Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken at artsyfartsymama.com

BBQ meals are probably one of my favorite things to make in the slow cooker. Along with my pulled pork recipe, this BBQ chicken is super simple with only 3 ingredients! Throw it in the slow cooker in the morning or afternoon, and you're all set for dinner. You could even take it a step further and easily turn it into shredded chicken!

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken at artsyfartsymama.com

Ingredients:
7-10 Chicken Tenderloins or 4-5 Chicken Breasts
16-20 oz Barbecue Sauce (we love Sweet Baby Ray's)
1/2-1 can Pepsi or Diet Pepsi
Seasoning Salt (optional)

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken at artsyfartsymama.com

Directions:
  1. You can use the chicken frozen or thawed. Coat the chicken with some seasoning salt.
  2. Pour barbecue sauce and Pepsi into the slow cooker and lightly mix together.
  3. Add chicken to barbecue sauce/Pepsi mixture and cover.
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours (closer to 6 if you want to shred the chicken). Lightly stir the chicken around before serving.
  5. Carefully remove chicken and eat with a side of rice or mashed potatoes, or place on a bun for a delicious BBQ chicken sandwich.


Artsy Corner Link Party

Welcome to Artsy Corner link party! I hope you all are ready to link up what you've been working on! I'm needing some inspiration and have missed catching up with everyone!

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Thanks to all those who linked up last party. There were so many fun posts to look through!!
You are all awesome and so inspiring. I'm excited to see what you have to share this week.

Here are a few of my favorites from the last party:

Free Back to School Book Marks by Pink Polka Dot Creations

2+Pound Fudgy Brownies by True Blue Baking

Resin Flower Pendants by Creative Passage

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Floats by Shaken Together

Free Printable Cleaning Checklist by My Love for Words

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NOW ONTO THE PARTY!
Link up your recipes, crafts, ideas, projects or fun posts to share!

A few rules:
  • Link to a specific post {not your home page, or link parties please}
  • Please share your own posts or projects, not someone else's.
  • Visit other links and leave some comment love {because we all love comments!}
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DIY Monogram Sign

DIY Monogram Sign

I love when I find an opportunity to create wall art that is unique and says something about our family. With a little help from Poppy Seed Projects and DecoArt, I put together this monogram sign that looks great on my gallery wall in my living room. This would also be cute with a child's initial or fun to make as a wedding or Christmas gift.

DIY Monogram Sign Supplies

Supplies:
10" Wooden Letter (Poppy Seed Projects)
16" Square MDF Plaque (Poppy Seed Projects)
Texturizing Cream (Poppy Seed Projects)
Americana Acrylic Paints
Sponge Brushes
Frog Tape
Sandpaper
E6000 Glue

Poppyseed Projects Texture Cream Technique

Apply the Texture Cream to the MDF board with a sponge brush or cloth. I applied it in a circular pattern all over the board. Before using the Texture Cream, I highly recommend watching Poppy Seed Projects video tutorial to get a better idea of how the technique works.

Let dry completely. You will know it's dry when it's all clear and no longer tacky.

DIY Monogram Sign

Paint the wooden letter with a few coats of Americana Mustard Seed acrylic paint. Let the paint dry completely between coats. You won't need to paint the backside of the letter.

Paint a couple of coats of Americana Slate Grey on the MDF board. Let dry completely, then paint a few coats of Americana Snow (Titanium) White and let dry. They first grey layer will show through the white when you sand the board, so if you want a different shade or color, just use a different paint on the first layer.

DIY Monogram Sign

Use 1 1/2" wide Frog Tape to create stripes. Paint a few coats of Slate Grey paint, making sure to paint away from the edges of the tape instead of towards it to help prevent any of the paint from bleeding through. Let dry between coats, then remove the tape.

DIY Monogram Sign

With sandpaper, start sanding the MDF board. You won't need to apply too much pressure or work too hard. The colors beneath the layers of paint and the circular texture will start to show through, It's really up to you how much you want to "antique" the board. If you sand too much, the actual board could show through, so keep an eye on it. It's easier to remove the paint than to add more to fix it (though it is doable).

DIY Monogram Sign

Place the wooden letter in the center of the board. If needed, measure each side around the letter to make sure it's centered. Lightly mark around parts of the letter with a pencil so you know where to put the letter after it's glued. Add some E6000 Glue around the back of the letter and place it on the board. Lightly press it, and lay flat to dry for at least a few hours. Waiting overnight or even a day or so before hanging it up is best to make sure the letter is completely attached to the board.

I received product in exchange for this review. All opinions and photos are my own.

30 Ice Cream Recipes

30 Ice Cream Recipes at artsyfartsymama.com

It's no secret that I've got a major sweet tooth. One of my favorite desserts is ice cream, especially when it's homemade. My grandma would make homemade ice cream for summer get-togethers and birthday parties, and it will always be a special memory of mine and a tradition I would love to keep up with my own family.

