Monday, December 30, 2013

#OLW {One Little Word}

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I have picked words in past years and not followed through.  This time I think I chose the right word for me.

What is your One Little Word for 2014?
 




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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Green Giant™ Veggie Snacks

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Green Giant™ Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips - yummy is all I can say!! 
 
Brand new hot off the press are two delicious flavors of chips.  Roasted Veggie Tortilla *Garden Ranch* and Mulitgrain Sweet Potato *Barbecue*  there are two additional flavors too Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips in Zesty Cheddar and Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips with Sea Salt.
 
Green Giant isn't just for veggies any more, now they have chips and I was lucky enough to receive two bags to sample, and share with you, and ya know what they are great.  It's the perfect chip for entertaining with a dip or like we tried with Guacamole.  They are very flavorful and crisp. 
 


 
Here are the chips in real life side by side. 
 

Sweet potato on the left and Tortilla on the right
 
The Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips has a delicious taste of roasted bell peppers and ranch flavor!  They have 18 grams of Whole Grain, 0 grams of Trans Fat and made with real vegetables

While, the Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips has the delicious flavor of sweet potatoes and smoky barbecue!  They have 14 grams of Whole Grain, 0 grams of Trans Fat, made with Real Sweet Potatoes and they have 40% less fat than regular potato chips
 
 
We dipped into Guacamole and it was the perfect addition to the already flavorful chips.  You really don't need any dip though as they were so flavorful.  They both were super crunchy and the seasonings on them, giving them their unique flavor, are delicious.  
 
Something else fun is they have the box tops for schools on the bags so if you have kiddos you can clip those and send them in with your kids!!
 
Don't forget to grab your coupon at the beginning of the post so you can try them to
 
Happy Snacking
 
he Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips has a delicious taste of roasted bell peppers and ranch flavor!  They have 18 grams of Whole Grain, 0 grams of Trans Fat and made with real vegetables! - See more at: http://www.quicktattletails.com/2013/08/green-giant-veggie-snack-chips-review.html#sthash.Bi4lLqn2.dpuf
 
The Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips has a delicious taste of roasted bell peppers and ranch flavor!  They have 18 grams of Whole Grain, 0 grams of Trans Fat and made with real vegetables! - See more at: http://www.quicktattletails.com/2013/08/green-giant-veggie-snack-chips-review.html#sthash.Bi4lLqn2.dpuf
The Roasted Veggie Tortilla Chips has a delicious taste of roasted bell peppers and ranch flavor!  They have 18 grams of Whole Grain, 0 grams of Trans Fat and made with real vegetables! - See more at: http://www.quicktattletails.com/2013/08/green-giant-veggie-snack-chips-review.html#sthash.Bi4lLqn2.dpuf

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Twelve Month Calendar Journal Box

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Do you journal?  I have tried but just don't seem to finish the books.  I have great intentions where I plan to write every day, just a little something to remember days past. So here's what I came up with.  A Calendar Journal Box.


I made the box using my Ryobi Miter Saw and added the twine handles and stained it with Minwax stain.  I filled the box with 365 file cards and 12 dividers using my Dear Lizzy American Crafts paper. I stamped each date January 1, January 2, January 3 - and so on for all 365 days.

Now for the journaling part.  Each day you can pull that dates card and jot a short something down and stick it back behind the rest of the months cards.  Then continue all month, month after month and then when you finish all 365 days you start over. What's fun is you can look back and see what your note was from last year, and the years past, as you reach that date each year for each of the days of the year.








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Sunday, June 16, 2013

A great find to share Brit & Co.

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I have found a great site and I wanted to share it with you.  Brit + Co.


It's fun and colorful on line community that has the greatest finds, DIY projects and recipes and MORE!  That's Brit under the logo.  I first learned about Brit + Co. via an email from one of her staff that one of my projects had been included in a round up post. 40 Creative ways to use Chalkboard Paint.
 This is a photo I copied from my phone about the post


My Chalkboard Globe was featured and I was in the mix with several other amazing bloggers and DIYers out there. If you click the image above it will take you to the Brit + Co. post!!

Click here to see my globe project


 Great projects with all the supplies and how to's included delivered each month to your door - HOW FUN!!

