Friday, October 30, 2015

Friday Freebeez


With Halloween almost a memory, and
Thanksgiving not far behind,
can it soon be time for Christmas?
I 'shop' all year for little gifts for friends and family.
I enjoy picking out just the right gift when I find it.
Now if I can just remember where I put them and 
who I bought it for! hahahahha

The solution?
A master gift list!

Organized Christmas (another of my fav websites)
has the perfect free printables :a master gift list, among others like
a budget plan and completed gifts.

Click below to read more:

Organized Christmas

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday Websitz


Need a mask, coloring sheets or decorations?
Kevin at FREEPRINTABLE has you covered.
Go to one of my favs to see what all he has.
Click below.

click here
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tuesday Tipz


(That is if you actually need to! hahahaha)

Once opened, store candy covered, room temperature, away from heat and light.
This should last 3-6 months.
Unopened, it can last 9 months on the shelf.
Buy up extra and freeze it to enjoy throughout the year--
     when ready to use--place in fridge for one day, then on the counter for a day. This
helps the candy to defrost without getting soggy. (Also great for chocolate candy.)

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday Make Itz

(made out of wood)
Size is approximately 2x3 feet.

September's Home Depot
Do-It-Herself project was a wood pumpkin planter.
We could also leave the planter off and just make a
pumpkin, which is what I did.
The wood was pressure treated for outside use.
Four pieces of wood were nailed together,
then the pumpkin shape was drawn and cut out.
I think this could also be made from a discarded wood pallet.
This was stained with a wood sealer.
The stem has been spray painted.

stem made out of scrap wood from the part cut off for the curves

4 boards held together with cross pieces, then cut into a pumpkin shape

Sisal rope 'bow' will be added to the stem.
This pumpkin can be used throughout the fall season. 

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Freebeez


Need a pattern for a funny pumpkin?
Go to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, download
and print!

click here
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Thursday Treatz

Does it get any better than this?
Peanut Butter Candy Corn!

I also read Brach's has a mini version of its famous candy corn,
but I haven't been able to find it here.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tuesday Tipz

Sign and Date!!!

I have shared this before, but remember
to sign and date your coloring pages.
I also put a few notes about something
that happened the day that I finished a page.
One book has become a bit of a journal.

Use a rotary date stamp like libraries used to use
for a fun way to date each page. These are very popular now
and are very easy to find.

Take some time each day to color, it is very relaxing.

Happy Coloring!

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thursday Treatz


Visit a local orchard for fresh apples and pumpkins,
along with other fall produce.
Some even have a U-pick option.
Dip apple slices in peanut butter spread,
caramel or even pimento cheese!
Sprinkle apple slices with cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Bake apples in your favorite pie!

What's your favorite apple?
How do you like to eat it?

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday Websitz

Highlights Magazine

Highlights Magazine has a fun website.
Watch how a Hidden Picture Puzzle is made.
Highlights is also offering puzzle/color books for adults!

click here

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tuesday Tipz

Jack O' Lantern Tips

(from Oct. Real Simple via Extreme Pumpkins by Tom Nardane)

--Use a dry erase marker instead of a Sharpie to make the design, easier to erase

--Fillet knives work better, adults only please!

--Cut the hole for the light in the bottom of the pumpkin

--Use a glow stick (Dollar Tree) or battery votive light instead of real candles

--Ice cream scoop works great to help get all of the seeds out

--spray the inside and the outside with a bathroom cleaner that
  contains bleach. Helps with the mold.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday Make Itz


Lavender is very soothing, relaxing and
smells sooooooo good. Use this hot pack where you need
some soothing heat.

Microwave sock pack on high starting with 45 seconds, add a few more until warm,not hot.
You don't want to cook the rice.
This can also be put in the freezer for a cold pack, although the scent won't be as
strong as when it is warmed.

Simple Sock Hot/ Cold Pack Made with Lavendar
(most can be found in your home, or at the dollar store.)

TUBE or other new/clean socks large enough to knot closed--men's
sizes are great
Regular type rice--not instant
Dried lavender or few drops of lavender oil(may have to find oil at specialty shop)
I grew lavender in a pot this summer and dried the flowers. Very easy to grow.
I removed the flowers from the stems as the stems would poke through the sock.

Gather Materials

Mix the dried flowers into the rice. 

Use a funnel to fill up the sock about 3/4 full. Leave enough on the end to tie a good knot. 

When filled, tie a good strong knot on the end. This can be opened to refill rice when needed. 

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Friday, October 9, 2015

Friday Freebeez


The current Martha Stewart Living Magazine
has the neatest fall harvest clip art designs as a free download.
Use for boxes, tags, cards, gift wrap, or any other paper craft.
Try printing on brown kraft paper for a vintage look.

Happy Printing!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Thursday Treatz

Credit goes to the Cannon County Senior Center newsletter for this recipe.

Recipe of the Month

Pumpkin Pie Dip

1 Package cream cheese (8 oz.) 
2 Cups confectioners sugar
1 Cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 
1/2 teaspoon ginger

I package Gingersnap cookies

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners sugar until smooth. Beat in the pumpkin, sour cream, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and ginger until blended. Serve with gingersnaps. Refrigerate leftovers. 
Yield: 4 cups 

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monday Make Itz on Tuesday

Greetings crafters, I'm a day late due to
helping the parental unit all day yesterday.
So, here is Monday Make Itz.


Want to keep your pens from
'walking' away? Make a bouquet from
stick pens and flowers.

materials--cheap flowers from dollar store, wire cutters, scissors, duck tape, pens

cut stems with flowers, leave enough stem to tape to pen

wrap flower/stem around pen with duck stape--tip-use stick free scissors to
cut the duck tape.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Friday Freebeez

Take the day off. 

Middle and Eastern Tennessee is getting waves of rain
from the current coastal hurricane. 
It is dreary, damp and cold out. 
This makes it a great day to put on your 
comfies, make your favorite hot beverage,
pop in or Netflix a movie, and cuddle up in
your favorite chair and color! 

Give yourself the day off until 
the beautiful Autumn weather returns!

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