Saturday, July 31, 2010

How to grill corn on the cob

Corn on the cob is one of my favorite summer sides. Here are the easy steps to grill it.
So delicious!

Husk and wash corn. Then butter and salt and pepper corn.


Wrap in aluminum foil as shown. Place corn on the top shelf of the grill over high heat. It will need to cook for about 15-20 minues. Turn once during grilling.


{Alish}

Friday, July 30, 2010

Don't Miss OUT!

Don't forget to sign up for the Shadow Case giveaway down below. It is an amazing prize and a $60.00 value.

What have you been doing?

We want to see what you have been up to ? Link up your crafts and recipes!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Freckled Flower Giveaway

The winner of the Freckled Flower Give Away is:

Kalie who said:
I would get either a petticoat, baby legs, or some poppy earrings. Or all three!

Congrats you won $25.oo to the Freckled Flower shop! There is so much cute stuff...you are so lucky!


Remember even if you didn't win you can still get a great discount!

The Freckled Flower is also offering 25% off to her shop when you become a follower on her site! You can also get an additional 5% off when put code 'SISTERSSTUFF' in the notes to seller (at check out) or send The Freckled Flower an email. She will then credit back your account! So you can get a total of 30% off by telling her you came from our site!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Octopus Fun

During the summer, I am always trying to keep my kids busy and having fun. After reading a book about sea animals, we made this octopus craft and snack.
My kids really enjoyed it.

To make the craft, we cut off the bottom of a paper plate and the painted the front of it. While that was drying, we cut strips of construction paper and then glued those on for the legs. Last we added googly eyes.




To make the octopus snack, we used Hostess snowball and then added chocolate chips for the eyes with a dab of frosting and used cut pieces of sour straws for the legs.

{Alish}

Shadow Case Review and Giveaway

We are excited to introduce you to Shadow Case.



These are not the typical shadowboxes that you see down at the craft store. They are heirloom-quality craftsmanship, built to last for generations. They are the only shadowbox on the market with inter-changable frames and reversible and removable Story Boards, which gives you the option to change the style over time without having to invest in an entirely new shadowbox.
I just got mine and love the great quality and design. They have easy to following instructions that come with the shadow case. I can't wait to make my project. I will show it to you soon.


You don't have to wait to get one! ShadowCase is offering a wonderful giveaway.

A ShadowCase Designer Kit(a $60.00 value)


The winner can choose which one they'd like out of all their different styles.


To enter the give away:

Go to Shadow Case and tell us what you would put in Shadow Case (1 entry)
Become a follower on her blog (1 entry)
Become a fan on Facebook (1 entry)
Follow on Twitter (1 entry)
Purchase something from Shadow Box ( 5 entries)
Follow our blog (1 entry)

Please do each entry as a separate post and include your email with each entry so that we can contact the winner.

Good Luck!
Winner will be announced on August 3rd.

Here are a few of the ideas you can find on their inspiration gallery.


They also have a blog where readers can interact and discuss their projects, share creative ideas, and have a little fun!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Taco Salads

Tuesday: Pizza Stromboli and Green Salad

Wednesday: Enchiladas, Chips and Salsa

Thursday: Orange Chicken, Rice, Green Bean

Friday: Mexican Casserole, Chips and Salsa

Saturday: Eat out or leftovers

Sunday: Steak on the grill, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob

{Whitney}

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Popsicle Soap Tutorial

hi...this is carrie from greenbeans craftterole!....and i'm super exctied to be over here at sister's stuff!...thanks for having me!...and i hope you enjoy these little soaps that i whipped up!...

so...i was figuring that it's never too early to start washing your kids mouth out with soap...and now that can be done with these soapsicles!...lol...i'm thinking i'm not going to be asked to babysit anytime soon!...hee hee...anywho...thought i'd do up a tutorial on how to make these yummy tasting smelling soaps....


you'll need....a popsicle mold...this one's from go planet earth...but you can certainly use whatever mold you want...small soap bags...also from go planet earth...popsicle sticks...and large binder clips....


also...grab some clear melt and pour soap...glass measuring cup...soap colorant...i prefer liquid over the powder or gel...fragrance oils...and rubbing alcohol in a spritzer bottle...


take your soap and cut up into chunks...and put in glass measuring cup...it takes about 2 1/4 ounces for one soapsicle...now that's solid weight...not liquid...


head on over to the microwave...you'll want to do 1 minute at 50% power...then...until it's completely melted...do 30 second bursts at 50% power...you want it to melt...but not to boil!...




once it's all melted...you'll want to spritz with rubbing alcohol...this takes the bubbles out of the soap...


add a couple of drops of colorant...a little goes a long way!...i tend to do a drop or two...stir...and decide if i like what i'm seeing...if not...add a drop more...




then add your fragrance oil...the amount is up to you and your sniffer!...make sure to stir!...




spritz again with the rubbing alcohol...keep on going until you don't see hardly any white bubbles...





pour slowly into your mold...





see all those nasty bubbles?...gotta get rid of 'em...




once again...spritz with your alcohol until it's pretty much bubbleless...is that even a word?...lol...




after you've filled all the popsicle slots that you want to...put the cover on...note...if you're wanting to do multiple flavors scents...you gotta act kinda quick...you can't have the soap setting up before you get the popsicle sticks in there!...




now...take the binder clips...and put on the popsicle sticks...i do this so that the sticks don't get lost when you put them in the mold...


insert all the sticks into the slots of where you've poured the soap...see how the binder clips just rest on top?...now...just leave it be!...it's going to take about an hour to set up!...