I've been saving up recipes and am wanting to get an ice cream maker to help making my favorite treat even easier. Tomorrow is my birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with some delicious homemade ice cream recipes?!

30 Ice Cream Recipes at artsyfartsymama.com

1. Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Base by The Nummy Little Blog
2. Krispy Kreme Ice Cream
 by Among the Young
3. Strawberry Ice Cream
 by Inside The Idea Room
4. Captain Crunch Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
 by Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
5. Chocolate-Chocolate Gelato
 by Cooking on the Weekends
6. Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
 by Chocolate Moosey
7. Double Thin Mint Ice Cream
 by Erin Cooks
8. Caramel Sugar Cone Frozen Yogurt
 by Kleinworth & Co.
9. Vanilla Malted Brownie Ice Cream
 by Nutmeg Nanny
10. Fresh Peach Ice Cream by Bless This Mess
11. Biscoff Ice Cream by Gimme Some Oven
12. York Peppermint Patty Ice Cream by Baked by Rachel
13. Marshmallow Kit Kat Ice Cream by Inside BruCrew Life
14. Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream by Recipe Girl
15. No Churn Golden Oreo Ice Cream by Life with the Crust Cut Off

30 Ice Cream Recipes at artsyfartsymama.com

16. Lemon Burst Toasted Coconut Ice Cream by Simply Southern Baking
17. Key Lime Pie Ice Cream
 by CafĂ© Johnsonia
18. Whipped Milk Ice Cream (Non-Machine)
 by Crunchy Creamy Sweet
19. Peanut Butter Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
 by Buns In My Oven
20. Espresso Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
 by Table for Two
21. Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
 by Chocolate, Chocolate, and More
22. Black Forest Ice Cream
 by Cravings of a Lunatic
23. Marscapone Lemon Ice Cream
 by 4 You With Love
24. 3 Ingredient (Natural) Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream
 by Carla's Confections
25. Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream by Your Homebased Mom
26. Brown Butter Butterscotch Pecan Ice Cream by The Messy Baker
27. Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream by Marin Mama Cooks
28. Low Carb & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream by All Day I Dream About Food
29. “Cake and Ice Cream” Ice Cream by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
30. Cinnamon Ice Cream by Noshing with the Nolands


Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls

This is a post sponsored by Blueprint Social and Disney. All opinions are my own.

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

Growing up, my sisters and I watched The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh over and over. We had all the songs memorized, and loved everything about the Hundred Acre Wood. The characters will always have a special place in my heart and I'm so happy that I can share my love of Winnie the Pooh with my daughter. To celebrate the re-release of the movie, I created some peg dolls designed after the Winnie the Pooh characters so we can make some adventures of our own! 

 Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

Supplies:
Seven 2 5/16" Birch Peg Men
Two 1 11/16" Birch Peg Boys
Five 1/2" x 5/8" Candle Cups
Mechanical Pencil
Acrylic Paints
Clear Polyurethane Varnish or Spray Paint

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

Using a mechanical pencil, I carefully drew each of the characters onto the peg people. I recommend a mechanical pencil rather than a regular pencil because the lines are thinner and the pencil stays sharp. I used the movie and screenshots of the characters for reference. Be sure to draw lightly, otherwise the pencil might show through the paint.

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

I had to sing through the Winnie the Pooh theme song to make sure I didn't miss anyone. Christopher Robin, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Owl, and Kanga were drawn on the larger pegs, and the smaller peg people were the perfect size for Piglet and little Roo.

Once everyone was drawn, I used acrylic paints to paint all the characters. I used small, high quality paint brushes and found it a little easier to paint one character at a time. For the smaller parts like eyes and ears, I used a ultra fine point Sharpie. I also painted five of the candle cups so Pooh could have his fill of honey!

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

Once all the characters were painted, we took them outside and spread them out on a large piece of cardboard. They were then coated with clear polyurethane spray paint to seal the wood and help protect the paint. If you don't want to spray paint, you can also paint a layer or two of clear polyurethane varnish. Let dry completely before touching. You will know they are dry when they are no longer tacky.

Winnie the Pooh Honey Pot #DisneyWinnie

My husband was at the thrift store and found this beautiful wooden bowl. Since Pooh just can't get enough honey throughout the movie, I just knew we needed another honey pot, and this one looked like the perfect one! Using the Cricut, I cut out the word "hunny" in their Winnie the Pooh font in black vinyl. I applied the vinyl to the bowl to create an instant honey pot.

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls in Honey Pot #DisneyWinnie

Not only is the large honey pot fun to look at, it's also functional! All 9 characters and 5 mini honey pots fit perfectly in the bowl for easy storage.

Winnie the Pooh Peg Dolls #DisneyWinnie

I'm so in love with these peg dolls and am looking forward to creating some fun adventures in our imaginary Hundred Acre Wood with my daughter and watching the movie. I hope she comes to love that silly old bear as much as I do!

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital on August 27th. Be sure to follow that silly old bear on Facebook!

