FREE Video Instructions: How To Make a Tutu

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Sunday, April 18, 2010 Has Launched - Free Tutu Making Lesson!

I'm so excited that is finally up and running. I think I'm most thrilled about the free video lesson that hundreds of moms have already seen...and hopefully many thousands more will view. Wouldn't you love this 15 minute free video lesson to learn how to make a tutu for your little girl? Check it out here: Free No-Sew Tutu Instructions

Have fun making tutus! :D

I Won a Soy Candle in the Ultimate Blog Party!

Had to share my excitement for the UBP10 Party and let y'all know that I am super excited to try a lilac soy candle I won during the contest just for commenting on her contest blog! Here is her have got to check out all the yummy scents!!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hey Ultimate Blog Partiers! :D Nice to Meet You!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

What is the UBP - Ultimate Blog Party?

Hey, I'm Jenni! I live in North Carolina with my actor husband. We'll be married 2 years in May! We met in December 2007, got engaged 10 weeks later, and married 10 weeks after that! Pretty fast!! :)

We love to TRAVEL tons (which is good because our family is all over the US!), we watch a TON of movies, and we LOVE food!! :D My hubby is acting almost full-time and I create craft courses teaching step-by-step instructions for fun things like Quilling and Tutu Making! I love working from home and all the time I have to spend with my friends enjoying beautiful North Carolina!

Here's a recent pic of my hubby and I at a friend's Oscar party!

I am in the process of launching teaching moms how to make Tutu Skirts and Tutu Dresses (plus accessories) for their little girls!

Even running a Mom Blogger Contest for $100 CASH to help spread the word! :)

We love taking roadtrips in our Vette! (Especially with the top off!)
This picture was last summer before I chopped off ALL that hair!

And here's our cat, my baby! :) Chandler
(named after Matthew Perry's FRIENDS character since I'm a huge fan of the show!)
He is NOT a huge fan of the tutu I tried to get him to model however. :D

Here are a few of my favorite things....
BATHS - recently addicted and looking to buy a house with a huge garden tub! :)
CARBS - but they don't like my waist and booty! I'm trying to quit!!
BABIES - we don't have any yet but I'm getting a new brother-in-law ANY day now!!
MOVIES - one of the fun things my hubby and I love to do together
FAMILY and CHURCH FAMILY - blessed with many amazing people in my life!
BEING ONLINE - I'm never more than a foot from my laptop 24/7 :D
CRAFTS - I regularly spend a small fortune in Michael's, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnn's

Not sure what else to write about so how about I share my favorite cookie recipe so you can make some for the PARTY! ...

How to Make These EASY and DELICIOUS Pumpkin Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Please enjoy them and have a big bite for me! :)

Soft Pumpkin Cookie Recipe:
1 C. sugar
1 C. canned pumpkin
1/2 C. softened butter
2 C. flour (try using wheat or spelt flour for a healthier version!)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spices
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C. raisins or chocolate chips or nuts

Heat oven: 375.
Mix sugar, pumpkin, butter.
Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
Mix in raisins, nuts, chocolate chips.
Drop spoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet; bake until light brown (8-10 min)
Optional vanilla frosting: (they are great even without this!):
3 C. powdered sugar and 1/3 C. butter or margarine, softened.

Beat in 1 1/2 tsp vanilla and about 2 tsp. milk (or water) until smooth and spread on cookies.

Some substitution suggestions:

Try Smart Balance (for baking) instead of butter if you want a dairy-free version of these cookies.

Use spelt flour or wheat flour for a healthier cookie.

Add dried cranberries and chocolate chips to the batter.

Add stevia as a sweetener instead of using sugar (check your container of stevia to see the conversion - do NOT use a full cup of stevia; its MUCH sweeter than sugar!) :)

PS - remember to try the batter before you cook it - YUMMY!! :)

Here's the prize I donated for UBP 10...hope you win!! :D

USC 64 – 2 Hour Instructional DVD on How to Make 15 styles of No-Sew Tutu Skirts and Dresses, plus Bonus Online Videos for Tutu Accessories Like Hair Bows and Fairy Wands.
Provided by:
Follow here: jennspen or Visit Our Fan Page: Jenn Swift Spencer

WOW there were soooo many cool prizes! I'd be happy to win ANY of them!
But here are my top picks:
40- One winner will receive a 3 day 2 night stay from Holiday Inn Main Gate East in Kissimmee, FL (less than 2 miles from Disney World) a value of $250.
6 – Hand Stamped Personalized Necklace valued at $48 The Double Stacked A Lot Of Love.
8 – Buds to Bloom Photo Tile Necklace ($95) – Features custom photo tile, hand stamped mom charm & bead cluster. The Ultimate Mommy Necklace!
18 – Goodie Basket for Mom, includes health and beauty items for mom and kids. $5 gift card to Wal-Mart, Softlips Pomegranate Lip Balm, Moments for Mothers, Thoughtful Reflections to Warm Her Heart book by Robert Strand, 20 Sheets of Glossy Photo Paper, EcoTools earth-friendly beauty Intensive Hand Cream, Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Workout DVD, Peaceful Waters Relaxation DVD, Tantric Toning Workout DVD with Stephanie de Phillipo, Magnetic Babysitter Checklist, The Flavor Point Diet book by Dr. David L. Katz, Photo Album that holds 80 photos and a Beautiful decorative Wood Chip Basket. Estimated retail value of prize $50.
32 – $25 Target Gift Card!
Provided by: The Frugal Novice
2 - Two winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to shop our tagless baby apparel.
Provided by: Happy Panda
Otherwise, ANY of the hotels or gift cards would be SWEET!! :D

PLEASE leave a comment and let me know you came by!!

Oh and one of my favorite tutus...I couldn't get a really good photo against the wall so sorry if it looks crooked (its really not!) Its a Christmas santa empire waist tutu dress!!