Keeping it Simple

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Crafts to Make with a Silhouette Machine and Silhouette Portrait GIVEAWAY


Today I super excited about this giveaway!!  This little machine is amazing and awesome and you can do so much with it!!  Have you been wanting a cutting machine?  If you have, then you have to enter this giveaway for a Silhouette Portrait.  It can cut paper, fabric, vinyl and so much more!  


Here are 16 Christmas crafts that I have created with my Silhouette.  You can create all of these things with the Silhouette Portrait.  Pretty awesome huh?  

#shop Teacher and Santa gift #GiveExtraGum (6)
snowman soap (5)

Christmas M&M pouches #freeprintable (8)

 


#fabulouslyfestive DIY Applique Stockings (21)


print and cut feature (5)

nativity block (3)

Christmas Plate (1)

Christmas bowling cans (8)

scrap wood tree (6)

And you don't want to miss out on the AWESOME deal this Friday on Black Friday.  It's going to be awesome!!!  You can use the code SIMPLE to save big on both machines!

Now time for the giveaway!!  Who is excited?!  I am!! 

Giveaway open to US and Canada Residents only.
Void when prohibited.
Giveaway is not associated with Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest.  Prizes are fulfilled by Silhouette America. 
You cannot win the machine if you have won on in the past 90 days.





Sunday, November 23, 2014

Place Settings and Menu Planners Perfect for Thanksgiving {MMM #253 Block Party}

Thanksgiving is this week, are you ready?!  If you aren't here a few ideas to make your Thanksgiving table look amazing and have you all organized to cook that amazing meal! 
It's Kaysi again from Keeping it Simple.  I'm excited to be hosting today.  
 
If you have time this week, check out some super easy and fun Thanksgiving crafts that I have done. 
Easy Thanksgiving Candy Pouches (17) personalized turkey placemats (17) toilet paper  roll turkey (5)

Now it's time to party! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Decoration- Glitter Styrofoam Cone Christmas Trees #HandmadeHoliday14


Disclosure- I was given product and compensated for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.  

Christmas is coming soon, woohoo!  It by far my favorite holiday and I get giddy decorating for it.  Since we have a new house this year I have different spaces that I need to create and decorate for.  We actually have a mantel this year and I'm so excited about it.  It very large, so I had to get some things on there that are pretty tall.  I love the look of styrofoam cones tree into Christmas trees, so I shopped at Consumer Crafts and got some awesome cones for super cheap!  
Glitter styrofoam cone Christmas Trees
I had a great time shopping on line at Consumer Crafts, here is all the good stuff I got:
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This is what you'll need:

This is how I made them.
I first painted the styrofoam cones with white acrylic paint just to give it a nice surface that won't just soak up the glue.
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Using a spray adhesive and some awesome green glitter, I sprayed the cones and then sprinkled the glitter all over the cone.  
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Here is the cone with all the pretty glitter!
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I did it with 3 different colors!  I used extra fine glitter and some medium glitter.  
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Aren't they so pretty with the sparkle in the background?  I love them!
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I also made some trees with wrapped yarn.  Super easy and fun.  
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I just wrapped the yarn around and used a glue gun to keep the yarn on.  
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I love how they look on my holiday table.  So simple but so pretty! 
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Consumer crafts has their holiday catalog out now and it is awesome!!  You need to check out it, there is so many crafts and ideas!!  Plus there is a coupon too, woohoo! 
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I also have an awesome giveaway for you today too!  Enter to win a Cricut Explore, woohoo!  Enter the giveaway below.
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To stay up to date with Consumer Crafts and to learn new crafts and get ideas, you should follow them on their social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, Tumblr and their blog.   

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Reese's and Banana Crepes with Maple Deluxe Syrup #AnySnackPerfect


This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

We love chocolate in our family.  I'm obsessed with it and I like to make it known to random strangers (it's even in my about me section :D).  We also love peanut butter in our house.  So how can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate that you can spread on things?!  Um, yes please! When I heard about the new Reese's spread I was super excited and could not want to try it out.  I knew that it would be a huge hit at my house and I was correct!  It was so yummy and it will make #AnySnackPerfect!  I thought that Reese's and banana crepes would be a perfect snack for my kids after school. So I whipped up some.  They were so easy to make.
I headed to Walmart to get the new Reese's spread.  This is where I found them, the very front of the store on a display pallet.  

This is what you'll need for the crepes:
2 eggs
2 Tbs Oil
3 Tbs sugar
1 cup flour
1 1/3 cup milk
Bananas


1) Mix all the ingredients (except Reese's and bananas) in a blender until smooth.
2) Use a non stick pan and some cooking spray, heat pan up on medium heat.  Pour a little bit of the batter into the pan and swirl around until it covers the bottom of the pan.  Cook for 20-30 seconds (or until it gets bubbly).
3) Using a rubber spatula, gently lift up the edges of the crepe all around and then flip the crepe over and cook an additional 15 seconds. 
4) Spread the Reese's on top of the crepes.
5) Add cut bananas and roll up the crepe.  Put aside.
For the Maple Deluxe Syrup you will need:
1 cup maple syrup
2 TBS butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk

1) Add the syrup and butter together and heat to a boil.  Boil for 3 minutes while constantly stirring.
2) Remove from heat and add milk.  Stir for 2 minutes and then let cool before serving.



I put the syrup in a little dish so the kids could dip the crepes into it.  It was super yummy!
And that's it!  I added some Reese's and bananas to the top of the crepe too.  It was so yummy and my kids just loved it!!  It made a great snack but we could have them for breakfast or dinner, especially if we add bacon and eggs with them too, yum! 


If you love peanut butter and chocolate you will have to try out the new Reese's spread it's amazing!  You could put it on pancakes or waffles or spread it on strawberries and apples.  The possibilities are endless and they all sound amazing! 

How about a fun little giveaway??  Enter below if you would like to win a fun Reese's package, woohoo! 
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