Young and Crafty Sisters: October 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Spicy salt and vinegar kale chips

 

spicy salt and vinegar kale chips

 

As most of you know, I try to eat healthy the majority of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I cheat and eat bad foods too. These kale chips are just like cheating but you’re not! They give you the crunch and saltiness of a chip but they are packed with nutrients.

 

These are pretty easy to make. Here are the ingredients that you will need:

 

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Kale (1 bunch)

1tbsp Olive oil

2 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Salt

1 tbsp White wine vinegar

1-2  tbsp Red pepper flakes

 

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Take all of the leaves off of the kale.

 

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Toss all ingredients with the kale in a gallon ziploc bag. Shake it up to coat the kale.

 

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Lay your kale out on a baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees flipping every 10 minutes until the kale is crispy.

 

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A healthy snack that will satisfy that chip craving!

 

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Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Thursday-Somewhat Simple Friday-Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday-Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Industrial Entertainment Center

 

 

Industrial entertainment center

 

I love, love, love the industrial look. Before I even moved to my new apartment, I knew that I wanted to build an industrial entertainment center. I got my inspiration from this entertainment center.

 

My dad helped me draw up plans and figure out what all I needed to complete this project. He mentioned that he hoped I lived close to a Home Depot or Lowes because I would be taking many trips in order to get it just right. I was all like, “nah, Dad, I’ve got plans!”

 

Lets just say that dads know best. It took me about six trips to get it right and luckily a Home Depot is about .25 miles from my apartment.

 

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Unfortunately this is one of the only pictures I snapped before hand. Mostly because I got extremely frustrated that I kept having to go back. One thing that surpised me was that the pieces (found in plumbing) are not as cheap as you would think. I’ll give you a total cost at the end!

 

The poles pictured were 16” tall. That ended up  being entirely too tall so I took them back and ago 12” pieces that were perfect. I spray painted them a nice oil rubbed bronze color.

 

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I posted this picture on Instagram (follow me at hannahyoungandcrafty) and asked what you thought I was making. I got a headboard, bookshelf, and a rack to hang clothes. Those were all great ideas!

 

So basically, you need to figure out how many shelves you want. I wanted three. That will tell you how many poles you need. If you do three, you will need 12, 12” poles. Next you will need the joints. You will need 4 T joints and 2 elbow joints. The last thing, and most expensive, are the floor flanges. You will need 8 total of those. Lastly you will need whatever size boards you want to use. I knew I wanted mine to hang over a bit so I just measured and then got Home Depot to cut them to size. Then stain whatever color you want!

 

Trust me, it took 6 or so trips to finally get it right! Even if I had taken step by step directions, they would still be all over the place. Let’s just look at pretty pictures instead.

 

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You can find the tutorial for the windsor chair HERE and the orange wooden pumpkin HERE.

 

As far as some of the accessories go, here is where I got them. The globe with the wooden shoe is from Homegoods. The metal sphere is from TJ Maxx. The industrial bike sculpture is from Homegoods. Everything else is thrifted or was given to me.

 

How do you feel about the industrial look?

 

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Linking Up To These Parties:
Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. Tuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Today's Creative Blog Funky Polkadot Giraffe Thursday-Somewhat Simple Friday-Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday-Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time

Friday, October 3, 2014

Brittany’s Fun Friday

 

 

Fun Friday

 

A few weekends ago I attended the Montgomery Wine & Music Fest.  Montgomery is only about 20 minutes from Conroe and it seems like they have a festival every weekend, lucky us!  I can’t imagine a more perfect festival to attend…Texas wine and Texas music with my fiancĂ©, my sis and some good friends!

 

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We enjoyed wines from 16 Texas wineries/vineyards.  This is our new friend Bonnie!!  She is tons of fun and the three of us have been spending a lot of time together. 

 

Festival

 

 

At the festival there was amazing Texas BBQ and kettle corn.  Brent bought a HUGE bag to take home and we have been munching on it for two weeks now!  We aren’t feeling too guilty because popcorn is a whole grain, low calorie (maybe not kettle corn) and a great source of fiber.

 

Kettle Corn

 

What a fun weekend with great friends!  Can’t wait to do it again.

 

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Louisiana String Art

 

 

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You may remember my State String Art project from last year.  It is a favorite of mine and people who visit our home always love it!  Brent’s boss just moved into a new home and I knew exactly what we would give the couple for a housewarming gift! 

For a full tutorial on how to create the sting art click here.

Louisiana was significantly more difficult than Texas.  The bottom right half of the state is all marshes and jagged edges.  I did my very best to follow the state’s shape. 

Brent cut the particle board to 16 x 20 inches.  I painted it black, printed off my enlarged Louisiana map and got to nailing.  I took black finishing nails and placed them around the perimeter.  Brent had to special order the gold string off Amazon, I couldn’t find it anywhere!  (He didn’t mind because he is addicted to ordering things off Amazon with his free shipping Smile)

Brent and I knew gold would be the perfect color.  This couple loves the Saints and they love their home town of New Orleans.

 

Louisiana String Art 

I originally thought I would need the rectangle sized board for the state, but quickly realized Louisiana is a little shorter than I anticipated.  I used the extra space at the bottom to add the couple’s last name and their beloved Fleur-De-Lis.

I printed the name and shapes using PicMonkey.  I cut them out using scissors and my Exacto knife (I really need to invest in a Cricut!).  I traced around them using a gold paint pen and then colored in the rest.  I am so glad I chose to use a paint pen versus paint and a brush, the pen made the whole process a breeze!

You can customize this String Art for any state, color combination, monogram, etc.  Really make it your own for a WOW piece of art for under $10.

 

 

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Linking Up To These Parties:
Monday- Skip to my Lou Craft-O-Maniac Making the World Cuter C.R.A.F.T. The Girl CreativeTuesday- Sugar Bee Crafts A Diamond in the Stuff Home Stories A to Z Today's Creative BlogFunky Polkadot Giraffe Wednesday-  Trendy Treehouse Fireflies & Jellybeans Thursday-Somewhat Simple House of Hepworths Friday-Tatertots and Jello Chic on a Shoestring Decorating  Sunday-Under the Table and Dreaming I Heart Nap Time