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Eclectic Creations on Etsy’s 1st Anniversary Giveaway!

THE LAST DAY!!!! Get your entries in!! There’s only ONE more day to enter Eclectic Creations on Etsy’s 1st Anniversary Giveaway!! Which ring is your favorite? Please visit http://peaceloveoliveoil.blogspot.com/ for more details. PEACE #naturalhair #locs #dreads Spread the word..thanks #twistouts

Eclectic Creations On Etsy 1 YR ANNIVERSARY & GIVEAWAY!!!




Its time to celebrate!!!

October 16th 
Marks 
Eclectic Creations on Etsy one year Anniversary!

So, in celebration of our 1st Anniversary we are having a give away!!




The rules are simple:
1. Head over to my Fan Page and “like” 
Then let me know which ring you like,
If you were to win!


The 4598
The 6800 or
The 2720
fan page “tag” one of your favorite creations.
3. Want another entry??

Follow my blog:

All names will be chosen at random “live October 19th, 2011 on Youtube!” 

well sorta…

 Spread the word the more the merrier!

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE 15% OFF ENTIRE ORDER (code will be sent to your facebook “subject line” Eclectic Creations CODE (after your first entry) 
Code is valid until the end of the month October 2011.



No purchase necessary to ENTER!







CONTEST ENDS October 18th 2011
DRAWING POSTED OCT 19TH VIA YOUTUBE


Good Luck!


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Eclectic Creations Volume 22: Jani 1, 2 & 3

Jani 1

Love at first sight!! 






The Banana Resin Leaf earrings are one of my favorites, and very popular.


Made from an actual Banana Leaf than resin is applied, on top of a coconut. Cut to shape.










South America










Interest all can be found here
thanks for stopping by….









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4 Cheese Baked Penne with Salad Recipe



I enjoy cooking and I love to eat. So ever now and again I come across a recipe that I would love to try. And also this year I decided to at least create something
different, or new…i.e. crafts or cooking, or gardening…
So…
I came across FoodNetwork.com website and spotted this recipe Four Cheese Baked Penne
So I thought, HMMM….I like cheese, I like pasta, I can deal with tomato sauce 
( not a fan of tomatoes but love Ketscup go figure!)
So why not give it a try.
Here is what you will need:

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole-wheat penne
  • 1 1/2 cups small-curd low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (8-ounce) can low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan (3/4 ounces)

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PREHEAT OVEN 400 Degrees


This was my first time making this, I know I was suppose to follow all steps, but thats not how I roll! 
Side effects to not following step by step…I forgot to add the Parmesan Cheese to my original mixture!
I had to add it on top of the entire Casserole and allowed it to bake on top! 




I used just about all the ingredients listed except for the chili flake, and I did not use low fat anything.
And I use regular pasta Penne not wheat!






First I browned my onions, and garlic with a little olive oil, Sea salt and pepper, and a Season Salt and dash of sugar. Low heat
While that was browning, I mix up the Ricotta, the Cottage Cheese, the Mozzarella cheese and the Parmesan Cheese ( i forgot to use), with Parsley finely chopped. (sat it to the side)
( I really don’t know how I forgot the Parmesan Cheese.) 











Then I mixed up my sauces adding the Oregano and dried Rosemary to the sauces on low heat allow all the tomato sauces to blend and marinate the spices.

Now working mothers OUTSIDE the home. 
You may be able to use Prego® Traditional Sauce to cut the time a bit. 
But if this is your first time, make your own sauce;)
 I did this for about 25-30 mins or until its boiling…
 Be careful and not have the “eye” on too high you will get burnt; if that sauce pops up and hits your hand!

((It has happen to me many times.))
Add Penne to Sauce & Cheese Mixture
Mix well.


I used a large glass dish and added more of the cheese mix to the very top
and sparkled some more mozzarella cheese on top WITH the Parmesan Cheese!  (rolls eyes)



BAM!!

Here is my masterpiece!! 
WHAT! (In her best Lil’ Jon voice) OKAY!!
5 Star Restaurant MEAL!


I places a little Parsley on the top and made me a nice Salad.
Roman Lettuce
Fresh Spanish Leaves
Mexican Cheese & Tortilla Chips
Honey Mustard Dressing

Sweet Tea on the side!!

