Thursday, July 2, 2015

RBD Home Dec Love Blog Tour: Pleated Curtain Panel Tutorial

**I received fabric in exchange for this tutorial and review.  No other product or compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**

Riley Blake Designs



I recently bought a house and have no window coverings for it.  I thought it was about time to make some window coverings.  These curtains are going to be for my son's room and he is so excited about it.  I haven't made curtains for him since he was a toddler and he is now 11.  This fabric was so much fun I was so excited to use it.  This fabric is from Riley Blake Designs and it is their home decor fabric.  I LOVE the home decor fabric.  It is perfect for making anything decor item in your home and it is very durable.  I also love how easy it is to sew with compared to other home decor fabric.


I decided to make lined pleated curtains to help them hold a little more light out and just to add an extra layer.




First I cut the fabric to the length I needed for the windows I was doing.  In this case I cut them 40" long by the width of fabric.  At this time you will also want to cut the selvage off of your fabric.


Next I took a layer of  muslin for the lining.  I cut the muslin just slightly smaller on the top and bottom of the outer fabric of the curtain and then on the sides I left it quite a bit smaller for the next step.  Lay right sides of fabric together.  You will be sewing the two sides together.  The sides will have more excess fabric than the top and bottom and that is the look you are going for.  (I used the width of fabric on the muslin which was like 40" wide and it was perfect to have the excess of the outer fabric of the 55" wide home decor fabric)


Line up one of the sides (right sides together) with the top end all the way to the corner.  You will want the top edge to be flush and line up with top of the fabric and have the excess main fabric to be on the bottom side.  You will then sew down the other side lining up the edges.  Your curtain will now look like the picture below.



At this point you will want to turn right sides out and press the edges of your curtains.  You want the excess to be on the back side so it will look like the lining fabric is pulling the main fabric to the back.  See picture below.


Once your curtain is all pressed you will want to start the top hem.  Fold the fabric over twice to hide the raw edge then sew a seam to have a finished top edge.


Next you will make the pleats in your curtains. Fold the curtain in half and mark the middle.  You will want to make the middle pleat first and then work your way out.  You can make as many pleats as you wish.  Since this was a boy curtain I decided to only do a few pleats.  For a more girly look I would do many more pleats in the curtains. 


Make a crease and then fold a small fan type fold so you have 3 little layers together.


Pin at the top of the pleat and then down to where you want to stop the pleat.  I pinned and made my seam go about 3" down from the top.  So my pleat looks like this


I ended up with 5 pleats on each of my panels because of the size of panel I was doing.  You may need to adjust the distance of your pleats or the amount of pleats depending on how much fabric you are using. 

 

Last I did the hem of the bottom of the curtains.  I folded it in about a half an inch then an half an inch again to hide the raw edges.  Then I hand sewed a whip stitch into just the lining of the curtain so that you could not see it from the outside.  



 Here are my finished pleated curtains.  I really enjoyed making these curtains.  I LOVE Riley Blake fabric and was so excited to be able to use their fabric decor line.  I look forward to many more projects. 




 Make sure to check out all these other talented bloggers and their amazing Home Decor Projects!

6/19 – The Happy Housie
6/22 – Choo Choo Skadoo
6/23 – A Bright Corner
6/24 – Tea Rose Home
6/29 – Sew Like My Mom
7/3 – Heart Zipper
7/6 – Quiltscapes
7/9 – Jedi Craft Girl
7/10 – Freetime Frolics
7/13 – Modkid Boutique


 I wish you luck with making your own pleated curtains.  I hope you love them as much as I do.  They are quick and easy to make and different than your traditional curtain.  If you have any questions feel free to email me or leave me a comment below.  Leave me a comment telling me what you like about these curtains.

**I received fabric in exchange for this tutorial and review.  No other product or compensation was received.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**

FatCats Bowling- Great Utah Local Family Fun

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FatCats is your number one stop for great entertainment! At FatCats we have created an unique experience that will bring you back time and time again! What other place can you have this much fun under one roof? At FatCats you can bowl, play mini golf and have a giant slice of Pepperoni pizza. Don't forget that each center has a full service arcade, with some of the latest and greatest games. Visit our website to find a location Near you! 



No other place around is better for your event than FatCats. Whether your event is corporate, family, school or charitable, FatCats will take the work and stress from off your shoulders and make your event an experience that is sure to bring you back. Check out our website or call a location near you to book an event packages that fits your budget. Brace yourself for an experience you won't forget!



