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Homemade Gift Ideas Linky Party!!

13 Dec
It’s time for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Party!!

Jerri from Simply Sweet Home contacted me about hosting the Homemade Gift Ideas Party and I was so excited. Last year I also hosted and it was such fun to see all of the great gift ideas!!

I am a big believer in homemade gifts. I think there is nothing better than opening up a gift from a loved one who puts so much effort and love into a making something just for you!

Here are a few Homemade Gifts that I have made over the past year.

Leather Flower Tutorial Pennant Dish Towel, Mustache Gift Idea, Felt Flowers, Rolled Flower Gift Ideas, Neighbor Gift Fudge, Personalized Subway Art, Burlap and Chalkboard Fabric Gift Bags, Heat Transfer Onesies.

 I would love to see YOUR ideas!!

Come link them up and each project you enter will enter you to win these awesome prizes: 

Decorate your cupcakes with these handmade cupcake wrappers for all occasions! Just when you thought cupcake wrappers couldn’t get any cuter! Yummy Cuppy Crafts has cupcake wrappers for EVERY occasion!!

Yummy Cuppy Crafts is giving away  6 month membership to their Cupcake Wrapper of the Month Club 
(worth $50)

I just adore Scentsy products. I got converted this year and I love their scents. Some of my favorites are: Sticky Cinnamon Bun and French Kiss.They also have really awesome Seasonal Warmers!!
 Jonnie also has great deals for her customers — like free light bulbs for life and a Monthly Perfect Scent Club. Find out more about her specials HERE.

Jonnie is giving away a Plug In Warmer w/ 3 scents 
(worth $25)

 
Jonnie’s Facebook page.
And — 
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The Best Bath Store is an environmentally friendly, cruelty free shop located in Woburn, MA. They carry bath and body products, skin care products and hair care products for both men and women! I would love to try their Gingerbread Bath Salts! Sounds heavenly!

Best Bath Store is giving away their Holiday Soap Set 
(worth 13.95)

Best Bath Store on Facebook
Best Bath Store on Twitter
Each project you link up enters you to win the prizes. 
And, if you want some extra entries — follow any of the sponsor’s on Facebook or Twitter and leave me a separate comment for each. 
 Ok, it’s time to link up YOUR gift ideas!!! I can’t wait to see them.

xoxo

PS — There is also a wonderful Homemade Christmas Party going on over at Michele’s blog — The Scrap Shoppe!! I am sharing the recipe for one of my favorite desserts ever today!! And there are so many wonderful holiday ideas. Come check it out! 

Subway Art Party!!

3 Aug
Welcome to the Subway Art Party!! 
I’m so excited you could come. 
There are so many great takes on Subway Art that I have seen around. I thought it would be fun to have a little party where we can all share our own Subway Art creations and the different techniques we used to create them! 
This is your chance to show off YOUR 
Subway Art 
ideas!
And, every project that is linked up also enters you in my Subway Art Giveaway that is going on right now.
XOXO

Do you love Subway Art?

1 Aug

You may think I’ve gone a little over the deep end for Subway Art lately. And its’ probably true. I think it is so fun and I love seeing Subway Art ideas. Different themes that people have used and so many different techniques on how to create Subway Art.
So I decided that I am having a Subway Art Party this Tuesday — August 3rd. 
If you have made Subway Art 
I would love for you to link it up. 
It will be a great place for people to come over and see your Subway Art creation during the party and long afterward when people search for it online. They can find the ideas all in one place and then click over to your blog to see YOUR idea!

Come link up and show off YOUR Subway Art on Tuesday!
 XOXO

Do you love Subway Art?

1 Aug

You may think I’ve gone a little over the deep end for Subway Art lately. And its’ probably true. I think it is so fun and I love seeing Subway Art ideas. Different themes that people have used and so many different techniques on how to create Subway Art.
So I decided that I am having a Subway Art Party this Tuesday — August 3rd. 
If you have made Subway Art 
I would love for you to link it up. 
It will be a great place for people to come over and see your Subway Art creation during the party and long afterward when people search for it online. They can find the ideas all in one place and then click over to your blog to see YOUR idea!

Come link up and show off YOUR Subway Art on Tuesday!
 XOXO

Ideas Everywhere!

