Awesome Things Tuesday-100

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It’s our 100th Awesome Things Tuesday!  Yay.  We also wish all of you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving.  And as always, thank you for linking up.

Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! Each week each host will be featuring THREE of their favorite links on their own site so you have 21 chances to be featured!. Make sure you check out everyone’s party to see all the features! So check out my picks and then click around to see some more! And as always, stay awesome!

This week’s features!

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Cake Mix Cookie Bar Sandwiches by A Simple Pantry.

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Thanksgiving Printable by Busy Being Jennifer.

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Cranberry Orange Scones by The Gold Lining Girl.

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Randi Sowders – Sowdering About in Seattle
Ashley Emmett – My Craftily Ever After
Dee LeBrilla – Cupcakes & Crowbars
Sara Hoffman – Major Hoff Takes a Wife
Tracey Hillborn – Living Unfocused
Albion Gould – Albion Gould

Please read and follow the rules before adding your link. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.

  1. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  2. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
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Wood Slice Turkeys For Kids

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At our house, it’s typically a long day for the kids and they get a little restless waiting for the big Thanksgiving dinner.  Not this year… I’ve come up with a clever way to create a turkey  using just a few materials and some wood slices.  I love wood slices and how versatile they are for so many crafts.  Plus, they make the cutest darned turkeys.

This project is great because you can have the pieces pre cut and put in separate bags for the kids to complete on Thanksgiving day.  That really helps make this project extra simple, easy to distribute and manage on that busy day.

 

Wood Slice Turkeys for Kids-Artzy Creations

Supplies Needed:

  • Wood Slices
  • Red Felt
  • Orange Felt
  • Googly Eyes
  • Tacky Glue (It’s great for kids to use for this project.) or Hot Glue
  • Colored Ribbon

 

Step 1:  Cut several pieces of different colored ribbon to roughly 3″ in length.  Make a loop and place a dab of glue between the ends of the ribbon to glue them together.

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Step 2:  Glue the loops of ribbon to the back of the turkey and space them out just a little bit in a fan pattern.

Step 3:  Next, you will create the legs of the turkey by taking two pieces of ribbon, roughly 1″ in lenght and glue these pieces to the back of the turkey.  If you’re using ribbon with a pattern (like mine) make sure the pattern is facing the front so you can see it.  You can angle the legs like I did or have them just go straight up and down.

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Step 3:  Take a little piece of red felt and a cut a curved waddle shape.  Use a small piece of orange felt and cut a triangle for the beak.

Step 4:  Glue the waddle shape down first.  Followed by the beak.  Finally, glue the googly eyes on.

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 Look at these cute turkeys.  They will be a kid crowd pleaser for sure.

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They are not only cute, but they make great a table decorations.  You could also turn these into magnets for the fridge too.

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I hope you enjoyed this project!  I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Until then you can follow me for more craftiness fun at Artzy Creations or on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google +.

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If you like this project, check out these fun projects too:

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Color Blocked Leaves

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Borax Star Ornaments

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Awesome Things Tuesday-99

PARTY TIME!

Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! Each week each host will be featuring THREE of their favorite links on their own site so you have 21 chances to be featured!.  Make sure you check out everyone’s party to see all the features!  So check out my picks and then click around to see some more!  And as always, stay awesome!

This week’s features!

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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bundt Cake by Lemons For Lulu.

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Homemade Paper Envelope Calendar by Pillar Box Blue.

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Oven Baked Sliders by Don’t Sweat The Recipe.

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Birch Wood Christmas Wreath by Love Create Celebrate.

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Randi Sowders – Sowdering About in Seattle
Ashley Emmett – My Craftily Ever After
Dee LeBrilla – Cupcakes & Crowbars
 Sara Hoffman – Major Hoff Takes a Wife
Tracey Hillborn – Living Unfocused
Albion Gould – Albion Gould

Please read and follow the rules before adding your link. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.

  1. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  2. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  3. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!

*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.

 

 

Awesome Things Tuesday-98

PARTY TIME!

Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! Each week each host will be featuring THREE of their favorite links on their own site so you have 21 chances to be featured!.  Make sure you check out everyone’s party to see all the features!  So check out my picks and then click around to see some more!  And as always, stay awesome!

This week’s features!

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Cinnamon Pear Quick Bread by Delightful E Made.

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Pom Pom Turkey Craft by Growing Up Gabel.

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Creamy and Spicy Tomato Sausage by Living La Vida Holoka.

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Now that you’ve seen last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they’ve been up to!

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Randi Sowders – Sowdering About in Seattle
Ashley Emmett – My Craftily Ever After
Dee LeBrilla – Cupcakes & Crowbars
 Sara Hoffman – Major Hoff Takes a Wife
Tracey Hillborn – Living Unfocused
Albion Gould – Albion Gould

Please read and follow the rules before adding your link. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.

