Saturday, October 29, 2011

A New Business Venture!

Let me tell you where I’ve been! I have been looking for quite a while for some opportunities. I feel like something big is about to happen and have been searching for what that is. I have been looking into craft booths/shops to sell crafts. Thinking about an Etsy store, building my hair business. Wondering if I should focus on MaryKay..which isn’t what I really want to run with..thinking about BeautiControl ~FABULOUS product..but not right for me now..

About a month ago I was introduced to a gal that told me about Paparazzi Accessories. Through the long and short of it, I have become a Paparazzi Accessories Consultant. It is a FABULOUS company to work for. And has been a BLAST so far!

Paparazzi Accessories is JEWELRY and HAIR ACCESSORIES sold for $5.00 each! SUPER cute, trendy, stylish and AFFORDABLE! You can read more about it on my new business blog here: It is a consultant company as of January of THIS YEAR! So it is very new and exciting. I love the idea of being a Pioneer of sorts to this area where I live. Because not many have heard of it here in the Kansas City area, the sky is the limit! I give home shows that are super fun! Invite your friends, have some refreshments, and shop for affordable, cute jewelry! Gotta love that! AND there are Hostess incentives too!:) If you would like to learn more, you can e-mail me and I would love to answer any questions you have!:) So, I have been building my new business and am so excited for what lies ahead!

I have been crafting along the way. I am taking orders for the “Home” wood project I have been making but don’t have an Etsy store up and going yet..if you are interested in that you can e-mail me here: I have come up with a lot of different options for each month for the “O”, I can’t wait to show you!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you check out my new blog and drop me a line if you wish!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Fun

To get into the Halloween spirit I made some little bats. Super easy and cute! They are hanging in the entryway to our apartment along with some cheesecloth spider webs and orange lights. It’s so fun!

Supplies for bats: desired color of paper/cardstock – I used purple and black; google eyes; double-sided tape or really good glue; fish line or string; something thin and sharp to punch small holes – I used large sewing needle.

Directions: The bats are circles and I cut a chunk out of the top to make it look like ears. Take another circle and cut in half – those halves will be wings. I used decorative scissors that I had to make edges on wings; otherwise you can cut your own design with regular scissors. Use tape/glue to add googel eyes. Tape wings to the back part of bat circle. Poke a hold and feed fishing line through. Tie the fishing line in a knot in the back and cut desired length. Oh, you can make them different sizes and connect smaller ones to larger ones (picture below: tiny black bat is taped to large purple one).


This would be cute as a mobile if you wanted to hang it from a hanger or hoops or some sort but I liked the ‘all over’ idea. I just taped each one around the ceiling.

Tasty Tuesday – Chili and Corn Bread

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Isn’t chili the easiest thing to put together? Throw in whatever you want. I guess this is my own recipe and I like to make up a big pot of it because it is so good as leftovers.

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1 lb. ground beef

1 medium onion, diced.

1 green pepper, diced.

1 can black beans, drained

1 Cup frozen corn

3 Cans kidney beans, drained

1 large can whole tomatoes, cut each into chunks.

1 packet of chili seasoning

1 can tomato soup

1 Cup water

Brown the beef, drain. Add onions and green peppers; cook for about five minutes until onions are softened. Add black beans (drained), kidney beans (drained), whole tomatoes ( cut into chunks), tomato soup, water, corn, chili seasoning, and whatever else you want to add. Let it cook on low for about a half hour so the corn is cooked and the beans are softened. You might add more chili seasoning to taste if you want to. To make it go further, add more tomato soup and water. Enjoy!

We make corn bread/muffins to enjoy with this meal.

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