Friday, January 29, 2016

Pinbellish Pin Party No. 22

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A Pinning Celebration

Happy Friday!  It’s the perfect time for pinning! 

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Bejewelled ripple pin

Ripple pins are perfect for creating soft up-do's. Available in plain and decorative variants. Bejewelled ripple pins are the hairpin of choice for formal occasions,

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  1. Link to your
       Pinterest pin (not your blog, only links to pins get featured)
  2. Add up to 7 pins old or new (one for each day of the week!)
  3. Re-pin 2 pins for every link you add
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Upcycled Wine Bottle Crate

January Project Challenge

Guess what? I've joined the 2016 monthly DIY blogger project challenge! It's super exciting! Each month we have a different project to create based on a named material theme. This month it's spindles/moulding/trim. 

I had some moulding left over from our kitchen project and a wooden wine crate from a thrift shop. My idea was to create a framed in chalkboard lid and turn the crate into a vintage or antique storage box.

The supplies I needed were: chalkboard contact paper, wood glue, stain, dark wax, and a rope handle. 

First to do, was miter cut the moulding to the size of the lid of the box. 

Setting those aside, I cut the chalkboard paper to fit on the lid and exposing 1/2 inch of the wood around the outside edges for gluing the wood trim on. 

Then, smoothed the chalkboard paper on. Glued the trim on with a small amount of glue on the exposed wood area on the lid. 

And, finally, added a cast iron griddle for weight until the glue dried. 

Once the glue dried, I stained the entire box inside and out. Then dark waxed all of the crevices and imperfections for an aged look. 

For the rope handle, I applied the dark wax to make it look old as well. 

By slipping the rope into holes, a handle is made by tying the ends into knots at the inside of the box to hold it in place. 

Hanging it on the wall makes a great memo board. 

And keeping pens and pencils inside is a nice way to stay organized. 

It has the antique look I was going for. 

Cute and functional! 

Now that this project is crossed off my list... I need to work on the others.  

But before that, let's have a cup of coffee and check out more of the project challenge from the rest of the group!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Favorite DIY Football Game Day Party Decorating and Recipe Ideas


It's going to be a great football event! 
Of course it's all about the game and the television commercials, but it's fun to include some decorating ideas too. And, almost... most... important... the FOOD

Want to make some simple but stunning decorations?

This "Game Day" paper chain is an easy print out from Censible Life. A complete, from-printing-to-constructing, tutorial is posted.

Don't forget the table. After all, that's where all of the yummy stuff will be. How about this football field table cover? A Night Owl has all the deets.

To hold the necessities, here are some great ideas:

A white bucket with electrical tape to make referee stripes is a great napkin holder idea from HGTV. The Penalty Flags print out is included.

A decorated tub to hold ice cold drinks would be a hit! Step by step pvc instructions are easy at Evite.

These football covered cans are perfect for holding the utensils and straws. Michelle at Rust and Sunshine posted them along with some other great ideas...

like this Bingo fun... it's some game play for the kids (and grown ups)! The game card print out is available here.

No game is complete without team pennants. Here is a free banner printable with all teams available from Pizzazzerie

Now that we have all of the decorating ideas lined up... we can't forget about the snacking! 

No worries about double dipping with these individual babies! 
Its a Seven Layer DipRecipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Crunchy Pepperoni Sticks from Margherita make my mouth water. It just might become an every single party favorite. 

Don't forget the veggies! Easy to put together vegetable platters go fast. Build a big one like this from Chani's Delectables.

Or maybe some Antipasto Salad Kabobs? 
They look amazing... a drizzle of dressing over them and it's delish! from Mantitlement.

What's a football party without some "Buffalo" flavor? It's not a party. 

Check these out! Buffalo Mozzarella Sticks from All in All. Now we're cookin'!

Here's some serious taste bud loving... Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders

 How about some football? 
This Pepperoni Pizza Football Cheese Ball will do the trick! From Mom on Time Out.

More cheese, please. 
Four Cheese Jalapeno Peppers... yes, I'll take four. 
Recipe from Chili Pepper Madness.

Oh boy... for some of the grown ups only... Boozy Bloody Mary Bombs
Never heard of them before! Corey at Family Fresh Meals says "they are da bomb"!

Must. Have. Chicken. Wings. "Must" is the key word and this recipe from Damn Delicious will satisfy the craving.

Baked Brown Sugar Chicken Wings with Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce

Maybe boneless is more your style. 
How about these amazing Thai Sticky Chicken Fingers? Yummy... recipe from Iowa Girl Eats.

Dips... gotta have 'em! Make a football field tray full! Idea from Party City.

Everyone will get a "kick" out of these Fudgy Football Brownies! Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.

These touchdown favorites should help you score big with fun and food during your party! 

Enjoy, and may the best team win!