Thursday, October 21, 2010

Event: Boutique in the Barn

For my Arizona followers this Saturday, 23rd, there will be an event, Boutique in the Barn, where local crafters will be selling their goods!!

Come and support your local craters and their talents!

When: Saturday 23rd
Where: 103010 S 71st St, Tempe, AZ
From: 8am - 5pm
Also look for a couple of friends of mine who will be there.
Cloud9 Designs - Sarah Harding
Lil' Luna - Kristyn Merkley

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole

This is a favorite with my husband's family around Thanksgiving and it is a very easy dish to make. I made it for my work holiday potluck last year and it was a big hit. I was frequently asked for the recipe. Now that I have access to ALL of my recipes I wanted to share it with you. I promise you won't be dissapointed!


1 stick of butter
2 pkgs 10 oz frozen broccoli
1 med oniion chopped
1 1/4 cup wild rice - soak overnight, then boil
1-2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c slivered almonds
8 oz jar of cheese whiz


- in medium sauce pan saute onions in butter then add broccoli and soup
- add rice, cheese and almonds mix and then pour into cassrole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour (or you can keep it warm in a crock pot).

I told you it would be easy. Happy cooking!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tip of the Week: Hair Care

I know that this isn't a crafty tip or for the home but I thought that I would be fun to do one just for us. So I found some useful tips for hair care.

If you have Long hair:

  • avoid sleeping with tightly braided hair or hair in a high ponytail. The stress can cause breakage or hair loss (hmm looks like I won't be doing that anymore)
If you have Curly Hair:

  • Use conditioner every time after you shampoo to re-moisturizer your hair
Winter Care:

  • Use a conditioner daily

  • Once you have your hair moist, lock in the moisture by running your hair through cold water, this will also give your hair an extra shine

Hope these help you to look your best. :)

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Tutorial: Kitchen Aid Makeover

This it totally cool! I was just looking at my recent posts on Facebook and saw that there was a post to update your Kitchen Aid. Score!!

Seriously cute! I would never had thought to do this and apparenly neither did the person who posted did. Go to You Craft Me Up for the tutorial.
Happy painting!!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Maple-Walnut Popcorn Balls

One of my favorite things to do on my lunch break at work is read the blog on Etsy. While reading some of the updates I came acrossed an Eatsy article that I had to share with you.

Maple-Walnut Popcorn Balls, YUM!!! (Click here for the recipe)

I'm definitely going to be making this soon!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tip of the Week: Halloween Decorating

With Halloween just around the corner I thought that it would be fun post a few tips about decorating for this fun holiday.

- Add some spider web to your Halloween decorations and haunt, you can find it at most stores selling Halloween products. Just attach to something and pull it out all over! There's a new product called "Cob Webs in a Can" that lets you add light layers of spider web effects to your Halloween decorations and props.

- Scarecrows have also become a source for wonderfully scary Halloween decorations! Make a couple for your front porch, yard haunt or to sit inside your home for decoration.

- Use mini ears of Indian corn, mini pumpkins and gourds to embellish your Halloween party table. They make excellent arrangements for an autumn table as well.

* more Halloween decorating ideas can be found at Halloween Tips *

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Tutorial: Fall and Halloween Decor

I found several cute and fun tutorials on how to make Fall and Halloween decor that I had to share!

Trick o Treat Bags by Crafty Staci

Brown Paper Bag Banner by Smile Monsters

No Sew Sweater Sleeve Pumpkin by The Country Chic Cottage

Soup Can Pumpkins by The Cupcake Cuppy

I like that some of these are made from recycelable items. Enjoy making these to make your home more festive!

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Apologies

I justed want to apologies to you all for not posting antyhing the last few days. We just moved and my house is in disarray. The internet has just been hooked up so I hope to be posting some new ideas by next week. Please bear with me as I slowly transition into a new space.

Thank you.

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