Fleece Fun http://www.fleecefun.com Free Sewing Patterns and DIYs Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 New video tutorial: How to make a Duvet Cover http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2015/08/new-video-tutorial-how-to-make-a-duvet-cover.html http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2015/08/new-video-tutorial-how-to-make-a-duvet-cover.html#respond Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.fleecefun.com/?p=11935 This new tutorial brings cuddle out of the nursery and into the master bedroom. My friends at Shannon Fabrics have come up with a wonderful invention – 90 inch wide Cuddle fabric. That is the size of an adult quilt! No seams – no special tools needed to make a beautiful duvet!  To give this […]

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This new tutorial brings cuddle out of the nursery and into the master bedroom. My friends at Shannon Fabrics have come up with a wonderful invention – 90 inch wide Cuddle fabric.how to make a duvets That is the size of an adult quilt! No seams – no special tools needed to make a beautiful duvet!  To give this duvet a little more personality I made the top our of Baby Blue Moon Cuddle Cakes ( you can find those at the Fleece Fun Online shop here.), and backed it with the 90 inch wide cuddle.  I have to tell you it’s pretty awesome.  A cuddle duvet not only adds style and texture, but it also adds a lot of warms to your duvet.  You can get Fleece Fun’s new tutorial here.how to make a duvet cover 2

 

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I confess I love Pinterest I love the inspiration that it brings and fun ideas that and inspiration ti brings. I’m going to share a wonderful pin or board Pinterest that you might enjoy!  of interest on pinerestWith fall coming I thought I would share one of my favorite boards.  Best Pumpkin Pie Recipes.  Here you’ll find all manner of unique and tradition pumpkin recipes.  With over 400 pins of yummy pumpkin joy there’s a recipe to please anyone.

Follow Angel ~ Fleece Fun’s board Best Pumpkin Recipes on Pinterest.

Here are a few of my favorites off of this board:

You can find everything pumpkin from sweet to savory, dinner to dessert.  And since my husband absolutely loves pumpkin you can be sure I’ll be adding several more recipes featuring autumn’s favorite squash from Fleece Fun.

See you on Pinterest!

Visit Angel ~ Fleece Fun’s profile on Pinterest.

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It’s fleece season! Fleece Fun is back with wonderful tutorials, crafts, printables, and video tutorials and FREE sewing patterns!

I am so excited to have Jess Dewitt of Gracious Threads back as a full fledged Fleece Fun Designer!  She has some great tutorials coming  up like….

Can you say FREE fleece vest pattern!!!?  I know this will be an instant hit and it will go perfectly with the fleece pants pattern!Oh my gosh! This child's fleece Vest pattern comes in sizes baby to 12 years and it's FREE! It looks really easy to sew too! Love this!!!

2015-05-072015She also has several more wonderful patterns up her sleeve.  AND she had a baby this summer – seriously this lady is amazing!

 

aaron profile pictNext up is my new ( and yet old?) food contributor – Aaron Peterson.  Yup that would be my husband….. isn’t he handsome?  He’s a recovering sugar addict and it’s been hard for him coming up with such yummy treats and giving them away to his clients.  However some of his clients have had to to tell him to stop bring his yummy treats by – because they’re spoiling their diets.chemistry cake recipe 4Wow I've never had a soft pumpkin sugar cookie and with ginger snap sprinkles - brilliant! I want to make these for a fall gathering. Perfect!

And of course I’ll be sharing patterns, video tutorials, crafts and printables and all around fleece goodness.fall printable quote

Fleece Fun is back and ready to go!

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Every once in a while I’m going to share some beauty tips an trick you! I never knew this trick that she shows!  It looks so easy - so glad that it's a video tutorial - I need to see how people apply makeup!  When is comes to my make up routine I have an old standby that I’ve used for years.  Today I thought I would share with you my “Tissue Trick”.  It’s simple give you a nice eye that looks great and lifts.  Plus everyone has a clean tissue – so no extra special tools needed!

This eye is simple and requires only 2 shades of Pigment Powder.  Make up shouldn’t be complicated!

Check out the video below to get the whole tutorial.

