Monday, January 31, 2011

Cute crafts! ~ You Go Girl

This is such a cute pillow!  I love patchwork, and the colors in this are so opposite of this blah weather we are having outside.  Take a look at her cute project and good ideas!

Make Your Own Book List ~ Good Reads

I love to read!  And I love getting suggestions from friends and family telling me what to read next!  This website, goodreads, is a great way to keep track of books you've read, books you want to read, and the books that your friends and family members are currently reading.  I always print off my "To Read" list before I head over to the local library.  It makes it so much easier to find what I'm looking for!  I have also used it to reserve a stack of books before I go.  I love that it is a free service, and another fun thing is that you can enter book giveaways and get free books!  It's just an all-around great website.  Check it out!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Good Cleaning Tips ~ Clean Mama

This cute site has lots of cleaning tips and a schedule that you can follow.  She sells her printed schedules in an etsy shop, so you could purchase them if you needed to do so.  I just like to look at how she organizes things and get good ideas from her free website!  Check out all the good ideas here!

Cricut Deals! ~ City Deals

If you have a Cricut, this is a fantastic deal!  City Deals has Cricut cartridges on sale for half off retail price!  There are lots of different cartridges available, and I have it on good authority that there will be MORE coming up soon.  Check it out!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What's For Dinner? ~ Super Cook!

What's for dinner at your home tonight?  Look through your pantry, freezer, or refrigerator for items you'd like to cook, then plug them into this website and a plethora of recipes will be displayed from which you may choose!  How awesome is that?  Check it out and bookmark it under your Favorites - it's full of good ideas!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Organizing Crafts - Martha Stewart

The staff of MSL (Martha Stewart Living) is obviously a highly organized and creative group of people.  I love seeing how they do things, and the behind the scenes workings of how they organize their workrooms is always inspiring.  Here's a little photo spread of how they organized their craft area when they moved offices.  Check out their good ideas - I love how they wrapped their ribbon on cardboard strips!  A great way to recycle using leftover cardboard!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Daily Crockpot Recipes ~ Crockpot 365

There is something so nice about filling your crockpot in the morning, going about your day, and then having dinner ready to serve!  This website has more than a year of crockpot recipes ready for you to use and enjoy.  Check out the good ideas she has for using your dinner timesaver - the crockpot!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Scripture Journals ~ Awesome Idea!

This is by far one of the best scripture journal ideas I have found!  The author takes a blank, unlined journal and then adds a gospel topic at the top of every page.  Then, when she finds something that applies to that topic, she adds it to that page.  If she wants to do an in-depth study, she turns to that page and writes down what she learns.  She leaves a few blank pages at the front for an index/table of contents, and adds conference talks that she has resized to fit in the books.  I love this and I love that her goal is to be able to leave one book and one set of marked scriptures for each of her children!  What a fantastic gift!  Now you know what I will be working on each day!

Great Family Home Evening Resources!

Family Home Evening Ideas

I was looking for some fresh new approaches to our Family Home Evenings each Monday and found quite a few that were really put together well.  So instead of just one link, I've included the ones that I like.  I didn't put here, but that is definitely a great place to search for ideas.  Here are the rest!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Great decor ideas! ~ Knock Off Decor

Ballard Designs "Knock Off"

I love to thumb through the new catalogs when they arrive - Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, Restoration Hardware, etc.  They always have such fun ideas and fantastic decorating ideas, but the prices are often not what I like.  That's what I like about finding creative ideas on the web - other creative minds can take these great ideas and make them for a fraction of the cost while keeping them cute!  Check out the great creative minds and ideas at this site!

2011 Good Idea ~ Time Capsule in a Jar

This great idea was sent to me today and I just had to share it!  There are so many possibilities with this.  I love how you could put everything from ticket stubs to photos in one accessible spot and in a see-through jar.  I also love that you could do a jar of just the things you find in pockets while you do the laundry!  It would definitely provide a fun look back at the end of the year.  This reminds me of a collage - in fact, you could do this same thing with a glass covered shadow box and pin things to the back.  Any way you choose to do it, I think this is one good idea!  Check out the photos and Kelli's ideas on her blog!  (She blogged about it near the end of December 2010.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Quilt Book ~ Colorful Stash Busters

This book will be out later this Spring and I can hardly wait for it!  If you know Mary, then you know how absolutely fabulous this book will be.  I am definitely preordering it for myself and a few others! 

