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Monday, March 29, 2010

Metamorphosis Monday, a Giveaway and Peanut Butter Popcorn

Chunky Bling has offered one of my readers a free Swarovski bead ring!

Here's a description of their rings-
Our Swarovski bead rings feature elegant Swarovski crystals and Swarovski pearls set in rhinestone-crusted rondelles and accented with sterling-silver findings. All Swarovski bead rings are strung on a stretchy cord which allows the wearer to easily slip the ring on and off the finger. It also allows for flexible, comfortable sizing.
I love jewelry and rings are one of my favorites! Here's what you need to do for this giveaway! Ok, so the first entry is mandatory! Go to Chunky Bling and help them name their jewelry! Just go to the top right corner and click on contests and freebies, then name that Bling, then just fill out the little form-

then come back here and in a comment tell me what jewelry name you came up with. So this first entry actually gives you two chances to win! Other entries- Become a fan of Chunky Bling on Facebook. Leave me a comment. Become a follower of my blog, just click on the Friend Connect Button on the top left. Leave me a comment. Become a follower of Songberries on Facebook, top left on my blog. Leave me a comment. Visit Chunky Bling and pick your favorite piece, come back here and tell me what it is in a comment. This contest will end April 3.

This is a noodle toy that my grandson liked to hook on the dresser and pull out and snap. I got me thinking about all the cute tassels I've been seeing, so I decided I should make one!

Here is the one I made!

I thought she turned out really cute! She only cost me $1! I bought the little angel at Dollar Tree. The ribbon that she hangs from was tied on the little box she came in. Inside the tassel are the folded hems I cut off the drop clothes I made my grandson's quilt with. Then I just cut some fabric strips from the fabric I'm using to decorate my living room. She needed some fringe, so I picked apart a pillow that I'm going to recover and stole the fringe. I just hot glued it all on, except the ribbon on the top, I used E6000 glue for that.

I've always wondered if this base for no bake cookies would work on popcorn. Chauncey and I decided to try it, and it was super yummy! I can't wait to try it with the chocolate no bake cookie base!

Peanut Butter Popcorn

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 cups popcorn (I used air popped)

In a medium saucepan cook the milk, sugar, peanut butter and butter. Cook and stir until it boils, then boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the vanilla and stir. Poor over popcorn and stir to mix. Pour onto a cookie sheet and let it cool and set up.


Jenna said...

I submitted 'Juju-bee' as my name cause of the jujube wooden beads :) It's really cute!

Jenna said...

You KNOW I'm a follower of you Carol :)

Jenna said...

The 'Pewter Pearl-Double strand' is UH-MAE-ZING!!! And the peanut butter popcorn is over the top!!!!

Jennie said...

I submitted Matinee. Cause it looks a little like chocolate and popcorn. Or, you know, maybe not. Maybe your post just gave me popcorn on the brain! The tassel looks GREAT! I need to get me some TASSELS!!!

Appleseed Gifts said...

Super cute angel Carol...great work! Thanks for linking up with Mad Skills Monday!

Appleseed Gifts

Atticmag said...

Very cute tassel indeed. Hope you'll drop by and see our lavender fantasy bath. -- Jane F.

S. Ferguson said...

Black-eyed Sue-Beez is what I suggested. They remind me of Black-eyed Susan's and Bumble Bees and that my name is Susan!

amy said...

i suggested honeycomb.

amy said...

I'm a follower. Ivy has had a great day with Zero. Jade gets home from school in a few hours - i doubt she's doing a very good job focusing on school :)

Frieda said...

All I could think of was chocolate. Chocolate Sunshine. Doesn't quite make sense, does it?

janimal said...

I submitted "retro glam" for the jewelry name. The colors were retro 60s chic to me!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey Carol-I'm a follower and I named it Chocolate Fudge Banana Split.