Retro Repin Party

Hey Everyone! Welcome to our second Retro Repin Party!! Last week we had a totally fun time with 39 link ups! Super Awesome!! We appreciate everyone that pinned with us!

This party is all about bringing those older pins back into the lime light and making them new again! For this we need your help – remember to repin!

Meet your Retro Repin hostesses!

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Kristina and Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks: Blog/Pinterest

Becka @ Probably Crafting: Blog/Pinterest

Dee @ Meatloaf and Melodrama: Blog/Pinterest

Leslie @ Crafty Side of Sarcasm: Blog/Pinterest

Joy @ xoxo Grandma: Blog/Pinterest

Stephanie PowersThis week we have a super special co-hostess, Stephanie Powers! Please give her a warm welcome!

Stephanie Powers is the creative mind behind SustainingthePowers.com, her test – kitchen food blog. She’s a lover of Tex-Mex, a wife, a traveler, a teacher, a geek, and a foodie.”

You can follow her at: Blog/Pinterest

*~* Are you all ready to party?!? *~*

This is a Retro Repin Party so works a bit different than the usual link party. Please do NOT link up your blog main page, a blog post or your pin boards – link up one of your Pinterest pins and PLEASE – Family Friendly posts only!! If the link is not to a previously pinned post, it may not be pinned.

Example: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/555139091540348954/

Very simple rules for this party:

1. Add up to 2 pin links to your pinned posts – the older the better!

2. Repin at least 2 other pins because that’s why we are here!

3. Link back to us if you would, it’s the nice thing to do!

4. Come back next week and repeat!

5. Spread the word, the more the merrier!

Take a button!

2 Crochet Hooks


DIY Rice Bag

I have horrible migraines so I go through a lot of these rice bags. Regardless if you have migraines or not these bags are great for any kind of pains. I have about 2 or 3 bags laying around the house. The one I keep in my bedroom (one shown in the photo) because it doesn’t have any essential oils in the mix. When I have a migraine this is the bag I use but when I want to relax I use the bag with lavender essential oils or the bag with peppermint oil.

You wouldn’t believe how easy these little life savers are to make. Even if your not a master at the sewing machine. As long as you can get the bag closed on both sides it’s a go!

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What you’ll need:
• Cloth
• Rice
• Essential oils (of your choice)

1. Cut 1 piece of cloth in a square. I cut my cloth about 11 inches.
2. Put the 2 long pieces together, sew together to make 1 rectangular piece.
3. Sew along one side edge.
4. Fill with desired amount of rice.
5. Add in a few drops of essential oil of your choice. (Optional)
6. Sew together the last remaining side edge.

VOLA! You’ve just made your own rice bag.

Heating Directions
Place in microwave for 1 minute to 1 1/2 minutes.

I put mine in for 2 minutes but I like mine extremely hot. These bags are great for cramps too. Don’t get it too hot or burn yourself. If you do get it too hot you can always use a dry bath cloth to put between the bag and your skin. Another cool thing is you can replace your rice without tossing your entire bag. To replace your rice but cut the seam out & pour out the old rice. I always wash my bags before I refill & sew them up again.

These bags have been life savers for me and now I can have more than one since I’m not paying $20+ for them at the mall anymore.

Mommy Monday Blog Hop

Welcome

Hi everyone! We’d love to have you, the more the merrier right? We had a great turn out last week lets see if we can do it again this week!


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A Giveaway

Nursing Shirt Giveaway

Stay covered with this comfortable and stylish undershirt. Enter below for a chance to win an Undercover Mama nursing shirt in your color and size of choice. US Only.


 
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Just a few Hop Guidelines

1) Follow all your co-hosts. Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower and we will follow back.

 
 

2) If you want our button, feel free to grab it from up top! Just remember, more buttons going up means more exposure for all of us!


 

3) Have you heard how dynamic Pinterest is for blog traffic? Try to pin posts you like! You can even start by pinning the link up before and after yours! THE CO-HOSTS PIN OUR FAVORITES HERE.


4) TWEET about the Blog Hop:
 

 
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The hosts select bloggers to be featured in the Mommy Monday Blog Hop each week. Next week it could be you!
 
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Definitely very well deserved. If you have been featured on the Mommy Monday Blog Hop, please grab a button and display it proudly!
 


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Interested in co-hosting the Mommy Monday Blog Hop?

 

Please fill out the form and Tiffany will get in touch with all the details. Note: We are switching to a bi-weekly schedule. So now, co-hosts will host for 2 weeks. Make sure you fill out the form in so we can add you to the schedule!

 

If you have questions, please contact Tiffany here: Mrstee {at} mrsteelovelifelaughter {dot} com
 

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Sunday Social

I’m so glad the weekend was a bit slow. I was in Maryland on business all last week & it was crazy then to drive 5 1/2 hours home. Yikes! So it’s really nice to be able to lounge around all weekend & I’m off work Monday too. How was your weekend??

1. What is the most difficult thing you have been through?
I’d have to say Although I was only 3, the tornado I was in. I’m scared of the dark because of this & it’s ridiculous but I can’t help it. I can not be in a room that’s totally dark.

2. What was your best birthday?
I have a twin brother and we were born 3 months early which put our birthday exactly a week before Christmas. We celebrate our half birthdays more so than our regular birthday because everyone’s busy doing Christmas things. We enjoy all of our birthdays filled with family, food, & fun. Now with adult drinks, haha. I think my favorite was my 18th birthday, it was my first time skydiving.

