Jul 21, 2014

Everything Is Awesome T-Shirt

For days, and I mean D-A-Y-S we have been singing "Everything is Awesome. Everything is cool when you're part of a team. Everything is Awesome when you're living a dream!"

Basically, my boys are obsessed with The Lego Movie. They would watch it everyday if I allowed them. As it is I have to listen to them singing the song and quoting the movie constantly. Which is how I dreamed up this Everything Is Awesome Lego T-shirt.

I was chauffeuring the Little Men around as normal and as usual they were singing "Everything is Awesome...". When Bean suddenly chimed in it caught my attention because of how unbelievably adorable his little voice was. Then somehow brain went from hearing his adorable voice, to thinking that even he loves this movie, to they all love this movie, to I should document that somehow, to "put it on a shirt", and then finally to this shirt.

P.S. As I wrote this sentence I couldn't stop thinking about how poorly it must be written and
 how I am exactly what Weird Al is singing about in "Word Crimes". 
P.P.S If you haven't listened to that song you should.  

I digress. Back to the Everything is Awesome T-shirt.

The yellow t-shirt is from The Mart. I used black heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. I imported this Lego silhouette onto my Silhouette software. I typed text in the image using Bebas font, which is one of my favorite fonts to use for shirts. You can also do all of this using freezer paper like with this shirt.

Cut. Iron on. Wear.

This shirt caused a lot of fights. My older two were not happy that Little got this Everything is Awesome T-shirt. So now I have signed on to make two more. Ha.

I told you my boys are obsessed.

I guess I can't blame them. This is an AWESOME shirt. You knew that was coming. Ha!

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Jul 17, 2014

Honey Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

A few years ago here on the blog I had a FROYO week. A whole week devoted to delightful frozen yogurt recipes. Yum that was heavenly. I went a little froyo crazy that year, and the whole family was pretty grateful I made that much frozen yogurt.

Fast forward to last year. I don't think I made any frozen yogurt. I didn't make one single batch of frozen yogurt. Well I just couldn't repeat that this year.

I christened our 2014 Frozen Yogurt Extravaganza with this unbelievable Honey Vanilla Frozen Yogurt.

The base for this frozen yogurt is one of our favorite Greek Yogurts--The Greek Gods Honey Vanilla. Seriously, guys, it is the best. With just a few more added ingredients it makes the best dang frozen yogurt ever.

I love making frozen yogurt because it requires just a few basic ingredients, you add in some extra pizazz, run it through an ice cream maker, let it set up just a bit more in the freezer and then you are ready to dig in.

I don't mind if I do. 

Happy FROYO eating!

Honey Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

1 24 oz Honey Vanilla yogurt
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 vanilla bean
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons honey

Cut the vanilla bean open and scrape out the seeds. In a bowl, add in the yogurt, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla bean seeds, vanilla extract, and honey. Mix well.

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. Once the mixture is set up, pour it into a container. I drizzled a little bit more honey over the top. Then freeze for at least 2 hours until firm.

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Jul 16, 2014

Water Gun Fight T-Shirt: Thirty Handmade Days

I am super excited for this month's project for Thirty Handmade Days

Who doesn't love a good water gun fight? You know what is better than a regular old water gun fight? Well a water fight that is kids versus the dad of course.

This Get Dad Wet T-shirt also has a sweet bullseye on the back. 

All you need it the shirt and a couple of filled water guns. Fun is soon to follow.

Head on over to Thirty Handmade Days to check out the details on how you can make this shirt. It is super easy and is sure to bring some fun to a summer afternoon.

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Jul 11, 2014

Script Tee DIY

Script Tees are really rather lovely, are they not? I have really wanted one. Unfortunately I just couldn't find one I really liked within my price budget. I also made the mistake of imagining exactly what I wanted it to say. So then of course I couldn't settle until I had one that said just what I wanted.

You know what this means, right? Yup, it means I had to make one.

So make a DIY Script Tee I did. With the lyrics of one of my favorite songs too.

I'm no beauty queen, I'm just beautiful me...from Selena Gomez's Who Says.

I have a soft spot in my heart for this song. Prepare yourselves for the sweetest story to follow.

