Monday, February 29, 2016

My New Painting

Happy Leap Day! 
Are you or do you know any Leap Day babies?! 

I don't have a tutorial for you today. 
 I don't have a recipe or diy either.

I just wanted to share with you a painting I created over the weekend.


 I needed something for one of the walls in our dining room and I wasn't really sure what.
I saw some pictures online forever ago and I saved a few of them to play around with one time. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

{Feature Friday} #64

Happy Friday everyone! 
 I hope you had a good week! 

 Do you have some fun things planned for this weekend? 
If not and you need a little inspiration, how about checking out these fabulous ideas from last week's Handmade Hangout Party.

Maybe something will jump out at you and you can get a little creative this weekend.



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #90

Are you ready to party?! 
Let's do it! 
It's time to show off those great ideas you've been working on! 


You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Our Wheat Free Journey + Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe

It started when she was two. 
Random early mornings of getting sick were just that random, at first. But then they seemed to have a pattern. Every other morning. Very early in the morning. For a month or two. Then the sickness stopped. Then it would start again. No rhyme or reason. 
We went to a GI doctor and he seemed to think she just had reflux. We didn't want to get her scoped because it seemed to stop by the time we were able to get into see the doctor. Time passed and her random sick moments became fewer and further between. But I did some reading. Lots of reading. Lots of research. Trying to figure out what could be causing these random moments of getting sick.

We started to try to heal and make the random moments not happen by cutting out Red 40. Then we tried to cut out all artificial dyes. It helped. For a bit. 
Then we noticed she was getting headaches (which is something her dad and I both suffer with). We didn't see a real trend. So we weren't exactly sure what to do. We cut out sugar and stopped eating things with high fructose corn syrup. I no longer bought meats that contained nitrates. We were trying to eat "real" and "clean" food. Then I read more and more about the affects of wheat and heard about the Wheat Belly book and thought it would be a great place to continue our journey. My husband was not thrilled by the idea but once he got on board we went full steam ahead. 
We started our wheat free journey in January of 2014. We are not purists. Since no one in our family suffers from Celiac Disease we didn't take it 100% seriously. We continue to go without wheat for a few months out of the year. But then life gets busy and we take a few short cuts and eat wheat. I will tell you that I feel SO much better when I am not eating wheat. I am not going to get into the science behind it all just check out the Wheat Belly Cookbook by William Davis if you want the science and great testimonials. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

21 Mason Jar Project Ideas

If you missed it yesterday, I posted the February "Craft with Me" project where I shared a fun craft using Mason Jars.

I love mason jars! There are so many uses for them. I collect some vintage one that I use for display but then as vases as well. I have a bought a ton to use as drink cups at parties and even party vases. I have them around my house as part of my decor and use some for storage in my craft room.

I thought I would round up other fabulous ideas that you could use Mason Jars for.



All I ask is that if you plan to Pin one of these ideas, please click on the link and pin from the original source OR pin the collage image above. Thanks!!


Monday, February 22, 2016

Rainbow Painted Mason Jars- February Craft with Me

It's time for February's "Craft with Me" project. 


I have a fun craft for you today that is great for St. Patrick's Day but you can change up any of the colors and use them all the time. 

Rainbow Painted Mason Jars- perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Find out more at A Glimpse Inside.

Disclaimer: I know the yellow and orange jars are out of order. I kept saying ROYGBIV in my head while doing this project but for some reason I put them this way the entire time! OOPS!! 

By the time I realized it was wrong, I was editing the pictures and the flowers were dead/dying. 

ANYWAYS, here is how you make them.

Supplies:
-Acrylic Paint (Rainbow colors or whatever color you want.)
-Brushes
-Mason Jars, any size
-Spray Paint Primer or Chalk Paint
-File Sander

Friday, February 19, 2016

{Feature Friday} #63

February is already half way over you guys! 
How in the world did that happen already?! So crazy!


I have some great features for you today that were linked up to last week's Handmade Hangout Party
Hope you find a new craft idea or a new recipe that you'll want to try. 



