Recycled Paper Butterfly Wreath and a $1000 Gift Card Giveaway!

Recycling has been on my mind for a while now as I am cleaning out the house and getting everything ready for our big move.  I have to get rid of most everything!   The craft room is the hardest.  I have so many things that I just can’t throw away!  I love to recycle and create new from things that are normally thrown away such as toilet paper tubes, disposable pans and magazines.

And craft magazines are particularly hard for me to get rid of.  So, I pulled a few of them aside and decided to create a Recycled Paper Butterfly Wreath.  Oh, and in the recycling spirit, I also discovered a fun giveaway sponsored by Energizer Batteries for a $1000 Gift Card!  (See the bottom of my post for details!)

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This pretty wreath is made from colorful pages of my craft magazines and is an adaption from a tutorial that I discovered on Atomic Shrimp.  It is an easy to make project that is perfect for those of us that are wishing for spring!  Want to know how to make it?

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Fudge Bottom Pie with M&M’s® Crispy candies!

I’m always on the lookout for fun new recipe ideas.  With an emphasis on easy, of course.  My husband and his father are both very picky when it comes to food, but I know that if it is sweet, there will be no issues.  Put a bowl of squash in front of them and I will totally get “the look”.  Dessert?  Why sure! It will be a definite winner.  So when I saw that Walmart is now carrying M&M’s® Crispy candy, it occurred to me that it just might make a nice colorful dessert.  Hence the creation of my No-bake Fudge Bottom Pie with M&M’s®!  

fudge bottom pie and mms

Yep, I said “No-bake”!  Totally my kind of recipe!  I can assemble this colorful creation in just a few minutes, pop it in the fridge and go back to my craft room for the rest of the day!  This easy to make pie has a chocolate crust and a layer of creamy fudge on the bottom, topped with a french vanilla layer and yummy M&M’s® Crispy candy.  The guys will think you slaved in the kitchen all day.  A total win-win situation.  Just put a bit of flour on your nose before serving dinner and nobody will ever know the difference.  We will just keep it between you and me, right?

So want to know how to make it?

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Vintage Crochet Ripple Fan Scarf- How to block and finish a crochet project!

A few weeks ago I shared with you my latest project, a Vintage Crochet Ripple Scarf pattern.  It was in progress at the time, and it is now complete.  I want to take some time to show you how to finish off and weave in loose ends, and how to block a crochet project.

[caption id="attachment_22221" align="aligncenter" width="600"]vintage ripple scarf crochet pattern Model: Stephanie Potts; Photographer: Natalie Potts[/caption]

This project came together quickly and was really fun to make.  I love the vintage crochet stitches in this pattern.  Each row went fast and the process of changing colors kept the project interesting.  The end result was a beautiful scarf that is just perfect for the weather this time of year.  If you would like to have the free downloadable pdf pattern, be sure to see my original post – Vintage Crochet Ripple Scarf.   

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Delicious Soups and Side Dishes for a Cold Winter Day!

soup recipes cold winter day

This post was sponsored by Bear Creek Soups. All opinions are my own. Yep, the weather man is standing beside himself this week.  Twice he has been able to utter that four letter word that all southerners fear more than most anything.  S-N-O-W! Just the mention of that terrible word sends everyone in the Atlanta […]

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Chocolate Tuxedo Snack Cups and M&M’S®

chocolate tuxedo cups M&M snacks

This post is sponsored by M&M’S®.  All opinions and the fun project are my own! #Oscars #Ad The Oscars are this weekend, and M&M’S® is commemorating the biggest night in Hollywood by debuting a commercial on national TV that shows M&M’S characters invading the movies. I just love watching the Oscars, and I really love the […]

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DIY Mosaic with Eggshells, and a whiter smile to go along with it!

mosaic egg shell vase

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias We are busy getting ready to go on our big adventure.  We will be working at a campground in Bar Harbor, Maine starting in April.  That means lots of preparation, selling of things, and even buying […]

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10 Fun Activities for the Kids in Puerto Rico!

kids on the beach puerto rico

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. We are all smack in the middle of a blustery winter season.  In fact, here in Atlanta we have even spoken out loud the word, “snow” this weekend, resulting in much panic […]

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What the heck are Essential Oils? Info and a fun giveaway!

Essential Oil Blog Hop

I received a sample oil in exchange for my participation in this blog hop and for the purpose of a testimonial. All opinions are my own. By being a part of this hop, I have the chance to receive a referral bonus.  You know, I do a whole lot of reading of blogs.  Not just […]

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Enter to Win $200 Lush Decor Gift Card!

Enter to Win $200 Lush Decor Gift Card!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Lush Decor. This post also contains affiliate links for products or services from Lush Decor that I think you will love.  All opinions are my own. I’m currently celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Sitcom, and I’m on the lookout for fun giveaways to thank you for being such awesome […]

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14 Valentines Heart Crafts- FREE ebook!

14 valentines crafts free ebook

The nice folks at have done it again!  They released another Free eBook!  This one is all Valentine heart crafts and included in the book is not only my Conversation Heart soaps, but a whole bunch of other great heart-shaped crafts! This collection of cute Valentine’s Day crafts is great for home décor, cute […]

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