remove the binder clips from the sticks...then lift the top off...just slighty jiggle the stick...if it still moves....it's not set completely!...give it a little bit more time...


now...this might be the most difficult part of this project...getting 'em out of the mold!...it's tough!...anywho...you'll want to pry the sides of the mold from the soap at the top...this will start little air pockets...


you'll keep squeezing all around the mold...if you notice...there's little areas that you can see a color difference...this is because the soap has pulled away from the mold...you want to keep going until there's that difference in color everywhere...


starting pushing from the bottom...put a little muscle into it!...lol...eventually the soap will pop up a bit...


grab the stick and slide on out...


you'll want to air them out a bit...just in case there's condensation on the soap...i do this by just grabbing a piece of styrofoam and putting the stick in there...you'll want to let 'em hang out for a while...this makes it so much easier to put in the baggies!....


if you want your soap to look like it has a bite mark...you'll need to get a tiny little scalloped circle cutter...or...you could just take a nibble!...lol...


right on the corner...use the cutter...see...looks like little bucker marks!...


take your baggies and plop 'em in!...


twistie tie 'em up!...add a ribbon, label, or anything else you want!...


now...the one i just did was fruit punch flavored scented...but take another looksie at all the ones you can do up!...now of course...it's totally up to you whether or not you want to tell the kiddies it's soap....you can just let 'em find out for themselves!...lol...enjoy!...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Darling Baby Brag Book

I am SO in baby mode with my baby due in just a couple of weeks. I love this darling baby brag book made by CM Designs. Check out how she made it HERE.



Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

This grilled chicken is so perfect for summer grilling. It is one of my favorites. I found the recipe on the Kraft web site.



4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
1/4 cup Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing, divided
1 tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 Tbsp. dried basil


HEAT grill to medium heat.

COVER half the grill grate with sheet of heavy-duty foil. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag. Add 2 Tbsp. dressing; seal bag. Turn bag over several times to evenly coat chicken with dressing. Refrigerate 10 min. Remove chicken from bag; discard bag and dressing.

PLACE chicken on uncovered side of grill; cover with lid. Grill 6 min. Meanwhile, combine remaining dressing, tomatoes, cheese and basil.

TURN chicken over; place on foil. Top with tomato mixture. Grill, covered, grill 8 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF).


{Alish}

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Freckled Flower Review and Giveaway

We are so excited to be doing a review and giveaway from The Freckled Flower Shop! We love everything this shop has to offer! Don't forget to read at the end of this post how you can get 30% off your entire first purchase!!

We were sent pettiskirts that we love! Every little girl must have one of these! They even come in tiny sizes for newborns! Alish has the light pink one for her new baby she is expecting next month! I am sure she can't wait to snap some new pictures of her little princess wearing it! I love this skirt on my daughter. It is so sassy and fun.
We also love the the stud earrings! They are great because you can dress them up or dress them down! They come in a variety of styles and colors.

Some More of her items:
Pettiskirts

Tutus

Dangle EarringsThe Freckled Flower is giving away a $25.00 credit to her shop!

How to win:
Become a follower on The Freckled Flower (1 entry)
Visit The Freckled Flower and tell us what you would would get with your credit. (1 entry)
Follow Sisters' Stuff (1 entry)
Make a Purchase from The Freckled Flower (10 entries)
Leave your e-mail with each entry!
Be sure to follow All rules to win the giveaway!
Good Luck!
Winner will be announced on July 28

The Freckled Flower is also offering 25% off to her shop when you become a follower on her site! You can also get an additional 5% off when put code 'SISTERSSTUFF' in the notes to seller (at check out) or send The Freckled Flower an email. She will then credit back your account! So you can get a total of 30% off by telling her you came from our site!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Weekly Menu

Monday: Grilled Salmon and rice packets

Tuesday: Tacos

Wednesday: Spaghetti and green salad

Thursday: Grilled chicken bruschetta, mashed potatoes and veggie

Friday: Chicken and rice burritos

Saturday: Grilled steak and peas and potatoes

Sunday: Shrimp, baked potatoes and veggie

{Alish}

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Binky Clips

I have been enjoying making all sorts of BABY things with #4 due in just a few weeks. I love these binky clips that I made. I think they turned out so cute. I used a thin wire and basically made a bracelet, but attached a clip on one end and a clasp on the other end to hook on the pacifier. Soon I will be able to put this to good use!


Here are a few of my designs.
The purple binky clip is in our etsy shop
{Alish}

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bath Toy Holder

I saw this bath toy holder here on Make it and Love it and knew I had to make one! It is so nice because the bag can be washed in the washing machine and the bath toys don't get all nasty! I found the suction cups at Walmart. Click here for a complete tutorial!

{Whitney}

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fruit Smoothie

This is a favorite at our house. I make these at least once a week for breakfast.

1 cup juice (I usually use apple)
1 banana
1 (6 oz) plain or vanilla yogurt ( I usually use vanilla)
1 cup frozen fruit (any kind you like, we love a berry mix, peach or strawberry the best)
ice (optional)

In a blender, combine all ingredients until nearly smooth. We often have to double this recipe for you whole family.

{Alish}

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Flirty Apron Review

Jaime, from Flirty Aprons asked if we wanted to do a review on one of their aprons! We were thrilled! The aprons are so darling and there are so many options! There is an apron for everyone! I love how the fabric feels and I also love the fabric choices they put together! The fit is great and did I mention how cute they are! Aprons are a perfect gift for anyone!


Flirty Aprons is running a discount that ends on July 15! So hurry now to get an apron at a great price! Check out all there options here! 20% off any regular priced Women's Apron! Use Code FA202010. Code expires July 15.