Monday, February 13, 2017

How to make Slime~The newest trend for adults and kids!



My daughter is 12 years old and she is currently hooked and addicted to making slime.

Slime is a gooey, slimy mixture of a bunch of ingredients, and it is a blast to play with.

It can get messy and a tad expensive with all the "stuff" it takes to make but, so worth the investment.

Relax and enjoy the process and get creative.

My daughter has started a Instagram account with lots of slime videos and pics. 

Follow her here Crazy Fluffy Slime

Crazy Fluffy Slime

These are just a  few of the slimes she has made.

Crazy Fluffy Slime

You can put just about anything in the slime.

Slime with Glitter

Use glitter in your slime and it makes it so sparkly

Crazy Fluffy Slime

Sometimes after the container is closed up over night, these bubbles will form and they are fun to pop.


Here is the recipe we use, there are hundreds of ways to make slime. This one works great for use.

Fluffy Slime
Double recipe if you want to
Things you Need:
Bowl
Measuring spoons
Food coloring
Regular Hand Soap (Dial)
Lotion
Shaving Cream
Corn Starch
Container for slime
Foaming soap
Spatula
School glue
1 Cup Hot Water
Borax
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Directions for making slime
Mix 1 Teaspoon of Borax with warm water, stir until dissolved. Put to the side until later
Pour 1/2 cup of glue into a bowl
1/2 cup of shaving cream
1/2 cup foaming soap
Mix well
Add a little over a tablespoon of cornstarch
Carefully mix without throwing out any cornstarch
Add a pump or 2 of regular hand soap
Add 2 squirts of body lotion
Mix well
Add food coloring if you want. 
Add a teaspoon of dissolved Borax until no longer sticky
Mix well until no longer sticky
Remove from bowl and Knead
Store in a  container, Have Fun!!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Coddle Creek Farms Market-Fresh, Local & Delicious.



Recently, I checked out the Coddle Creek Farms Market. 

The market is located in the adorable gray building you see on 

Coddle Creek Highway in Mooresville. 





They carry all kinds of goodies and a vast selection of Apple Butter



They also have fresh vegetables, fruits, pimento cheese and milk in stock.



Want some local corn meal or biscuit mix?

 Lets make biscuits for dinner.


Fresh beans by the pound



When was the last time you were able to buy beans by the scoop? Love this concept.

Fresh beans are the best, cooked all day on the stove or crock pot. 

Serve beans with those biscuits and dinner is done.



Coddle Creek Farms also carries Muscadine & Scuppernog juice


If you love Honey, this is the best and it is Pure local wildflower honey.

Homemade Peanut Butter

Now, the Peanut Butter is handmade by Mama Young and it is so good.

 I bought the regular peanut butter and use on toast for breakfast, it is so smooth and creamy.

They have crunchy, chocolate and creamy.

I sampled the chocolate peanut butter and it was good.




Stop by and see the nice folks at the Coddle Creek Farms Market.

They will be getting in more fresh vegetables and fruits as the seasons change. 

I can't wait for tomatoes, watermelons and all those summer crops.

They are located at 

2200 Coddle Creek Highway

Mooresville, NC







Thursday, January 26, 2017

I tried a new Coffee Shoppe today!



Let me just say, "I love Coffee". 

I love how warm it makes me feel, the smell is relaxing and I can drink it day or night. 

I finally stopped in a little place I have been passing for several months. 

Traveling between Mooresville and Denver, NC on Hwy 150 sits LKN Coffee Shoppe & Mail Stop



They offer mail boxes for rent, shipping services and sell shipping supplies but also offer some

amazing coffee as well.

LKN Coffee Shoppe & Mail Stop is a cute place with a large menu of coffee, fraps, & snacks.

 I like my coffee regular medium roast with cream and sugar.



Stop in for a cup of coffee and handle some mail shipping business while at it.

This room looks so comfy with big couches and a fireplace. 

If you are in between the Mooresville and Denver are and need a meeting place, Here it is.




Bring the kids and just hang out and drink coffee and put together puzzles


LKN Coffee Shoppe & Mail Stop also has bagels, brownies and other delicious snacks




Need a mailbox? They have got you covered.

Stock up on shipping supplies


They also sell some home decor items from around the area.



Stop in and see Barbara, the owner and make yourself at home. 

This place is very inviting and I am so glad I finally stopped by to visit.

LKN Coffee Shoppe & Mail Stop
4688 Mountain Creek Ave. Suite 102
Denver, NC 28037
980-222-7123







Sunday, September 18, 2016

Home Depot -Do It Herself Workshops



Did you know that Home Depot offers DIH(Do It Herself) classes? And, most are free or with a very small fee?

Yea, neither did I. But, when I did discovered them, I signed up for every one, I could.

I attended my first, of many classes this week and I came away feeling like I could do anything.

I signed up online and it was easy, just pick your store, pick your project and done. 

Sign up online at Home Depot

Upon arrival at Home Depot, check in at customer service on class location, mine was held in the lumber area.

I met John and Kim, who work for Home Depot and thought the class.

John was the lumber guy, and he gave tips and tricks on not just the project that we were building, but other needed info.

It was as step by step, hands on, measure twice cut once or twice, sawdust in my flip flop, Lol in the lumber aisle kinda fun. 

And, in the end, I came away knowing more about power tools, how to drill a 5 degree angle, cut a circle out of wood and I have a "totes adore" wheel barrow for my yard.

Home Depot Free Weekly Workshop

My completed wheelbarrow project.


So, grab your girlfriends for some fun and head over toe your local Home Depot. 

