Thursday, April 17, 2014

What to do Weekends #68

Welcome to What to do Weekends Linky Party



We can hardly wait to see what you have been up to all week!!

Please share your creativity and visit others. 

Best wishes to all, 

Your hostesses, Linda and Carol

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Crafty Allie remade an old chair. She thinks it shouldn't cost a fortune to upgrade your furniture. I love what she did with this old chair!!




Lipgloss and Lumber (OMG) what a cute drawer!!





Dee at Dee Constructed has a magazine "DIY Daily"... Nice, Dee.







Sumptuous Spoonfuls made this amazing dish - baked eggs Romesco in brioche bread bowls.






Shabby Gals made a darling baby dress. Must see.








Vintage Zest made something I have wanted to make for a LONG time... a dress form. Isn't this wonderful?






Seasoned Homemaker shows how to landscape. 





Oh, Mrs. Tucker shows how to make a flower bed the easy way.





Thanks, everyone, for linking up to Crafts a la Mode.








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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Best Chicken Skillet Stir Fry

This is such an easy, popular meal with my family I wanted to share it with you all. 

Chicken Stir Fry Skillet Meal





Ingredients:

2 boneless breasts of chicken, cooked and cut into strips
2 large baked potatoes, cut into medium sized slices
1 pkg cut up mushrooms
1 pound fresh green beans
salt, pepper, a bit of garlic
small amount of oil 

Directions:

Heat up a small amount of oil in a medium hot skillet. Brown chicken and potatoes. Add mushrooms and green beans and cook another 5 minutes or so.  I add salt and pepper and sometimes I throw on some grated cheese and cover until melted. 




Enjoy!

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So happy that you came by to visit. I’m Linda (on the right in the picture). I’m the blogger. 

Carol and me

My sister, Carol (left) and I love learning new things to make and do and

 I blog about it right here on Crafts a la mode.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Cutest Little Pinatas - Egg Pinatas

These Little Egg Pinatas are so much fun to make!! In browsing the internet I came across Tiffanie's Corner Blog and found these cute little egg pinatas. Oh, my gosh, I knew as soon as I saw them that I would HAVE to make them and I did! Make them, that is. 

My granddaughter is holding the little pinata which she will get on Easter Sunday in her bunny bag. She loved it! She thought it was so cute.


cupped hands holding egg pinata




First I had to get the empty eggs so the boys (husband, son) had to eat eggs for a few days. :)

I made a fairly large hole in one end of the egg and then dumped the egg contents out. I cleaned the insides of the eggs out with soap and hot water and then rinsed them really well and dried them out for a few days. 



emptied eggs to use for crafts



I put jellybeans and a little foil chocolate bunny in each egg. 



yummy candy inside empty egg shell



These are some of the colors of streamers I bought... crepe paper streamers... the stuff you hang around a room when you are having a party to make the party more festive! Well, we are making festive little egg pinatas!


pretty streamers



Then I glued a small strip of crepe paper over the hole to keep the goodies inside.






Take a strip of crepe paper streamer and make cuts like in the picture. It's like making a fringe. Make sure not to cut all the way through because we are going to wind this around and around the little egg like a skirt. 





Then I wound it around the little egg starting at the bottom and finishing at the top. I used yellow, green and pink crepe paper and hot glued the strips on, changing colors as I went. 

This is how I hot glued the ribbon hanger onto the top of the egg.




Then I wound some more crepe paper around and around the hanger so it looks like this.




A tiny ribbon bow makes it even cuter, I think.








Now we really need something to whack these little eggs with since, after all, they ARE pinatas, right? These Easter pencils are perfect and I wound some of the crepe paper around them also. (I'm into crepe paper now - actually any paper).  

After I hot glued the crepe paper I wound a little bit of ribbon to finish them off so as not to have a ragged edge of crepe paper. It's the little things, right?






After I made these, I thought that if I put the crepe paper on the eraser end of the pencil, then it could be used as a PENCIL, after the job was done on the pinata. If you make these, you might want to consider that. Then my daughter said they would be cute fillers for birthday favor bags, too.


Pretty Easter pencils









I was so excited when I first saw these I knew they would be super fun to make and they were!

I wonder what else I could turn into a pinata?  Have any ideas?