The makeup featured in this tutorial is :

Moodstruck 3d Lahes +

Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powder in “Sexy”

Moodstruck Mineral Pigment Powder in “Confident”

Moodstruck Precision Eyeliner in “Perfect”

Brushes Used:

Deluxe Brush

Crease Brush

Liner/ Shader Brush

Used in this Tutorial

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Moodstruck 3D Lashes+

This goes beyond mascara to actually build up your lashes to give them a fuller, longer look.

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Crease Brush

This is my new favorite makeup brush.  This crease brush is sturdy and perfect for delivering a beautiful look in the crease of your eye.

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Moodstruck Mineral Pigments

They come in Matte and Shimmer.  My personal favorite colors are “sexy” and “confident”!

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Moodstruck Precision Liner

Great Liner that stays where you want it. My personal favorite is “Perfect” which is the classic black color.

More Tutorials

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How to you lash?

There are some pretty interesting ways women apply mascara – take a look!

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Mascara vs. 3d Lashes Plus

Ding, Ding! Which mascara will deliver the “knockout” punch?

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8 Minute Fresh Chicken Salad http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2015/08/8-minute-fresh-chicken-salad.html http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2015/08/8-minute-fresh-chicken-salad.html#respond Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:00:41 +0000 http://www.fleecefun.com/?p=11964 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson.  The opinions expressed atre my own. Where I live school is year round. After a short summer break my kiddos dive right back to school. Its funny how after an eight week break it’s so easy to fall out of a routine. It’s hard […]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson.  The opinions expressed atre my own.

Where I live school is year round. After a short summer break my kiddos dive right back to school. 8-minute-dinnerIts funny how after an eight week break it’s so easy to fall out of a routine. It’s hard to get reading, homework, piano and time to be a kid in before bed. And since my kids are young, my husband or I have to be near them to keep them on task. This makes it hard to cook up a healthy dinner since we have such a small amount of time.
I was really excited when I heard about Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips that are available at Walmart. These already fully cooked chicken strips are perfect for a variety of different recipes that can be fast and easy. They are made of all white meat and are 97% fat free. IMG_3230
While I was at Walmart I grabbed a few more fresh items for the quick dinner I had in mind. I used the self-check out (love those) and headed home.IMG_3233
We recently made a pleasant discovery at my house – my kids eat salad. Not only do they eat salad, they LOVE it! We have one child that we call the “salad dressing monster” because she’s decided that salad dressing is the best.
With all my ingredients I was able to chop, wash, mix, heat and blend everything in under 8 minutes.
Resulting in this:

Tyson Chicken Salad

Pretty eh?
For the salad it’s a bag of prepared lettuce, some chopped bell peppers, tomatoes, with cilantro and lime.
The dressing is also freshly made and really easy to assemble (you literally drop all the ingredients in the blender and blend).

8 Minute Fresh Chicken Salad
Ingredients
  • Salad:
  • Bag of Lettuce
  • chopped Bell Peppers
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips
  • Dressing:
c sour cream (can substitute plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream)
  • 3 Pieces of crispy bacon (optional)
  • 4 T of Shredded cheese
  • ½ c salsa
  • 4 T of Salsa verde ( green salsa)
  • 3 T Lime juice
  • 3 tsp Ranch powder
  • ½ tsp Taco seasoning
  • ½ C fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Take all of dressing ingredients and drop them all into a blender, blend until smooth.
  2. Heat up chicken as per directions.
  3. Assemble salad and enjoy!

 

I love it when eating healthy is fast and easy. But using Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips is not only a smart eating choice – it can benefit my kids’ school. Tyson® has a program called Tyson Project A+™ to support and earn money for schools. You can find out more information about this great opportunity for your school here. Be sure to look for information on all Tyson® chicken packaging at your local Walmart to see the Tyson Project A+™ tag/ information.tyson chicken project a plus
In the winter months I can see these strips finding their way into soups, casseroles and satays. Fully cooking the meat is really the longest part of the recipe. And just maybe with a little less time worrying about dinner, I can spend a little more time with my kiddos those few precious hours I have before bed time.yummy chicken salad

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.

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New Free Printable: Education Quote http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2015/08/new-free-printable-education-quote.html http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2015/08/new-free-printable-education-quote.html#respond Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:00:36 +0000 http://www.fleecefun.com/?p=11673 This darling education quote with it’s simple and clean design is perfect for decorating a number of spaces.  It great for nurseries, study nooks, bedrooms and class rooms.  This free 8 x 10 printable is easy to print up and add instant wow to any room,  You can get fleece Fun’s free printable here.

