Thursday, June 30, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #108

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

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 
 

{Fabulus Features} #79

Howdy everyone! 
I hope your week has been going well!  

I am here this morning to share with you some awesome ideas that caught my eye from last week's Handmade Hangout Party.



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

June "Craft with Me"

The end of June is here which means I normally share the month's "Craft with Me" post.

Instead of a new craft this month, I am sharing a little suggestion. 

If you don't have time to craft like you'd like, go out and buy yourself a sketchbook and try to do something creative in it every day.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Homemade Garlic Oil

We are garlic lovers in our house. 
I use it in practically every dish, whether cloves or powder, and we even use garlic oil as well.

I ran out of my store bought garlic oil and thought I'd try to make my own.
It is so simple and pretty quick too. 

 Here is how you can make some for yourself.

Ingredients:
-Garlic clove
-1 cup Olive Oil

To begin, peel and smash some garlic cloves. You could also chop them if you like but I just smashed mine and left it whole.
Place the cloves and olive oil in a sauce pan.

Friday, June 24, 2016

MHCT&M Organization: 10 Ways to Use Pocket Organizers

Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips & More! 


We are continuing with more organizational tips this week.
I am here to show you 10 different ways you can use pocket organizers for other than their normal purpose. They can be great additions no matter how small your space is.

I found these organizers in the Dollar Spot at Target.
One is just a small over the door shoe organizer and the other is an accessory holder.
I'll also show you a few ways to use a hanging closet shoe organizer.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #107

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

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

{Fabulous Features} #78

The week is halfway over and the weekend is getting very near, yay, so before this week's Handmade Hangout Party begins, I want to share some great ideas that caught my eye from last week's party



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Road Trip Tips

I hope you are having a great summer. Our summer is off to a fun start and it just keeps on going. We are taking a couple of longer car rides this summer. Each trip with the kids will be between 6 and 8 hours. With five kids in the car they could be even longer! So, I am making sure that I am prepared for the road trips. 

Here are a few things that I am hoping will set us up for success in the car. I don't really want to hear "Are we there yet" or "I'm hungry" every 20 minutes so I am preparing myself in advance with a "bag of tricks"

I have printed out some classic car games that we can play. My kids love to keep an eye out for different license plates and these sheets help us actually keep track of which ones we've seen. Or you can use the map for the license plate game and help your kids work on their geography at the same time!! My kids don't get a lot of geography at their school so I wanted to find a way to incorporate some more geography into our trip as well. I found these great states and capitols worksheets for them to do. You can check out my pinterest board for geography to see some other great ideas to help the kids learn while having fun!

Monday, June 20, 2016

"Outnumbered (Girl Dad)" Vinyl T-shirt

I frequently see those "outnumbered" t-shirts but they are always for moms of boys, well what about dads of girls? 

I thought it would be fun to to get this for Travis for Father's Day and I just decided I would try to make my own version instead of buying it. And that's exactly what I did. 


 I love heat transfer vinyl, it is so easy to use and you can make so much with it.

Here is how I made his shirt.

I started out in my Silhouette software, you can use a Cricut as well, and typed out what I wanted on the shirt and then played with fonts.
Once I was happy with the font styles and layout, I flipped the words backwards. This is key when using words and HTV otherwise your words will be backwards when you go to apply them to your shirt.

Friday, June 17, 2016

MHCT&M Organization: Labeling

Thank you for joining us for our first ever Must Have Craft Tips & More series. 
Kara from Mine for the Making is up this week with her organizational tip.
Must Have Craft Tips and More

Hello and happy Friday, friends! 
Each week of this month, my blog friends Michele, Bev, Allison, and myself will be focusing on organization tips. And this week I am zoning in on my favorite way to organize... labeling. 
  
 I am what I like to call, a labeloholic. Yes, it's a thing. And let me just warn you, that after this post you might become one too. 
I label things in my daughter's school/play room. I label things in my craft room. I label things in our closets and pantries and kitchen. I label our foods at parties and barbecues. 
Why do I label all the things, you ask? Well, when I label, it makes things easier to find and easier to put away. 
And let's face it, I'm all about making life just a little bit easier. 
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There are so many different ways to label. I've used iron-on vinyl for canvas crates and it's worked really well. 
Now when I say "Clean up your stuffies!" they have an easy to find home that my daughter can locate on her own. You can get the how-to HERE

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #106

Are you ready to party?
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

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 
 

{Fabulous Features} #77

It is already Thursday which means I get to share your great ideas from last week's Handmade Hangout Party

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

DIY Metal and Wood Patriotic Stars {4th of July Wall Art}

This set of three rustic Americana stars make perfect 4th of July home decor.
Using simple supplies, and a few hours of your time, your home can have a patriotic display pieces for any style home decor.

