Monday, December 23, 2013

These simple toilet bombs will blast away the bacteria and deodorize your bathroom, all in one. Just pop one in the toilet whenever you want, and leave it to fizz away.
Full Tutorial

How to Make Tin Can Lanterns

This simple idea will make beautifully original lanterns you could use indoors or out. Change the patterns to make anything you want, perhaps ghastly ghouls or perfect pumpkins that never go off. Great to have year round. Oh…and it’s completely free to do.  Full Instructions

Ham and Egg Crescent Bake

1 8 oz. can Pillsbury crescent dinner rolls
4 eggs
1 C. diced cooked ham, diced
1/4 C. red bell pepper, chopped
1 C. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

Separate or cut dough into 2 long rectangles. Press rectangles in bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of ungreased 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish (if using crescent rolls, press perforations to seal).

In bowl, beat eggs; pour into dough-lined pan. Top with ham, bell pepper and cheese.

Bake at 375 degrees 15 to 20 minutes.

My Grandma's Ham Tomato and Shells

This is comfort food at it's best for me, my grandmama used to make this whenever we had ham!!

Ham, Tomato and Shells

2 cups cooked ham
1 13.25 oz box pasta shells
2 cans stewed tomatoes
I also kept the ham bone from a ham we had cooked (this is how grandmama did it)
Place tomatoes, ham and ham bone in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and add pasta shells, cooking until done. Simple, easy, and oh so yummy! This brings back a lot of memories that just make me :)

Tricia's Newest Update

My amazingly beautiful friend, Tricia!! I am so proud of her and never get tired of showing her off! lol 

Goal weight met in in August..maintaing and keeping it off!! Down 54lbs and 6 pant sizes! Increased water, cut out pop, make healthier choices! Loving my results!!

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Get Tired of Boring Old Water??

Naturally Flavored Water
You can make them with any kind of fruit, here are a few of my favourite combinations!
1 cinnamon stick
You can play around with these, add as much or little fruit as you like and refill these a few times throughout the day. You can also add some raw honey if you need it a bit sweeter.
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DIY Flea Repellent

Protect your pets with this super easy flea repellent and keep them from having any unwanted visitors.
With just a few key ingredients you can repel nasty fleas and keep your pets from bringing them into your home. It doesn’t take long to make and will work straight away, plus it’s chemical free and a lot cheaper than store bought alternatives too.
To get the full tutorial visit here…Instructions

Bath Bombs

Making your own bath bombs couldn’t be simpler, with only a few ingredients you are ready to enjoy a fizzing spa experience at home.
They make perfect gifts and cost hardly anything to make. You could even experiment with essential oils, to give a different sensation every time. So enjoy a relaxing treatment and bring your bath to life.
To get the full tutorial visit here… DIY Bath Bombs

DIY Bottle Lamp

Perfect for those dark winter evenings, these lamps look fantastic and can be made out of any glass bottle. If anything it gives you a great reason to have a party, just use the excuse…’I need the party so I can craft’, perfect.
To get the full tutorial visit here…

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

DIY Marbled Ornaments

Items needed:
Clear glass ornaments
Hair Dryer
A glove(it gets hot!)

Break the crayons of your color choice into small pieces...drop in bulb, heat with hair dryer and swirl until completely coated. Simple, cute!!!

I tried the cheaper crayons, but I found crayola melts the best.

DIY Acrylic Paint Ornaments

What you need:
clear ornaments
acrylic paint

Remove top of ornament
Holding ornament at an angle, squeeze acrylic paint into ornament until you see a stripe down the side to the bottom.
Turn ornament 45 degrees and repeat.
Do the same with other colors you may want to add, get creative but most of all have fun!
Fill in any blank spots on the ornament by tipping it so that the accumulated paint at the bottom fills in the gaps.
Place ornament upside down to dry for 24 hours before replacing ornament hanger, an empty egg carton or smaller styrofoam cup works well for this.
I like the crayon ones better but we loved these as well!! 

Melted Snowman Ornament

You will need:

Clear Ornament
Epsom Salt
A few whole cloves
orange construction paper for nose

Add epsom salt, about half full, drop in remaining items..and he is ready to put on the tree

Candy Cane Puppy Chow

5 cups Chex cereal (I like the rice one best)
10 ounces of Andes Peppermint Baking Chips 
1 cup powdered sugar
6 large peppermint candy canes, crushed
Melt the Andes Peppermint Baking Chips in the microwave in a large glass bowl in 20-30 second intervals on half power, stirring between each interval until full melted.
Pour the Chex Cereal into the bowl and stir and fold the cereal and melted baking chips until fully coated.
In a large zip top baggie, pour in the powdered sugar and the crushed candy canes.
Pour in the coated chex cereal.
Seal the baggie and shake vigorously until all the cereal is coated with the sugar and candy canes.
It can keep up to 2 weeks in a sealed container at room temperature!

My update

Yes, it's me!!

The picture on the left is me at my heaviest weight, the middle one is when I started Skinny Fiber and the one on the right was today!! I've always been an emotional eater, and a still birth, miscarriage and a failed marriage took it's toll. I think seeing this picture is what really motivated me to get my behind in gear and make changes. With a lower calorie lifestyle and exercise I began to lose the weight, until I hit the dreaded plateau. Even on a 1200 calorie a day diet with exercise I wasn't dropping the weight, I heard about Skinny Fiber and decided to give it a try, and I am so glad I did I broke the plateau and hit my big goal of 100 lbs lost. I think I became a bit obsessed with the scale lol so I no longer weigh, we will have to wait til the next time I go to the doctor to find that our, but at last count it was 115 lbs total, 50 of that on skinny fiber! It's one of the best decisions I have ever made as far as my journey goes. I still have a bit more I want to lose, but I am so proud of how far I have come!!

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