Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DIY Under $5

I made these Rolo Pretzels for my DIY under $5 project this week. I needed a treat and found the recipe on the back of the Rolo bag. They are so yummy and I just happened to have everything on hand! They are the perfect mix of salty and sweet!


What have you been up to?

I enjoy so much your $5 projects that I decided to add an addition link section for anything under $15! That's right. It will open up a place to show additional projects that can't be purchased with an Abe Lincoln, but are still totally affordable! I can't wait to see more from you!

Please remember:
  • Only link to your own projects that cost you $5 or less (price does not have to include items you had on hand) or $15 or less in the 2nd section.
  • You can link past projects that fit the dollar limit, but please only link each project one time to one DIY Under $5 party. Do not link the same project week after week.
  • No linking giveaways or items for sale
  • Please link back so others can join the party and so you have the opportunity to be featured on Saturday!

DIY under $5




Projects under $5


Projects under $15




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Rolo Pretzel

I was making some of my favorite Rolo Cookies and spotted this recipe on the back of the Rolo bag. They call them Rolo Pretzel Delights and boy are they delightful!


I had everything on hand and whipped them together in no time! Literally, they take under 10 minutes!


Rolo Pretzel Delights

Ingredients:

  • Small pretzels
  • Rolos
  • Pecan halves

Directions

  1. 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  2. 2. Place one pretzel for each pretzel treat desired on prepared sheet. Top each pretzel with one ROLO.
  3. 3. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until caramel piece begins to soften, but not melt. Remove from oven; top with pecan half. Cool completely.

They are like yummy turtles with a hint of salt and crunch from the pretzel!

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In other news...

I just found out I made the top 10 with my guac recipe! Would you pretty please run over and vote for me?

I have a 30% chance of winning an Ipad and did not find out I made it until today. I am the football field dip. The voting closes Jan 31, 2012! Thanks a bundle!!


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Monday, January 30, 2012

For Valentines

I am married to a geek which means I sometimes get to make geeky gifts. This year it is a geek valentine. I saw this idea on Paper, Plate and Plane and knew it would be perfect for valentines. They spray painted the keys and used rub on letters, but I am too lazy for that so I just bought two thrift store keyboards that matched and that was that!


Just pop off the keys, fill the frame with colored paper and hot glue the letters on to the glass. It's that easy!


And it was a success! He loved it! Thought it was very clever. How do I know you may ask. Wasn't this supposed to be for Valentines? Yes, yes it was, but he found it. Apparently, to me the top of the fridge is a good hiding spot. To the husband, it's eye level. Whoops.


But, don't worry. I have another geek Valentine up my sleeve. he he




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Saturday, January 28, 2012

DIY Under $5 Features

This week I was above and beyond impressed with your ideas! There were so many I loved that I couldn't decide, so get ready for a larger than usual showing. This is even narrowed down from my favorites. Good stuff this week! Thanks to all who linked up and showed off their talent!

My Favorites:

I literally called my mom to borrow her sewing machine so I could make this. (I killed mine. RIP, poor little thing.) That's how much I love it!


Victorian Valentine from Nancy's Couture
Tea dyed fabric and myriads of lacey ruffles?! Gorgeous!


Leather boots from Good Little Things
Upcycled from Dad's old jacket. I am dying over these!

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Great Grandma's Suitcase Side Table from Rambling of an Ophelia
If I could steal this out of her house I would.


Striped Walls from She Wore the Dress..and I Stayed Home
Done with double stick tape and ribbon! Non-permanant Genius!!!


DIY Rainbow Polka Dot Phone Case from Beauty and the Beard
Love the colorful ombre effect!


Link with the highest clicks:

Valentine's Ideas from Junk in Their Trunk
Tons of fun! Even more ideas than pictured.


Thanks again for a fabulous party this week.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine Display {Point of View: Love}

As many of you know, I adore Valentine's decor. I loved my Valentine Display from last year, but wanted to change it a bit to freshen it up for this year. I was excited that our Point of View theme for January was "Love!" It was the perfect chance to work on my new Valentine Display!

But before we get to that, take a look at the other fun Point of View LOVE projects!


Meg & Steph (Do It Yourself Divas)
Camilla (Rosy Red Buttons)
Michelle (Stay right here!)

& YOU!!

We want to see your Point of View on LOVE so be sure to link up your love themed ideas on the Point of View link up on Gwenny Penny!

Valentine Display


Heart Ball Instructions


Heart Art Instructions


Valentine Heart Banner
Staple strips of paper together in to hearts and tie together with ribbon. So easy!


Add a wedding photo, some candles, target dollar mini mailbox and some thrift store birds and you've made a fun Valentine display!



