Sep 13, 2013

Friday Faves {no. 31}

1. Remember how much I love Joy Folie?? Well guess what! They have Joy Folie shoes on Zulily today!! Dream come true. I'm thinking a certain birthday girl needs some new shoes. They are to. die.for.

2. I love the look of this Halloween decor from Centsational Girl. I'm so ready for fall!

3. Kyle and I just signed up for this and I love it! We are using the cloud space to hold all of our pictures and you get money back on everything you buy online! Which includes Home depot. score!

4. I love these little stools. I feel like this could be a cool DIY project...

5. My cute cousin just started a blog called Bella Vie. You all should check it out...I also think this recipe she posted looks perfect for a cold fall day (Still just hoping for some cooler weather. It's still in the hundreds here!!)

Sep 12, 2013

How to create you're own shape for the Silhouette..

Have you ever wanted your own shape for the silhouette and couldn't find the right one?? This is one way you can achieve just that. I wanted to make star magnets for a project I've been working on. I also wanted them to be glitter. I didn't really feel like pulling out actual glitter for fear of glitter spreading throughout my entire house for the rest of ever. So. I bought some of the chunky glitter 12x12 paper from Hobby Lobby. This paper is the cutest. And it was half off. Score! While I was at Hobby Lobby I picked up some small round magnets and some wooden cut out stars. I got everything for half off or used my 40% coupon. fabulous.

Now, I wanted to cut a star using my silhouette, but the star had rounded corners and wasn't perfectly shaped. I knew I would never be able to find a match in the online store so I decided to make my own! And here is how I did it.

First, I traced my star shape on a piece of paper.

Then, I scanned the paper onto my computer. Open up silhouette software and click import. This is what you will see.

Then click "object" and then "Trace" 

This will bring up the side menu. Click the top right box that says "select trace area".

Create a box around the object you want to trace. In this case our star...Then click on the right side "Trace and Detach"

Now you can move the paper away from the star and delete. We now have our shape to cut out! 

Now go to cut style and click "cut edges" And you will get a perfectly cut shape that will match perfectly with your project! So exciting. I can't believe it's taken me this long to take advantage of the Silhouette. It's life changing people. 

And look how cute they turned out! Perfect for my project I've been working on. And also perfect for hanging up the girl's artwork. 

And just in case you happen to buy the little stars from Hobby Lobby and you would like to use your silhouette to cover them too, you can right click this picture and use it in your software :) Happy day!

Sep 11, 2013

Honey Curry Chicken

 This is a recipe you're entire family will LOVE. A friend of ours brought this over when we had our baby and I knew it was a keeper when my 3 year old asked for thirds. It is that good. We hardly ever have any leftovers but if you do, this dish makes for great leftover lunches. Best part is it's SO easy. The original recipe calls for you to cube the chicken and bake it. But since I don't deal with raw meat and I have a love affair with my slow cooker I choose to throw it all in the crock pot. Serve over rice and with edamame as a side and you have a complete and EASY meal. Love.

Honey Curry Chicken
-1/2 cup honey
-1/4 cup melted butter (optional)
-1/4 cup mustard
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp curry powder
(mix sauce together)
Put 2-3 chicken breasts (or I usually do around 8 tenderloins) into the crockpot and set on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3
**Set aside any extra sauce, or double the sauce recipe for extra to drizzle on top. Trust me you want to :) **

1. Gather the ingredients.

2. Measure out the honey.

3. Pour in your melted butter and stir.

4. Add in the mustard,

5. salt

6. and curry powder.

7. Pour over your chicken in the crockpot. Gross, can't believe I'm showing a raw meat picture. Feel free to skip over...

And enjoy! SO yummy.