Sunday, September 22, 2013

Stacked Hairbow Tutorial

 

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SUPPLIES:

  • 6 – 19” long 1.5” wide strips of Ribbon
  • Spray adhesive
  • Feather clip (can usually be found near craft store bow supplies)
  • Barrette
  • Thread/Hot Glue Gun/Needle

Monday, September 16, 2013

Boutique Style Boot Socks Tutorial

I’ve noticed cute ruffle top boot socks popping up in several Boutiques I frequent. They are just so easy to make that I couldn’t see spending $25-$30 for a pair.

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  • Knee High Socks (mine are from Target $2.50 pair)
  • 1-2 yards ruffle ($1/yd at Wal-Mart)
  • Small Buttons ($1)
  • Thread and Sewing Machine

Sunday, September 15, 2013

4-H Clover Kids–Project Ideas

At my daughter’s school each class has a parent volunteer that comes in once a month and does a 4-H craft project with the kids. This year that parent is me and it has been so much fun. Our first project was a turtle. I wanted something simple since I wasn’t sure exactly how much the kids could do (Kindergarten). I cut out all the feet and heads ahead of time and spray painted the paper plates. I forgot to cut out tails and the kids made sure to let me know that I forgot a body part!

Turtle

  • Green Foam Sheets (Craft store, feet/head/tails)
  • Paper plates (body)
  • Googly Eyes
  • Green Spray Paint
  • Glue
  • Green Split Peas (Grocery store)

In the class all they had to do was glue on the feet/heads and coat the top in a thick layer of glue then dunk in the peas. Putting the peas in a shallow box works well, all they have to do is place the turtle in it and the peas will stick (definitely their favorite part!). Next month we’re trying something a bit more challenging…..marble painting!

Sunday, September 08, 2013

GameDay Recipes: Wings and Dips

Below are a few game day recipes that are always a hit with our bunch. Wings similar to Hooters, Creamy Rotel Dip, Mississippi Sin Dip and Basic Chili/Velveeta Dip.

The Wings recipe I use came from here. I used Franks Buffalo for ours, but if you like a bit of spice try to find the Hot Buffalo (The Franks bottles say “Redhot” but the flavor and intensity is actually listed along the bottom, you’ll have Buffalo or Buffalo Hot). I usually make 60 of these. That seems to be plenty for a group of 8-10 to snack on for several hours.

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  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1.5 teaspoons Paprika, Garlic Powder, Cayenne
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 60 wings (I buy the whole wing and cut them myself, a bit cheaper that way)
  • 1.5 cups butter
  • 1.5 cups Franks Sauce (Buffalo or Buffalo Hot is good)

Mix the Sauce and Butter in a pot on low heat until melted. Keep it blended and melted to use after the wings cook.

Mix Flour, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Cayenne, Salt and Pepper together. Coat your wings once, then refrigerate for an hour (this is the magic step, don’t skip it!). Pull out and coat again in the flour mixture. Cook them in oil, making sure it’s deep enough to cover them completely, 8-10 wings at a time. Medium heat or around 375. 13-15 minutes turning once. Pull out drain for a few seconds then dunk them in the sauce mixture, remove and place on a tray for serving.

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1. Creamy Rotel Dip (Like the classic but better!)

I’m not sure where I found these recipes so if you know the source please send it to me so I can credit them!

  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean Mild Sausage (Cook and drain)
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese
  • 16 oz Velveeta
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 cans Mexican Rotel with Tomatoes (drained)

Mix everything together over medium-low heat. Once it’s melted keep it on warm or low. Serve with mini chip bowls, yummy.

2. Mississippi Sin Dip

  • 16 oz Cream Cheese
  • 3 cups Sour Cream
  • 4 cups Shredded Cheddar
  • 2/3 cup Chopped ham
  • 2/3 cup Sliced Green Onion
  • 8 oz Green Chilies (undrained)
  • 4 tbsp Chopped pickled Jalapenos
  • 4 dashes Worchestershire

Mix everything together over medium-low heat. Once it’s melted keep it on warm or low. Serve with mini chip bowls, Drool…Drool.

3. Chili/Velveeta Dip

  • 30 oz Hormel No Bean Chili
  • 2 lbs. Velveeta

Mix everything together over medium-low heat. Once it’s melted keep it on warm or low. Serve with mini nacho chips, Ummm Ummm.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Camera Wrist Strap Tutorial

My camera came with a neck strap but I prefer the wrist straps for compact cameras. Below is a quick tutorial on how to change your neck strap into a wrist strap.

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Supplies:

  • 1”x8” piece of felt or other thick fabric
  • 2 – 1.75”x10” pieces of patterned fabric
  • D-Ring
  • Old Camera Strap (if not available most of the pieces can be found in Craft stores)
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