Favorite Recipes 2013

Wishing you a wonderful, blessed & abundant year in 2014 friends!
I had so much fun putting together the Best DIY roundup for 2013 and
seeing how far we have come around our house.
And I couldn’t forget about what we whipped up in the kitchen so here
is a group of my favorite things that we made in the kitchen this year.
(every recipe has a gluten free option as well too)

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Wood Slice Heart Shaped Wreath

Valentine’s Day is a mere six-ish weeks away.
So while I take down our Christmas decor, I can’t keep from thinking
about hearts, and Cupid, and sparkly pink things.
And conversation hearts.
Ok, chocolate too. You got me.

Now I just need to find the boxes for the ornaments.
And look at them once again, as I wrap them in tissue,
and pack them away for next year.
I always miss our Christmas decorations, even though I love to
regain a little control and kind of feel like I have my house back too.

We have had a house full of the sickies over the Christmas break,
so our New Years will probably be pretty low key.

But amidst the sniffles and snuggles while my little ones were resting,
I was able to sneak in a little crafting…

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How To Make Peppermint Body Scrub

Peppermint Hand & Body Scrub is one of my favorite homemade gifts for the Holidays.
There is something wonderful about using a good scrub and moisturizing in the wintertime.
I may not always have time to get a quick manicure, or my hair cut anywhere near on time,
but I always have time to keep a jar of this in the kitchen and shower to keep my skin
soft all winter.  
Sometimes it’s just doing one small thing that makes all the difference don’t you think?
Taking the time to do just one small thing for ourselves even on the busiest of days,
as we enter such a blessed, and wonderful busy season.

Follow up with some homemade Body Butter and your skin will thank you even on the
coldest and driest of days.

 
click HERE for the Body Butter Recipe 

After I whipped this up, I tested it on my hands, and not only did it leave them super
soft, but a faint scent of mint lingers.  Divine!

Peppermint Hand & Body Scrub Recipe
Small and medium mason jars and or/jar with lids and seals (I found this one at Dollar Tree!)
 In a small mixing bowl, combine the following, mix will and carefully add do a clean, dry jar
4 cups of granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups of oil (a good canola oil works great)
2 t. peppermint oil
1 drop of red food coloring
It’s that easy! You may notice a bit of sugar settling at the bottom of the jar, a quick
stir before you use your scrub will do the trick.


 

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Shabby Frame & Typography Project

Shabby Frame & Typography Project
{if you have not already, click here to enter the
giveaway for Miss Mustard Seed’s new book!!)
Creating special pieces of art and home
decor for our homes does not need to be expensive
or complicated either.  Sometimes the most 
beautiful flower arrangement is a handful of quickly
cut flowers from our yard in a jar or pitcher.
 I love the combination of different materials, fibers
and elements that can come together to make
something we really enjoy.
And when it speaks the words of our heart, even better.
How perfect for this week, 
which Valentine’s Day falls in.

I surprised my hubby with this on his 
nightstand a few days ago.  Since it had burlap
and zero glitter it had his stamp of approval 
for our space.  And I loved the distressed 
frame right when I found it.
 I have always loved the large pallet art with
this saying, but I am still piecing together
what our space will look like.
So, a smaller version was just right.
And it is just so simple and sweet.
I cannot resist different types of paper
letters and typography styles so I seem to
be building up a bit of a collection.
I alternated two fonts, with a piece of 
damask scrap book paper behind the letters.
 Once I was done, I made a simple paper bunting
that looks like it has real stitching on it.  
And a shabby burlap rose with a tiny pearl 
from a bag of broken vintage jewelry I bought
last year glued in the center.
Manly enough to make the hubs happy, and 
sweet enough to make me smile when
I walk by it.  Just right for us.

Happy Valentine’s Day (and week!) friends…
xo, Tanya 
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Chocolate Heart Krispy Treats

Why have I have never tried making 
krispy treats with chocolate until now?!
Talk about combining two yummy worlds, 
rich milk chocolate, cocoa 
and nom-worthy marshmallow goodness.
These are EASY to make too, and would make 
a great treat for a classroom Valentine party, 
to bring to work, or to keep for yourself 
and eat late at night while Pinning…
Not that I do that sort of thing {hee-hee}

Chocolate Heart Krispy Treats
Makes about 6-10 {depending on how large 
your cookie cutter is}

