SO I've come to find out that having a Facebook Blog is much easier to keep up with and post on. I have very little free time in my life so I get behind on Blogging. Starting now I'm going to try and keep up, which will mainly be done on my Facebook Blog. So check it out :)
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
There's a nostalgia about them, they remind me of the Roaring 20's when buildings were lit up with these big, bright, magnificent signs.
I'm a little obsessed with that era, the clothes the glamor, the music. Also it doesn't help that I've been watching the Great Gatsby a lot lately. Chicago also comes to mind also when I think of Maquee Signs.
Anyways I've always wanted a Marquee sign and up till now thought it was totally out of my reach. I mean they are big metal pieces with industrial lights lol. Well not anymore!!! Here's a DIY on a much easier and smaller scale for your home. I still one day would love a giant metal one, but for now this will work.
1. Any Acrylic paint: I used an orange
2. 12″ paper mache letters from Joann’s or Hobby Lobby (I got mine at H.L. while they were 30% off this week) I went with FALL, since its almost here :)
3. Lights. I used what I had which was a 100 count Christmas light but next time I will get a smaller count for smaller words. I had a lot left over this time on each side of my sign. Its ok though cause I love lights!!!
4. Foam brush
6. Last but not least GLITTER!!!
- First things first, using a box cutter knife, remove the FACE of each cardboard letter. Remove the inside, zig zag looking paper. (you can also take sandpaper and smooth the edges if its not cut clean.
- Paint the outside and inside orange
- Paint decopauge on the inside (I did the back and sides of the inside)
- Sprinkle Glitter, let dry and repeat if you like.
- Then Put a layer of decopoudge to seal the glitter.
- Using a pencil, mark where each bulb will go, depending on how many bulbs you want. I used a lot lol
- Drill a 29/6″ hole through each white pencil mark, (the same as your light.)
- Push each light bulb into the hole, so it wont fall out.
- Because of how the strands are made, the string won’t match up exactly with the number of holes so using bakers twine (or small zip ties) simply tie the extra lights down to the strand.
- To connect the strands to the next letter, simply hide the access behind and keep going starting at the bottom of the letter. drilling, filling in until your Halloween marquee lights are finished and Sparkly glowing
Thursday, September 5, 2013
I'm compiling all my past Halloween/Fall decorating pictures for decorating ideas
My Witch Corner 2010
Easy Creepy Halloween Wreath.
I took an old Christmas wreath sprayed it black, added skeleton hands and spiders from the $1 then Spider webs.
My Little Witch
Monday, May 13, 2013
So I saw this idea on Pinterest (of course!) and decided to try it. I just love Apothecary Jars for storage, but they can be expensive!!! Ive even watched to see if the jars at Hobby Lobby would go low enough for me to buy a bunch of, but then I found this and just had to try it. This project cost me a total of around $1.30, how cool is that lol.
Here's what you'll need:
Some Spaghetti/sauce jars
, spray paint
and wooden knobs.
I had the jars already just needed to use the sauce and save them back, I also had the spray paint since I do alot of painting projects. All I had to do was buy the wooden knobs I fond them at Wal-mart in the craft section. Also don't forget the hot glue gun, to glue the wooden knobs to the jar lid.
Here's some jars that give you an idea of what to use. I actually ended up using the Turkey Gravy jar, a cheese dip jar, and a salsa jar.
After gluing the knob to the lid, you spray paint and fill with whatever you need to store.
I made mine for the bathroom to store cotton balls, Q-Tips and makeup pads.
Also I found some string and thought it would be cute so I just tied it on and cut.
This was a fun, cheap, and very useful project. I cant wait to make some more Apothecary Jars for the other bathroom and the kitchen :)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
So I love putting things together and making new dishes/recipes. Today I did just that!
Heres what inspired me to make something new and different in the crockpot.
I cooked this just like it said on the box, but in the crockpot. Before I started these I cooked the chicken breast in the crockpot throughout the day. I set aside the chicken and the broth. When the potatoes asked for water I used the chicken broth.(Don't throw broth out, I ended up adding lots more when needed) After potatoes were about done I added the already cooked and shredded chicken breasts 2-3.
Once everything was together I let cook for about 20 mins adding broth so the potatoes wouldn't burn to the side, I also added 1 cup sour cream, which made the dish!
To top it off, I put shredded cheese and more real bacon bits. I served it with green beans and buttered bread. My kids ate this up, and it was so easy half the work was already done with the Idohan box!!!
Heres finished project, looks like mashed potatoes, but taste so different and stil yummy, plus theres chicken in there!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Saw this on Pinterest and just had to try it! It was a success with both my bathing beauties.
I filled 6 eggs with pom poms and little flowers for Chloe to hunt.
Then I took about 5 bags of Easter basket grass and spread it on top.
I think this would work better in a normal size tub, the grass would be thicker.
Also added it some some foam pieces like a Princess crown and build your own flip flops.
Throw in the kids and the FUN begins!!!
To clean up I grabbed as much grass and put it in a strainer, then once I put that grass away I used the strainer to scoop out the rest.
Little sister joins the Fun!
Chloe posed for a pic before she began.
I found some pom poms!
Once Caylin could reach some grass in went straight to the mouth lol
Chloe quickly helps
Made and crown and flip flops
And the clean up!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
This is one of mine and my family's favorite Pinterest Recipes. I have tried many recipes, some have failed, some have turned out ok, but this one is by far the best in our books!!! Its hard to find something that we will all eat and all really enjoy. I always make a batch of these along with homemade salsa and guacamole with chips. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
White Chicken Enchiladas
10 soft taco shells
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (We love cheese, so I add lots more)
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
3 Tbsp. butter
3 Tbsp. flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chillies
I also use tooth picks if the shells are not staying rolled tightly.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan
2. Mix chicken and 1 cup cheese. Roll up in tortillas and place in pan.
3. In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add broth and whisk until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
4. Stir in sour cream and chilies. Do not bring to boil, you don't want curdled sour cream.
5. Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
6. Bake 22 min and then under high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese.
DIY Cupcake Stand
My Easy $6 cupcake stand
Supplies: All came from D.G.
1. 3 plates
2. 3 glasses. I used Margarita glasses for the top 2 and a regular cup upside down for the base.
3. Glue gun/glue sticks
All plates and cups were $1 a piece :)
I played around with the design to make sure I found the way I like it most.
Then just heat gun and glue!!!
So easy and super cheap, now we have a pretty Springy cupcake stand for our Easter cupcakes!
Ive made cupcake stands in the past, I used glass plates and glass candle stick holders all from The Dollar Store. But I'am really liking the plastic better since I have 5 kids. This makes me feel safer when I have lots of little hands rushing to grab cupcakes lol.
Here's a pic of the different designs I tried before picking the one above.