Who would have thought a girls night out in the lumber aisle.

Happy Fall Ya'll!





Saturday, August 6, 2016

Easy Baked Chicken



So, I was cruising thru Buzzfeed a couple of days ago today

and saw this amazing delicious looking dish.

 All day long I thought about it, and dreamed how easy it was and hoped it tasted as good as it look.

 I rushed to the grocery store and found the 4 simple ingredients needed to make this dish for

 Easy Baked Chicken.

You will need:

Roma Tomatoes

Pesto Sauce

 Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Chicken Breast(the thinner breast works well)

Easy Baked Chicken

Lay chicken breast in a large baking dish

Top each piece of chicken with a spoon full of pesto or enough to cover 

slice tomatoes and cover chicken with tomatoes

Cover entire dish with shredded cheese and bake 

Bake in 400 degree oven for 40 mins and Bingo, dinner is ready.


Enjoy!







Thursday, August 4, 2016

Back to School Roundup- Helping make those first few weeks easier.



Hello August! If you haven't started back to school in your area, you will soon. We go back Aug 29th, well technically, I go back a week early.

Did ya'll know that I also work in a Middle School? Yep, I work in the cafeteria and it is really the perfect job. I get to work after kids are in school and, I am always off to pick them up.

Check out your school system, maybe they are hiring. It's a blast.

I have put together a roundup of some post to help you prepare for the hustle and craziness, that comes with going back to school.

I think kids crave routine to a point, I know I do. 

Hope all of you get settled in soon, with your sanity intact. 
Check out how a few fellow bloggers will help you get started.
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The Speckled Goat




 The Speckled Goat-  covers how to thrive in survival mode. 


From Overwhelmed to Organized



Queen of my Castle 3
I offer a free printable to keep everyone on track for supplies.



I know back to school brings very early mornings, lunch packing. car pooling, conferences and a string of other responsibilities, but if we are organized, don't you feel a little more prepared.

Happy Back to School!
















Sunday, July 24, 2016

Making String Art



Good Morning! I have been away for a while, you know how life gets a little crazy sometimes. 

I think I just keep riding the crazy train, and never get off when it stops at the station. Toot Toot, the crazy train has left the station, for now.

 Ok, enough of my lost humor on ya'll, let's get to the fun stuff.

I have rediscovered string art and forgot how much pain and joy it can be at the same time.

I started with something rather small cause, I haven't made string art since high school.


You will need to find the right size board for the project you are making.
Color sting or yarn and believe me, the colors are endless.
Wire nails. I prefer the 3/4 X 17, but you can use any size you like
a small hammer and a dirty towel


You need to find a pattern online of the design you want to make.
 I just googled arrows to get the pattern I needed.
I started with something with straight simple lines, just to get the hang of it again.

Resize your pattern to the size of your board and cut out, just the design itself.


You can stain the board or paint it, either way is up to you. I like the stain look, but I have now started to use paint on my boards for a different look.

                                        

Lay cut pattern onto board in the design and direction you want the finished project



Nail the corners first, as that will hold the paper down and you can also establish some kind of nail pattern to keep them even.

Lay a towel down to muffle the hammer noise a little if you are doing inside.

After all the nails are in place, remove the paper pattern to begin stringing.




Sorry, I skipped the step of stringing the string, but you pick a color and tie a knot on the corner nail of the pattern, do not cut. Then just start wrapping the string around the nails over and over agin.


This is the finished product, and as you can see after I did the white string, I went over the edges with a blue string to add the outside lines.

Welcome back String Art we have missed you! If you are looking for inspiration just visit Pinterest, and search String art, wow at the talent out there.

Thanks for joining me!


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Painted River Rocks



Back in the summer we went to Todd, NC and spent the day tubing on the New River. Let me just say that tubing is one of my favorite things to do, in the dog days of the summer.

We use a shuttle company that takes us up the river and then, we float down to our starting point. Lazy, slow and the beauty of the mountains is so relaxing.

I like to gather rocks when we stop to play and splash in the water. I also have my float weighing heavy when I get back because of all the rocks.

Gather flat smooth ones and bring home, wash dry and create something fun. I did this "M" for my last name and the Todd one because that is where it came from. Have fun tubing and painting.





The only step not shown is spraying your rocks with a poly to protect them and make them shine.

Rock On People!



Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Keurig 2.0- Breathing new life into instant coffee



I gifted myself the Keurig 2.0 as an early Christmas present. 

The best way to get what you want is to, buy it yourself. 

I went with the mid size version and I love it. 


Keurig 2.0-Breathing new life into instant coffee

I drink coffee thru out the day and I knew the Keurig was going to be the best option for me, to 

making a new pot of coffee every time.

Keurig 2.0-Breathing new life into instant coffee

Pick out a K Cup to brew and drop into machine

Keurig makes a reusable coffee filter and you can purchase them here at Keurig's website


Keurig 2.0-Breathing new life into instant coffee

It only takes about 15 seconds to get a fresh cup of hot coffee

Keurig 2.0-Breathing new life into instant coffee

Keurig 2.0-Breathing new life into instant coffee


Keurig 2.0-Breathing new life into instant coffee

Just a few of the K Cup choices and trust me if you want a certain flavor, they make it

Check out Keurig.com for all the flavors.

They even have soups available.




It holds 48oz of water in the water reservoir which is plenty for what I need.


Keurig 2.0-Breathing new life into instant coffee

This whipped cream goodness is Ella's hot chocolate.

Let me just say that the Keurig is nice because Ella can make her own drink now, and mine at the push of a button.

Hope you enjoy your Keurig as mush as my family is enjoying ours.