Ingredients:
8 T. butter
1/4 cup of baking cocoa
10 1/2 ounce bag of mini marshmallows
1 t. vanilla extract
8 cups of krispy rice cereal
1 cup of milk chocolate chocolate chips
paper/scissors
powdered sugar for dusting 
heart shaped cookie cutter
Directions:
In a large saucepan, melt butter, add cocoa and marshmallows, stirring until melted.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.  Add chocolate chips and stir until smooth.  Fold in cereal and spread mixture into a greased 9″ x 13″ baking pan.  I usually butter my hands and press the mixture into the pan so it is smooth.
Allow the mixture to cool completely and using a heart shaped cookie cutter, cut hearts out of the pan.
I used an old greeting card and cut a heart out, setting it on top of each chocolate krispy heart, I dusted them with powdered sugar and set aside.  I like the mixture of the baking cocoa and the chocolate chips together, they have a great fudgy-chocolate flavor.  There are also not many left around here, I will make a double batch next time 🙂
{enjoy}

xo, Tanya

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Valentine Gift Idea {Dollar Store Style}

The dollar store is a wonderful place to find inspiration
and tons of holiday decor all year long.
I combine my dollar store finds with supplies from
other stores and sources to make one of a kind
home decor and gifts for way less.
The dollar store find for this project was the plate.
Here is what I used to make this
thrifty Valentine gift…

 supplies:
Dollar store plate
Matte Mod Podge
Foam brush
Mini-clothespins
Jute twine
Assorted scrap book paper
Decorative scissors (I used a scallop)
Pre-cut “i” and “u” or use a paper cutting tool/machine
Small double sided sticky mounting squares or hot glue

I began by applying a light coat of Mod Podge to the back of the large scalloped heart I cut out of scrap book paper.  Pressing and smoothing it onto the plate, I did the same with the letters next.  After that I applied a thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire front of the plate for a smooth finish. 

Next I cut out five circles from scrap book paper
with my scallop edge scissors and folded each in half.
Using the mini clothespins I attached them to the jute twine.

I applied a sticky square to the back of each clothes pin and 
chose exactly where I wanted them to go.  Once I had them 
in place I used a dot of hot glue on the ends of the jute 
twine to tack it down on the back of the plate.
And voila! Pretty quick don’t you think?
What do you like to make using thrifty or 
dollar store finds? 
I thought I was done decorating and crafting for
Valentine’s day but I have a few more projects in 
the next couple weeks that are quick and easy.
Valentine’s day is only 2 weeks away!!
Thank you so much for creating with me 
and following along.
I love to stay connected with you, please 
make sure you are following below too so
you don’t miss a thrifty thing!

xo, Tanya 

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28 Beautiful Valentine’s Day Projects!

I am so excited about this beautiful group of  
Valentine’s Day DIY Projects!! 
Are you ready to be inspired? 
Plug in your glue gun and grab a cup of coffee, 

I love fun Valentine’s Day projects and
these are super cute and easy too!

The DIY Dreamer-Valentine’s Day Cookies
Amanda Jane Brown-Valentine’s Chevron Heart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Hubby Made Me-“I Heart You” Gift Tags
Simply Klassic Home-Easy Valentine Mantel

My Pinteresting Family-Love Is Unmeasureable

 

First Home Love Life-Bath Buddy Valentine Cupcakes
Callie’s Crafts-Kissing Ball
Crafty In Crosby-Yarn & Coffee Filter Valentine Wreath
Crafty In Crosby-Valentine Mantel
The DIY Dreamer-Valentine Cards Free Printable
House On The Way-Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath
Fun Home Things-Valentine’s Day Rustic Button Heart
A Geek In Glasses-Free Vintage Kissing Booth Printable
First Home Love Life-Mustache Valentines
Pink Cake Plate-LOVE Candle Tutorial
Hubby Made Me-Felt Hearts
Making Home Base-Floating Heart Wall Art
Oh Scrap That-Valentine Jars
Our Pinteresting Family-PB Knockoff Kids Valentine Holder
Shaken Together-Cinnamon Spice Dough “Cookies”
Our Pinteresting Family-Valentine’s Sign
Real Cheap Housewives Of Texas-Valentine’s Day Printables
Smart School House-Flameless Rose Tea Lights
Smart School House-Conversation Heart Cocoa
twelveOeight-Valentine Wreath
Art Is Beauty-Valentine Q-tip Art
twelveOeight-Be Mine Dollar Store Valentine Decor
Our Pinteresting Family-Valentine Wreath
So are you totally inspired to create now?  I love to see all of the amazing, 
creative projects you make each week, and a fabulous way to strut your stuff
is linking up to the Pretty Things Link Party which begins every 
Monday night at 5pm PST…
Hugs & Blessings,
xo-Tanya

