Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nachomama Tees


We're here again with more fabulous t-shirts for all your outdoor (and indoor for that matter) wearing pleasure!  Last summer, the kids enjoyed setting up the tent and taking a TV outside to watch movies.  What would make this even more fun?  Wear some fun Movie T-shirts from Nachomama Tees while watching the same movies!!

We were asked to review a t-shirt from Nachomama Tees and chose this Converse Tee in the Movie T-shirts section of their website.  I have to be honest though, and admit we've never seen the movie that inspired this t-shirt, my daughter just LOVES Converse!  I guess that makes this t-shirt.....a multi-tasker!  


These T-shirts are a great value for the money; high quality tees that wash well and hold their color.  We highly recommend a visit to Nachomama Tees to browse their large selection of funny, vintage, movie, holiday, zombie and so many more t-shirts.  

You don't want to miss their fantastic daily $6.99 specials as well.  They are also on Facebook where you can become a fan for chances to win free t-shirts!

We received a complimentary t-shirt for purposes of facilitating a review.  No other form of compensation was received for this article.  All opinions are honest and unbiased.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Unique Mother's Day DEAL!!


 

How cool is this!  Customized 3D and animated gifts for Mother's Day!  I love to give unique gifts that stand out and these are definitely unique and memorable.

We were able to order our very own animated card from Snapily using two photos on the same card, in the same space.  Since it will be Mother's Day soon we decided to customize the card for my beautiful 93 year old grandmother.  The card is really fun to look at.  It's like a holographic-type image and when you hold it one way it shows one picture and when you turn it slightly, the second image appears.  The following photos show the two pictures and how the colors on the graphic change.  Remember, this is just ONE card!  It's really cool, really!


AND check out this amazing 50% off deal.  Right now through May 8, 2011, you can purchase a $24 Snapily credit for $12!!  Seriously cool, right??  You can use the credit on all personalized animated and 3D photo gifts which include scrapbook pages, cards and bookmarks.  Click on the graphic below to be taken to this amazing deal!

 

Have fun creating a most memorable Mother's Day gift this year with Snapily!

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Custom Tshirt Printing


Have you ever needed a number of custom Tshirts for an event, family reunion, school project or the like?  We have and it is certainly hard to weed through the number of options available out there. TShirt Printing.net is a great option and they offer personalized, quick and relaxed service.


We were privileged to be able to review a custom logo Tshirt with their signature monkey design.  It's so fun and colorful!  The inks used on the design really stand out.  The sizes do run a little on the large size but my "boys" like their T's a big baggy anyway.  The Tshirt itself is a quality fabric and I expect it to last through many washings and adventures.


You can also request a free catalog to see the options available at TShirt Printing.net.

Thanks for stopping by!!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Earth Day Baby!

April 22nd is Earth Day.   
We're also going to make it Anti-Litter Day.


Here in the beautiful mountains of Northern Utah, you will find trash along the sides of the mountain roads and canyon trails.  Trash left behind by careless visitors or even by accident.  Have you ever left a soda bottle on top of your car while packing things up and drove off, forgetting it? 

We invite you to join us to make April 22nd Anti-Litter day also!  If everyone picks up one small bag of trash from their neighborhood, park, roadside, etc., think of how much litter we can remove!  We also encourage you to recycle what you can.  Just get involved.  You can "like" B Kind 2 Earth Day on Facebook to join the movement!

I also have a few ideas up my sleeve about how to turn trash (litterally... haha!!) into art.  But, more on that to come after April 22nd!

Sit-upon Tutorial By Rachel Beyer


As a former Girl Scout, I have lots of fun camp memories. I remember learning to tie knots, set up camp and to cook over the campfire. An essential Girl Scout tradition is making a sit-upon. A sit-upon is a homemade waterproof cushion. They are easy to make and I remember using them every time we did any activity while sitting on the bare ground, which most often was damp or scattered with uncomfortable sticks and pebbles. A sit-upon is great for sitting around the campfire, your backyard, or even a sporting event. 

There are lots of ways to make a sit-upon. When I was a Brownie Girl Scout, we made ours from old vinyl tablecloths and foam. But in a pinch, you can use a plastic garbage bag and a stack of old newspapers for padding.

To revisit this simple craft project, I decided to use a roll of vintage vinyl wallpaper I found at a thrift store and some foam I bought at my local craft store.

Essential Supplies:
  • Waterproof Material (vinyl tablecloth, or other store-bought vinyl or plastic grocery bag). You need enough for a 30”x15” rectangle.
  • Padding (foam, carpet padding, or 1 ½ “ stack of newspapers) cut into a 13”x13” square.
  • Scissors (or I used a rotary cutter and cutting board)
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn or string
  • Tape

Step 1: Cut your waterproof material into a 30”x15” rectangle. Fold it in half so that you have a 15”x15” square.


Step 2: If using carpet padding or foam for padding, cut it into a 13”x13” square and place it inside the waterproof material.


Step 3: Use a hole punch to punch holes all the way around the folded square, about 1” apart and ½ “ from the edge. 




Step 4: Wrap a piece of tape around the end of your yarn or string to make it easier to stitch. Sew all the way around. I used a blanket stitch, but you can use a straight stitch or any kind of stitch you like. Tie off and your sit-upon is ready to use!

Thank you to Rachel for this great tutorial!  You can visit her for more fun ideas at her blog, Camp Smartypants.  You can also win a great prize from Rachel right here at Artsy Chaos!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

FREE Civil War Genealogy Records This Week


This week you can explore Civil War era records for free at Ancestry.com.  What a great opportunity to find out about ancestors who lived during that time period!  The free records include the 1860 and 1870 US Census documents.