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DIY Football Themed Mason Jars | Cricut How To

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Y'all the big game is coming up and before we know it it'll be here.  As in, less than three weeks away.   So, I'm here to talk about some easy DIYs you can do to get ready for the game.  And some good ole snacks, but cause lets be honest I'm only watching the game to enjoy the snacks and commercials.  

So onto the DIY.  Today I'm breaking down how to "slice" and create cut-outs on Cricut Design Space.  Once you go through the steps, you'll see how easy this DIY actually is.  And I promise the more you practice the better you'll get.  

Step One / Select the image you want to start with I chose a football helmet.

Step Two / Choose a font you'd like to use (or another object would work as well).  I used Magnolia Sky.  And place it where you'd like on the original image.

Step Three / Select the text and image and choose the "slice" button.

Step Four / Remove old text from the image.

Step Five / Measure where you want to put the decal, and adjust the width/height of your image.  And boom, you're done.  Happy cutting friends.

Now that we've got the DIY tutorial down (practice it, and I'm telling you you'll fall in love), it's time to talk about the fun stuff.  Snacks.  

Like I mentioned above I'm really here for the food and commercials.  Especially, because my year totally sucked it up this year and isn't showing up.  *Insert eye roll here*  So we're focusing on the important stuff.

Before I've made different snacks, but this year I'm spending my time on the crafts (seriously, these mason jars #allthehearteyes) and making it quick and easy with the food.  

Snyder’s of Hanover® Pretzels | I went with the "sweet & salty" flavor.  These are totally my vice as of latley, and I feel like it's a totally looked over flavor.  Trust me, try it.  You won't regret it.  Pour bags out into these mason jars for cute and quick party prep.

Pop Secret® Popcorn | Popcorn is definitely Thomas' go-to literally any day of the week.  So it was an obvious buy for the game.  

BUT, of course that's not all we'll be scarfing down between commericals.  Looking for recipe inspiration?  Click here.  What else should I have -- keep in mind I'm going for quick and easy -- at our big game party?

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Everyday Makeup Routine

Can I just say yesterday's day off was so so needed.  Cheers to a four day work week y'all.  This weekend my best friends are coming to visit, and I can hardly contain my excitement!  AND I've been working on several smoothie recipes for y'all.  But until then, we're talking about something we don't usually talk about on my blog.

Makeup.  I'm no beauty guru.  Let's just get that out there.  But lately I've been branching out more and starting to get my feel on how to do things and good products to get.  That's straight up thanks to my legit YouTube obsession.  Y'all those girls are convincing.  And rightfully so.  They suggest such good products and well I just can't resist.  (see one my hauls here).  

And now I'm just down right makeup obsessed.

So, I'm sharing my daily makeup routine.  The products that never fail.  Perfect for my teaching job (not over the top) and for the most part are extremely affordable.  

What products do you use daily?  What's is one product you swear by?

face //

foundation / Covergirl TruBlend Liquid Foundation : shade l4

primer / Elf Mineral Infused Primer and Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Face Primer

blush / Milani Powder Blush : Romantic Rose 01 and Tea Rose 08

bronzer / Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer: Light Bronzer

highlighter / Essence Pure Nude Highlighter: Be My Highlight 10 and Milani Illuminating Face Powder: Amber Nectar 01

eyes //

eyeshadow palette / Covergirl TruNaked: Roses and Nudes

mascara / Covergirl Super Size Me and Maybelline Colossal Big Shot

eyeliner / Wet n Wild Proline  Felt Tip Eyeliner

primer /  Elf Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer

lips //

chapstick / Rodan + Fields Essentials (this is bomb y'all and I'm pretty sure you have to get it through a consultant)

lipstick / Milani Lipstick: Teddy Bare and ELF Matte Lip Color: Praline

liquid lipstickNYX Cosmetics Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick:  Ruffle Trim

other // 

setting spray / Maybelline Master Fix Setting Spray

setting powder / Elf HD Powder

brushes / real techniques travel set and Elf Crease, Powder, "C", Blush Brushes, Real Techniques Beauty Blender

brush cleaner / Real Technique

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F I V E on F R I D A Y

Y'all it's a Friday.  Hallelujah.  And really I can't complain too much this week.  Instead of teaching, I'm at workshops today AND we have Monday off for MLK day.  As one of my fave bloggers would say, bless up.  Haha, but really thank God for a four(ish) day weekend because a day without students is basically a day off. ;)  Not to mention I got to sleep in an extra hour this morning.  

