i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns. used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot by heidi
heidi
heidi i took a box of 64 crayons and took out the blacks and browns. used another small box and doubled up on the good colors i liked and hot
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My Mom's Christmas Present!

I used two embroidery hoops. For bigger wreaths use 12' and 10' hoops. My craft store was out of the larger hoops so I used 8' and 10' hoops. I used approximately 64 crayons and hot glued them from the outer hoop to the inner hoop. After glueing the crayons I threaded the ribbon throughout the wreath and added the sign I found at a local dollar store. Easy and Fun project that teachers are for sure to Love! :) by adrian
adrian
adrian My Mom's Christmas Present! I used two embroidery hoops. For bigger wreaths use 12' and 10' hoops. My craft store was out of the larger hoops so I used 8' and 10' hoops. I used approximately 64 crayons and hot glued them from the outer hoop to the inner hoop. After glueing the crayons I threaded the ribbon throughout the wreath and added the sign I found at a local dollar store. Easy and Fun project that teachers are for sure to Love! :)
Projects to Do
Melted Crayon Art  canvas, 64 count & 24 count box of crayons (or more if you are sticking with a specific set of colors) and hot glue.  1. by purple swan
purple swan
purple swan Melted Crayon Art canvas, 64 count & 24 count box of crayons (or more if you are sticking with a specific set of colors) and hot glue. 1.
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need some good stability ball workouts now that I finally took mine out of the box lol! by mavrica
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mavrica need some good stability ball workouts now that I finally took mine out of the box lol!
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Melted crayon art. My daughter loves princesses, but I didn't want her room too "Disney-ish" so I googled "princess silhouettes" and printed the pictures from my printer. I took the printed image and cut it out of contact paper. Next, on the canvases, I stuck down the image, hot glued the crayons to the top and melted the crayons all the way to the bottom, peeled off the contact paper and was left with the silhouette. I had to touch up some edges with white paint, but they turned out well. by wylene
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wylene Melted crayon art. My daughter loves princesses, but I didn't want her room too "Disney-ish" so I googled "princess silhouettes" and printed the pictures from my printer. I took the printed image and cut it out of contact paper. Next, on the canvases, I stuck down the image, hot glued the crayons to the top and melted the crayons all the way to the bottom, peeled off the contact paper and was left with the silhouette. I had to touch up some edges with white paint, but they turned out well.
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Vegetarian Green Chile and Pinto Bean Layered Mexican Casserole. I used red pepper,half an onion, substituted a dash of curry powder for the garlic and cumin. I couldn't find the chilis, so I bought canned jalepenos, took out the seeds and rinsed them and only did one layer on the bottom. Overall a SUPER filling dish. I liked the heat the jalepenos brought to it. Served tortilla chips on the side to use to scoop it up. Overall a cheap and pretty easy one dish meal. by tamika
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tamika Vegetarian Green Chile and Pinto Bean Layered Mexican Casserole. I used red pepper,half an onion, substituted a dash of curry powder for the garlic and cumin. I couldn't find the chilis, so I bought canned jalepenos, took out the seeds and rinsed them and only did one layer on the bottom. Overall a SUPER filling dish. I liked the heat the jalepenos brought to it. Served tortilla chips on the side to use to scoop it up. Overall a cheap and pretty easy one dish meal.
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I just took this Pineapple Angel Food Cake out of the oven. It just takes 1 Box of Angel Food Cake Mix (I used Betty Crocker) and 1 20 oz by Soy
Soy
Soy I just took this Pineapple Angel Food Cake out of the oven. It just takes 1 Box of Angel Food Cake Mix (I used Betty Crocker) and 1 20 oz
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diy stencil rug idea.  Did this to an old IKEA run in our dining room but used a herringbone pattern.  First coat took a lot of paint but it turned out good and and easy to clean up. by joyce
joyce
joyce diy stencil rug idea. Did this to an old IKEA run in our dining room but used a herringbone pattern. First coat took a lot of paint but it turned out good and and easy to clean up.