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This darling education quote with it’s simple and clean design is perfect for decorating a number of spaces. education to light It great for nurseries, study nooks, bedrooms and class rooms.  This free 8 x 10 printable is easy to print up and add instant wow to any room,  You can get fleece Fun’s free printable here.

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SNAP! Conference is a conference that I’ve had the pleasure of attending the last two years.  It has a wonderful community of speakers, sponsors and bloggers.  This year I had the extreme pleasure of presenting a particular passion of mine: DIY video production.

DIY guide to DIY video feature

I’ve been making videos since my Sophomore year of High School.  It’s something that I enjoy doing and love to help others have success in.  I put together this page of tips and equipment to help those looking to get started.  Enjoy!  You can see the page here.

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New Free Printable: Teach Kids to Think http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2015/08/new-free-printable-teach-kids-to-think.html http://www.fleecefun.com/1/post/2015/08/new-free-printable-teach-kids-to-think.html#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.fleecefun.com/?p=11678 This adorable printable with the quote “Teach Kids to think, no what to think” is a wonderful addition to your education space. It’s perfect for reading nooks or teacher gifts. It’s clean design will work in many spaces! You can get Fleece Fun’s free printable here.

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This adorable printable with the quote “Teach Kids to think, no what to think” is a wonderful addition to your education space. teach kids to think printableIt’s perfect for reading nooks or teacher gifts. It’s clean design will work in many spaces! You can get Fleece Fun’s free printable here.

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You’ve been blogging for a while.  You’ve heard about all the virtues of hiring a Virtual Assistant.  virtual assistant pinBut when is it the right time to take the plunge?  Getting help for you blog is a great idea, but it also mean parting with your hard earned income.  Here ‘s a great way t determine if it’s time to hire a VA.

 

  1. The busy work is keeping you from creating content. As a blogger you know that it’s no longer enough to just hit “publish”.  You have to share it on social media, share it on various sites to make sure that it gets seen.  I personally have a long check list for each post.  But now its seems like writing, photographing and editing the article is only half the job.  This is where a VA is a wonderful asset – I can hand over that sharing to her to handle and get back to creating content.
  2. You have repetitive tasks that must be done at a certain time and place. Maybe it’s pin scheduling, or you’re a member of a share group.   While these are great number boosters, they can be frustrating when you’re trying to create content.
  3. Your in box overfloweth. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten an email when someone asks me to email them a pattern directly because they can’t get it to download.  A repetitive email like this I can easily forward and let my VA handle.  I am sure you might get something similar, here’s another task they can handle.
  4. You want to grow your numbers. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase you have to spend money to make money.  If you want your blog to grow you need to expand your team and have more man (woman) power behind it  or if you’re constantly handling every last details of your blog from the content to distribution to accounting to looking for new opportunities, you will reach a bottle neck of how far your blog can grow.  Some bloggers are happy to reach a steady point but if you want to push past it, you’ll need to start delegating for it to grow.
  5. You have a steady enough income from your blog that you can support a VA. When I hire a VA I set an hourly rate, and an amount of hours I plan on having her work each month.  I have this budgeted and know that I can pay her that amount each month.  It’s important that you be honest with what you can afford for your sake, and for theirs.
  6. You’re organized enough to be able to hand over the reigns. You know where every post and page is.  You know what you want o promote in fall and what does better in spring.  And it’s all locked away in your head.  Before you can hire someone one and expect them to be effective, you need to be organized enough so they can do their job!  Have some google docs set up so you and your VA can be on the same page (literally and figuratively).

 

A VA can be such a wonderful asset to growing your blog, and if you get a good one – treat them well, they’re gold.  Are you ready for a VA? Is there another suggestion that you have before hiring one?  I’d love to hear about it!

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Where I live our school is year round.  So my sweet little kiddos head back at the end of July.  Back to School Printable(Insert happy dance here).  But I know for a lot of moms around the country you’re gearing up for getting your kiddos off to school.  Here are some cute printables to either decorate your home with or give as a gift to your child’s new teacher.  You can get Fleece Fun’s new printable here.

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