Hey readers! It's Molly from Just a Little Creativity. I hope you're enjoying your summer!
Fourth of July is just around the corner, and I was browsing the Pier 1 website the other day and came across this star decor that I absolutely love. But being the DIYer that I am, I thought how can I make my own more affordable and more colorful?
Cutting corrugated metal is out of the question because I don't know how, and I honestly don't really want to. I remembered from a previous project that I worked on that simple tin foil is a great substitute when you want a metal look.

So, I set off to make my own, and now I'm here to share the DIY tutorial with you lovely readers.

Supplies:
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Wood stain (optional, and in any color you'd like)
Star shape printable- click HERE to download your own
10x10 Wood canvas panels (I found mine at Walmart, but they're also available on Amazon)
Tin foil

Monday, June 13, 2016

"Established 1776" Printable

How is it already the middle of June? 
Time is flying by way too fast. 

I thought I would create a new printable for the 4th of July. 
Something simple and perfect for the celebrating America's birthday. 


I designed it as an 8x10 but you can print it smaller if you'd like. 
Play with the settings on your printer as well to ensure that it doesn't get cut off.
I normally set my settings to 8x10, shrink to fit.

You can download your copy below and that version does not have the watermark on it.
If the widget below isn't working you can also find it here.



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Baked Cinnamon Apple Chips

Travis and I are doing Whole30 once again and I wanted to try to make some snacks for us instead of buying everything.

I decided to try my hand at making Baked Apple Chips and they were great. So great in fact that they didn't last 15 minutes once Travis and the girls got their hands on them. 


They were really easy to make but they do take a bit of time so plan on making these when you have zero plans for the day.

Ingredients:
-Apples (I used Gala but you can use whichever you like best.) 
-Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Start by coring the apple or just slicing it around the core.
I then used my mandolin slicer to thinly slice my apples, with skin on.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Fun Series Announcement

I have such an exciting new series to tell you about! 

Today, I'm introducing a new series that will be held here every Friday - Must Have Craft Tips and more!
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 I'm partnering with Bev from Flamingo Toes, Kara from Mine for the Making, and Michele from The Scrap Shoppe to bring you a fun and creative craft tip every week! 

These tips will cover everything from crafting, organizing, sewing, DIY and more and will be great time-savers, cool tricks and new ways of doing things. We're excited to share our ideas with you all and hope you find the series to be a great resource! 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Handmade Hangout #105

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

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

Fabulous Features #76

I have a fun announcement tomorrow which will explain why I am moving my normal feature post of your great ideas to Thursday mornings before The Handmade Hangout later in the evening so be sure to stop by tomorrow to see what I'm up too.

In the mean time, here are the great ideas that caught my eye from last week's Handmade Hangout Party




Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sautéed Apricots with Vanilla Almond Granola

I love that the produce section is becoming more and more filled with lovely stone fruit and berries. Every year around this time I get excited about their appearance and I buy lots of it; nectarines, plums, cherries and apricots. And every year I’m reminded why I should probably wait until a bit later in the season to buy it. Early stone fruit is good, but it isn’t as tasty as it can be. Because of this, I usually have to figure out ways to coax as much flavor out of it as possible. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since I end up creating recipes like this one: Sautéed Apricots with Vanilla Almond Granola.

This is an easy, summery dish that is the perfect ending to any meal. All you need is a few apricots, some granola, and a little sweetened condensed milk or cream to pour over top. Even better, the granola is easy to make ahead and store, meaning this dessert can be pulled together in a snap!



Sautéed Apricots with Vanilla Almond Granola

6 Apricots, halved and pitted
2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Raw Sugar
1 Tablespoon Bourbon or Rum
Vanilla Almond Granola (recipe follows)
Sweetened Condensed Milk, for serving

Friday, June 3, 2016

{Feature Friday} #75

Man, with family in town and prepping for Miss P's birthday party, I haven't done a Feature Friday post in a few weeks. Sorry about that! 

But today is Friday and I have some great ideas to share with you this week from last week's Handmade Hangout Party



Thursday, June 2, 2016

Handmade Hangout Party #104

Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to our fellow hostess Valerie but we are still excited to party! 
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

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Easy Printed Burlap Sign

Well, this is actually May's "Craft with Me" post. 


 You know when you think you have just one more day and then you realize that you were wrong and you're a day late instead? Well, that happened to me this time. 

So even though I am a day late, here is a super easy "Craft with Me" project.



 Did you know you can print on burlap?! Well you can! I have been wanting to try it FOREVER now and just never have. Then when I ran across this product at my local Wal-Mart I knew I had to buy it and finally try it out. 

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