Saturday, November 29, 2014

Craft: Glitter State Shapes on Canvas

This was an off the cuff craft a friend and I threw together tonight. I think it's one of my favorites yet. I don't have any beginning pictures but I'll explain the process. We took an 8x8 canvas and painted one side white and the other red. Let dry. We printed state shapes off the internet. Cut out the shapes. Traced them on the painted canvas. We, then, took a bottle of glue and covered inside the shape with it. Poured some royal blue glitter on top of the glue shape.
Let it dry. Shake the excess glue off. You can, also, use a small dry paint brush in sweeping away the glitter and cleaning up the edges.
You end up with this.
You then stencil on the state name or you can write it freehand with a sharpie. Final results:
Pretty awesome, huh????

Turkey Pot Pies

Thanksgiving is over and while everyone else was out spending money and fighting the crowds, I was doing one of my favorite family traditions... making turkey pot pies out of my leftover turkey. I started doing this about 10 years ago and somehow the holiday does not feel complete without it. You'll need your leftover turkey, 2 cans of condensed Cream of Chicken soup, a bag of mixed vegetables, some refrigerated crescent dough rolls and some aluminum pans.
Chop the turkey.
Make the mixture of soup(no water added), the vegetable mix and the chopped turkey.
Roll out your crescent dough and mold it into your pans.
Fold the mixture into each pan.
Roll out your top crust and mold it into the top of the pan.
Put in zip lock freezer bags to store. You can pull them out for a quick dinner. They are really good, if I do say so myself. Enjoy!!!!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Review: Rtgs Micro LED 30 Warm White Color String Lights

Product Features: 30 Super Bright Warm White Color LED Lights on 10 Feet Long Ultra Thin Green Wire with 4 Inches Distance Between LED Bulbs and 12 Inches Black Cable Between Wire and Battery Box. TOTAL STRING LENGTH 11 FEET. Lights Have Over 20 Years of Life Span and Use Fraction of Energy Needed by Regular Light Strings. They are also much brighter than Starry Lights or Fairy Lights. Ultra Thin, Bendable but Sturdy Wire with LED Lights is Totally Submersible but NOT BATTERY BOX!!! Newest Indoor and Outdoor Weatherproof Black Battery Box with 6 Hours "ON" and 18 Hours "OFF" Timer Function Automatically Activated When Lights are Turned "ON" and 8 Functions that is Easy to Hide and Requires 3 AA Batteries (Not Included). It Has Locking Clips to Easy Open and Close the Box. We Offer 100% RTGS Products Satisfaction Guarantee and 2 Years Warranty. RTGS Products is Exclusive Designer, Manufacturer and Seller of Our RTGS Lights. Product Description: NEW FEATURES: These 30 Micro LED Battery Operated String Lights are perfect for use as a lighting addition to any decorative project. Very thin wire hosts 30 very small LED bulbs that are about size of the rise grain and are intensely bright. With steady 360 degree viewing angle they illuminate in every direction. They are easy to hide, give beautiful true color and use fraction of energy needed by regular light strings. Newly designed battery box with locking clips is waterproofed and very easy to hide. TIMER FEATURE: This battery box has built in 6 Hours "ON' and 18 Hours "OFF" timer that is automatically activated when lights are turned "ON". Press the button to turn lights "ON" and activate desired function at the time you want lights string to come "On" each day. Your lights string will glow for 6 hours then turn "Off" automatically for 18 hours. It will turn "On" and turn "Off" at the exactly same time you set it for 6 hours "On" and 18 hours "Off" again every day. When used with new batteries these lights last for over 14 Days. OPERATING FUNCTIONS: These lights have 8 operating functions that can be activated by pressing button consecutively: 1. Combination 2. In Wave 3. Sequential 4. Slow Fade / Every Other Light 5. Chasing / Flash 6. Slow Fade / All Lights 7. Twinkle / Flash 8. Steady On 9. Off WARRANTY: Customer satisfaction is our highest priority and we take our position as a trusted industry leader very seriously. All RTGS Products lights come with a 2-year warranty and 100% RTGS Products Satisfaction Guarantee to make your purchase worry free. Simply contact us by phone or email if you have any questions (ALL INFORMATION IS ON AMAZON WEBSITE, OUR WEBSITE OR PACKAGING). You will see how important and easy this guarantee is.
My review: These are really great lights. They work as soon as you put in batteries. You can find many uses for them....your front porch, at the holidays, even at parties or celebrations. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Review: Old Factory Candle Gift Set

