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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Decking the halls..DIY Snowflake Garland!

I wanted to make a simple but cute garland for my mantel this year & this is what I came up with!
I found the ribbon at Joann's a while ago, on clearance! Score!


I found these really cute snowflake ornaments, at my local dollar store & just hot glued it to the ribbon!























Still haven't put up my tree, but at-least I have this up right?! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's that time of year~DIY Christmas Tree Ornament!

Every year it's tradition for me, to make a new decoration for my tree! I took a styrofoam ball, hot glued a piece of ribbon to it, follow by plastic pearls! I found the styrofoam balls at my local dollar store! I picked up the plastic pearls at Walmart, for about $3.00.
 Grand total... $4.00! 





Super easy & super cheap to make!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Kiwi Kiss


1 cup of blueberries
2 kiwi's peeled
1/2 honeydew melon: peeled & seeds removed.

Juice on low speed
















Here's what is left back in the juicer...






This juice is very high in vitamin C, which is always good to drink, when your sick! It was also very refreshing & had a very good taste to it!


Happy Juicing!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Detox Express!

I made this juice recently & felt so energized, that I never made coffee that morning!







1/2 lemon peeled
1 cucumber (peeled if waxy)
1 apple
1 2-inch piece of ginger
2 medium carrots


It makes 2 8-ounce servings








This juice (to me) tasted pretty good! Now to others, who are to remain nameless made funny faces, while drinking it! Haha!






I really want to get more into juicing! I've been reading all the health benefits to it! Many studies Ive read, that it is a good way to fight cancer & preventing it, plus not only that but the energy , you receive from doing it, is like drinking coffee. 

Happy Juicing! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hello Juicing!

Today my husband gave me a early Christmas gift.....




It is a lot of fun juicing! I can tell already that, I'm going to love it! I plan to make my family juices plus my father, who has lung cancer.

Tonight I made one called Orange sunshine!



Here is the recipe

1 lemon peeled
1 orange peeled
3 carrots with the top & ends cut off.

Juice all the ingredients all together & serve immediately!

This recipe was very refreshing! They said for extra immune system bonus you can add 15 drops of echinacea! I didn't have any on hand but it still was very good!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Party!

Last night, we celebrated my husband's 27th birthday! My goal was to make everything healthy & very tasty!

The menu was:
*Mandarin Orange Cake,
(per request by my husband)
*Homemade ranch dip w/ chips & pretzels.
*Cheesy carrot spread
*Pineapple Sweet Tea

The cheesy carrot spread, was a special recipe that my husband's grandmother use to make! I tried my best to make it like she use too! :)































Buddy's favorite spot, that night! Smart dog right!







Sunday, November 13, 2011

DIY Coffee Filter Wreath!

Very simple, just takes a bit to make!
So pop in a movie & get ready to make your own Coffee Filter Wreath!


Here's what you need
Pack of coffee filters
embroidery hoop
Hot glue gun
Ribbon
  You will need to start by pulling apart all your coffee filters.
  Fold the filter in half.
 Then fold over the filter from left to right.
 This is what the filter should like, once it is folded.
 The wreath takes a lot of them, so make sure you have a good pile of them!
 You are going to glue each filter on the very edge of the embroidery hoop. Make sure you space each filter about 1/2 inch apart. This is what your wreath will look like, once the first layer is finished.
 Then on the side of the embroidery hoop, you are going to glue each filter in the middle of the space below the first layer. 


Here is a closer look!
 This is what your second layer should like, once finished.

I forgot to take a picture of how I did the 3rd layer. I will have to explain by words!
 You glue the first layer to inside of the embroidery hoop. Don't worry, you don't see one bit of the embroidery hoop, at all.
 
Of course, you could leave it white but I wanted to add a little  Embellishment, for the holidays! 

To hang your wreath, you will need about 8 inches of ribbon! Make sure you burn the edges of your ribbon, so it doesn't fray. Then just hot glue your ribbon to the back of your embroidery hoop! 
There you have your very own DIY coffee filter wreath!
Enjoy!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Housewarming Party~

We recently became homeowners & had housewarming party to celebrate it!


We didn't have much time but I tried my best to make some decorations!




 House garland that I made out printable scrap paper from online~


Now onto the yummy goodies, we had!


~Our menu~
~Heavenly fruit dip, severed with pineapple & apple
 ~Homemade ranch dip served with honey wheat pretzels & chips

Of course

~Mint Brownies~
*
Recipe is below*



Now onto this one dish, that my husband absolutely wanted was "sweet & sour meatballs"



"Mint Brownies"
from : Original recipe *Hershey's Best Brownies


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. 1 Package of Andes Mint Chips
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan. 
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. As soon as the brownies come out of the oven, spread the mints all over the brownies! Then once they melted, spread the melted mint chips all over!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Turning A Sweater into...


A Cardigan...
*sorry for the poor picture quality*


I was on pinterest  last week & came across this cute idea of turning a sweater into a cardigan! Here's how mine came out!

I started by cutting the sweater, straight down the middle.

Then I hemmed both sides, with a straight stitch.

Then I sewed on a cute rose button.



All done!! Very easy project to do, especially for beginner in sewing!