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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Three Dawg Lady Has A New Look!

Happy Sunday Evening Ya'll!

Wow, I finally took some times from making tons of Christmas crafts to work on the look for my blog.......

and, now I have a new header, which I love! New background......new colors.....and all for FREE! If you are looking for something new for your blog and love the "shabby chic" look, then please go check out all the wonderful FREE things at shabbyblogs.com!

I was amazed at all the beautiful backgrounds, templates, and so much more for FREE! This isn't a paid solicitation, this is just one grateful woman for all the beautiful things I found for FREE on this site!

Take the time to go check them out!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Christmas Wine Glass Candle Holders!

I know....it isn't even Halloween yet, and here I am writing about Christmas! The decorations are already in every store you go into...the Dollar Store.....Wal-Mart.....even the groceries stores! 

But, I have a huge Christmas Craft Show coming up so, I've been very busy making items to sell at the show. Now, this post isn't for you to buy anything. This is about the cutest and easiest gift or decoration to make during the holiday season. I bought several $1.00 wine glasses from The Dollar Tree. I, also, at that time, purchased several battery operated tea lights to place on the top of each candle holder. Of, course, you could use a regular candle, but, these are so cute, I wouldn't want to have the wax dripping on the holder.

I used plain old acrylic paint, since these were not going to be drank from. First, step was to choose design, then I painted the inside of each glass my base color. After that dried, I painted the outside design and let the dry for 24 hours. I then placed them into a cold oven, set temp at 350, and when temp was reached, I then let them bake for 30 more minutes. I then let them cool and set for 24 hours, or over night , would be fine also.

I then used my paint sealant, sprayed them outside and let dry outside also. Voila!

I'm really excited how cute these turned out. As, I said, these would make great gifts for some friend during the holidays, or just for your own family. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sneak Peek of Christmas Crafts!

Happy Tuesday everyone.....It is rainy and stormy here in South Georgia, and as we are apt to do during a thunderstorm, loose power which means  internet!

I posted some pics today on my Facebook of some crafts I'm making for a Christmas church bazaar in November.....so, here is your sneak peek also:

My house literally looks like Christmas erupted inside of it.....lol! More will be revealed! Have a great week everyone!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Muffins!

Lately, I have been seeing all over the "blogosphere" these delicious two ingredient pumpkin muffins. My neighbor, Ms. Flo, tells me that I'm way behind the times because these have been around forever, but, I still wanted to try them. How hard could they be, right! Just two ingredients!
So, I drove down to the Dollar General....yep, Dollar General! I wanted to show that I thought these could be made by anyone on a budget, and they would still be delicious! I purchased a $1.00 store brand box of yellow cake mix. I then found, much to my surprise, that they also had cans of 100% pumpkin for $1.50! Now, yes, if using an inexpensive mix doesn't suit your taste buds, of course, there are all the national name brands, but, I wanted to stress that these could be made on a budget.
I grabbed my favorite big red mixing bowl. As easy as could be, I dumped the cake mix and the can of pumpkin together and mixed!  I have to admit, I was very surprised at how it all mixed together. I used a 6 cup muffin pan and preheated oven to 350. I made 3 batches of 6....the first batch I sprinkled with powdered sugar when they were done....the next batch I put chopped walnuts on while they were baking which made them crunchy......and the  last batch was plain.


I have to admit, they turned out wonderful and have already shared with a few neighbors.....have a few more I need to take some to later this afternoon.  These would be so nice and easy to make for any function over the holidays you may attend or just for your family. ENJOY!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Ya'll Know I love My Coffee!

Ok, I can't help it....I love drinking coffee and I love all different types of mugs. So, I thought I would make some more cute mugs to use to serve my friends as we sit outside in the mornings and late in the afternoon enjoying that great brew.

I also wanted to come up with some sayings for mugs and the craft show in November.....so, just a few ideas:

The nerve pain and fibromyalgia that I suffer from had my hand shaking today, but, that is okay. Just use a Sharpie, write your phrase, place into a cold oven, turn to 300, and when the oven reaches temp, let them stay in for 20 more minutes. Take them out and let cool and set over night, and hand wash, and they are ready to use.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fabulous Witch Shoes!

There's No Place Like Home! Some of the most famous words ever spoken....and they were spoken by Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz! That famous scene where Glinda the Good Witch tells Dorothy she had always had the power to go home....and "click" go those beautiful ruby red shoes!
Then, there have been all types of depictions of witch's shoes......

 So, I decided to do one last Halloween sign in tribute to the Witch's Shoe:

 I so love dressing up every year on Halloween.....my sisters and I have so much fun with all the fun things we do, and yes, we have fancy shoes. I can't wait to share pictures from this years Halloween celebration....but, I just love Fabulous witch shoes!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Halloween Is In The Air!

I Love Halloween! My whole family does and we all get involved.....from building fantastic displays which takes weeks.....to having over 500 people come to our annual yard haunt and having police direct traffic, because it got so clustered!

So, this week, while having to take it easy with darn head cold I had....I decided to stop working on signs and crafts for the Christmas show, and make a few fun signs in anticipation of one of my FAVORITE holidays!

 I've already sold one! So excited and I love how cute these turned out! AND, I can't wait to share with you all the spectacular display our family is building this year!