Monday, April 30, 2012

Pinterest Monday

It's Monday, so that means it's time for another Pinterest Monday with Musings of a SAHM and Mama to Four Blessings!



Pinterest Monday From Musings From A Stay At Home Mom


One of my favorite things to do is crafts, but I hate that I have no room for it.  Every time I want to make something I have dig all of my supplies out of the closet and haul them down to the kitchen table.  I dream of the day when I can have my own craft room/office space!  I'm really hoping I'll be able to have that in our next home.  Here's some inspiration I already have saved.


Source: sew4home.com via Cassie on Pinterest


Source: houzz.com via Cassie on Pinterest







Sunday, April 29, 2012

TBPNC - Week 7


Week 7 of the challenge was War Horse.

The plot via Wikipedia:

"War Horse is a 2011 epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is an adaptation of the 1982 children's novel of the same name, by British author Michael Morpurgo, set before and during World War I."

Another great movie on the list!  I can see why these were all nominated for Best Picture.  If you haven't seen the movies on this list, I definitely recommend it!  But anyway, Andrew is a big war movie fan, so of course he liked it.  I'm always a bit squeamish during the battle scenes, but they really weren't too bad and I really liked the rest of it!  Oh and it really made me wish I had a bunch of land so I could get a
                                                             horse! haha
 
Cassie's rating: 

Andrew's rating: 



2011
 
The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Help
X
Hugo
X
Midnight in Paris
X
Moneyball
X
The Tree of Life
X
War Horse
X

Friday, April 27, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Sample of L'Oreal EverPure!


L'Oreal's new EverPure products protect and condition color treated hair.  If you would like to try a free sample, just "like" their Facebook page and fill out the form with your information!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Mother's Day Card!


Have you bought a Mother's Day card for your mom yet?  If not, you can now get one for free + free shipping from CardStore.com!  Just use the code "LUVMOM" at checkout.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Finish Quantum Dishwashing Detergent Sample!


If you would like to try a free sample of Finish Quantum dishwashing detergent, just "like" their Facebook page and fill out your information in the form.  Samples should arrive in 4-6 weeks.

* While supplies last.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I Pinned It - I Tried It - I Liked It!

The pin that started it all:



I followed this tutorial, but here's what I did:

First I bought this canvas bag on Amazon.  It ended up being a little wider than I was expecting, definitely wider than that picture, but it worked out.  The material was great.  The straps are nice and strong.

Then I went to Joann and bought fabric for the ruffles.  I picked out a plain yellow fabric and a gray, yellow, and white flower print.  I still had left over felt from my wreath project, so I decided to make those again and didn't need to buy anything for that part.

To start the ruffles, cut out 4" piece strips, two of each fabric. 


To create the ruffle, you just want to pull up some fabric and push it under the pressure foot.  Keep doing this until the end. 


Repeat that for the other three ruffles.


Then you'll sew them onto your bag.  You'll first want to lay them out on your bag to determine how far apart you want them to be.  Pin the ruffles on, one at a time, starting at the bottom.  You should be able to take your extra compartment off your sewing machine and slide the tote over the base.  Follow the same line you created when sewing the ruffle.  Repeat that step until you have all four ruffles attached.


You may want to stitch a zig zag on the top and bottom of each ruffle to prevent fraying.  Because of the type of fabric, I didn't need to do it on the plain yellow, but I did for the flower print.


Follow my steps in the wreath project post for creating the felt flowers.

Once you have them created, hand stitch around the flowers until they are secure.


And there you have it!


Monday, April 23, 2012

Pinterest Monday

It's time for another Pinterest Monday with Musings of a SAHM and Mama to Four Blessings!



Pinterest Monday From Musings From A Stay At Home Mom


Ok it seriously doesn't get any cuter than newborn pictures.  These just make my heart melt!  Just absolutely adorable!  I can't wait to have my own little one and get these pictures taken.


Source: etsy.com via Cassie on Pinterest



Source: flickr.com via Cassie on Pinterest






Source: flickr.com via Cassie on Pinterest





Ahh, I love them all!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

TBPNC - Week 6


Week 6 of the challenge was The Help.

The plot via Wikipedia:

"The Help is a 2011 drama film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel of the same name, adapted for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor. The film is an ensemble piece about a young white woman, Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, and her relationship with two black maids during Civil Rights era America (the early 1960s). Skeeter is a journalist who decides to write a controversial book from the point of view of the maids (referred to as "the help"), exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families."

