Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tasty Tuesday: No Churn, Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream

One thing that kinda sucks about wanting to make ice cream is not having an ice cream maker. Do you feel my pain? Well, for us who don't have ice cream makers, there is a great solution! It's called "No Churn", and you may have seen it on a bunch of ice cream recipes throughout Pinterest. Basically, it means instead of using said ice cream maker, you use heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and a hand mixer and bam! Delicious ice cream :)

WELL... Jillian has put together a delicious recipe for us using this method for some Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream. I really like how Jillian describes it here, "Just like the classic cinnamon roll, this ice cream is brimming with that divine filling made of brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. These heavenly bites of filling permeate the sweet vanilla custard, giving the ice cream that signature cinnamon roll richness. "

This recipe is a great base for making your own ice cream to fit any time of the year. Think of all the different add-ins, or a simple change like using Mint or Peanut Butter Oreos or even fresh Shortbread or Snickerdoodles! Experiment and enjoy!

What You'll Need:
     Butter, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Heavy Cream, Vanilla, Cinnamon Chips, Cinnamon Roll Oreos (or Golden)


Now, visit A BaJillian Recipes to get started on your own No Churn, Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream!

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*As of 07.13.17, this is a free recipe.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Stitch it Sunday: Mini Summer Framed Embroideries

These Mini Summer Framed Embroideries are so adorable! And the items definitely scream summer to me, how about you?! I think the pineapple is my favorite of the four, but the flamingo is a close second. Step by Step assembly instructions are included - which are great, because one of the parts of working with embroidery hoops (or in this case, a frame) that intimidates me is the covering of the backing. Why? No idea, hehe. I guess the just not knowing from never trying.

While Bev made cute little framed pieces, you could easily turn them into magnets, ornaments, pins, a necklace pendant (with help of a bail) or even stitch them right onto a pocket or points of a shirt collar. You could also challenge yourself to create different designs to fit a certain holiday, occasion or season!

If you love these, you'll also love these DIY Mini Frame Magnets from The Casual Craftlete! They use the same mini frames :)

What You'll Need:
     Mini Frames, White Fabric, Embroidery Hoop, Assorted Floss, Hot Glue Gun and Sticks, and Small Scraps of Fleece and Felt plus the FREE Embroidery Pattern from Flamingo Toes

Now, visit Flamingo Toes to get started on your own Mini Summer Framed Embroideries!

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*As of 07.13.17, this is a free embroidery pattern and DIY.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Yarny Saturday: Sailor Knot Crocheted Headband

This is such a fun headband! It pairs a great stitch that creates beautiful texture - the Lemon Peel Stitch - with a fun Sailor Knot. There is a great photo tutorial showing how to create the Sailor Knot, which is awesome because I've never created one of these before! 

The only thing this tutorial doesn't include is the gauge and finished stripe/headband sizing. You will need your stripes to be long enough that you can create the knot, plus fit around your head comfortably. I would start with the given number of chains in the pattern, then stop and measure after strip is completed, assemble as instructed, measure again and then try on. If you need to adjust it at all, make sure you note that down too. Basically, after creating the knot, you will want your piece from end to end to measure about two inches smaller than your head circumference (to figure in yarn stretch).

With this basic pattern, you'll be able to create sailor knot headbands using any stitch desired and in any size from newborn to adult :)

If you liked this one, you should also check out the Knotted Yarn DIY Headband also from Crafts Unleashed, which creates a similar headband just using the sashay-type of yarn. This is a more suitable fashion piece for anyone in warm weather, as well as for anyone who doesn't knit or crochet.

What You'll Need:
     Worsted Weight Yarn (#4), an H8/5mm Crochet Hook, Tapestry Needle


Now, visit Crafts Unleashed to get started on your own Sailor Knot Crocheted Headband!

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*As of 07.13.17, this is a free crochet pattern.

