/reason to use, so this will definitely be that! 


1. Randi's Pick: Popsicle Stick Pallets by The Crafty Lumberjacks
2.Victoria's Pick: Lacing Cards by Cutesy Crafts
3. Jessica's Pick: Building with Polystyrene by Mother's Messy Madness
4. Krystal's Pick: Creme de Menthe Cheesecake Cup Recipe by Country Fit Family
5. Ashley's Pick: Felt Succulents by The Pin Junkie
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

St Patrick's Day Ink Pad Fun!

Getting a toddler and a 6 month old (what?!?!?) to listen and cooperate is definitely not the easiest thing in the world to do. Thanks to fun times at daycare, Piper absolutely LOVES making hand prints. So I figured, why not take advantage of that fact, and do a project that she will easily cooperate with?

I started off by making a header in photo shop, and printing it on a thick linen cardstock.




 I kept it pretty basic here. Next step, is to find a lovely assistant!

Miss P fits the bill!

Getting all ink covered is some HARD work!

We did both hands on the bottom, and then we used thumbprints to make the smaller 4 leaf clovers in the center.

Next step was to find some adorable chubby baby feet! Mr I fit the bill here!



Filled in the blank space with Ian's footprints, and ta-dahhhhhh! Personalized artwork! I think I want to make a field of thumbprint clovers now....