Friday, January 30, 2009

Saturdays Scrapper

This weeks featured Scrapper is NAKscrap . She is a FABULOUS scrapper. And this has always been one of my favorite Scraprooms on TwoPeas.It is so colorful and organized. I love the lighting in the shelving.
Those are such cute tin storage containers!
This is a storage cabinet I would love to have. So neat and organized.

Here is some of her wonderful work!

You must enter this Giveaway!

Holy Cow!!! Yummy Mummy is at it again. Check out her post and enter for these fabulous things. You can actually have 21 entries. I did it! These are a few of my favorite things! Love it. Go enter!

Post its - you can never have too many of these! Organizer...Hmm that I may use!
$40 Gift Card to Target!

A Wopping $75 gift Card to the Container Store

3 pack container system from the container store!!! LOVE THESE

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I Heart Buttons

I was on Katies Nesting Spot (who's blog I LOVE - check her out for such great ideas) last night and I just had to make that pillow! Besides I have more red buttons than I know what to do with. I made a smaller version of hers with a ribbon at the top to hang it from the door handle.

Inspiration Room - On a budget

Inspiration Room - Pottery Barn
Pearce Sofa
$1,649.00 - $2,249.00...Depending on fabric!
Expedition Trunk -I do however like this idea for a Coffee Table

Fruitwood Pillar Holders
$29.00 - $44.00 Each - Depending on size!

Cheaper Finds

Antiqued Victorian Steamer Trunk
$109.99 -

Silk Pillow Button Cover - West Elm - Sale $6.99

Set of three - JCPenny
Found on - $34.99

Jute Rug - - $389.00

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Yummy Mummys First Blog Swap - Join in on the Fun

Yummy Mummy is one of the blogs I follow. She is doing a neat thing..."Bag Swap" Check out her post to see if you want to join in on the fun. I did!
Even if you dont want to join...her blog is great. Check it out!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

25 Uses for Olive Oil

1. Shave. Olive oil can provide a safe and natural lubricant for a close shave. Rub in an extra teaspoon after washing your body or face once finished.

2. Wood Furniture Polish. Wipe with a teaspoon of olive oil and a soft rag. Add a bit of vinegar of citrus juice to bulk up the cleaning power, and add a fresh scent.

3. Fingernails. Use a bit of olive oil to moisturize cuticles, or mix oil and water and soak your hands before a manicure.

4. Lubricate Measuring Cups and Spoons. Rub or spray olive oil on your measuring tools for easy clean-up of sticky substances like honey, grain mustards, and sugar syrups,

5. Control hair frizz. Comb a bit of olive oil through dry hair to tame the frizz and flyaways on humid days or in the winter.

6. Free a stuck zipper. Use a cotton swab to apply olive oil to the teeth of a zipper, then gently ease the tab down.
7. Care for your kitty. Add a teaspoon of olive oil to your cat’s food to help prevent hairballs, and provide a shiny coat.

8. DIY Lip balm. Mix olive oil and melted beeswax in a 1:1 ratio, with an essential oil for fragrance, and say goodbye to dry and chapped lips.

9. Stop Snoring. Take a sip of olive oil before heading to bed. It might lubricate your throat muscles, and stop yourself, or your partner, from snoring.

10. Shine stainless steel and brass. Rub a bit of olive oil on a clean rag to prevent streaks, corrosion, and tarnish.

11. Exfoliate your face and hands. Rub your skin with olive oil, then scrub with sugar or coarse salt, and rinse.

12. As you bathe. Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to your running bath water. You’ll be amazed when you towel off.

13. Remove makeup. Dab a bit under your eyes, on your cheeks and forehead, then wipe with a damp cloth.

14. Cure an earache. Very carefully, use a cotton swab to apply olive oil to the outside ear cavity to help with earaches and excess wax.

15. Remove paint from your skin. Rub on olive oil onto messy hand and arms (or faces) and allow the oil to soak into the skin for five minutes, then rinse with soap and water.

16. Treat lice. Apply olive oil to your youngster’s hair, and leave on for at least 40 minutes. Shampoo twice, then apply a preventative.

17. Stop a throat tickle. Take a sip of olive oil to stop the itchy flicker that is making you cough.

18. Fix a squeaky door. Use a rag or cotton swab to apply olive oil to the top of a problematic hinge in your home or automobile.

19. Shoe polish. Rub down your shoes with just a spray of olive oil to maintain their shine.

20. Personal Lubricant. It works…

21. Soften your skin. Rub olive oil daily on notoriously dry areas, such as your feet or elbows, especially after a shower, shaving, or waxing.

22. Easy clean up of garden tools. Spritz some olive oil on your tools to cut down on dirt buildup.

23. Condition leather. Rub olive oil into worn leather, such as a baseball glove, and let set for 30 minutes, then wipe away any excess.

24. As a hair tonic. Comb some olive oil through your hair for the vintage look of pomade without the build-up, or add a bit to wet hair for grungy, but clean, look.

25. Cure diaper rash. Gently wipe on olive oil to your baby’s bottom to help with the irritation of diaper rash.


Monday, January 26, 2009

April Showers - 100th Post Giveaway!

Please check out this
wonderful website at April Showers Blog Design,
and enter in her giveaway!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Blueberry Coffee Cake

This is a recipe from my MIL.

*Tip - On all of my recipe cards I always write the temperature that
the oven needs to be preheated to, in the top right corner of the recipe card.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Lettered Cottage - Good Jars

I absolutley love this Blogger Layla at The Lettered Cottage.
She is selling them again...I missed out on the last time she was selling them But visit her blog on the details of purchasing them! This would be a great valentine gift for a friend or family member, or even yourself!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Scrapbook Storage Ideas

Store your memorabilia in a accordion file. Like movie or concert tickets. Invitations or anything you may want to either save or scrapbook with.

This is nice with the labels too. I always tell my hubby "Everything has a home" This is perfect for that.

This is sort of like the one above but for paint. How clever!

I use magazine holders for my color coordinated papers which I bough at Office Depot in a 6 pack for super cheap and I also have a ton of these inexpensive photo boxes on my shelves, they are wonderful and if you find them on sale they will run you about $1.50 each.

I have a ton of jars all sizes. This adds a nice decorative colorful touch to your craft room.
I got all of these photos and ideas from the Womans Day website.
Sorry this post is so short...but it is Thursday and Greys Anatomy is on!