Thursday, October 28, 2010

How to add a Facebook Like Button to a Blog Post

The Like button lets your blog readers share your content with their friends on Facebook. When someone clicks the Like button on your blog, a story appears in the user's friends' News Feed with a link back to your website.  It's a great way for friends of friends of friends to find your blog :-)

Ever wondered how to add a Facebook Like Button to your Blogger Post just like the one above?

It's super easy.  Just go to http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like and paste the URL of the post to "like" and then click "get code"


A pop-up will appear with your code.  Copy the iframe code and paste in the HTML of your blog post wherever you want it placed, usually at the beginning or end of the post. 


That's it!  Hope it helps!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

How To Make a Tutu

Check out this awesome tutorial on how to make a tutu over at The Real Life Mom.  Michelle has great step-by-step instructions and pictures, so go check it out.

PS.  I've also heard that using a cloth elastic headband works great for the waistband.  At least that's what a mom at storytime told me :-)




These are just the first and last pics of the whole tutu tutorial, so for the whole step by step process, hop on over to the Real Life Mom

Monday, October 25, 2010

50's Themed Adult Birthday Party

My parents both turned 65 this month just 3 days apart so since this was a pretty big birthday for them, I decided to throw them a 50's diner themed birthday lunch.



Menu: 
Hamburgers
Toppings Bar (lettuce, tomato, onion)
French Fries
Milkshakes
Potato Chips
Red Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

I picked up some old records at the Goodwill store for $0.59 each as used them as chargers under our paper plates . 
I also got some 50's theme decorations at the Party Store and hung record-garland around the room along with some giant Rock and Roll signs and big guitars along with a big cutout of a jukebox. 


My favorite detail of the party was that we lined the room with old photos of Mom and Dad from the 50's and 60's.  It was really fun to see them walk around the room looking back through time.


French Fry Bags:  I got red paper lunch bags from Wal-mart and just cut off the top and added a little Diner logo.

Milkshakes were served out of Coca-Cola glasses I got at the Dollar Store.

Beautiful record-player cake that my brother and sister-in-law made with fondant.



Happy Birthday, Mom and Dad!  Love you!!!

I like to LINK UP at the following Link Parties!

Just a Girl, Tatertots and Jello, Between Naps on the Porch, Skip to My Lou, Paisley Passions, Be Different Act Normal, I Heart Naptime, Its So Very Cheri, All Thingz Related, Young & Crafty, Sumo's Sweet StuffIt's a Blog Party, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Kojo Designs, Mommas Kinda Crafty, The Trendy Treehouse, Making the World Cuter, Mad in Crafts, Bella Before and After, These Creative Juices, Lucky Star Lane, My Frugal Family, Today's Creative Blog, Someday Crafts, My Backyard Eden, 733, The Thrifty Home, Somewhat Simple, Fireflies and Jelly Beans, The Shappy Chic Cottage, The Girl Creative, Life as Lori, Beyond the Picket FenceNot So Crafty, Sugar Bee Craft Edition, The Shabby Nest, Craft-o-maniac

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Maternity Halloween Shirt

I first spotted this over at Someday Crafts and I thought this was too cute not to share.  Check out this adorable DIY maternity shirt that Lynette at Get Your Craft On cooked up.  If I am ever pregnant during Halloween, you better believe I'll be making myself one of these.  So stinkin cute!




If you're not a do-it-yourselfer, or can't find the iron-on, you can purchase this online.  Too freakin' cute!  


This goes right along with my recent DIY tutorial for a Foot, Head, Tush DIY Maternity Shirt


Thanks for the fantastic idea, Lynette!  Love it!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cute DIY Maternity Shirt

This is a cute, inexpensive gift idea for your favorite preggo.     I bought a similar tank when I was pregnant at a boutique and they are so easy to make, now I love giving them to all my knocked-up friends. 


Supplies Needed:
Cotton Maternity Shirt (I got this one at Motherhood Maternity for $14)
Iron-On Letters such as Dritz� Iron On Letters & Numbers - White  (I got mine at Michael's for $4)

Iron
Scissors

1) Cut out the letters to make the words "Head, Foot, and Tush" and arrange them on the shirt.  I looked up the correct position that babies are typically in during the 3rd trimester and placed them accordingly.  Oh yes, I did.

2) Press firmly with a hot iron on wool setting and let sit on each word for approximately 15 seconds.  Do this a couple of times.

3) Let cool and then peel off the backing of each letter and you're done!  Super Cute maternity shirt.

How cute is my friend, Jill, who is expecting Baby Mac next month?!?


I love to LINK UP at the following Link Parties!

Just a Girl, Tatertots and Jello, Between Naps on the Porch, Skip to My Lou, Paisley Passions, Be Different Act Normal, I Heart Naptime, Its So Very Cheri, All Thingz Related, Young & Crafty, Sumo's Sweet StuffIt's a Blog Party, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Kojo Designs, Mommas Kinda Crafty, The Trendy Treehouse, Making the World Cuter, Mad in Crafts, Bella Before and After, These Creative Juices, Lucky Star Lane, My Frugal Family, Today's Creative Blog, Someday Crafts, My Backyard Eden, 733, The Thrifty Home, Somewhat Simple, Fireflies and Jelly Beans, The Shappy Chic Cottage, The Girl Creative, Life as Lori, Beyond the Picket FenceNot So Crafty, Sugar Bee Craft Edition, The Shabby Nest, Craft-o-maniac

Also check out this awesome DIY Maternity Shirt which is perfect for Halloween!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nutterbutter Turkey Treats from The Party Animal

These have been floating around Blogland and I just have to share because they are ADORABLE!!!

