Sunday, October 19, 2014


Recently we went to a Girl Scout event where we needed to bring a Glow in the Dark SWAP.
We made Bats (see previous post) and I've already shown pictures of the other SWAPs.
Slime is SIMPLE to make, here's our ingredient list:
Liquid Starch (must be non-aerosol, liquid starch, I used Sta-Flo, found at Wal-Mart and Kroger.)
White or clear school glue (not Tacky glue!)
Paint (in a color of your choosing, we chose Orange and Green Glow in the Dark Paint by Martha Stewart, found at Michael's). 
Depending on what you are doing with it, you may also need individual containers to place your slime after making it. 
We used jello shooter containers, purchased at Party City. There are 40 in a bag and they cost $3.99 a package. 
Step 1:
Take equal parts of glue and water and mix them together. Add paint until you get your desired color.
Then add the same amount of starch that you added of glue and water. The mix it all together. Tada-Slime.
To make 120 2.5oz containers of slime you will need 32 5oz containers of glue , 1.5 containers of Sta-Flow and water. We used about half a bottle of paint (we did 60 green and 60 orange).
Something's to note:
After a few days, the contents separate and you have to open the containers and pour off the excess fluid, you only have to do this once. 

Despite buying "Glow in the Dark" paint ours did not glow. Not sure why. 

SWAP's (Special Whatchamacallit's Attached with a Pin)

SWAP's are a Girl Scout tradition--at Scouting Events you trade them with fellow scouts. They come in all varieties and are creatively different. 
We recently attended the "Girls and Ghouls Gala" at Camp Sugar Hollow in Crozet, Va. 
These are pictures of the other troops SWAP's:
Feathery SWAP's:

Monster SWAP's:

Ghost/Zombie SWAP's:

General SWAP's:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kings Dominion "Planet Snoopy"

I took 1 & 2 to Kings Dominion. We are Seasons Pass holders and go frequently. 
This is our first year going to Haunted Planet Spooky. 
We started by checking in and getting yellow bags. The bags had Snoopy maps, a pencil and a Scavenger Hunt. 
Our first stop was decorating pumpkins: 
This is my biggest complaint of the day: you give out pumpkins, yet the bags you give out are TINY....?

We moved into the People Washer (which was liquid foam and fun to play in!)

We rode the tractors:
And went Trick or Treating with Dinosaurs:

Computer Dino's:
Clowning Around:
Swimming anyone?:
Ninja Dino:

Dental floss Dino:
Dentist Dino:

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Feeling Batty

For Girl Scouts, we needed to do a Halloween themed SWAP. 
So to Pinterest I go for inspiration. 
I found this:

So we (my daughter and I), went to Michaels and Target and got some supplies.
Supplies: (enough to make 120):
-Farfalle Style Pasta (any brand, one 12oz box, I used Market Pantry Brand)
-Black spray Paint (any brand, one 12oz can, I used Krylon, but I'm sure any is fine).
-1in. Black Pompoms (at Michaels they sell single colored Pompoms, I got two bags of 80--they were made by Creatology).
-0.23in Wiggle Eyes (also purchased from Michaels, I used Creatology Brand)
-ArtMinds Reclosable Bags (so one bat goes in each bag)

Step 1:
Find a well ventilated place to spray paint. 
Spray the entire box of Farfalle Pasta (both front and back) with black spray paint.
Let it dry. 
Meanwhile, attach one set of wiggly eyes to one pompom. 
After the Farfalle dries, hot glue the pompom to the center of the pasta. 

I attempted to use Krylon Glowz (and gave them two coats), but they didn't glow in the dark. Maybe it's because the base coat was black, or maybe it's because it didn't get enough dry time. 

Total cost (for 120):
Pasta $1.06
Black spray paint: $6.99
Pom-poms: $3.00
Google eyes: $2.00

Monday, December 2, 2013


I'm sure you've been on it.....Pinterest. It's addictive, pinning all that stuff to endless board....I admit I'm a little bit of an addict....with that being said, here are a few Pinterest inspired crafts that I've done over the past few months. (And if you want to see my Pinterest boards, or follow me, click here.)

Stand by to be amazed by my craftiness!

Umbrella Wreath

Made for my friends Luau themed bridal shower (he's a guy so not sure if you call it a "bridal shower'. Maybe a groom's shower?)

Supplies needed:

Grapevine wreath
Cocktail umbrella's
Hot Glue.

Now, according to the crafty directions on Pinterest, you should be able to stick the umbrellas in the wreath and voila, your done.
As usual, it's not that simple. It never really  is.
 I applied some glue as I was putting the umbrella's in and they stayed, the biggest problem for me was storage. 
I wish that I had a better picture but for some reason, I don't.

Beach Table Scape

This table scape was made for a luau themed bridal shower.

Candle Votives:

 Bought from ACMoore, they were on sale at the time for 2 for $1.00. We used cardstock paper, cut out flowers using a paper punch and then applied modge podge to attach the flowers.
The candles are actually battery operated and completely reusable.


Made using my Cricut and the Life's a Beach cartridge, we cut these out at size 6 using funky, fun colors.
After cutting the flip flops out, we punched holes in the middle using an exacto knife, strung the ribbon through and then secured it in the back. We then poked holes through the ribbon and applied the flowers (from Petaloo) using a heart brad (that I had in my stash).We then used hemp to hang these lovely flip flops.

Balloon Topiaries:

I can't take credit for these awesome things. They are made by my good friend, Kim. She can do any theme, any color, any height. She's an awesome, awe-inspiring woman who juggles three kids and various community commitments. 

Super Crafty Kim also made these awesome trees.