Rolo Cake Cookies

Ingredients:

1 box devil’s food cake mix

1/2 cup oil

2 eggs

Rolo Candies


Directions:

Heat oven to 350.ย Combine cake mix, oil, and eggs in mixing bowl. Place rolo in the center of each scoop of cookie dough and roll/fold dough to cover the rolo and form a cookie dough ball. Place on cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Arts and Crafts Day

Today, we put on our creative caps and decided to make some homemade graphic t-shirts. We bought some cheap t-shirts from Target and Wal-Mart and got the fabric paint at Jo-Ann’s.


First, you design something, and then you trace that design onto freezer paper. (Sara kept calling it wax paper, but it is different. One side is paper which makes it easy to draw on, and the other is a plastic which allows you to iron it onto fabric).

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Then, you use an exacto/utility knife to cut out anything that you want printed and leave the things you don’t want printed, essentially making a negative of your design.

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After it is all cut out, you center it onto the shirt and iron it on, we used a medium heat and no steam. In Sara’s words, “Just do it until it sticks.”

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Now, you are ready to print! We used those cheap foamy/spongy brushes and some Tulip brand Glacier White fabric paint. I applied two coats 10 minutes apart, Sara did one coat on some and two coats on other parts of her pattern for a more rustic feel.IMG_0006


We let that dry for 15 minutes and then peeled the freezer paper stencil off of the shirts. We let the shirts dry flat for another 3.75 hours before putting them on and taking a picture.

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Sara is sporting her own DIY t-shirt with a DIY headwrap she made the day before, I’m just wearing the shirt that I made. . . okay, not JUST the shirt that I made, otherwise this site wouldn’t be suitable for general viewing, or really anyone’s viewing.


diy zipper pillow case

diy pillow cover


When we first got married we bought a few pillow forms with the intention of making our own covers for them… Because then our sofa could be cute and pillow-ee like the sofas you see in magazines or on Pinterest. Of course like the true procrastinators we tend to be, we didn’t do it right away. Instead, we put them in the closet and forgot about them for a while. Well, we moved and we now have a nice living room (because before we lived in a studio apartment and didn’t have a couch). We remembered about our grand ole pillow scheme too. The thing is though we really have no more room for pillows in our living room…it’s swimming in them…somehow we have seemed to acquire millions of decorative throw pillows over the months. As our favorite comedian, Jim Gaffigan, would say upon seeing all of our pillows “They had like forty-fifty pillows on that [couch], didn’t know they were doing that well.”

We already had some fun fabric and zippers and some decorative stuff, so we decided to go ahead and make one anyway..hey it could go on the bed since the couches were already suffocating with pillows.

It was really fun making this project. I really enjoy crafty kinds of things. I also was able to do something new, I had never sewn a zipper on before, so that was exciting. I read a tutorial online on how to do it that made it seem so simple and actually do-able. To my surprise, it really was as simple as they made it seem (that never happens). Something I really liked about her tutorial was that she used tape to hold the zipper on while sewing instead of pins. I was excited about that new idea, just ask Zach.