Friday, December 10, 2010

A collage of personalized Beach Towels


Just wanted to share a collage I made with my adult/big kid personalize towels! Come on by my SouthernTraditions2 Etsy Store and pick some up before the Christmas deadline of December 12th!
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Right at Home $100 a day giveaway

RightAtHome is giving away $100 each day until December 31, 2010. Go HERE to enter every day! Good luck everyone :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How to clean a Microwave!

You know there is a super simple way to clean the microwave without using harmful cleaners..........I need to do this again, so I figured I'd share with you :)

Take a 2 qt glass bowl, fill 1/2 full with water and 2 or 3 tbsp of baking soda. Put in the microwave and heat for 10 minutes (we have an old microwave, so some of the new, higher-powered micro's might not need as long.....just get a good bubbling of the water for a couple of minutes). Let sit for about 5 minutes to let the steam work its magic.

After, take bowl out and wipe down the inside with a reusable cloth or paper towels. SO simple and easy to do..... the baking powder cleans the smells that accumulate butter from exploding bags of popcorn and paste sauce from lasagna that the Dear Husband forgot to cover!

What kind of "eco-friendly" cleaning ideas do you have?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

ASoftBlackStar ~ ETSY Christmas Shopping Guide

SERIOUSLY! How cute and adorable are these makeup bags? I just love her taste in fabrics, as I'm a Damask Chick myself! BUT, I LOVE the houndstooth bag, ROLL TIDE! She has a variety of items in her shop, like Makeup Brush rolls, Makeup bags, and SETS too. She also makes wrist cuffs and hair clips. asoftblackstar has so many awesome items to choose from.....great gifts for teachers, co-workers, teenagers, moms, you name it! Go on by and take a peek at what she has to are a few of my favorites!

Makeup Brush roll leopard print for $18.99

Houndstooth Makeup Bag for $12.99

Hotpink and black damask makeup bag and brush roll for $27.99

Sunday, November 28, 2010

$1.50 shipping in my reusable bag store on ETSY

Hey everyone!
The Cyber Monday sale for my Torrilynn123 ETSY STORE is $1.50 shipping on all US order for reusable sandwich or snack bags. Buy as many as you'd like, just pay a flat $1.50 for shipping (sorry, this doesn't include International shipping :( )

Shipping sale will last until about midnight on Monday.

Christmas Shopping Guide ~ Girl216Designs

I'm going to try and make some Holiday suggestions for you to help make your Holiday Shopping easier!

I came across this shop about 1 year ago and I love Girl216Designs . I love the soft-muted tones of her jewels, great to wear with everything and WON'T break the bank either! Here are a couple of my favorites!

Wooden Frame Earrings for $9.00

The Gardener's Daughter for $13.00

Moon Glow Earrings for $20.00

Stop on by Girl216Designs and tell her Torri sent ya!

UPDATE: Girl216Designs just posted that if you mention you saw this on my BLOG, she will give you FREE SHIPPING!!! THANKS SO MUCH :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Coupon Code for Black Friday

Hey everyone! I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving today and eat PLENTY of turkey with all the fixin's!

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter (over to the right) or 'like' my Fan page on Facebook to find out what the coupon code is for my two ETSY stores. This coupon code will be good for Black friday only, November 26, and will expire around midnight.

Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Daily Holiday Giveaway | McCormick®

Daily Holiday Giveaway | McCormick®: "I entered for a chance to win a Flavor the Season Prize Pack and KitchenAid stand mixer from McCormick! You should enter, too. There’s a new winner every day."

This is a great contest, so be sure to enter!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Nestle Coupons!

Great coupons from Nestle..... just in time to start making homemade fudge! :) Go HERE to sign up to print yours! Here are the ones I printed:

~Save $1.00 off of (2) Juicy Juice products (could have used this tonight at Winn Dixie!)
~Save $1.00 off of (2) Packages of Nestle Toll House Morsels (just what I need for my FUDGE! )
~Save .75 off of (1) Nestle Toll House Refridgerated Cookie Dough! (Great to use when Publix has their BOGO! Only paid .75 per package, great for a quick snack for the kiddos)
~Save .50 off of (2) cans of Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk. Can anyone say SWEET TATER PIE????

New coupons from Target

These are some great coupons, especially when you can combine them at Publix (Publix takes one manufacturer coupon and one competitors coupon). Go HERE to see what they have. Several good deals for your Thanksgiving meal! :)

Tide Giveaway

Go HERE and "Like" Tide on Facebook. They are giving away 5,000 bottles of their Tide Stain Release Pre-treat Spray. Good luck!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Eco-Friendly Gingerbread House ~ Fingerprint Friday

I'm always so thankful for my kiddos, and they never cease to amaze me.....Here's just another example of how they bring smiles to my face!

