Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spicy Shelf Giveaway

Alright, Sweeties, let's talk organizing.
 
Being a mom who's employed full-time, a wanna-be blogger, and volunteers several hours a week to youth groups leaves me very little time to clean/organize my home.
 
My medicine cabinet has called in sick.
I'm not even showing you the other half because it fell out when I opened the door. 

My baking supplies are a hot mess.
Anyone who’s spent time searching cabinets for tiny spice jars or your little digital thermometer knows it can be frustrating!
 

It's the new solution that nearly doubles useable storage space while also making every spice in the cabinet easily visible. It's guaranteed to fit any size cupboard or pantry and there’s no complicated installation – simply use existing shelf pins or the included freestanding legs.
 
It was a snap to get my cabinets in order:
Woohoo!!
 
Now, it's your turn:
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(that's a number 5, not an S).
SCORE!
 
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

We are thoroughly enjoying Monsoon Season here in the Valley of the Sun!
The rainy weather has been beautiful and makes me excited for the months ahead.
 
To celebrate the return of Fall, I had to break out some pumpkin
BAKED PUMPKIN OATMEAL
 
Here's how I make this warm, gooey deliciousness:
 
It's so easy to make! I just throw everything in a bowl and mix it up.
 
Our favorite way to top this little piece of pumpkin heaven is with maple syrup and whipped cream.
You can also add milk to make it creamier and some chopped walnuts for crunch.
YUM!
 
 I think I need to go pre-heat my oven . . .   ;) 
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Stick Art Tutorial

I volunteer weekly with a group of young women.
We spend our time trying to improve ourselves, discuss spiritual topics, learn how to bake or sew and laugh hysterically every chance we get!
 
I wanted to do something crafty last time we met and
I found this COOL pic while scrolling through Pinterest.
It was made by a talented woman for a project she was doing but there weren't any instructions.
 :(
{sniff, sniff}
 
So, my girls and I made it up as we went along. =)
 
Here's how we did it.
1- We gathered some sticks and "cut" them to varying lengths using some big wire cutters. Then we arranged them into a heart.
 
2- Starting at the bottom, we wrapped a low-gage wire (I got 3 rolls for $1 at Dollar Tree) around each stick, leaving some space between each tier.
 
3- Once one side was complete, we cut the wire and started at the top of the other half of the heart.
 
4- We painted them any color we wanted with acrylic paint. They dried for 30 minutes before we added a bit of baker's twine to hang them on the wall.
 
That's it!
It was so fun to see everyone's own spin on it.
 
Thanks, Ellen, for inspiring us!
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Happy Sunday: Beauty

Just a thought for today.
"All beauty in the earth bears the fingerprint of the Master Creator."
- Gordon. B Hinckley
 
Happy Sunday, Sweeties!
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Easy No-Sew Pinwheel Hairbow

Hello Sweeties!
Today I'm bringing you a quick and easy hairbow tutorial:
The Pinwheel!
This literally took me 5 minutes to make!
 
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 coordinating fabrics
- Heat n'Bond
- scissors
- an iron
- glue gun
- a button
- alligator clip

 
Here's how I do it:
1: Cut two coordinating 4-inch squares of fabric and one 4-inch square of Heat n'Bond.
 
2: Place the Heat n'Bond square on the back side of one fabric square; make sure the Heat n'Bond is "rough side" down.
 
3: Iron with NO STEAM for 2 seconds to adhere; trim edges.
 
4: Peel away paper backing of Heat n'Bond.
 
5: Place other piece of fabric, face up, on bonded surface of previous fabric.
 
6: Iron for 8 seconds; trim edges.
 
7: Cut a 1-inch line from each corner toward the center of fabric square.
 
8: Be sure cuts are even.
 
9: Place a small dot of hot glue in center of square.
 
10: Bring in right corners of cut edges and push down onto glue.
 
11: Glue a button in the center.
 
12: Glue alligator clip to the back.
(I add a piece of fabric inside the clip to create a more finished look.)
 
And viola!
Fun, festive, and freakin' cute!
 
Special thanks to Britany at 32 Turns for loaning me a model. =) 
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Monday, June 30, 2014

NOW FEATURING: Sweat Is My Sanity

My Boys and I are back from our roadtrip and I'm so happy to be guest posting on
Check it out!
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