Monday, December 22, 2014

FREE Wreck it Ralph Movie

1) Go over to Disney Movies Anywhere HERE
*NOTE: You can also log into your Disney Movie Rewards Account Here and do it from there.
2)Then you have to Authorize Disney Movies Anywhere and Disney Movie Rewards to share information regarding my account, video titles and video descriptions with The Walt Disney Family of Companies and my accounts with digital distributors (such as iTunes, Google Play, and VUDU)
3) CLICK on the GET STARTED BUTTON and choose either: choose Google Play, iTunes or VUDU and Sync your account!
4) After your movie is downloaded then it will show under My Collection Tab in your Disney Movies Anywhere account.

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Creating a Miniature Snowman Kit

When it snows, I love to go outside and create snowmen.  It drove me crazy though, when my kids used my good gloves, hat etc. to decorate their snowmen.  Somehow my good stuff became more mundane the longer it was used by the snowmen.  One day someone told me about snowmen kits. It was a package that held everything you would need to decorate a snowman.  So it has eyes, nose, buttons, hat, and scarf for the basics.  Not too long after that, I was told about Mini Snowmen.  No taller than 12 inches, just the right size to sit on my front step.  Something clicked and I created mini snowmen kits.  So here we go, on Creating a Miniature Snowman Kit.

Step 1:

Orange sculpt Clay (to make carrot noses +/- $2 per pkg.)
Black sculpt Clay (to make eyes +/- $2 per pkg.)
Buttons (for buttons)
Fleece (for hats and scarves)
Use of an oven
Sewing machine
Parchment paper
Cookie sheet
Zip lock bag (to store the stuff in, between uses)

Step 2:

Nose:  Tear off a piece of orange Sculpt. 

Step 3:

Soften it in your hands and roll it into a small ball. 

Step 4:

Roll the ball into a 1.5 inch oblong cone. 

Step 5:

Use the back edge of a butter knife to make indents into the sides of the cone.  This will make it look more carrot like.

Step 6:

Eyes: When I was a kid we used coal for the snowman eyes, mouth and buttons.  Take some black Sculpt and made ½ inch black balls (these do not have to be perfectly smooth or anything, because they represent coal).  Make 2 for eyes, your snowman will be too small for a mouth.

Step 7:

Buttons:  Make more black clay balls or raid the button tin and use the ones you like.

Step 8:

Preheat the oven to 275°.  Place the orange noses and black eyes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake in the oven (for 15 minutes per ¼ thickness of the clay) for 30 minutes. 

Step 9:

When the 30 minutes are up, turn off the oven and let the pan and oven cool down together.  Once everything is cool, remove the pan from the oven.  The reason I used Sculpt is because once it had been baked, it can be used over and over again.

Step 10:

Hat:  The easiest hat is to take a 12 inch x 7 inch piece felt and sew it into a tube.

Step 11:

Fold up one end 1 inch, and either sew it, or glue it into place.  About 3 inches from the folded end, tie the hat together with ribbon, string, a rubber band or whatever you have handy. You can also make hats by using left over yarn and knit or crochet or using round loom.

Step 12:

Scarf:  Cut a 1.5 inch wide, two foot long piece of fleece.  Cut a little fringe along each narrow edge on each end.  You may also use yarn and knit, crochet or otherwise create a scarf of the previously mentioned detentions.

Step 13:

Now that you have the items created, now all you have to do is put all the items in a zip lock type bag and wait for it to snow; moist, snowman making snow.

Waiting… I’m still waiting…  Hurry it snowed, snowman snow.  My grandson, helped me ,making sure they had eyes and nose and hats and scarves.  We had fun!  My daughter informed me that she wanted a full size snowman kit.  Sounds like a Christmas gift to me.  Enjoy!

Fabric Christmas Tree

This is great for small spaces like a dorm, or to put on a table as a centerpiece or on the mantle. And if you happen to have cats that stalk and nom on any and all plant life in their general area, this is a good way to have a tree without having it tipped over and ravaged.

This is an easy project - should take you no more than an hour!

Step 1: What you'll need!

