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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Flat Iron Case!!!

I use my flat iron everyday and even more-so when I'm on vacation.  When travelling, after I'm finished using my flat iron... I usually wrap it in a t-shirt to make sure I don't burn anything in my suitcase because it stays HOT for a long time after it's unplugged OR I pack everything and wait for it to cool before I pack it. ANNOYING!!

I while back I came across a flat iron case by Your Creative Juices.  I thought it was a GENIUS idea!

Step 1: Get yourself a 8''x10'' pot holder with a pocket*. Step 2: Fold it in half and sew along bottom and the side (or be lazy like me and use hot-glue haha). Step 3:  Take out some buttons and decorate them with embroidery thread. Step 4: Cut some leaves out of felt and decorate them with embroidery thread and more felt. Step 5: Hot glue your leaves and buttons onto your case to make cute little flowers.
*The pot holder pocket is useful to insert the flat iron cord.

Pretty cute right?  And super USEFUL!!!
How do you travel your flat iron?

Have a FABULOUS day!!

P.S. I'm linking at these Parties.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

From Dream To Reality - Linky Party #31

{From Dream to Reality Top 5}
from linky party #30

Make sure to Grab the Featured Button and wear it proudly...you deserve it :)

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From Dream To Reality is sponsored by:

Let's start this week's From Dream To Reality!

- You must have the ''From Dream To Reality'' button somewhere on your site.
- I would LOVE IT if you followed The DIY Dreamer:
Facebook ~ Bloglovin' ~ Twitter ~ Linky Followers ~ HelloCotton
- I ask that whatever you post is made by you.
- You must link directly to the specific post.
- Do NOT link posts that are linked to your linky party or your shop. 
This is not cool!
Let me repeat this...
* PLEASE visit other links... they appreciate receiving comments as much as you do.*

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Monday, August 27, 2012

DIY Laundry Soap!!!

A few weeks ago I featured How to make your own Laundry Soap by The DIY Village during From Dream To Reality #26.  I just LOVED the idea of making our own soap, so we tried the recipe.

It was really fun sitting together as a family putting all the ingredients together.  We each took our turn grating the Fels Naptha Laundry Soap Bars.

Here's Ema hard at work:

The laundry soap smells so good!!  I'm pretty sure it has to do with the Purex Crystals Fabric Softener!  We use it in cold water and have no problems.  The clothes come out clean and smell oh so good!!  The only thing I find strange is that the laundry soap doesn't make soap suds.  However, maybe that's normal?

Check out The DIY Village for the recipe and all the steps/recommendations.

Have you ever made your own Laundry Soap?
Do you make it to control what products are in your laundry soap or to save money?

Have a FABULOUS day!!

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Guest Post - Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall with Mommy Made

Hello friends and fellow DIY Dreamer readers!
I'm Maria-Isabel and I blog over at a little place called Mommy Made.
Simply put Mommy Made is fun Mom blog filled with fun activities for kids, crafts, party ideas, our family adventures and memories, kids fashion posts and so much more.
Its a place for cute facial expressions, the silly conversations, lots of photos and its a place
to inspire and be inspired as a Momma!
If that sounds like your cup of tea, I do hope you will stop by and follow me.
Wow.. got a little rhyming action there. ;)

Anywho.. with Summer slowly coming to an end, I'd like to share a fun little post with you called
Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall.

Goodbye Summer.

Goodbye Summer Adventures.

Goodbye Sun bathing

Goodbye Tan Skin

Goodbye Swimming

Goodbye Flips Flops & Tank Tops.

Goodbye BBQ's.

Goodbye Water Fights.

Goodbye Camp Fires & S'mores.

Goodbye Warm Dirty Fishing Trips

Goodbye Late Night Star Gazing

Goodbye Fireworks.

Goodbye Heat.

Goodbye Dry Land

Goodbye Summer.

Hello Fall.

Hello Falling Leaves

Hello Pumpkin Patch Adventures
(This adorable photo above was taken when Brucey was 2 years old!)

Hello Cool Weather.

Hello Costumes.
 (Halloween 2010)

Hello Halloween

Hello Candy

Hello Leaf Crunching

Hello Yummy Food

Hello Grateful Hearts

Hello Family Traditions

Hello Mud Football

Hello Thanksgiving

Hello Fall

What are your Hello/Goodbyes?
Feel free to share with me {here}!
And you can connect with me here:

Friday, August 24, 2012

August Sponsors Group Giveaway!!!

My August Sponsors (which I LOVE) have come together to offer a FABULOUS Giveaway!  

There's 7 Prizes... which means 7 WINNERS!!!  Pretty awesome right?

Look at what YOU could win:

Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Shop  ~  Pinterest

Blog  ~  Facebook  ~  Pinterest  ~  Twitter

Shop  ~  Facebook  ~  Pinterest

Blog  ~  Facebook  ~  Pinterest  ~  Twitter

Blog  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter

Blog  ~  Facebook  ~  Pinterest  ~  Twitter

Blog  ~   Facebook  ~  Shop  ~  Twitter

My August Sponsors are pretty FABULOUS.. right??

Would you like to enter the Giveaway?

Have a GREAT day!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Meet & Tweet - Twitter Hop!!!

I'm super EXCITED to be co-hosting MEET & TWEET once again!
It's such a fun way to meet new friends! :)

Come and MEET & TWEET with me!!


Let's get this PAR-TAY started! 

Ready to make new Twitter friends?
Sweetness, just follow the rules.

Link up your Twitter account, not your blog.
Follow your host and co-hosts. {The first 6 in the linky.}

HOST: Laura from Our Reflection

Thanks so much to my amazing co-hosts:
Heather from It's a Long Story
Tess from The Framed Lady
Brittney from Yellow Umbrella Deisgns
Alisha from Alisha & Brandon
Christine from The DIY Dreamer
Tori from Lil' Mrs. Tori

Loving this hop? Shout it out to all your friends!
The more the merrier.

Interested in being a co-host?
Email me for details at momsgonnasnap@gmail.com.

Thanks so much for linking up today!
Hope you've had fun and made some amazing new friends.

Save the Date! Next Hop: 8/30
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