Wednesday, February 19

How-To-Paint Letter Wall Art by GreenVics

This is just an idea on how to decorate Letters for a babies wall on a budget.  If it's for your little one, or to give as a gift. Here is how I painted mine. 

Go find whatever letters you need.  Sometimes they are on clearance.  Don't forget to check your Sunday papers for those 40% off craft store coupons that you can use on an item.  Ask people you know if you can have theirs too.  

Royal Talens AMSTERDAM Standard Series Acrylic 2.5 oz.

5/0 Princeton Round
Also, don't go crazy with buying every color of paint you see.  All you need are a nice set of Standard Series Paints.  Something with Red, Yellow, Blue, Black & White paint. With those colors, You can make so many different shades.  You'll also need good brushes, don't be afraid to buy single brushes, the smaller, the better.  Especially for those small detailed lines.

The brush to the right is one of my favorite brushes.  It's a 5/0 round Princeton Preferred.  Love your art brushes, and take care of them!! Always clean them off after use.  A good brush will last a long time.

Just stick to the basics.  What is great about these Acrylic tubes are you will have so much left over for other projects that come along.  The brushes are a great investment as well.  The white brushes with the gold ends are by Trenton.

Trenton All-purpose synthetic brushes 1/4" Angle, #0 Round, #5 round, #6 Shader

You don't have to be an artist to create something.  Just have fun with it.  GO for it.  Worse case scenario, if you don't like it? Start over.   But, don't be hard on yourself.  

Here's how I created mine.  Use a pencil to sketch what it is you want to draw (my favorite art pencils are by Faber-Castell.) Pencil first, with light lines in case you do want to erase something.   

After you've sketched out your design , it's time to paint.  You don't need to use a special paint palette.  Grab a dollar store plate.  

It's all about relaxing, and filling in the color.  Take your time,  This really does relax me.

After awhile it will start to come together.  For fun I made stripes on the sides of the letters that matched colors I had used for the characters.  

The very last thing I do is add the black outline.  To do this just use the small brush, ,and when you are applying paint to it, roll the brush into the black side to side.  Test it to see how thin your line will be.

Really hope this motivates you into painting something special, and one of a kind for your little ones.  I've seen Dr. Seuss art, but I wanted a Dr. Seuss themed  letter wall art.  Maybe your theme is flowers, fairies, monsters, or other well known characters that it would be cheaper to paint your own.

Now, go create something! Don't have that mentality you aren't good at it.  First think of an idea that you want to try, or atleast a few colors you really want to add.  Start from there.  All art is, are lines, dots, colors, that create the overall picture.  It isn't going to look like what you want at first.  Tweak it, and make it yours.

Friday, February 14

Giveaway! Ninja Mega Kitchen System ARV $250 #Giveaway #Ninja Ends 2/28 did not receive any compensation for this post. Is also not responsible for prize or shipping or prize. I just thought this Giveaway would be fun to be part of, and Ninja is such a great Product! Look at all those Bad@ss attachments! Here's to Eating healthier, and Good luck! 


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Thursday, February 13

What Art is on your Walls? Here are a few Framed Wall Posters I have on mine.

We aren't huge on Valentines Day Presents, but we do give each other gifts through out the year.  My favorite thing to gift would be wall art.  Mainly posters, and prints of favorite artists pieces I'm also am a huge fan of antique wall sconces, Bohemian crystal lusters, and pexter figures, along with healing stones.

Main reasons I enjoy Framed Wall Posters are; For one, its affordable, and two, it changes as you change as person.  What I mean by that is, I am totally a creature of impulse, and feeling.  Now because of that my mood, represents what I also hang on my walls.

The First year my Husband and I officially became a couple I gave him  a print of Gustav Klimt - Le Baiser (Meaning the Kiss.) It hangs in our bedroom to remind each other to continue to have the passion, and to kiss like it never grows old.  As we grew as a couple, it only made sense to get Gustav Klimt - Golden Phase later as well.

Then the Second Year we were together, and married, I received two Salvador Dali, framed printed pieces for the living room.  We live in apartments, and it is too much effort, and costly to paint, and repaint our walls when leases are up.  The alternative to that is finding Poster Art that calls out to us, and is framed with that way it doesn't cost a arm and a leg, and I can keep collecting, pieces for each room.

I also paint, and my Kitchen has artwork that I painted, It just takes a nice frame to really pull a piece together.

What do you have framed on your walls? And, how long have you had pieces?  I've had mine for years now. There's more prints I want to get framed, and add to my Son's wall.  I can't wait to move so I can redecorate, and rediscover.

