Saturday, March 29, 2014

Diy for household items!

Hey ya'll!

I'm laying here in bed wide awake..... The insomnia bandit has struck again!!! So why not do something productive?? That's right, I am writing to all my lovies! My wonderful readers who like to hear me babble... raw and uncut.

As I am laying here, I start to think "ok, what should I write about??" and then it hit me. Everyone loves to save money and some like it for the "do it yourself" kick.

So let me tell you my story.

Yesterday I went to Walmart looking for citric acid. They say they sell it, online even says stores have it. I looked in EVERY section for it and couldn't find it.

I go up to one of the employees and ask "do you know where I can find the citric acid? "  He gives me this ungodly stare and turns pale white. He says "Miss that's sone pretty dangerous stuff, might I ask what your using it for???" I politely reply, with a smile on my face "I am using it to make my own dishwasher detergent." He says he has no clue so on to the next employee in a different section!

I go back to the food section and ask another person, and the conversation was a little different.
Me- "Maam do you know where I can find the citric acid?"
Employee- "Your not going to find that here. It's toxic to everyone's health and and can be used easily to kill people."

I now his this baffled look on my face and the smart*** that I am.... I have the gears turning in my head. I go get 3 items. Crystal light packages, jello, and fruit cups. I take them to the same lady and ask her to read the first ingredient on all those items.... well guess what?!?!? I'll be darned, if it isn't that deathly thing called CITRIC ACID!!!! WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE NOW!!!!! OOOOOHHHHHH MMMMMYYYYYY LLLLAAAANNNNDDDDSSSSS!!!!

The look on her face was priceless. Bless her little heart:)
I go and ask around again, and to my surprise on gentle men told me it's the same thing as fruit pectin. So I buy it, it's only $1.29. For those of you that don't know, fruit pectin is the stuff you buy to can items. It's the jelly stuff!

I go home, research it, and low and behold the gentleman was correct!!!

4 simple items.
Fruit pectin
Washing soda

Yup, my dishes are clean for under 10 bucks. Now you won't use all the ingredients for a while and you'll have to purchase more fruit pectin. But the way I figured it, 10 bucks for all the stuff and 2 batches makes about  288 loads because you only need 1 teaspoon. I figure it's around $.03 for one load.

Amazing right???!!!

If ya want the full recipe just let me know!

Either contact me here or email me!

Enjoy guys!

With love,

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

OH it's no big deal.... OK IT IS!!!!!! THE LIEBSTER AWARD NOMINATION!!!! EEEKKKK!!!

Heyyyyyyy Ya'llllll!!!

So I just found out that I was nominated for the Liebster Award!!!! OH EM GEE!!!!

~Well what is it?!?!?! It's an award for smaller blogs that was recognized by a fellow blogger! YAYY!! I made the list!!! (doing a happy jig)

I would love to thank Miss Becky and Miss Glenna from My Paper Craze! Ya'll ladies are AMAZINGGG!!! I also want to thank them for the recognition!!!! Check out their awesome blog here>>>>>> My Paper Craze <<<<<<< yup amazing RIGHT?!?!?!

This is SUCH an honor!!! So here are the rules....
ok let's get this shindig started:)

Here are my answers for the questions by Becky and Glenna :)
1. Why did you decide to start a blog?
My wonderful boyfriend. He says that I have been through so much and I have so many ideas that I should write it down, oh and my therapist... well she agrees:) So thank you to Chris and Hayley! They are my rocks

2. Is blogging your obsession or your hobby?
Right now it is a hobby. I'm happy to admit that it is slowly becoming an obsession. 

3. What is your greatest source of inspiration for your blog?
My greatest source?? Well I would have to say my brain, haha! I look at all the wonderful blogs and try to do something different. We all aspire to be different right?

4. Do you plan your posts in advance or are you a spur-of-the-moment blogger?
I would have to say that I am definitly a spur-of-the-moment blogger. Something pops in my head and I'm like "oh that would be a good post" let's do this!! all while fist pumping {not really though, I do not fist pump}

5. If you could choose a blog-idol, who would it be?
I have SO MANY!!! I would have to say the first blog that I really followed and has inspired me is Lauren Lanker from the thinking closet.

6. What do you consider your biggest success so far as a blogger?
My biggest success would have to be writing my first post, doing my first YouTube video and also getting on the computer to do posts! I just feel that life has me wrapped up at times and it really is a commitment to get on the computer.

