Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Top 10 From Housewife Eclectic in 2016

At the end of every year I love to look back on what did the best on Housewife Eclectic that year. Here are the top 10 recipe posts and 10 ten craft and lifestyle posts in 2016. 

10 Ten Recipes Posts

10. Skinny Key Lime Pie Smoothie

9. Creamy Tortellini Pasta

8. Homemade Italian Cream Sodas 

7. Skinny Copycat Wendy's Frosty

6. Cinnamon Vanilla Crepes

5. Lemon Bundt Cake

4. Decadent Mint Brownies 

3. Skinny Shamrock Shake 

2. Shrimp Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce 

1. White Chocolate Bundt Cake

Top 10 Crafts and Lifestyle Posts 

10. Being Married to Sheldon: Communication Tips for Relationships with Low Emotional Intelligence

9. Writing Tips from Nicholas Sparks 

8. 10 Ways to Remember Baby's First Halloween

7. Getting your Security Deposit Back: Cleaning Tips for Renters

6. Purse Pouches with Gold Accents

5. Free Printable Binder Covers

4. Portable Homework Station

3. Sidewalk Chalk Paint

2. Angry Bird Party

1. Baby shower bottle flowers

Which is your favorite from the year?
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Monster Jam in SLC January 6 and 7th! Plus Ticket Giveaway!

Monster Jam is one of our absolute favorite events of the ear. My girls are still watching the short videos we took at last year's events! This year is the first time we are taking the two-year-old and she CAN'T WAIT! I wasn't sure my girl were going to like Monster Jam, but there is something about car doing awesome tricks that everyone loves. Make sure to bring headphones. It is LOUD! We can't wait to go again in January and two of you will be joining us! Scroll to the end of the post for the giveaway!

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series Rings in the New Year Full Throttle with Three Action-Packed Salt Lake Events on January 6th & 7th

**Ultimate Showdown of Eight Extreme Monster Jam Teams Going Head-to-Head in Seven Endurance Competitions Driving Three Different Vehicles**

What is Monster Jam:

The infamous 2,000 horsepower engines are revving up again as the massive 10,000 pound machines are ready to ring in the start of 2017 into Utah as the Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series™ presented by AMSOIL, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet, returns to the Vivint Smart Home Arena for three action-packed events on Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th.

The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presented by AMSOIL can only be seen in select cities across the country and features the most extreme athletes of Monster Jam competing against one another in a points-based format that showcases the best lineup of Monster Jam vehicles to deliver what fans want to see most – more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action!  Monster Jam truck

Unlike any other Monster Jam event, the Monster Jam Triple Threat Series is the definitive test of endurance, versatility and driving skills that showcases these premiere athletes as they go head-to-head in seven unique endurance competitions driving three different vehicles:  Monster Jamtrucks, Monster Jam Speedsters and Monster Jam ATVs; ultimately battling for points in both racing and freestyle events that push themselves and their machines to the limit.

Monster Jam Teams:

Grave Digger® driven by Cole Venard
Max-D® driven by Jared Eichelberger
El Toro Loco® driven by Mark List
Monster Mutt® Dalmation* driven by Cynthia Gauthier
Zombie™ driven by Tyler Groth
New Earth AuthoritySM (N.E.A.) driven by Travis Groth
Scooby-Doo™ driven by rookie Myranda Cozad
Mohawk Warrior* driven by rookie Bryce Kenny
*Two new Monster Jam teams coming to 2017 SLC event (not featured in 2016 event)

Plus, fans are always encouraged to come to the arena early on Saturday for the Monster Jam® Pit Party pre-show experience which provides unprecedented access to the Monster Jam trucks and drivers – you can see the trucks up close, meet the athletes, get their autographs and take photos!

*Pit Pass required for entry; purchase price $10 for all ages.

Friday, January 6, 2017                

Event Time – 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Pit Party open from 10:30 AM–12:00 PM  **Saturday 1PM event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry
Event Times – 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM
WHERE: Vivint Smart Home Arena – 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at just $20 each*

Pit Passes available to purchase for $10 each

Tickets are now on sale and available to purchase online at www.smithstix.com, charge by phone at 800-888-TIXX or visit the arena box office.
**Above ticket prices are advance purchase only; all tickets are $2 more day of show; Tickets subject to convenience, service and handling fees.

Discount Code:

Use the code MOM to get $5 off per ticket.  This code works on the $20 and $25 tickets ONLY!  Limit 8 per order.  Valid online online.


We have been given 2 tickets to opening night to giveaway to one lucky Housewife Eclectic reader!
Good luck! Enter using the Rafflecopter below!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Doctor Who Christmas Tree

I have the greatest best friend in the whole world. You may think that you do, but ask yourself, "has my best friend made me a Doctor Who Christmas Tree?" I thought not. Every year, Lorene and I do the 12 days of Christmas for each other and each year it has become increasingly Doctor Who centered. 

A few years ago she created an AMAZING Doctor Who Christmas tree for me and has since give me ornaments for each of the 12 days of Christmas. Some of the ornaments she purchased and some of them she created, I have listed everything below so you can have an amazing Doctor Who tree too. 

I don't have a tutorial for the new ribbon garland because that is new this year, but I hope I can convince her to make one.

When this tree first started, it was a small three foot tree but it has since doubled in size. I think next year, I am going to have to buy another 9 foot tree to hold all of the ornaments.

This tree is a combination of homemade and store bought ornaments. Right below are links to all the store bought ornaments so you can purchase them for yourself and below that you can find all the tutorials to make the homemade ornaments. 

Doctor Who Mini Figures
3D Glasses
Hogwarts Express

Davros Ornament
Cyberman Bust
Weeping Angel

K9 Ornament
Tardis String Lights
Dalek Ornaments

 Felt Fez and Bow Tie Ornaments 
 DIY Tardis Key and Door Sign Charms 
 Doctor Who Floating Ornaments
 Felt Time Lord Hearts and Psychic Paper
 Doctor Who Picture Garland 
 Doctor Who Lego Figure Ornaments
 Sonic Screwdriver Ornament 

And there you have it, the best Christmas tree in time AND space. ;)
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