Best week to you all,

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HI THERE AND WELCOME! 


So happy that you came by to visit. I’m Linda (on the right in the picture). I’m the blogger. 

Carol and me

My sister, Carol (left) and I love learning new things to make and do and

 I blog about it right here on Crafts a la mode.

I’m so looking forward to having you join us and would love to have you join our community by 

subscribing via email or RSS feed. 

If you follow us in any way please leave a message and we will follow you back. We are so glad you’re  here! 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

How to Make a Magazine on Flipboard




how to make a beautiful magazine on Flipboard


Take a look at this magazine that I made about Easter crafts and food on Flipboard.





Beautiful magazine about Easter



Flipboard is a program that  stores all your web research on a topic or several topics. There are magazine flipboards on travel, food, crafts (ahem), holidays.. and on and on... any subject. They are beautiful to look at. Gorgeous pictures in full magazine format.

Look at these lovely travel magazines:   Our National Parks,  Big's Bucket List, 36 Hours in the U.S.

How about these wonderful FOOD magazines:  In a Soup, Dessert with Two Spoons, Quick Meals.


You can search topics that interest you and see all the amazing magazines, too.

But, YOU can make your own magazine! It's a lot more fun to see your own things in a magazine format!

The very first thing you have to do is sign up for an account, choose some categories that you are interested in and then make some magazines and start flipping (you can flip your own content or other people's content). Other people's content is linked directly back to their page. In order to do this you need the little Flip it marklet for the nav bar. There are also apps available for your phone, tablet, whatever. You can be flipping all over the place. Ha ha ha

In a way, Flipboard is like Pinterest. You gather things you want to keep track of, so that you can get back to them and also share them with others. It's a pretty awesome format and I've been signed up for a while but just haven't gotten over there much. The important thing is to make "magazines" or files of categories like Pinterest and then as you go browsing around you hit the big red F on your nav bar and put things in the correct "magazine". After a while you have a real magazine to flip through and view and share with others. I really love it.

Here is the link to the tutorial about how to make your own magazines...




Hope you make a magazine of your own! It's fun. If you do, send me a link to it. I'd love to see if you make one. You can leave a comment here or email me...  linbouf@gmail.

Have a great Sunday.



Your friend,

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HI THERE AND WELCOME! 


So happy that you came by to visit. I’m Linda (on the right in the picture). I’m the blogger. 

Carol and me

My sister, Carol (left) and I love learning new things to make and do and

 I blog about it right here on Crafts a la mode.

I’m so looking forward to having you join us and would love to have you join our community by 

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Lemon Bunny Pies - Hand Pies




 

Lemon Curd and Raspberry Jam Bunny Hand Pies



Hand pies in a bunny head shape


Michele, my niece has this great bunny head cookie cutter and that's where we started from.




Ingredients:

refrigerated dough
lemon curd
raspberry jam
egg wash


I bought refrigerated dough so that we could get right to making the bunnies- (the fun stuff without having to make the pie crust dough.:)

I rolled out the dough a little thinner than it was on the  roll when I bought it.

Then we cut out the bunnies. Very easy.

Lay the bunnies on a cookie sheet.

I put a tablespoon of lemon curd or raspberry jam (or both) in the middle of each bunny. Spread the jam.

Cover with another pastry bunny.

Seal the edges by putting a little bit of water where the doughs come together and squeeze.

Use a brush to brush on an egg wash just before popping them in the oven.

400 degrees for about 12 minutes or so, until they get a golden color. They cook very fast.

I think I could have decorated them a little bit, but what? Frosting? Confectioner's sugar?

Well, here they are.




Lemon bunny hand pies





Lemony bunny hand pies





Bunny pies small with lemon curd and raspberry


Have a great weekend, everyone!


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HI THERE AND WELCOME! 


So happy that you came by to visit. I’m Linda (on the right in the picture). I’m the blogger. 

Carol and me

My sister, Carol (left) and I love learning new things to make and do and

 I blog about it right here on Crafts a la mode.

I’m so looking forward to having you join us and would love to have you join our community by 

subscribing via email or RSS feed. 

If you follow us in any way please leave a message and we will follow you back. We are so glad you’re  here! 

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