7. What has been your biggest obstacle?
My almost 4 month old son. He always needs attention {but I do not mind at all}. I love all his little kisses and hugs. I would also say my 4 year old. We are prepping him for school so that has been an obstacle, but it's awesome to see his brain go to work!

8. Is there anything you would change about your journey into blogging?
No way! I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason. So how it happened, it was for a reason:)

9. Do you have any insight to share with those contemplating starting a blog?

10. What is your favorite activity (or non-activity) to relax?
Crafting, dancing with my kiddos, listening to music, or a piping hot bath...... aaahhhh I can feel the steam now!

11. What do you envision for your blog in 10 years?
It will be bigger, better and I still learn. If you are not learning then you are not using your brain to the fullest extent!

11 random facts:
Although I'm not sure if these are going to be too random...

1. I have an old soul..... like I think my soul is wayyyy older than my boyfriend {7 years is nothing}
2. I have my own dictionary.... it's called the Tiffanary
3. My favorite color is black... the lack of all colors light.
4. I enjoy taking part in first person shooter games. Gamer for life!
5. I never wear socks that match..... like ever!
6. Weird is my normal... what is normal anyway????
7. I love all things dark, spooky, gory, skulls, Halloween and everything in between
8. My dream job is to be a Forensic crime scene investigator. 
9. My favorite drink is Pepsi... I can not stand Coke
10. I take pictures ALL THE TIME!
11. I have Panic Disorder and PTSD. 

My Winners:

I did have to guess at most of the followers, so please do not be offended!! 

1. Daniela @ Put A Bird On It
2. Stephanie @ The House on Hillbrook
3. Meredith @ Whats Next Ma
4. Kirsten @ One Tough Mother
5. Melanie @ It Happens in a Blink
6. Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof
7. Nicole @ Coley's Corner
8. Helen @ Creating Joyfully
9. Joyce @ Peace, Love and Joyce
10. Janice @ Nearly Handmade
11. Bev @ Give Me A Paintbruch

WOW was that hard to pick just 11 :/ Can I do 11 more like 50 times?!?!?!?

11 Questions for all my Winners:
1. How did you start out?
2. What is one thing you despise about blogging?
3. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
4. How many hours a day do you set aside to blog?
5. What are your extra curricular activities {besides blogging and crafting}?
6. Who is your Idol?
7. Who/what is your blogging inspiration?
8. Do you ever get together with other bloggers?
9. Do you ever go to any crafting swaps or meets?
10. What is you favorite thing about sharing your ideas?
11. What is your goal for this year?

Happy blogging and CONGRATULATIONS to all the award winners!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

How do you store your stamps??

Hey ya'll!!!

Recently I have been researching ways to store my cling stamps because OH MY GOSH do they take up SO MUCH SPACE! I also don't have a nifty craft room because well, we had to make a nursery. Seems newborns need their own room right??


I have found these tote lookin thingys that seem nice but what happens if you have more than say, 24 stamps?? Also let's put aside that I did not want to spend 13+ and shipping for something that might store all my stamps. So the creativity juices started flowing and this is what I came up with:) hope ya'll enjoy!!!

First I had a 3" binder that I got at walmart for about 3 bucks in the clearance section.
Who's doesn't love cheap right?!?!?

Then I got these beautiful write on transparencies on ebay for 5 bucks and free shipping:) waaahhhhooooo!!!!

These zipable folders are from staples for 4 dollars! They sure are nifty and they do the trick!  Now to put it all together!!

First I rounded the corners on the transparencies so they wouldn't snag or cut the folders.

Put your stamps on the transparency and they will end up sticking to the folder so I put the separation film that come with the transparency pack as a protective cover for the back of the stamps. Then pop those bad mamma jammas in! Viola! You have a neat, organized, cheap way to store those awesome stamps!!!

Hope ya'll enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

You Tube reveal!!!!!! 2014 Card swap!!

Ok guys, I know I lied to you.... I'm sorry:( I realized after posting my last post that I wanted to give all the wonderful ladies a chance to get their packages and look at them!!!! SSSSOOOOO...... I uploaded a you tube video of me unwrapping my package!!! IT WAS SO FUN!!! I can't wait to do it again!!! I think it would also be cool to do some fun packages between some crafters!! So if you are interested, email me at :)

I will now show you my cards I made:)

I must say that I definitely learned A LOT while doing this swap. I can only be excited to challenge myself further!!!!

and here is my very first EVER You Tube video!!!!!! You can go subscribe here>>>>> The Outlandish Momma You Tube channel:)