Monday, June 28, 2010

.99 cent little girl jumper!!

For all of you who have aor know of or both that have little girls hear is a great purchase!!! go to and in girls 6 months to 4 T is a way cute jumper for get this .99 cents!!! shipping is 5.00 but if you order enough or even order with someone totally worth it!!!! christmas, baby present, birthdays or just cause it is .99 cents! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

birthday party ideas!

I know a lot of my viewers out there like to plan fun and cute birthday parties for your little ones. on the right hand side of the page is a widget to go to tip junkies where she has tonz of fun ideas for birthday parties. hear are the ones she has listed.

1. Backyardigans Birthday Party
2. Dog Themed Birthday Party
3. Webkinz birthday party
4. Where the Wild Things Are

5. Mickey Mouse Birthday Party
6. Sock Monkey Party Ideas
7. Throwing a Rainforest/Jungle/Diego Party
8. Monkey Themed Party

9. Chinese Themed Party - 18th Birthday
10. Zoo Choo Choo – Birthday Party
11. Silly Socks Pajama Party
12. Craft Geek Birthday Party

13. Sesame Street Birthday Party
14. Chef for a Day Party
15. Adopt a puppy party
16. Fishy Themed Party

17. Spring Things Party
18. Fishy Party
19. Puppet or Muppet Birthday Party
20. Spring Fling Birthday

21. Curious George Birthday Party
22. Sesame Street Birthday Party
23. Ultimate Art Party
24. Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

25. Vintage Toy Birthday Party
26. Movie Star Party
27. Yo Gabba Gabba Party
28. Olympic Themed Birthday Party

29. Gorgeous Bumble Bee Birthday Party
30. Blue and Brown Theme
31. Pink & Yellow Vintage Circus Birthday Party
32. Numbers Birthday Party

I hope this helps everyone else as much as it helped me. Sorry i couldn't figure out how to put the links up or I would have. Also dont forget until tuesday Smiths Grocery will take any manufactuer coupon and round it up to a dollar. even if it is for only 10 cents it will get rounded up to a dollar so everyone pull out your coupons and see what kind of deals you can get. fell free to leave a message to brag about what you got and how much you spent vs. how much you saved. It will be fun.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Free 18 inch doll patterns

so I was looking at different things on the internet and and check out the awsome deal i came accross!! Free doll patterns. liberty Jane has posted doll paterns for for 18 inch dolls. This is a great deal if you have little girls. for those who dont have one how great would it be for your little girl to wake up to a new doll on christmas with a whole bunch of cloths. i still remember a christmas that my Grandma made me a bunch of barbie cloths. I still have them! It is NEVER to early to start getting your christmas ready. I have 2 awsome friends that taught me that. If you dont know how to sew it is always a good time to learn!! Enjoy!
hear is the link i hope it works this time.

Friday, June 18, 2010

July deco.

So Craft o maniac has done it again. I thought this was so cute i had to share with all of you.
this is a $5.00 dollar frame from Walmart. So are the set of $3.00 dollar bandanna's. I have made alot of cute holiday saying's in these frames... "EGGS" for Easter, "EEK" in a 3 frame holder for Halloween, and "JOY" for Christmas in another 3 frame holder. Its such a fun and pretty inexpensive craft/decor item. You can also paint the frame to any color you like. Lastly I used my cricut and cut out JULY in white vinyl from the Platinum Schoolbook cartridge, I chose the "Tall Ball" font at 3 inches.

cut bandana to fit and iron! it is that easy!! this is so cute and you can do so many things with one frame! less to store if you just swap it out.
Thanks to Craft o Maniac for all your great ideas! if you want to check out her blog go to

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

free patern update

the link is gone off my other blog but I found the web sit and hear is where to go
Sorry about that.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Free skirt pattern

go to and on there you will find a link under the last post for sewing bits and pieces. click on there and you can get a pattern for a really cute skirt. I cant wait to make one. you just use scraps of material

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Banana Chocolate chip cookies

This is the best for when you have Bananas that are going bad and you dont want banana bread... These are my fams favorite!

3/4 C shortening
1 C sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 C flour
1 3/4 C oats
1/2 C choc chips (I sometimes like to put the peanut butter ones in for a little different taste)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2-3 ripe bananas

Heat oven to 400 deg. Cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg. add flour to creamed mixture. blend in the bananas add oatsand choc chips. spray pans with cooking spray then drop onto cookie sheet. bake 10 min.
Good reciepe for kids they love to help mas the bananas.

Monday, June 7, 2010


to all who check my blog out. I will be moving all this week. I will try to get something up on hear sometime this week. If I dont though please forgive me and check it out next week.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Smores cupcakes

I was checking out Crafty chicks blog and this recipes was posted and they looked so heavenly that I had to post it. I really hope she doesn't mind. Thank you some much to for bringing this total yummyness to us!

Smores cupcakes:

Line 24 muffin/cupcake tins (I use the foil ones for this recipe)

Bottom crust:(Reserve about 1/2 of this mixture for later)
2 cup graham crackers, crushed
1/2 c sugar
4 Tbl melted butter

Place in a bowl and combine until you have a nice crumbly mixture. Put 1 Tbsp or so of this mixture in the bottom of the cupcake liners and press down until they are smooth and flat. Cook for 6 minutes at 350 degrees to slightly brown the bottom. After the bottom has been browned, fill cupcakes with almost 1/4 C cake mixture. Sprinkle left over graham cracker crumbs and small chocolate chips on top of cake mixture and then bake for 15-16 minutes at 350 degrees or until cake springs back when lightly touched with your finger.

