Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

HaPpY HaLlOoWeEn

This Witch is visiting her sister and having fun with all the little goblins!! Hope you are too!!!

These are some fun Halloween party favors I made.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Awesome Payless Coupon!

We are on our way to Payless today to use this great coupon.
Thanks Anna for the tip!

Payless ShoeSource is excited to offer Oprah Show viewers 50 percent off their entire purchase at Payless stores in the United States, Canada, Guam and Saipan*. This in-store offer is good from now through close of business on Friday, October 30.
{Crafts and Deals is TAKING over...Sisters Stuff}

I am SO excited to be on Sisters Stuff today! They have the yummiest recipes and the CUTEST ideas!

Here is a SCREAMING deal for TODAY.....

If you have an Old Navy credit card and received a stuff and save bag be one of the first 50 people in line you can save 50% off your purchase!! TODAY only!!

Another bonus....you get a free tote too!


I can't believe that Halloween is tomorrow!!

Here are some Halloween projects I have been working on for my two little WITCHES...



I wanted to try to make monogram shirts for my girls and have seen the tutorials on freezer paper stencils and thought I would give it a try.



First...print whatever shape/letter you are stenciling onto your freezer paper. I cut out an 8x11 piece of freezer paper and taped it on to a regular sheet of paper (shiny side down).


Then...I took my exacto knife and cut out the shape.


Take a small sheet of freezer paper and iron it on to the BACK side of your shirt so the ink/glue doesn't soak through. Iron it shiny side DOWN.


Then iron on the stencil to the front of the shirt...shiny side DOWN.


Then I took fabric glue and spread it on to the shirt.


Then I sprinkled the glitter on the glue and pressed down on it. I let it dry over night to ensure that the glue was dried.


When I peeled the stencil off it did NOT come in one piece I had to tear around each curve of the letter....{not a BIG deal but at the time I was thinking I just ruined a good shirt!!}


On the spots that didn't have a lot of glitter I just put a little glue and glitter on and let it dry. I think they turned out REALLY cute!
Thanks for sharing your blog with me Whitney & Alish!


It was so fun to see your Glitter Shirts! So cute! Thanks Crafts and Deals for Stopping by!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Halloween Ideas from Womensday.com

Halloween is growing closer and here are some last minute ideas from Womensday.com!

Here for 7 Creepy and Crazy Treats



Here for your Halloween Headquarters

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Giveaway from Somewhat Simple

Somewhat Simple is doing a giveaway on her blog and we totally want to win! We could win a cute blog design from Designer Blogs and feel like we totally need a face lift!!

Hope we win!!

Our Halloween Fun Foods

I have had a lot of fun making Halloween Themed Food for my family this year. Here is a look at some of it.

Witches Brew

Bone Bread Sticks

Bugs

Chili with Halloween Cheese Toppers
Boo Cups




Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Send Us Your Favorite Soup Recipes

Don't forget about our week of soup recipes coming up next week.
We are still taking submissions. Send us your favorite soup recipe and photo.
It will be great to have new hot soup recipes to try as the weather cools down.

Italian Chicken

This is such a quick easy recipe because I just do it in the crockpot! Who doesn't love a quick recipe?


Place 8 chicken tenders in the crockpot (I just put it in frozen)

Combine in a separate bowl:
8 oz. cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. Italian salad dressing

Pour mixture over chicken in crockpot. Cook on low for 5-6 hours.

Serve over rice

* I usually only use about 6 oz. of cream cheese

Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekly Menu

Monday: Chili and Bread sticks

Tuesday: Skillet Lasagna, Salad, French Bread

Wednesday: Baked Potato Soup and Rolls

Thursday: Whole Chicken, Rice Pilaf and Veggie

Friday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Veggie Tray

Saturday: Wild Rice Soup and Rolls

Sunday: Italian Chicken over rice with Veggie and Caramel Brownies


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Carmel Apples

My sister and I made caramel apples to give to the girls we visit teach. They are so fun, easy, and yummy. We just followed the directions on the back of the Kraft caramel bags.