10 Apr
Some great ideas are being shared right now at the 
There are AMAZING party ideas!


 Carnival Birthday Party @ Under The Table and Dreaming

sweet 16 collage
 Sweet 16 party @ Dittle Dattle
Princess Birthday Party @ Harrigan Howdy
party
Great activities to do with your kids:
 Create a softie with your kids @ Pickup Some Creativity
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Make fun pinwheels with your kids @ Organize and Decorate Everything

Make a Textured Globe @ Crafts by Amanda
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Make Paper Dolls that last @ Paisley Patchwork
Make Clonetroopers @ The Thrifty Ba
Some Great Fashion Projects:
Shirt Refashion @ Sit Relax & Read
J Crew-inspired Dress Tutorial @ Create and Delegate
Reversible Skirt Tutorial @ Crafts Keep Me Sane
Anthro-inspired Cardigan @ Welcome to the Good Life
IMG_0479 IMG_0480Make a Ruffled Dog Dress @ Embellished Bayou
Baby’s Outfit and yo-yo hat @ Straight Stitches
Ribbon Skirt Tutorial @ I am Only One, But Still I am One
 
Learn how to make a Summer Patchwork Purse @ Women Who Do It All
Plus — there are so many great 
RECIPES, HOME DECORATING and CRAFT projects!  
I am going to do a spotlight post on those tomorrow! 
Come check out the ideas and link up yours!
XOXO

 If I have featured your ideas here, or in a previous post, feel free to grab one of the featured buttons on my sidebar! Congratulations!

Ideas Everywhere!

10 Apr
Some great ideas are being shared right now at the 
There are AMAZING party ideas!


 Carnival Birthday Party @ Under The Table and Dreaming

sweet 16 collage
 Sweet 16 party @ Dittle Dattle
Princess Birthday Party @ Harrigan Howdy
party
Great activities to do with your kids:
 Create a softie with your kids @ Pickup Some Creativity
Spring Crafts 2010 018
Make fun pinwheels with your kids @ Organize and Decorate Everything

Make a Textured Globe @ Crafts by Amanda
 Fairy Princess 001
Make Paper Dolls that last @ Paisley Patchwork
Make Clonetroopers @ The Thrifty Ba
Some Great Fashion Projects:
Shirt Refashion @ Sit Relax & Read
J Crew-inspired Dress Tutorial @ Create and Delegate
Reversible Skirt Tutorial @ Crafts Keep Me Sane
Anthro-inspired Cardigan @ Welcome to the Good Life
IMG_0479 IMG_0480Make a Ruffled Dog Dress @ Embellished Bayou
Baby’s Outfit and yo-yo hat @ Straight Stitches
Ribbon Skirt Tutorial @ I am Only One, But Still I am One
 
Learn how to make a Summer Patchwork Purse @ Women Who Do It All
Plus — there are so many great 
RECIPES, HOME DECORATING and CRAFT projects!  
I am going to do a spotlight post on those tomorrow! 
Come check out the ideas and link up yours!
XOXO

 If I have featured your ideas here, or in a previous post, feel free to grab one of the featured buttons on my sidebar! Congratulations!

Weekend Wrap Up Party — plus Gorilla Glue & Liberty of London Giveaway!

10 Apr
It’s Saturday!
It’s time to see YOUR ideas! 
But first, let’s look at some of the fabulousness from last weeks party!

Beach Stripe Bench @ My House of Giggles






Scraps to Fabulous @ 9 o’clock Dance of Joy!

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Framed Mirror Project @ Show & Tell


 

Mixed Media Artwork @ Creative Outbursts

Magnet Board Project @ Crafty Sisters

 Homemade GS Samoas @ Santa’s Gift Shop
BLOOM Pots @ Snowy Bliss



Gumball T-shirt Tutorial @ Nancy’s Couture


Great Workroom Redo @ Persnickety Peacock
Glam Up Your Jeans @ I Am Momma – Hear Me Roar
Snazzed Up Tea Towels @ Paisley & Polka Dots 
Random.org picked # 32 — 
to win the Gorilla Glue Wood Glue & Liberty of London mini notebooks. 

She showed us how to plant pansies in eggshells last week. Congratulations    – Send me your information!
This week the Gorilla Glue people are giving away:
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for your heavy-duty jobs. This epoxy is super strong and can set in 5 minutes. It also has a cap so this epoxy can be used many times. And I am giving away:


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Liberty of London — small portfolio.
A great place to store blog notes and ideas!

It’s time to link up! 
What have you been up to this week?

Be sure to go around and visit the other links! 
Link up early if you can — I am going to do a Weekend Wrap Up Show Off post in a few hours so I can feature you.
Have a wonderful weekend!
XOXO
Jen

The Ultimate Blog Party @ 5 Minutes For Mom & A Wristlet Giveaway Here

10 Apr
There’s a really cool thing going on right now — 
a huge blog party over at 5 Minutes For Mom! 
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You know I can’t pass up a great party!
So, although I’m right in the middle of writing up my Weekend Wrap Up Party post, I thought I would join up.  
I love making new friends!
 Hi — I’m Jen

 I’m a mom of four who loves creating and trying out new things. I created tatertots and jello as a place to let out some of my creative energy and meet new friends! 
Some of my loves are refashioning my wardrobe…

 
 

Decorating…

I also love making things out of burlap…

 
 
