Family Crafty Time Part 3

Somehow I didnt get pictures of anyones bottles but my own.
I need to add something to the top area...tie something around the neck of the bottle and maybe add some bells, an owl, or something.

Using Cricut Craftroom. There are so many cool Christmas images it was hard to pick what we we wanted to cut out of vinyl. 

My sister Allison wanted me to cut out a bunch of vinyl for her so I let her use the new Cricut Basic Toolset to get her vinyl off my mat. She tried out the spatula tool which prevents curling and tearing.

and the tweezer tool with the reverse grip. They take a little getting used to but I like them!

You can order this tool set from Cricut or I have also seen it at Michael's. It comes with:

Cricut® Tools Scissors with protective blade cover 
Cricut® Tools Tweezers 
Cricut® Tools Scraper 
Cricut® Tools Spatula 
Cricut® Tools Weeder 
Four interchangeable end caps

What fun project have you used your Cricut for lately?

Crafty Family Time Part 2

My mom completely surprised me by contributing a craft for us to do. I should mention that is was my mom, Allison and I and my sister in law McKayla doing these projects. Sadly Laura stayed in Utah because she was not feeling well and Julianne stayed in WA to have Thanksgiving there. My other sister in law , Tara, she and my brother went to her parents house. Arkansas is a real long way from Idaho and her parents live closer to where they live.

We were decorating Christmas ornaments.  There were lots of things to put inside the clear ones.

I put snow, cranberries and popcorn in this one


I love how this one turned out with glitter inside.

I used a different kind of glitter inside this ornament

Cool one my mom made. I didnt attempt to make this one. Sorta ran out of time!

Crafty Family Time Part 1

When I go to my parents house in Idaho I like to have mini Pinterest parties with my mom and whatever sisters are able to come. I call them 'mini' because pretty much everyone brings a craft. There are no Pinterest foods, decor or swag bags. Maybe someday because those parts are really fun too. Here are some random pictures of the crafting we did when I was in Idaho for Thanksgiving!

My sister Allison brought these frames

And we each got to pick one out to paint

She had lots of colors to choose from

We were not able to paint in the garage so we used the lawn instead.  It was pretty cold so the spray paint took awhile to dry.

After the frames dried my sister cut chicken wire and we used a staple gun to attach it to the frame. 

These will be turned into jewelry holders. Mine is not finished yet but when it is I will post a picture here and tweet and post this link again so you can all see the finished product.

McCormick Flavor Print

Find the flavorful foods you love and discover the ones you're about to. Take the quiz and build your FlavorPrint today!

Biograss - A Local Utah Company

I love supporting companies that are local to Utah and here is one I just heard about recently called Biograss. It was founded in 1979 and is have a few locations around Utah. They sell sod, garden soil and fertilizer and seed mixtures. There are so many pros to using sod and working with Biograss.

Check out this infographic with more information!

Their website has tips for new sod care and how to take care of it. If I lived in a place with a yard that needed grass, I would love to support Biograss.

Check it out & let me know what yout think!

Monster Bash Craft with Cricut

Hi! Today I'm going to be showing you a couple fun things I did with the Monster Bash cartridge from Cricut on my Cricut Mini machine.

First I got in to Cricut Craft Room. If you dont have this program yet , it is free to download from the Cricut website. I picked some images that I wanted to cut and they loaded on my mat. I did not adjust the size. The circle images were 2.5"x2.5". The other images were 2.986"x2.5" up to 4.385"x2.5".

Then I loaded black vinyl on my mat and hit "cut" in the Cricut Craft Room 

I picked up a couple pumpkins. They were $1.99 each and are "pumpkin pie pumpkins" so that is pretty cool! They can serve another use other than decorations.

These are the faces I used from the Monster Bash cartridge. Once the vinyl has been cut , just peel and stick. This would look cool in other colors of vinyl on other colors of pumpkins. Today I just stuck with black and orange.

There are a total of 5 faces like this to choose from

Next I used the circle images that my Cricut cut from black vinyl to decorate these cups for a Pinterest Party on Saturday. I liked the spider web and ghost the best. All of them are great though to get me in the mood for Halloween!

 Let me know what you make with the Monster Bash cartridge! Leave a comment below with the link to your blog and I will come check out what you've made & leave you a comment back. 
Happy crafting - hoot hoot!

BabyBjörn ONE Carrier Giveaway

Welcome to the BabyBjörn
ONE Carrier

Hosted by: So Sew Mama
Sponsored by: BabyBjörn

If I had a baby I would totally want to use this. Since I dont have kids, I will recommend it to my family & friends instead!