  • a foam cone (any size you want!)
  • green felt (1/4 - 1/2 yard max)
  • a straight stick that is an appropriate size for your cone
  • glue OR straight pins for attaching fabric - I used pins
  • flower pot
  • bit of cardboard
  • beans or rocks to fill pot
  • scissors
  • tape
  • fabric for making a small tree skirt
  • something to make a star from
  • lights for around the base
I think pins are easier to use with the foam - no waiting for drying, and you could reuse the cone with another fabric later. Felt is the best fabric to because it has more body and is heavier, but it's good to experiment. You might find something that works better for you. I also considered using wide green lace!

Step 2: Prep the pot!

Trace the top and bottom of your pot. Cut inside the drawn lines, especially the one for the bottom of the pot so it will fit down inside. You're just waiting to cover the drainage hole so no beans fall out.

Step 3: Insert stick into cone

I did this using a a human drill kinda motion - push up into the cone while twisting hard. Make sure the stick is secure - at least a few inches into the cone

Step 4: Final pot prep

Insert the smaller cardboard disc into the bottom of the pot and then fill with beans.

Cut a hole in the middle of the larger cardboard disc just big enough to insert the stick.

Assemble everything to make sure it's a good fit. It the stick is a big too long, cut a little off. :)

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

 This is an easy home made laundry detergent. It's much easier on the skin, wallet and environment than the regular stuff.

I was a bit dubious at first, but it does a great job of cleaning our clothes. It removes dirt and mud stains really well. For greasy stains I per-treat the spots by making some baking soda into a paste with a small bit of water, rubbing it in gently onto the offending fabric, and then spraying it with vinegar before it goes into the laundry. I've had no itchy red skin while using this, and it costs a whole lot less than store bought brands, especially if you buy the baking soda and soda crystals at a bulk store .

This is only recommended for regular washing machinesHigh Efficiency washers are some kind of magic and you have to use special stuff.
Home Made Laundry Detergent
Yield: 3 1/2 cups or approx. 30 loads
Time: 10 minutes
Cost: <$5


- 4 cup food processor
- Cheese grater
- Container to keep detergent in


- 2 bars of soap - Sunlight, Castille, Irish Spring, Zest, whatever soap you like, totally 250g
- 1 cup soda crystals – or “washing soda” or Borax would work as well
- 1 cup baking soda
- White Vinegar

Grate bars of soap with a cheese grater.

Mix baking soda, soda crystals and soap flakes together in food processor until very fine. If there are a lot of large pebble sized bits of soap I find they stay on your clothes through the wash.

Use about 2-3 tablespoons of the detergent per load in the detergent slot of your washing machine, add about 2 tablespoons of vinegar to the softener compartment.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Opals Apples

Opal is no ordinary apple! This gorgeous bright yellow apple is a cross between a Topaz and Golden Delicious , featuring a distinctive crunchy texture and sweet, tangy flavor. 

A review on this apples will be up soon. Thank You BZZAGENT

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Enter Daily for a Chance to Win the $10,000 Gift of Travel!

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Cyber Monday Giveaway

Cyber Monday Giveaway 

Enter DAILY for a chance to win Cyber Monday Gift Card Instant Win Game!
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Amazing Elf on the Shelf Ideas

 Amazing elf on the shelf Ideas

  1.  The Voice 

No one can hit a high note like an elf. 

2. The Sketch Artist

Leonardo DiCaprio from Titanic has nothing on this elf.

This elf and Elsa are bonding over how little the cold bothers them. From My Mommy Style.

4. Playing Connect Four

Someone should warn Lalaloopsy that elves totally cheat.

5. Elf 

Enjoying Buddy the Elf’s famous spaghetti recipe

Check back everyday more ideas will be added. 

Campfire and S'mores

Campfire and S'mores

Create a picturesque camping scene with mini campfire and s'more ornaments, made using felt, cardboard, cotton balls, and a foam "marshmallow."
Get the tutorial at Enjoying The Small Things.

Painted Walnut and Sweater Hoop

Painted Walnut and Sweater Hoop

Painted Walnut: Coat a walnut with acrylic paint(Craft Smart Acrylic Paint in Pale Blue, 69 cents; Once dry, apply a layer of clear nail polish for a shiny finish. Glue a bead to the top and bottom. Add an extra dab of glue on top; affix loop of string to hang.
Sweater Hoop: Fit the inner circle of a 3" embroidery hoop over the desired section of an old scarf or sweater. Cut out section, leaving a ½" edge. Fold excess fabric over hoop and hot-glue in back. Attach outer hoop and thread ribbon through hardware at top to hang.