Perfect Recipes for a Romantic Valentines Dinner at Home + #Giveaway for $5.00 Off Jennie O Product Coupons. (2 winners.)

Don't know what you are having for Valentines Dinner? Just want to stay in and cook!?

Check out these easy recipes using Jennie-O Ground Turkey.  The steps are extremely easy to use, and any one can cook these delicious dishes to have a Romantic Valentines Dinner at Home.

The Main ingredient for Baked Turkey Rigatoni, and Spicy Turkey Lasagna Rollers is Jennie O's Ground Turkey.


I will be making the Spicy Turkey Lasagna Rollers for my Lovey, and mini me.  Except I purchased Gluten Free Lasagna Noodles, and All Organic Sauces.  Check out Jennie O's Website for more recipe Ideas

Enter below to be 1 of 2 Winners for up to $5.00 off Jennie O Turkey Product Manufacture Coupon! Open to U.S. Residents Only.

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Wednesday, February 12

#YumEarth Valentines Giveaway Prize Packs! 3 Winners!

YumEarth are some of the best Organic Lollipops I have ever tried.  It's the Mango Tango's I am addicted to, and am guilty of not wanting to share.  Recently Sy, and I reviewed the Organic Pops, and Gummy Bears.  He is over my shoulder right now starring down the Gummy Bears on the giveaway Image, (he's 3, and I guess in 3 year old logic, another pack of Gummys will appear.) 

Enter below to win 1 of 3 Prize Packs for Valentines Day for your little Sweet Hearts too.

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#Warner Bros. Valentine's Day Giveaway! #DVDGiveaway #WBValentine

Enter below to win at Random a WB Valentines DVD, Check out the Valentines Recipes for Strawberry Love Potion Milkshake, Fruits Have Hearts too Kebobs, Poplove Corn too, and print a blank downloadable template to get the whole family to be creative and write your own poetry! This is a sponsored Giveaway through Warner Brothers, and PartnersHub.

Who is Your Cartoon Crush? - Everyone has had a crush at some point in their lives, but do you know who your cartoon crush is? Is it Scooby-Doo? Charlie Brown? or maybe Bugs Bunny? Find out who you would be romantically perfect with!

Valentine’s Day Recipes! When I think of movie night, the first thing I want to know is... What are the snacks? Here are three easy and fun recipe’s perfect for your Valentine!

Write Your Own Valentines Day Poem!

Have fun with your family by using this blank downloadable template to create your own poems.

About Warner Bros Valentine's Day!

February is the one month of the year where everyone has love on their minds! It’s can be romantic, it can be love for your children or parents or you could just be a movie lover! Whatever you love, this February Warner Bros. has you covered with some amazing DVDs perfect for the whole family!

If you’re a love lorn poet, there’s the Peanuts Collection! If you want to smother your significant other with kisses we have the Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection, and if you want to solve some madcap mystery, I’ll bet Scooby-Doo is the one for you!

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Prize is at Random a Dvd, Could be any of these DVDs listed, Prize is 1 DVD chosen at random.

  • Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine
  • Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
  • Happiness is... Peanuts: Friends Forever
  • Elmo Loves You
  • Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
  • Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack

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Tuesday, February 4

#PurexInsider #Review for #PurexCrystals Fresh Mountain Breeze.

Being a PurexInsider has it's perks, like trying the new Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze for free to review.  If you don't know what a Purex Insider is, and you'd like more information about it, Just go to, and check it out.  There is also a huge Purex Giveaway, and anyone is allowed to enter.  It's to win either $500.00 Visa Gift Card, or 1 of 100 Lucky Winners that will win a Bottle of Purex Crystals too.  Enter to win that here, Purex On Facebook.

The Purex Crystals come in a bottle that's easy to use.  The cap comes off, and is used to measure the crystals into.  One capful is enough for a whole loud of laundry.

It also dissolves quickly, and smells amazing while the spin cycle is on.

Once the wash was over, and it was time to put the clothes into the Dryer.  They felt normal.  

Now my favorite part, was once they were in the Dryer, the smell from the Crystals I could smell even in my living room.  (My Washer & Dryer are in the downstairs hallway in their own Double Door Closet.) It's been really cold here in Ohio lately, and having these Mountain Breeze Crystals motivated me to do all of our laundry.  The smell, and bonus heat coming from the Laundry room made me beyond happy.

Overall impression:  These are fantastic! I like that I don't have to worry if things are going to be sticky from too much Fabric Softener, or if things are too soft.  The clothes were just perfect, and it's been a few days since washing everything, and I still find myself sniffing the clothes before putting them on.  Also when I mean I washed everything.  I really washed everything.  Even bedding, and Curtains.  It smells great in here. 

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