Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Break!!

We are on Spring Break this week!!! I'm sleeping in late, watching movies till all hours of the night and day, staying in my pajamas till whenever, hitting the pool, eating whatever and taking a day road trip or two!!

I'll be back next week!!
Have Fun!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter!!!

Just hopping in to wish you and yours...
A Very Happy Easter!

Hope its filled with love, happiness, family and chocolate!!

Photo: Martha Stewart

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday's Words.....

An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life…

He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me, it is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil—he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority, and ego.

The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.

This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”

They thought about it for a minute, and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win, Grandfather?”

The Elder simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Have a Great Day!!!

Where I found it: A Heavy Heart to Carry

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Candy Aisle...

Walking down the Easter candy aisles at the store you can get a sugar rush just from the smell!! Oh my...I do love candy and I can admit it....all that sugary goodness wrapped in pretty pastel colors, its hard to control myself!! I did though....I bought some M&M Minis in colorful tubes...and I don't like regular M&Ms...I'm a peanut M&M kinda gal...then I turned them into these...and I didn't even want to eat them all up!

Easy and cute...my favorite kinda project! Here's how:
I wrapped the tubes in scrapbook paper that I had cut into 6x6 squares. I trimmed out the top and bottom of the paper using paper edgers and attached to the tube using double sided tape. Stamped Easter Wishes onto card stock and punched out. Then glittered the small clothespins...wrapped the ribbon around tube and made a bow...attached clothespin and tag and hot glued the little Chickie to the center!!
Happy Little Treat!!!

I also got some Peeps.....they are a little harder for me to stay away from...I'll show ya those later....if they make it till the morning!

This post is linked to these fabulous parties:
Get Your Craft On Tuesday
All Thingz Related
The Blackberry Vine
Tip Junkie

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fruity Cuties!!!

I am always looking for cute little treats to give out and since spring and Easter are just around the corner....it only made sense to make eggs and flowers! Here was the chance for Fruity Pebbles to show off its yum and win the debate that they were better than the Lucky Charm treats we made for St. Patricks day.

We started by making the treats:
1 Whole box of Fruity Pebbles
4 Tbsp Butter
We used 1 bag mini marshmallows and 1/2 bag of large marshmallows {because that's what we had on hand! You can use less or more if you want to!}

Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until they are melted. Remove mixture from the heat and add the box of Fruity Pebbles. Stir until well coated. Press the mixture evenly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. We waited until they cooled and then used a large flower shaped cookie cutter. We then dipped the bottoms in melted almond bark and waited for them to harden. After that...it was decorate as you'd like. We outlined the flowers with candy melts.

After making these we realized a few things....
1. They are cute all packaged up!!
2. They are super easy to make for sure and make a fun treat!!
3. These are Way too big to be eaten by one person, better to share with someone sweet if your going to use a large cookie cutter, otherwise, make small flowers!! {I bet bite sized flowers would be adorable!!!}
4. The eggs did not look cute. Nope, just didn't like 'em.
5. We wont be trying Fruit Loops' Treats. Ever.
and last but not least......
6. Fruity Pebbles has Nothing on Lucky Charms....

Now I'm off to make some chocolate covered pretzels. I have a Girlfriend and her Family coming to stay for the weekend and those are some of her favorite treats!! I think I'll make them all spring colors!!
Have a Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday's Words.....

Happy Wednesday!! We've been so super busy around here....from Soccer to swimming, to church play practices and everything in between including trying to get an etsy shop update {yay!}....its been a little hectic!! How are you doing????

Wednesday will be officially {or maybe I mean Unofficially?!} known as "Word" day around here...as in Whats the Word? Have you heard the Word? and my favorite...Word Up! I will be sharing my most favorite posters, quotes, inspirational love letters and other things that generally make me happy!!

Starting now!...

The Holstee Manifesto

Have a Fabulous Day!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Blank Canvas.....

Dear Art Teacher;

No, my canvas is not empty, I was painting with all the colors of the wind.

Sincerely, Pocahontas*

Do you ever have a week where it feels like you've haven't accomplished anything? You've been super busy though?! That's how I've been feeling. While I couldn't finish a project this week if my life had depended on it...a lot got done....just not a lot of crafty stuff. I did made these...okay...last week....

In my never ending need and desire to be more "Green" and to be more efficient and organized {will I EVER get there??????} I made these beautiful posies using scrap paper scraps and my vintage dictionary embellishments that I have in my etsy store...they make me happy.

They are fun to make too....here's how:
Simply punch out various sizes of scrapbook paper, distress the edges of each circle. Paint glue on various places on the edges of each circle and generously pour glitter over glue. Once dry, put some glue in the centers and stack circles on top of each other. Top with my little vintage dictionary embellishments or whatever you have on hand for a fun center! Easy, cute embellishment that works with your scrap paper scraps!! {Love} Have fun making them and just in case you don't want to make any but would like some....I'll put a couple sets in my shop soon!!

So, next week will be more productive....next week wont be a blank canvas...next week I need to get some Easter Treats ready!!! I can't wait!!

After tomorrows' soccer game {providing it doesn't rain or hail again!} my weekend is pretty quiet and I'm so looking forward to that! I do hope to rent some movies and eat some buttery popcorn...My Girls and I got Art Journals this week so there may be some painting going on....What are your plans????

Have a great weekend,

*P.S. I read that on the Dear Blank website. Made me laugh for sure!! Some of them are completely hysterical and others...well, not so much {Really, not at all funny!}. So read it at your own risk and don't blame me if you are offended by some of them, I didn't make them up...not one of them! {Just Saying!}

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hello Butterfly!!

I always feel like the cards I send in the mail need to be hand made....even when I don't feel like or have the time to make them. It often makes me send out cards and gifts later than I should because I need to make the card. Remember that Dunkin Donuts ad, with the man that gets up at like 3 or 4 in the morning and stumbles around saying....time to make the donuts...lol...thats how I feel sometimes with my card making...so...I decided to make a card anytime I was crafting around....and start a stash of them so when I need one, I don't feel like the Dunkin Donuts man! Oh and don't get me wrong...I love making cards and the warm fuzzy you get from sending them...I also...love Dunkin Donuts {and it's a real good thing we don't have any around here!}
Here is the first one for my stash.....

I made it for the feature over at P K Glitz. Gotta love glitter!! You can see the supplies I used for it over there.
I'm off to go shopping...I need an art journal and some other fun items....
Hope you are having a terrific day!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

That's How I "Roll"!!!

Just a quick post...I'm being silly today...making my Kiddos an afterschool snack...Sushi anyone???? Makes me laugh...

I used banana flavored twinkies...covered in vanilla frosting. Added a Swedish Fish and tied them up with a fruit roll up. The soy sauce is maple syrup...these should get a laugh from them!! What silly things are you getting into to?
Have a Happy April Fool's Day!!!
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