Friday, November 30, 2012

Homemade Hot Chocolate Bar

Come inside and out of the cold...

and enjoy my Hot Chocolate Bar!
Grab a mug (I found these at Wal-mart, aren't they adorable?!)Add your hot cocoa mix...
Fill your mug with some yummy marshmallows.We have a variety to choose from!Add a peppermint stick or some caramels.
To make your own creamy hot cocoa mix you'll need powdered hot chocolate mix, 
powdered creamer and powdered sugar and 1/4 measuring cup (for scooping out your mix into mugs). 
Add equal parts of each of the three ingredients (I think I was able to get 5 cups of each into my jar). Mix it all up and then add 1/4 cup measuring scoop.
 When adding the powered mix to a mug make sure you use a heaping 1/4 cup!
Before I had taken all my pictures for the post my son says to me 
"Mom is that Hot Chocolate Bar just for looks or can we actually have some hot chocolate?" 
Too cute! He knows me well!
Enjoy the warmth of the season!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

T-Shirt Infinity Scarf

Last year's Infinity Scarf was all the rage. Check it out here.
 I had friends all over the place that were running to their local fabric store for Jersery Knit to make it!
Now I've got the scarf for you, in less than 30 minutes you could make one too!
 First, Run out to Target and grab a Men's XXL t-shirt (in the color of your choice) and a scissors. 
Let's get started!
 Start by cutting the bottom half of the t-shirt off. From the pits down.
 You won't need the top half 
(Unless you're me, you save it cuz... you just might need it for something someday!)
 You also want to cut the bottom hem off. 
 This part you DO want to keep. We are going to use it later.
 Cut into 1" increments. I have about 16 strips here.
 Cut almost all the way to the end...keeping all the strips together with a 1/2 inch edge.
 Now here comes the fun part. Pull each end of the t-shirt and stretch it a bit. 
You will notice the strips roll-into themselves.
 Take the hem piece and tie all the strands together.
And then cut off any excess.
 This one loves it! And steals in from me often!
 We even think it's cute wearing it long like this.
 Catch ya next time, I'm on my way out to grab some more t-shirts. Christmas is coming!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Painted Drop Cloth Rug

We love the screened in porch in our new house. 
We've been spending a lot of time out there enjoy these beautiful southern temperatures. 
After purchasing new patio furniture and making some new throw pillows 
(I found this fabric on clearance at an outlet store, only $3.50 a yard!) 
I knew I had to find a great rug.
After searching everywhere and finding nothing I like I knew it was time for me to make one. 
I read several tutorials on painted floor cloths and
I decided to test out the technique with an inexpensive drop cloth from Lowe's.
I already owned this stencil from Martha Stewart and I love several of the designs.
My new favorite are these small "sample" size paints. Less than $3.00 at Lowe's. 
I chose a chocolate brown and red. 
And some clear satin polyurethane.
I used my ping-pong table (it was nice to have a large flat elevated surface to work on), and taped my drop cloth 

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