Saturday, January 30, 2010

Peanut Blossoms

I have been enjoying these cookies from childhood to date.
Chocolate and Peanut butter-Yummy!


PEANUT BLOSSOMS

48 HERSHEY KISSES
½ C. SHORTENING
¾ C. PEANUT BUTTER
1/3 C. SUGAR
1/3 C. BROWN SUGAR
1 EGG
2 TBSP MILK
1 TSP VANILLA
1 ½ C FLOUR
1 TSP BAKING SODA
½ TSP SALT
¼ C. SUGAR

HEAT OVEN 375 DEGREES AND UNWRAP KISSES.

BEAT SHORTENING AND PEANUT BUTTER. ADD SUGARS; BEAT UNTIL FLUFFY. ADD EGG, MILK AND VANILLA; BEAT WELL. STIR FLOUR, BAKING SODA, AND SALT; GRADUALLY BEAT INTO PEANUT BUTTER MIXTURE.

SHAPE INTO 1 INCH BALLS AND ROLL IN SUGAR; PLACE ON COOKIE SHEET.

BAKE 8-10 MINUTES. IMMEDIATELY PRESS KISS INTO THE CENTER OF EACH COOKIE.

{Alish}

Friday, January 29, 2010

100 Things I LOVE about YOU

For Valentine's Day I wrote down 100 things I love about my husband. 100 is a lot of things to think of, but I did it..so that must mean I really love him right?! Anyway, I am going to give him the "list" on V-day. I had to make it cute though right?! I think he will enjoy reading these things. I have decided that if I am ever mad at my husband I should read this because it will make me appreciate all that he does for me -I am a one lucky girl!

I got this chipboard book from Roberts Craft it is Mya Road (You can order them online too) It came with the box and the cards inside. Then I just simply glued on my papers. I was inspired from Crafting Chicks-Thank you!





{Whitney}

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Primary Breakfast Table

At the first of the year, we had a breakfast at our church for all the primary children to meet their new teacher for the year. I am teaching the Sunbeams (3 year olds) this year. Each teacher was asked to decorate a table for their class.

I made these "Pop into Primary" containers for each of the kids in my class.
The container was filled with popcorn and a package of M&M's. Then tied up with a balloon.


Here are a few of the kids in my class at our table.

{Alish}

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oh So Girly Winner is....

Charissa!

Congratulations on an awesome prize!!

Valentine's Day Card

Here is an idea for a Valentine's day card! I made this one for my card club this month. I love card club!

{Whitney}

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

You Rock-Free Valentine Treat Toppers

How cute are these?
I LOVE these treat toppers from Fancy Pants Prints.
I love that there is a boy and girl version.


Go HERE to Print for Free.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Weekly Menu

Sunday: Dinner at Parent's house

Monday: Italian Chicken with rice

Tuesday: Baked Potato with Chili

Wednesday: Taco Soup

Thursday: Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Salad

Friday: Enchiladas, Chips and Salsa

Saturday: Eat Out or Left Overs

This week should be pretty easy cooking for myself! Remember that if you have a busy week then plan easy meals that are quick to make!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Questions Answered

Q:Yall always have so many great post. How do you stay so organized?

old fashion pen and paper or excel?

A: We both LOVE pen and paper. We have notebooks, planners and calendars to keep us organized. The only thing we use excel for is budgeting!

Q: What is a temple bracelet?

A: A temple bracelet is something we are now making and selling for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint who attend the temple. It has a clip to hold your name tag. Click on Our ETSY Store to Check them. If you would like to know more about the LDS Church click HERE.

Q: Are you in Utah?

A: We don't live in Utah, but wish we did sometimes because of all the great craft stores and shopping. We grew up in Idaho, but both went to college in Utah. Alish lived in Utah for about 10 years and Whitney for about 5 years. Currently, Alish lives in Arizona and Whitney in Idaho.

Q: What is the age difference between you two?

A: We are about 8 1/2 years apart. Alish is 31 and Whitney is 23.

Q: Hey girls! What do you do with all your receipts? Some are too important to throw away!

A: We basically have the same system. I keep all of my receipts in envelopes labeled for each month. It is amazing how many times you need those things. After a few months, I will throw them all away. If it is a big item, I keep all those receipts in a separate folder and I keep these receipts for a long time.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hi! I'm Amy from The Idea Room. I am super excited to be swapping blogs with Sister's Stuff today. These are some talented ladies and I feel so lucky to be able to share a tutorial with you, their readers, today. You can find Sister's Stuff tutorial over at my place today.

I made these cheery snowmen for Christmas gifts a few years ago and thought it would be fun to show you how to make some for yourself. I have also provided a free downloadable pattern here. You should be able to print it onto an 8.5 x 11 inch paper.



Simply take some white fleece or felt and cut out 2 of peices using the pattern provided.



Trace the face (eyes and X's for the mouth) onto the front of your felt very lightly with a pencil. Then using all 6 strands of black embroidery floss, hand-stitch the eyes and X's.