If you want an autographed copy, I could arrange that.  Let me know!  :)

Best Ideas Ever! ~ Fun tips

Okay, last night was such a fun night of sharing great ideas!  Here are just a few of them:

*  Blend leftover fruit in the blender, pour into ice cube trays, and freeze for later use in smoothies.
*  Baker's Joy - use to spray baking pans; like Pam but has the flour already included in it
*  Hydrogen Peroxide - great for all sorts of disinfecting, blood removal from carpets; mix 50/50 with water in spray bottles
*  Plant bulbs using a "bulb tool" on the end of a drill - a quicker way to plant them!
*  Make a telephone "Quick List" of all numbers called frequently; copy and place it in front of all phone books for quick reference.
*  Organize recipes at
*  At Christmas, give homemade gifts to extended family members - cookie dough, knit, embroidery, woodworking, etc.  Fun idea!
*  Make important books for children to help them prepare for big events in life - baptism, priesthood ordination, missionary service, etc.  You could personalize them with family information (photo of you at baptism, missionary photo, etc.).
*  For outdoor parking during snow storms, place a tarp over windshield and secure at corners with magnets.

Here is a quick list of the coupon sites that you should check frequently!  Just bookmark them on your computer - make a file under your Favorites for it and then they are all there where you can find them! (proctor and gamble products, coupons, rebate info. etc.) (best for finding out about free items at Target, Walgreen's, Rite Aid, etc.)

Hope these come in handy for you!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

And the sister site...Everything Turquoise!

Okay, if you love turquoise, this site has lots of shopping ideas on the web for turquoise everything!  I think it's such a happy color ~ the color of the ocean, how can it not be?  Check out the cute items that she's found on the web for sale.  All, of course, available in shades of turquoise!

Cute Blue Ideas ~ House of Turquoise

This blogger highlights the great ideas she finds using turquoise and other similar blues!  If you love turquoise, this site is heaven.  Check out the good decorating ideas that you'll find here!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Charlotte Lyons ~ Creative Inspiration!

Lots of good projects and ideas from Charlotte Lyons on her blog!  If you are in need of some really great fun art inspiration and ideas, this is a great site to check out on a regular basis.  She creates using all types of mediums and her projects are fun.  Check it out!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Gotta love this food blog! ~ Our Best Bites

I love the recipes that I find on this blog!  But what I love most of all is that they now include the new WW (Weight Watchers) points for each one.  I'm excited to take a peek at their new cookbook when it comes out this fall.  Check out the good ideas at their site!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Love these smoothies ~ Green Monsters

Okay, so my sister in law Shannon got me hooked on making green drinks - lots of spinach, fruit, yogurt, etc. - and I love them!  This site has lots and lots of recipes for healthy green drinks and I highly recommend getting the Amazing Superfood that they talk about.  I add it to my drinks and love it!  So check out all the good ideas at the Green Monster site!  Cheers!

Monday, January 3, 2011

More Party Ideas ~ Tom Kat Studio

Okay, I have to say that these party ideas are also VERY cute!  Love the Crab Shack party and Bubblegum party!  Check out all the great ideas on this site ~ great free printable calendar for the new year too!

The TomKat Studio: {Free Printable} 2011 Calendars!

The TomKat Studio: {Free Printable} 2011 Calendars!

Cute Party Ideas ~ U-Create Party Blog

There's nothing like a good party to start the new year!  This cute blog has tons of party ideas.  Down on the left side, click under labels on the type of party you are looking for.  I love the Yankees baseball party, the Something Blue bridal shower, and the DIY Vintage Photobooth wall would be so much fun at a family reunion this year!  Check it out for fun party ideas!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My little sis blog ~ Favorite Things!

Love it!  Love seeing what my cute little sis's favorite things are!  I think the reading idea is awesome - we will definitely have to do that.  So...check out the cute ideas here!


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