Lucky Skins!

Look who got all dressed up!

My Kindle Fire has never looked better thanks to Lucky Skins! My friend just launched a new site and when I saw it for the first time I fell in love with so many great designs Lucky Skins offers!

This design is called “Discover” and was created by the talented scrapbook paper designers Tim and Beck! All the skins sold on Lucky Skin are made to fit so many devices! Readers, iPhones, cell phones, ipods and more! If you have it, Lucky Skins can cover it!

There are so many designs to chose from and it was so easy to apply to my Kindle. If you have a reader or cell phone that is “naked” be sure to check out Lucky Skins!

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No Grate Powder DIY laundry Soap

This was a total fluke how I came to this solution! It first started when I was trying to be a “cool” mom and showed the girls a fun soap experiment I found on pinterest where you microwave a bar of Ivory Soap and it magically (scientifically) turns from a simple bar of soap into a cool cloud of giant fluff right before your eyes! Thanks “Our best Bites” for the great trick! The girls LOVED it!

The girls were fascinated to see the soap grow and bubble and almost fill the entire microwave! It was a huge hit! Soooo… after we had this giant cloud of soap that the girls were holding and helping fall apart I was like “What now?”

I had the littles put the huge pieces of soap cloud into a bowl and let them have fun breaking it up into tiny flakes! It crumbles so easily! We were left with this bowl of fluff!

THEN IT HIT ME!!!! For all of those who LOVE to make home made laundry soap THIS was a great way to get your Ivory soap prepped!

One of the steps that everyone complains about when it comes to making DIY laundry detergent is the step that required you to hand grate bars of soap! UGG!

Well “UGG” no longer! Pop your bar of Ivory soap into the microwave on top of a large piece of wax paper! Set your timer for about 3 min. but you’ll open the door well before that time runs out! When the bar of soap turns into a HUGE mass of fluff then you want to stop the microwave. Each microwave is so different it’s hard to tell you an exact amount of time!

Be careful when you first touch it, it might be hot in certain spots! When it is completely cool put all the fluff into a bowl and break it up by hand! AND your done!

DIY Laundry Detergent!

  • 3 Bars of Ivory Soap prepped in the microwave to turn into fluff! Do one bar at a time!
  • 1 Box of Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 55oz.
  • 1  4 lb 12 oz Box Borax
  • 1  4lb Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

Mix together and store! Use 1-2 Tablespoons per load. Perfect for High Efficiency washers! This batch will last you FOREVER!!!

*** You can also add Oxyclean to the mix for extra umph!

Watch the soap in action…

 

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Letter MARK DOWN!

Salvaged letters MARK DOWN!!!

Marking theses fun letters down even more before I take them to be consigned!

A: 24 x 16 x 5.5″ deep $85 on sale $60

e: 20 x 20 x 5.5″ deep ( 2 available) $85 on sale $60

i: body 19 x 13 x 5.5″ deep ( 2 available) $85 on sale $60

o: 23 x 21 x 5.5″ deep $85 on sale $60 SOLD

u: 11 x 12 x 5″ deep ( could also be an “n”) $55 on sale $40

Y: 14 x 17 x 5.5″ deep $55 on sale $40

y: 26.5 x 21 x 5.5″ deep $85 on sale $60

b: 28 x 22 x 5.5″ deep $85  on sale $60

m: 16.5 x 17.5 x 3″ deep $55 on sale $40

o: 23 x 21 x 5.5″ deep $85 on sale $60

l: 15.5 x 6 x 5″ deep $55 on sale $40

u: 11 x 12 x 5″ deep $85 on sale $60

t: 20.5 x 10 x 3″ deep $55 on sale $40

A: 24 x 16 x 5.5″ deep $85 on sale $60

e: yellow 17 x 10 x 3″ deep $55 on sale $40

e: red 20 x 20 x 5.5″ deep $85 on sale $60

 

Grab a family initial or create a fun word! Here are some fun words you can creates…

This “boy” combo would be so fun in a baby nursery or boys room!

And of course this “eat” combo is perfect for a kitchen, dining room or restaurant!

Also available are these vintage 8″ Marquee tiles! I have multiples of quite a few so get creative and start spelling!!! $4 each, shipping available!

Make a word or use them as initials!

And lastly I have these 21″ Marquee tiles! $12 each, shipping available!

If interested in any of these items please email me at:

[email protected]

include in subject line: LETTERS!

I am afraid the largest metal letters might get pricy to ship so keep that in mind! Local pic up is best but I am happy to ship and can get you a quote.

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First DAy of School Photo: Chalk it up!

Get the chalk ready! With a fresh new school year just around the corner I thought I would re post this fun First Day of School photo idea…

There’s something about pure little girl excitement that makes sending her to school ok. Blue has been ready to start school almost all summer! I don’t think anyone could have been more ready! I for one was a lot less excited then she and I had to toughen up and put on a happy face!  Love this little school girl!

And check out the “Kindergarten Paparzzi!” We moms are crazy!

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LUCKY!!!!

One of my all time favorite etsy shops is having a SALE!!! Love Stitched is jam packed with loveliness! Rings, Headbands, Earrings, Necklaces, and so much more! I adore Brittany, the owner and creator behind Love Stitched! She is a blogging bestie!

Jump in over and take advantage of 20% off your order! Happy shopping!

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GroopDealz

 

Are you guys seeing all that GroopDealz has up for sale right now!!! I am dying over so many of these great offers! If you haven’t already signed up with GroopDealz be sure to jump on over now and DO IT! Also be sure to fan GroopDealz on Facebook becasue they always show off their daily deals on there and it’s my favorite way to see what’s happening!

 

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Chip It Summer Color Chips

 I’ve developed quite a love for the new Sherwin-Williams Chip It tool that can turn any image into an inspiring color pallet!  I shared how it works in this post and have been “chipping” ever since!

 I can always find inspiration in the seasons and Summer time is no exception. I’ve been loving all the colorful and summery images in catalogs, on line and in our favorite Summer treats! Here’s how Chip It has been turning my Summer loves into amazing inspiration…

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There is nothing better then taking ques from the seasons and Chip It helps me narrow in on the inspiration that surrounds me right now!

Be sure to instal Chip It on your own computer so you can start Chipping too! It’s as easy as two clicks and you’re on your way to start finding color ideas in no time!

Be sure to check out all my Sherwin-Williams Chip It creations by checking out my Pinterest board here!

 

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