Product Information:These candle gift sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. Hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming wicks, and premium fragrance oils. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life. Exclusively sold on Amazon, Old Factory Candles are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someone’s in your life. tweet Below are the list of Themes and their related fragrances. Fall Harvest-- Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves. Happy Holidays-- Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, Gingerbread. Winter Wonderland-- Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, First Snow. Romance-- Rose Petals, Champagne, Dark Chocolate. Fresh & Clean-- Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, Fresh Linen. Spa Day-- Cucumber, Lemongrass. Green Tea. Vacation-- Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, Awapuhi. Coffee Shop-- Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, Chai Tea. Man Cave-- Straight Razor, Leather, Mahogany. High as a Kite-- Cannabis, Incense, Bag O' Cookies. New Born Baby-- Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, First Blanket. 50 Shades-- Leather, Vanilla ***, Jasmine Bubbles.
My review: Consistently fragrant. Subtly scented without being overpowering. These soy candles have self-trimming wicks and each burn for over 20 hours. They would make great holiday gifts. They have one suitable for every personality. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Review: Miracalis Anti-Aging Facial Serum

Product Information: New Serum Leaves Your Face Smoother and Tighter! You can have the face you always dreamed of in just 28 days. Clinical testing of this formula has shown significant increases in suppleness in an amazing 95% of volunteers. Designed specifically to lift, tighten, moisturize and firm your skin gently and effectively. Simply apply a thin layer of Miracalis Anti-Aging Serum right after washing your face. Allow to dry completely (roughly 3 minutes) before applying a moisturizer, if you use one. What About My Skin Type? Miracalis gives you a safe, gentle, hypoallergenic formula that is tested and recommended for all 4 major skin types: Normal, Sensitive, Dry and Oily skin. The Secret To Velvety Soft Skin, Naturally Smooth away your fine lines and wrinkles with a perfect balance of naturally gentle and effective ingredients such as Green Tea Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil and Vitamins A, B, and E. Gently restores your facial collagen with a combination of active peptides and proteins, which promote collagen synthesis. Your skin will look younger, healthier and more elastic. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed, Made in the USA. We share your frustration of spending hard-earned money on products from around the world that don't live up to their claims. Miracalis is made right here in the USA. We are real people who respond to your real questions. If you have ANY issues with our products, let us know and we will leave you smiling. Because nothing on this planet has the power to knock years off your face like a smile!
My review: Nice mild scent. My skin seems firmer and brighter although my 28 days is not up yet. Leaves my face super soft, too. I have had some slight redness lately and it seems to help with that. Good deal. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Review: Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Foxbrim

Once Radiant Skin Is Yours Again! Foxbrim's Hyaluronic Acid Serum provides you the most effective moisturizing agent on the market today. PERIOD! • Find Out What All the Buzz is About! • It’s Your Time. Show Them Your Radiant Skin! • You’ve found the BEST Anti Aging, Anti Wrinkle and Anti Dull Skin Solution. • Safe For ALL Skin Types. Unique and Proven Formulation Ensures Even Sensitive Skin Can Glow Again! See What A Few DROPS Can Do. This Serum Includes Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, MSM, Jojoba Oil AND Green Tea. The ONLY Hyaluronic Acid Serum worthy of Foxbrim’s 100% Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee. This Proven Formula Guarantees (LITERALLY!) Your Results! My review: Most serums are watery. This one is not which makes it easier to get it where it needs to be. Slight scent but not unpleasant. Hydrating and makes your face smoother and softer. I like this product. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Craft: Crayola Crayon Art