Anywayssssss, today I thought I would reintroduce what these Friday posts are all about.  Basically, there used to be a "five on Friday" link up several women hosted and you would share any five random things and link up to share and check out other bloggers posts.

This is still essentially that link up, except:
1. I never remember to actually link up
2. I'm thinking of trying to make a little twist on it and have these be all on the same theme each week...we shall see.

So let's dive in to this weeks five.

one // Camera Purchases
I currently have a Canon Rebel T3i and I have two lenses.  I know I have the 55mm that came with the camera, and I forget the other lens I have.  BUT I'm thinking off getting the 50mm lens in a month of two.  I basically want to get a lens with a lower f/stop than the one I currently have.   Any suggestions or tips y'all have for me?  

two // Banana Pear Bread
Something about this recipe reminds me of being home on a cold, wintery day.  If you like carbs and chocolate you'll love it.  

three // Currently in my Ulta Cart...
Thanks to my latest YouTube obsession, I am constantly watching makeup product reviews and tutorials.  And this leads to filling my cart.  SO I thought it'd be fun to share what's currently in my cart.  Let me know if I should (or more importantly shouldn't) buy any of the following products: NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick (my favorite formula out of all the ones they offer) in "soft spoken" | NYX Cosmetics HD Finishing Powder in "banana" | Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer (but I can't decide what shade to get) | NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss in "cherry pie".  

four // Words to Live By

I think I’m in love with this design from the Silhouette Design Store!:

five // What's Next?
I have several posts currently in the works, but I wanna know.  What do you wanna see next?  Affordable cute clothes or my current everyday makeup routine.  I'm also working on some recipe posts but those take a little bit longer.  Leave a comment below with your vote!

Happy weekending y'all.  Make sure you're following along on insta and snap.

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There's Always Time for Tea

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So, if you follow me on snapchat (mary_timmerman), you've seen that I got a Cricut Explore Air and am totally obsessed.  Y'all the creative opportunities are endless.  And honestly it is such a game changer when it comes to gift giving.  SO with my mom'sborthday around the corner, I wanted to make her something unique.  

My mom is an avid tea drinker. As in when she wakes up in the morning the ONE thing she has to have is a nice, warm cup of tea. So for her birthday I made her an easy, DIY tea holder. "There's always time for tea." It is the cutest, and it can hold all of her favorite types of tea. AND AND because I want this post to be jam packed full of goodies for you, I'm also sharing my grandmas recipe for Russian tea cookies (also known as wedding cookies and about 342 other names).
I bought the glass container at Walmart, and while I was there I went ahead and picked up on of my favorite teas. Bigelow Tea. Y'all they have so many flavors, but I picked up Peppermint and Vanilla Chai. I'll be including them in the gift because you can't give a tea holder without tea in it, right?  BUT I'd be lying if I said I wasn't planning on keeping a couple bags for myself.
Oh and random fact I just found out, tea is the second, only to water, most widely consumed drink.  Y'all 82% of Americans drink tea.  And although I may not talk about it as often, I love me some good ole tea.  
After I had the container, I simply choose a font (it's easy to find free ones on and several other sites), and created the text "there's always time for tea".  Using my Cricut Air I then cut the vinyl and enlisted the help of my husband to stick on the container.  
Fill with tea bags, and add a cute mug or tea cup to the gift and you're done.  Easy peasy.
And now for the Russian Tea Cookie recipe, because they pair deliciously with tea.

+ 2 cups softened butter
+ 2 cups granulated sugar (sifted)
+ 2 tsp vanilla
+ 4 1/2 cups flour (sifted)
+ 1 tsp salt
+ 1 1/4 cups finely chopped nuts

1. Preheat oven to 400 F
2. Mix all ingredients together.  
3. Chill dough.
4. Roll into 1" balls.
5. Bake until set but not brown (10-12 minutes).  
6. Set on a separate rack to cool, BUT not for too long...because, while they are still warm rolls them in sugar.
7.  Let the cookies cool again and roll them in sugar again.

ps. I'm working on a Q&A post for all things concerned Cricut.  If you have questions whether you're thinking of buying one or trying to figure your own out, leave them in the comments below.
January is hot tea month. How will you be celebrating?  (if I had my choice I'd get a snow day or two to sleep in and enjoy my hot tea) Curious about Bigelow Tea watch the clip below or check them out on facebook and twitter.

ANDwhile you're at it, enter the Ultimate Relaxation Getaway Sweepstakes here: #TeaProudly Bigelow Sweepstakes 

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