When you are finished, take your two peices of fabric and pin them so that the right sides are together. Start at the bottom and sew around the entire snowman except for a small opening along the bottom.



Turn the snowman inside out and fill him with stuffing. Do not fill him all the way full. Leave about 1.5 - 2 inches of room in the bottom.



Now take some beans, rice or split peas (not popular for eating at our house), and fill the bottom of your snowman. This will keep the snowman weighted down so he will stand upright.



Take a needle and thread and sew the bottom of the snowman together. I pulled all the ends into the center and sewed them together to seal up the hole. Tie off the ends of your thread. Your snowman should stand up on his own.



To make the hat, I took an old sweater that was in my pile for Goodwill and cut about 8 inches of the sleeve off.



I put the sweater on the snowman's head and turned up the finished edge to make the brim of the hat. You might need to whipstitch around the base of the hat to keep it secured with needle and thread.

Then I took some material (the same material I will use later for the scarf) and tied the top of the sweater off to make the top of the hat. You will have about 2-3 inches of sweater sticking up at the top. Then I simply took my scissors and cut the sleeve into strips down to the tied off portion. This allows the hat to have a fringed look on top.



Then I just cut a long strip (about 20 inches x 1 inch wide) of material to make the snowman a scarf. Simply tie your material around the bottom of your snowman to complete the scarf.

For the nose, I have cut wood with my jigsaw and then painted it orange. You can also cut out a peice of cardboard and then glue some orange scrapbook paper to it to create the carrot nose. Glue the nose onto the snowman with E6000 glue. And that's it!

You can make a family of snow people by changing the width and height of the pattern so they are different shapes and sizes. This project could also be done without a sewing machine for you non-sewers by simply handstitching everything.



Thanks Sister's Stuff! Be sure to head on over to my place and check out the Sister's Stuff tutorial here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bottle Cap Bows Tutorial

I made some bottle cap bows for my daughter a few months ago and I thought they turned out so cute!

Supplies needed: Paper, bottle caps, mod podge, hair clips, flowers, glue gun, ribbon, 1' round punch
*I got the bottle caps from a local scrapbook store. You could also check a craft store or online. I got the flowers from Roberts Craft in Utah!

Punch a hole out of your paper and then Mod Podge it onto your Bottle CapPlain flowers-found these ones at Roberts Craft
Super glue bottle cap onto flower

Hot glue clip onto back of the flower

Here are a few that I made! They are so easy to make and darling!
{Whitney}

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Birthday Calendar

I made this birthday calendar for my mom to help her remember all those birthdays.

It was so easy because I bought the digital kit HERE.
It is regular price now, but it was on sale for $1.00 when I bought it!
It is easy, cute and useful.
{Alish}

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Oh So Girly Give Away

Oh so Girly is doing a giveaway and she has some darling stuff at her site! She also has great prices that are really unbelievable. My sister and I just ordered some things and got them in the mail today. They are made really well and are darling!
Oh So Girly has a great Give Away for you!! You are CrAzY if you don't enter this!

She is giving away to one winner:

1. Watch face of your choice
2. Watch band of your choice
3. $10.00 store credit

How to win:
Only 1 Chance to Win!
Leave in one Comment:
1.Your Name and E-mail
2. Follow our blog if you don't already. Let us know that you follow
3. Tell us what two products you like best from Oh So Girly
Ends January 26 at Midnight. Winner will be announced on January 27

Good Luck!

Thank You Cards

I am in a card club and I am loving it! Back in November we made Thank You cards. Thought I would share them with you!

Here is the card I made
The other girls cards-Aren't they all so cute. It has been fun getting together and trading cards
{Whitney}

Monday, January 18, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Baked Potato Soup and Rolls

Tuesday: Skillet Lasagna, Salad

Wednesday: Tacos

Thursday: Cajun Chicken Pasta

Friday: Eat Out

Saturday: Orange Chicken over Rice with Veggie

Sunday: Roast, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Veggie, Rolls and Cool and Creamy Salad

Simply Couture Boutique Give Away Winners

And the winners are........

Jessica-Hello Kitty Set

Ally-Purple Set

You both will be contacted soon!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Readers' Ideas

MAB shared how she saves and organizes her Christmas cards HERE.


Kaysi shows you how she painted for counter tops for a whole new look
HERE.

Krystal shows you how to recycle plastic from toy packaging to create this cute frame.
Go Here for complete instructions.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hamburger Barbecue on a Bun/ aka Sloppy Joes

This BBQ on a bun has a different flavor but I like it! In fact it is the only BBQ on a bun that my sister will eat!

1 C. Ketchup
1 C. Water
2 TSP. Mustard
1 TBSP. Vinegar
2 TSP. Chopped Onion
1 to 1 1/2 lb. Hamburger
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cook meat and add to other ingredients. Simmer together at low temperature for about 30 minutes. Serve Hamburger over buns

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Out with the Old...In with the New...Files

This is not cute, but practical and necessary for me to stay organized.

