Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
- 1 cup sliced frozen strawberries
- 4 oz heavy cream1 cup vanilla yogurt, frozen
- 1 12 oz can a Vernor's Diet Ginger Ale1
- 8 oz. jar Marichino Cherries (optional for garnishment).
- I didn't find tassels, but at Walmart I found some black fringe and bought an 1/8th of a yard for under 45 cents.
- I found 100 gold saftey pins at Dollar Tree for $1
- Gold bead cap for the top of the earrings on clearance at Hancock Fabric for 20cents
- 100 silver beads off of Ebay for $1.47 (will use them instead of the small black beads)
- Clear beads of an old dollar store watch
Now just need some small gold bead, ear post and gold head pin. My goal is to keep this project under $3 for the earrings, so I am likely to scrounging a bit more.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
- 2 heads romaine lettuce hearts
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seed
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup grated romano cheese
- 1/4 cup lite ranch dressing (optional)
Rinse the lettuce in cold water and tear into bite sized pieces into large salad bowl.
In another bowl, mix the Sunflower Seeds, Shredded Cheddar Cheese and Grated Romano together. Pour this mixture on top of the lettuce and toss until mixed, then toss in in dressing.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
If you love mythical beasts and medieval memorabilia this is the craft for you!
I made these for my son and will put candy in them for Easter and they can be used as desk or shelf decoration after that. This project was inspired by the link below at Instructables by KaptinScarlet.
These are the basic materials, but I also used red paint and glitter fabric paint that was not in the picture.
As I had everything on hand except the eggs, my only cost was the eggs and they had them 30% off at JoAnn fabrics so they only cost 69 cents for 6 eggs; therefore my cost was less than 15 cents per egg. If you had to buy everything from scratch from the Dollar Store and/or a craft store, you could still get by with spending around $5-7 and you would still have a lot of paint, the glue gun and glue sticks when you are done.
The eggs that I used are a little larger than standard Easter Eggs, but you could also get standard ones from the dollar store and would get more eggs.
Each egg takes about 1 glue stick and even though I used 3-4 coats of paint, it did not really take much, so I estimate the cost to be less than 15 cents per egg.
Take the hot glue gun and draw a design on the egg and do the top and bottom sections separately.
At the top on this one I used tear drop oval sort of shapes.
Here are some of the finished eggs.