Who says you need gingerbread to make a gingerbread house when you have cardboard at home? I was amazed yesterday when my 9 year old brought out a house-form made from some cardboard we had around the house. She has been bugging me about making a Gingerbread house, but we didn't have all the ingredients to make some. She was awful quiet for about 1 hour, then emerged with the base. Of course, we had to make a trip to Walmart to pick up the candy to make her house just right! This is also a good way to use up Halloween Candy that won't get eaten (Like the DOTS that are on the front of the house!)

We Googled "Gingerbread House Icing", and found a super simple recipe for Royal Icing..... 1 pound Confectioners Sugar, 1 tsp Cream of Tartar, 3 egg whites. Whip all together until well incorporated and thick! Easy Peasy. She bought the Wilton decoration bags, then we snipped off the end of the bag and she was on her way to making the CUTEST Gingerbread house! I'm really proud of her!

This will probably become a yearly event. We had so much fun yesterday, well, I should say I had so much fun watching her make this! I didn't help at all. Do you all have a family tradition each year?

Be sure to check out the other Fingerprint Friday entries on The Rusted Chain Blog

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


AHHH! The cool weather of fall and the smell of my Renuzit "Festive Snow" adjustable air freshener! It's such a clean smell, with a hint of pine. Gets me in the mood for a Christmas tree! Be sure to "Like" them on Facebook for money saving coupons! Says that they still have 10,000 left to give out! Got 2 of the $1.00 off coupons and got them for FREE! Free is always good .....let me know what your favorite fragrance is :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Christmas Tees now available

Two more designs now available! Cute little reindeer and the ornaments are customizable! You can have a totally different color scheme for the ornaments. Great combos are turquoise/brown, pink/brown, traditional red and green, hotpink/black....and the list goes on and on! Stop by my ETSY STORE to take a peek and place your order :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Giveaway.....

Hey everyone! Be sure to click on the Facebook link over to the right to enter a new line of burp cloths that I'm giving away. It's for a Christmas dot Flannel burp cloth with applique tree and one name :) Be sure to leave a comment on the post that says THIS POST in caps! Ends October 31st...

This is a new pink dot burp cloth that I made. I'll have it listed in my SouthernTraditions2 Store in just a bit.

Good Luck everyone!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Gingerbread Boy/Girl tees

OK, I've got the gingerbread tee done, but still have several more to do as well! Come on by my SouthernTraditions2 Etsy Store to see it. I will hopefully have the Christmas ornaments tee done in the next day or two. I also have Hello Kitty, gingerbread house and snowgirl/boy to make! Reindeer will be coming soon....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Turkey Tee's available!

Come on by my Southern Traditions Store to see the new Turkey Tshirts. Available in long sleeve with several different tee colors. Don't forget to book mark this site as well as my store, I'll be making several different Christmas tee's as well!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Winner of the Personalized Tee Giveaway....

Hey Everyone!
I want to thank EVERYONE who participated in the Tee giveaway! This one took a while to pick a winner, since I can't do the RANDOM.ORG generator, I've had to write everyones name down and pick out of a hat! LOL! SOoooooo, are you ready?...

And the WINNER is.........Nicole Krebs Balogh!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Nicole! I'll be in contact with you today and we can come up with your very own personalized tee.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Monday Everyone!

WOW! It is a breezy and beautiful 60 degrees right now in lower Alabama! I actually had to put on my jogging suit for my walk. It was awesome to see God's handywork this morning......leaves turning colors, squirrels running around gathering nuts for winter, the cool breeze blowing, birds chirping! Thank you God, for allowing me to be able to see these awesome creations of yours...Help me to not take anything you've blessed me with for granted!

Feel free to post on how God has blessed you today! Have a Fantastic week everyone!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Personalized Tee giveaway

All you need to do is LIKE my SouthernTraditionsBoutique Fan Page . That's it! You have one entry by doing that....simple, simple! :) Want more entries? Here's somethings you can do: (Please leave a separate comment for each thing you do!)

Leave a comment on my Fan Page (come back here and let me know you did)

Post my Fan Page to your FB wall (make sure you leave a comment here and tell me you did this!)

Tweet or blog about this....(leave another comment telling me you did this, along with a link :)

Follow my Blog for another entry......

HEART my ETSY shops or any item in them:

I have a goal of 100 Fans by October 11, 2010. If we can get that many, I will give out more of my Personalized Tees! Y'all be sure to enter!

Here are a couple of designs you CAN choose from:

I also have Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday and Initials available. This is completely your choice! Good luck everyone and thanks for entering!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Need your help! What would you prefer?

