Monday, February 29, 2016

Two Uses Tuesday #69

Two Uses Tuesday | A Sarah Celebrates link up party showcasing your crafts, diys, recipes and upcycles
Our Family (twochicksandamom) is in Hawaii this week!  We came over to watch Staci graduate from college!  Our posts this week will be fewer but we have to share our awesome Two Uses Tuesday Party with you!  Mahalo!

Tip Of The Week!  For the next month your Two Uses Tuesday tips will be about goals.  If you haven't given up on your New Year's resolutions/goals yet, good for you!  Think about your goal-is it S.M.A.R.T.?  Specific Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely (or Tangible).  Being able to define these goals under these categories will make you more likely to succeed.

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Now on to more important things... YOU!

This Week's Featured Posts!!

Raw Vegan Hot Chocolate Personalized Artwork with the Cricut FRAMED MONOGRAM TUTORIAL Pork Fried Rice With Hormel Always Fresh Before and After: The old oak dresser from the screened in porch Sunburst Jellyfish Image Map

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Looking for a warm, pick me up drink that's not coffee? Try Ilka's raw, vegan hot chocolate!

Sarah's Favorite

I love fried rice, I'm just terrified to make it myself. Jenny makes her pork fried rice look so easy, why not give it a go? =)

Stella's Favorite

Take some time to relax and paint. Tasha shares her watercolor jellyfish; reminds me of vacation...

Pili's Favorite

Love the look of monogram decor but hate the price? Celeste shows us how to DIY our own framed monogrammed artwork.

Donna's Favorite

With artwork on the brain this week, Lindi shows us her personalized artwork using a Circuit.

And Last, But Certainly Not Least...

Last To The Party

Tarah is back at last to link with another reno at her grandma's house. Some sanding and stain gives an old dresser a new life.

Special Feature!!

Becky has some tips to whitewash wood.

Congrats to this week's featured bloggers!

Thank you for inspiring us to create! Don't forget to brag about it =) Grab a button, tweet it to the world and watch for it on the Two Uses Tuesday FEATURES! board on Pinterest. Follow Sarah Jaskowski @ Sarah Celebrates's board Two Uses Tuesday FEATURES! on Pinterest.
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  1. BE CREATIVE & LINK UP - Share up to three (3) up-cycling, re-purposing, DIYs, recipes and craft projects. Original work and posts you haven't submitted previously please.
  2. COMMENT & CONNECT - Visit two (2) links for every post you submit and show a little love.
  3. FOLLOW & SHARE - Follow your hosts on at least one social media platform and share the party! Don't forget to use our party hashtag, #2usestuesday
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Disclosures: By submitting a link to the Two Uses Tuesday Link Up you are giving the party hosts permission to feature your link/post on our blogs, across social media and future round up posts. This includes images from the linked post as well as linking to your social media accounts. Twochicksandamom and all Two Uses Tuesday co-hosts respect you and your work; everything will be properly linked back to you and credit given where credit is due. You earned it!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

No Super Saturday

Hello and Happy weekend!  Since we are on the lovely island of Oahu for the week, there will be no Super Saturday this week (BOO!).  Chick #1, Staci, is graduating from college this Saturday with her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition (YAY!).  Of course, we came to celebrate and let her know how proud we are--no matter her age and accomplishments!

Staci at about one year of age, rocking a good head of hair

Staci, who will soon be a mama herself

Look for Super Saturday to return next week.  In the meantime, follow along with some of our Hawaiian adventures on our instagram @twochicksandamom and on our Facebook page Twochicksandamom.  Because we are just fun, you know?

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Funtastic Friday

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Welcome to Funtastic Friday! I was traveling last week, so I wasn't too productive. I do have a giveaway going on right now. Please stop by and enter a chance to win up to $15 off Arnold® Whole Grain Breads. We have more holidays coming up soon. Have you made anything for St. Joseph's Day or St. Patrick's Day? If so, please share them with us at Funtastic Friday. We're always looking for new recipes and cool crafty things. On to this week's party!
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Sherry's fav - Authentic Wonton Soup @ Marilyn's Treats Lindsay's fav - Painted Wooden Kitchen Utensils @ Kreativ K Donna's fav - Chicken Spirals with Creamed Spinach Sauce @ Grandparents Plus
 Chris's fav - Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala @ Strength and Sunshine

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Handmade Christmas Blog Hop for February

Has anyone started thinking about Christmas gift giving yet?  Too soon?  Well, follow along with yours truly and the many other bloggers who have chosen to make an item that would be perfect for Christmas giving!  Handmade, of course:).

Handmade Christmas Blog Hop

For February, my friend Pili has a great tutorial on her blog showing you how you can make a Christmas decoration out of scrap wood.  Cute-- you will want to make one for yourself!  Check it out here DIY Christmas decor.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

February is Cancer Awareness Month

I am among the bloggers who were chosen by the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center to help spread the word about cancer awareness. Most of us have been impacted by this condition in one way or another, whether having cancer ourselves or knowing someone who has suffered from it.  Cancer is devastating in many ways, not just physically.  Cancer can alter a family's finances and emotional states.  Cancer can take a toll on those who have lost a loved one.  While there are many advances in treatments, each of us must be proactive in lowering our risks.   The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center has created a graphic with a few easy steps you and your loved ones can take to lower your risk of cancer. They work to spread awareness of the rare but preventable disease mesothelioma, which is caused by exposure to asbestos.  Asbestos is a material which is still legal in the United States and Canada.

I might also add (here comes my RN voice) that you get regular age-appropriate screenings such as mammograms, colonoscopy, and dermatology (skin cancer screening).  Working together with your health care provider can help increase your chances of a long, healthy life!

For more information on mesothelioma, click on the link provided above.

Thanks for stopping by!  Here's to good health!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday #90

Aloha!  Yes, still getting in the Hawaiian way as we leave in a couple of days for our Hawaiian vacation and to celebrate Staci's college graduation.  She is really excited to graduate and focus on having her first baby soon!

Be watching for not one but two giveaways here at twochicksandamom next month!  One will, naturally, be Hawaiian-related:).

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