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Friday, April 29, 2011

{Feature Friday} #30

Here are today's Feature Friday links.

Mod Podge Chair from The V Spot

Branch Art from Turning a House into a Home

Nautical Necklace from Live.Laugh.Photograph

Desk Makeover from Craptastic

Easy Skirt Tutorial from Yards and Yards

Lamp Makeover from Okla-HOME-a

Picnic Table makeover from Mom's of All Trades



Thanks for linking up!
Feel free to grab a Featured button!
(Click on the 3rd icon in my social media buttons to take you to my button page.)


Have a great weekend everyone!

We are in final preparations for a garage sale this weekend. I hope it all goes well!



Thursday, April 28, 2011

Catch a Glimpse Party #26

Welcome to another Catch a Glimpse party!!

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I'm sorry I've been a bad host lately!
I feel terrible that I haven't had the time to visit and comment on all of the links in weeks past.
We've been preparing for a garage sale this weekend and with our move only a little over a week away, I have just been super busy! And unfortunately, it won't get better any time soon. Hopefully by the end of May I will do better!

Anyways! Let's party!!

I want to share our latest thrift finds with you all today.
To check out this trunk and our other finds, visit my thrift finds post.


What do you have to link up this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button by clicking on the third image in the social media icons at the top of the right column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly... HAVE FUN!!








Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Latest Thrift Finds

Travis and I had a thrifting shopping day about a month and a half ago and I realized that I never shared our finds with you yet.
At this point, I really don't remember all the prices that we paid for everything, but I will do my best.

Of course we stopped at our favorite place, Tickled Pink and then also stopped at another great store, The Dixie Trading Post.

Here's are finds:

First up: Travis found this steamer trunk for $15 at Tickled Pink. He debated about it for a few minutes but in the end, it came home with us.

Here's a shot of the inside and the paper that lines the trunk.

I found this frame and loved it. Not sure yet if it will go on my frame collage wall (when I finally do that) but it will find a home somewhere!

Up-close shot of the frame.

Travis found this brand new Stetson hat for $35 (which is an awesome find since these hates are like $200) and just had to have it. He actually bought it for his mom because his family has horses and mules so she ended up buying it off of us.

I found these fun little plates and cups and debated over them. I showed Travis and he thought they were cool. I decided that I wouldn't get them but Travis decided that we should, so home with us they came. There are 4 of them total and I think they were only $5.

The last purchase from Tickled Pink was this little plate. It was only a few dollars and not sure why I had to have it. I just loved the colors and have been wanting to do a plate wall in my dining room so I guess this was a jumping off point.

We then headed to Dixie Trading Post and I found this cheese dome for $5. I had other plans for it and just yesterday it had it's make over. I'll be sure to share what it looks like now soon. It didn't change too much but it looks great!

Then we came across all these silver plates and both loved them. I thought they would look great on my plate wall and we both really like them as is. They all ranged in price but we decided to jump right in and get them all, even if some were a little more than I probably would have spent.

Loved the details in this one. So pretty!

Super small plate, which actually I think is a coaster.

Another small plate/coaster.

Loved the shape and designs in this one as well.

Large round plate with simple but elegant details.

And last purchase was this plate with great cut outs as well.


We came home with quite a bit that day.
Hopefully after our move, I will be able to show you all them in use.

Have you found anything fun lately?


Linking up to some of these parties.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Creamy Chicken Fajitas

Found this recipe on Kraft Food.
We really enjoy chicken fajitas so I will definitely be giving this a try.


Creamy Chicken Fajitas

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Total Time: 19 min
Prep: 10 min
Servings: 4 servings


What You Need:
-1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
-1 cup each thin onion slices and green pepper strips
-1 tub (10 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Santa Fe Blend Cooking Creme
-8 flour tortillas (6 inch), warmed
-1 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese


Make It:

-COOK chicken and vegetables in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 6 to 7 min. or until chicken is done.

-ADD cooking creme; cook and stir 2 min.

