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1  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / DIY Mug Design MOTHERS DAY GIFT on: May 09, 2013 09:07:46 AM
Mothers day is in four days and I am sure most of us are last minute people who have no idea what to get the moms. I know it is easy to just go out and buy flowers and a card But there is more meaning when something is handmade. I think todays society we forget what is important. It is not all about how much you spent or what brand it is. Its about the thought that counts!



More in dept info can be seen on my blog: http://sweetmelange.com/2013/05/09/diy-mug-designs-mothers-day-gift-guide/


2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Glass Bottle Necklace on: May 08, 2013 09:48:14 AM
These are cute!  Where did you find your tiny bottles?

After buying them off Amazon I also found them at my local Michael's craft store.
3  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Turkey Chili & Cornbread on: May 08, 2013 04:20:13 AM
Thanks for the replies...add more hot sauce if you like that spiced up chili  Wink
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Glass Bottle Necklace on: May 08, 2013 04:02:30 AM
I saw a gorgeous glass bottle necklace at Forever21 and other small boutique stores in Houston several months ago. After seeing these charming necklaces, it approached to me that I can make my own. This will also be a great Mothers Day gift or bridesmaids gift. You can actually put anything inside: from pearls, to glitter, to tiny beads, or roll up a little note.





Supplies:

-small glass bottles

-eye hooks

-jump rings

-necklace chain

-assorted things to put inside: pearls, glitter, beads, feathers, tiny messages, etc.

Feel free to visit my blog post for more in dept info: http://sweetmelange.com/2013/05/07/diy-glass-bottle-necklace-mothers-day-gift-ideas/
5  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Turkey Chili & Cornbread on: May 02, 2013 07:09:17 AM
The weather here in Houston is getting cooler again and what is better than coming home to a warm bowl of chili with some homemade cornbread. Yum!  I love it when the weather is cool or gloomy because I enjoy making some comfort food and to be tuck under the covers. For this recipe I like to make a healthier alternative to the regular chili. Not only does this recipe have low calories but it taste delightful!
My Turkey Chili blog is posted here: http://sweetmelange.com/2013/05/02/turkey-chili-cornbread-recipe/
Thanks for reading, feel free to leave any feedback


Turkey Chili Recipe

Ingredients

1 pound lean ground turkey

1 small red onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 can reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 bag frozen sweet corn, thawed

1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

1 tsp. chili powder

tsp. pepper

tsp. ground cumin

tsp. garlic powder

tsp. salt

Optional toppings: reduced-fat sour cream, low-fat shredded cheese, fresh minced cilantro, and sliced avocados
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / What do you think? Took over my husbands office on: April 29, 2013 11:44:00 AM
Removed 75% of his electronics and moved all my fashion/craft stuff into the office. What do you think?

This is my new room where I will be going all my crafts/DIY/...etc

7  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Bath Bombs on: April 29, 2013 05:02:36 AM
Yes I do,

Ingredients:

8 oz. Baking Soda

4 oz. Citric Acid

4 oz. Corn Starch

4 oz. Epsom Salts

3/4 tsp. Water

2 tsp. Essential Oil

2.5 tsp. Almond Oil

A few drops of food coloring (any color you like)

Sugar Flower (the kind you use for decorating cakes)

Round, snap-together plastic ornaments

I have more direct instructions in my blog: http://sweetmelange.com/2013/02/19/diy-bath-bombs/
8  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Re: DIY Bath Bombs on: April 25, 2013 12:58:38 PM
It is and plus it was only like $.25 lol not bad at all.
9  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / DIY Bath Bombs on: April 25, 2013 04:02:57 AM
Bath bombs are such great way to relax. I have two kids and a full time job, so the only time I get to escape is when I am either showering or bathing. Not only is the bath bomb a great way to relax but there are many beneficial factors. Some of the benefits includes: softening of the water which makes your body feel silky smooth, the essential oil used have certain properties that help with ailments such as aching muscles, insomnia and fatigue, and moisturizing of the skin. It is such a great way to enhance your bathing experience.

I usually purchase my bath bombs from Lush which varies in price depending on the size. It can run to about $4-$6 a bomb.  My four year old daughter loves it as well. She is a girly girl, so anything that is pink and has flowers catches her eyes. So it can also be something fun for the little ones. Another great idea is wrapping it up and giving them as gifts or favors. The possibilities are endless fun

Yes I do,

Ingredients:

8 oz. Baking Soda

4 oz. Citric Acid

4 oz. Corn Starch

4 oz. Epsom Salts

3/4 tsp. Water

2 tsp. Essential Oil

2.5 tsp. Almond Oil

A few drops of food coloring (any color you like)

Sugar Flower (the kind you use for decorating cakes)

Round, snap-together plastic ornaments





Place all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir it altogether. Place wet ingredients in a small jar and mix. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir, using a whisk. Place sugar flower upside down or any other kinds of things you would like to put in the bath bomb (such as pop rocks candy, lavender buds, glitter, and so on)  in one half of the ornaments. Pack mixture tightly into first half of the plastic ornament and then repeat with second half of ornament the press both halves together. If you find that the mixture is not packing well, place back into the bowl and add a little bit of water. Not too much water because a little goes a long way. Carefully release from mold. Place bath bombs on a towel to dry. Let dry for 1-2 days before wrapping. After it is completely dry, you can now place it in a plastic bag, tie it with a bow, and place it in gift baskets or in a bowl near your bath tub. Enjoy!
10  COOKING / Vegetarian / Vegan / Re: Crockpot Guinness Stew--Image Heavy on: April 25, 2013 04:02:21 AM
I would need some bread with that and I am SET!!!!! YUMMM
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