For more Pooh fun, take a look at these crafts and snacks created by other bloggers inspired from Disney's The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh:


Artsy Corner Link Party

Welcome to Artsy Corner link party! I hope you all are ready to link up what you've been working on! I'm needing some inspiration and have missed catching up with everyone!

artsy-fartsy mama

Thanks to all those who linked up last party. There were so many fun posts to look through!!
You are all awesome and so inspiring. I'm excited to see what you have to share this week.

Here are a few of my favorites from the last party:

Ruffle Clutch Bag (Free Sewing Pattern) by So Sew Easy

Honey Apple Granola by Tried and Tasty

DIY Pencil Gumball Machine Teacher's Gift by Just Dip It In Chocolate

Fish-Filled Shark Cookies by Hoopla Palooza

Paracord Square Knotted Bracelet by A Spoonful of Crafts

Please grab a featured button!

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NOW ONTO THE PARTY!
Link up your recipes, crafts, ideas, projects or fun posts to share!

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  • Please share your own posts or projects, not someone else's.
  • Visit other links and leave some comment love {because we all love comments!}
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Silhouette Sketch Pen Holder

Silhouette Sketch Pen Holder

So, it's already a known fact that the Silhouette Cameo and Portrait are pretty amazing. It cuts paper, vinyl, and even fabric! Well, did you know that you can replace the blade with a Sketch Pen and your Silhouette can draw for you, too??!! I know...so cool. Since I didn't want to lose them, I decided to create a sketch pen holder to store all my bright, fun sketch pens - using only my Cameo!


Supplies:
Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait™
Silhouette Studio® or Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition
Silhouette Sketch Pens
2 Sheets White Cardstock
Gluestick


First, I created my soon-to-be sketch pen holder in Silhouette Design Studio. I used the 3D Sketch Pen Holder download, then customized it with the Abstract Floral Circles Background and the Create Everyday design.

The pens are super easy to use, but I highly recommend scribbling with your pen to make sure it's working properly on a scrap piece of paper before loading it. I didn't even think about it on my first attempt, and it didn't draw everything like I wanted. The second time worked perfectly.

To load the pen, replace the blade of your Silhouette cutter with a sketch pen and lock it place.


Because I'm a sucker for anything glitter, I decided to use the Glitter Sketch Pens to draw my design. I used a metallic silver for the circle design, and a glitter black to outline the lettering. Using different color pens and cutting sounds a little complicated, but it really is simple.

Since I used silver just on the circle background, I selected everything except the circle pattern and clicked on "No Cut" in the Cut Style menu. Then, I loaded the cardstock & mat into the Cameo. In cut settings, make sure you select "Silhouette Sketch Pen".

For the next color (for me, it was glitter black), keep the mat in place and load your pen. Repeat the "no cut" step on everything that you don't want black. Click cut and draw the next color. If you are creating something that uses a lot of different colors, it may take a bit of time, but it will be worth it!


To cut, select everything you've drawn, and select "no cut". For this design, some parts of the box design need to be marked for perforation (for folding), and the rest can be cut as usual. Replace the sketch pen with the blade and cut the 3D Sketch Pen Holder. I chose not to do a design on the top piece of the box, so I cut that right after finishing the bottom half.


I used the glitter teal and pink pens to fill in the lettering on the sides of the box. I loved that the Silhouette drew everything for me, but it was fun to color it in myself. Even if you don't have a Silhouette cutter, you can still purchase the pens to use on your own. There are so many fun colors!


Give the pen a few minutes to dry, then fold all the edges and tabs of the top and bottom of the sketch pen box. The perforation setting made folding the cardstock easier than ever!


Add a bit of gluestick or double-sided tape to all the tabs and glue inside the box pieces, Let dry for a few minutes before putting the boxes together.

Silhouette Sketch Pen Holder

The top piece (with all the holes) fits inside the bottom half of the box. You can add a little glue to the inside edges of the bottom box if you want, but it's pretty sturdy on its own. Drop your Sketch Pens in the holes and now you've got a fun, unique, and beautiful way to store your pens and keep them organized!

The Sketch Pen Holder will hold up to 24 Sketch Pens and measures 6 5/8" x 1 3/8" x 3 1/8".

Silhouette Sketch Pen Promotion August 21-29 #Silhouette #SilhouetteSketchPens

Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic Silhouette Promotion:
  1. Silhouette CAMEO®, plus sketch pen starter pack, metallic and glitter collection packs, plus a $25 gift card and a penholder: $269.99 ($88.96 off the retail price)
  2. Silhouette Portrait™, plus sketch pen starter pack, metallic and glitter collection packs, plus a $25 gift card and a penholder: $129.99 ($108.96 off the retail price)
  3. Sketch Pen Starter Pack, metallic and glitter collection packs, plus a penholder: $19.99 ($13.97 off the retail price)
To take advantage of these awesome deals, you’ll need to visit Silhouette and use the promo code: FARTSY
(discounts valid thru 8/29/13)

I received product from Silhouette to review for this post. All opinions are my own.

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