Adding fun ruffles to a tshirt. I'll be doing this as my shirts continue to get bigger and bigger...cut them up before throwing them out!
oh, this breaks my heart! don't pollute, and ALWAYS cut up those plastic rings before throwing them away, if you really MUST buy something
I used to be a lot of fun until my hormones made me crazy...hahaha. I'll get them reeled in! ;)
Designs I LOVE
This is my kind of terrarium! Get kids interested in terrariums by adding something fun as a prop. Check out our class this spring:
@Meghan McDonald You should get these, maybe I'll borrow them when I feel like stepping out of my box! :)
When rubber gloves get worn out cut them up into rubber bands. These larger sized rubber bands are very useful
I'm pinning a recipe from my own blog, because these are the most incredible cut-out cookies ever. I'll argue this one til you give up. :)
Recipes I want to try
Renew Health Coaching: Baked Zucchini Chips: My kids ate 4 servings before I could even get them all out of the pan! Delicious :)
Something fun around the Halloween/Day of the Dead. Hard boil eggs. Use straws to "punch out" eyes, nose teeth in egg white, then either serve them as hard boiled eggs, or cut in half and make deviled egg mix to fill them and close them back up!
Leonard Lake and Charles Ng were a pair of serial killers responsible for as many as 25 murders. They not hesitant to abduct entire families. After killing the men and children to get them out of the way, they would hold the women captive in a custom-built room in a bunker at Lake's ranch, tie them up and torture and rape them, videotaping each other while doing so. After killing the victims by either strangling or shooting them, they would often bury them in shallow graves on the property.
... I know this is an iPhone background.... BUT.... if you cut half circles like this out of scrapbook paper and arranged them like this, maybe put them in a frame or something, that'd be really fun! I know you can get sparkly gold paper like that. Just a thought!
Arts & Crafts
Paint chips. *I use pairs of these to pair up my students in class. They draw them out of a bag, find their match & then work together. I let the "true Mickey Mouse" ears (black pairs) get first pick of materials or place to sit.
25 Manners Kids Should Know #1: When asking for something, say "Please." #2: When receiving something, say "Thank you." #3: Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking. #4: If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation. #5: When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later. #6: The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults. #7: Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome. #8: When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are. #9: When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had. #10: Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering. #11: When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling. #12: Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect. #13: Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant. #14: Don't call people mean names. #15: Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel. #16: Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best. #17: If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me." #18: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public. #19: As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else. #20: If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new. #21: When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile. #22: When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers! #23: Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do. #24: Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary. #25: Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
DIY Silhouette Vinyl Ornament Tutorial Okay okay! I am sure you are sick of all my Silhouette projects by now. Once I get my machine out I tend to make a whole bunch of stuff before I pack it back up. Just in the past couple of weeks I have made the platter, the t-shirt, and these 2 wreaths/holder.
Not so creative mom
"Set your alarm for 6am. Don’t groan when it goes off and pull the covers over your head, get up and start your day. Put on a baggy top and running shorts. Go downstairs and pour yourself a nice big glass of ice water. Cut up some fruit and mix it in with yogurt. Add some granola. Now go outside. Stretch for 10 minutes. Skip for 5 minutes. Jog for 10 minutes. Run for 10 minutes. Walk back. Lay out a towel on the ground and lie down on it. Do 50 crunches. Yes, they hurt, but they are 100% worth it. When you’re done, get in the shower. Use a nice smelling shampoo and matching conditioner. Shave your legs and wash your body. Exfoliate your face. Get out of the shower and let your hair air dry. Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? If you do, good for you. Do this every day and you will continue to love yourself. If you don’t like what you see, do this every day and pretty soon you will. Being lazy might feel good at the time, but being active feels better in the long run. How badly do you want it?"
P is for Personality, which is precisely what printed jeans ooze of. Glide your way into this mainstream must-have with this denim DO! Get inspired by Balmain’s coveted graphic jean with a snakeskin twist. Bulgari’s Serpenti Collection of chic bracelets, bags, wallets and watches has slithered into our hearts, helping our style shine bright. Infuse a luxe snakeskin-esque pattern with a pop of print… it’s just what the DIY doctor ordered. To create: use a solid colored pair of jeans for the base. Use scissors to cut zig zag shapes out of kitchen sponges and textured sponge cloths into 2” inch strips. Apply an even coat of fabric paint onto the sponge surface and press directly onto the denim starting from the outside edge. Hold sponge for a few seconds allowing paint to absorb into the material. Continue to create vertical patterns down the legs. For a more textured effect, overlap sponges as you go. Let one side dry completely before turning over to repeat the process on the back.
