Charm Keeper


I really should get a jewelry box, but the kind I want and the price tag I’m willing to pay never matches! I have a lot of charms that I switch around on my chain, and they have been hanging on one chain to keep me from losing them for a while. I HATE that! It’s a pain to get the charm I want, as I have to sort through all of them and frankly, I don’t like wasting the time! I’ve been wanting to do something for a while to sort them but I couldn’t think of how to do it using stuff I had laying around.
Then, voila! Medicine holder! PERFECT size for the small charms, and I have a larger one that can be used for larger charms! Yay!

 Since it isn’t see through, I made labels for each one so that I could quickly find the charm I am looking for.

I decorated the side using scrap paper I had left from another project. I used glue dots to keep the paper on and it is working out great! No issues with gravity trying to pull it down!

On the back, I stuck magnets so that I can stick it to a board as soon as I get to that project!  I suggest using large magnets so your stuff doesn’t outweigh the magnet strength!
Hope this is a great addition to your projects! Sorry my posts have been late so much, I’ve been crazy busy with trying to buy a home, dealing with lendors and such. All prayers are solicited and appreciated as we go through this process!!!

Originally posted 2011-09-14 16:30:00.

Originally posted 2011-04-10 20:29:51.

Dutch Oven Herb Pork Loin

Dutch Oven Herb Pork Loin: Healthy, Paleo, Auto-Immune, All-around Yummy!I love cooking things that are delicious and simple.  The Dutch Oven Herb Pork Loin was quick and easy which certainly fits the bill of both!!!  It wasn’t much work to get it together and we all enjoyed it so much there were no leftovers!  The best part is that it was so great no one added ketchup or anything else!  LOL.  Chief ZooKeeper always insists on modifying things, this one he complimented repeatedly!  It would be incredibly easy to prepare the ingredients, brown, and then start after work or school.  A one pot meal with little clean up so you can get to what’s important: your life!

For our health, we chose to go to a very paleo like diet.  That’s when I realized just how much junk was truly in my ‘healthy’ diet.  I only call it junk because since I’ve switched, I’ve learned that my body was not happy with many of my food choices.  I  feel better and am healthier, that’s totally worth the sacrifice.

Dutch Oven Herb Pork Loin

Ingredients:

  • 4 pound boneless top loin roast
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Horseradish Sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced (leave out for auto immune and paleo diet!)
  • carrots, bell peppers, etc as desired. sliced small

Directions:

  1. Rub pork with thyme.
  2. Heat the dutch oven on high then brown loin on all sides.
  3. When pork has been browned, brush all sides with horse radish sauce.
  4. Add the water to the pot.  Place the lid on and turn heat to low.
  5. Cook until meat reaches 140 degrees.  
  6. At 140 degrees, remove pork and place in a warming area (I use the oven typically and keep it covered, you don’t want the oven on or it will cook the meat too much)
  7. Add vegetables to oven and saute.  Cook until done. 

Need some fabulous desserts?  We have lots, check out this yummy Raspberry Almond Delight!

 

Beat Depression: One Moment at a Time

Hey all, Crystal here!
I have been wanting to do a series on ways to overcome depression. I struggle with a recurring depression and I know how difficult it can be. But I do not like wallowing. I feel like I may have this thing that makes me sad some days. Although I do not have to let it
get me down.
One thing I do is journal. That may sound boring but hear me out. There are lots of ways to journal.
Junk Journal, Art Journal, Bullet Journal to name a few. I even use a Travelers notebook and the ways to accessorize them are so much fun!!!
So today let talk about Art Journaling. Yiu can go big or small or somewhere in between, it’s just up to you. You may be thinking, But Crystal I can’t draw! Yeah you can. Trust me. You can. because this isn’t for a prize, or to show. It’s just for you. I’m not a Picasso or a Michelangelo by any means. But it makes me happy to color, paint or sketch.

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My Jane Davenport Watercolor Pallett and brush.

I have a secret. I just look at other peoples stuff and go from there. I don’t trace it, but I look at it to make my own version.
So what do you need to get started? This is where I said go big or small. You can start with any piece of paper and colored pencils, markers, paint. Or you can go to a craft store and load up. They have blank art journals with mixed media paper or watercolor paper.. You can splurge like I finally did and get some Jane Davenport watercolors and water brush. It’s just whatever you prefer really.
get started and have fun!

 

You can also check out our post: 10 Ways to Overcome Depression.

 

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You can see my talent level is low. HaHa Full disclosure used a Jane Davenport Stamp set for the face.

July Swago US

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The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points – if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus! That’s enough for a $5 gift card in our Rewards Store.

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB!

