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Friday, June 28, 2013

DIY Woven Bracelets

I was taking a leisurely walk around Joanns a few weeks ago and discovered they had this amazing braided trim on the mini bolts in the trim section.  I loved the color and searched for a few more.  They were the perfect colors for a spring bracelet.  Add a little of this and a little of that and voile you have some funky bright colored bracelets for summer! Check out how I did them.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Creamy Chicken & Pasta {Recipe}

I love a quick, easy meal that I can throw together for dinner.  Even better when I pull it our of the freezer and bake.  I love making Cheesy Chicken & Pasta for my family and adding a fresh veggie and french bread or biscuit. This recipe can be made the same day or doubled and half placed in the freezer for later! Here is how I made it.   

Monday, June 24, 2013

Easy DIY Knit Headband

 I was at Joann's the other day.  There were 2 teenage girls buying knit fabric.  I asked them what they were going to make.  They showed me a headband they had purchased and figured they could make them.  So I took a look at the headband, gave them a few sewing tips and off they went to make their headbands.  I started thinking and decided to make a few of my own. These headband are super simple.  And stylish too.  I have even teamed up with Ashley over at Flats to Flip Flops to show you how to fashion your head band.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Easy Homemade Honey Butter {Recipe}

So a while back I made these Homemade Fried Scones.  Probably the best recipe I have ever found for Utah Scones. So this time I am sharing my delicious homemade honey butter to go with them or on a thick piece of homemade wheat bread.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What to wear!! {Fourth of July} 15+ Diy Clothing Projects

The 4th of July is one of those holiday I just love dressing up for.  I realize that it is only 1 day, but I grew up being taught that it is important to celebrate our freedoms.  I have heard stories about family members who have fought in past wars.  Hearing there stories reminds me that freedom is not free.  It is earned and should be appreciated. So every year I rack my brain to find something unique to dress my kids in. So this year I made a round up of projects that I love. Some are DIY some are purchase but all are fabulous.   All around dressing You and your kids for the 4th of July!! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Easy American Flag T- Shirt

Sugar Bee Crafts Red White Blue

I am so excited to be a part of Sugar Bee Crafts Red White and Blue Series.  Today I am sharing my Easy American Flag T-Shirt. No sew, not cutter required!!

I love dressing my kids in Patriotic clothing and outfits for the 4th of July.  I think it is important to instill in our kids how important our freedom is, and to appreciate those how fight for our freedoms. So every year I try to think of something easy and special for each one of them.  This year I went the easy route and made these fun and easy American Flag Tees!!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wish Works & Gymboree Giveaway!!

Wow do I have a giveaway for you!!  I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you a fantastic giveaway.  Just in time for some summer fun! Check out this amazing gift pack.   The winner will receive:
$100 gift card to Gymboree
$50 gift card to Wish Works by Chasing Fireflies
Alex markers and tub crayons
Skip Hop Owl Back Pack
Melissa and Doug Paint your own Treasure box
Like the Gymboree Facebook to get updated on the latest fashions for kids 
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I Heart Salt Lake
Flats To Flip Flops

Amazing right??  I just love Chasing Fireflies and Gymboree. Be sure to check out the raffle copter below and get your self entered!
Click on the link below.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Cinnamon Waffle Bites

***Warning if you don't like easy things, skip this post.  It can't get any easier than this!***

So the other day I was cleaning out my fridge. Oh I dislike this job.  It reminds me of  the leftovers I forgot about. I really hate wasting food!  I found some packaged cinnamon rolls, tucked way in the bask.  I am not sure how they got in there.  I guess I bought them but I can't remember when or were. They were really close to expiring. I debated on throwing them away. But then I thought, why waste them.  So I did something a little unconventional.  I threw them in the waffle iron!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Patriotic Pinwheel Hair clip or pin

Today is so exciting!  I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggy friends to bring you:
7 Blogs
7 Projects 
7 Times the Fun
All centered around the 4th of July!

Not sure what to bring to that BBQ?  Want that perfect red, white and blue decoration?  How about what to wear?  We have got you covered!

So please sit back, relax(I'm grabbing some swedish fish and red cream soda), and enjoy these 7 fabulous projects!

1. Melissa of Hollyhocks & Honeybees

2. Emily of The Benson Street 

3. Candice of She's Crafty

4. Ashley of flats to flip flops

5. Adrienne of Free Time Frolics

6. Andie of Maybe I Will 

7. Kaylynn of Among the Young 

I am always looking for an amazing hair do-dad for the Little Miss.  I like unique items that no one else will have.  It's important to me.  I live in a small city with few choices. So everyone has the same stuff. So I come up with my own variety! So today I am sharing my quick and easy Patriotic Hair Pinwheels! These beauties are easy to make and require no sewing.  Just a little ironing and glue.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fun in the Sun Giveaway!!

Summer weather is here! Melissa & Doug has all kinds of great toys for you to help keep the kids entertained for the summer. You can get toys for all ages including classic toys, tents, sand toys, puzzles, art & craft, plus more!

As a mom I love great quality toys I can count on.  Melissa and Doug toys are just that, Quality.  I love that they have so many choices.  Whether its a day for sand buckets and shovels for the beach or sturdy, colorful puzzles and toys for drizzly day inside, they have you covered.

Not only do you have the opportunity to win this giveaway but you can also head on over to the Melissa & Doug on Facebook fan page and then click on the Play to 250k Sweepstakes tab to enter the Play to 250,000 Fans Sweepstakes.
Each time their fan base grows by 1,000 fans, a fan will win a selection of Melissa & Doug toys. Plus, when the Facebook page reaches 250,000 fans, all fans will receive a special gift. WOW!!
If you are curious about what real moms thinks about Melissa and Doug toys, you can read these reviews:

One lucky winner will receive a $200.00 eGift Code to Melissa & Doug!

Giveaway ends June 27, 2013 at 11:59pm, open to US only, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

This event was organized by MomPoweredMedia please contact tina@babycostcutters.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Homemade Restaurant Style Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

Do you love Restaurant styled fruity lemonades?  Fresh lemonade is one of my favorites! I love a tall glass of lemonade with a sugar rimmed glass. Served with a steak and potato.  Yum!  I wanted this lemonade all summer long.  I found this recipe online and tweeked it just a bit to fit my fancy.  I love home canning.  {Check out my canning post.  I am kind of a canning nerd!}Especially when its tastes so good! So I used my home canning and food storage skills to bring you this yummy drink!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Home Canning 101 Favorite Supplies

I love home canning.  I guess it started when I was young.  I use to help my grandmother can hundreds of jars of fruits and veggies every year.  That was just what she did.  My grandparents never bought a jar of peaches or green beans or corn.  She canned everything.  They always grew a garden and preserved everything. I learned early on how to do these things.  Then as I got older we did less and less.  Until I was married and had kids of my own.  I decided I wanted to can a few things for my kids.  Knowing what is in our food is so important to me.  So I called up my Granny and wrote down everything she told me about canning.  I purchased a book on preserving the harvest and started my canning collection.  My first piece of canning equipment was my grandmothers water bath.  I think it's about 50 years old.  Each year or two I added a piece to my collection based on what I wanted to can that year.  I so far have collected most of my canning supplies and I can can most anything.  So today I am going to share my favorite canning supplies and a few canning recipes!
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