Dollar Tree Valentine Craft

 
 Valentine’s Day is a really fun time to make pretty things {to give or keep!}
Or better yet, both!
I recently found this red heart at Dollar Tree,
and I thought of about 473 different things I wanted to make with it. 
But a “Be Mine” Valentine was what I ended up with today. 
I have a large pillar in the first level of my home (open floor plan) between the dining and family room.  It is painted, and I always hang something there. Since it is fairly light in color I hung the finished wall hanging against a chalkboard so you could see all the pretty pom pom’s really well. 
 
 
Here is what I used
  • Dollar store heart shaped base (they are about the size of a plate charger you would put under a dinner plate) perfect for a wall hanging
  • One sheet of Valentine scrap book paper
  • 1 1/2 yards of white pom pom trim
  • Chipboard letters leftover from other projects spelling out “Be Mine”
  • 10 inch piece of jute twine for the hanger
  • Hot glue, scissors  
 
 
I began by cutting six rectangles out of the Valentine scrap book paper.  I wanted them to overlap in front of the pom pom trim so they went on first.  Just a small dab of hot glue at the corner of each to attach to the heart.  Next I added the letters with a small bit of hot glue to each little sheet. 

 
 
 
After that I used a thin line of hot glue around the edges attaching the pom pom trim to the heart. And a dot of hot glue on both sides of the back to attached the jute twine as a hanger.
 
 
My kiddos got really excited when they woke up from their naps
and found it hanging up at the bottom of the stairs. 
Similar to “how many days till Santa comes?”
I will now be counting down with them how many days until Valentine’s Day. 
 
 
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xoxo, Tanya

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Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,Sugar Bee Crafts, A Diamond In The Stuff, Home Stories A to Z, Reasons To Skip Housework, Domestically Speaking, How To Nest For Less, Ladybug Blessings, Cherished Bliss, The DIY Dreamer, The Winthrop Chronicles (button below), Cozy Little House, Homework (button below), Today’s Creative Blog, House On The Way, The Inspired Room, TheNY Melrose Family, Shanty 2 Chic, Thistlewood Farms, Primp

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Thursday
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Embracing Change, House Of Hepworths, 52 Mantels, Not Just A Housewife, Beyond The Picket Fence, AKA Design, Crafty Scrappy Happy,Christina’s Adventures, The 36th Avenue, Two Yellow Birds Decor, One Artsy Mama, Saving 4 Six ,http://www.chocolatechocolateandmore.com/, A Glimpse Inside

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My Valentine Wreath

 
Every year I have such a hard time waiting past January 1st to go nuts and begin making tons of stuff for Valentine’s Day.  I don’t think I am alone in this as I am seeing soooo many cute projects out there right now!
 
I have a wreath on every door, and the backs of many doors, the door to the pantry, and garage, and now I find myself layering wreaths with mirrors etc..How can you not love super easy and beautiful projects that don’t take much time or supplies to make? That was definitely the case with my latest project.  This one was so fun to make and super easy, you ready?
 
Here is what I used:
 
1 yard of chevron pattern cotton fabric
1/8 yard of contrasting fabric for the hanger
4 pieces of hot pink felt
Glittered pastel hearts (Dollar Store)
Pool noodle (Dollar Store from summertime)
Scissors, tape, hot glue, iron
 
 
Directions:
 
I began with my strip of contrasting fabric, folding a small section on each side in and pressing well for a smooth edge.  I set this piece aside while I worked on the chevron fabric.  Cutting the fabric in 4″ wide strips, and using the entire yard gave me plenty of fabric to cover my wreath base perfectly.  If you have a pool noodle to use as your base, simply connect the ends with strong tape.  They make a great wreath base.  If not, any wreath base will work great, especially if the edges are smooth to give the fabric a nice smooth finish.
I glued one end of a strip down, and overlapping slightly, wrapped each strip around the base, gluing into place as I went.  Working my way around the entire base until I was done, and out of fabric too.
 
Next I folded each piece of felt lengthwise and cut two large circles out of each piece.
I folded them in half, and ran a thin line of hot glue along the edge as in the picture about, then pinched each piece together to hold.
 
 
I repeated this step again so each piece would be folded twice, and when I opened them up each made a pretty, soft rose by twisting the center and gluing the “petals” here and there to get them to hold and look pretty.  Flipping down the outside edge gave each flower a full bloom look.  They were really cute!
 