-SPOON down centers of tortillas; top with shredded cheese. Fold in half.


Kraft Kitchens Tips:
Size-Wise:
Enjoy your favorite foods on occasion but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Substitute:

Substitute flank steak or pork cutlets for the chicken.

How to Warm Tortillas:
Wrap tortillas in dampened paper towels. Microwave on HIGH 45 sec. to 1-1/2 min. or until softened


ENJOY!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Reminder for Guest Bloggers

I just wanted to send out a reminder to everyone that I've talked to about guest posting.
I need your HTML Code by April 30th.

guestblogger


If you no longer want to guest post, please let me know.

And if anyone else would like to guest post for me during my move, just email me!


Thanks for all your help!


{Feature Friday} #29

Lots of fabulous ideas linked up to the Catch a Glimpse party this week!

Here are just a few:

Eggs-traordinary Candles from Turning a House Into a Home
Easter Treat Boxes from {Nifty Thrifty Things}

Easter Vignette from Science, Softball, and Something Sweet

Paint Chip Egg Bunting from Homespun with Love

Fabric Eggs from Sew Happiness

Peanut Butter Easter Bunnies from Inside BruCrew Life

Homemade Herb Soaps from Henry Happened

Spring Framed Vases from Flamingo Toes

Anthro: One More Time Tank Knockoff from Southern Fairy Designs

Spring Chevron Canvas from Artsy-Fartsy Mama


Feel free to grab a Featured button!
I moved my buttons to a button page. Click on the third button (the one that looks like a button) at the top of the right column in the social buttons and it will take you to the button page.

Thanks everyone who has linked up so far! The party is still going on through Sunday so head over and link up or just go check out all the fabulous links!


Have a great weekend!
Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Catch a Glimpse Party #25

I can't believe this is the 25th Catch a Glimpse party!

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I just want to thank all of you for linking up each week!
I love seeing what you all have to share! :)

I want to share my Rosette Easter Basket with you all this week.
Here's a tutorial to learn how to make your own.

Now show me what you've got!


Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button my clicking on the third image in my social media icons at the top of the right column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly... HAVE FUN!!







Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rosette Easter Basket

I shared this tutorial over at The Scrap Shoppe this weekend and TOTALLY FORGOT to let you all know that I would be over there! Forgive me! So I wanted to share it here as well for all of you just in case you still want a cute Easter basket idea.


Rosette Embellished Easter Basket


Here's the how-to:

Supplies:
-Easter basket (I bought a small felt one from Michael's)
-Colorful felt
-Ribbon
-Glue gun


First, make all the rosettes.

Cut a square out of felt, any size you like.
The bigger the square the bigger the flower and vice versa.

Then, turn the square into a circle. You can do wavy edges or just plain.

Then, cut a spiral in the circle.

Start at the end and roll the felt toward the center.

Roll until you get to the center and you should have a little flap of felt left over.

Place glue in the center and fold over the flap. This will hold the flower together.

All done!

Now repeat MANY times! lol
I think I made 70 larger rosettes with then an additional 30 smaller rosettes.
Your number will vary depending on the size of your flowers and how close you glue them together.


Now onto embellishing the basket.

I took some white ruffly ribbon and hot glued it to the handle.

Then, I took some eyelet ribbon and hot glued it to the inside rim of the basket.

Time to glue on the rosettes.
Start at the bottom and work your way around.
I did a dry fit to figure out my pattern and how many I would need to circle the basket.
Then just place hot glue on each rose and attach.

Work your way up the basket.

Add each flower until the whole basket is covered.
When I neared the top, I glued the smaller rosettes so you could still see the little green scallops.

Up close of the ribbon handle and the eyelet ribbon.

I love the little flowers and added details on this ribbon.

You don't have to cover the whole thing in flowers if you want.
You could always just do a row or two near the top. The possibilities are endless!

Fill it up with treats to enjoy or some colorful Easter eggs!



I'll be linking up to some of these parties.



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