Mixture for chocolate cupcakes batter:
1 pkg of chocolate cake mix (I use Betty Crocker)
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
3/4 c oil
3/4 c water
1 pkg small dry chocolate pudding mix
1/2 c small chocolate chips

Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

8 large egg whites
2 c sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Place egg whites, sugar and cream of tarter in a heatproof bowl of an electric mixer (I use my kitchen aid bowl). Set over a saucepan with simmering water. Whisk constantly until sugar is dissolved and whites are warm to the touch (about 3-4 minutes).

Transfer bowl to the electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and beat starting on low speed gradually increasing to high, until stiff glossy peaks form (about 8-10 minutes). Add vanilla and mix until combined. Pipe on to the cupcakes so they look like an ice cream on a ice cream cone. Take a creme brule torch and burn them to make them look like they have been toasted like a campfire. Makes 24 cupcakes

Thursday, June 3, 2010

$20.00 Bracelet

I was in the mall a couple of weeks ago and found a bracelet that was mad out of zipper flowers and sewn onto a ribbon that tied in a bow around your wrists. I thought the design of it was ugly but the zipper flowers were cute. to top it off when I looked at the price I about died. 20.00 dollars!! I kept thinking about it though and the other night after my boys went to bed I started figuring them out.

It didn't take long.I have a bag of old jeans I am going to make into a quilt so I went and got a few pair and these are the ideas I came up with. i have a ton more floating around in my head too.

Here is how to make the Flowers and the bracelet:
You will need:
glue gun/glue
needle nose pliers
an old pair of jeans
apolstry thread
stich picker

if you use a old pair of jeans for the zipper unpick it and then take the zipper apart, if you just purchase one then just take it apart. eather way you want the zipper in 2. on some of my zippers I was able to use needle nose pliers to take the zipper stopper of on the other ones I just cut it off.

Then you will need the glue gun and start by dabbing a small dot and folding the material part of the zipper at an angle pointing down so it forms the center of your flower. then continue twisting the zipper around taking a tuck where you want the pettal to stand out. put drops of glue everywhere you need it to stick.

when you get to the end just round the corner down to smooth the edge and glue it.
when finnished forming flower turn over and put some glue along raw edges just to hold a little better.

Next I cut the band off of the jeans off and measured it to fit my wrist and cut the excess off. leaving the button and button hole to use as the clasp for the bracelet.

for this part you could use a sewing machine or just a needle and thread . I just sewed it by hand because the edges of the jean are thick and I didn't want to break the needle on my sewing machine. i used apolstry thread beacause it is a lot stronger thread and wont break. I first went over it with a running stitch then back over it with a quilt stich that you would use around the edge of a quilt. i did this just for a little more finnshed look.

I then aranged my flowers on the front the way I wanted them and put a large dot of glue on the back and glued it to the bracelet. (each zipper makes 2 flowers and different cloroed pants had differnt colored zippers)

After glueing them in place i went back through with my needle and thread and stiched the flowers down to the braclet just in a couple of places onto the bracelet and with one or two stiches hooked them to each other. the glue held it wonderful but i always like to secure things a little extra.

After that you are done. Where I cut the band from the pants I left the raw edges cause I thought the fray was cute. If you have any questions or better ides for use of these flowers post a note, make a comment or email a pic to

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Something Free

We all like something for free right? Deseret Book is offering 8 of their books to download for free. See message and book list below.

As part of his doctoral studies, John Hilton III is "studying what happens when books are made available for free." He worked with "Deseret Book and they have made 8 of their books available for free." They can all be downloaded at . Several of the books are ones you might be interested in. The books are:

1. Please Pass the Scripture (by me).
2. What I Wish I Would Have Known When I Was Single (by John Bytheway).
3. Women at the Well (by Richard and Jeni Holzapfel).
4. Digging Deeper (by Robert Eaton).
5. 10 Secrets Wise Parents Know (by Brent Top and Bruce Chadwick).
6. Growing Up: Gospel Answers About Maturation and Sex (by Brad Wilcox).
7. Saving Kristen (by Jack Weyland). (fiction)
8. The Hidden Path (by C.B. Andersen). (fiction)

If nothing else, I recommend that you go download them all and save them for future reference as they will only be available online for free for a short time.

"Could you forward this information on to others who might be interested? I want to help share these great, free resources with as many people as possible. Some of the books help you get more out of the scriptures. Others are good for parenting. Some are just plain fun. Go check out . I hope you like the books!"

--John Hilton III
This was sent to me by my great friend Kendra.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Yummy Meat Balls!

1 pound sausage (I have tried both maple sausage and reg. both are good)
1 box stove top (value brand works good to)
3/4 C Cranberry Sauce (I use the Jelly)
1 Egg
1 C Water

Cook sausage then add stuffing in (un-cooked) & mix together.
In a bowl mix together the cranberry sauce, egg & water. Wisk together then add sausage mix. Will look a little runny. Spray your cookie sheet then form mix into balls and line the cookie sheet.
then melt 4 tbls of butter and drizel over the top of each bal. (I dont use the butter and it tasts fine also)
cook @ 325 20 min
These are so good. I didn't think they would be with the cranberry sauce but every time I make them they go very quickly and everyone at my husbands work shares the leftovers (if there is any:)
This reciepe was donated by my sister Trista. Go ahead and check out her web site

The Rave Paint

My sister was going to a Rave and wanted something fun painted on her so of course she called me and we got stared. I used a Black eye liner pencil, silver liquid eye pencil, Gliter & Hairspray.

The Black eye liner was used to draw the pattern on and all that was was curls done all over in a somewhat pattern. The Sailver pencil was then used to do highlighting. just on parts I wanted to stand out.
I then used a liguid glited and smeered it on. When dry Spray with an arisol hairspray to set it and you should be fine while you wear it.