Things that make me smile
Strawberry banana baked oatmeal--MADE IT--Used mixed, frozen berries.  Good recipe!  Easy and quick--took 5 minutes to mix it up, then it baked for 30 while I cooked the rest of the meal.  Do not double sugar. by ebony
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ebony Strawberry banana baked oatmeal--MADE IT--Used mixed, frozen berries. Good recipe! Easy and quick--took 5 minutes to mix it up, then it baked for 30 while I cooked the rest of the meal. Do not double sugar.
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143 behind my ear, took only a couple minutes to do and I could hardly feel it! 143 means I love you, it’s the number of letters in the words. 143 is my number, and has shown up in tons of places in my life, even my math homework! My nickname is even b143. My boyfriend and I use 143 as a little inside way of telling each other that we love one another. And I also just found out my dad and step-mom used 1437, I love you forever, as a code between by baileymarie1034
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baileymarie1034 143 behind my ear, took only a couple minutes to do and I could hardly feel it! 143 means I love you, it’s the number of letters in the words. 143 is my number, and has shown up in tons of places in my life, even my math homework! My nickname is even b143. My boyfriend and I use 143 as a little inside way of telling each other that we love one another. And I also just found out my dad and step-mom used 1437, I love you forever, as a code between
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easy sewing machine cover - Since I just took my brand new sewing machine out of the box this might be a good first project for my first sewing machine : ) by Kimara
Kimara
Kimara easy sewing machine cover - Since I just took my brand new sewing machine out of the box this might be a good first project for my first sewing machine : )
Quilts
this is the earring/headband holder I made a few years ago. All I did was find a picture frame that I liked {I found a vintage inspired one at marshalls}, took out the glass and then staple gunned chicken wire to the back of the frame. {you have to cut the chicken wire to the specific measurments for your frame first} After I did that I gave a quick coat of vintage cream color to the frame and took some sandpaper and just kinda scratched up the by queen
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queen this is the earring/headband holder I made a few years ago. All I did was find a picture frame that I liked {I found a vintage inspired one at marshalls}, took out the glass and then staple gunned chicken wire to the back of the frame. {you have to cut the chicken wire to the specific measurments for your frame first} After I did that I gave a quick coat of vintage cream color to the frame and took some sandpaper and just kinda scratched up the
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Beef with Broccoli (Crockpot)-Made 8/21/13-pretty good, but the meat I got ended up being quite tough. Hubby liked it.  was easy to make, but took quite a bit more corn starch to get sauce to thicken. by nola
nola
nola Beef with Broccoli (Crockpot)-Made 8/21/13-pretty good, but the meat I got ended up being quite tough. Hubby liked it. was easy to make, but took quite a bit more corn starch to get sauce to thicken.
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Baked peanut butter oatmeal - previous pinned said " I literally let out a small moan of bliss upon the first bite. AMAZING! Served with milk and sliced bananas. Good alone, smelled fantastic while cooking. Easily doubled the recipe." by mmonet
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mmonet Baked peanut butter oatmeal - previous pinned said " I literally let out a small moan of bliss upon the first bite. AMAZING! Served with milk and sliced bananas. Good alone, smelled fantastic while cooking. Easily doubled the recipe."
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Jenny has used some of the best colors out there like Palladian Blue, Aegean Teal and Natural Choice and I received a lot of feedback from Jenny’s palette that readers have used and love Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.  Next to Palladian Blue, Sea Salt is another really popular and favorite color of readers. by SPEETway
SPEETway
SPEETway Jenny has used some of the best colors out there like Palladian Blue, Aegean Teal and Natural Choice and I received a lot of feedback from Jenny’s palette that readers have used and love Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams.  Next to Palladian Blue, Sea Salt is another really popular and favorite color of readers.
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Crockpot Quinoa Chili.  I made this 10/2013.  This recipe was super easy, and it made a ton of food.  I doubled the spices,  added a chopped bell pepper, and used fire-roasted diced tomatoes and tomatoes with hot chilies to spice it up.  (Still not too spicy with the other ingredients to tone it down.). Topped with cheddar or Romano cheese.  I will definitely make this over and over again. by aisha
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aisha Crockpot Quinoa Chili. I made this 10/2013. This recipe was super easy, and it made a ton of food. I doubled the spices, added a chopped bell pepper, and used fire-roasted diced tomatoes and tomatoes with hot chilies to spice it up. (Still not too spicy with the other ingredients to tone it down.). Topped with cheddar or Romano cheese. I will definitely make this over and over again.
