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1  Gluten Free Football Food! Pic heavy! in Recipes and Cooking Tips by Joyosaurusrex on: October 04, 2011 12:07:18 PM
Hey y'all! I got this recipe from The Pioneer Woman http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/09/frito-chili-pie/ but tweaked it a bit to my liking!
I don't have celiac's disease but I've had "digestion issues" since I was in high school (seriously, I could clear a room). A couple months ago I asked my doctor for some suggestions about why this was happening and what I could do to stop it. She suggested cutting out gluten first and if that didn't work we would move on to dairy. This horrified me. I love bread. I used to eat it with almost every meal! My "last meal" has always been a pineapple and bacon pizza and a dozen chocolate chip cookies. I was almost hoping for lactose intolerance when I began my little experiment. But after only three days it was clear, gluten= gas for my body. So, from then on I've been trying(sometimes failing miserably) to keep myself gluten free. I'm always on the lookout for meals that are already gluten free, and when I saw this one the other day I immediately double checked all the ingredients and said yes and thank you!

So here's what you need:

1-2 pounds of ground beef
1 can tomato sauce
a teeny tiny bit of salt
1 tsp Allspice
1 Tblsp Cumin
1/2 Tblsp Chili Powder (more if you like your chili spicy)
1/2 Tblsp Onion Powder
1/2 Tblsp Granulated Garlic
1 can black beans
1/4 cup of Masa
1 cup water
Frito's
Cheddar Cheese





Ok so I just wanted to comment on my ingredients. If I had gone to the store this weekend I would have picked up an onion and garlic and chopped those up and sauteed them until soft and sweet instead of using onion powder and granulated garlic. The beans I used had some jalepeno and tomato in them.

Ok Then! Brown that meat!



Add tomato sauce and seasonings!





Stir and cover it up and let it simmer on low for about 30 minutes



Add the beans



cover it up and let it simmer for about 20 minutes



Mix the corn flour and 1/2 cup of water



Put it in the Chili and add in the rest of the water



Now let it simmer for another 10 minutes or so and assemble your other utensils



Now layer!







Eat it up yo!!!!!!

xoxo Joy
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2  Oh yea, I also made some fabric flowers! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Joyosaurusrex on: August 18, 2011 12:43:11 PM
Hello Again! So I found an awesome tutorial to make some fabric flowers from a post on here that I can not find.

***If you did a post about fabric flowers please put a link so you can get some credit!! I want to give it to you!***

So the tutorial had you using fabric glue and I want to give a resounding recommendation to do just that. I used a thicker fabric so I thought I should use something more fast drying, hot glue. Let me just say, you use your fingers to twist and shape the fabric to make that flower shape and it hurts like crazy when you accidentally stick your finger in a blob of it and you burn yourself.



Now I've just got to figure out what to do with them. Any suggestions?
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3  I <3 Skirts!!!! pic heavy in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Joyosaurusrex on: August 18, 2011 12:33:51 PM
What up What up?!?

So, I'm currently unemployed and bored out of my skull waiting for my first year of college to start(at 26). The other day I decided to have a crafting day and made these skirts. The gray one is from a pattern, Simplicity 1966. The blue I just cut two triangles with the tops chopped off and added a waistband.

I've been kind of obsessed with the idea of having a gray skirt so I decided to finally buck up and make one. I started out making a burgundy skirt out of the simplicity pattern but I am an idiot and didn't cut out the pattern properly and made it about a size 4 instead of a size 8. Then I made the gray one cutting quite a bit more liberally. Once I sewed the overskirt portion I realized that I had somehow made the overskirt the correct size but the underskirt was about two sizes too big. It took a lot of fanagaling but I eventually made it work and wore it to a going away party that night. They both look very hand made, but I kind of like that. So, here are some pics of the gray skirt.



 from the side, you can see where I had to kind of pleat it to make it work



the obligatory butt image: it's kind of funky back there but I needed more fabric because my butt looks like a cantelope cut in half and shoved down my pants (i.e. I've got a big bubble butt)





Are you still with me? Good! Now we'll move on to the blue skirt. I tried to make an a-line skirt, added a couple inches to my waist measurement and then cut out two triangles with the tops lobbed off. The hem ended up a little funky(in a bad way) but I'm the only one who would notice, then I sewed the waistband on the wrong way, but I acctually ended up kind of liking the way it turned out. I think it would look really cute with a white button down shirt tucked in and some cute wedges. I neither have a white button down or cute wedges so I'll show it to you with the same shirt I had on with the last skirt.

(ignore my love handles)









Well, they are my first sewing attempts that actually have become part of my wardrobe so I'm happy with the attempts but I'm excited to get better! What do you think?
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4  Re: International Snack Swap 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Joyosaurusrex on: June 20, 2011 04:22:54 PM
ooooooooooookkkkkkk kkkkkkk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am finally able to post pics of my amazing bounty! Sorry for the low quality and such, I couldn't find my good camera.



