Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Princess Printable

Every Princess needs this.
A free printable for your personal use.
Just click the picture and save to your computer.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Easter Printable

Here is a fun printable for Easter.
Just click on the picture and save to your computer.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Baseball Printable

My son is in baseball and I really wanted to make something for him to have in his room.
So I created a printable just for him.
Feel free to download for your personal use!
Just click on the picture and save to your computer.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sheer Spring Scarf

Spring! Chelsea what are you thinking?!
I know many of you are still snowed in your homes back east, but here in Las Vegas it is starting to become Spring.
My fleece scarfs are just to warm some days and I needed something lighter.
So the other day I picked up some light weight, sheer fabric. I got 1 yard each of three colors. I have not yet done the third. It is going to be a bit more special. I'll show you when it is done.
I really liked this fabric because it has tans, blues and browns in it. Perfect to wear with jeans.

This one is a bit more fun. An animal print is browns, blacks and tans. Also good for jeans.

I sewed both in an infinity loop. I hate my scarfs slipping off my shoulders so this works perfect. They are long enough to just hang, be doubled up or wrapped around the neck.

I have never sewn with this type of fabric and was worried it would be hard. It worked out pretty well. I did a basic double fold hem on all the sides and sewed the ends together. I made sure to use a new needle and it worked out pretty well.
Now I am set for Spring!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Tax Return Grocery Shopping

Well. We got our tax return. We always get a very large tax return so I knew that when it did come that I wanted to go grocery shopping and FILL my storage area.

And I did.

Sorry for the bad pictures. The sun would not cooperate!

This is my trip to Walmart. I spent about $500 and I am so happy!
I also went to Sam's Club and spent about $200.

I planned this trip very well. I had a huge shopping list put together by isle. I had so much stuff that I had to take two trips into the store. I went through half the store and filled the cart to brimming, payed and filled the van. Then I went right back in and filled the cart again with the other half of the store.

I had planned in advance and taken one of the seats outs of the van. Good thing I did!

Not only did I get pantry items but I also got bath and freezer items. I have a small cube freezer in my garage and it is full of frozen meats and veggies.

I redid my entire storage area. It is in a strange sort of place. Under the stairs in the
Yes, the bathroom. You have to walk through the bathroom and open a door to under the stairs.
I has a built in shelf and I added a plastic shelf as well.
As I stood there SEVERAL hours later to admire my work, I was thinking how cool I was, and then it hit me.
I am not proud of myself, I am blessed.
Our Heavenly Father has given us this wonderful blessing.
I know that I can now feed my family for at least 6 months with very little trips to the store.
I am so blessed. I actually started to cry a bit.
I know my Heavenly Father has blessed my family and I am so grateful for this blessing.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Whirley Pop and My Absence

Hi! Remember me? Chelsea, the blogger.
You don't?! Well, I really don't blame you.
I have been absent for a whole month!
What happened?
I have just been lazy, bummed, depressed. The list goes on and on.
There really was no reason. It just happened.
But I am back!
And I am going to start off easy. Simple goals. Only a few posts a week, nothing crazy.
Do you remember how much I love popcorn? Kettle corn to be exact. I did a post showing how to make your own Kettle Corn. So yummy.
Then I saw this little thing on Martha Stewart.
The Whirley Pop.
I ran to Bed Bath and beyond and snatched it up, $20.
I first made a batch of plain old popcorn.
I used my generic WalMart brand pop corn.
It came out perfect! Not a single unpopped kernel!

Then I made a batch of my Kettle Corn. And it came out perfect as well! Normally I have at least a dozen unpopped kernels stuck to the popped ones. In the Whirley Pop I only had 3 or 4. Amazing! I no longer have to worry that I am going to crack my teeth in half.
You really should give it a try. The kids love it and are able to help spin the handle. i makes popcorn a family event and the possibilities are endless!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentines Felt Heart "Wreath"

I love using felt. It is so easy and makes such a statement.
This is my valentines "wreath". The reason it is not a real wreath is because I kind of just made it out of cardboard.

I started with a yard of felt, hot glue gun, white fabric scraps and some cardboard.

I drew my heart out and cut it with a utility knife. BE CAREFUL! To see what happens if your not, click here.
I then wrapped it in some scrap fabric. Doesn't have to be pretty, just cover the cardboard.

Start making your roses. You can see a tutorial here.
Lots of roses later....

I made three size roses; large, medium and small. It gave it a bit more depth.

I added a pick ribbon to the back and hung it about my fantle.
I love it!