3.28.2013

Jello Easter Eggs



Another fun craft for your kiddos!
I kept my 5 year old busy washing the
plastic eggs while my older child made the jello. 

Make sure to find eggs that do NOT have the tiny air holes in them and don't forget to spray the insides of your eggs with a bit of pan spray. I sprayed one (forgot the rest, oops) so my kids just used a spoon to dig out their jello, which was still a dessert delight! 

My eight year old came to the rescue while I was standing in the kitchen wondering just how I was going to get the liquid jello into the eggs..."Mommy just dunk them in the jello bowl!"...total preggo brain fart moment on my part, haha! 

So, red fingers later - they washed everyone, no worries - and we had a carton of jello eggs ready to set up in the fridge. 


3.27.2013

Egg Cut-Out Cookies


 Don't have an egg shaped cookie cutter??? No problem, just use 1/2 of a clean plastic egg!


 We whipped up a batch of sugar cookies and of course as I was boiling the eggs, I realized we needed just one NON boiled egg for the cookies, oops! So, I sent my daughter out in the snow to our neighbors house. 

I rolled the dough on a piece of wax paper which was much easier to remove by hand then squish with my spatula, so the cookies kept their shape. The extra dough was rolled and shaped into a big bunny head, which my kids though was pretty funny.


Mama frosted a few, the babe of the bunch frosted and ate his cookies and then the two older kids frosted the rest, I let them have fun and the table (and floor) was covered in frosting, sprinkles & beads - oh joy - but a happy mess indeed!


Happy cookie making y'all!

3.26.2013

Easter Egg Painted Garland



This Easter egg garland was a fun project for my three chickens 
to make while we waited for the eggs to boil...

I used my Sizzix Oval XL die and cut several multicolored ovals. 
QTips work well for little hands and are easy peasy to toss after painting! 
We let our eggs dry, then cut two holes in them and strung on a piece of twine. 
A masterpiece indeed, my 2-1/2 yr. old loves pointing out the ones he did!


3.24.2013

Target Giftcard Giveaway with Kimberly

March is such a fun month...so I figured another giveaway will only take the cake!!
Kimberly, who blogs over at A Night Owl Blog and her lovely sponsors
have come together to give ONE very lucky winner a $60 giftcard to TARGET!
Can I get a woot woot!!

Enter the rafflecopter below and stop by to say HI to all the bloggers
who've brought yet another cool giveaway to YOU! 

Open in the USA and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, March 31st, 2013.
TERMS & CONDITIONS: Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents ages 18 and over and ends at 11:59pm EST on March 31, 2013. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Approximate retail value is $60.00. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which means the bloggers pooled their money together to purchase this product for you. All liabilities and responsibilities with product is directly responsible by Target. Winner will drawn by random.org from all verified entries, contacted by email provided, and announced on this page at the end of the contest. Winner has 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn. Entrant is responsible for the email address they provide, whether through typing it directly or through the Facebook entry method. A Night Owl is not responsible for lost or misdirected emails. All prizes will be awarded. No prize substitutions allowed. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook and we hereby release Facebook of any liability. Information is provided to A Night Owl, not to Facebook and your information is never sold or shared. Facebook and Target are not a sponsor of this giveaway. Prize is mailed or emailed directly by Kimberly Sneed of A Night Owl and requires confirmation of delivery. Protected tweets do not count as an entry method for tweeting. Tweets must come from a public account. Bloggers in this group giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

3.19.2013

.COM Giveaway with Andrea

Andrea, who blogs over at Mostly Happenstance and her March Sponsors are teaming up to make
4 bloggers officially .com blogs.
Let's take out that annoying 'blogspot' and go straight to the .com! 
Even if you are already officially .com you can enter!
 You will also receive instructions on how to convert to a .com through blogger.
Please see the Terms & Conditions on the Rafflecoptor below for the rules and regulations.

Here are the lovely ladies bringing you this treat:

3.17.2013

Giveaway with LeroyLime



Hi lovely readers! I hope you're having a great weekend, we're to get 8 MORE inches of snow but nothing's going to get me down this month!
I've a few milestones to celebrate and what better way to celebrate than with a giveaway?!


March just happens to be my Birthday month :)

LeroyLime has hit 700+ GFC followers
&
Yesterday was LeroyLime's 100th blog post

Enough about me, let's get on to the good part...
the GIVEAWAY!!!

Enter to win one of 4 prizes from LeroyLime's sponsors and friends 
via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


3.15.2013

Google Reader Buzz



I'm sure you've all heard the buzz....and news travels fast via the internet these days.

If you're already a fan of Bloglovin' then you'll open up your reader to this: 


Google Reader is shutting down July 1st.

Make sure that your blog readers know that they'll still be able to follow your blog through bloglovin. 


P.S. You can import blogs from Google Reader to bloglovin here.


All of you Google Reader fans, have no fear! There are some fabulous ladies, who've put together a few linky parties and tutorials out there and I wanted to bring them all to one place to help you find them easier... Cause, really, I know you WORK HARD FOR YOUR FOLLOWERS! *sing that to the tune of "She works hard for the money"lol...
I've a giveaway coming up this weekend that was in fact to celebrate LeroyLime hitting 700+ GFC followers among other things BUT now I suppose we should all be celebrating that there are other ways to follow our favorite blogs and keep them all in one place!