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #89

Are you ready to party?! 
Let's do it! 
It's time to show off those great ideas you've been working on! 


You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 
 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Baked French Toast Cinnamon Rolls


Hey y'all! It's Molly here from Just a Little Creativity
I enjoyed sharing my Strawberry Double Chocolate Chip Cookies with you last month, and decided to share another family favorite this time- Baked French Toast Cinnamon Rolls. 

 Do you ever fix breakfast for dinner? We aren't big breakfast hour eaters here, but my family can devour breakfast foods for dinner. Whether your feeding a family of seven like I am, or not, these egg stuffed, delicious cinnamon rolls are sure to be a hit. 

Ingredients: 
* 1 can of Cinnabon cinnamon rolls (8 ct)
* 6 large eggs
*1/2 cup milk
*A sprinkle of powdered sugar 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Spring Floral and Twine Wreath

You guys, I am SOOOOOOOO ready for Spring!! 
We literally still have snow on the ground that happened on Christmas Eve and it has just been snowed upon a couple times. 

So since I am longer for Spring, I went ahead made myself a new wreath to hang up once the weather finally decides it would like to stay above the freezing mark and to say I love it is an understatement. 

 This is a rather easy project as well and can be done in one afternoon.

Here's how to make one for yourself.

Supplies:
-Styrofoam Wreath Form
-Faux flowers (I found these super real looking and feeling flowers at Michael's)
-Rope 
-Twine
-Hot Glue Gun
-Ribbon
-Wire cutters

Monday, February 15, 2016

Easy Bunny Sign

Happy President's Day! 
How was your weekend? 
Did you have a great Valentine's Day? I hope so!! 
My weekend was great! I actually a few craft projects completed and one almost completed. YAY!!! 

And today you get to see one of those projects that I completed and I must say, I LOVE IT! 


 I was shopping one day and saw something similar in a store and looked around to see if I could make a version myself and I did just that. 

The original version was just painted on a board with a few added details and I wanted to make mine a not so flat.

After browsing I found the wood bunny and the board and I was ready to roll! 

Supplies:
-Large Wood Board
-Wood Bunny
-Acrylic Paint
-Twine
-Fabric
-Wood glue
-Hot Glue Gun

Friday, February 12, 2016

{Feature Friday} #62

How was your week? 
I hope it was nice to you! 

Did you get creative this week? 
I haven't been able to sit down yet but I have big plans this weekend to get a few projects done while Travis is home for a 4 day weekend. 

I rounded up some great ideas that were linked up to last week's Handmade Hangout Party.




Thursday, February 11, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #88

Are you ready to party?! 
Let's do it!


You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 
 

Poured Frosting Heart Brownie Bites

On Tuesday I shared Chocolate Covered Heart Brownie Bites and I actually had this idea in that post but wanted to give this portion of that post, it's very own post. 
 

Instead of using melted chocolate, this second option all you need is a can of frosting and it is also utterly delicious!! In fact, I think I like this version a little more than the chocolate covered version.

I learned this trick from my blogging friend Courtney from Sweet C's Designs and it is sooooo awesome!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Roasted Tomato Pasta

It's February, and I know the lack of a groundhog shadow is supposed to mean there is an early spring on the way, but it still feels quite wintery for most of us. In fact, as I'm writing this, there's snow and 25 mph wind gusts right outside my window. This is usually right about the time I find myself craving fresh, flavorful produce that just isn't in season yet. Fortunately, I found a way to remedy the "lack of flavor" problem with out of season produce when I created a delicious tomato sauce that really delivers.
The first time I created this sauce was out of necessity. It wasn't the necessity of needing freshness, it was because I had ordered a box of Roma tomatoes from Bountiful Baskets, a produce delivery co-op that was wildly popular in the area where we lived at the time. The tomatoes didn't cost much, and I was so excited to order that I didn't notice how many tomatoes I would be receiving. That $12 box of tomatoes? Well it weighed 25 pounds. Fortunately, I had a friend that taught me and several others the art of canning, saving us from tomato-induced insanity, and I'm still canning now, thanks to her fantastic teaching.
I still had several dozen tomatoes left over and that's when I decided to roast them. Roasting really brings out some of the best qualities in ingredients, and the tomatoes in this recipe are no exception. They start out simply dressed with olive oil and seasonings, and end up soft, and almost jam-like with deeper, more complex flavors. It's a great way to get maximum flavor for not a lot of effort, with a very tasty result.
I've made this into a pasta dish, but the roasted tomatoes are absolutely wonderful on toasted bread as bruschetta, or stirred into hummus for a dip. This recipe serves two, making it perfect for a cozy Valentine's Day dinner, but it is easily doubled if you want to serve more. Keep in mind the tomatoes do take some time to roast, so plan ahead. However, it is unattended time and the rest of the prep is very simple. After putting this dish together, all you'd need is a green salad and some of that aforementioned bread, and dinner is in the bag.
 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Chocolate Covered Heart Brownie Bites