Friday, July 14, 2017

DIY Friday: Beach Inspired Summer Wreath

This wreath is soooo cute! And is a pretty simple and quick DIY project - I think the longest part is waiting for the paint to dry (and maybe choosing the paint colors for your umbrella, hehe!). I honestly didn't know how easy it was to paint styrofoam. I think I might have to sit down and brainstorm some styrofoam ideas because I have seen so many neat ideas created with them - including this Beach Inspired Summer Wreath! You could also set up a sandcastle and pail next to the beach ball, or even a beach bag full of goodies or a cooler, or even just a pair of sandals!

What You'll Need:
     Styrofoam Wreath Form, Styrofoam Cones & One Ball, Dowel Rod, Craft Sand, Mod Podge, Craft Paint in Various Summer Colors, and a Hot Glue Gun with Sticks

Now, visit Crafts Unleashed to get started on your own Beach Inspired Summer Wreath!

Like What You See? Me too! I think you'll also enjoy these other crafts from Crafts Unleashed.

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*As of 07.13.17, this is a free DIY.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bling It Thursday: Mermaid Magic Bracelet

I love the way beaded jewelry looks, but also has been intimidating to me. When I saw this Mermaid Magic Bracelet, I fell in love! I love the way the long beads create the netting with the short, pop of the seed beads. Checking out the Basic Netting Technique, it looks a lot easier than I am making it out to be in my mind, ha! I think I am going to order the materials, and try my hand at one.

What You'll Need:
     Size 11 Round Seed Beads, 3mm Bugle Seed Beads, 6mm Glass Beads, FireLine Braided Bead Thread, and Long Beading Needles.

Now, visit Fusion Beads to get started on your own Mermaid Magic Bracelet!

Like What You See? Me too! I think you'll also enjoy these other crafts from Fusion Beads.

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*As of 07.11.17, this is a free jewelry DIY.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tasty Tuesday: Orange Creamsicle Puppy Chow

I will admit that "Orange Creamsicle" did catch my attention, just as Jillian thought it would, hehe. I didn't realize how easy it was to make puppy chow! Did you? This is a great recipe to use as a basis to experimenting with other flavor combos, but aside from that, a great treat to share, especially in the summer time when you an orange creamsicle really does sound soooooooo good and refreshing. This is a fun family dessert - my cousin Tiffany says puppy chow is a great one to get the kids to help with - as well as an easy and quick snack to prepare for a play date or party.

What You'll Need: 

     Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix, Orange Jello Mix, Powdered Sugar, Chex Cereal, White Chocolate Chips.


Now, visit A BaJillian Recipes to get started on your own Orange Creamsicle Puppy Chow!

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*As of 07.11.17, this is a free recipe.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Stitch It Sunday: Hello Summer Retro Style Hoop Art

Hellllooooo Summer! I share Bev's love for this Gingham Girls fabric line from Amy of Diary of a Quilter. How cute are the flower pieces in this hoop art, that feature the sweet little flower prints?! I think the yellow based one on the left is my favorite, but I think they all make fantastic little flowers.

Another think I really like about this hoop art, is the fact that the three flowers are in different poses. Personally, I probably wouldn't have thought to make the half-petaled flowers. I probably would have done all of them like the center one - big and full, plus I really do love how the other two look.

I don't know about you, but hand stitched pieces have always been a favorite of mine, but I've been too intimidated by the idea of doing it to try. Bev includes photos along the way with easy to follow instructions which make this piece look easy and fun to do. I will definitely be adding this one to my list! And with different colored flower fabric (or plain), you could easily change this up for Spring or Fall too!

What You'll Need: 

     Fabric for Base, plus Flowers and Bottom Half, Fusible Webbing, Rick Rack, Embroidery Floss and Needle, Embroidery Hoop, Hot Glue, Pom Pom Trim, Marking Pen or Pencil and the Free Template provided by Bev of Flamingo Toes.

Now, visit Flamingo Toes to get started on your own Hello Summer Retro Style Hoop Art!

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*As of 07.09.17, this is a free sewing pattern/DIY.