I loved it!!!  I had read the book last fall and have been excited to finally see it available on my Netflix list.  I was hoping it would live up to my love of the book, and to my surprise, it did!  It was great!  Andrew had not read the book, but he also really liked it.

Cassie's rating: 

Andrew's rating: 


2011
The Artist

The Descendants

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

The Help
X
Hugo
X
Midnight in Paris
X
Moneyball
X
The Tree of Life
X
War Horse



Saturday, April 21, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Malibu Heat Body Lotion!


To get a free 2 oz Malibu Heat Body Lotion, go here and click on their link in the post.  They will send you an email that you will need to either print out or show it from your phone at your local Bath & Body Works store.

* Valid through 4/22

Friday, April 20, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Reusable Bag at Target!


On Earth Day (4/22), Target will be handing out 1.5 million reusable bags in all of its stores nationwide!  In addition, you'll receive a 5-cent discount for every reusable bag you use at Target throughout the year.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Deal of the Day

Free Ecco Bella Lip Gloss!


If you "like" Queens Health Emporium on Facebook, you can receive a free Ecco Bella lip gloss!  Just fill out your information and you should receive one within 3-4 weeks!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

{Review & Giveaway} Natural House Cleaning Products! - CLOSED



I was so excited when I learned I had been chosen to review Natural House Flushy, Trashy, and Sinky cleaning products!  They utilize non-toxic, probiotic cleaning agents that are strong enough for commercial clean-up, yet safe and gentle for all members of your home.  I received a 30 day supply of each product and spent 2 weeks using them before writing this review.


Here's a little info about why their all-natural cleaning products are superior to those currently on the market!
  • Our products use an eco-friendly cleaning method of probiotics that create a beneficial, odor eating ecosystem to naturally drive out and digest odors at their source.
  • Natural House's plant-based ingredients are eco-friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable to naturally fight the toughest problems you face in your house.
  • Our products, Sinky and Flushy even break down and digest fats, oil, grease, and solid waste to ensure your disposal, pipes, drain lines or septic tank run smoothly.
  • Our cleaners contain good probiotics which continue to scour, clean, consume odors, grime, grease, and germs, and they continue to do so until your next weekly treatment!
  • We earned the coveted Retailers’ Choice Award” at the 2011 National Hardware Show!

You can watch this 2 minute video to learn more about how their probiotic cleaners work.

I love that these products work just as great as my favorite current products I use in our home, yet they don’t leave me with that horrible cleaning smell that makes you feel like you’re choking on chemicals.  They have a nice, fresh scent, instead!  I definitely recommend these products if you’re looking for safe, natural household cleaning products to keep your home clean yet chemical free.

For more information, you can now follow Natural House on Facebook and Twitter!

Would you like to try the Flushy, Trashy, and/or Sinky products for yourself?  You can purchase Natural House products directly on their website or on Amazon.

Giveaway: 

Natural House has also been kind enough to offer a 30 day supply of these products to one of my lucky readers!  If you're interested in winning, please leave a comment for each entry.  If your email address is not listed in your profile, please post it in your first entry.   Mandatory entries must be completed first.

1) Mandatory Entry:  Visit Natural House and let me know which product you would most like to use.

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One lucky winner will receive a 30 day supply of @NaturalHousePro cleaning products at @Creative_Cassie http://alturl.com/3hd9e

8) Vote for me on Picket Fence Blogs.  This can be done once per day.

This giveaway will end on May 2nd at 11:59 PM, EST.  Contest is open to U.S. residents only.  Any incomplete entries will be deleted.  The winner will be announced on the blog, emailed, and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

     
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Pinterest Monday

Here's another Pinterest Monday with Musings of a SAHM and Mama to Four Blessings!



Pinterest Monday From Musings From A Stay At Home Mom


Yes I just got back from vacation (and had a fabulous time!), but it made me think of all the other places I can't wait to visit someday.  I so want to go out of the country!  Here are a few of my favorites:








Source: art.com via Cassie on Pinterest



Source: flickr.com via Cassie on Pinterest



Source: tumblr.com via Cassie on Pinterest


Simply amazing!

Deal of the Day

Free Value Curly Fries at Arby's!


Tomorrow, April 17th, if you stop by Arby's you can get a free value curly fries with this coupon!  You will also have the chance to win Arby's $5000 tax relief sweepstakes.  Double bonus!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Winner!


Thank you to everyone who entered the Ears 2 You 2 giveaway.  The lucky winner is:


Congratulations, Heather!

The winner has been notified.  You have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.