Saturday, October 30, 2010

Coming soon!

We are going to have a SPECTACULAR giveaway on Monday! I am so excited about I can hardly keep it all in! I cannot tell who it is from... but I know that you will ALL love it!

Come back on Monday to see what all the hype is about!

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Need your advice - Sit and Stand Stroller

With the addition of our daughter, I was pondering getting a Sit and Stand Stroller instead of a Double Stroller.




What are your thoughts and advice on the topic?   Do you have one and love it or hate it? 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Show Off Your Stuff Party #51!

Hello and welcome to the Show Off Your Stuff Party! The place where we all get together and SHOW OFF OUR STUFF!!

This week I am showing off:
My Leg Warmers made from a recycled Sweater!
{In honor of this rounds Iron Crafter's Secret Ingredient!}



Make sure you check out theIron Crafter- Secret Ingredient: Sweaters and link up your sweater projects!



Don't miss out on our Giveaway from Say It On The Wall! It is pretty awesome!
BWS tips button

Here are the rules:
1. Link up a post that you want to show off!
PICK ONE PLACE TO LINK UP YOUR POST: CRAFTS, DIY OR RECIPES... BUT PLEASE NOT MORE THAN ONE!!
Don't know where to put it... just pick on and go with it! : )

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

3. Please do not link up to something that you are just trying to sell. (If you are making it as a tutorial and selling in your shop as well that is fine.) This is not the place to advertise. Thanks :) Please don't make me be a meanie and delete these!

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


5. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a spotlight on Fireflies and Jellybean. (Proper credit and links will be given to you, of course!)







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Giveaway! Say It On The Wall!

***This Giveaway is Closed!***





I am so excited to introduce you to our newest sponsor! Say It On The Wall!
BWS tips button

They have everything you need when it comes to vinyl! 

Here are some of my favorites:

(the PERFECT kid-proof nativity scene!)
{Which most of you know , adoption is near and dear to my heart!}


They have SO much more!

Every week (on Monday) between now and Christmas they are putting up new products and they are offering a 40% off code along with it!  Pretty sweet deal if you ask me!  Be sure to check that out too on Say It On The Wall!

For the giveaway, Say It On The Wall is giving TWO F&J readers a $20 gift credit to get ANYTHING you want!

Here is how you can enter:
2. F&J Follower get an extra entry

This giveaway will be open until Nov. 2nd (Midnight CST) and  I will pick a winner on Wednesday and post it at the top of the blog!

Good luck!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Leg Warmers from an old Sweater

Here is a repost of one of my FAVORITES tutorials!  My Leg Warmers from an Old Sweater! 
{To help give you motivation for the Iron Crafter- Secret Ingredient: Sweaters!}

I made these last year, and I am going to pull them out to wear again this year! 
I made these leg warms from this old sweater! I already had the sweater, I was going to donate it but decided I needed some leg warmers. It was easy... I will show you how!
Here is what you will need:
An old sweater
Buttons
Sewing machine (with normal sewing stuff like thread, needles, scissors, etc..)

1.) take your sweater and cut off the sleeves and the bottom cuff of the sweater (is that what it is call... basically the bottom hem- I am going to call it a cuff)
2.) Cut off the tops of the sleeves to make it even across the top.




3.) Cut the cuff to match the top of the sleeves, It should go all the way around the top of the unfinished edge of the sleeve.





4.) Sew the cuff to make a tube or circle.



5.) put your cuff tube inside of your sleeve matching up the unfinished edges with the RIGHT side of the cuff facing the WRONG side of the sleeve.



6.) Sew around the top of the sleeve




7.) Flip your cuff up out of the sleeve. you should be seeing the WRONG side right now... that is OK!



8.) Flip the cuff down so that the RIGHT side is showing and covering up your seam.



9.) Sew a cute button on the side of the cuff.



10.) Rock your leg warmers like you are on Foot Loose! (please tell me that I am not the only one old enough to remember that movie!)





Make some for yourself and that teen girl on your list for Christmas!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Iron Crafter Round 6- Seacret Ingredient: Sweaters

Are you ready for ROUND 6 of the Iron Crafter?!?

The secret ingredient for this round is.... Sweaters!

  You could use part of it or all of it! We think that this could be really fun for fall!  I am so excited to see what you all come up with!


Here are the rules:

1. The craft you submit must be YOUR craft.

2. You must use the secret ingredient.

3. Offer a tutorial or how-to on how you made your craft.

4. Enter your craft in the linky party by the close date.

5. In order to be considered as a semi-finalist you MUST have one of the Iron Crafter buttons ON THE POST YOU ARE SUBMITTING!!!

6. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a spotlight on Fireflies and Jellybeans. (Proper credit and links will be given to you, of course!)


The Semi-finalists will be chosen based on:
Appearance
Originality
Use of the secret ingredient.



This round will be open from
Oct 25th - 29th...

This rounds guest judge is:
Mandy from
Sugar Bee Craft Edition


Now let's see what you've got!





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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Spotlight: SOYS #50 Favorites!

WOW! Another FABULOUS Show Off Your Stuff Party!

Here are these weeks Favorites!


Feel free to take our "FEATURED" button if you were featured today!

Don't forget that the Iron Crafter-Secret Ingredient: Sweaters starts tomorrow! Get your projects ready to link up!

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Christmas Shoppes @ Fireflies and Jellybeans


I am so excited to announce the Christmas Shoppes @ Fireflies and Jellybeans!

The Holiday season is almost upon us!  And we all love to get deals and buy homemade! 

Christmas Shoppes @ Fireflies and Jellybeans is about helping buyers and sellers.


For Buyers:
A one stop place to shop ALL thing homemade! All from the comfort of your home!

For Sellers
 I am offering to showcase your handmade shoppe for the week of  Nov 26th (black Friday) through Dec 2nd.  You will get a chance to tell a little bit about your shoppe, showcase 2 items, and you also have the option of having a discount for F&J readers (We all love a good deal!)

Your spot will look similar to this:
Shoppe: Funky Joy
Sells: Reusable snack bags, reusable trash bags, marker rolls, fancy towels and more!
Discount: Free Shipping to US customers until Christmas!

Cost is $5 (F&J sponsors get a spot for FREE!)
*** All shoppes must be family friendly and approved by me first!***
E-mail me at firefliesandjellybeans@gmail.com to get started on the EXCITING opportunity for your shoppe! 

I am so excited about this!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Show Off Your Stuff Party # 50!!!

Welcome to the Show off Your Stuff Party! The place we all get together and SHOW OFF OUR STUFF!


This week I am showing off:
My Pumpkin Fairy House

AND

Don't miss out of the AMAZING deal from Canvas People! They are offering a FREE 8X10 Canvas for FREE or you can upgrade it to an 11X14 canvas for only 9.99!


Here are the rules:
1. Link up a post that you want to show off!
PICK ONE PLACE TO LINK UP YOUR POST: CRAFTS, DIY OR RECIPES... BUT PLEASE NOT MORE THAN ONE!!
Don't know where to put it... just pick on and go with it! : )

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

3. Please do not link up to something that you are just trying to sell. (If you are making it as a tutorial and selling in your shop as well that is fine.) This is not the place to advertise. Thanks :) Please don't make me be a meanie and delete these!

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


5. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a spotlight on Fireflies and Jellybean. (Proper credit and links will be given to you, of course!)








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