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Friday, October 31, 2014

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The latest #cribset is on its way to a new home! If you want one of your own make sure to stop by my #etsy shop. http://ift.tt/1u09kFd via Instagram http://ift.tt/107LdHC

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Creative Exchange Link Party


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 I hope you are here to link up with us and share your latest projects. If not, that's ok too! Stick around and check out what has been going on around blog land.
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Before we get to the party check out our favorites from Last week!
Liz
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This cute pumpkin cookie cutter garland from Pet Scribbles is so simple and will take you all the way through the season!

Kristy
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The Day of the Dead is really popular this year. This Day of the Dead face paint tutorial from Kleinworth and Co would be perfect for all those parties.







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I love how classic, elegant and beautiful this Be Thankful sign is from Blooming Homestead.
Laura
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I love monograms and this personalized monogram frame from Home.Made.Interest would make a great wedding gift! I love the burlap behind it.
Bobbie
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Fall just makes me think of caramel everything! These caramel popcorn balls from Yesterfood look perfect and would be easy to whip up and pass out this year.
Summer
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This festive cupcake wrapper wreath from Crafts by Courtney is perfect for Halloween. I love that she was able to show the Boo and Trick or Treat on the cupcake wrappers.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Social Party Decorations

Halloween is upon us, and so are all the Halloween Parties. Here are a few decorating ideas for an awesomely spooktacular party


This party was for a community Halloween social.  It was held in a large farm shop.  Let me know if you can tell as you look through the pictures.  It was a huge transformation, that honestly took all day to set up. 

This is the sign in table.  Everyone was encouraged to wear a name tag, most people chose not to.

I seriously love the sparkly pumpkins. 
sign in table at community social party for Halloween

The silly skeletons messing around.  My favorite is the one in the cauldron eating a whoppers. 
Stage for community social party for Halloween

I think this one stole my headband!  Notice that he is hanging from an air compressor hose. 
Hanging Skeleton


The dessert table.  I didn't get a picture with all the plates filled with delicious cupcakes that everyone brought to share.  They were to die for!
dessert table for halloween party


A wide view of the stage area:
Halloween social community Party


With the umbrella witch hanging over the stage:
Umbrella Witch



The Water Cooler Station with homemade Root Beer and Water.  My mom designed the covers, and my sister is working on getting a pattern written up, with new designs for Christmas and Thanksgiving if anyone is interested


halloween water cooler covers, frankinstein, witch, ghost, pumpkin


The table centerpieces.  Mummy Mason Jars, the basket is from the dollar store and was filled with rolls, the pumpkins came from my parents garden. 
Halloween Centerpiece

I just love how it turned out.  My Mom is an amazing decorator, don't you think?!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Homemade Microwave Caramel Popcorn Recipe-Simple and Quick

I don't know about you, but I L-O-V-E Caramel Popcorn.  Its gooey, its delicious, plus popcorn is healthy for you. Right?!?  Today, I am going to share with you my family's secret recipe for The Yummiest Caramel Popcorn Around!

homemade microwave caramel popcorn recipe

Straight from the Super Secret Family Recipe Book:

homemade microwave caramel popcorn recipe


Microwave Caramel Popcorn:
2 C Brown Sugar
1 Cube Butter (1/2 cup)
2/3 C Condensed Milk (I always just use the whole can.  I never measure it)
1/2 C Karo Syrup
Pinch of Salt

Mix those ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.  Cook in microwave for 5 minutes.  Stir.  Then add 1 TSP vanilla extract, cook for another 5 minutes in the microwave.

Pour over a large bowl of popcorn.  I normally do 3 batches of air popped popcorn.  If you want it extra gooey, then do 2 batches.

Enjoy!


Friday, October 24, 2014

WIP: Hot Pink and Black Queen Size Rag Quilt

Today, I've been watching my instagram feed fill up with a bunch of lovely pictures of Quilt Market setup. All my favortie quilty peeps and fabric companies have posted so much eye candy, and I get to watch it all unfold from the comforts of my home.

