Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Baseball Party Cupcake Toppers

I know that everyone is gearing up for their 4th of July Parties....and I am too!  However, on Saturday, we have one of our end of season parties for one of our baseball teams :)  In preparation for this party, I am going a little overboard with the things I have been left in charge of!

I have put my Cricut to work this afternoon as well as several of my cartridges!

Here are the cupcake toppers I made for Saturday's party!

In the Sports Mania Cartridge, I found these baseballs.  I cut them at 2.5 inches tall.  I then added Varsity Letters Cartridge Numbers cut at 1 inch tall.  The numbers coordinate with the teams numbers :)

Do you remember the Eagle Wall Art I did a while back?  Well I scaled down the eagle from Team Spirit and made a single cupcake topper out of him!

To bring it all together, I spelled out the team name in the Varsity Letters!

I am working on a few more projects for this party, including some cupcake wrappers and table decor! :))

~Happy Party Time!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July Cricut FREE CUTS!

I love these deals!  Especially when Cricut reaches out to their users and offers cuts that are relevant to the current holiday!

There are a TON of free cuts for the 4th of July....and here is what I made with them :)

Check out the free cuts in the Cricut Craft Room or go to Cricut's Website to learn more!

I cut out the three layer flag pendant (times 4) and then cut 4 of the bottom layer to make my string of pendants.  Here is an up close look at them.  Note that the stars on the firecracker and phrase cuts are the cut out of the flag pieces (I'm such a genius sometimes lol)!

 The American Flag in the top picture was also a featured free cut....and I love it!

I happen to own the "Stand and Salute" Cartridge (a must have if you have a loved one in the military!) and it has a few of these free cuts on it.  The "4th of July" phrase is free but it is only single layer....therefore I use the "Stand and Salute" phrase to do this sign.

Get your last minute decorating on for Thursday....or Friday if you are anything like us! ;)

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!! (and yes, I meant to "yell" that!)


Monday, July 1, 2013

...when it's too HOT to Cook!

It's summer time and cooking in the house makes a steamy home....steamier!  I have a "open" a town house where "open" means that the oven is less than 10 feet from my TV.  So, when it's hot enough to fry an egg outside, the oven getting turned on inside is just NOT going to happen!

I asked my Facebook followers what they did for dinner when cooking just wasn't an option....
....and this what I have compiled!

Homemade Sandwiches (about 10 different ideas)
Crock Pot Meals (good grief the list is so long!)
Grilling (any good man can make this work every day, right?!)
Take Out (I'll find some afordable and filling places to go)

Starting on July 5th, I will be posting a "Too Hot to Cook" recipe and will be doing this every 3 days until the end of summer!

I am giving you a sneak peak at what we are working with and sharing with you what we ate last night.....when it was just too hot to cook!

Grilled Cheeseburgers!
We buy a box of meat from MoKan Steaks every month.  It costs us just under $200 and I probably can get a better deal some where else....but their meat is "Oh my Gosh!" good!  In their box of beef is a ton of pre-made hamburger patties!!  Super duper easy!

My fiance thaws them out, throws some seasoning on them and slaps them on the grill!

We coupled the cheeseburgers with salads and fresh fruit....such a win!  It took less than 20 minutes start to finish on preparing this meal, and the fiance only broke a slight sweat standing in front of the grill ;)

If you have any recipes that fit to serve the needs of us that refuse to cook when it's hotter than hell....please feel free to comment or email me about it!  I would love to try your idea and share it on the blog!

~Happy Eating!