I actually had not heard this song when it first came out. Ask anyone who know me well, I tend not to be up to date on the current songs. So when Hubby came in and said he wanted me to listen to a new song I said, "Okay". He prefaced my listening to this song by telling me he wanted me to really listen to the words. He also said that the song reminded him of me and he wanted me to feel that way about myself.

Then I listened to the song. Then I shed some tears. Then I kissed his handsome face. Then I listened to it again.

I can't listen to that song without thinking about him and how beautiful he makes me feel.

Now you can understand why I wanted a scrip tee with the phrase I'm Just Beautiful Me.

Sigh. So sweet.

Anywho. I digress. Making a script tee is insanely easy. All you need is--

a t-shirt
a fabric marker
fabric paint
paint brush

Slip a piece of cardboard in the t-shirt. Write the phrase you want lightly with the fabric marker.

Then trace over your handwriting SLOWLY with a paint brush and fabric paint. Allow to dry. I speed up the process by using a hair dryer.

Then slap on some red lipstick and wear your new script tee proudly.

And believe you are beautiful.

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Jul 10, 2014

Cauliflower Fried Rice

I know what you are thinking? You are thinking that this looks like some delightful fried rice and I must have accidentally typed in cauliflower in the title. However, I am here to tell you that while you are right about this being delightfully yummy fried rice I did not mess up on inserting cauliflower into the title.

For, in fact, this is indeed Cauliflower Fried Rice and there is not one grain of actual rice used in this recipe. Even though the rice is missing, the flavor is not. You know what else isn't missing? Vegetables! Lots and lots of vegetables. Seriously, this is the best dish to sneak in those vegetables. My kiddos totally ate this up, none the wiser.

Well, Oldest knew so he said he could tell, but I think that is only because he knew my sneaky tricks. The others who were kept in the dark about the veggies gobbled it down with no complaints. Thanks to the shredded chicken mixed into this Cauliflower Fried Rice it was a complete meal in a bowl.

I do want to clarify that the cauliflower in this dish doesn't mimic the exact taste of rice. I just want to be honest with you. However, the texture is super similar and even though it doesn't taste like rice, the flavor is awesome. Again, this was a hit with the family and I kind of felt like Super Mom for a minute realizing how many vegetables I just got my kids to eat. Woot!

You won't be sorry you gave this a try. Yum!

Cauliflower Fried Rice
adapted from Skinny Taste

1 head of cauliflower, rinsed
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
2 egg whites
2 eggs
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup diced carrots
1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
5 green onions, sliced and divided white and green
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
2 cups shredded chicken
First, remove the core from the cauliflower and then let it dry completely. Chop the head of cauliflower into florets. Place half of the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower has the texture of rice. Repeat with the rest of cauliflower.

Combine the eggs and the egg whites in a small bowl and beat with a fork. Season with salt.

Spray a wok with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the eggs and cook them like scrambled eggs. Remove and set aside.

Add sesame oil to the wok. Saute the onions, scallion whites, garlic, peas, and carrots until soft. About 3 to 4 minutes.

Raise the heat to medium high and and then add in the cauliflower rice. Add in the soy sauce. Mix and cover. Let it cook for about 6-8 minutes, stirring frequently. Add in the egg and the chicken. Stir. Remove from heat and then mix in the green parts of the green onions. Mix in more soy sauce if needed.

Serve immediately.

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Jul 9, 2014

Happy Bee Day Birthday Gift (with Printable)

I'm excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Happy Bee Day with Printable. I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! All week long, Kristen is sharing birthday tips and giveaways so be sure to check out her Party.

Honey seemed like a sweet way to say Happy Birthday, so my Birthday Gift Idea contribution is this Happy Bee Day gift with Printable.

As for the other creative ideas, a lot of these gifts are versatile for any occasion, and can be a to gift to your friends, family, or even that gal that you'd like to get to know better. Even more fabulous--most gifts are under $5, and have coordinating printables to make it super simple!

101 Birthday Ideas for Friends
{Blog Hop Birthday designs by C {dot} love}

Birthdays are the greatest. Yup I said it. I even think they are great when they mean I am getting old. Ha. I think everyone should love their birthday. Sometimes though as a grown up the birthday celebrations might not feel as special. Mostly because the day to day stuff can't put on hold and even if they want to everyone can not revolve around you like the sun that you are.

That is why I love celebrating my friends' birthdays with fun little gifts. Like this Happy Bee Day gift for example. It is the bee's knees. Hahahaha.