Fat Cats offers the ultimate birthday party experience for kids of all ages! Great fun and Great prices! Our party specialists will take care of everything for you. FatCats is the nation's number one party destination with exciting activities. Don't wait, Sign up at http://www.fatcatsfun.com/free_stuff for your next Children's Birthday party and we will send you a free Birthday gift!


We LOVE FatCats Fun Center.  This is a great place to take your family and have a great time.  My children love to go to FatCats and ask to go back frequently.  We have never had a dull moment when going to FatCats.  There is so much to do there that the kids just love it.  They not only have bowling but they also have miniature golf, billiards, and an arcade.  My children love to bowl.  My son got the best score this game than he has ever gotten before.  It is so awesome to see your children so happy and having so much fun.


We love to make FatCats a family event.  Going with family makes the experience that much more meaningful for your children and building memories.  My children were so excited to have the chance to be able to go bowling with their cousins.


One of the things my kids really love about FatCats is that they get to eat when they bowl.  They love the pizza served in the Strikers Grill inside of FatCats.  My personal favorite is the garlic bread sticks.  Overall it makes such a good memorable experience for your family.


I always love to see my children getting along and helping each other with things.  This even was no different than any other.  They were still right by each other's side and helping each other out.  They love to be able to have that bond and share something they both enjoy together.  I always love to watch them together along with them interacting with their cousins.  


FatCats is such a great environment for family time. It is a great place not only for boding with your family and your friends but also a great place to have a good time.  I love to be able to be a kid once in a while and this is a place you can be a kid with your kids.  Fun atmosphere with great activities and great service.  All the staff was very friendly and helpful.  We really enjoyed our visit to FatCats and look forward to going there again.



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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

FERTILIFY Review


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About FERTILIFY
Women today are having their first child nearly a decade later than their mothers did. We lead very busy lives, as more of us pursue higher education, personal goals and demanding careers. We're proud of our achievements; however, these strides take time. Unfortunately, as women age, both the quantity and quality of our eggs decrease, which can make it difficult to start a family later in life. We at FERTILIFY believe that women should not have to choose between their education/career/life aspirations and starting a family. Women should have confidence in their fertility, whether they are ready to start their family now or later in life. To get that confidence, women need to be proactive about their reproductive health. This is why we created FERTILIFY! FERTILIFY is an all-natural, scientifically backed, doctor designed fertility supplement for women who want to enhance, support and maintain their reproductive health. Our formula includes antioxidants and coenzymes that remove harmful free radicals that can decrease our fertility as well as key vitamins that help to balance hormones to improve our fertility. FERTILIFY has leveraged the latest in scientific research to develop its formula; every ingredient has a specific function, and research to support its use. Our active ingredients include CoQ10, Vitamins C, E, D3, B12 and Folic Acid. FERTILIFY complies with both U.S. and Canadian health regulatory requirements. FERTILIFY is for women who: - Want to have children now, and want to support their reproductive health - Want children, but not just yet, and want to be proactive in supporting their reproductive health - Are consulting a doctor, and want an all-natural way to complement their treatments - Have children and would like to support their fertility to have more in the future - Want to support their reproductive health before oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) treatment Together we can help women take charge of their fertility. FERTILIFY Inc. 



Many of you know from a previous post that I have struggled with infertility issues.  I have been willing to try what I could to try and be successful with trying to conceive.  It has been quite the journey.  Many people have a hard time sharing their story or have a hard time sharing how they feel about their journey.  It is a very emotional thing to have to go through.  There are many products out there to try and help.  I have tried a few products.  FERTILIFY is the most recent product I have tried for infertility.

One of the things I like best about FERTILIFY is that it comes in chewable tabs.  I can put some in a pill box or baggy and just throw them in my purse and take them on the go for those days that I forget to take them in the morning.  They taste delicious.  I finished the bottle and didn't get sick of the flavor.  They are big tablets about the size of a quarter or a little smaller.  So I personally would have been just fine with them just a little smaller.  Another thing that I really LOVED about this product is the fact that it has so few ingredients and no extra fillers like so many other supplements out there.  I want to know exactly what I am putting into my body especially if I am trying to conceive a child.  I did feel like I had a little more energy with these supplements.  Unfortunately I did not conceive the month during this supply.  I will have to try another round and see how it goes.  If you are suffering from infertility and trying to conceive this could be a great product for you and I recommend that you give it a try.  I didn't get any side effects from this supplement and I did like them better than some others I have tried.