Today I have a yummy Valentine's Day treat for you today. 


I made these over the weekend to share with our friends that were coming over to watch the Super Bowl and here are so good.

They are pretty easy to make too! 

Here's how to make your own. 

Ingredients:
-Brownie Mix or your favorite brownie recipe
-Candy Melts (2 bags)
-Sprinkles and or Sanding Sugar

Friday, February 5, 2016

{Feature Friday} #61

Happy Friday everyone!
 I hope your week has been good to you. 
Have any fun plans for the weekend?! 

We plan on tackling a project or two and I have to clean the mess known as our house since we are having over 20 people over to a last minute Super Bowl Party. Going to be fun but dreading the getting to Sunday afternoon. 

In the mean time, I have rounded up some great ideas from last week's Handmade Hangout Party
Today, I thought I would share all things Valentine's Day to help get you in the spirit! 



Thursday, February 4, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #87

Are you ready to party?! Let's do it!
Show us what you've been working on! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Valerie from Occasionally Crafty

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

125+ Crock Pot Recipes

We officially got dumped on with a ton of snow yesterday and even though Spring is apparently going to come early, I feel like it is still very far away! 

One of my favorite things to use during the cold winter days is my crock pot. It is seriously the best invention ever! I still use it in the summer as well but I put it to work in the winter. In fact, I've used it the last 3 days and have more meals planned this week with it. 

I thought I would round up all sorts of yummy Crock Pot recipes for you today. 
Some of these may not state that they are a crock pot recipe but I included them because I actually have cooked them in my crock pot. 


Note: 
If you are going to pin one of these delicious recipes, please click on the link and pin from the original source OR pin the collage image above. Thanks! :)


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Easy Valentine Bark

I am back today with a much happier post.
It contains chocolate which ALWAYS makes me happy! 

Bark isn't a new idea. There are tons of different versions out there.

I thought it would be fun to make some Valentine Bark and it is something that the girls could help with. 

 Bark is seriously so easy to create! 

Ingredients:
-Chocolate
-M&Ms
-Sprinkles
-Sanding Sugar
-Conversation Hearts

Or any other candy you would like on your bark.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Our First Baby, Oscar

This weekend didn't turn out to be as joyous as I would have like it. Instead of being super happy that Travis returned from his 3 week long work trip, we are grieving the loss of our first born, Oscar.

I've talked about him in the past but not very much recently.
 He has been sick with a thyroid issue, diabetes, went blind due to the diabetes, and then a new skin issue for the last few years. Even though he has been sick, this was totally unexpected and wasn't even from any of the above.

But I don't want to talk about his sickness.
Let me talk tell you more about him.

We got this little cutie about 6 months after we got married when he was 4 months old.
We looked all over for a small dog that didn't shed and found him a few hours away in North Carolina so down we went one weekend.

There was only him and 2 of his siblings left. He was the calmest one when we walked up to the cage and he totally tricked us! lol
His originally name was actually Guns and one of his sisters was Roses but we decided to change his name to Oscar on our ride home. Not sure how we decided on Oscar but it just seemed to fit although Guns would have fit him just fine as well since he turned out to be a solid ball of muscle! 

He was a totally ball of energy going nonstop day and night.

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