Here we go again…still

January, the month of No Spending; Getting Organized; and new Resolutions!  Yup, pretty much none of which we are doing.  We are in the throes of renovation again.

 

This time we are tackling the kitchen.  Here is what it looked like before.

The Ultimate Realtor Type Picture

Slightly More Cluttered but the same

The Eating Nook? before we ripped out the shelf and eating bar.

Back door Entry

A pantry, kind of sort of

Let the ripping and tearing begin!

 

It starts!

Bop’s hard at work

Maybe an Island?

Three Layers of History

Stay tuned for more wreckage.

2 Winner Baby Tooshy Large Capacity Diaper Caddy Organizer Giveaway!

Two lucky winners will get one of these gorgeous Portable Diaper Caddy Organizer.    Open to US 01/10

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Magic Canvas Colorful Surprise Giveaway!

When my children were growing up, too old for naps but I still needed a quiet time, I would try and have something like this Magic Canvas.  A fun activity creating and Mom get a time for a quiet cuppa, everyone wins.  Giveaway US/CAN 11/17

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Winner’s Choice of Lottie Doll Giveaway! Open to Worldwide

These are just the sweetest little dolls!  Who would you give one to, if you won?  Which one would you pick?  It’s Winner’s Choice and open Worldwide. 11/10

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Their choice of Lottie Doll – up to a $25 RV!

Many of Lottie’s dolls, outfits, accessories and play-sets have come straight from the amazing and awe-inspiring imaginations of children. That’s what makes their range of dolls so relate-able. Kids have helped to create a range of toys that they actually want to play with!

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Pearly Whites Coconut & Charcoal Whitening Strips Giveaway!

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Smiles Better: Top Tips for Terrific Teeth

Taking good care of your teeth is something that you should be doing throughout your life. After all, prevention is far better than the cure. So, if you have kids, these are the kinds of habits that you will want to instill in them from a young age. And it can’t hurt to remind yourself of them even if you are an adult! So, here are a few top tips for terrific teeth that you can carry with you during your lifetime (beyond the obvious brushing and flossing advice).

Visit the Dentist as Often as Recommended

 

As well as the habits that you do yourself, visiting the dentist on a regular basis is part of any good oral health regime. Your dentist can help you to identify any problems that may occur at an early stage so you know how best to deal with them. They can also provide you with specific advice and tips that you can use. You may also find that you need to visit an orthodontist like Family Braces to get your teeth straightened. Ultimately, visiting the professionals on a regular basis can make all the difference.

 

Consider Your Diet

 

A poor diet can contribute massively to poor oral hygiene so you should investigate what you are eating. An excess of sugary drinks and snacks is never going to be a good thing, as these have been shown to speed up the process of tooth decay. A few examples of food and drink which have been shown to be kind to teeth include cheese, crackers, fresh water and milk. A lot of processed food contains more sugar than you would automatically think, so you should always look at labels and packaging before purchase.

 

Follow the One Hour Rule

 

 

The one hour rule is a good one to follow as it is a straightforward way of remembering when to brush your teeth. It takes roughly 40 minutes for your mouth to neutralise the acid caused by eating, so it is best to wait an hour after eating to brush your teeth to be safe. If you brush your teeth too soon after eating, this can cause tiny particles of enamel to be brushed away. You can help your mouth by rinsing it out with cold water after eating.

 

Teeth, Not Tools!

 

Using your teeth for anything other than eating is a disaster waiting to happen. Using them as a bottle opener is a common party trick, but it is actually one which could prove to be very dangerous for your mouth. Even biting open softer packaging can prove to be problematic. If you do happen to cause any damage to your teeth in any way, you should take a trip to the emergency dentist at the earliest possible opportunity.

Following these four pieces of advice can really help you out when it comes to your long-term dental health. After all, you only get one set of teeth (well, two if you are a kid!) so you need to look after them properly.       

Messmatz Creativity Mat for Kids & Adults Giveaway!

Love this little mat!  I wish I had them when my kiddos were small, just think of all the places they could be used;  cookie making, play dough, bead crafts, so many ways.  I would absolutely use one in my art studio.  One Winner will have their choice of an In-stock colour!  Best of all…open to US and Canada! US/Can 10/19

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Creative Crafting: Making The Most Of Your Glue Gun

Every crafter has a glue gun in their art cupboard. A glue gun, along with paper, cardboard, scissors, pencils, buttons, craft paper, and paint, is seen as being a basic crafting tool, and one that no crafter should be without. For the most part, glue guns are used to secure bits and bobs onto craft projects, but there’s a lot more that you can do with your glue gun – you can use the glue itself to create amazing craft projects.

 

Here are some ways that you can get creative with your glue gun and use hot glue as the main part of a craft project…

 

 

Create a hot glue pendant

 

What you will need:

 

  • Glue gun
  • Flat piece of plastic
  • Marker pen
  • Gems, glitter, and other embellishments
  • Chain

 

What to do:

 

  • Start by drawing the pendant shape that you want to create onto the piece of plastic with your marker pen. Shapes like hearts, stars, and diamonds tend to work well.
  • Head up your glue gun, ensuring that you are using good quality glue sticks, such as the ones offered by Glue Guns Direct. If you’d prefer to use colored glue for your pendant, invest in colored glue sticks instead.
  • Use the glue gun to follow the lines of outline you have drawn, and then fill in the overall shape. Let the first layer dry, and then repeat. Do this until you are happy with the shape.
  • Halfway through the shape design, drop the bottom of a chain into the top of the pendant and then glue over it with glue.
  • To add a little jazz to the look, you can add embellishments to your pendants such as glitter or diamantes.
  • Once dry, peel the pendant off of the plastic and wear.

 

Design a cute, quirky coaster

 

What you will need:

 

  • Glue gun
  • Colored glue gun sticks
  • Slate coaster (square or round)

 

What to do:

 

  • Using your glue gun, outline the coaster in glue and allow to dry.
  • Next, choose the design you want to create – do you want a patterned coaster or a plain one? For a patterned one, use your glue gun to create patterns coming off of the coaster outline. For a plain one, simply fill in the center of the coaster with hot glue.
  • Once dry, peel the coaster off of the slate coaster and use. Create as many coasters as you need for your home.

 

Build a hot glue gun waterfall

 

What you will need:

 

  • Tray or dish to place waterfall in
  • Rocks
  • Dried greenery – moss, flowers, etc

 

What to do:

 

  • Place some of the rocks into the tray in a circular shape – what you want to do is create the pond at the base of the waterfall. Use hot glue to secure these in place, once you are happy with the layout.
  • At one end of the tray, create a stack of rocks, again securing them with hot glue.
  • In between the rocks, place and secure your greenery and flowers. What you want to do is create a similar look to that of a real waterfall.
  • Fill the pool at the bottom with glue – choose a clear glue stick for this. Then, using the same color glue, begin building up the glue on top of the rock stack, before bringing it down to the pool, creating a waterfall effect.
  • Leave to dry and then display in your home.

 

There you have it, a guide to making the most of your glue gun with crafts that use hot glue as the main feature.

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Winner’s Choice of (3) – 8×8″ prints from FoamCorePrint.com Giveaway!

This is an economical and personal way to start decorating your home.  My daughter has taken beautiful pictures from their honeymoon and made a wall collage!  What pictures would you use?  There is going to be two winners for this great package from FoamCorePrint.   US 8/04

 

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