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Pepperoni Pizza Rolls from sixsistersstuff.com! ****LYNDSAY'S TAKE: Are you kidding me? My family loved these! We did one pepperoni and another one we did Hawaiian (I did put a small amount of (homemade) marinara sauce on the bread). Also, used homemade pizza dough. Another cheap, easy and quick dinner and ALL the kids liked it! by marjorie
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marjorie Pepperoni Pizza Rolls from sixsistersstuff.com! ****LYNDSAY'S TAKE: Are you kidding me? My family loved these! We did one pepperoni and another one we did Hawaiian (I did put a small amount of (homemade) marinara sauce on the bread). Also, used homemade pizza dough. Another cheap, easy and quick dinner and ALL the kids liked it!
I Love dogs
My fam command center. All items purchased from Ikea, Target, and Micheal's dollar bins.  Used for my kids busy days, bills, and important date/to-do's.  Added a touch of my husband by placing a keyholder gift from his dad. All push pins, just hot glued paper flowers found on clearance for a buck (12 pk). Fave is the picture frames up top. $1.00 find for all four, used scrapbook items I already had. I cut out everything myself and just added sticker letters. Everyone who has seen them think they're store bought! Set up in a small unused corner in kitchen/dinning area leading out to sunroom. by tammi
tammi
tammi My fam command center. All items purchased from Ikea, Target, and Micheal's dollar bins. Used for my kids busy days, bills, and important date/to-do's. Added a touch of my husband by placing a keyholder gift from his dad. All push pins, just hot glued paper flowers found on clearance for a buck (12 pk). Fave is the picture frames up top. $1.00 find for all four, used scrapbook items I already had. I cut out everything myself and just added sticker letters. Everyone who has seen them think they're store bought! Set up in a small unused corner in kitchen/dinning area leading out to sunroom.
In and Around the Home
Gymbo the clown cake - I made this cake for a friend's son who was having a birthday party at Gymboree. It was the biggest cake I've ever made: a 3-layer 12x18 cake. The baking took forever and so did the fondant Gymbo, but the rest was easy. To make Gymbo, I printed out a picture of him I found online, then cut it up by color (if that makes sense!). I traced the pieces onto the different colors of fondant, cut them out, and then pieced Gymbo by isrc
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isrc Gymbo the clown cake - I made this cake for a friend's son who was having a birthday party at Gymboree. It was the biggest cake I've ever made: a 3-layer 12x18 cake. The baking took forever and so did the fondant Gymbo, but the rest was easy. To make Gymbo, I printed out a picture of him I found online, then cut it up by color (if that makes sense!). I traced the pieces onto the different colors of fondant, cut them out, and then pieced Gymbo
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I ❤ crazy quilting  . . . Goal: cleaning up & putting everything I have used for a project away before pulling out another. Looking for the next pattern which will require excursions into unsorted boxes from the past. While I am working towards this aim I will take the opportunity to share another heart, this one made in 1997 is 5.5 inches wide & keeps the embroidery very simple so that it forms a nice background for the featured flower trail by DenyMacMart
DenyMacMart
DenyMacMart I ❤ crazy quilting . . . Goal: cleaning up & putting everything I have used for a project away before pulling out another. Looking for the next pattern which will require excursions into unsorted boxes from the past. While I am working towards this aim I will take the opportunity to share another heart, this one made in 1997 is 5.5 inches wide & keeps the embroidery very simple so that it forms a nice background for the featured flower trail
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Per poster: used ClosetMaid storage items from Target. I have a small bookshelf, four drawers and cupboard and we painted a 2'x6' peice of plywood for the top. The whole project cost about $75 and took one afternoon including the shopping! The ClosetMaid system made a counter height desk so I sit on a stool but I use my desk for scrapbooking and end up standing most of the time anyway. by faith
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faith Per poster: used ClosetMaid storage items from Target. I have a small bookshelf, four drawers and cupboard and we painted a 2'x6' peice of plywood for the top. The whole project cost about $75 and took one afternoon including the shopping! The ClosetMaid system made a counter height desk so I sit on a stool but I use my desk for scrapbooking and end up standing most of the time anyway.
