This Blog has Moved!

Please come visit my new blog at http://mymessyhead.weebly.com/blog.html

Thank you!

❤ Messy

Star Wars Lego Earrings in the shop!

I recently listed 3 new earring sets in the shop.  All made from Lego Minifigures.  Meet the Stormtroopers, Chewbacca and Yoda!!

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I have sets of Super Hero Earrings coming very soon!  Check for them at www.creativityismessy.etsy.com

I Made My Own Pho!!

That’s right ladies and gentlemen… I finally broke down and made my own Pho!  And I am SO glad that I did!!

I researched a GAZILLION different recipes, broke down what ingredients my favorite Pho restaurant used and even found ways to make this light and (typically) healthy soup even better for me.  And now, I am so excited to share it with you 😀

 

Here is my recipe for Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup):

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6 Cups Broth (I used Low-Sodium Chicken Broth, but both Beef and Vegetable broth can be used as well)

1 8oz package of Whole Wheat Rice Noodles (I prefer the Pad Thai style)

3-4 Green Onions (sliced)

1/4 cup Thai Basil (whole leaf)

1 Tbsp Fresh Ground Ginger 

1-2 Tbsp of Minced Garlic

2 Tbsp Lower Sodium Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

1 Tbsp Lime Juice

2-3 Jalapenos (sliced thin)

Chopped Cilantro

Sriracha (AKA Rooster) Sauce or Paste

 

 

First, bring the broth to a boil on the stove in a large soup pot.  Once boiling, add the green onions and basil to the broth and then lower the stove temperature to a medium-low.  Stir in the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.  Let the mixture simmer while you begin cooking the noodles. 

Cook the noodled per the instructions on the box/package in a separate pot.  Once cooked, drain and rinse and then add them to the simmering broth mixture.  Add lime juice.

Let the soup continue to simmer while you slice up the jalapenos and cilantro.  Place the jalapenos, cilantro and Sriracha on the side and place as little or as much of each as you prefer into your soup.  If you aren’t a spice lover, omit the jalapenos and Sriracha.  However, if you like it hot (like me) add a half a dozen slices of the peppers and about a tablespoon the the Sriracha.  It will really heat things up!

Makes 4 servings. 

 

P.s.  You can also add Chicken, Beef, Bok Choy, Bamboo Shoots or other ingredients to the soup as well.  Add whatever you like.  Try something new.  Just have fun with it!!

I always wanted to be a spy….

I recently joined another team on Etsy, known as the “Etsy Treasury Hunters”.  Each week they have a fun treasury challenge, usually centering around a certain theme.

I had an awesome time putting together my first submission for week 8 challenge theme “Secret Agent”.

‘My name is Messy…. Creativity is Messy’ by creativityismessy


Vintage Industrial …

$45.00

Hollow Book Safe – …

$50.00

gun key hook organi…

$38.00

SALE – James Bond G…

$11.00

Vintage 1960’s …

$35.00

mustache on a stick…

$46.00

Steampunk SPY GLASS…

$33.99

Hide your tommy gun

$30.00

Petri Camera Ready …

$50.00

KAI LI with PISTOLS…

$330.00

Black Vintage Samso…

$52.00

vintage 70s COPPER …

$116.00

SALE- Remington 12 …

$33.99

The Bourne Identity…

$6.50

1970s 80s Aviator …

$38.00

Children’s Fiel…

$12.50

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Please visit my treasury and give it some love!  And if you are interested in submitting your own treasury, you can find more details here:

http://www.etsy.com/teams/9531/etsy-treasury-hunter/discuss/8720116/page/1/

Cogratulations Connie!

A big congrats to Connie, the winner of our arm warmers contest! 

Thank you to everyone that participated!  I am looking forward to having another giveaway very soon.

Arm Warmers Giveaway!

Creativity is Messy has officially reached 200 fans on Facebook – which means it is time for another contest!! 

         

These dark chocolate-brown fingerless gloves are made from a salvaged t-shirt and are decorated with tan and brown buttons and bows.  They are a “slouchy” style and can be worn with a short or sleeveless top, or over a tighter long sleeve shirt as well.  They are really fun, cute and just perfect for the fall season.

To win these cute arm warmers, go to Creativity is Messy on Etsy and choose an item that you think would make a great gift this holiday season (either for you or for someone else).  Then leave a comment (either on here or on facebook) telling everyone which item you chose and why.

The entry deadline is Sunday, September 19th at 11:59 pm.  I will randomly choose a winner on Monday, September 20th, sometime in the AM, and post their name on my blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Would you like to have additional entries?

1) Become a fan on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/creativityismessy) – or if you are already a fan, share the contest link on your page.

2) Follow on Twitter (http://twitter.com/creativitymessy) – or if you already follow, tweet about the contest.

Just make sure to include in your comments which additional entries you participated in to receive the additional credit!

Good luck!!

A New Giveaway is in the Works…

The time is almost here!

I will be having another giveaway as soon as my Facebook fan page reaches 200 “likes”.  I’m not going to say exactly what will be given away, but it is a new design… it is recycled… and it will be perfect for fall!

Are you as excited as I am to see what it is?!?

Have you “liked” Creativity is Messy yet?  If not, go to Creativity is Messy on Facebook and check it out!  While you are there, share it with your friends!

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