 I also host a really fun linky party on Saturdays called The Weekend Wrap Up Party! It’s a chance for me to showcase YOUR ideas! I love seeing all of YOUR creativity! So come over on Saturdays and link up your ideas, recipes and projects! I also have at least one giveaway going each week from amazing crafters and artists.
I participated in The Ultimate Blog Party last year and I made so many new friends! So, go on over to 5 Minutes For Mom and link up! There are tons of prizes being offered and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers!
And, speaking of prizes, I will be giving away this bright and cheerful Spring Wristlet! Just leave a comment on this post. At the end of the party — on April 16th — I’ll announce the winner!
 Now – go on over and link up!
{The Weekend Wrap Up Party post will be up soon!}
XOXO
Jen

The Ultimate Blog Party @ 5 Minutes For Mom & A Wristlet Giveaway Here

10 Apr
There’s a really cool thing going on right now — 
a huge blog party over at 5 Minutes For Mom! 
Ultimate Blog Party 2010
You know I can’t pass up a great party!
So, although I’m right in the middle of writing up my Weekend Wrap Up Party post, I thought I would join up.  
I love making new friends!
 Hi — I’m Jen

 I’m a mom of four who loves creating and trying out new things. I created tatertots and jello as a place to let out some of my creative energy and meet new friends! 
Some of my loves are refashioning my wardrobe…

 
 

Decorating…

I also love making things out of burlap…

 
 
 I also host a really fun linky party on Saturdays called The Weekend Wrap Up Party! It’s a chance for me to showcase YOUR ideas! I love seeing all of YOUR creativity! So come over on Saturdays and link up your ideas, recipes and projects! I also have at least one giveaway going each week from amazing crafters and artists.
I participated in The Ultimate Blog Party last year and I made so many new friends! So, go on over to 5 Minutes For Mom and link up! There are tons of prizes being offered and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers!
And, speaking of prizes, I will be giving away this bright and cheerful Spring Wristlet! Just leave a comment on this post. At the end of the party — on April 16th — I’ll announce the winner!
 Now – go on over and link up!
{The Weekend Wrap Up Party post will be up soon!}
XOXO
Jen

Tuesday Tastes: Linking up some great recipes

30 Mar
 My friend Jaysey over at Crazy Daisy is throwing her first ever linky party today! It’s a really fun weekly party called Tuesday Tastes. 
Where you can link up your favorite recipe for each week. Then everyone votes and the person who wins gets a cool People Choice Award button.
So I thought I would let you all know about it. 
Go join up — it’s going to be very fun! 
And in the spirit of fun, I am going to link up one of my favorite desserts: Chocolate Souffle — YUM! 
I am very excited to go over and see all of the tasty recipes. As you may have guessed from this POST, I need some good recipes and dinner inspiration!
Amazing Chocolate Souffle


Chocolate Soufflé

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces or squares of semi-sweet or sweet baking chocolate
  • 1/3 cup strong coffee
  • A small saucepan with cover set in a larger pan of almost simmering water
  • 1/2 Tbs softened butter
  • A 2- to 2 1/2-quart souffle dish or straight-sided baking dish 7 1/2 to 8 inches in diameter. (I used 8 individual ramekins)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • A 2-quart saucepan
  • A wire whisk
  • 3 Tbs butter
  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place the chocolate and coffee in the small pan, cover, and set in the larger pan of almost simmering water. Remove from heat and let the chocolate melt while you proceed with the recipe.
  3. Smear the inside of the dish with the butter. Surround with a collar of buttered aluminum foil (double thickness) to reach 3 inches above the rim of the dish. Set out all the rest of the ingredients called for.
  4. Measure the flour into the saucepan. Start whisking in the milk by dribbles at first to make a perfectly smooth cream; rapidly whisk in the rest. Add the butter, and stir over moderate heat until boiling; boil, stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and beat 1 minute or so to cool slightly.
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbs pure vanilla extract
  1. One by one, whisk the egg yolks into the hot sauce, then the smoothly melted chocolate, and finally the vanilla. (if you are taking a break before continuing, put plastic wrap over the top).
  • 6 egg white (3/4 cup)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  1. Beat the egg whites and salt in a seperate bowl until soft peaks are formed. Then, by sprinkles, beat in the sugar and continue until stiff and shining peaks are formed.
  2. Scrape the chocolate mixture into the side of the egg white bowl; delicately fold them together. Turn the souffle mixture int the prepared mold(s) and set on a rack in the lower level of the preheated oven (I also put them on a cookie sheet). Turn the thermostat down to 375 degrees.
  3. In 35-40 minutes (mine were 30 because they were in the ramekins), when the souffle is well risen and the top has cracked, rapidly sprinkle the surface with powdered sugar; continue baking another 5 to 10 minutes. Souffle is still creamy in the center when a skewer plunged down through a surface crack comes out slightly coated. It is fully done and will stand up well (if that is how you like it) when the skewer comes out clean. Serve at once with either whipped cream or ice cream.
 
 So what are you waiting for? 
and check out the fun recipes and link up your own! 
XOXO
 PS – I also have a surprise guest coming over today.
She is going to share her fabulous project ideas. 
And then tonight I am going to share a quick, easy and fun project to Spring-ify your space!