Man I think I am funny.

For this "BEE" Day gift, I baked an itty bitty loaf of bread and bought a cute little bottle of honey. I wrapped it all up and attached a bee themed gift tag.

I made this printable using PicMonkey. I know this is shocking to all of you who read this blog on a regular basis. Meaning not shocking, because I use PicMonkey for everything since it is awesomesauce.

You can save this printable to your computer by right clicking it and saving it. Then you just insert it into a Word type document, resize it to the size you need, and print it off.

Easy peasy.

I tied this Happy Bee Day tag to the little loaf of bread with some fabric. Then I happily skipped my way over, yes skipped, to the birthday girl's house and hopefully made her feel special on her birthday.

Such an easy and fun way to make someone feel special on their birthday.

Are you ready for some inspiration? Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on each of links below each collage to see the gift idea and printable closer, along with instructions on how to make them, like mine above. I like to open a bunch of new tabs, and Pin my favorites for later. Don't forget to follow the Birthday Gift Ideas Pinterest Board as well, to save future great ideas.

Important info! Blog Hops often have glitches the first day. If the link has an ERROR, simply click on the HOME button for each site, or google the blog name next to the link, and you should see their gift post there. Links will be updated as soon as possible.

 free printable blog hop

1. Birthday Balloon Gift + matching free Print by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke 2. Stamped Cocktail Napkin + Printable by Delineate Your Dwelling 3. Buckets of Fun gift idea+Free Printable by Craftiness is Not Optional 4. 7 Candy Bar Love Notes to say "Happy Birthday" by The Dating Divas 5. Have a Flippin' Awesome Birthday by Dessert Now Dinner Later 6. Fishtail Loom Bracelet by I Should Be Mopping the Floor 7. Lemonade Lip Balm by Pretty Handy Girl 8. Hair Tie Birthday Gift & Printable Tag by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home 9. Gift of Sunshine Idea + Free Printable by Sweet Charli 10. I hope your birthday is a whole "lotto" fun by C.R.A.F.T. 11. Chicken Spice Rub w/ Printable Tags by Over the Big Moon 12. Birthday in a Bag Gift Idea by Seven Thirty Three 13. Quick Note for your Birthday Printable by Liz on Call 14. Otter Pop Gift with Printable Gift Tag by Somewhat Simple 15. {you} Series Magnets Printable by Ruffles and Rain Boots 16. Tea Cup Succulent by Your Homebased Mom 17. Pretty Pincushion + Printable by Let's Eat Grandpa 18. Lemon Bath Salts & Free Printable by See Vanessa Craft 19. Diet Coke Birthday Kit by Pink Peppermint Prints 20. Chocolate Filled Insulated Tumbler Gift by The Girl Who Ate Everything

free printables blog hop

21. Easy Funfetti Cake Balls with Printable by Salt and Pepper Moms 22. Hands Down Best Friend Around by Eighteen25 23. Berry Happy Birthday Printable by Stuffed Suitcase 24. Whisk Birthday Gift with Free Printable by Cupcake Diaries 25. Paper Plate Gift Idea by Crafting in the Rain 26. Popcorn Gift Printable by Breezy Bakes 27. Life Saver: Birthday Gift in a Jar by Here Comes the Sun 28. Decoupage Wooden Pendant by Twin Dragonfly Designs 29. Have a coffee on me: Funky Coasters by Funky Junk Interiors 30. Swanky Black & Gold Cosmetic Bag by A Prudent Life 31. DIY cocktail napkins by kojodesigns 32. Nail Polish Gift by Southern Hospitality 33. Banana Cake by Whats Cooking with Ruthie 34. Paparazzi - the PERFECT friend gift by Sugar Bee Crafts 35. "latte" fun birthday gift by Our Thrifty Ideas 36. Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes + Printable by Tastes Better from Scratch 37. Pearls are Always Appropriate by Mommy Envy 38. Girls Just Want to Have Fun Birthday Gift by A Little Tipsy 39. Manicure Kit Birthday Gift with Printable by Blooming Homestead 40. Orange you Glad Cup by Artsy Fartsy Mama

