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Saturday, January 30, 2010

The watch bands are a blast to make. I saw a tutorial for them on the Sisters Stuff blog. They have step by step instruction on how to make them. They are fun!!!!

Here are a few more. I made for a friend who's birthday is coming up soon.

Have a super weekend,
Connie :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New Pillows

I was out in blog land the other day & and came across a lady that had just gotten some really pretty, bright fabric. Well they caught my eye & I started thinking, my family room is so dark to me these days and needs a punch of color. So I after Zumba class (which really hurt my bum) the other day I went to Hobby Lobby to check out their fabric. I found a few I really like. So I got the fabric & decided to re-cover 2 of the 4 pillows I have our family room.

The "dark" pillows!!!

The new brighter pillows!!! I have enough fabric so I still might get a pillow form & make one more pillow. One that is a little more "puffy".

Enjoy your day!!!!!!!!
Connie :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Slow - Cooker Salsa Chicken

Here is a yummy & easy slow cooker/crock pot recipe. I found it on sparkpeople.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ( i use chicken tenders too)
1 cup salsa
1 package reduced sodium taco seasoning
1 can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream

Add chicken to slow cooker
Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken
Pour salsa and soup over chicken
Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours
Remove from heat and stir in sour cream

Connie :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Storage ideas

Here is a quick storage idea. When you finish using your clear plastic bottles, wash em', dry em' and wala!!!! Nice clear storage for all your craft goodies. I also use Parmesan Cheese containers and Mayo containers to use too. Besides it is good to recycle :)


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Italian Chicken

Here is I new recipe I tried out last week. I was telling some friends about it (we like to share quick,easy & yummy recipes). So I decided to scrap it. I like having my recipes quick & easy to get to. I have been swapping the 4x6 size & really like them. I found the recipe here at Sisters Stuff. I find lots of good recipes & other stuff on their fun blog.

Enjoy :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mom's Birthday Card

Here is another lollipop flower card I made. It is for my Mom for her Birthday. It was another fun card to make (I think that about all cards I make:0). Hope she likes it.

Here is a close-up. I used Basic Grey papers for the flower & I love using Stampin' up paper for the base of my cards. I like the silky finish & no texture.

Have a super day :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Post it note holders

I saw these cute post it holders of the sisters stuff blog and wanted to try them out. And a tutorial here at Kerry's. I got some of the acrylic frames at Michaels for $ 1.99 each. I thought I would try the dollar store too. Dollar Tree had quite a few sizes. These first 2 I did are both the 4x6 size. This first one I made for me. I just changed my kitchen decor to chickens. Love the chicken stamp!!!

The second one is for my mom. Her birthday is coming up soon. I like the colors in this one.

There is a side view for ya.
Off to make some more.
Hope you enjoy!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tub Truffles

I made some tub truffles the other day. This winter I have been taking lots of nice warm baths.With it being so cold a bubbly warm bath hits the spot. These truffles are made from baking soda, citric acid, cocoa butter, unrefined shea butter, mango butter & I added a little sls for bubbles. I love the scent of the cocoa butter, so I wanted to add something that goes good with the cocoa. I used some of my orange x 5 essential oil. The truffles turnes out so yummy. They smell like an orange stick. I just love em', they soften the water just right without being greasy at all.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Carch's B-Day invitations

This is the b-day invite I made for Carch's party.
I wanted to use the Su sweet treat cups. I keep on getting
the wrong punch. I thought I had it last time when I got
a new 1 3/8 size. But no, it is the 1 3/4 size. I used
another punch I already had, and it is a little big.
I think it turned out ok.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Carch's Birthday Card

Here is a pic of the card I made for Carch. The dog & number 10 were made with my cricut. And rock star pattenered paper from die cuts with a view. I love DCWV stuff.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I made some cards for my friend Robin for Christmas. She has been hinting about cards so I thought alright ( I like the excuse to make more cards). I liked using the wooden purse box I found at Roberts crafts to put the cards & envys in. The top middle card was the first lollipop flower I've made. It was fun & I liked that they are done just cutting free hand. I think the not so purfect look is good!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Carch's big 10 Happy Birthday

Yesterday we had Carch's family birthday party. All of Craig's family made it. Mom & Reed came too. Carch has been wanting a soda drinking hat. It was a hit at the party.
We forgot to get any soda for Carch to use with his new soda hat. We are way lame. Lucky for us Carch is a good sport & tried the hat out with cups of water. It works great.

Carch has been wanting "cold hard ca$h" for his b-day. He has been saving the money he got last year, plus his allowance to get him a Ipod Touch. He was so excited to get his Ipod on his birthday. He thought,(with a little help from us) that he would have to go and get it later. So it was a fun surprise for him.

Happy Birthday Carch. Love you so much!!!! Mom