I made this meal for lunch but it will go way into supper time and maybe even left overs.
(family of 5) 

Most the ingredients I already had so, I  would estimate the cost was around 15.00-20.00 & if you add meat to your sauce then 6$ more. 


If you decided to make this meal. Blog it and let me know.


Peace

Tomingo







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How to Make a Light Box for your Jewelry!

Today I would like to take the time out and show you how to make a Picture Box. I am a firm believer that if you want to make something, try and find things around the house that will work. I am fortunate enough to have the perfect natural lightening most the day.
However, my inspirations do not always come when the sun is out. And I don’t have patients therefore, as soon as I am finished with a piece and it’s perfect.
I like to take pictures.
I am sure you may have seen this project done on other blogs, and for the life of me I can  not find links for the one I seen years ago demonstrating this project.
If you come across the link;
please link  it to your comment, so I can give credit were credit is due.
Now this is what you will need:
Scissors and/or an exacto knife
Tape
White Computer Paper
Tissue paper or tracing paper (vellum)
And a nice size cardboard box
(NEW MOMS the boxes your baby’s diapers came in)
I used an Eggos’ Box we shop Sam’s Club 😉

Now cut the sides out of the box leaving about 1.5” on the sides (did not measure)
It doesn’t matter if its uneven you will not see it!

Then with the tissue paper tape it to the opening you just cut
And tape!
Now tape some white computer inside the box
Now for the top of my box I used Vellum
Below are th pictures I took using the Picture box!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this little project helps
with your picture taking.

The picture below was taken outside FULL Sun!
So the light box does nice work don’t you think?




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Growing MY Garden 2k11






I am growing a garden…Beans, Okra, Gourds and Herbs…
I am far from being a gardener! But I think its great to be able to take a few seeds and in a few short weeks, you have a garden.
So in saying that since I am a beginner, and I know I will make some mistakes but that is ok.
We learn from our mistakes.
I am posting a few pictures of my beginning stages.
To start I placed a few seeds, in a moist paper towels. Then I placed them in the window. It took about 5 days before they germinated.
Then I put them in these recyclable pots that can go straight into a mini~green house or in the ground! Only 1.50 at Walmart and you get about 14.
I also have some Miracle grow sticks and placed them with the seeds, for that added nutriments. 
And I added water
I will keep you all posted on my progress. 


Thanks for stopping by.

Tomingo













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Asian (sort-of) Wall Art

Lots of picts…

Hello everyone wanted to share with you my little project I did today.
I purchased these bamboo table mats at Big Lots earlier in the summer. 
And had some ideas to what I wanted to do with them like make some floor mats for my kitchen, because I am still hunting for the perfect floor mats…
Instead I decided to make Asian Wall art. *sort of
At first I was going to cut out stencils and paint but decided to do what I use to tell my student
“free hand it” and just be creative. 





Yup a buck!!



I hot glued three of the mats together from the back making sure that the letters in the front are facing the right way…

Firmly pinching the seams together for a few seconds…


Then with my trusty paint brush, I free handed some Asian characters, after looking at some internet art.


I think it turned out  great!

It is now hanging on the wall in the loft area…
my hubby came home for lunch and said..
“Hey you need to make another one..”
I like the sound of that!



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My Next Project Hypertufa

My universe is abudundant and sometimes, it’s hard to decide what to do next!
My future projects are clays i.e. Polymers or Kiln types and Hypertufa,
I’ve done a blog on Hypertufa sometime ago, click here to learn more.
Above is a picture I’ve sketched…
The beginning…I guess this is the point where history is being made…
LOL (feelings of grandeurs)…
Any who, I am not going to reveal too much
Well, a little hint:
I love ZEN, and the concepts of Feng Shui to incorporate all elements of mother earth in your home from water like fountains, and earth such as natural stones, plants and organic elements…
A nice fountain always sounds great when you need to relax, read a book or listen and
Plants have shown to clean many of the pollutants found in our air.
So, something along those concepts is my next endeavor…
What is your next endeavor?
Tomingo
More Hypertufa inspirations links below 
And to see some great pictures
FLIKR search (HYPERTUFA)

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