free printables

41. Donut Gift Tag by Pretty Providence 42. Rainbow Inspired Birthday Gift + Printable by Thirty Handmade Days 43. Drink Topper and Tag by LandeeLu 44. DIY Bath Salts using Essential Oils by Unskinny Boppy 45. Friends are Like Chocolate Chips by Delightful Deets 46. Paint Can Succulent Planters by East Coast Creative 47. A Bundt Cake Gift & Printable by Dukes and Duchesses 48. Jam Birthday Gift & Printable by Happiness is Homemade 49. Jazzed up Frames by House for Five 50. Favorite Things Gift Ideas by inkhappi 51. Toe-tally Cool Nail Polish Gift Idea + Free Printable by Simply Designing with Ashley 52. Quote Book by Reasons to Skip the Housework 53. Iron On T-Shirt Gift by Becoming Martha 54. DIY Humorous Girlfriend Gift by Brassy Apple 55. Tea-riffic Birthday Gift Idea & Printable by Mom Endeavors 56. Turn Today Into A Celebration by Dolen Diaries 57. You're A Lifesaver Printable by Live Laugh Rowe 58. Happy Birthday Jar {free printable} by Kiki and Company 59. Mason Jar Flower Vase + Printable by R & R Workshop 60. Easy $5 Wooden Charm Bracelet by Craftily Ever After

 free printables

61. Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase by The Cards We Drew 62. Free Printable Mini Notes by Confetti Sunshine 63. Bath Bomb Easy Birthday Gifts by Tried and True 64. Ball Jar Printable Tags by The Country Chic Cottage 65. Eat More Cake Birthday Gift Idea and Printable by Play. Party. Pin. 66. Have a "berry" happy birthday by The Contractor Chronicles 67. Merci Chocolates + Hey Birthday Girl french girl printable by Handmade in the Heartland 68. Five Minute Leather Necklace Tutorial + Birthday printables by Delia Creates 69. Ah-Mason Birthday Gift Idea by Lolly Jane 70. Simple Dangle Earring Tutorial by Bombshell Bling 71. Symphony Bar Brownies by Among the Young 72. Wishing you an E "straw" diary Birthday by Ginger Snap Crafts 73. DIY Washi Tape Cacti by Fry Sauce and Grits 74. State Pride Cheese Board by Addicted to DIY 75. Reusable Monogrammed Solo Cup by Mom 4 Real 76. go-to gift…EARRINGS! by A Girl and A Glue Gun 77. Embroidered Mixed Media Bookmarkers by The Creative Goddess 78. Beyond Measure Birthday Printable by Like Mother Like Daughter 79. Birthday Facial Kit Gift by The Benson Street 80. DIY Jewelry Bookmark
 by Design Dazzle

blog hop free printables

81. Birthday in a Jar - Birthday Printable Tags by A Pumpkin and a Princess 82. Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Party Cookies by Crazy Little Projects 83. You are the Bee's Knees by Love the Day 84. Birthday Candy Jar by Inside BruCrew Life 85. "Hip Hip Hooray, today is your birthday!" printables by The Crafted Sparrow 86. Treat Yo Self Printable by Girl Loves Glam 87. Chocolate Facial with printable by TidyMom 88. Happy Birthday Sweets by A Night Owl 89. Quick & Easy Hydrangea Cake by Sweet C's Designs 90. Sweets for the Sweet by Simply Kierste 91. Citrus Whipped Honey Butter Jars by Sand and Sisal 92. Diet Coke Gift for a Friend with Printable by Sweet Treats and More 93. A Latte for Two + printables by One Krieger Chick 94. Cookie Monster Birthday Gift Tag by I'm Topsy Turvy 95. Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar by Giggles Galore 96. Treat Yo'Self Printable Watercoloring Box by Persia Lou 97. Fruity Body Scrub with Printable by Mad in Crafts 98. Magnetic Necklace Charm by Sowdering About 99. Happy Bee Day with Printable by Just Another Day in Paradise 100. Manicure in a Jar by That's What {Che} Said... 101. UBER lucky to have you in my Life by Maybe I Will 102. Free Happy Birthday Printable by NoBiggie 103. DIY Wine Bag & Charms Gift by Sypsie Designs 104. Crispy Crunch-y Pie with Printable by Just Rhonda 105. "You're the Silver Lining" Friendship Nail Polish Gift by The Happy Housie 106. Tie One On for Your Birthday (Hair Tie Gift Free Printable) by illistyle

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