I first saw these Nutterbutter Turkey Treats from The Party Animal on iShareFunFoods which is a fabulous new site from the gals of HowDoesShe?


Here is what you will need to create these Nutter Butter Turkey Cookie Pops:
  • Nutter Butter Cookies of course
  • Chocolate Melting Wafers – Red, Orange & Yellow
  • Cookie Pop Sticks
  • 3 Make n Mold Fine Point Decorating Bottles
  • Edible Candy Eyes
  • Orange Starburst Candies (Optional)
  • Wax Paper
  • Nutter Butter Turkey Cookie Pop Template – (The Party Animal even gives you a free template! )
Now go on over to the Party Animal for full instructions.  I will definitely be attempting these myself soon.
Cheers! 
Jenn

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ten Cent Frosties from Wendy's - Stock Up!


Yay!!  I'm so glad Wendy's is doing this again this year. 

Stop by participating Wendy's restaurants until October 31 and get Trick or Treat books with 10 FREE Jr. Frosty coupons for only $1! Redemption dates: 11/2/10- 2/1/11.


This is such a great deal.  For the last 2 years, I've bought 10 books.  That means I get to have 100 frosties for $0.10 each.  SCORE!  The junior size frosty is the absolute perfect size for a special treat for yourself or your little one. 

According to Livestrong there are approximately 170 calories in a Junior Size Frosty (6 ounces).  Not too bad. 


No joke, I usually go through the drive-thru and order 10 at a time and stick them in my freezer.  They last for a month or two.  I bring my cooler.  No joke, I have no shame.

Remember, you only have until Oct 31st to buy them and they are redeemable through Feb 1st!  Yumm!!!  Go get your frosty on!

Update:  Just had to share this idea from McCall of Lee, Me, and the Girls who commented saying this would be a great stocking stuffer idea!  Totally agree!!!  Great idea, McCall!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Toddler Ice Cream Birthday Party

My Mommy Squader, Amanda, recently threw her little one an Ice Cream Shoppe themed Birthday Party for her 2nd Birthday.  She did such a great job and incorporated such cute details to make the party a smashing success. 


The sign to greet guests

Ice Cream Banner puchased from Michaels.

PB&J's cut into ice cream cone shapes!

The toppings table!

Such an adorable twist on Pom Poms.  Add a Ice Cream Cone and just hang from the ceiling!

So cute, right?!  Here's how you make the pom poms.

Cones or Cups, your choice! The printables are from Pixle Perfection Designs

These were cupcakes in ice cream cones!  So cute and actually very functional as an easy way for toddlers to eat cupcakes.  Tutorial coming soon!
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Yum, the toppings bar!

Cookie Pops


Ice Cream Cone Shaped Rice Crispie Treats

The perfect toddler-size picnic Table that my Handy Husband constructed for our daughter's Pancakes and Pajamas Party.  The table was such a hit, it's being passed around the playgroup for parties. 

The Place Setting

The Favors:  Ice Cream Scoops for the adults and Ice Cream cups for the kids with little ice cream shaped toys inside.

And last but not least, the cute Bday girl with her ice cream cone shirt.  This was from Etsy but Amanda said she couldn't give the shop a recommendation due to poor communcation and order speed.  It did turn out adorable though!

And that's how you throw an Ice Cream themed birthday party! 

Just a Girl, Tatertots and Jello, Between Naps on the Porch, Skip to My Lou, Paisley Passions, Be Different Act Normal, I Heart Naptime, Its So Very Cheri, All Thingz Related, Young & Crafty, Sumo's Sweet StuffIt's a Blog Party, Fingerprints on the Fridge, Kojo Designs, Mommas Kinda Crafty, The Trendy Treehouse, Making the World Cuter, Mad in Crafts, Bella Before and After, These Creative Juices, Lucky Star Lane, My Frugal Family, Today's Creative Blog, Someday Crafts, My Backyard Eden, 733, The Thrifty Home, Somewhat Simple, Fireflies and Jelly Beans, The Shappy Chic Cottage, The Girl Creative, Life as Lori, Beyond the Picket FenceNot So Crafty, Sugar Bee Craft Edition

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Pancake Guy from Rachael Ray

I was flipping channels yesterday when I came across Jim, the Pancake Guy on Rachael Ray and I couldn't believe my eyes!  This Mommy LOVES Jim the Pancake Guy!!!

Now you all know how much my little one loves Pancakes,  (You don't?  Well that's ok, I'll refresh your memory.  Take a look at her recent Pancakes and Pajamas Party) so imagine my delight when I saw Jim making the most amazing Pancakes...more like works of art. 

Um...Yes, these are edible pancakes!!!

Got any honey for those Pancakes?
beehive pancake
Pancakosaurus
3D Dinosaur Pancake
Birdhouse pancake

Haha...gross, but hilarious!
The Potty Pancake
So cute!


Amazing!




These are just a few of some of his Pancake creations!  Hop on over to Jim's Blog for the full story or check his facebook page for more photos!

My email to my Handy Husband:  "Honey, check out this pancake guy, he's amazing"

HH:  "This is ridiculous. I am definitely stepping up my game this weekend."

Healthy competition is good :-)

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