Monday, May 26, 2014

Peppermint Lip Scrub / Breath Freshener

Anyone have dry lips?  Here's a tutorial to make your own natural lip scrub that doubles as a breath freshener.  I found this recipe originally on Pinterest by OneGoodThing.

Peppermint Lip Scrub / Breath Freshener


  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 3 - 4 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Small glass jar

Mix together with a fork or spoon all of the above ingredients.

Place all the mixed ingredients into a small glass jar.

Add a 1 inch label.

To apply, put a small amount on your finger and rub on lips in a circular motion.  As an added bonus, you can lick you lips for fresh breath!

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial!  ~ Marilyn

Friday, May 23, 2014

How Many Guide - Kitchen Towels

Hello, Friends!  There's a handy guide circling Facebook that shows a conversion guide between different cooking measurements.

What's Needed:

Image found on Facebook

Super handy!

I saved the image to my desktop and added it into my Silhouette program.

Silhouette software fits 3 to a page
I printed three on one sheet of Square1 Iron-On.  Image was sized at 3" width and 6" height, then rotated 90 degrees.

Grabbed some previously purchased kitchen towels and washed them before applying the Square 1 Iron-On.  (Towels purchased from Walmart)

Towels purchased at Walmart

After washing and drying the towels, I pressed them in my heat press for 4 seconds on 325 degrees.  Next I laid my conversion guide where I wanted it, covered with Teflon sheet and pressed in the heat press for 4 seconds at 325 degrees.

Square 1 Iron-On applied to Kitchen Towel
All done - hanging in the kitchen.

Thanks for stopping by! ~ Marilyn

Sunday, May 11, 2014

DIY - Sports Team Shoes

Hello, Friends!  Just a quick post on how you can create sport tennis shoes for your own team.  I created these OKC Thunder shoes for myself.

What You'll Need
  • Old pair of tennis shoes
  • Square1 Printable
  • Silhouette 
My old tennis shoes with team logo applied to side

  • To make this, just find your team's logo online and save the image to your PC.
  • In Silhouette, trace logo.
  • Print on Square1 Printable (within Silhouette program) then cut.  I set my image size to 1.5" in height.
  • Apply to your shoes.

Super simple!  ~ Marilyn

Saturday, May 10, 2014

DIY - Sharpie Shoes

Hello, Friends!  Thought I would share with you how I celebrated Mother's Day this year.  My "girls" and I got together to make sharpie shoes.   We searched Pinterest for some inspirational designs then went and purchased canvas shoes at Target.

Here's our group picture showing us all sporting our "before" canvas shoes.

I purchased several packs of Sharpie pens at Hobby Lobby the day before.

And using Pinterest inspired designs as well as our own inspirations, we started decorating.

Here's our "after" sharpie shoe picture:

And a close-up of my shoes:

Thank you for visiting my blog today! ~ Marilyn

DIY Couch Pillow

Hello, Friends.  I looked at my couch and decided it needed a punch of color.  So, going to Hobby Lobby I purchased a chevron pillow cover and a pillow insert.

Next, I went to my Silhouette and typed in my last name and color-filled it in black.   I printed the text on Square 1 Iron-On and cut.

Lastly, I used by heat press and applied the Square1 at 325 degrees for 4 seconds.  Inserted the pillow and put it on my couch.

Completed Pillow with Square1 Iron-On

Thank you for visiting my blog today! ~ Marilyn

Chocolate Truffles

Hello, Friends.   I'm a chocolate addict... I admit it.  So, when I saw a Pinterest recipe for chocolate truffles and only two ingredients, I was on-board.   This recipe originally comes from Little House Living.

Only 2 ingredients:  cream cheese and chocolate

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • chocolate chips

Combine cream cheese and 1/3 of chocolate chips
  1. Place soften cream cheese in a bowl
  2. Melt 1/3 chocolate chips
    I used my mixer to mix the melted chocolate with the cream cheese
  3. Mix together
    Spoon onto cookie sheet 
  4. Spoon onto wax paper covered cookie sheet
    Place in refrigerator for a couple of hours
  5. Leave in refrigerator for a couple of hours
    Melt remaining chocolate chips
  6. Melt remaining 2/3 chocolate chips
    Top or dip truffles in the melted chocolate then refrigerate overnight
  7. Spoon or dip chocolate onto truffle balls 
  8. Refrigerate overnight
    Store in plastic container
  9. Move truffles into plastic container and refrigerate
That's it!  Super simple.  The hardest part is waiting during the refrigerating parts!

~ Marilyn

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Baby Bibs

Hello, Friends.  I love making my own gifts.  And it appears a baby boom is on the horizon.  I purchased a few blank bibs in pink, blue and red from TSC Apparel for $1.81 each.  Then purchased a design from Silhouette store for .99 and used a sheet of Square1 Printable Iron-On (approximately $2.22 per sheet).
For This Child I Prayed

  • Bib from TSC Apparel - $1.81 each
  • Silhouette Design #18733 - $ .99
  • Square1 Printable Iron-On - $2.22 per sheet.  I was able to print both on one sheet.
  • Total cost = $6.83 for both bibs or $3.42 each

  • First measure and determine how big you want your design.  I decided on 6" for these bibs.
Pre-heat heat press
  • Settings when using a heat press are: 325 degrees and 4 seconds.  This product can also be applied with a home iron.  I used heat press simply because we have a home based t-shirt business and it was available for me.
  • Press the bib alone without design first for 4 seconds.  
Silhouette settings
Silhouette process:
  • Select design and size to 6".  
  • Color fill with your choice of colors.  
  • I also added text "For This Child I Prayed"  
  • Group all together and set cut lines at Cut Edge.   
  • Add registration marks.  
  • Print on home printer.  
  • Cut with settings of Speed 5, Thickness 13, Blade 5.

Completed baby bib
  • Place Silhouette image onto pre-heated bib.  
  • Cover with teflon sheet and press for 4 seconds at 325 degrees.  

This really is a simple process.  If you already know how to do print and cut with the Silhouette, you are more than half-way there.

Thank you for visiting today! ~ Marilyn

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Flying By To Say Hi

Hello, Friends.  Today I'm using the May 2014 SBC card kit.   Kit contains card stock, stamps, and many accessories.

Card #1

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"

  • Paper Airplane Stamp set is from Lawn Fawn.  Images were stamped, hand cut and mounted with foam tape.

Papers are from 6" x 6" pack from Lawn Fawn

  • Sentiment and stamps are all from Lawn Fawn.

Inside of Card

Card #2

A2 sized card = 5.5" x 4.25"
Inside of Card

Thank you for visiting my blog today! ~ Marilyn