 
I glued the pink sparkly hearts together in a few groups like this…
 
 
And along with a group of felt roses on each side, attached them with glue around the wreath.  Tying the hanger around the top in a knot and trimming the excess fabric next, and I was done.  Now I just needed to find room for my new wreath!
 
 
 
I am really loving the combination of the bold black and white chevron behind the soft flowers and hearts.  I think the project may have cost about $8 total, not too shabby 🙂
 
Thank you so much for crafting and creating with me today!! I cannot wait to share the amazing projects that have been linked up this week at the Pretty Things Link Party.  It opens every Monday night at 5pm PST, save the date and join the party!!!
xoxo, Tanya
 
 

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Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,Sugar Bee Crafts, A Diamond In The Stuff, Home Stories A to Z, Reasons To Skip Housework, Domestically Speaking, How To Nest For Less, Ladybug Blessings, Cherished Bliss, The DIY Dreamer, The Winthrop Chronicles (button below), Cozy Little House, Homework (button below), Today’s Creative Blog, House On The Way, The Inspired Room, TheNY Melrose Family, Shanty 2 Chic, Thistlewood Farms

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Thursday
Delightful Order,The Shabby Creek Cottage Somewhat Simple
Embracing Change, House Of Hepworths, 52 Mantels, Not Just A Housewife, Beyond The Picket Fence, AKA Design, Crafty Scrappy Happy,Christina’s Adventures, The 36th Avenue, Two Yellow Birds Decor, One Artsy Mama, Saving 4 Six ,http://www.chocolatechocolateandmore.com/,               A Glimpse Inside

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Shabby Valentine Vase

 
 Dollar Store, how I love thee…
There are so many crafting and art supplies to be found at the local Dollar Store it boggles the mind.  My favorite things to pick up are items that would probably cost me four to five times as much at a craft supply or fabric store. 
 
For this project I used a glass vase and flowers both from the Dollar Store.
In addition I used two 12″ x 12″ sheets of scrap book paper, a scrap of crocheted cotton lace trim, scrolly crafting scissors, hot glue, thin jute twine, and a little metal bracket that I found recently at
Jo Ann’s.  Normally any number would be great, as I love anything with numbers on it and some chipping paint is good too.  But a 14? Perfect!
 
 
First I folded the darker paper in half, cut a heart shape out and wrapped it around the glass vase, attaching in the back with hot glue.  The second, lighter piece went around the top as a band.  After that I ran the twine through each side of the metal tag, and attached it to the vase. 
 
 
Using a few dabs of hot glue, I gathered the cotton lace trim and pinching it together formed a loose rose, and attached it to the side with a little bit of hot glue. 
 
 
Something sweet and pretty, and thrifty to enjoy.  Or give as a gift to someone special.
 
Thank you for crafting with me today, I cannot wait to see what YOU have been making this week!
 
See you tonight at 5pm PST for the
 
 
 
xoxo, Tanya
 

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Monday
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Skip To My Lou, Brassy Apple, C.R.A.F.T, Get Outta My Head Please, Alderberry Hill (button below), My Favorite Finds,Just Dawnelle, Mad In Crafts, The Farmhouse Porch

Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia,Sugar Bee Crafts, A Diamond In The Stuff, Home Stories A to Z, Reasons To Skip Housework, Domestically Speaking, How To Nest For Less, Ladybug Blessings, Cherished Bliss, The DIY Dreamer, The Winthrop Chronicles (button below), Cozy Little House, Homework (button below), Today’s Creative Blog, House On The Way, The Inspired Room, TheNY Melrose Family, Shanty 2 Chic, Thistlewood Farms

Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style, Someday Crafts, Ginger Snap Crafts, Clean & Scentsible, Uncommon Designs, Southern Lovely, Lil’ Luna (button below)Practically Functional, Vintage Gwen, I Gotta Create, Tales Of A Trophy Wife, Pincushion Creations, http://simplykierste.com/, http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2013/01/wow-us-wednesdays-99.html

Thursday
Delightful Order,The Shabby Creek Cottage Somewhat Simple
Embracing Change, House Of Hepworths, 52 Mantels, Not Just A Housewife, Beyond The Picket Fence, AKA Design, Crafty Scrappy Happy,Christina’s Adventures, The 36th Avenue, Two Yellow Birds Decor, One Artsy Mama, Saving 4 Six ,http://www.chocolatechocolateandmore.com/

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Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties