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DIY Fire Starters

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The cold weather is here! As I was browsing Pinterest I found these neat little homemade fire starters. I thought since it is also hunting season I usually send my hubby with something special I’ve made. Whether its a yummy snack or a simple I love you note tucked into his gear. This year I decided to make him these neat little fire starters.

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What you’ll need:
Cupcake tins
Wax paper
Wax (I grabbed a large jar candle from the dollar store)
Bamboo skewer
Lint from the trap in dryer

Melt the wax carefully the way you feel most comfortable. In this case I placed the jar in a pot of water and carefully heated it until it melted. Cut the wax paper into enough squares for each cup of the muffin tin.
Stuff each cup with lint
Break the skewer into six pieces and use one in each cup. Carefully pour the wax into each cup using the skewer to hold the wax paper down.

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Allow them to cool and there you have it! 🙂
Till next time keep it crafty!

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Throwback Thursday!

So I’ve been racking my brain trying to come up with a topic.  What’s better than a Throwback Thursday!

Upon my browsing of Pinterest I came across this photo of an old barrette… I thought to myself.. “I still have mine”  My Great Aunt made all of us girls these in white and red with bells on the bottom for Christmas one year way back in the 80’s.

Photo credit: Kid Giddy  Click Image for how to on Kid giddy

The image below is closer to the ones I have from my childhood.

Photo Credit: Agape Love Designs Click image for the how to.

There are so  many really neat throwback ideas on Pinterest!

These ties would make a nice gift!

tetris and pong Photo credit: Pinterest

Who can forget the friendship bracelet?

Were your wrists covered in them?  Mine were at one point.

Click the pic for a how to at The Purl Bee

photo credit:The Purl Bee

Here is a link to a how to for these friendship bracelet gifts!  I would turn these into end of the year gifts!  Or grad gifts/party favors!!!

Photo Credit: dandee

Well that about sums it up for this post.  I’m thinking we have a Throwback Thursday once a month.?  Maybe.

I do have an idea for my next one.. Yummy fondu! 😉

Till next time… keep it crafty!

 

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Up and Coming…

I have never really been one to despise Mondays but for those of you who do rest easy…. Another Monday is done.  I have been in denial all day but it’s time I face it.. I think my husband and I are coming down with another cold. 😦  Yesterday we took Caitlin out for some family exercise.  There is this old toboggan hill not too far from us that is closed down.  All that remains aside from the building at the top is a forever staircase.  There are 126 steps.  Sounds like nothing until you start the hike up those suckers!  A little side story.. just before I was diagnosed with graves disease I was working my butt off losing weight.  I actually lost 50 lbs with a lot of exercise and calorie counting.  With my lovely diagnosis came the weight I worked so hard to get off!  It took some time to stabilize my thyroid enough to live my life almost normal again, but I am now working again on losing the weight.  So anyway, with me back on the diet and exercise train and Caitlin in conditioning (we sparked a cord and even the hubs and Stephen are working out!) we started running 3 times a week.  So I’m figuring, I’m on my 5th week running so the stairs would be no problem.. Well I actually made the climb without stopping!  On previous attempts I had to stop 2 or more times.  So this in itself was a great achievement for me… but my lungs paid the price!  I literally felt as if I was about to collapse a lung.  My husband thinks we are both just coming down with something because I have been congested and coughing since.  This evening I’m feeling body aches! YUK!  So yes, I need to face the fact that I may be getting sick… again.

On the plus side of being sick, it leaves me lots of time to create!  And today I wasted no time getting started!  I have been working on a surprise for my followers!  A first time ever (for me) Printable FREEBIE!! 🙂  I will give a little hint.. It will help you with organizing, and it involves some crafting. Yes I know it’s not much to go by but when it’s all together and ready I will post it along with a tutorial!

Tonight I also made a run up to our dollar store and grabbed some supplies for a project I’m going to be working on for the Sweet 16 party!  The tutorial for this will hopefully be posted this week!

I’ve also been getting my ideas gathered for St. Patrick’s Day!! And working on re-purposing our heart shaped boxes.  (great song btw)

Stick around! I’ve got lots of fun coming up!  🙂

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Getting started takes time

So here it is, finally! My Blog! WELCOME!

I have had starting my blog on my to do list for some time now.  I’m so excited to get started.  I have some really exciting posts and tutorials lined up.  For now take a look at my About Me page!  It’s a great place to start and find out what this blog is going to be all about!  Comments are always welcomed here!  I am very new to wordpress so please have patience with me while I get it together. I will be posting Seamingly Craftys first tutorial this coming week!

For now it’s time for The Superbowl!  Let’s get ready for the beer, dips, chips, cheers and let us not forget the commercials!  Last years M&M commercial had me laughing all year every time it aired!  The big day usually consists of us having friends over lots of food and drink.  This year I’m a little bummed out we aren’t throwing a party.  I love to have parties and entertain so our decision not to have a Superbowl party this year was hard.  I’d love to hear about all your Superbowl parties in the comments!

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