Philly Cheesecake Sliders

Monday, March 25, 2019 No comments
The original recipe called for you to jake these on sliders, but I had some sub rolls on hand.  The results were the same-yum!  I have not tried baking it, or using the frozen meat before, so those are two things I'll definitely add to the list which made these really easy!
The original recipe was from HomeMadeInterest, and it was a pinterest win!
12 slider rolls, 1 box thinly sliced steak (these are in the frozen section, but I actually found them at my store sort of in between the frozen meals and the fresh meat in a section with frozen fish etc), 1 green onion (sliced), 1 onion (sliced), 6 sliced of Provolone cheese, mayonnaise, 3 T butter (melted), onion seasoning (1 t.), salt & pepper to taste
1.  Preheat oven to 350.
2.  Separate the top and bottom of your rolls in an 11 x 7 inch pan.
3.  Cook the meat on the stove until browned.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Set aside.
4.  Use the same pan to saute the pepper and onions until tender.
5.  Spread a thin layer of mayo on the bottom and top of the bread.
6.  Layer the mayo covered base with the meat, onions, and cheese.  Top with bread.
7.  Brush with butter and onion seasoning.
8.  Cover with foil and bake for 10 min. at 350.
9.  Uncover and bake another 10 minutes until your cheese is fully melted.

Portable Fairy Garden

Thursday, March 21, 2019 No comments
A few years ago I brought all the fixings to help my goddaughter build a fairy garden when I went to visit her.  She has since moved several times, and it got me to thinking about those fairy gardens and how cute they are in the summer, but winter comes, and moves come, and when I ran across the idea of creating little 'houses' out of pots at craftsunleashed, I loved this idea b/c they store well in the winter and can even travel with you.  It would also be fun to create a 'theme' out of each pot until you have a little town.  
 I bought most of the 'stuff' at Michael's, but I found some plastic flowers (more weather proof), a small door, and some self adhesive moss at Hobby Lobby.  I'm an equal opportunity crafter.
 The door actually had a tooth on it, so I glued a pink flower over the tooth.  I then glued pebbles and flowers around the door, and stuck moss between the rocks.
I added some pink rocks and a fairy to the trivet below and it's ready for planting....and magic.

Teaching Tuesday: Egg Word Families

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 No comments
Here's a simple center for those left over eggs.  Make word families.  I just used permanent marker and added the family to one side (-op, -it, -ot, -ap, -et) and then added the letters to the other side students can spin to make words.  They can make words and write them down, and you could even slip a little answer key inside with all the words they should make and a QR code of you recording yourself saying the words.

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock

Thursday, March 14, 2019 No comments
I have been obsessing over all the pink/brown/orange/cream things going around the net these days.  So, I had an extra Shamrock from a GMT segment and decided to use up some of the 'ends' of yarn I keep in storage for projects just like this.  
Joann's had several different options for shamrocks, some unfinished, and this chalkboard shamrock, but the point is, I just needed the shape.
 I was using six different yarns, and the board is 12 inches tall, so I measured and drew off 2 inch lines using a silver sharpie.
 I glued some yarn around the bottom since it would be hard to wrap it around this area.
 Then I started wrapping.  I added a little glue as I went to keep the yarn in place.
 For the weird edges, I laid piece of yarn down and glued it flat, then wrapped and glued it around the edge.
I started at the top of the next line for each color and worked my way down just to keep things even.  
 In progress.
 Again, as I reached weird edge, I'd start there and wrap and glue, and then cover that up as I continued to wrap.  The bag doesn't look as good as the front.  If I were hanging this on my door, I'd cover the back with one piece of fabric, but this is going flush against a wall, so I didn't worry about that for this project.
Overall, I'm pleased with how it turned out and want to add some bunting etc.

St Patrick's Day Bubble Gum Necklace

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 No comments
I did a little something like this a few years ago for Valentine's Day and busted it out again for St Patrick's Day.  An edible rainbow necklace to celebrate all things Irish.  
 I love to explore the candy bins at Party City.  You can pick your own colors/candies and they are 10 or 15 pieces per dollars, so you don't have to buy a bunch of packages of one colored gum to make just a few necklaces.  This is not an add, just a tip if you haven't discovered this section.  I use it a lot of parties too when I want to use candy on tables for parties (instead of confetti).
To make a hole to string my gum I used a scrapbook pocker, but in the past I have used push pins and nails to do the trick as well, or a nice sharp skewer will do the trick.  Basically, something sharp, but not too thick or it will crack the gum.
I threaded a needle with some thin ribbon and pushed the ribbon through the holes.  I also tied a knot between each piece.  
 Ready to wear, but more importantly, ready to wear.  I think I'll make some Oreo cookie necklaces to take with me to work on Monday.

St Patrick's Day Wreath

Sunday, March 10, 2019 No comments
I'm working on a few super easy St Patrick's Day crafts.   I'll post the video tomorrow on Facebook. I've seen a lot of door decorations covered in moss, and discovered sheets of self adhesive moss recently at the craft store (I've found it at both Joann and Hobby Lobby-use a coupon).  I also grabbed this unfinished shamrock at Joann.  They also had some chalkboard shamrocks I bought as well.  Basically, I just wanted the shape.  
 I painted the edges green, and then I just started tracking out the shamrock shape on the back of the moss.
 Peel and stick.
 I did it in sections to control it a bit as it stuck down.
 I sprayed a letter gold and added a bow and it's ready to welcome guest.