  1. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  2. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  3. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!

*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.

 


Sweet Thai Coconut Mango Sticky Rice Bites

Sometimes I act like a kid. And as a kid, I was a picky eater. I don’t like sushi. I try to like sushi. I just don’t. I can force myself to enjoy a few bites if I try real hard, but then, not a fan. Sushi lovers are always telling me I just haven’t been to the right sushi place. So I go with them. And manage a few not awful bites. And then it is over. My sushi loving friends also tell me I have not tried the right variety. Have you tried…? I try it; don’t love it. I feel a little Sam I Am-ish about sushi. With so many people telling me how good it is, there just has to be a way for me to like sushi.Sweet Thai Coconut Mango Sticky Rice Bites - This is a simplified recipe that has great flavor. Gluten Free and almost paleo!  First time I had this I fell in love! Had to find a way to make it at home with easy to find ingredients. This is easy and delish!

Sweet Thai Coconut Mango Sticky Rice Bites are not sushi. I LOVE them! This is my all time favorite dessert for my friends who are gluten sensitivite, because it doesn’t taste like a version of something that normally has gluten. This sweet dessert tastes just like it should. Sweet Thai Coconut Mango Sticky Rice Bites are my kind of comfort food. These bite size desserts are a great way to get kids to try something new and expand their palate.

A friend of mine introduced me to this dessert and it was love at first bite. I have been looking for a super easy way to make it myself. Some recipes for this traditional thai dessert can be quite complicated. Not so here. This recipe is is so simple with ingredients that are easy to find and tastes amazing. Sweet Thai Coconut Mango Sticky Rice Bites - This is a simplified recipe that has great flavor. Gluten Free and almost paleo!  First time I had this I fell in love! Had to find a way to make it at home with easy to find ingredients. This is easy and delish!

So I thought to my sushi adverse self, would I still like this dessert if it were in the form of sushi? I bought myself a sushi mold to test the theory. I know this is not traditional sushi. Thailand is not Japan. But putting Thai Coconut Mango Sticky Rice into a sushi mold made the perfect little bite!

Sweet Thai Coconut Mango Sticky Rice Bites - This is a simplified recipe that has great flavor. Gluten Free and almost paleo!  First time I had this I fell in love! Had to find a way to make it at home with easy to find ingredients. This is easy and delish!So if you will let me call this sushi, then I like sushi! If you don’t think this counts, then I don’t like sushi. These sushi molds are the coolest thing! The little hole at the top lets you push the sushi right out perfectly formed.

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The colors are beautiful! Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fruits. Berries or kiwi or banana would be some other kid favs. That might freak out those who know this traditional dessert well. It is ALWAYS served with mango! But then, I turned mine into sushi, so I am all about playing with you food. So I give you permission to get creative and serve it however your family will like it best. I like it best in my mouth.

This post contains an affiliate link, which means that if you use the link to purchase I will receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you! I only share things I am truly happy I have in my kitchen, so we both benefit!

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Sweet Thai Coconut Mango Sticky Rice Bites
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup jasmine rice or any short grain asian rice
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 mango sliced
Instructions
  1. Cook rice according to package directions, substituting half the water with coconut milk and adding 1/4 cup sugar.
  2. Check during cooking and add more water a few tablespoons at a time if needed.
  3. It will be sticky without any liquid left at the bottom when done.
  4. While rice is cooking, boil the rest of the coconut milk with the remaining 1/4 sugar. Reduce to a simmer and continue cooking until the sauce becomes thick and syrupy.
  5. Place two slices of mango over each hole in the sushi mold. Spoon half the rice mixture into the mold on top of the mango slices and press with the lid.
  6. Remove the lid, flip the mold over and press gently on mango slices to release. Place on platter, drizzle with warm coconut sauce and serve warm.

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DIY 15 Min Ocean Painting

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This post was originally create for Darice. I love to paint.  However, with all the demands of being a mom and teaching, I often find it hard to find time for painting.  Well, if you’re super busy like me and are looking for a quick way to get your artistic juices flowing, here’s a super easy and fun DIY painting tutorial on how you can paint your own ocean scene in about 15 minutes.  This allows you to create your own painting in no time at all, and still accomplish all of the other things on your to do list.:)

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Ocean Scene DIY Painting Supplies:

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Step 1.  Start your DIY painting by mixing the cerulean blue with a little of the titanium white and paint the top portion of the canvas.

As you can see here, I worked with one paper plate and kept blending my colors.  You want to work quickly so the colors blend together and create a nice gradation from one color to the next.  I also used this fan brush because it works best when creating the gradation and doesn’t require using a ton of paint.

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Step 2.  To create the next couple layers of the sky, I added a little more cerulean blue back into my mixture.

