Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
BOW HOLDER TUTORIAL
Pre-stretched canvas in any size (16” X 20”)
Fabric – 3.5” larger than canvas (19.5” x 23.5”)
- On an even work surface, place your fabric print side down.
- Center the stretched canvas on top of the fabric (back of canvas facing you).
- On one of the edges neatly fold fabric under and then staple in place in the middle.
- Repeat on all four edges, in the middle, being sure to pull fabric tight and even.
- Keep stapling every few inches, alternating sides so the fabric stays straight and even. Tuck in your corners, cutting away any extra fabric.
- Place the ribbon strips on top of the canvas to determine how many rows you need. Cut each piece a few inches longer on the top and bottom.
- Flip canvas over and staple ribbons to the back of the canvas, keeping your spacing even. Repeat this with the bottom edge.
- Install your favorite hanger and it's ready to position on your wall.
- Add your hair bows and hair accessories. Enjoy!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Today thirsty Americans will celebrate National Margarita Day by toasting the nation's most popular cocktail. In the Dallas area, Mariano Martinez, the inventor of the frozen margarita machine in 1971, will welcome margarita lovers to his area restaurants, Mariano's and La Hacienda Ranch with a margarita special.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Calloway's Nursery provided this February checklist for gardeners.
- Plant trees, shrubs, roses
- Apply pre-emergent weed preventer to stop grassy and broadleaf weeds before germination
- Prune bush roses
- Prune evergreen shrubs to reduce height and to shape naturally
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I came across this info and these are some things we already do.
Use Cash, Not Credit
Even before personal finance pro Dave Ramsey made his envelopes of cash famous, moms were relying on the same sort of system. It sets a good example for kids to see real money being spent, and it sets very real limits, too, on spending.
You Save: A cash-only system could save you $100 a month, according to Ramsey.
Brown Bag It
Lunch may not be free, but you can sure save money by taking your own. And it doesn't have to be boring sandwiches if you have access to a fridge and microwave at work. Sherri Hefley plans her monthly dinner menus with an eye to having leftovers for her husband, Bryan, to take in his lunch. He gets fare like barbecued meatballs and homemade mac-and-cheese instead of a fast-food burger or a cold sandwich.
You Save: Hefley estimates they save close to $5 a day when her husband packs his lunch—that can add up to $50 a month even if you're brown-bagging it only every other day.
Celebrate Free Kid Night
When you and the family need a night off, make it fun and frugal by choosing a restaurant that has good deals or "kids eat free" nights. "That's become our night out," says Reynolds.
You Save: The cost of a couple of kids' meals—anywhere from $6 to $10 each.
Check Out the Library
Amy Senk, a mom of two in Corona del Mar, California, loves to read. She's found that her public library, which offers an online request system for books (so it's easy to reserve the latest bestseller), is almost as convenient as amazon.com and a whole lot cheaper. Her kids get books and DVDs too.
"I don't mind buying books when there's one that I fall in love with," she says. "I love books." But for those one-time reads: It's the library for her.
You Save: A book a month at $25 each is a savings of $300 a year.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
- 1-1/4 cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
- Chocolate fudge ice cream topping and whipped topping
- In a large bowl, combine the milk, eggs and butter. Combine the
- flour, sugar and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well. Cover and
- refrigerate for 1 hour. For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream
- cheese until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until
- smooth; set aside.
- Heat a lightly greased 8-in. nonstick skillet; pour 2 tablespoons
- batter into the center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to evenly coat
- bottom. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds
- Remove to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing skillet
- as needed. Stack crepes with waxed paper between. Cover and freeze 10 crepes for another use. Crepes may be frozen for up to 3 months.
- Pipe filling onto the center of each remaining crepe. Top with 2
- tablespoons pie filling. Fold side edges of crepe to the center.
- Drizzle with fudge topping and garnish with whipped topping. Serve
- immediately. Yield: 8 servings.