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"Lucky Horseshoe: Irish brides used to carry a real horseshoe for good luck. Turned up so their luck won’t run out. This was very cumbersome and over the years brides carried a small porcelain horseshoe instead, within their wedding bouquet." Gotta get a horseshoe now! by sue-ellen johnson
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sue-ellen johnson "Lucky Horseshoe: Irish brides used to carry a real horseshoe for good luck. Turned up so their luck won’t run out. This was very cumbersome and over the years brides carried a small porcelain horseshoe instead, within their wedding bouquet." Gotta get a horseshoe now!
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Another pinner said, "A girl at work brought these to a baby shower... holy moly! So good, and I couldn't figure out what they were made of!! So easy, a box of Ritz, a bag of skor bits, and eagle brand condensed milk... then bake, top w/ icing, or chocolate! Delish!!!" by amalia
amalia
amalia Another pinner said, "A girl at work brought these to a baby shower... holy moly! So good, and I couldn't figure out what they were made of!! So easy, a box of Ritz, a bag of skor bits, and eagle brand condensed milk... then bake, top w/ icing, or chocolate! Delish!!!"
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Half-Up Crown Braid - This look is super easy and very cute. It’s good for date night or just hanging out with your girlfriends. I love to braid, it is definitely my go-to style, so here’s another one I can add to my arsenal. by nanette
nanette
nanette Half-Up Crown Braid - This look is super easy and very cute. It’s good for date night or just hanging out with your girlfriends. I love to braid, it is definitely my go-to style, so here’s another one I can add to my arsenal.
Getting
"Community blames police for Friday night looting in Ferguson" - “Those police are cowards,” a man who asked to not be identified said. “They locked up reporters and peaceful people, but they let the thugs run this street like crazy. They wasn’t scared of those reporters and the people they knew were doing good. They used tear gas and took them to jail. Where were they at when the folks who meant harm came out? Tell me that.” by mamie
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mamie "Community blames police for Friday night looting in Ferguson" - “Those police are cowards,” a man who asked to not be identified said. “They locked up reporters and peaceful people, but they let the thugs run this street like crazy. They wasn’t scared of those reporters and the people they knew were doing good. They used tear gas and took them to jail. Where were they at when the folks who meant harm came out? Tell me that.”
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Yummy!! A garlicky shrimp dish with a tinge of hot. Perfect for a light dinner and really good heated up a day or two later. I used angel hair instead of linguine to make it lighter. I also added a few stalks of asparagus. Worth trying this fast and easy dish. by isabelle
isabelle
isabelle Yummy!! A garlicky shrimp dish with a tinge of hot. Perfect for a light dinner and really good heated up a day or two later. I used angel hair instead of linguine to make it lighter. I also added a few stalks of asparagus. Worth trying this fast and easy dish.
Food For Thought
Baked chili cheese dogs for Super Bowl Sunday ! The boys loved it ! I used homemade chili and Dijon mustard Next time I will wrap in bacon  and BBQ the hot dogs first cause I like the texture and maybe a sour cream/ horseradish drizzle to fancy it up. Hubby thinks jalapeños on top would be a good addition ( I used green onion ) by carmen
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carmen Baked chili cheese dogs for Super Bowl Sunday ! The boys loved it ! I used homemade chili and Dijon mustard Next time I will wrap in bacon and BBQ the hot dogs first cause I like the texture and maybe a sour cream/ horseradish drizzle to fancy it up. Hubby thinks jalapeños on top would be a good addition ( I used green onion )
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I like the idea of folding the cushions up because it would allow the interior of the cabin to be used as a storage space while traveling.  This is a great idea also for how to fix the floor:  Could use linoleum or could use a small amount of laminate flooring.  Great colors inside too. by nanette
nanette
nanette I like the idea of folding the cushions up because it would allow the interior of the cabin to be used as a storage space while traveling. This is a great idea also for how to fix the floor: Could use linoleum or could use a small amount of laminate flooring. Great colors inside too.
