Thursday, December 31, 2009

Show Off Your Stuff Party #9!




Happy New Years Eve!  On the last day of 2009 let's show off our stuff!  Show me what your got from 2009!

Here are some of our most popular posts from 2009!







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What are some of your favorites!  Show them off!!


Here are the rules:

1. Link up any post (old or new) to show off your stuff! It can be anything that you want to show off!
It could be pictures, a post about your fun family vacations, a craft tutorial you made, a craft you made from a tutorial, a rehab, redecorating a room in your house... and on and on!

2. Add a permalink to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun. You can just grab my button!




Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I WON!

I have been a pretty lucky girl as of late!  With all the excitement of Christmas I forgot to post my winnings! 

I won these candle holders from Sweet Pickles and Chocolate.



I won a $50 gift card to Anthropologie from [ReDeemed] for her 12 Days of Christmas


I got 2nd place in the Tutorial Contest over at See Mommy Sew.
2nd place got this choker necklace and this Treasure bottle necklace.


And I won an 8 piece Lip gloss set from When You Wish Upon a Star on Somewhat Simple's 12 giveaways of Christmas!

A HUGE  "THANK YOU!" to everyone! 

Wanna know my secret?  I enter EVERY giveaway that I can...Which could be hundreds... I figure the more I enter the more chance I have of winning something!

Be sure to scroll down or click here for your chance to win a FREE advertising spot on Fireflies and Jellybeans!

Advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans!

***This giveaway is now closed!***


We are now offering advertising on Fireflies and Jellybeans!

Click to button above to get more information!

In order to kick it off we are having a drawing for FREE spots (Each spot will be up for 1 month) 3 lucky winners will win a button on our side bar and a sponsor post on our blog highlighting your shop or site! Do you have a shop, blog or site you are trying to get people to check out? Here is you chance to try us out and see if you like it!

Here is what you need to do to

1. Enter a comment on this post with a link to your shop, blog, or site that you wish to have advertised.
2. Make sure you leave your comment before Sunday Jan 3rd (midnight)

That’s it! Only one entry per person. 3 people will be chosen at random on Monday Jan 4th.

Good luck!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Pickle Roll-up Dip Recipe

Here is an easy appetizer to bring to any holiday party!

My Hubby's family LOVES pickle roll-ups.  You know, the snack that is a pickle rolled up in a piece of corn beef that has cream cheese spread on to it.  Pickle roll-ups are good but man, do they take some time to make! 

Here is my solution: Pickle Roll-up Dip! All the great teast and about 1/4 of the time!

Here is what you will need:
• Heavy whipping cream
• Dill pickles
• Sliced corn beef (or ham)

Here is what you will need to do:
1. Chop up your pickles. I use my food chopper
2. Slice up your corn beef (or ham) into little pieces. (“little pieces”- I believe is the technical term for them!)
3. Whip your heavy whipping cream in a bowl using a mixer.
4. Add your pickles and corn beef to the whipped cream.

Add crackers and you have a tasty treat!



I am linking to:
DIY Day

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas! AND Show Off Your Stuff Party # 8!

Merry Christmas!

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!  We hope that you are able to spend time together and enjoy the holiday! 


Today I am showing off my Christams Decorations. 

















Now it is your turn to Show off your Stuff!   I would LOVE to see your house decorated too!!


Here are the rules:

1. Link up any post (old or new) to show off your stuff! It can be anything that you want to show off!
It could be pictures, a post about your fun family vacations, a craft tutorial you made, a craft you made from a tutorial, a rehab, redecorating a room in your house... and on and on!

2. Add a permalink to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.

3. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun. You can just grab my button!










Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Guest Bloggin' at U Create!

Yes... you read that right!  I am guest blogging at U Create today! I am so excited! 
U Create


 Come on over and see some of this cuteness that is going on! 





Monday, December 21, 2009

How to make a Car Roll

We are having a homemade Christmas at my house this year! It has been fun and challenging to make cute things for my son. There are TONS of girly toys tutorials out there to make but boy toys tutorials are few and far between. I hope to add one!

A Car Roll - it is the same idea as a crayon roll but for toy cars.


Here is what you will need:
3 - 13.5 X 7 inch rectangles of fabric. I used denim from a pair of old jeans, black flannel (for the road), and a car flannel
ribbon (yellow works great to be part of the road)
Sewing machine (with other sewing tools: scissors, thread, etc..)
Optional: Fusible fleece
1. Iron your fabric. Pick out which one you want to be the pocket, fold it in half and iron across the crease.


2.) Optional: I also ironed on the fusible Fleece to the top of the back side of the black flannel. This was to give the "road" a little more stability and cushion.

3.) Open your pocket and on the BACK side make vertical lines up to the crease at 3", 5.5", 8" and 10.5"


4.)Now we are going to set up our pocket: Place your pocket (folded back down) onto the TOP side of the black flannel.


Then, flip open the pocket and pin into place on the bottom half.

5. Sew on your vertical lines that you made, being sure to stop at the fold crease. Make sure to back stitch at the beginning and end of each line.


Here is what the back looks like:

6. Flip your pocket down and sew two line across the top of the black flannel to make a road. DO NOT sew on the pocket!!

a closer look:

7. Place your ribbon on your road. I used a measuring tape to make sure that it was straight across. Pin your ribbon in place.

8. Sew on your ribbon. I sew down each side.

Here is what it looks like now:

9. Cut off a piece of ribbon that is about 32' long and fold it in half. Pen it to where the yellow ribbon on your road is with the length of the ribbon going onto the car roll. (This is going to be our tie)
10. Put the denim piece on top of the car roll (Right sides together).

Make sure that your tie ribbon is on the INSIDE... or it will come out backwards!

11. Sew around the outside edge of the car roll, making sure to leave a 3-4 inch opening to flip it right side out.
12. Flip the car roll right side out and iron on the creases of the seams. Top sew your opening closed and you are ALL DONE!

Put some cars in it and roll it up and tie it!


I am pretty sure that my 22 month old is going to LOVE it!

I am linking to:
Tuesday:
DIY Day
Get Your Craft On!


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