Today, I laid out this beautiful queen size rag quit in hot pink and black fabrics, instead of going to quilt market.
 



I haven't been to quilt market, but one day It is my dream to go.

But for today I will sit at home, rock my 5 week old baby, work on customer orders, and whatever else I do in a day while I work at home and take care of my 4 littles.

I can't ask for a better life.

So I won't wish too much about being somewhere else instead of here.  I will enjoy each moment that I have with the little people I have.  Quilt market can wait, but I can't stop my kiddos from growing up.  

I'm #notgoingtomarket so instead I am working on a #queensize #ragquilt. #lovemyjob #etsy #pink via Instagram http://ift.tt/1tsx1oh

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Story of Stuffing: USPS

Sometimes, when I package a customers items, their beautiful quilt, or curtains, or car seat tent, or crib set, or whatever it may be, fits ever so nicely in a flat rate package of whatever size. 

But then sometimes, it doesn't.

Then sometimes, if I work REALLY.HARD I can get said item into a flat rate box (or envelope). 

Its kinda like a game.  A game I play against the Post Office. 

A game of "can I cram the box Just Enough that it will pass the "no stuffing" rule".  I'm not necessarily competitive by nature.  Seriously.



It may take a little box sitting (literally), or a little pulling and tugging, and taping as I go.

It may take a lot of patience, a lot of muscle, and a lot of brain power.  

But in the end it IS possible.  With a little stamina and endurance.  It is possible.

Such is the case today.  When I posted this picture to Instagram, I gave myself a little *fist bump*.  Kinda like a little pat on the back.  Just cause it was a lot of work to get all that stuff into that one little box. 

But I did it.

I might have needed to sit down for a little bit afterwards and recover from my marathon like packing exercise.  I wasn't too out of breath, and I may be sore tomorrow.  Just sayin.   

It takes skills.  Lots of skills to package like that.

Just ask my 5 year old daughter that laughed at me while I taped said box and then said "take that USPS.  It Fit.  It Ships!"

Take that! ��. Is it ok to fist bump myself after wrestling the box by myself? #shippingproblems #stuffthat #ifitfitsitships #fistbump #imadork via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/ugJSbhBQoc/

10 Gallon Water/Beverage Cooler Jug Covers-Halloween Style


Still dying over how cute these water coolers are that my mom made for her Halloween party.




Its amazing that something so ugly as an insulated beverage cooler....
can turn into something so stinking cute!  There are endless possibilities.  The beverage containers that we used are the 10 gallons, but the same concept would work for the 5 gallon ones.  


Ghost and Pumpkin
halloween water cooler covers

Aren't they adorable.  The ghost, the pumpkin, and of course Frankenstein. via Instagram http://instagram.com/p/ugBevBBQsG/


Frankinstein (can also be hulk or Ogre/Shrek) watercooler cover

FrankinJuice anyone?


Witch and Frankinstein
Witch and Frankinstein Water Cooler Cover


Pumpkin:
Pumpkin Watercooler cover


 Aren't those legs just do die for and the tutu?!?  Seriously!
witch watercooler cover


 I just love how these water cooler covers turned out.  They are amazing right??!?

My sister is going to be making patterns for each of the covers and coming up with new styles for different holidays and seasons, along with selling the finished item.  So if you are interested in getting a custom one made up, let me know and I will hook you up with her. 

The Creative Exchange Link Party #24


Welcome back! Thanks for stopping by the Creative Exchange Link Party


Before we get to the party check out our favorites from Last week!
Kristy
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I am definitely adding these to my Menu for next week! Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas from Natural Chow

amy

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Laura
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Summer
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Liz
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How could you not "fall" in Love with This Chalkboard Print from Creations by Kara
 



Bobbie
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And last but not least another Darling Halloween Print from Create with TLC
VampiresandWitchesOhMyPrintable_TlcCreations

Now let's See what YOU have been up to!



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