Yarn Scrap Flip Flops

I wear flip flops practically all year! As soon as it starts to warm up from our brief winter I switch from closed toe shoes to flip flops! I have SO MANY pairs of them that I could wear a different pair every day of the week (or year!) I’m sharing a fun craft that is so easy, inexpensive, and doesn’t take long to make! Yarn scrap flip flops! I first made them quite a few years ago when my mom suggested I make something for our church craft fair. The little girls all wanted a pair and they were gone very fast! So, I’d call them a craft success! Haha!

Here’s how to make them:
You need
yarn in your choice of colors
flip flops
scissors

Here’s how to make them:
Wrap some yarn around around your hand. You will need more than I used, but I only used that much to show the first step.
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Cut the yarn into strips .
You can use two colors or only one, but this is about how much you will need for one flip flop.
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Tie yarn around each strap of the flip flop. You can alternate your colors or make them all solid. It is completely up to you! I alternated my colors.
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I tied the yarn in a triple knot to make sure it was secure. Keep tying yarn around the straps of the flip flop until you have it covered.
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Then trim the excess yarn off the ends. You don’t want to be sweeping the floor with them. Although that would be a good idea! Haha!
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When you are done your new flip flops will look like this:
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I got so many people asking where I got mine and when I told them that I made them they were so amazed! I even told a few moms how to make them for their daughters!

These are so easy to make and so much fun to wear! You can make them as gifts, holiday outfits, or just for fun! They are also a fun and easy craft to do for kids parties! Host a kids craft night with this as the main craft and I’m sure there will be lots of different color combos and so many memories made!

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July 2017 Goals

Setting goals for yourself has always been a struggle for me. I have so many long term things I want to get done but I have trouble looking at the month ahead of me! That’s where this Goals and Intentions link up from a few of my blog besties come in handy!

I have made goals for the month of July based on blog, business, home, and life.

Blog goals:
Post twice a week
Start promotion for fall round of Solidarity Sisters
Start brainstorming posts for October’s 31 Days series

Business goals:
Get 650 Ebay items listed
Find American Eagle jeans for Back to School shoppers

Home goals:
Vacuum
Dust plaster cats on top of kitchen cabinets
Hang a few things on wall

Life goals:
Read a chapter of Outlander every night before bed
Get my hair cut
Enjoy my husband’s vacation week

I think breaking my goals down into categories will help me to see what I need to get done and making them into a monthly deadline I hope to accomplish them by the end of the month! I’ll share progress at the end of the month!

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5 Things To See in London England- Guest Post from Alessia

We love traveling and there is so much to see in our world! One of the places I have always wanted to go was London. During the April/May round of Solidarity Sisters I got to know Alessia. She’s from London and I knew she was the perfect person to share a few places that are a must see for a first time visitor to her beautiful city!

It’s difficult to choose 5 places to see in London: it’s such an amazing city, and it’s so big and full of things that it’s possible to make top 5 places for every possible interest someone has. So, when faced with this question, I have thought of it as such: “Which are the 5 places that can give someone from outside the best idea of what London is about?”.

The Victoria and Albert Museum
While all the museums in London have great offers, I think nothing speaks more of what London is about than the V&A. Situated in South Kensington, not far from the area most known for antique shops and Georgian architecture, and side by side to one of the most stunning churches ever built (most commonly known as the Brompton Oratory), the V&A is a collection of history, art and design that has its origin in the Great Exhibition of 1851. It is an immersive historical experience, and it’s like the people of Victorian London experiencing for the first time the marvels of design and technology from all over the British Empire. Within walking distance are also the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial, worth looking at.

Maritime Greenwich

You may not be as excited as I am by the prospect of seeing the clothes in which the Admiral Lord Nelson died at Trafalgar, but this Unesco site with the Maritime Museum, Queen’s House, Royal Observatory, old fashioned food shops and lovely 18th century maritime town feel (enhanced by the presence of the Cutty Sark) is one of London’s gems. If you can forget the sight of the modern buildings in Canary Wharf it feels like taking a step back in time. Getting there by DLR is an experience in itself, as it’s a train going by the docklands with no driver (so catch the front seat in the direction of travel and enjoy the ride!).

Richmond Park

All of the Royal parks are amazing, and there are such lovely views of St James’s Park, but they are nothing in comparison with seeing stags and a view down to St Paul’s Cathedral from the highest point in the park. To be followed by a walk down the river and a drink on the terrace looking over it at one of the trendy bars in the town. A quick trip across the bridge from the main shopping district will uncover some high quality charity shops, where it’s easy to find a designer bargain if lucky.

The City of London
Announced by a dragon at the site of the old walls, the City of London (currently its own administration since time immemorial, still functioning with the same system as in medieval time) is mostly known nowadays for being one of the world’s financial centres, but at weekends it becomes almost a ghost town and you can see roughly the city as it was when London was just that big. It also has the Museum of London, where more on the history of how London became the metropolis we know, and roman ruins are still visible at the Guildhall. If you go during the week (prepare for enormous queues at lunchtime!), you will get access to churches and other places of interest, including St Andrew’s Holborn, which has been in the backdrop of the life of Dr Sacheverell (a much unappreciated historical period on which I wrote my dissertation) and where 19th century PM Benjamin Disraeli was baptised.

The theatre

A trip to London wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the theatre, whether it’s a musical in the West End or an independent production in smaller theatres, standing for 3h at the Globe or chasing celebrities at the National Theatre and more. There are plenty of options for as low as £5 per ticket, and many important names (especially British actors) are on the stage quite often. It really is a big part of the culture here. Theatre-goers also benefit from reasonably priced 2 and 3 courses menus in nice restaurants in Covent Garden (Boulevard Brasserie on Wellington Street is great for French food).