You can also buy A LA CARTE Kits


I can't say enough.  It has a little bit of the flavor of Pinterest but MUCH BETTER by leaps and bounds!!!  There is thought that goes in to each project or recipe and amazing fun and funky products they share.  Even the round ups are beautiful.  We have seen so many round ups on Pinterest it's getting old (in my opinion).  It's your personal page on Brit + Co. when you log in, there no followers!! You can save your favorites to go back to later!!  I have several saves already!!  They don't over share and there are so many great categories. You must take a peek!!!



I love Brit + Co. on my phone and iPad Mini the best!! Link to Apple store here.

I encourage you to take a look, tell me what you think and like about Brit + Co
This is not a sponsored post I just really love the site and wanted to share!!



From their site: About Brit + Co.
Dubbed by the press as “Silicon Valley’s Martha Stewart,” Brit Morin is the founder & CEO of Brit + Co., an online platform and e-commerce company that inspires and enables the digital generation to make. You can find Brit + Co. at Brit.co and can preview the company’s first of many software apps, a social wedding application, at Weduary.com.
Brit + Co’s content hub is online at Brit.co or available on mobile devices. The team also designs and builds software applications, the first of which is Weduary, a social wedding website creator that helps brides and grooms easily create a wedding site that connects their guests before the big event. In late 2012, the team launched their first foray into commerce, Brit Kits, a monthly do-it-yourself project subscription service. Also available is a DIY Starter Kit, sold individually or at a discount with the subscription, as well as solo DIY kits and products featured in the Brit + Co. shop.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Vintage Inspired Mason Jar Box

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My newest size vintage inspired box holding two Mason Jars!!
So versatile, fill the jars with candy for the kitchen counter or add q-tips and 
cotton balls for the bathroom.  You can even remove the jars and just use the box.
(Orders are welcomed - just ask)






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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Oklahoma - Organic Bloom Frame Sale FREE 5x7

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Let's Help the survivors in Oklahoma

Do you love Organic Bloom frames?  Now is the time to order and in doing so you will not only help DonorsChoose.org with 10% of your purchase going to to them, but you will also receive a 5x7 frame of your choice FREE with your order.


Which brings us to the Okie Love 5x7 Frame Sale! Over the next two days, you will receive a free 5x7 with the purchase of any frame sized 5x7 and larger with 10% of Bloom sales from now until 5pm today (05.23) going to DonorsChoose.org 

DonorsChoose.org will support teachers and children at the 2 demolished schools in OKLAHOMA with their efforts to get back on their feet. 

The FREE 5x7 sale runs through Friday May, 24th at midnight.

Frame Colors


To order PLEASE email me chrissy @ myhootdesigns.com and We can work from an email to get the styles and frames you want.  You must order one frame at regular price and then you will receive a second 5x7 free in your choice of style and color. I will invoice via PAYAPL and then order your custom frames!

Many thanks!


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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Laundry Room Reveal Before & After

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It's been in the making and now finally finished

The new and improved laundry room.  Now, I must say, the room is so tiny and when I open the door it actually just misses the washer so it's not deep and it's about 94 inches wide.  Just enough for a little space on either side of the washer and dryer.


I had some wood cut at Lowe's and I stained it to sit across the washer and dryer as a solid surface.  There are those yucky white shelves behind the yellow chevron curtain. I didn't want to take them down so I covered them up.

One of the reasons I wanted to have a cute room was because as you look up my stairs this room is at the top, and as you walk up the stairs you look right in the laundry room.  So, a cute washer and dryer were a must and a much needed cute room too.


Here is the before, yuck right? It was in the partial stages of getting ready to paint


Here is an instrgram photo of my pinning and sewing the curtain.


So bright and cheerful



I love home made laundry detergent - here is the recipe. It's in the clothes pin jar!! The small jar to the left has lost in the laundry items, and things that have taken a "spin."


The printables I purchased and some were free.


This is a fun pendant I bought at Lowe's to hang rather then the builders light!


The orange crates were purchased at Michael's with 40% off coupons and spray pained, they hold cleaning supplies.



You can see the shelf here







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I'm was excited to have my laundry room reveal on Shanty 2 Chic on May 1st!!  I have followed Ashley and Whitney for a while now and I just love all their projects. They are super clever and doable which is most appealing!!  When Whitney and Ashley emailed and asked if I'd like to guest post I was wondering what in the world will I post, then it hit me, my new laundry room. I have been in the laundry room "redo" stages and this was the motivator I needed. 
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