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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Giveaway: Bebe's Bows

Bebe's Bows is having a giveaway!!!

 Stop by, give our page a like, and comment what your favorite color is. 

 We are giving away one custom rhinestone adjustable headband. 



Cute for the little princesses, big sisters, or even mommy! Please be sure to share and tag your friends for additional entries. The giveaway will be open for 5 days. Thank you and good luck to everyone!!

Don't forget to leave a comment on the page wall in order for your entry to count. (Favorite Color)

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Giveaway! HoneyBears Boutique

Honeybears boutique is giving away this beautiful OTT bow Sweet as Candy!!! 


Stop by our page and look around!!! Love to see new fans!!! 

Come by www.facebook.com/honeybearsboutique 

The winning item will ship free inside the US everywhere else must pay shipping. Don't forget to share with your friends and tag them for a chance to win & don't forget to like our page as well!!! Good Luck!!!

Like Honeybearsboutique facebook page.
Leave a comment on the wall.

*Comment must be left on the wall in order to enter!
Giveaway ends on  1/27 at 12am cst.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Giveaway! (All Things Girly Boutique)

Enter to win this Valentines Day Hair bow by All Things Girly Boutique!

 
To enter please:

 
1. Like the page https://www.facebook.com/allthingsgirlyboutique
2. Comment with your favorite candy bar.

 
For Additional entries you may:

 
1. Share the page
2. Tag a friend
Good luck!


Don't forget to leave your comment or the entry is NOT valid! Giveaway ends on  1/25 at 12am cst.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

How to make the TWISTED BOUTIQUE BOW (photo tutorial)

If you would like to view the VIDEO tutorial please watch the video below :)
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4 inch Twisted Boutique Bow by Mommy Crafts A lot


Supplies I am working with:
32 inches of 1.5" grosgrain ribbon
hair clip of choice (using alligator pinch clip)
scissors
thread
hot glue gun
lighter *For sealing your ribbon ends
coordinating ribbon for your center 3/8" or larger width

 First step: Heat seal the ends


 We are going to be working with the right side of the ribbon first. Find the end....


 The rest of the ribbon is to the left (The long tail as I call it)


 Form your first loop with the right side of your ribbon END


I like to twist my ribbon down like this so I can get a good measure of just how wide my loop is. Measuring your loop will let you know just how wide to make the next one. You don't want one loop larger than the other!


 Now we are going to go to the LONG tail and make the next loop (the left side)


Form the 2nd loop just like you did the first loop and criss cross it over the first like below :)

 Now see the ribbon tail? It's pointing down.

 We are going to take that "tail" and form our 3rd loop.



 Once the loop is formed tuck it under the first two loops


 Not see the remaining ribbon? We need to form the very last loop.


 Form your loop and twist it around to match the 3rd loop. The tail will now be at the top. (ribbon end)






 What I like to do now is flip the bow. I want that ribbon end (tail) on the bottom) Like below:

 Time to crease :)
Holding the bow firmly with your fingers press down at the very top middle...

 Now press UP from the bottom...


 And finish with one more fold...


 Think: Accordion fold (Down, up, Down)
Now you can secure everything together with thread (Try to match your thread to your bow UNLIKE what I did here. HEHE!) My favorite threads to use: Upholstery thread or embroidery floss! You can tug on those without breaking.


Optional: I like to spray my bows with a little Stiffen Quik (You can find this at Wal-Mart near the fabric glues.) This will stiffen your bow and help it retain it's shape. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY with this brand ;)


Time to add the bow to a clip!
I am adding mine to a partially lined alligator pinch clip. Alligator pinch clips can be purchased just about anywhere. Sally's Beauty Supply is where I get the majority of mine.
The reason I partially line the clip instead of lining the full clip? For girls with more hair it's easier for the clip to go in if it's not lined on the bottom. If she has little to FINE hair then a fully line clip would work best.


Add glue to the clip

Place it on the back of your bow

 Wrap the bow with a piece of ribbon for the center. I am using a KNOT CENTER below. I glued the knot to the middle and wrapped to the back of my bow. I then secured it with a little more hot glue.




