Archives for January 2011

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Just Married with Coupons

Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop Week 9

Week 9 of Thrifty Thursdays. The idea is to link to your frugal post, whether it be a DIY, recipe, tip, coupon… if you like it, link it. If you don’t have a thrifty post to link to, feel welcome to join the hop anyway, and link to your main blog.

Other stuff:

*Grab my “Thrifty Thursday” button above and throw it on your lovely site. Let’s grow this!

*I will choose 2 participants to feature the following Thursday, please drop by and say hello to the feature bloggers. And follow them if it pleases!

*Follow the blogs that toot your horn, and feel free to follow anyone who follows you. Leave a comment when you follow so that the blogger will know you are a new follower.

*Leave me a comment and let me know you were here. I love hearing from you.

*These are not rules, just suggestions!

*Have fun 🙂

Lovely featured blogs:

*Auntie Lolo Crafts; Adorable FREE “Love” printable, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Grab it, and have a look around at the other great projects and insipiration. Thank you, Auntie Lolo!


*The Design Pages; Carol shares with us a framing sand dollar tutorial! I am so excited about anything to do with sunshine and warmth! Look around for other wonderful home decor ideas. Thanks, Carol!

Valentine’s Day New Pendant Desings




To see these and more, visit my artfire store, here.

Post It Note Tuesday



Only Parent Chronicles

Meet Me Monday, and Other Linkies

Meet Me Monday posts five questions as a means of us all knowing each other a little better. This is my first time playing…

Questions:

1. What is your favorite kind of fudge?

Peanut butter… duh.
2. Is there snow outside your window?
Lots of it. For awhile now. And snowing. I LOVE it!

3. What is your favorite meal of the day?
Breakfast. Yummy. In fact, it’s about that time.
4. Do you text on your cell phone?
Daily
5. Waffles or pancakes?
I can’t decide. Anything with a bunch of syrup and powdered sugar on top is pretty much gonna work for me.


Make Animals From Your Ground Sirloin; Turtle Burgers

So my husband decided to combine various meats into this lovely turtle you see before you. He was really into it. I tried to talk him in to just making regular cheese burgers, but he was dead set. Once I realized it meant I was off the hook for making dinner, I was really into it with him. I have to admit, it was fun to watch my Jenni and her dorm roommate seeing their dinner for the first time. Giggles abound. Here is the recipe he used. Great idea for kids parties (even college aged kids). You are gonna need lots of meat, my friends.

Wanna Take Better Photos? DIY Photo Cube; The best $10 I Have Spent In Ages.

I have been revamping my online shops to introduce my new pendant designs. Throughout this process, it became apparent that my macro photos of my jewelry… well, sucked. I browsed other artists stores and wondered how on earth many of them were getting such nice shots of their work. I stumbled upon a solution that seems to be working for me. All it takes (aside from your camera) is a cardboard box, some white tissue paper, some tape, a couple of cheap desk lamps, and some 100W daylight energy smart light bulbs. Here is an in depth tutorial at Strobist. This is seriously worth doing. My pictures are improved significantly, and I am not restricted by the location of the sun (or lack thereof). Here are some of the pics I have taken with my rockin’ DIY photo light cube…



Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop Week 8


Week 8 of Thrifty Thursdays. The idea is to link to your frugal post, whether it be a DIY, recipe, tip, coupon… if you like it, link it. If you don’t have a thrifty post to link to, feel welcome to join the hop anyway, and link to your main blog.

Other stuff:
*Grab my “Thrifty Thursday” button above and throw it on your lovely site. Let’s grow this!
*I will choose 2 participants to feature the following Thursday, please drop by and say hello to the feature bloggers. And follow them if it pleases!
*Follow the blogs that toot your horn, and feel free to follow anyone who follows you. Leave a comment when you follow so that the blogger will know you are a new follower.
*Leave me a comment and let me know you were here. I love hearing from you.
*These are not rules, just suggestions!
*Have fun 🙂

Featured Lovely Blogs:

1. Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom
Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom

2. Thrifty Decor Mom

See You Soon!!


Taking some time to create and to update my Artfire store. I will be back for Post it Note Tuesday. Blessings!!

Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop Week 7


Week 7 of Thrifty Thursdays. The idea is to link to your frugal post, whether it be a DIY, recipe, tip, coupon… if you like it, link it. If you don’t have a thrifty post to link to, feel welcome to join the hop anyway, and link to your main blog.

Other stuff:
*Grab my “Thrifty Thursday” button above and throw it on your lovely site. Let’s grow this!
*I will choose 2 participants to feature the following Thursday, please drop by and say hello to the feature bloggers. And follow them if it pleases!
*Follow the blogs that toot your horn, and feel free to follow anyone who follows you. Leave a comment when you follow so that the blogger will know you are a new follower.
*Leave me a comment and let me know you were here. I love hearing from you.
*These are not rules, just suggestions!
*Have fun 🙂

Lovely Featured Blogs:
The Decorative Paintbrush; Mary turns boring old or unfinished furniture into whimsical works of art like nobody’s business. I love her work, her in depth tutorials, and her Etsy store is packed with treasures. Here are a few of my favorites…

The Borrowed Abode: Jane has wonderful tips on everything home decor, specifically rental home. Lots of ideas to beautify without full on renovating. I am SOOO excited about this old window project she shares. What a fabulous job, and perfect timing as I recently acquired an old window. Amazing. I am inspired!