Tuesday, July 22, 2014

De-clutter Under Your Kitchen Sink - The Best of Hometalk

De-clutter Under Your Kitchen Sink - The Best of Hometalk




I was asked to "curate" a board at hometalk about de-cluttering under the kitchen sink, basically because I had done a post on that subject, My Under the Kitchen Sink Makeover, and posted it on Hometalk.

I was pretty excited about it because I'd never been asked to do anything for Hometalk and I've been on there forever, so I said "YES" and here is the result!

I did a search on Hometalk - I love that spot on the blogosphere - and came up with 11 different posts just on cleaning and organizing under the kitchen sink. Very cool ideas here. 

Of course I did this on Hometalk so you have to click over there to see what I did, but I think you'll be surprised at some ways to de-clutter and pretty-up YOUR cabinet under the kitchen sink.






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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Blueberry Cheesecake Twinkies Shortcake

  Blueberry Cheesecake Twinkies Shortcake

Oh, yes, this was so yummy! Unbelievably yummy!!

And fun. Working with Twinkies makes me giggle.




This is how this recipe happened. Initially, I decided to use Twinkies to make a tiramisu dessert but then I started looking on Pinterest to see if there might be other ideas for Twinkies and I found a beautiful strawberry cheesecake shortcake made with Twinkies. 

Since I love blueberries I decided I would make a blueberry shortcake instead. Here are the results of that....




It's basically a matter of layering to make this delicious dessert.  First, I made the blueberry compote from my recipe HERE


RECIPE FOR BLUEBERRY TWINKIES CHEESECAKE SHORTCAKE

This makes a 9x9 inch pan of this dessert.

1 small container of Cool Whip
1 pint of blueberries for the blueberry compote - also 1 TBSP lemon juice, 1/4 c. sugar/honey
cheesecake filling - you can make your own or, like me, buy the cheesecake mix
10 Twinkies, cut lengthwise

Layer the Twinkies that are cut lengthwise on the bottom of an 8 x 8 inch square glass pan
Prepare the cheesecake filling and lay on top of Twinkies
Cool the compote - you could use blueberry pie filling, if you like
Spread blueberry compote on top of the cheesecake filling
Top with generous amount of Cool Whip





Enjoy!






Hope you enjoy this recipe! It's phenomenal!!

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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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Thursday, July 17, 2014

What to do Weekends #81

WELCOME TO WHAT TO DO WEEKENDS PARTY!!

I have been pinning to Pinterest a LOT and I think I finally caught up. I know I pinned at least half of the posts from last week. If I didn't catch at least one of your posts, shoot me an email or leave a comment. Think of all the new Pinterest content my followers are getting. I'm going to continue this for this week also. Lots of pinning. It's so hard to pick FEATURES when everything is so wonderful!!

We'll have 2 linkys again this week. Let's do a follow on Facebook for the first one and for the second you can link up either your Pinterest url or your blog post url, your choice. Remember if you link up your Pinterest url - you might get more PINS which will mean greater exposure of your creative posts.

Link up your Facebook page and try to follow as many people as there are ahead of you. Come back and follow as many as you can if you are linking up at the end.


FIRST LINKY - FACEBOOK PAGE URL








SECOND LINKY -  Pinterest urls of your posts or urls of your blog posts, whichever you prefer. 



Try to PIN at least 2 or 3 others. Thanks so much for being part of the new format of What to do Weekends...  we need to pin (you can share also on social media if you really want to. :). It helps us and it helps others.




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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Make Wall Art With Pieces of Colored Paper

Thanks so much for coming by to visit. I've been playing with paper again. Gosh, I love paper. I like making little boxes and butterflies, and all kinds of  stuff with paper, so when I came across Patricia Zapata's site A Little Hut I was thrilled. It's all about cutting paper. She made a wall art piece that is so beautiful and colorful I had to try my hand at making one.

Here is my version:


scrap paper to make art



I cut out pieces of paper in the shape of a leaf - or almost a leaf. I just kept cutting and cutting - I needed lots of little leaf shapes. :)

It wasn't bad. It went quickly. I sometimes layered 2 or 3 pieces of paper together and cut out a lot more leaf shapes at once.

Don't worry about a pattern, for Heaven's sake. Just cut away.


Love making art with tiny pieces of paper


Here are some of the leaf shapes... all slightly different.

Then, in order to glue the pieces of paper onto a canvas, you have to fold down the bottom part of the "leaf". This will be glued to the canvas.




Before gluing to the canvas you need to clip the corners of the "leaves" in the piece that will be glued to the canvas, so that it doesn't show as much in the final work.




On a square canvas board I drew a large spiral loosely over the canvas in pencil....

Then I started gluing the little pieces of paper here and there all over the canvas... I faced the little paper "leaves" all toward the center of the canvas.

My favorite glue is Fabri-Tac. I use it for everything. It's super good, super holding. I like hot glue also but whatever I use it on usually ends up coming apart.


Art made with piece of scrap paper


And then just keep adding little pieces here and there - it's kind of fun to try to decide where to put the different colors.
















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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.

We are so looking forward to having you join us and would love to have you join our community.

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