Friday, October 23, 2009

Diaper Wipe Case Tutorial......and some of Our Designs




I saw these covered diaper wipe cases when I was pregnant with my first baby and fell in love with them. I thought they were adorable and had to make them! I hope you find this tutorial useful!

Supplies:
plain wipe case
glue gun
pins
paper
pencil
batting
material
trim
ribbon/embellishments
scissors
ruler or measuring tape
Trace the bottom of your wipe case once and top of your wipe case twice. One of your top patterns will be the pattern for your batting. Once you have your patterns for the top and bottom you will need to measure the bottom and top sides of your wipe case. Once you have the measurement you will need to extend the top and bottom drawing by the amount you measured so that it will cover the sides of your wipe case.
You will have three patterns .I labeled mine top, bottom and batting so that I could use my patterns again. *The batting pattern is your original top pattern. It will be the smallest. Pin your patterns to the batting and cut out your batting. Next, do this with your top and bottom patterns to cut out your material. Glue your batting to the top of you wipe case. Glue the material to the top of the case. Make sure it covers the sides. It doesn't have to be perfect because you will be putting trim around the edges. Do the exact same thing to the bottom of the case. Then add ribbons or any other "bling" you want to the top of your wipe case. You want to do this before you add the trim. Glue trim to the top and bottom of the case. I like to start in the back so that the seams match up in the back and not in the front.
Here is the final product! So cute!

An Awesome Deal....Hurry Over!

My cousin just sent me this information, and I thought that it was such a great deal I wanted to share it with you. I'm passing on this great promotion to get a free nursing cover. Even if you're past the nursing stage, they make great gifts. Go to www.uddercovers.com and get a free nursing cover. Type in "1free" in the promotion/coupon code section when checking out and you just pay the $8.95 shipping. They are normally $32. I just ordered one and it really worked. I just LOVE free things!


Blog Swap with Blue Cricket Design

We are so excited to have Becca from Blue Cricket Design on our blog today.
We love her blog style and think she is AMAZING!
Enjoy!


Hi Sister's Stuff fans! I'm invading today from over at Blue Cricket Design. I'm Becca and if you don't mind I'm going to pretend I'm a third sister to Whitney and Alish! Who wouldn't want to be part of their fun family!

I'm excited to share a fun, easy and affordable project with you today! First you'll need to raid your little girls dress up jewelery! Quick! She's not looking!!! This fun scrap fabric bracelet project uses plastic bangle bracelets and scrap fabric and buttons (optional!). Don't laugh but the bracelets I'm using came from a Barbi Happy Meal from McDonald's! FINALLY a Happy Meal toy I didn't want to throw away right away!!!


You will need: Bracelets, a glue gun and glue sticks, fabric and
buttons if you'd like to adorn your bracelets!

First cut long strips approximately 1/2 " x 12" or longer!

Starting on the inside of our bracelet we are going to glue on an end of our fabric strip!

Wrap your fabric around the bracelet pulling it tight!
Completely cover the bracelet and finish it by gluing the end of your fabric strip on the inside!



Make a set to wear together! Lightweight, interchangeable and so comfortable! Now I only wish I let me kids at McDonald's more often!!!


I added some vintage buttons to this one for a little more detail!
I hope you've enjoyed this project! There is plenty more to see and enjoy over on my creative blog Blue Cricket Design! You'll find my collection of craft projects, recipes, sewing how to's, Photshop tips, GIVEAWAYS and more!

Be sure to check back often and mark your calendars! I am hosting an exciting "Giveaway A Day" event November 2nd -6th! Each day of that week I will be having a different Sponsor hosting their own amazing giveaway!

So come and grab my button and help spread the word!! It's sure to be a hit!


Thanks Sisters for having me over to play on your amazing blog!!!