I am a Pinterest addict..... I absolutely love it. I am constantly perusing the site trying to find the next thing that I can make. My friend, Eileen, and I decided we would attempt crayon art. It seemed simple enough with a major impact. All you need is a flat canvas, a box of crayons, some tacky glue and a blow dryer.
Line up your crayons at the top in groupings of colors that pleases your eye. When you have it figured out, glue each one down only putting glue on the paper portion of the crayon.
Now it's blow dryer time. Tilt your canvas and hit the crayon ends with the blow dryer until they start to melt and colors start running down the canvas. Please be sure to have a newspaper or paper bag in under the canvas while you do this part because sometimes the colors will squirt sideways.
Just keep at it until they run down as far as you want them to.
I felt like it needed something else so I painted "Color my World" freehand. If I did it again, however, I would probably take the time to paint them on with stencils. At any rate, this is how it ended up and I do like it. I plan on framing and hanging it eventually.
It was a fun project. I would love to see yours if you decide to attempt it.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Review: Youthful Radiance Eye Cream by Foxbrim

Product Information: •Foxbrim presents YOUTHFUL RADIANCE EYE CREAM---- THE COMPLETE ANTI-AGING & EYE CARE SOLUTION: Scientifically formulated to effectively address all anti-aging and eye care concerns. This includes Dark Circles, Puffiness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles. Proven to lessen swelling, add luminosity and smooth wrinkles under eyes. Our customers rave about how quickly they've seen results in days not weeks! ORGANIC MOISTURIZING POWERHOUSE: Unmatched in premium natural ingredients, Youthful Radiance Eye Cream utilizes a potent combination of plant-based moisturizers to soothe, hydrate and strengthen skin. Aloe, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Green Tea, Vitamin C + E, Tamanu Oil and MORE. DELICATE AND NON-IRRITATING: This unique formula promises to absorb lightly and beautifully into skin leaving it quenched and refreshed. Absolutely no silicones, parabens, additives or fillers used. ONLY natural and organic ingredients blended with the most sensitive of skin types in mind. RESTORE AND REPAIR TO RADIATE: Restore and repair once youthful skin effortlessly. Radiate from your eyes down as you remove the visible signs of aging. Weary tired eyes can be a thing of the past. My review: Foxbrim makes great beauty products. This is one of them. With old age comes tired, puffy eyes with dark circles....and that's with a disiplined schedule.This goes on smoothly and extremely absorbent. It leaves the eye area hydrated. This has reduced the swelling and has smoothed my wrinkles a bit. I'm sure with continued use, I will see more improvement in this area. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Craft: Sharpie Stenciled Holiday Burlap Table Runner.

I love burlap and I love this finished product. For this project, my suggestion is to pick a burlap with light feel to it. If you have worked with burlap, it will make sense to you.. If you haven't, literally put a piece of the burlap through two fingers and feel it. Project materials: a piece of burlap( cut to a size that you want on your table- it can be 2, 3 or 6 ft), plastic(hard) alphabet stencils, and black sharpies. I started by unraveling the sides to mine because, to me, it looks more finished. Next start stenciling your words.
The list of words you could use is endless. Here's a few(excuse the sales paper underneath the runner. It is important to mention though due to the fact that if you don't use something underneath, you'll end up with sharpie marks on your work surface.)
A couple hours later and you have a great holiday/fall table runner( mine will be used for ever Thanksgiving to come)....and it's so simple.
Happy Thanksgiving 2014 to you and yours!!!!! I hope it's lovely.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Review: Small Packing Organizer

