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The Jersey Necklace
from I still love you

This girls got style and smarts! She made these cute necklaces from t-shirts! BUT i think they would be SUPER-ER cute...o yeah it's new word k? k. anyways...you should do them as bracelets!
Heres the linky: I still love you


The not-so-secret secret recipe to the world's best chocolate chip cookies

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter 
(use crisco instead of butter if you want better ones! i know, it's bad...but then so good haha)
3/4 sugar
3/4 brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts ( i did it without them)

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

Easiest DIY Dry-erase board in the history of all craftness

What you need:

Picture Frame with glass front (I'd get the 12 x 12 frame)
Piece of fancy scrapbook paper 
Dry-erase marker 

get ready they're complicated
put scrapbook paper in frame

Did I lose anyone? haha

Another good idea is if you are wanting a dry-erase calender, print out one on the Scrap Book paper, or if you have super cutesy handwriting, then just write in the days on the paper. 

Yeah, your slumber party/camping trip just got THAT much cooler.

What you need:
1. Mason Jars
2. Glow Sticks
3. something sharp i.e. a knife!

easy peezy directions:
1. cut hole in end of glowstick
2. stick end in jar and splatter your little heart out! 

great for slumber parties, weddings, camping, or heck just for kicks! 


Your tummy will love me forever- but your scale probably won't.

yeah, that just happened.

this wonderful blogger who cooks posted this idea:

here are 
the instructions

Hangin pictures- the smart yet ghetto way

nuff said. In my version that screw is a tack/push pin on the wall. 
cheap am i? why yes i am. thankyou.very.much.

For those of us with not-so-green thumbs.

I've heard of this before but I've never heard of the idea of putting it in a light-bulb. It is the neatest thing! They're called Terrariums...and apparently you can grow one inside of a light-bulb...and they look really cool. You rarely need to water them and they're just so tiny and cute! In my opinion- they're very Celeste-proof which means they can survive practically anything. I kinda want to make a giant one- so we'll see what happens. But here ya go! 

Click Here to make your very own Light-bulb Terrariums

If ya want to get all snazzy and get different plants I recommend this site. Apparently people really like these things...


Martha may be a criminal...but she is a mastermind...of crafts

So this is for painting rooms...BUT, for those of us who 1. aren't allowed to paint our rooms 2. don't have time 3. wayyyy to lazy to commit that much effort; here's an idea:

instead of a wall, get a piece of plywood-the smooth kind-and paint. Then stick it in a picture frame and hung-her-up!

Custom Colors How-To

Start with flat-finish latex paint in any shade. For small areas, such as a door panel, mix 1 cup at a time.
1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps.
2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry.
3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.
4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge.

Read more at Marthastewart.com

DIY- lemon spray for oily afternoon faces

So little me went to a burn-a-hole-in-your-pocket makeup store. You know the ones I'm talking about: you walk past in the mall trying not to look because you wish your pocket was that deep. Yep, that one. 
Well I went inside one day out of curiosity and they did my makeup for me! I love it and started chatting it up with the girl who did it. I told her how my crisco face comes out in the afternoon and this makeup would be non-existent by then. She brought me to a shelf...with a magic product that you spray on whenever you think you look greasy.

Anyways I saw the price tag, and fessed up saying only Santa could afford it for me. And Christmas is a long time away. 

Then she told me a little secret:

(1) Go to Walmart, get one of those tiny empty spray bottles
(2) Fill it with water and 
(3) Put about 8 drops of lemon juice in it

spray it (lightly...mist it really) whenever you feel the grease monster coming...and wool-ah! Goodbye afternoon crisco face! 

best.thing.ever. I've tried it and it works! I use it in the summertime! Also to note: it didn't make me breakout, which is what I was worried about...so no worries ladies!