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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Valentine Crafts: Framed Heart Art

I needed a little something for my Valentine's shelf. We whipped up this heart art that is a fun Valentine craft for the kids while doubling as a piece of home decor.

Valentine Crafts: Framed Heart Art


Supplies:
Paper or cardstock
Scissors
Stapler
White glue
Plate
8x10 frame

1. Cut paper in to strips (about 4 inch x 1/2 inch).


2. Make in to hearts by putting two strips together, stapling the top, pulling the bottom out and around to make a heart shape and stapling the bottom. We alternated having the pattern on the outside and inside of the hearts.

3. Dip the edge of the heart in white glue.


4. Place heart on your piece of cardstock cut to fit your frame. Repeat until you have your desired look.


5. Take glass out of frame and put your Valentine craft in.


Display your Valentine Crafts for all to see! My little guy is so proud to have something he helped with displayed so prominently in our front room.


Linking up:


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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIY Under $5

We are in full Valentine's mode over here and made a fun Valentines recipe, Red Velvet Waffles. They are so easy and tasty!


What have you been up to?

I enjoy so much your $5 projects that I decided to add an addition link section for anything under $15! That's right. It will open up a place to show additional projects that can't be purchased with an Abe Lincoln, but are still totally affordable! I can't wait to see more from you!

Please remember:
  • Only link to your own projects that cost you $5 or less (price does not have to include items you had on hand) or $15 or less in the 2nd section.
  • You can link past projects that fit the dollar limit, but please only link each project one time to one DIY Under $5 party. Do not link the same project week after week.
  • No linking giveaways or items for sale
  • Please link back so others can join the party and so you have the opportunity to be featured on Saturday!

DIY under $5




Projects under $5




Projects under $15




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Valentines Recipe: Red Velvet Waffles

If you've been with us a while, you are probably aware of my love of themey food. I saw this red velvet crepe recipe on Pinterest and loved it, but I'm kinda lazy and thought it was made with a cake mix (I know, blasphemy for some of you). Not so. So I decided to take things in to my own hands and make a Valentine's recipe using a red velvet cake mix. Oh yes, I did.

Valentines Recipe {Red Velvet Waffles}



How you do it depends on how you want it. We made a breakfast version and a dessert version.


Dessert Waffle (Soft & cake like)

Mix up the cake mix according to package directions and pour in to waffle maker. Cook as usual. It comes out as a waffle shaped piece of cake in a few minutes! Tops with Strawberries and whipped cream or chocolate sauce or frosting and ice cream. Whatever you love!


Breakfast Waffle (Waffle like: crunchy outside with cake inside)

Mix up Bisquick and Cake mix separately according to package directions.
Mix together 1 part prepared cake batter to 4 parts Bisquick batter. (We did 1 cup Bisquick to 1/4 cup cake mix)
Pour in Waffle Maker and cook as usual.




We topped ours with homemade Strawberry jam (warmed to a syrupy state) and whipped cream. Daddy likes a little...


But, mommy likes a LOT!


MMmmm!

We have a small family, so after making our breakfast style waffles I poured the rest of the batter into a square pan and baked it up as a cake for later that night.

What's your favorite Valentines recipe?

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

DIY Under $5 Features

This week was super fun to see awesome projects from my loyal linkers, but also have some new kids on the block (oh my childhood crushes). So, without further adieu, the features!

My favorites:

I want one of these sooo bad! Keeps things in using, get this, a piece of tape measure! Tell me again why I can't sew? Gah.


Fabric Wall Appliques from Whimsy-ma-blog
Using Heat-n-Bond Lite


Four Seasons Mugs from Beauty and the Beard
I have a special place in my heart for mugs.



Link with the highest clicks:

Side Gathered Shirt from Men's T from Sugar Bee Crafts
Super cute upcycle tutorial


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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

DIY Under $5

This week I had 3 projects for my laundry room that cost $5 total! This hook board was one of them.


What have you been up to?

I enjoy so much your $5 projects that I decided to add an addition link section for anything under $15! That's right. It will open up a place to show additional projects that can't be purchased with an Abe Lincoln, but are still totally affordable! I can't wait to see more from you!

Please remember:
  • Only link to your own projects that cost you $5 or less (price does not have to include items you had on hand) or $15 or less in the 2nd section.
  • You can link past projects that fit the dollar limit, but please only link each project one time to one DIY Under $5 party. Do not link the same project week after week.
  • No linking giveaways or items for sale
  • Please link back so others can join the party and so you have the opportunity to be featured on Saturday!

DIY under $5




Projects under $5



Projects under $15




P.S. Don't forget to sign up for free Tipsy updates via RSS or email.