Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Last Chance for Discontinued Shop Items

Hello! Just wanted to pop in and give you all a heads up that I am discontinuing some shop items. There is now a "Last Chance" section where you can find all of the items that I will no longer be selling. I am also only going to have the shop open seasonally from August 1st - December 1st each year. I will be keeping it open for a few more weeks so you still have time to snag some discontinued items or grab a party decoration then I will close it down for the month of July and come back in time for the haunting season. 

I am pretty excited about refocusing the direction of the shop and I am hoping that this will free up more time for the blog! I have some more detailed posts that I am working on and I am looking forward to reconnecting with all of you soon. :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Walking Tacos


I think for these to technically be "walking tacos" they are supposed to be served in a mini bag of Fritos but those are way more expensive than a full size bag so I usually just serve it in a bowl. So I guess this would be more of a taco salad. What ever you call it, it is yummy and a great meal for a busy summer night. Most of you probably already know how to make these, especially if you ever went to summer camp, but sometimes I need a reminder of the old classics that I love but forget about if I haven't made them in awhile.

Walking Tacos

Ingredients:
1 large bag of Corn Chips
2 lb Ground Beef
2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
Shredded Lettuce
Diced Tomatoes
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream
Salsa

Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain. Season with taco seasoning. Add a little water if needed. Serve over corn chips and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and salsa.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I Like BIG BOOKS Tote Bag

Oh, my, gosh. Becky, look at her bag!
It is so big. She looks like,
one of those nerd guys' girlfriends.
I like BIG BOOKS and I cannot lie...


Summer vacation is right around the corner! We always make more trips to the library during the summer to find new books to fill those long, lazy days with adventure. So why not make those library visits even more fun with a cute tote bag? 

For mine, I made a tote bag out of gray canvas and then cut a stencil out using my Silhouette and used black fabric paint for the lettering. To make things easier, you could buy a pre-made tote and iron-on letters.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Mini Cereal Box Notebooks


Two years after adding some mini cereal boxes to my craft stash, I have finally used all of them! I started out with a Mini Cereal Box Desk Organizer which my son still uses every day. I love the fun pop of color that it adds to our living room. Now I am going to show you how to turn the rest into fun little notebooks.


1. Cut off the top and bottom tabs. Then remove one of the sides and cut away one of the covers. On the cover with the side still attached, make sure that the side is on the left. Trim down the side if needed (you might notice this in the next picture).

2. Cut down five sheets of paper so that they are the same height as your box and double the width. You should be able to get two pieces out of each full sized sheet of paper for a total of ten sheets. My boxes were 4 1/2" tall x 2 5/8" wide so I cut my pages to 4 1/2" tall and 5 1/4" wide. Fold the sheets in half to make the book easier to close when you are done. Take the cover with the side attached and lay it on top of your sheets of paper. Line up the creases and staple in a couple of places. 

3. Glue the back cover onto the side that you had overlapped. I used super glue but any other adhesive would work. You could probably even get away with using some double-stick tape.

4. Close the notebook and press the crease keep it closed. Repeat with more boxes!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Mustache Outlet Stickers

I never really understood the trend of putting mustaches on everything even if it doesn't make sense at all. I do, however, like putting them on faces like a finger tattoo or coffee mugs with a mustache painted underneath and now - electrical outlet faces!

They have a constant look of shock (no pun intended) on their faces which is probably because they are located in the bathroom and people have a tendency to be indecent around them. Oh no. :/



I used the bottom left mustache of this set and cut it out with my Silhouette but you could easily make them with an exacto knife. 

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