Find yourself a bottle of FERTILIFY here.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

This is the Place Heritage Park - UTAH Local Deal Coupon

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Utah locals......have you been to This is the Place Heritage Park?!?!  If not I recommend you check out this great deal for a fun family outing.


ITS BABY ANIMAL SEASON AT THIS IS THE PLACE HERITAGE PARK!
BABY ANIMALS TO SNUGGLE, NUZZLE, AND PET...
PONIE RIDES... TRAIN RIDES...ARTISANS IN THEIR SHOPS....ENTERTAINMENT... TAKE HOME CRAFTS... FUN GAMES AND ACTIVITIES...DON'T MISS THE BEST LITTLE GIFT SHOP WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI.
THERE'S A BIT OF SUGARY HEAVEN AT THE BRIGHAM DONUT SHOP...
GREAT GRUB LUNCH AT THE HUNTSMAN HOTEL...
BABY ANIMAL SEASON IS BACK! AT THIS IS THE PLACE!
THE FUN PLACE FOR EVERYONE, EVERYDAY!



FOR ALL MY READERS......

Now you can get $2 off each Admission!!! http://usfamilycoupons.com/coupon.php?regionid=75&bid=11961&dealid=1911
 
Not Valid with any other coupon or offer excludes Witches' Ball or Haunted Village.


This is a GREAT place to take your family for a fun family outing!!  Kids love all the activities and animals.  My kids love This is the Place!! 



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Utah Local: Discovery Gateway The Children's Museum of Utah Coupon

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If you are a UTAH local you have to check out this awesome museum and these coupons are great!!!

There is something new to learn and do everyday at Discovery Gateway. All early childhood education workshops and classes are free with admission or membership.


Find out more about inspiring programs for young children by visiting http://www.discoverygateway.org/classes-a-special-events.


Party-ready with balloons, bright atmosphere, and generous counter/refrigerator space, our adorable Birthday Room is equipped to handle games, crafts, gifts, and outside food or drink!
http://www.discoverygateway.org/visit-the-museum/birthday-parties

My Readers receive $3.50 off admission

Bring in this coupon and get $3.50 OFF Admission per person per family to Discovery Gateway.
 Not for resale. Not valid for special events, field trips or with any other discounts. May not be redeemed for cash. Void if copied. 
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Click the link below to print your coupon!!!


Also check out The Register To Win Contest
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Friday, May 1, 2015

doTERRA Intro Kit GIVEAWAY

**This giveaway and post is sponsored by me an independent consultant for doTerra.  No product or compensation was received for this blog post.  There is no affiliation to this post with any company.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.  Also I am NOT a medical professional and I am NOT giving medical advice of any kind.  As always please consult with your medical professional for any medical advice.**


As many of you know I Joined the doTERRA family a while back as a Wellness Advocate.  I am IN LOVE with every oil and supplement I have tried so far.  I wanted to share a little with you today about one of my favorite oils and offer you a GREAT Giveaway.
  Slim & Sassy is one of our favorite oils!!

 
Slim & Sassy, our proprietary metabolic blend,
combines powerful essential oils known for their
detoxifying qualities to promote weight loss in a natural
and healthy way. The flavorful blend of Slim & Sassy
helps manage hunger throughout the day while boosting
metabolism and promoting a positive mood. Slim &
Sassy contains Grapefruit and Lemon, both of which
have a high limonene content to help purify and cleanse
the body while Peppermint, Ginger, and Cinnamon
provide a stimulating and positive effect on the
endocrine system to assist with weight loss. When taken
with a healthy eating and exercise plan, Slim & Sassy
Metabolic Blend can help you reach your weight loss
goal and maintain a healthy weight for life.
USES
Add to water or tea and drink before working out for
a revitalizing energy boost.
Consume before meals to help control appetite and
overeating.
Apply to the back of thighs, abdomen, and other
problem areas to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Add a few drops to Slim & Sassy TrimShake or V Shake.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Diffusion:
Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your
choice.
Internal use:
Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use:
Apply one to two drops to desired area.
Dilute with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize
any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.
CAUTIONS
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If
you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care,
consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner
ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for
up to 12 hours after applying product.

