Fish Coloring Page

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Free printable fish coloring page - a wonderful resource for teachers, homeschoolers and parents. Also a fun and educational way to entertain kids.Fish Coloring Page

Jeez Louise… can you believe it’s been over six months since I posted my last printable coloring page? I’ve been getting tons of comments and feedback lately asking me to create more fun printable coloring pages so I guess it’s time to get on it.

I’m so Sorry!

Let me take a moment to apologize for not posting more frequently, but there’s been so much going on behind the scenes here. If you hadn’t already heard, I’ve started a new blog called BlogBabble.co. I created this blog as a way to help my fellow creatives, crafters, and artists learn how to blog. After receiving countless comments and personal emails about how to start a blog, I decided it was a sign that I should start helping people in a new way.

For the past six months, I’ve been working hard writing an eBook and developing a course curriculum. It’s been a labor of love but I’m starting to see the finishing line in the distance. My new course – The Maker’s Guide: Start Successfully Blogging About Your Passion in 30 Days will be available starting at the end of May. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this course, please feel free to sign up here. In the meantime, once you sign up, you’ll receive instant access to my free resource library with tons of helpful lists, printables, and calendars.

Fish Fun

So, getting back to this post, this month, I’ve created a fun and whimsical fish coloring page. The idea for a fish printable came from a recent phone conversation with one of my dear childhood friends. He reminded me of our weekend bike rides to the river where we’d spend the day digging worms and fishing from the bridge. We’d catch tons of fish and keep them in our little buckets. I remember how beautiful they were when the light of the sun caught their brilliantly colored scales (yep you guessed it, we had buckets full of sunfish). Don’t worry, we always through the fish back at the end of the day; it was just fun to see how many we could catch in a day. So, I’m dedicating this coloring page to all those fine, brave fish that jumped on my fishing line and gave me the utmost pleasure and satisfaction of feeling them wriggle and pull away as I wound in the line.

Download or print your free fish coloring page here.

Free printable fish coloring page - a wonderful resource for teachers, homeschoolers and parents. Also a fun and educational way to entertain kids.

Looking for more fun printables: HousesBugs & Butterflies Coloring PageMandala Coloring PageHearts Coloring PageBlank Faces Coloring PageJellyfish Friendship BraceletsPrintable Robot Coloring Page Family Movie Night Tickets

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Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern

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Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Free Pattern. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory - quick and easy to make, even for beginners. Click to get this free crochet pattern.Can you feel it…Spring is in the air! Oh, how I love this time of year. I love the longer days, the green leaves coming out and the flowers starting to color landscapes everywhere. With the warmer weather, we can start thinking about shedding a layer or two of clothes. This is where my new Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern comes in.

This crochet capelet (I’ve also seen it as caplet) pattern is gorgeous and is designed specifically for two things; to keep you both warm while the weather is still a little cool and to look stylish. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory. On a chilly night, it’s all you need to keep yourself warm and give your outfit a stylish flair.

Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Pattern

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

• Hook: U.S. P/11.5mm
• Size 5 Bulky Yarn in 2 skeins (Bernat Alpaca in Lavender
used in photos)
• Darning Needle & Scissors
*NOTE: Using the incorrect hook and yarn size will likely cause the finished project to be too large or too small.

ABBREVIATIONS:
st = stitch
ch = chain
sl = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet
bl = back loop

PATTERN DETAILS
FINISHED SIZE: Neck opening 15” across, Bottom opening 20”,
Height from top to bottom 8”.
GAUGE: 4 stitches = 2” 3 rows = 2” (hdc)
STITCH NOTES: Other than Round 1, all hdc stitches are to be made in the back loop of each stitch.

PATTERN
Make a slip knot and chain 64, without twisting the chain, slip stitch into the first chain to connect the ends and create a round.

ROUND 1: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with sl.
ROUND 2: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUND 3: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 7 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl. (72 sts)
ROUNDS 4: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUNDS 5: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 8 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl. (80 sts)
ROUND 6: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl.
ROUNDS 7: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of the first 5 sts, 2 hdc in the bl of the next st, *hdc in the bl of the next 9 stitches, 2 hdc in bl of the next st* repeat from * around, join with sl (88 sts)
ROUNDS 8 – 14: Ch 2, hdc in the bl of each st around, join with sl. (NOTE: If you would like your wrap a little longer then continue making more rows until the length is to your liking).

Break yarn, weave in ends.

Elegant Capelet Wrap Crochet Free Pattern. Both elegant and minimalist, this crochet wrap pattern is the perfect accessory - quick and easy to make, even for beginners. Click to get this free crochet pattern.

