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Snowflake 1st photo Did any of you have a SNOW DAY this week. I know it is February and most of us are SICK of the snow… but these are still pretty and fun to make.  

plan coffee filter 2nd photo

Super Simple and fun Coffee Filter Snowflakes!

The Filter is already a circle.
All you have to do is first smooth out the filter.

coffee filter in half 3rd photoFold it in half, then fold it again….
2nd fold 4th photoAnd a third time as well…. great project for kids and motor skills!
5th.  Fold of coffee filter

Draw where you want to cut, then cut out the darkened areas with a pair of scissors.
7th. cut outThis idea came from a friend.  Super easy and fun!

Last one.. Snow flake all alone

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1st photoThis is such an easy and delicious dessert. 
2nd ingredientsIngredients:
16 Oreos
16 ounce container of Cool Whip
1 cup of chocolate fudge
1 package of chocolate instant pudding (smaller box)
12 ice cream sandwiches
8-10 Strawberries

Supplies:
8×8 pan
tin foil

Instructions:
Line the 8 x 8 pan with tin foil.
Unwrap all 12 ice cream sandwiches, and put them back in the freezer to be used later.
Crush up 16 oreos in a bag.
Slice strawberries
Warm up the 1 cup of chocolate fudge, and let cool a bit.
Put ½ of the cool whip in a bowl and mix in cooled fudge.  Stir in the chocolate pudding.  Add the oreos, yet leave out a little bit to sprinkle on the top of the cake.
Line the bottom of the 8 x 8 pan with 4 ice cream sandwiches side by side.
Put ½ the oreo-pudding mixture on top of the ice cream sandwiches.  Place sliced strawberries on top.
Repeat ice cream sandwiches, oreo-pudding mixture, and strawberries.
Next add last 4 ice cream sandwiches.
Cover with tin foil and place in Freezer for 4 hours.
After 4 hours-take the cake out of the freezer and put on a decorative platter-apply the remaining cool-whip on top and sides of ice cream sandwiches.  Sprinkle with remaining oreos and garnish with strawberries.

Hints:  Unwrap ice cream sandwiches prior to assembly, because they melt quickly.
Cut when completely done with a seratide knife.
3rd.  pan with tin foilI put the foil in the pan and made it large enough to bring around to the top of the
ice cream sandwiches while freezing for the 4 hours.

4th whip cream and chocolateWhip-cream and fudge.  If the fudge is too warm, the cream will melt.  Not a good thing.
5th oreoAdding pudding and oreos
6th sandwichesMaking the layers on the ice cream sandwiches.
finalSuper yummy and simple to make. 

 

 

 

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  I love Fudge!  It should be made all year round.  This recipe is super easy to make and delicious to eat.

Supplies Needed:
Big Metal Bowl
*  2 – 8 ounce Hershey candy bars. (The large one is only 7.5 ounces, so I buy the packet with 6 candy bars that are 1.5 ounces a piece)
*  1 bag of milk chocolate chips
*  ½ pound of mini marshmallows (The bag I buy is 16 ounces, so I guess-timate how much is half the bag)

Put all the ingredients in a large Metal Bowl.  Break up the chocolate bars into small pieces.  Set aside.

In a Heavy Sauce Pan:
*  4½ cups of cane sugar
*  1 cube of butter (½ cup)
*  1 can of evaporated milk (15 ounces)
*  Dash of Salt

Melt butter in a heavy sauce pan.  Next add milk, sugar and evaporated milk.  Stir constantly with a wooden spoon.  Once it begins to boil, stop stirring for 7 minutes.  This is why the pan needs to be heavy or it will scorch.  Once you have finished boiling the sugar mixture for 7 minutes.  Check is it is a soft ball stage, if it is, than pour the sugar mixture on top of the chocolate and marshmallows.

Add:
*   1 teaspoon of Vanilla
*   2-3 cups of walnuts (if you desire)

Stir the mixture all together until smooth.  Pour into a large buttered and wax paper pan and smooth out with a spatula.  Let cool.  Once cooled take a Heart Shaped cookie cutter and cut out mini-hearts.  I sprinkled pink sprinkles on top to add a bit of fun!

