Monday, November 30, 2009

December: Notice the Details


Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring December's SOTM, which is 1378 Notice the Details - a set of 41 stamps - yes 41!!. If you are interested in this stamp set, please contact me.
BELOW is an Art holder - this is on my fridge - one for each of my girls. I did not add photo's yet onto the page as i wanted you to see the stamping etc. My plan is to put up a new picture each month along with changing artwork as it arrives. The girls are thrilled with my latest creation... stay posted for more to come.

Please look around my site and if you see something you like, great... If you are looking for something in particular then just ask... it is probably complete, just not posted. I LOVE creating & helping others find their inner artist!
Now, buckle up and enjoy the creative hopping - click on this link to get to Jessica's Blog if you get lost along the way, click here to find a list of all "hopping" participants.
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Creative Interior

I love this site, wow what incredible talent, creativity - the awe of it all!! to have this talent, what a more colorful world i would have!

Enjoy! Igotchacovered

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kid's Activities

Awesome kid site - full of activities, ideas, coloring - tons of stuff and a great search option as well - i am sure this will become a bookmarked site for you as well.

enjoy: woojr

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Homemade Cleaners

I love finding new things, fun things and most of all love it when these apply to the task of cleaning! Sometimes just cranking up the stereo and hitting the hosework path, doesnt' cut it - saving money and helping the environment kicks it up a notch... bam! (a little Emeril there)

Enjoy this Cleaner site & pass on my blog link to all your friends & family as well! Have an Awesome Day!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

UP for an Adventure book?

If you have not had the awesome opportunity of watching the new movie UP - you so have too!!! It is such a great show, with a message in it for everyone - go discover what your message is. here is a link I happened on - you can do it for your kids, or better yet, you can "scrapbook" one for you! Think of all the possibilities, so want to see all your pictures of your creativity!

adventure book

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Everything Girl

I know I have a "hormonal" daughter in my life, and one I hope will break the pattern - lol... anyway, I came across this awesome site and really wanted to share with all of you!

Enjoy this Canadian site!

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Friday, November 13, 2009

WD 40 uses

I received the email that has been going around lots about WD40 uses, well i didnt' just want to forward it, post it, anything until I had checked it all out - dont' want anyone damaging anything..... so curiousity got the best of me - what an awesome find...
2000 + uses - that's right - who really knew?!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Clever Ideas Worth knowing

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.
If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.
Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef.
It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of
spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste
of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm.
This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up.
Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.
Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size.
You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.
Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in
a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food
moist and help it reheat faster.

Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers,
put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and for-
get about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not
get through wet newspapers.

Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... ta da! ... static is gone.

Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.
Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such
as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

Re open ing envelopes
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.

Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.

Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed How 'bout stink bugs?

The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the sink and ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material .. I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like. Well ... the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn't go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It's what is in the drye r sheets to make your clothes soft and static free ... that nice fragrance too. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box ... well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very longtime (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I'd share!
Note: I went to my dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water and a nylon brush and I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it .. the water ran right thru the screen! There wasn't any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!


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Thursday, November 5, 2009

STAMPGANZA - Buy 2 - Third is FREE


just venturing into this fun hobby, now is the perfect time to
grab some My Acrylix® decorative stamp sets! From November
3–30, 2009, when you purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B,
C, D, and/or E only) at full retail price you will receive a third
stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a
savings of up to $22.95 US /$28.50 CAN! Choose from any stamp
set offered in any 2009 Idea Book or the current Product Review.
Take advantage of this month’s great offer to add to your
assortment of these innovative stamps.

*Shipping/handling apply. Offer valid November 3–30, 2009. Stamp sets available as the FREE set include
A, B, C, and D-size sets only. E-size, customizable (K), Art & Soul® and Stamp of the Month are not
available as the free set. Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A , B,
C, D, and E-size sets only. Stamps that do not count toward a qualifying purchase include Stamp of the
Month, Art & Soul, Workshops on the Go™, and customized (K) stamps.

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