Monday, June 27, 2016

Women's Empowerment Thrifting Haul

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Good Morning dear readers,  I love thrifting and there is another store nearby my house.  It's another nonprofit store. They get their items from estate sale donations and have some really cool stuff.  I went back to get this candle stick, tea cup and anything that stuck my fancy.




 I love the tea cups and getting a bunch to do that teacup candle craft.  This one had a chip on the top which can be covered by the bling. So sometime soon will have the teacup candles to show you.








This was so cute its a tin bank by hallmark. Not sure how old it is will have to look it up. Love all the woodland animal scenes they really stand out and make it look cute.


This was so nice and will make a great project. Sorry the pic is blurry. Conor has started sanding it down.  It will get a nice coat of paint and some bling has well love all the crafting.

What have you found in your hauls and are you giving them an upcycle would love to know.




                               
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Crafter's Beware

Good Afternoon my fellow crafters, I'm here to warn you of a crafting thief.  We careful what you leave out.  Someone might decide it belongs to him.  You might find yourself in a battle of  wills. The battle of wills between human and feline.  A certain teenager borrowed my galvanized tub and instead of using it for what he said he was he put things in it.  He put Frankie's blanket inside it.  The next thing we know he's claimed it and wont get out of it.  I actually get to sleep at night with no cat-he's in the tub.  Here's the evidence.

                                                      You think I'm giving this up think again
                                                     
                                                             Mine, Mine all mine

                                           Don't try anything funny I know where you sleep.


Lock up all your crafts you never know who will claim them.

Upcycling Vase-Giving It Some Bling

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Good Morning dear readers,  I finished a new project that's really easy to do.  Everybody has some simple plain vases in their kitchen cabinets.  Some of them are just so plain there VERY BORING. I saw this idea in one of my craft feeds about gluing stones to a vase and I thought I would give it a try.  Always love adding bling to items and making stand out.  Here's what it looked like after I finished.




What you'll need to make a vase look this one:

Vase from stash
2-3 bags of stones from floral dept 
embellishments 
glue gun
glue sticks

First off I wash the vase this is what it looked like before I blinged it.






Start layering stone around the vase all the way to the top.  You will have some gaps depending on the vase.  Fill in little gaps with pearl beads and flower embellishments with rhinestones.  Let sit until completely dry.  Note be careful burned my fingers fixing spots.  You can put LED lights inside to give it more bling.  I might buy some later and update post.  Keep crafting zen hugs and purrs from Frankie.




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Monday, June 20, 2016

Drink Up Watermelon Smoothie

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Good Morning dear readers, it's that time of year were its really hot.  Sorry for stating the obvious but everyone needs to make sure they get enough to drink.  Staying hydrated is very important especially since we are hitting the hundred degree weather in alot places. I am guilty of reaching for the coffee instead of the water.  So making it easier for all of us myself included. I decided to make a new smoothie recipe with a fruit full of water  I love watermelon and it is definitely full of water.  I love making smoothies so here is the new recipe to enjoy.  This is a blender recipe so drag that puppy out and get ready to chop and blend.

Blender
chopped watermelon
cup of strawberry ends cut off
cup of sunny d original flavor add more if needed


Put chopped watermelon in blender pour in sunny d.  Blend and then add strawberries and chop and blend until smooth.  Pour over ice in nice glasses and your done.







Friday, June 17, 2016

Fun Frugal and Thrifty Finds

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Good Morning dear readers,  I went thrift hunting this week.  I found some lovely finds to share with you.  Note you should always check the non profit thrift stores i.e. hospice and in my case women's empowerment. I was told by women's empowerment most of their items come from estate sales and they do get vintage jewelry and majolica.  I love majolica used to have a big collection. I definitely will be hitting them up more.  Here's a lovely tray I found at hospice. It says elite tray made in england





                                                      I found this lovely crystal bottle.



                                    Beautiful perfume bottle definitely vintage anybody have any clues.



I'm loving this book I picked up. It's mary engelbreits crafts for your home.  There are a lot of cute crafts and I fell in love with the teacup craft.  So I went back to the thrift store for a teacup and saucer to work on this craft.  You really need to check it out and here's a link to the actual book http://amzn.to/1ZWnrI3





                            I saw this little santa and I'll be adding him to my christmas collection.






                           Snowline hospice always has rubber stamps and I had to pick up a couple.



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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Summer Time Candy Bark

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Good Evening dear readers, Conor's been asking for me to make bark again.  I told him I wanted something a little different.  We compromised I made his favourite and then I played with this recipe. I saw the vanilla chips in the store and it reminded me of ice cream. You know the type I'm talking about the ice cream sandwiches with the chocolate on the outside and the vanilla on the inside.  I grabbed a bag and then proceeded to make this recipe.  I love this recipe its so easy it only takes 10 minutes in the oven.  So here's how I made this recipe.


1 bag chocolate chips 11 oz bag
1 bag vanilla chips 11 oz bag
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup baking coconut

Spread the chips on a baking sheet.  Then sprinkle the other ingredients over the chips.  Place in a 200 degree oven no higher or the chocolate will burn.  When melted remove from oven and spread around with spatula.  Place in freezer for 20 minutes.  Pull out when frozen and break into little pieces.







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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Still-Life Kitty



Good Morning fur buddies,  I was getting my tummy rubbed by boy.  So I was in a very relaxed mode and then he took these pictures.  No faire I was all exposed for the world to see.  It's like someone having their picture taken while taking a shower--to exposed.  So mom played with them and created these art works.  We are participating in Athena Cat Goddess Art Hop.  If you want to see all kinds of anipals in art check it out.  Mom loves this form of art so fuss no mess.  That's what she thinks theirs a lot of fuss when I don't want to the flashy box in my face.  I tell you do humans like having their photos taken.  No my human doesn't does yours?  Mom played in picmonkey and dreamscope.  Enjoy your weekend zen hugs and purrs to all.





                                                             Dreamscope


                                                                 HDR


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