I'm in the process of deciding what type of applique tee I'm going to make for Christmas :) If you were to purchase one, what design would you like? Here are a couple of options:
Lady snow-woman
Reindeer girl
Reindeer boy
Mickey Santa
Minnie Santa

Are there any others that you think would do well? If so, just leave me a comment....I appreciate your help! :) I will be having a tee giveaway this coming week (Sept20-27), so stop by and see when it is posted :)

Thanks so much!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

MIA for a while

Thanks so much to my awesome customers, I've been busy lately and haven't had the time to BLOG :) I will hopefully be posting more items soon, as I'm getting caught up. Look for a t-shirt giveaway soon!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

New Halloween Tshirt listings on ETSY

Hello All!
I've been super busy, thanks to so many of my awesome customers, but have been getting caught up and have had time to do a couple of these Halloween Tshirts. Available in sizes 2T - 8, short sleeve or long sleeve available.

I've also made a birthday tee with number and name for a super sweet customer and friend!

These are available in so many different fabrics, too many to choose from :) I can also get the girlie numbers or curlz fonts with crown on top.....Just email me for your custom order, or come on by my Southern Traditions 2 Monogram Store .

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cool finds on ETSY!

Cool finds on ETSY

OuchPouch by
Pillow So Cute

Awesome Idea for all of those Cool, Trendy moms, resonably priced at $5.95 too~

Chevron Calling Cards by

Includes 48 cards in your choice of colors. Great for business owners!

Owl Sugar cookies Party Favors by TSCookies

Beautiful ETSY Store! I'd love to have some of these for my daughters birthday :)

Alabama Rag Wreath by WaywardNest

ROOOOLLLLLL TTTTIIIIDDDDDDEEEEE! Need I say more??? OK, National Champs too! LOL!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Recipe time ~ Easy Potato Pancakes

These are a FAVORITE in our family.....they make a great side to any beef entree. So simple to make and great tasting too! Here's the recipe:

6 peeled potatoes
1 small onion, diced small
1 large egg
1/4 cup AP flour
salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Shred peeled potatoes and dice one small onion. Combine next 4 ingredients until well incorporated. Heat butter and oil in iron skillet until melted, add a heap of potato mixture in pan and fry on each side for about 3-4 minutes. Let drain on paper towels until ready to serve. YUMMO! :)

Do you have any side dishes that are easy to make and ones that your family loves? Email them to me at and I'll post them on the Blog! Also, let me know if you try the above recipe and what the results were!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fabulous Finds Friday

As I was pouncing the other day, on ETSY's just sold items, I came across this awesome store: JJ's Jazzy Jewels . The earrings are just GORGEOUS and when I clicked on her store, I couldn't believe how resonably priced they were! I think a majority of them are from $7.00 to $12.00. Here are a couple of samples of her work:

I really love to accessorize! I LOVE vintage jewels, those that remind me of what my grandmothers used to wear, and I love to sparkle! Bling it on! I was completely drawn to the blingability of her earrings and I love the colors she uses. So many to choose from! Maybe she could make me a pair of pink earrings? Pink is my favorite! I love Pink! Pretty in Pink, Pink as a Pigs nose....Did you ask if I LUUUVVVEEDDD pink? Well, yes I do!

Y'all be sure to stop by and take a look at all of the beautiful items she has listed! Be sure to come back and let us know what you bought! Oh, and by
the way, don't forget to get me somethin' too!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What I want Wednesdays

Here are some things that I would love to have from some cool ETSY stores!

What I want Wednesdays

Roll Tide Elephant Applique Outfit by

If only my little girl was still LITTLE! WHAAAA!

Handmade Sticker Seals in Pink Floral Roses by

Elegant and beautiful, perfect to add elegance to that special package!

Vintage Coke Metal Drink Box by BlueBonnetFields
I would DIE to have this! We love Coke, YUM!!!

Gemstone Chandelier Earrings by TatianaG
These would look AWESOME hanging from my ears! Can you say early Christmas Present for me???

If you had your choice, what item would you want from ETSY? Post a comment and link so we can see too!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Giveaway over at This Crazy Life

Ya'll run on over to Michelle's Blog, This Crazy Life and enter to win a set of my reusable sandwich/snack bags! Thanks so much Michelle for listing this giveaway for me.

I have enjoyed making all of these reusables, and appreciate the fact that they won't be part of the 1,000,000's of plastic baggies that end up in our landfills! "Change begins with ONE!" I know we've helped out in our little way with my kiddos taking the bags to school in their lunches.

I have 100's of fabrics that are great for young and "young-at-heart" as well! I just bought a boat load of fabric last weekend, so I'll be listing those new bags in the next week or so, just trying to get caught up on order right now!

Be sure to enter the other awesome giveaways over at Michelle's This Crazy Life Blog

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Item of the Day

This is a cute Raggedy Ann Scrabble Tile Necklace that I have already made and is ready to ship! Only $3.00, plus free shipping.

Necklace is 14" long, so great for 2-6 year old princess! This is the only one I have, no custom orders at this great price :)


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