3. What has been your favorite thing you’ve done in your own city?
Skydive. I love skydiving! The love started in Raleigh on my 18th birthday. Although it is really pretty to do at the beach over the water too.

4. What is your idea of the perfect date night?
I don’t make a big deal out of dates. It’s a way to get to know the person your interested in, so I’m more into the shuttle things. Coffee dates, walks around town, & things like that. It’s really fun to good around playing mini golf, racing go carts, & paintball games too though.

5. Have you ever been to a blogging conference? If so which one(s)? If not do you want to?
I’ve never been to a conference. I’m afraid to fly & I haven’t found one that I haven’t already missed to where I could drive. I’d love to go to one though. I do like having dinner or lunch with local bloggers from Raleigh.

5 Practical Tools You’ve Never Heard Of

Are you ready to upgrade your standard DIY toolkit to include some slightly more advanced tools? Make sure you’re stocked with the basics like a hammer, pliers, and screwdriver set first, and then take a look at these tools to help you put the most DIY power into your home repair projects.

1. Bevel Gauge. Do you fancy yourself a DIY woodworker? Add a bevel gauge to your tool set. Also known as a sliding bevel, bevel square, or angle bevel, the bevel gauge will help you accurately replicate pieces of wood that are not square. If you’re planning on doing any trim work on odd angles, a bevel square can help you replicate those angles perfectly.

2. Tap and Die Set. Taps and dies are tools used for cutting threads into screw threads for bolts. They can help you rethread cross-threaded bolts. The tap is used to cut the female part (or nut) and a die is used to cut the male part (or bolt). You can find a good 60-piece tap and die set that conforms to metric and SAE standards for about $40 or $50. A tap and die set is especially useful if you do any DIY work on autos, small engines, or large appliances. Rethreading a bolt can save you money and the frustration of trying to find an affordable replacement that is sure to fit.

3. Torpedo Level. You may have seen a torpedo level before but just called it a regular level. The difference is that a torpedo level has three vials of fluid with bubbles indicating whether the object is level, plumb, or at a perfect 45 degree angle. A torpedo level can come in handy for all types of projects, from hanging a picture frame to building a treehouse.

4. Fish Tape. Have you ever tried to pull or “fish” cable through a wall to a hole for an outlet or wall plate you’ve cut? What started off as a 20-minute project can turn into a very frustrating experience. Electricians have a handy device called a fish tape that allows them to guide cables or wires through wall cavities around things like insulation, pipes, and air ducts. Fish tape is a nylon cord on a reel which gives it a natural curve. This curve helps the cord stay rigid while being guided. If you plan to install speaker wires or network cables, a $20 fish tape might save you some time in the end.

5. Basin Wrench. For about $10 to $20 you could be the proud owner of a common plumbing tool that simply does what no other tool can do. It’s a simple enough design, but the basin wrench is shaped in such a way that allows it to reach fasteners under cabinets and sinks with ease. Its long, curved shaft and swiveling jaw allows you to lock onto nuts in blind places automatically, saving you frustration and backache when you need to reach into the dark corners of your home’s plumbing.

Retro Repin Party

Hey hey hey! Welcome to our first Retro Repin Party!!

Everyone loves Pinterest and it is such a great way to find the best inspiration, business tips, fun activities and more! But with new pins everyday, sometimes those older pins get lost and forgotten. This party is all about bringing those older pins back into the lime light and making them new again!

Meet your Retro Repin hostesses!

Retro Repin Hostesses

 

Kristina and Millie @ 2 Crochet Hooks: Blog/Pinterest

Becka @ Probably Crafting: Blog/Pinterest

Dee @ Meatloaf and Melodrama: Blog/Pinterest

Leslie @ Crafty Side of Sarcasm: Blog/Pinterest

Joy @ xoxo Grandma: Blog/Pinterest

*~* Are you all ready to party?!? *~*

This is a Retro Repin Party so works a bit different than the usual link party. Please do NOT link up your blog main page, a blog post or your pin boards – link up one of your posts that you have pinned and PLEASE – Family Friendly posts only!! If the link is not to a previously pinned post, it will not be repinned.

Example: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/555139091540348954/

Very simple rules for this party:

1. Add up to 2 links to your pinned posts – the older the better!

2. Repin at least 2 other pins because that’s why we are here!

3. Link back to us if you would, it’s the nice thing to do!

4. Come back next week and repeat!

5. Spread the word, the more the merrier!

Take a button!

2 Crochet Hooks

Visit Historical Wake Forest, My Hometown!
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Well, Hello Monday

It’s here, Monday (que the horror music). I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I spent mine relaxing, reading, jogging, & taking naps.. A lot of naps. I spent the better part of Sunday evening getting everything ready that I’m taking today. I’ve got 2 suitcases full of clothes for a week. Hey, you never know what you’ll need right?

I’m excited because at noon I’ll be leaving work and headed to Baltimore, Maryland until Friday. I don’t know why I’m so excited because I’m going on a business trip. I think it’s because I get to trek around DC after the meetings everyday. If you’ve got somewhere that’s your fav, please tell me because I want to go. I’ll give ya a shout out on Twitter with a ridiculous photo of food all over my face or taking in a monument or two.

Inspiration to take on Monday!

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How was your weekend?