If you'd like to connect with other amazing bloggers who are switching over, visit Kimberly over at A Night Owl Blog and link up your bloglovin' account with her blog hop.

Danielle, who blogs over at Sew Much Crafting has put together this photo tutorial to show you just how easy it is to again have your blogs all in one place and move them from GFC to Bloglovin'

Another place to link up your bloglovin' accounts is with Paige, who blogs over at A Dose of Paige. She's also put together a bloglovin' blog hop!

Stephanie from The Vintage Modern Wife has put together this fab tutorial if the rest of you are wondering how to rid your blog lovin' accounts from all of those crazy numbers and instead have your name, yipee! Thanks Stephanie!

Want to add your bloglovin' link party or blog post about this topic, leave your link in the comments!




Starbucks and Sephora Giftcard Giveaway with Natalia

Get excited, it's GIVEAWAY time!! This month, I've joined up with Natalia, who blogs over at Ma Nouvelle Mode and more of her fabulous sponsors to give you a $15 Starbucks Giftcard and a $50 Sephora Giftcard, woohoo! 

With 6 more inches of snow currently falling outside, this definitely put a smile on my face, hope it did yours too! Spread the word, tweet and enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to WIN! 
Good luck!



Ad Space Giveaway with Ang



Looking for a touch of SPRING amidst all the snow?? You've come to the right place! Get your blog or shop Growing with this Amazing Ad Space Giveaway brought to you by Ang, who blogs over at Juggling Act Mama and her sponsors, listed below!

One lucky winner will win all of this, WOW, right?!...
Imagine how much more exposure your blog or shop would get if your button was displayed on all 19 of these great blogs!

Here's how to enter - remember, the more entries you have, the better your odds!
If you'd like to participate in April's 'Get Growing' Giveaway,

3.10.2013

Washi Tape Make Up Brush Holder

Washi Tape Make-Up Brush Holder - LeroyLime

I'm not quite sure how many Washi Tape projects I'm aiming for but I started numbering them and here's number 4! I've been wanting to do this for quite some time and have had this glass vase sitting on the counter in my bathroom where it's been holding my brushes, inside their roll-up travel case. 

I started with a clean vase, you can use any shape or size but something with a wide mouth would work best, depending on your brush collection. After picked my Washi Tape colors, I started wrapping the vase and then picked out this fun European stamp set. 

Washi Tape Make-Up Brush Holder - LeroyLime

I heat embossed the stamped images and then hand cut them out before coloring. I'm a Copic Marker nut, the markers blend so well and show no lines, which always gives great results. I've a wee collection that I stash high on my shelves away from little hands! 

Washi Tape Make-Up Brush Holder - LeroyLime

I decided NOT to use the Paris or Italia phrase but saved them for another rainy day project or card. After placing my coat of arms and London England stamp where I wanted them, I filled the vase with white beans and newly cleaned make up brushes.

How do you organize your make up brushes or make up? 
Link up your creations or share in the comments!

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3.07.2013

Washi Tape Diaper Cake


I'm back with another Washi Tape project, coming soon to my Etsy shop...diapers cakes! I made this one for a dear friend who's having a Circus Themed Baby Shower (on my Birthday, I might add). I added a bit of Circus flair with none other than, tada..Washi Tape!..around the centers of each cake tier.  
Cute eh?! I made sure the Washi wouldn't come undone at each end by adding a tiny piece of double sided boloney tape, which holds uber strong.

If you haven't gotten on the Washi Tape bandwagon yet, DowntownTape is a great place to start, you can buy a few rolls without breaking the bank!

3.04.2013

Vintage Horse Themed Birthday Party


I still can't believe my first born babe is now 8! 
She's infatuated with anything that has to do with horses, so after she helped me pick out the color scheme, I got to work on the invites and everything else fell into place. 

A simple invite tied with thick rope twine. I attached
our address label to the backs to let the party girls know where the
sleepover was being held.
The Birthday Girl posing in her PINK cowgirl hat.

I wrapped the two wine pictures we had hanging above the sidebar
in the kitchen to make for a rustic backdrop and to help the color
scheme flow. 
close up of the party invitations
cupcakes for her school classroom

The party girls enjoyed painting their own shirts, cowgirl style...and then a simple peel and stick horse themed craft of bookmarks and a foam boot before pizza dinner, cake and ice cream.


Then popcorn, movies and sleeping bags in the living room and waking up to chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, a great party indeed!
Pink streamers and a few balloons made for an inexpensive but
impressive backdrop behind the kitchen table.

A roll of wrapping paper was the perfect table runner with stamped
horseshoes, punched out with pink hearts.

And treat bag thank you's for the party girls, some rope Twizzlers
with a message from the Birthday Girl.

"Thanks for coming to my party, I hope you had a ropin' good time"

 What's your favorite party theme?? 
I hope you enjoyed this one as much as I enjoyed putting it all together!