Monday, July 25, 2011

Too Many Necklaces.....

My daughter is turning 9 this week and boy is she growing up way to fast. She has started to wear costume necklaces a lot lately. I knew she needed a place to display them so she can QUICKLY get ready for school next month. I took a 24" piece of trim and painted it purple and sprayed painted gold cup hooks white.I measured a hook every 1/2" top then bottom.  My hubby then drilled pilot holes for me to screw in the hooks. That was the worst part, I got a blister. All that was left to do was hang it. My daughter loves it. And she is hoping to get more jewelry for her birthday.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Maui Chicken for the Slow Cooker

I absolutely love my slow cooker...I posted that I was making Maui Chicken for the family on Facebook the other day and everyone wanted the recipe. So I decided I would post about it. :)

It is a very easy recipe to follow and inexpensive too.

Our guest really enjoyed it. I layed it upon a cup of rice. And my friend brought over a Chocolate pie for dessert. Great Way to end the day! :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Crayon Rolls...

I came across this great idea for transporting crayons for the little ones. You can visit this great blog here. Skip to my Lou has a great tutorial to make this very simple crayon roll. Click here.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fun Friday

My daughter is a beginner sewing. She wanted so much to make her American Girl Doll Julie some clothes. We started out making a nightgown set. We purchased a pattern when they were on sale for $0.99  She loved picking out fabric and decided on a flannel cloud pattern. I taught her how to read the pattern and find the items we needed at Hobby Lobby. (my favorite store) We spent the day cutting and sewing.

 After completing this project, I wouldn't recommend it as a first project. The pieces are so tiny that is was hard for her to stay on track. But in the end she is very happy with her completed project. We also had enough fabric to make her friend's doll a pillow case style pajamas set with the extra fabric.