Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hello Winter Sign - Finding Inspiration Everywhere

I used my vintage sign holder to make a Hello Winter sign for my winter home decor. 

I had a winter Starbucks gift card sitting on my desk that I was going to use in my Project Life album. 

While I was planning my winter sign, I kept looking at the gift card and kept thinking how pretty it was. I figured why not use it as my inspiration piece. 

I found an older Echo Park paper collection in my stash called Wintertime. 

Next, I browsed through my Silhouette files and found this bare winter trees cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables. 

Next, I cut my title, hello winter, which is also available at the Silhouette online store. 

Using the gift card as my inspiration, I found this bird in the Silhouette store and used the same red paper as the title.

I then cut some snowflakes on my Silhouette and decided to emboss them. 

I used Kaleidoscope embossing powder which added a pretty shimmer to the snowflakes. 

Here is the completed sign. 

I found the snowman sticker on my Echo Park Wintertime sticker sheet. 

Here are some close-ups of the completed sign. 

I also decided to add some silver and white sequins to the sign too. 

Here is the sign on my antique hutch in my hallway. 

My other winter decor on this hutch includes an apothecary jar filled with white and clear gems, a faux camera, and a ceramic white owl. 

I had so much fun creating this sign!

Next time you need some inspiration, take a look around your craft desk or home. 

You never know what will inspire you!!

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Hugs, Shelly

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winter Yarn Pom Pom Wreath

I made a winter Pom Pom wreath for my home decor and wanted to share it with you all today. 
I have been pinning Pom Pom wreaths on my winter Pinterest board and I finally decided to make one for my home. 
First I went through my stash and found everything that I needed to make this wreath. 

I had some leftover yarn, burlap, and a straw wreath on hand. 

I cut my burlap into 2 inch strips and then wrapped and hot glued the pieces around the wreath form. 

I used some ribbon from my stash as my hanger. 

I learned how to make the Pom Pom's by watching this YouTube video linked here

I hot glued the thicker pom pom's around the center of the wreath form. 

I then hot glued the thinner yarn pom pom's around the inside of the wreath form. 

Here is the completed wreath on my front door. 

I love this ribbon!

I chose to use white and cream and love these colors against my red door. 

If you would like to see the step by step tutorial you can watch my YouTube video below. 

I had so much fun making this wreath! I also used up some yarn that has been in my stash for a while. Yay!!

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Hugs, Shelly

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Company Pleasin' Squash Casserole Recipe Share

Today I am sharing my Company Pleasin' Squash Casserole recipe. 

I had some YouTube subscribers request it, so I am more than happy to share. 

This recipe is a tried and true for me and it never fails. 

Here is the video if you would like to see it come together. 

Easy ingredients too!

Company Pleasin' Squash Casserole
4 - 5 yellow squash, diced (or you can use a bag of frozen squash)
1 Small to Medium Onion, diced
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
8oz (1 cup) Sour Cream
1/2 Cup Milk
1 5oz Box Stove Top Stuffing Mix
3/4 to 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese or 1/2 jar cheese whiz
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray (9x9 or 9x13 size). Saute the onion and squash in a little bit of olive oil in a large skillet until soft. Combine all other ingredients in the skillet and mix until combined and the cheese is melted. Pour into your prepared baking dish and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Enjoy!

I served this with grilled chicken skewers and corn. 

You can't go wrong with this recipe. 

I hope you give this recipe a try. 

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Hugs, Shelly

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan and Grocery Haul Video

Hi there! I have my weekly meal plan and Walmart grocery haul to share with you today. 

Here is the video showing you everything that I bought and the meals that I selected this week. 

 In a past meal planning tip video, I shared with you that I like to shop my freezer and then  plan my meals according to what I already have on hand. This way I use up what we already have and don't buy extras that we don't need right now. 

This also allowed me to use some of my grocery budget to buy some organizational supplies. Plus I used the money I had saved in the Walmart savings catcher as well. 

If you want to see some of these recipes this week, please let me know in a comment to this post. 

Here is the meal plan with a link to recipes if available. 

Friday - Breakfast for Dinner - Pancakes, Omelets, and Bacon
Saturday - Bubble Up Enchilada Bake, Chips and Salsa
Sunday - Baked Pork Chops, Squash Casserole
Monday - Chicken Skewers, Leftover Squash Casserole
Tuesday - Breaded Fish, Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Wednesday - Crock Pot Orange Chicken, Fried Rice
Thursday - Leftovers

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Hugs, Shelly

Monday, January 5, 2015

Garage Organization - How We Utilized Free Cabinets!

For today's post, I want to share some garage organization with you. 

I love starting the new year purging and organizing. 

Normally you wouldn't hear me say organize and garage in the same sentence! I leave that space for my husband. 

But when our neighbor, who moved due to a job transfer, asked my husband if he wanted some free garage cabinets, we jumped on it!

We just had to go take the cabinets down and figure out how to make them fit into our garage space. 

Here is the before. 

We only had one shelf running along this wall and that was it. 

Needless to say, there was always stuff sitting on the floor. 

Here is the video showing you everything in detail...before and after and how we stored everything in the cabinets. 

Here are the cabinets after we moved them over to our house. 

My husband, Andy, did such a great job measuring everything out and making every cabinet and the tabletop to fit in our garage.  I am so proud of him!

Here is the after.

It doesn't even look like the same garage!

Andy also built a base on wheels for the tabletop so that he can pull it out to better use his table saw.

I just still can't believe how these free cabinets look like they were meant for our garage. 

If you want to see what is stored in each cabinet, then please watch the video linked above. I also pan around and show you what else is stored in the garage. 

I am so proud of this organization project. 

It's a great way to start off 2015. 

Thanks for looking. 

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Hugs, Shelly

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

October 2014 12x12 Calendar and Project Life Layouts

I have my October 2014 12x12 calendar and project life layouts to share with you all today.

I am sorry that my blog has been quiet. 

Please watch this video to see where I have and been and what I am up to. I also talk about my scrappy plans for 2015. 

I am slowly recovering from my foot surgery and hope to get back to a regular blogging schedule.

Here is my October 2014 collect app calendar. 

I used the Crate Paper DIY shop paper collection. 

For October, I started off the layouts with a Becky Higgins Design H page protector. 

I covered our trip to the State Fair of Texas. 

Here is the backside of the insert. 

For the journaling card, I used the Becky Higgins Project Life iPhone app. 

Here is a great video that will show you how to create a card like this.

I used the Becky Higgins panoramic design C page protector for the next layout. 

For paper and embellishments, I used a variety of papers that were in my stash, embellishments from Crate Paper, and some Ali Edwards stamps. 

I love finding pretty images on google, Pinterest, or tumblr to use as monthy title cards. 

I loved this pumpkin in the turquoise chair. You can find it here on Pinterest. 

I also found this quote card here on Pinterest and knew that I wanted to use it on this card. 

Here is the backside of the layout. 

This is the underside of the panoramic protector. 

If you want to see and hear the products used and stories behind the photos, please watch the video below. 

Thank you so much for reading this post. 

I hope that you will come see me at my social media sites listed above. 

See you on the next post. 

Hugs, Shelly
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