Meet Crystal

Hello craftyzoo readers!
My name is Crystal Sellers. I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little about me. I am going to be writing to you some.
I am an author, mother, wife, crafter, avid tv and movie watcher and much much more.
You may have heard about me before. Kaycee has done review’s of my books before.
I have a new one out but I will tell you more about it in an upcoming post.
My interest right now include junk journals and repurposed books. If you would like to know more about this sound off in the comments below.
I would also love to hear what types of articles you would enjoy from me in the future. Let me know in the comments.
So I am from a small town in Oklahoma where everyone knows everyone and I am related to half the population. Haha
I grew up in the sticks, made mud pies, and raced the red wagon down the hill at granny and papa’s with my cousins.
We went to church on Sundays and lunch at the grandparents house after.
As an adult you begin to miss simpler times. Like playing in the dirt, catching fireflies and listening to the

Crystal

whippoorwill with papa.
On the other hand, I love raising my fifteen year old son and showing him all the things I love. As well as experiencing new things together.
Well that’s just a bit about me. I am excited that Kaycee asked me to be a part of the Craftyzoo family. I can’t wait to get to know you all!

Diary of a #WimpyKid: Feeling lucky?

Prizing and samples courtesy of 20th Century Fox

 

This new movie comes out on May 19th and it is going to be a great movie! I know the book was incredible and ride will be enjoyable for all to see on the big screen! We are even having a giveaway to celebrate!

I remember my daughter just loved the first book and I can’t wait to see what she thinks of the second!  I hope the movie is as cute as the books always are and am looking forward to the release!

Buckle up for a wild summer. Diary of a #WimpyKid: The Long Haul opens in theaters May 19!

In DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL, based on the record-breaking book series, a family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course–thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.

Starring: Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett
Scott, Alicia Silverstone

Directed By: David Bowers

Written By: Jeff Kinney and David Bowers

Produced By: Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson

Check out the awesome trailer!

Check out the awesome trailer!

Summer is coming and it looks like we are all going to have a great summer movie season if this is any indication!

Calling all Wimps! DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL has a brand new site where you can create your own family road trip photo in the style of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Go to and check out the website Wimp Yourself for the movie and you can make a picture of you and your family animated!

One (1) winner receives: * $25 Visa to see the film in theaters * Copy of the Hardcover book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Here is one I did! Can ya tell I’m dreaming of the beach?

Visit the Official Website and make sure you Follow on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram

Now on to the exciting stuff!! To make sure everyone sees the movie and is excited to do so 20th Century Fox is hosting a giveaway here for the following prize!

One (1) winner receives:

* $25 Visa to see the film in theaters
* Copy of the Hardcover book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Just Enter below for your chance to win!

Open to US mailing addresses only

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Enter for a chance to win a stay at Duns Castle!

To celebrate Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, we’re giving you a chance to win a stay at Duns Castle for you and 20 guests. Plus, five runners-up could win a HomeAway® vacation.

Ora’s Gold

midwinters-eve-2-newWhat would you do if the authorities had control over your body? Australia is ruled by the SIF. The Special Investigation Force controls everything. Water, food, fuel … women’s bodies.

18-year-old Ora’s decision to move in with her aunt is a bad one. She’s just landed herself in the middle of nowhere with a deluded activist who wants to change the world, one illegal birth at a time. Sooner or later someone is going to die and Ora doesn’t know where to turn.
The beach is her only sanctuary and it’s here that she meets Jake, thoughtful and experienced, who encourages her to live a little. So why is it that as soon as she starts to have some fun, everything goes dangerously wrong?
A gripping coming-of-age adventure that will leave you on the edge of your seat. 

Sing Ovie iTunes Gift Card #Giveaway @Tfasm

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This is a sponsored post, however the opinions are that  of the writer.  My Crafty Zoo is simply re-posting this for someone so that you might have a chance to join in the giveaway.  Good luck!

Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, now the second-highest-grossing animated movie in history. Following the release of this summer’s comedy blockbuster The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination presents Sing this holiday season.

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The event film stars Academy Award® winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly.

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Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal—some might even say delusional—optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

 

Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies; and Ash (Johansson), a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo.

 

Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life. And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.

 

Featuring more than 65 hit songs, Sing is produced by Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy. Together, they have produced all of Illumination’s films since the studio’s inception. Released by Universal Pictures, Sing arrives in theaters on December 21, 2016. www.singmovie.com

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Sing hits theaters December 21. Get your tickets today on Fandango!

Check out this awesome giveaway brought to you by SING!

One (1) winner receives:

$25 iTunes gift card to download the Official Soundtrack

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Open to US mailing addresses only

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SING – In Theaters December 21

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