Every new year, I pull out my label maker and hanging files and make all new files to keep my paper work organized for the year. I take the old files out of the drawer and put them in a box for storage. I think you are supposed to keep them for 6-10 years or something like that. I then make all the same files but label them with the new year. It is a really great way for me to keep all those important papers organized.

If you are curious, I keep all bills, bank statements and financial records, all health and insurance paper work for each person in our family.

{Alish}

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Got a Question?

It was SO fun reading about all of you last week. We seriously loved getting to know all of you better and read every comment and email. We often read other blogs and have lots of questions we never ask but want to know. Do you have any questions for us? Now is your chance to ask us anything (within reason of course). So, ask away and we will answer all that we can.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What to do with all those Christmas Cards

Are you wondering what to do with all of those Christmas cards you have laying around?


I hate to just throw them away, so for the past 4 years I have kept them in a 12x12 red scrapbook. Each year looks something like this two page spread. I make pockets to keep all the cards, photos and letters. I love it! It is really simple and so fun to look back on each year.

Here are a couple more looks.



{Alish}

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Year.....New Give Away

Aubrey from Simply Couture is giving away these bows to 2 lucky readers.

The 1st lucky winner will get Hello Kitty Trio Set ($12 value).

The second lucky winner will get 2 sets of bows (the purple ones..a $12 value)
Visit these two shops to see more of Aubrey's cute designs.!

Etsy Shop http://www.simplycouture.etsy.com

Simply Couture Website/Blog http://www.simplycoutureboutique.com

How to Win:
Only 1 chance to win.

Leave in 1 comment:

1.Your name and e-mail
2.Follow our blog if you don't already. Let us know that you follow.
3.Tell us what product you like best from Aubrey's Etsy Shop.

Ends Friday at 10:00 PM.

Good Luck!

Everyone can be a winner on this one! Anyone can get 20% off their purchases until the end of the month, by typing 'SistersStuff' in notes to seller, during checkout.
How cool is that?

Weekly Menu

Monday: Yummy Potato Soup, Rolls

Tuesday: Mexican Casserole

Wednesday: Chicken Noodle Soup, Rolls

Thursday: Steak, Potato, Corn

Friday: Orange Chicken, Rice

Saturday: Eat Out/Left Overs

Sunday: BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato, Green Beans

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Little Frame Calendars

Nap time Journal e-mailed us and said that one of our post inspired her to make these adorable Little Frame Calendars!! So cute and perfect for the new year! Check them out here! Thanks so much for sharing.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Blog Swap with How Does She?

We are excited to have How Does She? on our blog today.

How could we not love 3 ladies from Idaho?

We know that you will love their Blog too!


We are so excited to be guest bloggers on Sisters Stuff!


Alish and Whitney are so talented {you already know that} and have so many fun ideas to share! We love the 'Sister Stuff' blog and their kind approach to making our jobs easier as mothers!


Thanks for letting us post swap today!


HowDoesShe is also a creative blog! This month we will be focusing on Organization, Valentines, and Healthy Eating!


howdoesshe


There are three of us that 'run' this blog...Between the three of us we have 10.5{Missy is due in 2 weeks:} kids running around our feet as we plan and sketch out our next posts! We have such a fun time sharing ideas and trying make each others lives a little more fun and a lot easier!!three-aboutSo here we go on 'Please Remove Your Shoes!'


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How fun is this! I always feel awkward asking people to take off their shoes when they come inside....now I don't have to (at least not as much)! This is a sign/frame that hangs by my front door and I love it! Just think of all the mud and snow you WON'T have to clean off the carpet:)


1. These frames are at Michaels Craft for $1. Just use fun paper and mod podge it on. Check out Mod Podging tips if you need to know how!


frame-1


2. Sand around the edges to remove overhang paper and you are finished.


3. Apply your vinyl. Tell your vinyl lady that the font is 'Larger Mime' and it's 1 inch tall by 8 inches long. ..or use your Cricut.


4. I did stain the edges with an oak stain after I put the paper on...I had some in the garage and it worked out! { Love when that happens!}


***stain after you put the vinyl on!!! It works better{I promise!}***


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5. Drill 2 holes in the top of the frame (Note: I got glass cut at the local auto glass shop. It was around $1.50/glass). Make sure to drill before you put in your glass.


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6. Push ribbon through the hole. I used a skewer to help push the ribbon through the hole. Hey, it works! The ribbon is a 1 inch cream ribbon.


frame-2


7. Tie a knot with the handle. These cute handles are from a local welder. They have a 'c' shaped handle with 'clam' ends.


8. Place a picture of your children's feet in it . I also like the saying, 'Please bare your soles!' I made a bunch of these and gave them to my family. They loved how they got a craft and a picture of our kids! (well their feet, but they loved it)


Another idea to do with this frame: Place a picture of your child in it and put his/her name at the bottom.


Hint: when choosing paper to mod podge use SMALL PRINT (ya, I know I wrote that big, but small print looks the best!) Also, know the color of vinyl you are going to use. If you use a dark vinyl use light paper and light vinyl use dark paper.


Here are a few other ideas we've posted:



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Thanks again Sister's Stuff!