April 29, 2011
1. Leather Wallet Toffee Coffee Sunshine $65 From Etsy Store RNTN
2. Sun Ring $8 From Etsy Store Star Wave Creations
3. Drop of Sunshine Earrings $12 From Etsy Store Lennons Lovelies
4. Radiant Sun Painting $275 From Etsy Store Amy Giacomelli
April 28, 2011
How to Create Coloring Book Pages Using Your Very Own Photos!
Imagine a world where you can color on your friend’s faces and not get in trouble for it.
Now you can by making your own coloring book out of photos!
With a little help from your photo editor, you’ll be able to turn your very own snaps into a stack of ready-to-be-colored in images.
You may not be able to control the color of your photos while you’re taking pics, but with our coloring book tutorial, you’ll have the power to make your photos any little color you want.
Also, your friends will thank you for not taking a sharpie to their face in real life.
Create Coloring Book Pages Using Photos!
- Photoshop or a similar photo editing software
- A photo with an easy to see subject
- Non-photo paper
- Crayons or any coloring medium of your choice
STEP 1: GATHER THE TROOPS!
Collect photos you would like to make into a coloring book and open them in Photoshop.
Over exaggerated open mouth photos are highly encouraged–nobody wants a snooze-fest of a coloring book.
STEP 2: HEY I ALMOST SEE IT!
Here comes the fun part! This is where your photo really starts to take on that “coloring book” look.
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April 28, 2011
My friend Katie led me to this amazing site about 6 months ago- it is filled with patterns for furniture that you can build yourselves- amazing stuff- includes patterns, supply lists and tutorials-
The site is ana-white.com
Extremely sturdy rustic farmhouse table that is easy to build!
30″ High x 38 1/2″ Wide x 96″ Long
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
Varnish or Finish Oil
8 – 2x4s (should be about $2 a stick)
6 – 2x2s (should be about $1 a stick)
1 – 2×8 (should be about $6)
7 – 2x6s (should be about $2.50 each)
2 3/4″ Screws (About 100)
4″ Screws (About 20)
120 grit sandpaper
April 27, 2011
To purchase the print go to http://shop.holstee.com/
April 26, 2011
A grilled cheese sandwich made on sourdough bread, with pepper jack cheese, avocado, bacon and apple slices. From Jana Lauren
Oven Baked Parmesan Seasoned Fries from Playing with Sugar
NOTE: The amounts listed are for every one pound of fries. One pound of fries is the equivelant of appoximately 3 medium potatoes. (I just double or triple the recipe to fit within my needs).
1 pound of medium russet potatoes (approx 3 medium potatoes)
1 1/2 TBSP of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
1/8 tsp Dried Rosemary
1/4 tsp of Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning
2 TBSP of Kraft Parmesan Style Grated Cheese (I used reduced fat)
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April 25, 2011
The monthly Award is “For the woman who takes risks, feels the fear, but does it anyway”
Hannah Cornell-Schroeder is the owner of Soothe Your Soul a healing sanctuary located in Oxford Michigan.
Web Site soothe-your-soul.com
FaceBook Soothe Your Soul
Here is the story of Hannah’s Courage
Do you remember the moment you decided to take the leap into owning your own business? How did it feel and what was it that made you take the leap?
The moment it felt real was when I was sitting with my friend at Casa Real, having a Margarita Business meeting discussing my dreams and ideas and she supported all of them. It made it feel so real. We took steps to design a logo and develop a website and I felt official. Before that point it was all just a dream in my head. That meeting propelled me forward and gave me momentum.
How long had you been dreaming of your business? What inspired it?
Soothe Your Soul grew out of my broken heart. Seven years ago, my first husband was killed in an accident. As I grieved and tried to begin to heal, I had a hard time finding resources to assist my children and I. I actually traveled out of the state several times looking for complementary healing and support in my grief. When I began to feel stronger, I knew I needed to give back the gifts that had been bestowed upon me and share what I had learned with my community. Out of that desire grew Soothe Your Soul, and now two years later we are growing. It makes my heart sing with joy. My goal is, always has been and always will be to serve in a genuine and loving way. To provide a safe and nurturing space for healing and wellness to unfold.
