Keeping it Simple: June 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Motivate Me Monday #76


Right now, my life is super busy and crazy, so I'm going to be taking a break for awhile. Maybe even for the rest of the summer, we'll see. I will keep doing Motivate Me Monday every week but not posting every day. I will post here and there because it's hard to stay away from you all! :)




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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Silhouette Saturday: Tattoo

I am loving these temporary tattoos, they are so fun!!! All I did for this one is found an image on the Silhouette store that you just print and cut. So easy and quick!!

This is my trying to flex..... ha, not much there!




Silhouette's June promotion is an awesome one!! You can get 25% off all products if you just use the code SIMPLE. And you can get the machine and two packs of the tattoos paper for just $199. Use code SIMPLE Good until June 29th!
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Friday, June 24, 2011

Must Do Friday

The Silhouette blog made super fun golf balls. I know that father's day is over, but I still love this idea!! They used their tattoo paper, awesome!



Remember that Silhouette is having their June promotion going on right now!! You can get the Silhouette SD and two packages of the tattoo paper for only $199!! Plus all of their products are 25% off! Use code SIMPLE at checkout!


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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tasty Thursday: German Pancakes

This is one our favorites, my kids eat it so well!

German Pancakes


This is what you will need:
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
6 eggs
1/4 tsp salt

1) Add ingredients to blender in that order and blend until smooth.
2) In a 9x13 dish, melt 6 tbs of butter in oven at 450 degrees.
3) Pour mixture into pan and cook for 20-25 minutes.

Serve with syrup, fruit or lemon butter.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pick Your Plum

Have you ever heard of Pick Your Plum?
pick your plum

Well they are a new company and they are awesome!! Each morning at 7:00 am (mst) they post a new deal. The deals are amazing deals and they only last until they run out. I have seen some last only one hour! They are lots and lots of fun crafty things like:


Grosgrain ribbon (TODAY'S DEAL!)
Vinyl decals for $3

Vinyl sheets for $1
pick your plum

Flower pins for $2.50
pick your plum

Their prices are unbeatable and awesome! Going and checking Pick Your Plum is in my morning routine :). I seriously wake up at 6:45 am, work out until about 7:50 am and then check my blog, email, facebook and then Pick Your Plum at 8:00 am (cst).

You have to hurry and order them because they go fast! So go check out what kind of deal they are having today!!

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Whatever Wednesday: Ruffle Pillow

This is by far the easiest pillow I have ever made. It took about 10 minutes to make and I love it! I just took a 18x18 square of my ruffle fabric and then took a 18x18 square of brown fabric, sewed the three sides together. Then I put it onto another pillow that I didn't like and sewed up the bottom. So easy, but so fun and ruffly!

Here's the back


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Popflop's Summer Extravaganza Giveaway



Today is June 21st. Do you know what day that is?? Well it actually happens to be my husband's 30th birthday today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM!! But it is also the first day of summer. And with summer, comes flip flops!!! I LOVE flip flops. Love is actually an understatement. I love them so much that I wear them all the time, in the rain, in the snow and all year round. I think I wear real shoes about three times a year.

Well I have a special treat for you today. Popflops is a fun company that has some awesome flip flops!

They have Swarovski Popflops that are guarenteed to not lose a crystal. I just love how these look, so pretty!!


They also have ridiculously cute flip flops with interchangeable Poptops. I love having the option of changing a look of something. You can get lots of different colors to match outfits or have some that are more casual and some that are more fancy. I just love that!! Here are their colors and then the Poptops. Fun huh?







The flip flops are so comfy!! They are not like cheap flip flops, they are actually comfortable. They are soft and don't rub (I've gotten lots of blisters from cheap flip flops). The Poptops are so much fun, they are magnetic and they slide under a little lip, so they won't fall off.

Here are mine, with two different poptops so you can see how fun they are!!
Just a little fact about me, I've had my toenails painted like this since I was 13 :)

And now for the fun part, one lucky winner is going to get a pair of the flat black flip flops and their choice of three different Poptops, a value of $100!!! What girl wouldn't want more shoes?! :)
So do you want to win? I know that I would!

Here's how to enter:
Mandatory:
1) Head over to Popflops on facebook.com/PopFlops and like their page. Then let them now that I sent you. Then leave me a comment telling me that you did that.

Want one more entry?
2) Go to Popflops and register. It's quick and free! Come back and leave a comment that you did that.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry. This giveaway will end on June 30th at 12:00pm (cst). Good luck!

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Tutorial Tuesday: Tattoo Paper

Today is the start of Silhouette's June promotion and it is one that you won't want to miss!

Right now until June 29th, you can get the Silhouette SD machine and two packages of the temporary tattoo paper, all for $199!! That is an awesome deal! But the deal gets even better, all products are 25% off, so if you need to stock up on some supplies, now is the time!! All you have to do is use the code SIMPLE at checkout!

And now for a tutorial on how to make some fun tattoos! I can't wait to use this at one of my boys' birthday parties, it is going to be a hit!

This is how I made it:
1) I took an image that I found on the online store. Then I got to the fill gradient page.
2) I clicked on the image and then filled it with red.
3) I wanted the middle a different color, so I ungrouped the imaged by using CTRL U and then made it blue.
4) Because it is words, I had to flip it horizontally.
5) Next I had to change the cut settings. It will cut all of the lines, so I made it cut just the edge of the image.
6) Next I used the registration marks. This is so the Silhouette machine can cut the image in the right place. It prints on the page.
7) Next I print the image onto the tattoo paper, on the glossy side.
8) Once the ink was dry, I put the clear plastic over the paper and then put it onto my cutting mat and fed it into my Silhouette. Before I cut, I had the machine detect the registration marks. Then I cut the image.
9) I applied the tattoo to a cute little boy using a wet rag :)


Aren't those so much fun?! I really like them. I can't wait to use them for costumes, so much better than face paint!! So go check out the Silhouette promotion now and get yours today!
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Motivate Me Monday #75




HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all of your fabulous fathers out there!! I don't know what I would do without my wonderful husband, he is amazing!!!

Did you know that the 4th of July is in two weeks? Crazy, huh? I love the 4th of July, too bad because we live in an area that is in a high risk of fire, there won't be any fireworks this year :(. At least there will be a parade and other things to enjoy!

Here are a few 4th of July ideas:


Jamie from The Creative Imperative made this fun flag wreath with yarn and stars, I love it!

Christy from Glitter to Gumdrops has a bunch of fun 4th of July ideas, including these strawberries, yummy!

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy made this fun flag out of Jenga blocks, so cute!


The 36th Avenue made this awesome flag, I love the rustic feel of it!
Jennifer from A Heart full of love made this yummy dessert, prefect for 4th of July!
4th of July Trifle recipe


Now let's see what you've been creating this week!
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