The Features:

  • The Baby Carrier One is for use with newborns (minimum 8 pounds) to age approximately age three (maximum 33 pounds)
  • Four position options. Front carrying in or outward facing. Back carrying in or outward facing.
  • Ergonomic design with back distribution and a waist belt for added parental and babe comfort.
  • All fabrics safety tested and free from hazardous chemicals.
  • Machine washable
  • Extra secure

10/8 - 10/22
One reader will receive the BabyBjörn ONE carrier. The winner must be 18+ years of age and have a US address. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Winner must reply to email to confirm address with 48 hours or a new winner is chosen. The more entries you complete the greater of a chance you have at winning.

Good luck!

So Sew Mama and the bloggers involved are not responsible for sponsor prize shipment and fulfillment. Facebook is not affiliated with this giveaway. I was not compensated for this post.

Blinds Galore!

Blinds are great! When my husband & I moved to where we currently lived, downstairs had pretty ugly & old curtains and we knew that blinds would be the best way to go with that window. There are so many different ideas and ways to cover windows and this site has put together some pretty great ideas if you have a window that needs covering. Which ones are your favorites?

Oh Sweet Sadie! Utah Event

                Do you like clothes? 

                  Do you love jewelry? 

     Adorable cuteness for the kitchen? 

                       Kid items? 
                       Holiday decor? 

                      Smell goods? 

Then! You MUST come to this super fun event going on now until Saturday out in South Jordan. Many deals, creativity, friendly people ...go get your shop on! 

SLC The Color Run - Last Chance!

I hope you don't have plans for August 24th in Salt Lake City unless they involve The Color Run - I know that is what my plans are and I'm super excited to be a part of this!

This 5K is less than 2 weeks away and to be sure you don't miss out, head over to 
the website to sign up to participate! Don't worry if you are not a runner, I for sure am not! I'll be speed-walking and possibly doing a little jogging. No matter what your skills, anyone can participate in this. There is no age limit either.

Use my promo code "COLORNITEOWL" to get $5 off your registration!

So come out and bring your friends for a fantastic start to your Saturday. Friends, colors, fun ~ you can't ask for much more than that. 

Hope to see you there!

30 Days of Creation

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Do you love to create? Big or small projects, online or offline - it doesnt matter. Creating something that you dreamed up or recreating something you saw online or in a store is so much fun! I'm not uber crafty but I like to try my hand at different projects.

You can sign up for a cool project going on that is 30 days of creation - a new project each day - I'm going to do my best to participate in this , I hope I dont fall behind!

*Here's a little of what you'll learn in the 30 days:
  • prompts and creating every single day is HARD, but worth it.
  • our intuition is how the Divine speaks to us.
  • our intuition can be trusted, and wants the best for us. always.
  • our dreams should scare us a little bit.
  • we already have everything we need to manifest those dreams. And God wants them, too.
  • we are surrounded by conscious creators of each and every day. (that's us, guys!)
  • we can start taking steps TODAY to make our dreams manifest.
  • we journal to understand, contemplate, play and dream. journaling is a very important part of each and every day.
  • self care is of the utmost importance.
  • by taking care of ourselves and making ourselves the first priority, we are able to live more authentically and love others better/more wholly
  • we are not our circumstances.
  • we are able to let go of the details because the Divine has our back.
  • we are vessels for creativity.

Click here if you'd like to sign up and register to participate , then comment and let me know and if you blog about it please leave me a link so I can follow along with you! *Paying once gets you lifetime access* 

Enter the code "Stacie" to get a 10% discount!

*Starts Sept 1 2013*

Pinterest Project Time

Ever since I found out we were having a family reunion in July , I thought it'd be a great idea to do a "Pinterest Party". I asked all the girls to bring a craft that we could all do and here is one of the ones we did. My sister Allison was in charge of this one. We went to thrift stores in the Boise area and picked out white dishes. You can use cups, bowls or plates. 

Then we used Sharpie markers to draw a design or write a phrase.
My sister Laura (above left) traced her little 1-year old's hand. 
My sister Allison (above right) wrote a saying she liked.
You can use a damp paper towel to erase lines in case things dont go as planned.

I loved what my sister Julianne did with her dishes

These were mine. They are ice- cream bowls - the inside

And here is how I decorated the outside.

Once you are done with your designs, you bake the dishes in the oven for 30 - 40 minutes at 350*. Make sure the ink in your designs is completely dry before putting your project in the oven. If the ink still smudges after you take the dishes out, try baking for a little longer. That's what we did and it seemed to work just fine. 

My sister Allison made this & we all signed it and she gave it to my parents. 
Pretty cool gift I thought!

This was a fun project to do and didn't take a lot of time & wasn't complicated.
(unless you are a perfectionist. tehe)