Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Girls Filp Flop and headband makeover $4 set

This semi-homemade set cost a mere $4 for the matching girls flip flops and headband.
The best thing is that with all of the colors it will match everything!
It all started at the dollar store with one pair of cute flip flops and three matching headbands.
I carefully detached the ribbon clusters from the two headbands by unwrapping the ribbon that binds them and hot glued that to the top center of the flip flops.  The heat from the glue bonds it really well to the rubber on the flip flop.

Best of all, you end up with a matching set of flip flops and headband AND two headbands that you can add more goodies to :)
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Springtime Smoothie! yummm

We all love smoothies and the price of them when you buy them out will bring you home to the blender!  They are so easy and yummy it's hard to believe they are good for you.  Kids love them.  If you're not crazy about raspberries, substitute any fruit flavored yogurt and frozen fruit of your choice.  Enjoy!
Thanks to A Daily Post for sharing:)

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2 cups fat-free reduced-sugar raspberry yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt
  • 2 small ripe bananas, cut into chunks and frozen (1 cup)
  • 3 cups frozen raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • In a blender or food processor, cover and process the ingredients in batches until blended. Stir if necessary. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings. 
(recipe & photo courtesy of Taste of Home)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Fleece Flower Pillows

These Fleece flower pillows are so cute and so easy from Come Together Kids.  This site offers a great tutorial on how to get these results with very little sewing.  I think I will be trying one or maybe even two very soon:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Leprechaun Magic!

Make a magic leprechaun soda.  Super easy.  I was reminded of this project when I saw a Martha Stewart how to video on how to color carnations.  When I worked at a florist, we used to color our own carnations using food coloring.  When I saw this green Coca cola glass I just had to put one of these together.

Just start with an empty glass, green food coloring
and white carnations.

Cut the stems of the carnations at a long angle so they will
soak up the water.

Fill the glass with water and food coloring.  Use a lot
of food coloring.  I don't think I added enough because
mine did not turn dark green. Add the cut carnations
to the water.

Wait several hours or overnight and behold the Leprechaun Magic!
The carnations turn green on the edges making a green froth on
your soda.   Kids will love the transformation.
Or bring it to someone as a gift when the carnations are white and hear
their surprise when they turn green.