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Glory Bowl Salad Dressing Recipe

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Glory Bowl Salad Dressing Recipe - my new favorite salad dressing recipe from the Whitewater Cooks series! This amazing dressing is absolutely delicious and so versatile it can also be used on chicken, rice, noodles and more. Click to go to recipe.Glory Bowl Salad Dressing Recipe

This summer my family took an amazing impromptu trip to the Okanagan Valley in the interior of beautiful British Columbia. If you haven’t visited there before, I’d highly recommend it.

The Okanagan area is known for it’s lush vineyards, orchards, rolling hills and clear blue lakes. The skiing in the winter is phenomenal. During the summer, the quaint towns are bustling with visitors eager to enjoy the countless sandy beaches, hot sun, and a variety of outdoor and water activities.

Burrowing Owl Okanagan Valley British Columbia

Visiting the Burrowing Owl Winery in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.

While we were visiting, I was introduced to the amazing Glory Bowl Salad Dressing by my dear friends Charity and Brian who are from the Okanagan. We were checking out one of the gorgeous wineries when I noticed Charity buying some interesting looking salad dressing. Having no idea what it was Charity gave me a little history.

Glory Bowl salad dressing is a delicious dressing created by B.C. chef Shelley Adams. Glory Bowl was named after a favourite ski bowl at the Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, B.C. which Shelley owned with her husband Mike. This recipe comes from her first cookbook Whitewater Cooks, Pure, Simple and Real. Shelley’s recipes are out of this world and I highly recommend them.

The Glory Bowl recipe makes more dressing than you may need, but you can use the leftover on chicken, rice, noodles or salad. I often give away my leftover dressing and my friends inevitably ask me for the recipe after sampling it. I make a slight variation of the original. To get the original version that includes a brown rice salad that Shelley suggests making with the dressing click here.

Glory Bowl Salad Dressing Recipe

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup of soy sauce
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
2 garlic cloves crushed
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp white pepper
1-1/2 cups of vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put all the ingredients except for the vegetable oil into a blender and puree together.
  2. With motor running, slowly add oil in a steady stream. Blend until completely smooth.

(Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks)

Download your Glory Bowl Salad Dressing recipe here.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe. Check out some of my other recipes including Double chocolate pecan cookiesThe ultimate rice krispie squareBest salad everNo bake energy ballsthe best chicken soup you’ll ever eatBailey’s dipped toasted marshmallowszucchini quinoa pattiesperfect chocolate chip cookiesmarinated feta cheesemediterranean humus.

Glory Bowl Salad Dressing Recipe - my new favourite salad dressing recipe from the Whitewater Cooks series! This amazing dressing is absolutely delicious and so versatile it can also be used on chicken, rice, noodles and more. Click to go to recipe.

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8 Free Styled Desktop Photos for Amazing Blog Posts

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8 Free Styled Desktop Photos for Amazing Blog Posts. Good images are a key part of putting together a great website, blog, Instagram or small business. But finding images to use can sometimes be difficult.  Download these 8 Free photos for professional feminine looking promo material now. Click to download your free photos.8 Free Styled Desktop Photos for Amazing Blog Posts

Today I’m excited to share a fun freebie for creatives, bloggers, Instagrammers and small businesses. Good images are a key part of putting together great visual content for your website, promo material or blog posts. But finding images to use can sometimes be difficult. If you’re not using strong, quality photos, you could be losing potential readers, clients and customers. Not to worry, I’ve got you covered.

If you’re looking for professional, feminine styled stock photos, you’ve come to the right place. Perhaps you haven’t heard of “styled stock photos” before – it’s a term used to describe stock photos that have been organized to capture a particular look and feel. Usually, these are photos of desktops with various business, tech and lifestyle objects laid out together. Photos of objects taken from directly above are called “flat lay photos”. Flat lays are super trendy and all the rage these days, especially on Instagram.

I love fooling around and experimenting with photos so this was a fun little photo shoot for me. These styled photos are my gift to you. They’re versatile and can be used for so many things including social media headers, banner, blog post images, sidebar and website banners, mock-ups, text overlays, desktop wallpapers and more.

I’d love to see what amazing things you do with these photos. Email, facebook or hashtag your photos with #dabblesandbabbles on Instagram or Twitter and I’ll post your images on my social media accounts.

Download your free styled desktop photos here. Do whatever you’d like with these photos. Photos are logo free and not watermarked. Photos are 1200 px wide.

8 Free Styled Desktop Photos for Amazing Blog Posts. Good images are a key part of putting together a great website, blog, Instagram or small business. But finding images to use can sometimes be difficult.  Download these 8 Free photos for professional feminine looking promo material now. Click to download your free photos.

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