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April 23, 2011
- 2c. cooked sausage (I like the plain kind, but you could do them spicy, if you’re kinda spicy like that)
- 1 1/2 c. cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 c. monterey jack cheese
- 1 c. prepared ranch dressing (i use a light version, and can’t taste any difference. i don’t love the completely fat free in this recipe though)
- sliced olives to taste (i just throw in a tiny can of the ones already cut into tiny pieces, drained)
- 1/2 c. finely chopped red bell pepper
- Stir all that goodness into a bowl
Pre-heat your oven to 350
Next you’ll need a package of Won Ton wrappers. Easy to find. Usually in the refrigerated section of the produce department. They have to be refrigerated.
- Take your Won Ton wrapper and press it down into a muffin tin. As shown above.
- The recipe says to spray the pan with a non-stick spray, but I’ve never had them stick
- They won’t cover the whole thing, but make sure they have a definite “bottom”
cook the formed Won Ton wrappers for 5 minutes
then fill with a couple tablespoons of filling. Enough. But don’t over fill.
cook again for about another 5 minutes, or until the cheese is all melt-ee
From fabulous blog Less Cake (More Frosting)
April 23, 2011
See more fun projects from this funny blog Crap I’ve Made with great tutorials and pictures!
Jami picked up a framed picture at the DI (thrift store) for a couple of dollars. She picked it based on the fact that the shape was good for spelling out a name. We pried the print out of the frame using butter knives and then flipped it over so that you couldn’t see the print through our white on white backing fabric. If your frame doesn’t have a print in it, you could cut some foam core or cardboard and accomplish the same thing. We applied the fabric to the print using spray adhesive.
We figured out what size we wanted our letters and cut a test run with the Silhouette on notebook paper. You could ABSOLUTELY do this project without a Silhouette, you’d just have to cut the letters by hand. And unless you named your kids something long (like Charlotte…thanks mom), it won’t take long.
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April 22, 2011
I know all of you are preparing for the wedding of the century— so I thought I would shop for you today to find must have items to be fully prepared for the big event…all real live homemade items from Etsy.
1. Soap…even in your restroom break… you will be reminded of their love…Made by etsy site OhSudz $5.00
2. A William and Kate Authentic Invitation Brooch Customized with your name… $25 From etsy shop What a Novel idea
3. and for your breakfast buffet… William and Katherine Printable cupcake toppers $2 etsy shop Sweet Wonderland
4. and for your guests… Custom Photo booth props… $9.96 from etsy shop Paper and Cake
5. And if you will be on the go… The Prince Charles Tote… $17 fromEmily Pemily
April 21, 2011
I draw doodles on everything… A couple years ago I discovered a site that made me feel like I was going to be ok— Zentangle.com – whole galleries and even directions if you want to be a doodler but you didn’t ever know how… Here are just a few of my favorites from this page… When I taught, I had all of my art classes do this exercise and kids of all ages 2 to 102 LOVE this — if you show them how to get started they will work on it forever- it is true Zen and can be done to stay calm… in a meeting… while on the phone… in class.. etc- Happy doodling~
April 20, 2011
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin pan with butter non-stick spray.
2. Using a cookie cutter, cut circles out of bread slices about 3 inches in diameter. (I confess I do not have a cookie cutter so I use the lid to my tub of orzo pasta and just cut around the edges ;D)
3. Take bread circles and press them into the muffin pan, set aside.
4. Heat a large skillet on medium-high. Cook bacon on the skillet until partially cooked but still pliable, about 3 minutes.
5. Shape bacon strips into the toast cups, fill with 1 Tbs of shredded cheese. Place in the oven for 5 minutes, allowing the bacon to toast just a little more. Remove from oven.
6. Crack your egg and separate out most of the egg white. Drop eggs into the cups, sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Place back in the oven and cook until white begins to set, about another 8 – 10 minutes. The yolk should be creamy.
7. Remove from oven when done and pop out using a spoon, serve warm.
From The Noshery Kitchen from The William Sonoma Cook Book
April 20, 2011
I love this idea from Crafting Chicks for entertaining- candle stick holders, cool plates and a bowl= People will think I am the next Martha Stewart…
April 19, 2011
This recycled fence is from the site re-nest with a ton of ideas for ways to recycle while designing your dream home…