12 heaping cups of chex...I used a mix of rice and corn. Put into a HUGE bowl or a 2 gallon zip bag
1 1/4 cups of candy melts (vanilla) I happened to have yellow in my cabinet
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tsp of lemon extract
1/4 cup of butter NOT margarine
2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar.
If you pay attention to your microwave and aren't distracted by shiny things, you can prevent it from boiling over. OR you can put it in a larger melting bowl. BONUS: my microwave is now clean!
If you are using the bag zip it up and shake to coat it all.
Stir until everything is coated with sugar.
If you are using the bag method add the sugar and zip it closed, shake it up again to coat.
DON'T leave it in the bag...it will make it soggy.
Enjoy! That was easy right? Good luck not eating it. Be sure to share with friends! Or send some to work with your husband! :)
Leah posted one that she made on facebook and the idea stuck in my head.
You will need what I am calling "radiator covering".
It's a mesh you can find at Lowe's. It was with the diamond plating. You would use it if you were going to make a box to cover an old radiator but wanted it to be able to "breathe".
It's not exactly cheap...but you can get several frames out of it...or one HUGE one.
I paid $26 for a 24 by 36in sheet BUT if you average that out per frame...it only cost me about $6 worth for this project. So...think "who can I make one of these for?". OK?
You will need a hot glue gun and paint.
Remove the glass and put it aside for now...you will need it in a minute.
Carefully cut out your mesh. I used heavy duty scissors but you could use tin snips or even kitchen shears. But it will be SHARP. I cut myself so be careful!
Screw the back back on and you are done!
And now it's clear that I need some red and orange necklaces...
Have fun making one! :)
Honestly? Still getting caught up from the holidays. Caught up on orders. Caught up on work. Working on new things...some I can share and some...eventually? I can promise that a moment has not been wasted...it's all go go go here.
My hope is that if I don't stop, then eventually I will catch up. Right?
If you are new here...I apologize for the lack of pretty, crafty, baking posts...they will return!
Just ask the regulars. :)
I worked on my "fussy cutting" and precision sewing skills to make a couple of mug rugs.
My personal opinion...if you make under x amount as a small business...no taxes for you!
Makes me angry every year.
But I AM thankful to be living a life where I made my own job. I am thankful for it.
Five years in May. Crazy. Crazy, insanely blessed. Crazy.
Did you know I started out making cards? You can click HERE to see my first sales on Etsy.
I've come a long way, right? :) I didn't even know how to SEW five years ago!
The lesson there? JUMP IN AND START! :) You never know...
I haven't made it out of chapter one (we JUST started, sheesh) but I love it already.
The author stated something that I have always believed...in a nutshell, that most of the problems in society can be traced back to the breakdown of the family unit. Yes!! Think about it...
Getting up an HOUR before the boys to read and have my coffee in peace before the wild buffalo wake up.
You say you have no time for a devotional? Do you have time to read a cereal box?
In two minute or less.
THIS is the one for you. Succinct and powerful.
So how are you? Has the new year been good? Are you making things?
FYI-What I Made For Monday and Custom Order Sunday will be back! Soon! :)
Just wanted to let you know that we are still alive here...a little crazy and fast paced, but alive and well.
We got JUST enough snow the other day for Aaron and Moses to joyfully play outside, build approximately six marble sized snowmen/balls and yet it was still warm enough to be in a light jacket. Thank you Virginia, you're the best!
He's short, bald and has a lot of love to give.
(As a little teaser...stay tuned for next week when I will be giving away a $100 gift card to Olive Garden. For Reals!)
And one more thing. Unless a vortex of time opens up, I plan on closing the shop for the rest of the month, or at least until I can get caught up. So if you would like to order something before then, I would LOVE to add you to the list. Just order soon. I may leave the pdf's and patterns in the shop and remove everything else.
I hope your week is being good to you...what day is it again?
All shapes and sizes.
There is just something endearing and lovely about them.
And I have added a few new ones to the shop.
Just think...your little boys favorite pants or shirt could become a bow tie that he could wear for years.
Want one too? Just let me know and I would be happy to work with you. :) I could even make a hair bow for the girls. :)
And just because I love you...here's a little coupon to get 10% off of all of the above. Just enter "JAN10" in the coupon section when you check out.
I don't ever think I have offered a coupon for hoho's before...and it will be a long, long time before it happens again. :)
I hope your day is THE BEST!