Product Information: Available in multiple colors: gray, green, purple, pink, red, dark blue, light blue, yellow and orange Small Packing Cube Size: 11" x 6.75" x 3" Product Benefits: See through mesh panel of these travel packing organizers allows you to easily find what you need. Maintain your privacy while going through security in the airport. Save time ironing your clothes at the hotel. The packing cube set will help minimize wrinkles on your clothes. Maximize your luggage space so you can squeeze in more of your stuff. Traveling with the entire family? Make packing and unpacking easy by assigning a cube per person or purpose. Save time packing and unpacking by allowing you to unpack only what you need. These travel packing cubes fit in your luggage, duffel, suitcase, backpack, slim bags on on their own.
My review: I am thrilled that I received Dot & Dot Travel Cubes as a promotion item on Tomoson. Traveling anymore is stressful for me. Trying to make sure you don't forget anything and trying to make sure it all fits in one bag so you don't have to pay carry fees, etc. These are great. They let you organize your stuff while maximizing your luggage space. Good sturdy material. Also, LOVE the color I received being a Tarheel fan and they rock!!!! I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Review: Yalmeh Glory Eye Gel- Brightening Eye Cream

Product Information: •★LUXURIOUS FEEL - It contains Plant Stem Cells and Matrixyl 3000 and Hyaluronic Acid for Superior Anti Aging Effects which hydrate the flimsy eye area (including eye lids) to avoid premature ageing.The Eye Gel (Not Eye Cream) is specifically has an advanced formula for the delicate skin around your eyes to reverse the signs of aging. Is soft and feels soothing when you put it on. In fact, some have described the feeling as luxurious. It is not greasy. Formulated for Quick Absorption. ★DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFINESS? Are you troubled by dark circles and puffiness under your eyes? Do people think you party too much or don't get enough sleep, even though the real problems are your family genes or broken capillaries under the eyes? If you are still looking to find real, effective anti-aging treatment for the eye area then look no further. Yalmeh Glory Eye Bright Gel (Not Eye Cream) Dramatically reduce the appearance of Dark circles, Puffiness, Dryness and Sagging around the eyes and Increases softness, firms and plumps the skin around the eyes.People also use it around the mouth, forehead and cheek area and have seen similar results in those areas. ★ SAFE, ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS- Yalmeh Glory Eye Bright Gel contains all natural ingredients, no toxic chemicals or cancer causing additives - no mineral oil, sulfates or alcohol ,propylene glycol or paraben. We do not test our products on animals NEVER-EVER. This is the BEST EYE GEL and is an effective natural solution for all types of skin. And, it lasts forever - a little goes a long way. And what matters most, however, is that the Yalmeh Glory Eye Gel works incredibly well. You will feel better both inside and out. THIS EYE GEL is 100% natural & 75% organic. •★REDUCE FINE LINES - Watch the fine lines in the corners of your eyes be reduced to the point that they are no longer visible. With Yalmeh Glory Eye Bright Gel, you will see the difference in the morning. Your skin will look younger, feel softer and the areas under your eyes will look lighter. People who have used it around their mouth, forehead and cheek areas, have seen similar results in those areas. Our products are Made in the U.S.A. in our Advanced FDA Registered Facility. Everyone that uses our products, come back for more. We must be doing something right!
No, I don't party... but, yes, I do have dark circles under my eyes. This product has helped with it. The area is no longer dry and has reduced my circles somewhat. I love that it plumps the skin and adds softness to it. I have been using the product around my mouth, too, with similar results. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Craft: Sharpie Stenciled Thanksgiving Lazy Susan

I have been crafting up a storm lately....which is really kind of crazy to me because, for a long time, I put things away and had not done anything. I think it's in the fall that I am most inspired and motivated. Blogs inspire me, too. I subscribe to many and look forward to my email box every day to see what people have come up with. This idea came through my box within the last couple of weeks from At the Picket and fell in love. I had my Lazy Susan on my dining room table and decided to go for it.
All you need is a wooden Lazy Susan, a thin lined black Sharpie and an alphabet stencil. Pick your words and start stenciling.
So easy and so cute!!!!! It'll be a welcome addition to your holiday table.
Check out the great folks over at At the Picket