Monday, January 31, 2011
Find the tutorial on Design Mom here.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
See the full tutorial from Homemade by Jill here.
I really love these flashcards from Handmade by Jill. They would even look good printed on card stock and hung on the wall.Download them here.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I can't believe I haven't printed these posters out already and framed them. That's the problem with having so.many.bookmarks.
There are two other Disney World themed posters as well. You can see and download all of them from Greg Maletic here.
The idea upgraded: I love the floor to ceiling shelves. And speaking of the ceiling...These look like the same shelves we have-from IKEA. Unfortunately, they don't make them anymore.
Image from Elizabeth Sullivan Design via House of Turquoise.
Monday, January 24, 2011
See the full tutorial here.
Image from Smile and Wave.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
See the recipe from Bakerella here.
Wait, they already play with cardboard boxes for hours. In fact, as I write this, my daughter is playing with a box that she's been hauling around all week saying, "Okay toys, I'm giving you to Andy." Maybe we should lay off the Toy Story 3.
The difference between a regular cardboard box and this transformed one is that it LOOKS like something kids should play with.And it's totally awesome.
No tutorial, but some more details from Kiki Creates here.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
And if did not receive the free pattern you requested from the other day, please let me know!! makealong (AT) gmail (DOT) com.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Just to give you a little insight into this amazing transformation-these started out as primary colored mats!!
See the tutorial from Sarah.Wandering here.
You probably don't need them (such an easy project!), but Kojo Designs was kind enough to provide instructions here.
That said, I kind of fell in love with this sailor knot bracelet. Bracelet?!? I know-maybe I should start looking married before I delve into more complicated accessories.
Nevertheless, here's the tutorial from Etsy's Storque.
And if you crochet (a talent I do not possess), this one is also awesome.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
See the instructions from Momtastic here.
Or the always motivational "Act Hysterical and Give Up"
Go to Calm-O-Matic here.
P.S. I actually made this print before Christmas and used it on a Shutterfly recipe book that I gave to my sister. You could put it on cards, books, posters, calendars....there are so many possibilities!
Monday, January 17, 2011
In honor of my birthday and Project 31, I'm giving away patterns to 31 lucky people. There are four patterns to choose from:
- Reversible Pouch Sling-pattern works for all sizes (make great gifts!)
- Flip Flop Skirt-girl sizes 12 months-5T
- Cinch Skirt-girl sizes 6 months-8 years
- The Favorite Skirt-a women's skirt pattern, sizes XS-XL (all sizes are included in pattern)
To get your free pattern, just leave me a comment with your email address and choice of pattern. I'll be giving away patterns to the first 31 people who comment.
Have a happy day!
All Things Thrifty shares the tutorial here.
The idea isn't new by any means, some people I've read about have done all of the service in one day, some have spread it out over a month, but the week time line works out best for our circumstances. I'm also going to be doing some of the random acts through this blog, my family blog, and the Screamin' Deals Facebook page, just to mix it up a little and keep people on their toes. Next Saturday, after finishing 31, I'll be posting a list for record's sake.
I'm so excited-I have a feeling this is going to be the best birthday week ever.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Peanut Butter Brownies
2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs plus 1 large yolk
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (9 ounces)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in middle. Butter a 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking pan.
Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until mixture is light and fluffy, then add peanut butter and beat until incorporated. Beat in whole eggs, egg yolk, and vanilla. Reduce mixer sped to low, then mix in flour until just combined.
Mix in chocolate chips (1 1/2 cups) then spread batter in baking pan, smoothing top. (It will be thick, almost like cookie batter.)
Bake until brownies are deep golden, puffed on top and a wooden pick inserted in center come out with some crumbs adhering, 40 to 45 minutes.The original recipe uses a ganache topping, but I changed it up. I really liked the way it turned out.
2/3 peanut butter
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Melt together and spread over the baked brownies. Cool and serve.
Photo courtesy of Smitten Kitchen
Friday, January 14, 2011
This one is from Grosgrain (have you seen this blog-Kathleen is an amazing seamstress!)-The Last Minute Frock. I love it. Especially the color combination.Get the full pattern (scroll through the post and you will see the link to download) here.
This is a super cheap and easy project (maybe that's why burlap is so popular? We are all suffering from the bad economy but still want to be crafty?). See all of the instructions from Tattered and Ink here.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
There's not a full tutorial for this project, but Betz White gives some tips for making your own here.
Angela's Awesome Enchiladas
- 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast meat -shredded
- 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
- 1 1/4 cups sour cream
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
- 1 (1.25 ounce) package mild taco seasoning mix
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped, divided
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 5 (12 inch) flour tortillas (we've used corn tortillas as well-very good)
- 3 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
- 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
- 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives (we're not olive people and left these off)
- Place the chicken in a large pot and add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the chicken pieces are no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Shred chicken by placing two forks back to back and pulling meat apart. Set the shredded chicken aside. Meanwhile, combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and chili powder in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, then turn off the heat and cover to keep warm.
- Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the shredded chicken, chopped green chilies, taco seasoning, half of the bunch of chopped green onion, and water. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the lime juice, onion powder, and garlic powder; simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stir 1 cup of the soup mixture into the skillet with the chicken mixture. Spread the remaining soup mixture on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Fill each tortilla with chicken mixture. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over the chicken filling before folding the tortillas, reserving half of the shredded cheese for topping the enchiladas. Fold tortillas over the filling and place seam-side down in the prepared pan.
- Pour enchilada sauce evenly over the enchiladas. Cover with the remaining 1 1/2 cups of Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle the reserved chopped green onions and the sliced olives on top of the cheese. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 25 minutes.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Download the set of morning routine reminder cards (in girl or boy colors) for FREE! My son has autism, so visual helps like this are HUGE in our house. And, also provided is an afternoon routine poster for download too. Functional and good looking!
Get the cards from Living Locurto here. Be sure to check out the rest of the printable she provides on her site!!
See the full tutorial at Vintage Sheets here.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Get the recipe and ingredient suggestions from Maize in Montana here.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Instructions from Kojodesigns in two parts here and here.