DIY Valentine’s Day Conversation Magnets

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DIY Valentine's Day Conversation MagnetsI was walking through the grocery store the other day looking at the Valentine’s Day candy when I saw conversation hearts. I wrinkled my nose because I immediately imagined the chalky taste associated with them. I guess it depends on your taste, but I’m not wild about them. So, I decided to make conversation magnets for Valentine’s Day instead. They are useful and cute!

 

DIY Valentine's Day Conversation Magnets materialsThings You Will Need:
Pen
Scissors
Accent gems
Diamond Glaze
Scrapbook paper
Magnetic tape strips

*You can get the gems from the Dollar Store and the magnetic tape strips from Walmart.

Ignore the paint brush. I don’t know why I put it in the picture, but you won’t need it.

 

DIY Valentine's Day Conversation Magnets

 

Step 1:
Pick a pretty Valentine’s Day paper that is pink or red and trace the gem. When you cut it out, cut inside of the circle to make it a bit…

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The Lazy Gardener: No Fuss Produce

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It might be the inner child in me, but I get really excited when I watch things growing from my own efforts.  I’m also fairly lazy. With those two factors in mind here’s how to grow your own spring onions.

Spring onions are independent little fellows that don’t need much coddling to get the job done, so this is a simple, no fuss way of re-growing your spring onions.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  •             Spring onions (just from the supermarket)
  •             Bowl, jar or cup
  •             Vase or tall cup
  •             Tap water

If you’re anything like me you’ve probably bought a bunch of around 12 spring onions, used 4 for a recipe and then left them to wilt and rot in your fridge till it comes time to throw…

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One Of Those Days….

   Did you ever wake up and were just crazy emotional for no reason? Well, welcome to my day. Also was a huge creep bag on FB and seen some shit posted about a deceased friend of mine that I know is complete BS. Which set me off. I dont know why all these so called  “ex’s” and “bff’s” magically appear when somebodies passes, but where the hell were you when they were alive?! Really though…. So now I am up to 9 supposed “gf’s” he had when he passed away. Cause you know when somebody dies, everyone dated him or was pregnant, yet none of these supposed kids were born. I get emotional over this because I feel like he should still be here. Time doesn’t heal anything. I always wonder who he’d be today if he were here and there’s just moments in my life that I feel like he should of been apart of or missed out on. Times when a certain song or somebody saying something or a series of events that just make me think of him. Rest peacefully dear friend. You are never forgotten. 

 

   Also today my little bro commented on a post a wrote on his wall last week which made me tear up. Let me explain this situation, as he isnt biologically my brother, but blood doesnt mean you have to love and neither does not being related mean somebody isnt your family. His mom, my Aunt Lisa, use to be my mom’s best friend. They hung out, grew up in the same neighborhood, she has always been in my life. In fact her whole family has. They are like an extended fam to me. I was always at Lisa’s as a child. Always. When I was in high school I lived with her. Which made Jonathan feel like a little brother to me. We played PS2 together, he use to sing me songs on his karaoke machine, I remember I would go in his room and sleep with him and watch kid movies when he had nightmares LOL, one night after watching Signs, he woke up freaking so me and him had a Harry Potter night until he fell back asleep. I’ve known him his whole life. Anyways I will post what I wrote and this is what made me tear up, cause I’m a huge baby obviously.

 

  • I can’t believe how grown up you are.. drinking, gf’s, tatted all up,its makes me feel super old. Always think of you as little Jonathan that I played PS2 with hahaha love ya like a brother buddy. Always will. You and your mom and Tammy were like my extended Fam. Proud of you and who you turned out to be and this summer I’m stealing ya to come fishing and have some beer with us. Love you guys tooLisa Dignard and Tammy Dignard
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      Jenna LeBlanc Oh and come visit me butthead I live right by you now on Montreal Ave!!
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      Jonathan Ewart I would love too !! I miss you very much we need to get together soon  love ya
       
        And that right there is what tore at my heart. Probably doesn’t help matters that my sister in law, also had a complicated birth this weekend. She was over her due date. Got induction gel a whole whack of times, which did nothing for her, so they gave her an experimental drug to see if that would help. Seeing her go threw her contractions was sad, cause I felt so bad for her. Then her water broke and her little bubs decided to make an appearance almost 12 hours later,which also was complicated cause he had the umbilical cord wrapped around him and fluid in his little lungs. He is now here however, and healthy, but he is in NNICU. Momma is doing fine, and no longer has IV, so hopefully they both can go home very soon. 
       
          Funny how a series of events can make you so emotional.I just feel like anything said to me at this moment could probably make me cry. That being said, we went to the florist to get some flowers for Mim and the florist was a complete weirdo. I guess I walked in with 6 heads or something because everything i said, she would just pause and stare at me for like ten minutes afterwards, not saying anything. Then she says to me “Oh, do you want me to go out back and make it for you?” Ummm yeah lady, like did you want me to go out back and make it myself?? Then she says, oh well, are you gonna wait in here, its gonna be a 20 minute wait and Ne says Yes, and I’m like Hell no that lady was weird, I’m not waiting in there. Cause it was an uncomfortable feeling afterwards. Anyways…just having one of those days lol
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Momma Laid Down The Law Today…Meaning, New House Rules!

