Monday, February 27, 2012

Recipe Card- Free Printable!!!

My Husband LOVES Salsa.  If you were to ask him what his favorite food is he would say "chips and salsa".... if you can even call that a food.  Anyway, I have tried many salsa recipes and tweaked a few to make them my own and thought I had salsa mastered.  Turns out I was only close.

The other day I was browsing Pinterest (of course) and came upon a salsa recipe that intrigued me.  The reason I was so intrigued is that it was my exact "perfect" recipe but with two added ingredients.  Rotel tomatoes and honey.  Weird.  I had to try it out.

Turns out those two little things make all the difference.  This stuff is insane.  My husband thinks he has died and gone to salsa heaven.  In fact, he is on this 6th jar this week. (and 2nd box of Prilosec.)

Well, one of his buddies from work begged for a jar so I made up another batch to send to work.  I wanted to give him the recipe with it too but I don't just give away recipes.... I give away freaking adorable recipes.  :)

 And there is no point in making a freaking adorable recipe card without giving it to you guys too.

(Please be a follower of Sassy Sanctuary before using this image.  Personal use only!)

It's created at 4x6.  Just save the image to your computer and print on card stock.

Oh, and if you want to see the original recipe for the salsa and pay your respects to the salsa queen, you can visit Mountain Mama Cooks HERE.


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lucky Yarn Wreath

Yesterday I was in the mood for a quick craft so I decided to make a new wreath for St. Patrick's day.  It was super easy and turned out pretty dang cute if I do say so myself.

All I did was take a straw wreath form (or you could use foam... whichever is cheaper) and wrap it with green yarn.

And wrap and wrap and wrap.  I enlisted the help of my five year old for this.  He held the ball of yarn and did the wrapping while I adjusted the spacing and kept everything tight.  With his help we had it done in about 30 minutes or so.

Then I hot glued a great big green and white bow on the top.

My secret to perfect bows is wired ribbon.  It makes all the difference!!!

The letters for the word "lucky" I found at Micheal's already painted white and glittered.  As much as I love painting its sometimes nice to find stuff already done!

I just hot glued the letters down another piece of the green ribbon and secured it to my wreath with a few sewing pins.  Like this...

That way if i ever want to remove the lucky banner and use the wreath for something else I can.  I'm not sure I ever will but its nice to have options!

And that's it!

A super cute new wreath for my front door in a little over an hour. I love crafts like that! 

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gallery Wall

When we moved into our new house I knew I wanted to do a gallery wall.... Somewhere.  It took me awhile to figure out where the best place for that was going to be but I finally made a decision (the hardest part), gathered all my family pictures and put my plan into action.

I just decided on a layout on the floor and then picked a picture to begin with and hung everything up.  I started on the bottom right and went from there.  I've heard some great tips for gallery walls like making paper templates for each picture and taping them on the wall to figure out the placement, but I was too lazy.  I just did it the old fashion way with a tape measure, a washable marker, and a hammer.

I'm quite proud of the result.

Most of my frames were black and I was planning on painting the couple that weren't... but once I got it laid out I kinda liked the added color.  I may still paint them but I decided to leave it for now and see how I feel about it.  What do you guys think?

I do love the addition of the candle sconces and "family" to break up the gallery and it fills up this otherwise awkward wall.

 I still have a few more things to do to make the dining room "complete."  I need to lower the light and move it a little to the left and then paint the handrail. 

But I'm taking it one step at a time and for now just enjoying looking at all those cute little faces!

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Monday, February 13, 2012

{LOVE} Door Hanger

In case you missed it last week, here is my project for WYLTC.  All the other ladies had some really fun crafts too so be sure to check them all out.  And the link party is going on now, so if you have any "love" wood crafts, be sure to link them up!


Hello everyone!  Krystal from Sassy Sanctuary here.  It's my favorite time of the month again!  Wood You Like to Craft time!!!!  Since we are in February I naturally wanted to make a project for the big "LOVE" day and I needed something for my front door.  So this is what I came up with.

I never know what to call these kind of things..... I guess its a wreath but not really.  The official title could be a wooden-heart-mobile-door-hanging-thingy.  :)

Whatever you want to call it, it was super fun to make!

All I did was get some plywood and cut out the heart shape with my jig saw.  From there you can decorate it however you want!

I covered the center heart in a piece of scrapbook paper.  Distressed the heck out of it and then hot glued on the little wooden letters.  I got them at Hobby Lobby.

The outer heart I just painted by hand in stripes using colors from my paper design.

As you can see the stripes are far from perfect.  I knew perfect wasn't going to happen so I varied the width and style of each strip so the imperfections would look on purpose.  And I distressed the heck out the that too!

It still needed a little something at this point so I made some felt flowers and put an arrow through the whole thing.

The arrow was a last minute add on.  I ended up just using a couple of skewer, like the ones for kabobs, that I had in my kitchen stash.  Its just hot glued to the back of the heart and then further secured with some felt hot-glued over the top.  The arrow tip and bottom are also just hot-glued on pieces of felt.

It was really a simple thing but I think the arrow made a big difference with the cuteness factor!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that the two hearts are simply attached to each other by a peice of ribbon stapled to the back.  I also made a little loop at the top to hang the whole thing from.  You need that! :)

So that's it!  My Valentine's wood project.  And it does look pretty dang cute hanging on my front door.  Love it!

I can't wait to see what the rest of the WYLTC ladies come up with!

And in case you haven't figured it out yet, our theme this month is "LOVE" and we can't wait to see all the cute, wooden, Valentine's Day projects out there.

Thanks for reading!

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Winner!!!... and other news

First up...

Thanks to everyone who entered the My Memories Suite Giveaway.  The lucky winner is....

And who is #9?

Muireann who said...
I love the 11x8 In my Heart kit. Thanks for the chance to win!

Congrats!  It's such a fun program, you're going to LOVE it!  Email me as soon as you can and I'll get you in touch with MMS so you can claim your prize.  :)

If you didn't win but are interested, you can use discount code STMMMS28310 to get $10 off the program AND $10 credit to their online store.

Next up...

Rumor has it that Google Friend Connect is going bye bye.  Sad.  I am hoping this is just a rumor and not actually going to happen, but just in case I signed up for linky followers.  So if you want to follow me that way, that would be great.  :) 

It's over there --->

And Finally...

It WYLTC week!  Me and my crafty compadres have been sharing our wooden "love" projects.  There is some seriously cute stuff going on over there.  Be sure to check it out.  Also, the link party is now live so if you have any wooden "love" projects, we'd love to see them!


Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Love Day Mantle

 Well... I finally got my Valentine's Mantle display done.  Wanna see?

 Cute huh?!

The only thing new that I added was the paper banner across the mirror.

I had bought the cutest paper pack at Hobby Lobby for another project and just loved all the patterns and had to use them!  It was so so easy.  All I did was cut out the little flags and then hot glued them to a piece of ribbon.  It seriously took about 20 minutes. 

I love projects like that!

On the one side I have my love birds from last year, my family rules, and the same vase from my winter display.

The other side has the other vase from my winter display and the XOXO I made last year.

I mixed the garland from my winter display with a pink feather boa to give it that extra softness and romance. 

And that's about it.  {LOVE} it!  hehe

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