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New year = new you! Sparkle and shine for a fete that’s finer then fine this New Year’s Eve. Expect jaws to drop (along with the ball) while you ring in 2012. Get inspired by over-the-top glitz and glam for a decadent DIY stunner. Re-purpose brooches in your jewelry box, or pick up a few at flea markets or on eBay.To create, pin several brooches, arranged in a bib-like formation onto a piece of felt. Outline the bib shape with chalk and cut out around the brooches. You may need to sew a few stitches on the backside of the felt if brooches are weighing down the fabric, as you want them to lay flat. Flip over necklace base and sew a chain onto the back. Use a new chain or opt for one from an old necklace for an extra special touch.P.S.- Here’s to a happy, healthy & crafty 2012!
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Birthday Party Cowboy Cutouts Martha Stewart: These fun and simple cutouts add instant charm to any party. And, you can easily tailor them to any party theme. In addition to making a cowboy, try making clowns, animals, or superheroes. Then, frame pictures of your favorite cowboy or cowgirl using a a "Wanted" poster clip art or parchment paper clip art. Tools and Materials: Heavy-duty cardboard (see step 2 below for size) Colored papers, for "clothing" Matte knife, Zip ties, Broom handle, Block of wood (for cutout stand), optional, Bandanna, optional, Gloves, optional, Belt buckle, optional, Cowboy boots, optional. Cowboy Cutouts How-To: 1. Glue colored papers on top of a sheet of heavy-duty cardboard to create a "shirt" and "pants." 2. Have someone lie down on a piece of cardboard and use a marker to trace around the body, not including the head or extremities. 3. Use matte knife to cut out the shape. 4. Make two sets of holes in the "collar" and "belt buckle" area. Thread zip ties in the holes and attach the cutout to a broom handle. 5. Stick the cutout in the block of wood, in front of a bale of hay, or in your lawn. Dress your cutout by tying on a bandanna, adding gardening gloves, attaching a belt buckle, and putting on boots. Building Cutouts: Make your own Old West town with building cutouts for a: Blacksmith (front and back) (first floor and second floor) Hotel (first floor and second floor) Saloon (first floor and second floor) Sheriff (front and back) (first floor and second floor) General store (first floor and second floor) Each building will need two 4-by-8-foot pieces of cardboard and two 52-inch cardboard poster tubes to support the awning. Also, give your buildings extra Old West charm with this wood grain clip art... TNT Candy Sticks: These adorable treats resemble sticks of dynamite. They are the perfect party treat or favor for an Old West-themed birthday celebration. Ingredients: Seven 5-inch red stick candies (dylanscandybar.com) Black licorice (licoriceinternational.com) Directions: Take the red stick candies and place them together in a bundle. Cut a 7-inch piece of black licorice candy. Sandwich the piece of licorice, with one end extending, inside the bundle of stick candy. Cut about a 22-inch piece of black licorice and wrap it around the bundle of stick candy. Tie the black licorice so the candy bundle stays in place. Cut off loose end of licorice to desired length for the "fuse."