 Trim, seal and YOU ARE DONE!






Monday, January 12, 2015

Shopkins Lip Balm DIY and printable


Watch the video above to make your own Shopkins Lip Balm (Kool Aid lip balm)! Here's the printable if you plan to give it to your friends :) 



*8x10 document :)

 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

DIY Shopkins Storage

Love the Shopkins like we do?
Are they taking over your house?
You are not alone!

Here's how you can make your own Shopkins storage container for less than $6!



If you look on Amazon there are shoppes selling Shopkins storage containers for $20-$30! I don't know about you but I would much rather buy more shopkins than to spend that $ on a storage box!

Dollar Tree Finds! I might have a serious dollar tree obsession :)

I love Dollar Tree. I get a lot of my "crafty" supplies from Dollar Tree.
Do you shop at Dollar Tree? I post my Dollar Tree hauls on Youtube every Friday.

Come watch :)

Here's the Dollar Tree haul play list:


Magical Unicorn poop cookies? WHAT?!

I tried the Magical Unicorn Poop cookies that I keep seeing on Pinterest. The pictures are all so BRIGHT and COLORFUL and well it's Unicorn Poop....That's funny and somewhat magical, right?

I'm leaning more towards the FUNNY side ;) I wanted to make the kids giggle.

The recipe is basic (Sugar Cookie dough, food coloring)
The instructions were simple.

The outcome? MEH
Mine turned out flat as in PANCAKE flat.
I even tried different methods. NOPE, all turned out flat.
Not sure where I went wrong...

The kids said they looked like PlayDoh. We shall call these "Play Doh" cookies then.
*Works for me!*


Watch the video here:




Join me next Wednesday as I try yet another "Pinterest" project.

Preschool Homeschooling (Busy Bag ideas)

We are a homeschooling family. I have Meghan age 16, Connor age 11 and Reagan age 10. Oh, wait...there's also Kennedy age 3 :) It's not easy diving into a full day of school lessons with a toddler/preschooler! Phew

How do I do it?

I try to keep her occupied with busy work aka "busy bags" and "file folder games" that I make.
She also has learning puzzles, workbooks and of course the Leap Pad. (We love that thing!)

When I have to sit down with the kids to go over their lessons I also sit her down with some busy work. She thinks she is doing "Big Kid" school work and she is learning as she goes.

Here's some busy bags that I worked on this past week.
Join me on Youtube every Tuesday for more Homeschooling tips and ideas.




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Friday, January 9, 2015

Lalaloopsy Jewel Sparkles hair bow tutorial


DIY Jewel Sparkles hair clip

Here's the lalaloopsy hairbow tutorial :)



Stick around until the end for a quick review on the (2) NEW Lalaloopsy Girls dolls (CRAZY HAIR COLLECTION)
Cinder Slippers and Scoops Waffle Cone

Join me on youtube next Thursday for a new bow tutorial.
New Videos Monday-Friday

Monday- Anything Goes
Tues- Homeschooling "stuff"
Wed-PINSDAY *I try things from Pinterest
Thurs-NEW tutorials
Friday-Dollar Tree hauls

Youtube: MommyCraftsAlot

*Giveaway* Win a beautiful handpainted bag from Fairytails by Violet Sky!

One of our featured shoppes for the month of January is offering up a great giveaway!
Would you like to win?
Read below:

Fairytails by Violet Sky is having an amazing giveaway! Enter to win the "Believing is just the beginning" hand painted one of a kind canvas bag pictured here!!! 



To enter:
(1) Like our page: www.facebook.com/FairytailsbyVioletSky
(2) Comment with your favorite Disney movie.
To receive additional entries:
(3) Tag friends (each tag = 1 entry)
(4) Share daily for additional entries


*Winner will be chosen at random 5 days after this post first appears on the MCAL page


YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE AS A COMMENT ON THE FAIRYTAILS BY VIOLETSKY FACEBOOK PAGE!