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Hi, I'm Cameron (aka Iffy), a stay at home mother to 4 beautiful children. My family is my life! I am not crafty by nature....but I am learning =D I will share my experiences with you(good & bad) with crafts, DIY, cooking, and life. I say what's on my mind, and remain honest, it's just who I am. Love it or leave it =D So follow me and see my progress as I document my journey, and If All Else Fails....at least you have gained a friend and gotten some great tips or maybe learned something new along the way!

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Favorite Things Friday Link Party ~ #9 ~DIY Ice Pack

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This week I've been in a lot of pain from my treatments for my thoracic herniated disc
and on top of that I've had a crick in my neck the past 2 days...
but life's daily responsibilities must go on. There are still kids to take care of, diapers to change, laundry to fold, meals to make, & dishes to clean....just to name a few.
So today I want to share with you how to make your own flexible ice pack.
I am constantly using ice on my back lately, as it helps numb the pain somewhat.
I've used frozen vegetables, ice cubes in a bag, & even hard ice packs from the kids lunches.
Ya I know, not comfortable, so I decided I wanted needed one of those gel ice packs.
I wondered if I could make one of my own. I found quite a few recipes online & after making
one that never set up, just was really cold liquid, I tweaked it.
Here's what I did,
I took 2 cups of water & 1 cup of rubbing alcohol
& added that to a foodsaver bag.
Then I squeezed some food coloring into it & sealed the bag. Make sure not to use
the vacuum when you seal it if using a foodsaver.
There you have it, toss it into the freezer & it will set to where it is still flexible.
The best thing about using the foodsaver for this is that it won't leak &
 you can make whatever size you need.
Great to use on your back, ankle, elbow, or anything else you need an ice pack for!
Super easy & super inexpensive! Can we say awesome?!

So let's look at my favorites from last week in my Stay At Home Nation Spotlight
I am so making some of these pretty DIY Blue jars from The Single Nester
And Shaped By Grace shared this creative S'mores recipe
Ok & how awesome would it be to make your own underwear in whatever pattern you like?
Cheryl from Sew Can Do shows us how.

Thank you for all of your beautiful, crafty, creative, & yummy posts!
If you've been featured please grab my button (below or at the top of my sidebar) & post it proudly because you are in the Stay At Home Nation Spotlight

And Now it's time for another My Favorite Things Friday Party so be sure to link up!
A new party will begin every Friday 
(& run until Thursday night)

Rules to my Party:
1-Show off your favorites(crafts, recipes, DIY, anything you have posted on your blog that you love.
 & Link up (2 entries allowed)
2- Help spread the word & paste my button (located above or at the top of my sidebar) into your entry post (Mandatory) or somewhere on your blog 
3-Follow Me if you like my blog-not required but it would be nice =D
Plus post a comment below letting me know & I will follow you back!
4-Leave me a quick comment just to say hi so I know who's partying with me this week 
(again not required, I just like to get to know you guys)
5-Check out at least 2 other entries & comment on their post &
 let them know you saw them at Stay At Home Nation.
Entries will list in reverse order-giving everyone a chance to shine at #1.

Feel free to follow me on my new twitter account too @StayAtHomeIffy

Be sure to enter my current giveaways too ~ <Good Luck!>

Enjoy your weekend!
 Thanks for stopping by & partying with me!

Much love



  1. I tried to link up and it won't let me. It said I have to have a backlink to be able to post. I do have your text link on my link party page...so I'm confused why it won't let me link up?



  2. Thank you so much for featuring my s'mores recipe!! I'm SO excited!!!! :) I linked up my washcloth cupcakes this week! Thanks for hosting and have a fun Friday!! :)
    xo, Reannah

  3. Thanks for featuring my Make Your Own Undies. I've added your button to my Featured On page. I'd love to link up, but it says I need a backlink:(

  4. Love your blog. I am new follower.

  5. Hi Cameron! I'm linking up here for the first time! Thanks for hosting :) I grabbed your button and also became a follower. Looking forward to linking up every friday!

    Lacee @ Mommas Like Me

  6. OUCH! I sure hope you're feeling better soon, Iffy. I've suffered back pain most my life, and I know how debilitating it can be.

    Take care,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  7. Hi Cameron! I saw one of your comments about your blog party at another blog party and decided to check it out. I am glad I did. I just linked up and became a follower! I would love for you to pop by and link of at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/07/28/savvy-homemade-monday-party-1/

    Looking forward to blogging with you!

  8. Busy Little Bee, Lacee, & Erin Welcome! Thanks for stopping by & Following. I am following you now too =D Tracy Thank you for your well wishes! Have a great weekend!

  9. Thanks for hosting this great party! I am a new follower!

  10. Thank you so much for inviting me over! :)

  11. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week :)


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