Wherever you go, though, you can’t avoid at least a drink in one of the many traditional English pubs at every corner, because, really, if there is something London is about it’s bringing people together over a drink (for those who don’t drink alcohol, there are plenty nice non-alcoholic traditional drinks like a good old Victorian lemonade, ginger beer or elderflower cordial). Some pubs are historical (as far back as the Middle Ages in some cases!) and worth a visit for that alone.

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Allatoona Pass Civil War Battlefield

 There is so much history in our country! It doesn’t matter where you live because you can find something about how our nation was born and shaped throughout the years anywhere.  Allatoona Pass is a civil war battlefield in Cartersville, GA.

It is a small battlefield that is now mainly hiking trails and historical marker signs. Cartersville is where Mr. RCGG and I lived before moving to Savannah.

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Where:
The Battle of Allatoona Pass was a civil war battle that took place on October 5th, 1864 in Bartow County, Georgia. Confederate Major General Samuel French’s division attacked a union garrison under the command of Brigadier General John Corse. The Confederates were unable to take the fortified position that protected the railroad through Allatoona Pass.

 

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Background:
After Atlanta fell, Lt. General John Bell Hood moved the Confederate Army of Tennessee north to threaten the Western and Atlantic Railroad. This was Major General William T Sherman’s supply line. On October 2-4 Lt. General Alexander Stewart attacked a number of small garrisons. Hood ordered Stewart to send a division to attack the Federal supply base where the railroad ran through a small gap in the Allatoona Mountain range and move north to burn the bridge over the Etowah River.  The Federal troops occupied strong defense positions behind two earthen redoubts on each side of a 180 foot 65 foot deep railroad cut. Many of the men were armed with Henry repeating rifles.

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The Battle:
On October 5th 1864, at sunrise near Allatoona, Frenh’s division arrived.  Artillery bombardment by Confederate guns lasted two hours. Captain James Cowan’s battery of Warren County Mississippi and Captain Robert Barry’s battery of Lookout Artillery Tennessee Volunteers, manned this attack. Major General French sent demand for surrender but Corse refused. This caused French to launch his brigades in an attack. Brigadier General Sears from the North against the rear of the fortifications and Cockrell supported by Hugh Young from the west. The Union Army survived the attack against the main fortification but were pinned down and needed reinforcements sent from the eastern fort.  It seemed inevitable that the Federals would surrender. French received a report from his Calvary that a strong union force was approaching from Acworth GA, so he withdrew at 2 PM. A substantial Union force ordered by Sherman to the attacked stronghold reached Allatoona the next morning.

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The Aftermath:
706 Union (including about 200 prisoners)
897 Confederates

In a small but bloody battle with high causalities, French was unsuccessful in seizing the railroad and garrison. He regretted that he was unable to seize the one million rations there or burn them before he retreated.

 

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 I hope you learned a little bit about part of our country’s history and it inspired you to get out and do some exploring in your hometown! You never know what you may find!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With A Purpose- Georgia Sea Turtle Center

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center is another cause that is special to me. The GSTC is a rehab center for injured sea turtles and other wildlife.

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Creating Something Random Link Up Co-hosts

Have you ever wanted to host a link up but didn’t want to take on the sole responsibility? There’s so much to hosting a link up! It’s not just put the code into a blog post and hope for the best. I’m looking for co hosts for the Creating Something Random link ups. There are two separate Creating Something Random link ups. One is a craft link up called Creating Something Random Show and Tell. In this one the link up will be focused on crafts using the monthly craft supply I have announced in a previous post. (May’s is any craft supply in the colors red, white, and blue.) The second link up is a cooking link up called Creating Something Random Potluck. If you are interested in co-hosting one or both of the Creating Something Random link ups please email me at rcgg_cate@randomcraftygagirl.com I’m looking forward to hearing from you and possibly working with you!

 

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Creating Something Random Craft Edition May- Red White and Blue

It’s time for Creating Something Random Craft Edition again! May is usually the unofficial start of summer. I decided to make the secret craft supply something that can be used throughout the summer.

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Red Beet Eggs- Creating Something Random Kitchen Edition

I didn’t have chance to get my hard boiled egg recipe written before I posted the link up for the Creating Something Random Kitchen Edition Potluck link up! So this is going to be short and sweet since my recipe for red beet eggs is really short. Haha!

You need:
hard boiled eggs
canned beets
vinegar

To make red beet eggs you need to cook your eggs. Put your eggs in a pot and cover with water. Bring them to a boil and boil for five minutes. Remove from heat and cover. Let them site for ten to twelve minutes. Drain the water from them and let them cool. When they are cool enough for you to handle peel the eggs and put them in a bowl or a resealable bag. When they are all peeled add a can of beets and enough vinegar to cover them. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. The eggs will get a really pretty red color from the beets.

 

These are one of my husband’s favorites ways to eat hard boiled eggs. His mom always makes them and they are incredibly easy to make.

 

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Creating Something Random Kitchen Edition Hard Boiled Eggs

Creating Something Random Kitchen Edition

April is coming to an end and it is time for the Creating Something Random Kitchen Edition Potluck link up! Easter may have you buried in hard boiled eggs! What do you do with all those eggs? Do you eat them straight with just a little salt? Do you make them into deviled eggs? Share your favorite way to use hard boiled eggs in the link up below.

 

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With A Purpose Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Did you know…
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Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s?

It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

10% of people age 65+ has Alzheimer’s.

Between 2000 and 2014, deaths from Alzheimer’s disease as recorded on death certificates increased 89 percent, while deaths from the number one cause of death (heart disease) decreased 14 percent.

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