Favorites of 2012

I so enjoyed looking over the year with the collection of reader favorites that I decided to put together another collection of my 12 favorite projects from 2012 that didn’t make the first list. Just a fun list for anyone who is new or missed any of these from the past year. Enjoy!

DIY LAUNDRY ROOM




CRAFT ROOM REVEAL


SPECIAL ADDITION TO OUR FAMILY TREE BABY SHOWER




SESAME STREET BIRTHDAY PARTY

DIY SCARF FROM A T-SHIRT



MIKE WAZOWSKI SHIRT



PLANE AWESOME VALENTINES



VALENTINE DISPLAY



AMERICAN STARS AND STRIPES PILLOW FROM A PLACEMAT




MAGNETIC PAPER DOLLS

TIE DYE ACCESSORIES



DIY NECKLACE QUITE A SPECTACLE

Here’s to another great year of projects and more to come!

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Top 12 of 2012

Here they are! The top 12 reader favorites of 2012 (based on traffic). You may spot some trends here, mainly things made out of t-shirts. It has been a great year and I can’t wait to share all the things I have lined up for 2013. Without further adieu, the top 12…

1. DIY SHOE



2. DIY JEWELRY ORGANIZER



3. T-SHIRT DIY NECKLACE



4. MAKE FABRIC NECKLACE



5. RED VELVET WAFFLES



6. HOW TO CURL HAIR WITHOUT HEAT



7. POLKA DOT FRUIT STAND



8. DIY SWIM SUIT COVERS



9. HOW TO STENCIL PATTERNS



10. CHALKBOARD REFRIGERATOR USING VINYL



11. DIY SHIRT



12. DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS



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My Windows Phone #MeetYours

Christmas came a little early at our house. My Windows phone arrived and I didn’t even get the chance to open it. My husband was so excited he just couldn’t wait. I had to steal it away before he started pinning his favorites. After all it is MY windows phone.
I got right to setting it up just right for me. Wanna know all the cool things I found out?!
  • It takes all your friends profiles from contacts, facebook, twitter, etc and merges them all in to one “people” place. All of their info is right there in one spot whether I want to talk or tag them they are just a tap away! You can also create specific groups like family which is awesome.
  • You can post to your facebook and twitter all from one spot. It keeps track of all my accounts under the “me” tile. See how I have 102 notifications in the pic below, that would drive my husband batty. 

  • You can customize your start screen with anything you want including live updates on game scores, celeb gossip, etc. With all my social media connections for friends and myself in two tabs that left a lot of room for quick tiles to other things like: 
    • A lot of basics that I use all the time like: weather, texting, camera, email, web, calendar, map.
    • Photo reel (it’s scrolling through a pic of the lights on Temple Square) for a slideshow of my favorite pictures.
    • Pinspiration which is an app for Pinterest
    • Quick tiles for my husband (swords) and sister
    • Gospel library which is a digital version of all my scriptures and church manuals
  • You can also customize the size, location and color of the tiles. Mine tiles came red and I swapped for a nice blue. I made my husband’s tile huge not only to boost his ego, but so I can easily dial him when driving.
  • The screen is huge! I mean look at all the stuff that fits on there! The big tiles are about an inch square.
So far I am like a kid in a candy store changing sizes and colors and rearranging tiles. It’s like designing a new room without having to move furniture or ending up with paint in your hair!

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Saltine Toffee

Be warned…you will not be able to put this down! I took dinner to a friend with this for dessert and she said she hid it from her kids so she could eat it all. It’s that good. And the best part? It is so fast and sooo easy! Perfect for when you need a last minute gift or treat to take to a party.

A huge thanks to my friend Kara for sharing and getting me hooked on this recipe!
SALTINE TOFFEE
1- 1 1/2 sleeves of saltine crackers
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups chocolate chips
3/4 cup sliced almonds or chopped pecans, toasted

Line a 15×10″ jelly roll pan with foil. Spray with non-stick spray. Arrange saltines in a single layer over the bottom of the pan. Combine butter and brown sugar in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil for 3 minutes. Pour over the saltines and spread evenly. Bake at 400° for 6 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Let sit for a few minutes until the chocolate melts, then spread it over the top. Sprinkle with nuts. Cool completely and break into pieces. It could take a few hours, so you can put it in fridge to speed things up.
MMMmmmm!



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