(When making candy,  Cane Sugar is the best to use.  The heat added to the sugar breaks it down to be smoother- My great-grandma only uses can.  However, you can use whatever you like.)
ingredients
Ingredients: 
Sugar
Butter
Milk chocolate chips
Candy bars
Evaporated milk
Salt
Vanilla
Walnuts
marshmallows and chocolateBreak up the candy bars.  Pour the marshmallows and the chocolate chips in a metal bowl.
butter and sugarThe sugar, milk, salt, and butter mixture.
carmel in the waterSoft ball stage.  Drop sugar mixture from the spoon into a cup of cold water.  I do this two or three times during the 7 minutes.

carmel out of waterOnce the sugar mixture has been dropped into the cup.  Pinch it together.  It should be like soft taffy.
carmel and chocolate pouringPour sugar mixture into the large metal bowl.
mixing 1stAdd the vanilla and nuts at this time.
fudge in the bowlStir quickly.  It will begin to harden. 
the panPour into buttered wax paper.
fudge in panSmooth the fudge out and let cool.
cut out fudgeCut out the fudge pieces.
fudgeYou can leave plain.  or
fudge with sprinklesAdd sprinkles….

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pinterest page  I saw this gift and thought how cool it would be to make for my husband for our anniversary.  Often I wonder if a day in my life does make a difference.  This is a fabulous reminder that every day does count!

Supplies Needed:
*Computer
*Printer
*8 x 10 picture frame
more instructionsWhen choosing a font, it helps to think of the style of the person to whom the gift will be for.  Does the person like curly letters,  simplistic, or traditional.  I love how there are so many different kinds of fonts to choose from.  A fun idea could be to change the font colors too.  In our family each child has a color that I typically used for them; blue for my 2nd child.  

frame and paper

 Frames are another area to personalize this gift.  One year we glued all different size buttons around the outside of a frame.  My kids loved to pick out the buttons and select just the right one.  Colored frames are great too.  You can refurbish an old frame by painting it. Many stores have discounted frames too.  The paper could be colored paper and written on with a marker, instead of using a computer paper and a printer.

instruction

 When taping, make sure you have the paper lined up exactly.  I have made this mistake one to many times.  Ha Ha!  

great gift

 I think this is a great gift of remembrance for so many different types of occasions.  I know my husband will love it!
Thanks to my niece, Emily, for this idea! 

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Thanks to  No time to be bored for this money saving  idea.  It made me smile because this is SO something my own Mom would have made.  My kids pajama tops are always to short so I LOVE this idea.

Extending the life of clothes – making tops longer

By ~ No time to be bored

I think most moms recognize how fast kids outgrow their cute clothes. I found a way of making tops last longer, using some old t-shirts from myself that were on my ‘donation’ pile. It’s really fast and easy, I added this extra layer to these 2 pajama tops in about 15 minutes! So why not give this a try?

This would also work for boys’ clothes, with one little adjusment. I will give a step-by-step tutorial, I didn’t take pictures of the separate steps, but it’s so simple that you don’t really need the pictures to go with this.

1. Take the top that got too short, and find a t-shirt in a matching or contrasting color. For most clothes, even a simple white t-shirt would create a cute, layered look.

2. Cut off the bottom part of the t-shirt, about 1 inch longer than you want the bottom layer to finally be.

3. Flip the part you just cut off inside out. Measure how wide your kid’s top is. Zigzag the side of the part you cut off (inside out) so that it has the same width.

4. Then, trim off the excess fabric. Next, stitch on the inside of your zigzag with a straight stitch.

5. Now there are 2 different ways to proceed, depending if you want a ruffly bottom (like pictured) or just a simple, straight bottom.

For the ruffly bottom: Zigzag the raw edge of the “tube” you created with a small zigzag stitch. It will end up curly looking like the pictures above. Then, pin the tube with the finished edge underneath the bottom of the shirt, and attach with a straight stitch. (I just followed the seams that were already there to make it look neater. So you might want to do that twice if there where 2 originally.)

For a straight bottom: pin the raw edge of the “tube” you created underneath the shirt. Attach with a straight stitch. (I just followed the seams that were already there to make it look neater. So you might want to do that twice if there were 2 originally.)

And that’s it!

This would be even quicker if you would use a shirt that is of the same width, so basically combine 2 outgrown shirts. That way steps 3 and 4 could be skipped.

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Easy~ No Sew ~ Fleece Hat!

01/01/2014 2:00 pm · 1 comment

by Ingard

Final SHOt
Hat Supplies

 

hieght of hat

 

Length of hat

 

measure in 3 inches

tape off and cut

another shot

another visual

two sides together

tie two sides together

Cuffed hat

The actual tie

 

the tie
Top of hat

all done

Credit for the Hat pattern goes to a NICE lady I met in church. Thank you!

inside out hat

Bonus..
This can be turned inside out if your child does not like the fringe.
This cost $1.00

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