My personal experience with Slim & Sassy
We love Slim & Sassy at our house.  My husband loves to use it to curb his appetite.  I really like to use it for helping me sleep at night.  I put a dab of it on the bottom of my feet and I just seem to sleep so much better.  My husband has lost 10 lbs since using Slim & Sassy, eating healthier, and exercising.  This has just been in a matter of a month or so that we have started using it more and eating much better.  This is a great product and has many more uses than just weight loss.  I personally love this product and what it does for my body.  You can also order Slim & Sassy meal replacement shakes and many other great products to go along with the Slim & Sassy oil. Check out Slim & Sassy here.


For the month of MAY ONLY Slim & Sassy is an extra 10% off!! No code necessary.  You can either email me to order or you can simply order online here. (ENDS May 31, 2015)

Not only is Slim & Sassy great for weight loss, but it is great for anyone!!  I love to use it for energy and I also love to use it on the bottom of my feet to sleep at night.  It boots your metabolism along with giving you energy and promoting better health for your body.

ALSO only until August 15th only.........if you join and place an order of 100PV you get an automatic 50 LRP points! Use your LRP points that you earn to get FREE products!! To learn more about the Loyalty Rewards Program you can email me or comment on this post with your email. Check out here for more details on current promotions.

I am doing a sampling spree for 40 people over the next 7 days.  The first 40 people interested in receiving a sample send message me.  I will find out your 3 main health concerns and send you a sample.

AS ALWAYS......Feel free to email me with any questions!!  Click my contact button above for contact info.
GIVEAWAY: WIN ONE (1) doTERRA ESSENTIAL OIL INTRODUCTORY KIT
Ends 5/16 US & Canada
Introduction to Essential Oils Kit includes 
  • introductory audio CD and booklet 
  • 5 ml bottle of dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lavender essential oil
  •  5 ml bottle of dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Lemon essential oil
  •  5 ml bottle of dōTERRA's Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Peppermint essential oils 
  • The presentation box also includes suggested uses of the included oils providing you with an immediate experience of the life-changing benefits of essential oils.
GIVEAWAY: WIN ONE (1) doTERRA ESSENTIAL OIL INTRODUCTORY KIT
Ends 5/16 US & Canada

To enter the giveaway just simply fill out the rafflecopter below for your entries.  If you don't see the rafflecopter simply wait or refresh the page. Don't forget you can share the giveaway daily for extra entries!!  So get your entries in and share with your friends.  If you need any help entering feel free to email me.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the current giveaways! Good Luck!!
 
 **This giveaway and post is sponsored by me an independent consultant for doTERRA.  No product or compensation was received for this blog post.  There is no affiliation to this post with any company.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.  Also I am NOT a medical professional and I am NOT giving medical advice of any kind.  As always please consult with your medical professional for any medical advice.**

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Amazing Downtown Museum The Leonardo

**The information in this post was provided to me.  No compensation or product was received for this initial post.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**


Have you heard of an amazing museum The Leonardo in Downtown Salt Lake City??  We have been there a couple times and have seen some amazing exhibits.  I always love taking my kids to see things to learn about not only other cultures but history.  This is something that is very fun to take your family to see.  They even have a little area downstairs targeted just towards children.  I recommend if you are a local or are visiting Salt Lake City you check out The Leonardo!!

Leonardo da Vinci was an artist, an engineer, a scientist, an architect, a musician and a humanitarian, among many other things. One of his most important skills was learning how to learn. Leonardo's famous curiosity was a more important tool than his paintbrush. By experimenting, questioning, and exploring the world around him, he asked questions nobody had ever asked before. And he found answers nobody found before him. He made no distinction between art and science and saw the interconnectedness of all things.




We created The Leonardo to honor and embody the spirit of this Renaissance Man. We see the world as he saw it: full of wonders to be uncovered, always asking why? Our museum is a place where you can freely wander and wonder. Come and discover your inner genius, just like Leonardo did. Look around. Ask the big questions. Have fun. Get your hands busy. Welcome.

Mission Statement: We live in a rapidly-changing, highly connected world that asks each citizen to be more curious, more informed and more engaged. The Leonardo seeks to reflect and respond to this new world by creating an innovative, dynamic space that builds fluency and knowledge, ignites the creative imagination of visitors of all ages, and inspires them to see and act in new and powerful ways.

The Leonardo is a non-profit community-powered museum which opened in 2011.


 Check out The Leonardo today and see the current exhibit.  Take your family out for a nice outing and try something new. 


**The information in this post was provided to me.  No compensation or product was received for this initial post.  My thoughts and opinions are 100% my own and others may have a different opinion.**