Thursday, November 28, 2013

DIY Boot Scrunchies

Are they called boot scrunchies? I may have just made that up. Anyway, I decided I needed some to go with my Thanksgiving Day outfit. 

I found an old sweater that was too big, cut off the sleeves, and slipped them over my jeans. Easy as pie :-) 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Where Have You Been? Printable map with flags.

I loved this idea when I saw it! Pin pointing places my husband and I have visited in the USA since we have been together.

Go here and print out the jigsaw map on cardstock paper.
I printed it in landscape mode so it scaled down the pieces a bit.
Cut out the pieces and arrange on a corkboard.
(Don't worry, many states are attached together so it isn't that much cutting)

Using a glue stick, glue the pieces onto the cork board.

Now it is time to print your flags. Use this generic template:
 Download this publisher file I converted which allows you to type and customize the flags.
Put the date on one side of the strip and the town on the other side. When folded it will create a two sided flag.

Cut out the flags and place glue on the back and fold in half around a push pin (or I used picture nails which worked well)

Place the flags in the cork board where you have visited.
(Whoops, husband just noticed I put Seven Springs, MD instead of PA, lol.......)

We need to get off the east coast! After February we will be able to add some flags in California! Can't wait! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Pinterest WIN: Crate Dog Bowl Holder

So I loved this idea but have been waiting for the perfect crate to come along (excuses right?) And low and behold, I found one at a yard sale for $4. This is easy to do (if you have the tools).

Flip the crate upside down

trace the BOTTOM of the bowls onto the bottom of the crate. (or in my instance I used the bowls original holder.)  You don't want to trace the top of the bowls because the hole will be too big and the bowls will fall through.

Using a hole saw I cut as much of the holes out as possible. 

To cut the rest I used a dremel tool with a jigsaw end. I used the sanding end on the dremel to smooth the edges around the hole.

I finished it with a stain I had to restore the look.

The puppy loves it!

Kale Chips.... Yummm!

So my hubby got this recipe from a coworker and we made kale chips for the first time yesterday, they were delicious! So I made more tonight. If you aren't familiar with the nutritional value of kale, check it out here and kale is super cheap :-)

Preheat the oven to 375

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper

Pull the kale away from the stems and tear into 3 inch squares (they reduce down when baked)

Drizzle with olive oil and seasoned salt (toss on the paper to coat the leaves)
**We love this Johnny's sea salt and put it on all our veggies!

Bake for 10 minutes


I love them warm, my husband loves them warm or cooled. You decide!