Step 3.  For the ocean, I used the ultramarine blue and painted a band of color.

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Step 4.  Mixing the ultramarine blue with the bright aqua green, I created another gradation into white.   At the bottom, I used a little brown and cream and mixed it with the white to create the sand of the ocean.

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Step 5.  I went back and layered some of the titanium white to make it look like the white wash of the waves and I dabbed some of the areas to further emphasize them.

There you have your DIY painting!  Fun, simple, and easy.  All you’re doing is blending some colors and  painting horizontal lines.

This is a great way to experiment with paints and color blending to create a beautiful ocean painting that is sure to impress all of your friends and guests when they come over.  Not to mention, you’ll make your room look nice and relaxing.

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Awesome Things Tuesday-97

PARTY TIME!

Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! Each week each host will be featuring THREE of their favorite links on their own site so you have 21 chances to be featured!.  Make sure you check out everyone’s party to see all the features!  So check out my picks and then click around to see some more!  And as always, stay awesome!

This week’s features!

Autumn Chalkboard

Autumn Chalkboard Inspiration by Ella Claire.

 

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Fall Banner with Book Page by Sondra Lyn At Home.

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DIY Place Card Holders by Designer Trapped In A Lawyer’s Body.

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Randi Sowders – Sowdering About in Seattle
Ashley Emmett – My Craftily Ever After
Dee LeBrilla – Cupcakes & Crowbars
 Sara Hoffman – Major Hoff Takes a Wife
Tracey Hillborn – Living Unfocused
Albion Gould – Albion Gould

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  2. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
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Awesome Things Tuesday-96

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Hi everyone!  It’s that time again for Awesome Things Tuesday and we have lots of Halloween ideas this week for you again.  I hope you enjoy all of the great ideas.

For Awesome Things Tuesday Link Party, each week each host will be featuring THREE of their favorite links on their own site so you have 18 chances to be featured!.  Make sure you check out everyone’s party to see all the features!  So check out my picks and then click around to see some more!  And as always, stay awesome!

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Halloween Bat Treat Bags by Clean and Scentsible.

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Fresh Apple Cider by Cooking with a Wallflower.

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Zombie Graveyard Pudding cups by Comic Con Family

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Randi Sowders – Sowdering About in Seattle
Ashley Emmett – My Craftily Ever After
Dee LeBrilla – Cupcakes & Crowbars
Melanie Artz – Artzy Creations
 Sara Hoffman – Major Hoff Takes A Wife
Tracey Hillborn – Living Unfocused
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We’ve also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorites links, not just the features!

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Awesome Things Tuesday-95

PARTY TIME!

Welcome back everyone!  It’s that time again for Awesome Things Tuesday and we have lots of Halloween ideas this week for you.

For Awesome Things Tuesday Link Party, each week each host will be featuring THREE of their favorite links on their own site so you have 18 chances to be featured!.  Make sure you check out everyone’s party to see all the features!  So check out my picks and then click around to see some more!  And as always, stay awesome!

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Broomstick Treat Bags by The Happy Scraps.

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Loaded baked Potato Dip by Delightful E Made.

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Mummy Treat Boxes with Free Boo Printable by Tauni Everett for Snap Creativity.

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Spooky Skeleton Cameo Halloween Pillow by Flamingo Toes.

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Now that you’ve seen last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they’ve been up to!

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Randi Sowders – Sowdering About in Seattle
Ashley Emmett – My Craftily Ever After
Dee LeBrilla – Cupcakes & Crowbars
Melanie Artz – Artzy Creations
 Sara Hoffman – Major Hoff Takes A Wife
Tracey Hillborn – Living Unfocused
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We’ve also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorites links, not just the features!

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Awesome Things Tuesday-94

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Welcome back everyone!  It’s that time again for Awesome Things Tuesday and we have lots of Halloween ideas this week for you.

For Awesome Things Tuesday Link Party, each week each host will be featuring THREE of their favorite links on their own site so you have 18 chances to be featured!.  Make sure you check out everyone’s party to see all the features!  So check out my picks and then click around to see some more!  And as always, stay awesome!

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Washi Tape Pumpkin by Made With Happy.

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Halloween Character Pops by Crazy Little Projects for Bombshell Bling.

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Fast and Easy Halloween Ghost Cupcakes by Everyday Southwest.

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Randi Sowders – Sowdering About in Seattle
Ashley Emmett – My Craftily Ever After
Dee LeBrilla – Cupcakes & Crowbars
Melanie Artz – Artzy Creations
 Sara Hoffman – Major Hoff Takes A Wife
Tracey Hillborn – Living Unfocused
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We’ve also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorites links, not just the features!

Follow Sowdering About’s board Awesome Things Tuesday on Pinterest.


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