Great for all fitness levels Work out at your own pace Supersweatin’ workouts to new versions of these hits from the 70s and 80s: Best of My Love Lady Marmalade Hooked on a Feeling That’s the Way (I Like It) Love Machine I’m Your Boogie Man Mandy Listen to the Music Close to You I Wanna Dance With Somebody Let’s Hear It for the Boy True Colors Like a Virgin Hit Me With Your Best Shot Mickey If I Could Turn Back Time Shake It Up New Attitude Lean On Me Workouts don’t have to be boring – let Richard Simmons be your “Boogie Man”! Boogie Down the Pounds and Party Away the Pounds are Richard’s Supersweatin’ dance DVDs, where you can lose weight while having fun to great oldies! Join him and his terrific cast of people and get “Hooked on a Feeling” of fitness as you lose weight with Richard’s personal style of encouragement. These DVDs include everything you loved from my original Sweatin’ series – great music, easy dance moves and lots of fun – but this time choreographed to pumped-up versions of your favorite hits from the 70s and 80s, songs that make you want to get up and dance! Includes warm-up, workout and cool down. 55 minutes each. Made in the USA. $24.98
Great for all fitness levels Work out at your own pace Supersweatin’ disco workout to new versions of these 70s hits: Best of My Love Lady Marmalade Hooked on a Feeling That’s the Way (I Like It) Love Machine I’m Your Boogie Man Mandy Listen to the Music Close to You Workouts don’t have to be boring – let Richard Simmons be your “Boogie Man”! Boogie Down the Pounds is Richard’s Supersweatin’ Disco DVD, where you can Boogie Down the Pounds with him! Join him and his terrific cast of people and get “Hooked on a Feeling” of fitness as you lose weight with Richard’s personal style of encouragement. Boogie Down The Pounds includes everything you loved from my original Sweatin’ series – great music, easy dance moves and lots of fun – but this time choreographed to pumped-up versions of your favorite ’70s hits, songs that make you want to get up and dance! You don’t have to just “Listen to the Music,” now you can get up and boogie down. Make the decision for a new and healthier you! Includes warm-up, workout and cool down. 55 minutes. Made in the USA. $14.98
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot......they "didn't have a pot to piss in" & were the lowest of the low The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . ...... . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married. Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!" Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold. In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat. Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous. Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust. Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake. England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer. And that's the truth....Now, whoever said History was boring
Great for all fitness levels Work out at your own pace Songs include: It’s My Party Dancing in the Street Peggy Sue Great Balls of Fire Oh, Pretty Woman Fever My Boyfriend’s Back Big Girls Don’t Cry Do You Want to Dance Build Me Up Buttercup California Dreamin’ Gimme Some Lovin’ Dance to the Music Shout Proud Mary Heat Wave Welcome to the 25th Anniversary of Sweatin’ to the Oldies! When Richard Simmons created Sweatin’ in 1988, he was turned off by look-alike exercise videos with synthesized elevator music. So he made this video with real music and real people to make exercise fun! You’re going to find that there “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” to keep you from loving this exercise program! The Sweatin’ to the Oldies workout is pure enjoyment. You won’t hear any wall-to-wall instructional chatter. But you will hear all of Richard’s favorite heart-thumping tunes of the ‘50s and ‘60s, tunes that are bound to get you “Dancing in the Street.” So if you were too busy planning the decorations and didn’t enjoy your prom… now “It’s YOUR Party” but this one’s for your body! You’re going to slim down, get more energy and have more FUN exercising than you ever dreamed possible! Made in the USA. $48.00
Get ready to tone all those muscles and turn them into lean, mean, fat-burning machines! Join me for a fullbody toning workout that will slim and shape you into “Body Gorgeous.” It’s a fact—if you want to send fat packing, you’ve got to add muscle. Now, you can release all the power you’ve got inside with my new 30-minute toner that will help you lift, press, row, stretch, crunch and BLAST your way to a stronger, better body. You will love the real results you get from this super, fat-blasting, muscle-sculpting workout— terrific triceps, amazing abs, beautiful buns, shapely shoulders, and divine thighs. Who’s gorgeous? You are! So don’t fight it—it’s time to blast off and tone every fabulous inch of you! 5 fabulous new songs, each with a special routine for special results. "I'm Ready" is a fun, concise WARM-UP with new upper-body stretches specific to weight work. In "Full Potential," we use lighter weights to train our muscular ENDURANCE so our muscles can go the distance. In "Tight," we use heavier weights to train our muscular STRENGTH. Strong muscles build strong bones. "Burning Desire" is a hot new song, with a hot new ABDOMINAL ROUTINE. Finally, "Where There's a Will" is an inspiring, uplifting COOL DOWN that completes our toning program and leaves you wishing for more! $14.98
Great for all fitness levels Work out at your own pace Songs include: Oh, Pretty Woman Fever My Boyfriend’s Back Big Girls Don’t Cry and more! Welcome to the 25th Anniversary of Sweatin’ to the Oldies! Let’s face it… when it comes to exercise, nobody thinks of having a good time – unless you’re one of the millions of people who joined the workout fun of the original Sweatin’ to the Oldies. Well, have we got a sequel that’s guaranteed to knock your socks off… and the pounds too! It’s Sweatin’ to the Oldies 2. You get more, more, MORE of everything you loved in the original Sweatin’ to the Oldies. More of the best hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s performed by a live rock ‘n’ roll band; more great people – all shapes and sizes – sweatin’ off the fat; more of the low-impact aerobic exercises you love; plus tunes to help you strengthen your arms, flatten your tummy and tighten your buns. But best of all, this aerobic workout comes packed with more FUN! And since “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do,” Richard just continued the party from the first volume right into this volume. 64 minutes. Made in the USA. $14.98