Getting
How to restore an old good brush? I found out that by not only adding soap but really hot water the oil sticked to the brushes it will finally come off! Leave the brushes in hot water for couple of minutes until the brush hairs are flexible. Now, I have brushes in great condition that I have used for more than 10 years just like new!  The best of all I didn't use turpentine or thinner at all that it is toxic. by ivy
ivy
ivy How to restore an old good brush? I found out that by not only adding soap but really hot water the oil sticked to the brushes it will finally come off! Leave the brushes in hot water for couple of minutes until the brush hairs are flexible. Now, I have brushes in great condition that I have used for more than 10 years just like new! The best of all I didn't use turpentine or thinner at all that it is toxic.
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Slow Cook Beef Stew Recipe - Made this with thawed steak I couldn't end up grilling out that night. So amazing but I did change a few things. No mushrooms, no potatoes (served it over spaetzle), used all broth and no wine and no tomato paste (because I didn't have any). Used sirloin and really monitored my crock pot as it "runs hot". It cooked in 5 hours on a combo of low and warm. Amazing! by mamie
mamie
mamie Slow Cook Beef Stew Recipe - Made this with thawed steak I couldn't end up grilling out that night. So amazing but I did change a few things. No mushrooms, no potatoes (served it over spaetzle), used all broth and no wine and no tomato paste (because I didn't have any). Used sirloin and really monitored my crock pot as it "runs hot". It cooked in 5 hours on a combo of low and warm. Amazing!
Vegetarian
OK... sprayed some no-stick spray on the baking pan you see in the picture. Browned a pound of ground beef with 1/2 diced onion and some chopped green onions. Drained it. Added about a cup of water and a packet of Taco Bell taco seasoning mix. Got a 27 oz can of "El Mexicano Chili for Rellenos" and drained them, rinsed them, pulled them into small strips with my fingers. (Fresh Poblano peppers would probably make this even better). Combined 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, fat-free milk (would have used whole milk but we had fat-free milk on hand) in a separate dish and whisked that all together. Added a small can of green chilis to that flour/milk mix along with another 1/2 diced raw onion and a little more chopped up raw green onion. Put a layer of chilis on the bottom of the baking pan shown in the picture. Ladel some of the egg/milk/onions mixture on top. Add a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and "mexican blend shredded cheese". Now add another layer of the chilis... another layer of egg/milk/onions stuff, another layer of shredded cheeses. I made a total of 3 layers like this. Baked at 350 for about 45 minutes, then added a small can of sliced black olives and put it on a high broil for 4-5 minutes. Let it sit 20 minutes or so and serve it up. We topped it with sour cream and some homemade poblano/jalapeno hot sauce I'd made last weekend.  Oh yeah... of course I spooned in some of the seasoned/browned ground beef on each of the 3 layers, too... heh heh... kind of an important part of the recipe.  One other thing...  I also tore up two large flour tortillas into bite-sized pieces and added those in to the dish as I was building up the layers. by dollie
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dollie OK... sprayed some no-stick spray on the baking pan you see in the picture. Browned a pound of ground beef with 1/2 diced onion and some chopped green onions. Drained it. Added about a cup of water and a packet of Taco Bell taco seasoning mix. Got a 27 oz can of "El Mexicano Chili for Rellenos" and drained them, rinsed them, pulled them into small strips with my fingers. (Fresh Poblano peppers would probably make this even better). Combined 4 eggs, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, salt, pepper, fat-free milk (would have used whole milk but we had fat-free milk on hand) in a separate dish and whisked that all together. Added a small can of green chilis to that flour/milk mix along with another 1/2 diced raw onion and a little more chopped up raw green onion. Put a layer of chilis on the bottom of the baking pan shown in the picture. Ladel some of the egg/milk/onions mixture on top. Add a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and "mexican blend shredded cheese". Now add another layer of the chilis... another layer of egg/milk/onions stuff, another layer of shredded cheeses. I made a total of 3 layers like this. Baked at 350 for about 45 minutes, then added a small can of sliced black olives and put it on a high broil for 4-5 minutes. Let it sit 20 minutes or so and serve it up. We topped it with sour cream and some homemade poblano/jalapeno hot sauce I'd made last weekend. Oh yeah... of course I spooned in some of the seasoned/browned ground beef on each of the 3 layers, too... heh heh... kind of an important part of the recipe. One other thing... I also tore up two large flour tortillas into bite-sized pieces and added those in to the dish as I was building up the layers.
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