Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Made It..."Eating, Drinking, and Linking...Oh My"

Monday, Monday, Monday!
I'm so very happy because this is the first time 
I've gotten to link up this summer with 
for Monday Made It.

I seriously do NOT like to miss linkin' up with sweet Tara.
I get so excited each month when it's time for imagine
how giddy I am for it to be back weekly!
In fact...I stalk check back frequently to see if
she has updated on Sunday nights because I don't
always trust Bloglovin' to let me know in an adequate amount of
time whether or not she has a new post up!
Control issues much?
I'm not even goin' to lie when I say I like to be in the Top 11
(11 is my favorite number) of linker uppers.
It's a game that I'm really good at and 
feel super accomplished if I get in one of those spots.
Again...I may have some issues I need to work through.

My first "made it" is actually something that was made FOR me.  
Does that still count as a "made it"?  I hope so!
My friend Kristen from Chalk & Apples (as well as Teaching Trio
made a new custom TpT Store Button & Banner 
to help spruce up my TpT store.
Kristen had me fill out a questionairre of my preferences
and then tailored my button and banner to exactly what I wanted.
Should I be worried that Kristen read my mind?
I'm kiddin'!
Check out my bright button and banner.
I think they scream, "Ali...Ali...Ali!"
You heard it too...right?

You should check out what Kristen is offerin' and let her customize

I'm pretty sure I'm goin' to shock all of my 
regular readers when I say...
"I made...
I know...suprised the heck out of me too.
I HAD to because I also wanted to link 
up with my sweet buddy Christy from 
"Eating, Drinking and Linking! Oh my!"
I took pictures because I knew you guys
wouldn't believe me otherwise.
If you're new here...I don't cook...or bake...
or do anything that involves the kitchen...
besides eatin'...of course.
I'm super good at eatin'...a lot.
If any of you spill the beans to Jerm that I was
actually in the kitchen, I will be SO mad.
I can't ruin my damsel in the kitchen...cover.
*Jerm, I don't know if you read my blog or not...
if you do...this message will self-destruct and you 
won't be able to prove it other than the fact
that this will be on the interwebs forever.
Either way...your argument is invalid.

*Tuna salad with Endive leaves.
*Peppers with Ranch dressin'.
*Tomatoes out of my mama's garden.
This didn't require any electric or gas appliances.
There was no threat of me burnin' anything...especially myself.
Aren't you proud?
I made a plate.
Actually...I bought a glass plate and a
"fat quarter" (yes, that's what it is called) 
piece of fabric.
I slapped some Mod Podge on the bottom of the plate,
set the fabric on it, and painted some more Mod Podge on the bottom of the fabric.
Let it dry and voila...a bright new display plate/charger thing-y.
This seriously was so easy that I can't wait to make more.

Yesterday we went to lunch at a friend's and I made this 
round one for her.

This round glass plate was found at Walmart for $1.
The square one above was from Beverly's Fabric for $3.50, but it
was originally from Pier 1.
Fabric was $2.99 a fat quarter...also at Beverly's Fabric.
I looked for glass plates at Dollar Tree around here, but 
did not find any.

I feel like I need to say it again...this was EASY!
If I can do can too!
I made my very own Giveaway button thingamajig.
Again...suprisin' myself left and right.
This has been floatin' around the bloggy world
the past few days, so you may have already seen it.
I think it's cute though and I'm proud of myself
for goin' out of my comfort zone and 
tryin' to make something new.
If you haven't should probably splish-splash your
way into the Rafflecopter before it closes.
Who could be YOU winnin' the 
$50 Amazon Gift Card.

Happy Monday, friends!


  1. Love your plates - what a cute idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog today -- I realized I was not a follower of yours, so have remedied that!

    Math is Elementary

  2. Your plates are so cute! I think I want to try to do that with a canvas, looking for a cheap way to add art to my blah beige uneven walls. Look at you cooking, so proud! I won't tell anyone though, promise.


  3. Love the plates! Super cute! I also love your new button!


  4. Love those plates! Seems far easier than trying to paint one. :)

  5. WOW!! I am so proud of you. Cooking AND crafting all in the same week! You should take a nap to recuperate. :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  6. I LOVE those plates! I'm going to have to create some myself:-)

    Technology Timeout

    1. I seriously could not have picked an easier project to tackle!

  7. I love the new button and banner in your TPT store. I didn't even know you could do that. Now that I do, I will be doing it soon! Thank you!

    Fit to be Fourth

  8. are truly the ROCKSTAR!! You've been makes me want a nap! I'm totally impressed that you made your giveaway button!! And the! Does the fabric wrinkle especially on the round plate? Just curious...cause I've thought about making those too!

  9. I love your banner with your picture on it the best! Priceless photo!
    Teachers Are Terrific!

  10. Love your plate and BANNER! The plate is a great idea, and the banner is so cute!

    Get Your Science on in Room 701

  11. Love your banner and buttons. I need to see if Christi can update mine. I'm adding a couple pages to my blog. I need to learn how to make them.
    Mrs. Brown Loves Bookworms

  12. So proud of your cooking and I'm in LOVE with the fabric plates. So easy. I think your banner and buttons are precious.

  13. I'm so proud of your cooking! I can hear your name being chanted..Ali,Ali,Ali! The fabric plates turned out gorgeous. I want, I want!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  14. The plates are awesome! I love that idea! Your new banner is super cute, it's so you!

    Primarily Speaking

  15. I love your new blog button! SO cute. And I love the plates... I'll have to try it for sure.

    A Teaspoon of Teaching

    1. The plate was probably the easiest project I have ever attempted. I was surprised!

  16. Love the button and banner - not sure if they were shouting Ali - I have my computer on mute, I have a bit of a headache : )
    I love the plate - it looks very similar to one that I bought for around $14.99 - but I was under pressure of hosting a party that day - no time for DIY.
    Love your giveaway button - love the giveaway - can't wait to win.
    Very jealous that you are now shopping in dollar stores on both coasts. I have to go visit my family so I can check out more dollar stores!!

  17. Love your plates! They turned out cute!

    Down the Learning Road

  18. The food is so colorful and pretty! I'm lovin' it! I've pinned the plate because I have so many pretty pieces of fabric I could use for this - thanks for sharing!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  19. I love, love, love those plates. I want to make some! I have 16 sets (yes... SIXTEEN) of plain, white Corelle. I was thinking about getting artsy and drawing on them, but I don't trust my art skills. Maybe a stencil?

  20. You've revealed that you know how to cook and now I expect some yummy meals when you return. Keep up the practice and I miss you dearly. Love you!

  21. So so sorry it's taken me all week to drop by! Very proud of your kitchen capers... and love, love, loving the plate you made!!

    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road


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