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  So today I laid down some new rules. You may not agree with them, which is cool, this isn’t your house, it is mine and until you pay my bills or finance me, your opinion really doesn’t matter. Let me just say that first of all. So my child, who for years and years has been really good with cleaning up after herself and taking care of her books and toys and showing appreciation for her stuff, all of of sudden is the complete opposite. Her room is ALWAYS a mess. Her toys, she doesn’t take care of them nor does she show any appreciation for them. I get the whole “when they go to school their attitudes get bigger”situation, but the difference in my child is like day and night. I never in a million years imagined a little 7 year old kid could break me down and just make me cry my face off, but that is what happened today. I’m so over the back talking and everything else. Her new favorite line is “I dont have to listen to you” and I’m just like “News flash Honey, you have to listen to me until A) You can move out on your own or B) You pay my bills,so until that happens or you turn 18, you’re going to have to listen to me”

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    I suppose it doesn’t help matters that she has received a large amount of toys between now and Christmas. Not even going to deny it, she is spoiled. However she just used to be spoiled, not a brat. Now she’s a spoiled brat lol. I think it has to do with the fact that from Christmas until now, she literally has received gifts every two days. From all the stuff she got at Christmas, which was ALOT, to all the stuff that came in the mail late, to money inside of cards and gift cards, she’s always getting something new. I go out every two days and buy my groceries fresh. Veggie and fruit wise, I prefer fresh over canned or frozen. So when I do a quick pick up, Shay always asks to come in. I say yes. Then she asks to spend her money. The rules are when she gets money, she can spend it on whatever she wants or needs. I don’t pick her stuff out for her. Then after the Christmas stuff got spent, her birthday comes along, which means another large assortment of toys, money and gifts cards. Well today I had a melt down. I don’t know if I was tired,frustrated, hormonal or what, but her attitude, the whole “I don’t have to listen to you” and the mess in her room and disregard for her toys, made me cry. 

  Here goes the new rules. She is no longer allowed food, drinks or treats in her room. After finding chips under her bed, juice boxes and chocolate in her bed and juice box straws along with wrappers on her floor, she lost that privilege.

  She must ask permission to take toys out and play with them. Where as before she could just help herself. Since she no longer likes to put her toys away, leaves her DSi games laying all around, broke arms and legs off her MH dolls, and lost a bunch of pieces to board games we can’t find, this is so that doesn’t happen again. She can take out a toy, play, put it back, and get a new one. No more floor, top bunk, bottom bunk, living room and kitchen full of toys. 

Anything that involves markers, paints or crayons must be used in the kitchen. Before I didn’t care. She could color where ever and whenever…UNTIL, she started leaving her markers laying around with no tops on, which she just recently started doing and falling asleep with markers in her bed and waking up multicolored and with multicolored bedding.

No toys allowed in the living room. That room is for everyone. Not her toys. No toys allowed in the kitchen unless its marker/paint/mess related like playdoh and stuff.

Once she starts to appreciate her belongings again and take care of her stuff, she will gain the opportunity to have treats and drinks in her room as well as being able to use multiple toys at a time. 

So with those rules, I hope her treatment of her things greatly improves. Wish me luck. xFingersCrossedx

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Happy 7th Birthday Shaylyn!!!

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Alternative Birthday Cupcakes- Raspberry Swirl cake recipe.

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A cute alternative to the traditional birthday cake that is growing ever more popular is the cupcake. Easy to give away to friends and family, these types of cakes look great on a cake stand with candles. The raspberry swirl cake is the perfect recipe for a pink lover as each cake is coloured in pink and white swirls and contains a surprise jam centre.

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Ingredients:

125g softened butter

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

150g caster sugar

80ml milk

Pink food colouring

Raspberry jam

125g Sugar

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Line your muffin or cake tin with paper cases.
  2. Beat the butter, vanilla extract, eggs and sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy, and gradually stir in flour and milk.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly between two bowls and colour one mixture pink with the colouring. Drop alternate spoonfuls of each mixture into the cases.
  4. Place half a…

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How to Make 3 Easy, Homemade Spices and Seasonings

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Yummy Sugar Scrub.

Crazy Little Momma Bird

unnamed (10)This stuff smells amazing, and is almost good enough to eat.

It’s all natural and can be made of the things most people always have in there house.

I did add a few natural oils, with amazing skin benefits to the recipe I had, but it works great without them as well.

I happen to have rosacea hints, why I wanted to add the emu and hemp oil to this scrub.

So it down with a cup a coffee, tea, what ever it is you like at drink and hopefully you see how easy it is and decide to give it a try.

What you need;

  1. 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  2. 1 Cup Pure Cane Sugar*
  3. 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  4. 1 Tablespoon Honey
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 3 drops emu oil {optional, but does wonders on you’re skin and if you made a few of my recipes before you already have it…

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Tea shelf.

Look what I made!

Sorry for being so quiet over the last few days. I was in Munich – work-related. However while I was gone, buzzfeed published a DIY project I did for them. It got a lot of attention and I’m very pleased because it’s one of the best I ever did. Remember the kitchen shelf I made out of a wine box? It’s kinda the same. Same, same but different.

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Because I have been asked before: the tea pot is from Marimekko. The cups are decorated with letters designed by Arne Jacobsen (you can get them here).

And it makes so much sense that you make this after Christmas and New Year because upcycling. But see for yourself.

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All you need is:
– an old champagne box (you can get it from wine dealers or some delis)
– pieces of the lid (which you get in pieces anyway)
– a…

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