Everything All together! Look at all that honeycomb! So good! and two kindereggs, I love them so much. I really liked the white chocolate strawberry popcorn, it was awesome. Plus Look at the amazing mug rug WhiteSheep made me! It says my name in Elvish!!!!!!



The back. She is sosososososo talented! I loved everything so much!

THANK YOU!!!!!!
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5  Re: Twilight Crafty Scavenger Hunt Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Joyosaurusrex on: April 07, 2011 06:04:42 PM
Get Ready For Awesomeness!!!!!!

Something Red and Black:



One of my favorite things she made! So awesome!

Something Sparkling & Dazzling:





sweet cullen cuff!


I love these earing's! You can't tell from the picture but the teardrop beads are a dark amber colored.

Something that starts with a B



Bookmark Based on Bella's Bracelet!

Something Cold or Hot:





LOVE these! and I totally needed them too!

Something with a Red Ribbon & an Apple:



cute bookends!

I love love loved everything so much, I can't wait to finish my package so I can send her some twilight love back!
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6  Re: The Big Bang Theory Swap Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Joyosaurusrex on: April 01, 2011 07:27:41 PM
OK so here's all the amazing stuff I got from Sylvanna!!!   Grin

Everything Together


Comics from Stuart <3


Klingon Dictionary (for my boggle tournament)




Bowling Journal!!!! This is one of my favorite things she made, so so so cute. You can't tell from the pictures but all the letters are all hand stitched.


Super Sweet Embroidery with a great saying on it!


An awesome charm bracelet and earings, sheldon/rock paper scissors lizard spock themed





and the cute box it came it



It took longer than we thought it would to get to me but it was so so so so so so worth it! THANK YOU SYLVANNA!!!!!
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7  Re: International Snack Swap 2 Gallery! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Joyosaurusrex on: December 19, 2010 08:14:27 PM
I recieved yesterday morning, but i've had crazy family stuff going on so i am just now being able to get around to posting about it.
So bedheadchic - charlotte - sent me an awesome package from London.
As soon as I ripped the brown paper off of the box I saw this:



Then I opened it up and saw this:



Yum! Here it is layed out all pretty:



I got:
Milky Way Cake Bars
Jaffa Cakes
Cherry Bakewells
Milk Chocolate Coins
Cadbury Fudge
Wispa Duo
Kinder Bueno Milk and White Chocolate
Marmite Cashews
Licorice Pieces
Dark Chocolate with Rum and Raisins
Choc Dips
Rice Krispies Squares
Sainsburys Luxury Christmas Pudding
Quality Street My Green Triangle, My Caramel Swirl, and My Purple One
A Sweet Apron!
A recipe for double chocolate and butterscotch cookies

I think my partner and I are secretly psychic because neither of us requested aprons but we both made each other aprons!!!

Here I am modeling it:



I LOVE it!

I couldn't wait and ripped open the kinder eggs and shared them, or maybe not. But here are the sweet toys that were inside:



that Poland hand has a stamp inside that says "Hello" in polish!

The bottom of the box:



There was some wrapping paper, too that said Yum all over it, so cute!

Thanks Charlotte!
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8  True Blood Apron in Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects by Joyosaurusrex on: December 19, 2010 09:31:41 AM
I am participating in a swap and found out my partner likes True blood so instead of making her the luchbox she requested (sorry!) I made her this sweet apron.
It was real easy! I'll show you!



Me modeling the finnished product

1. I printed out a mirror image of the Merlotte's sign and ironed it on to an apron I bought at michaels according to the directions on the packaging. When I peeled it off at first I was like NOOOOO! because it wasn't ironed on completely but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. It's got a worn quality that makes it look more authentic.



2. Then I decided it needed some bite marks so I mixed together some black and red acrillic paint and used a pencil eraser to apply them.



3. Just let it dry and heat set the paint. I'm really happy with how it turned out and I think my partner loved it too! I especially thought it was funny that the bite marks ended up falling right on my boob haha

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!



Finnished Product
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9  Purty Blue Washcloth in Knitting: Completed Projects by Joyosaurusrex on: January 13, 2010 07:50:23 PM
This is the second thing I've ever finnished knitting so be gentle!
I got the pattern off Ravelry, it's called Waffle Knit Dishcloth.
I'm pretty happy with it, it's not perfect but it'll do a good job washing my face! Grin

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10  Re: Zombie, Pirates, and Ninjas Ornaments: My weird tree for Christmas 2010 in Craftalongs by Joyosaurusrex on: January 12, 2010 01:40:40 PM
I finnished mine!!!! I'm sososososososososos o happy with how they turned out! I posted a tute here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=334058.0 if anyone's interested....

Glittered Zombie Ornaments!


Like em?
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