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Monday, March 30, 2015

Mason Jar and Tissue Paper Luminaries

Add tissue paper to jars to make gorgeous luminaries like these from 100 Directions.  You can click here to see the step by step directions to make your own version.  These will look gorgeous in your home or used to decorate for a party.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Welcome Spring Free Printable

This free printable pretty much sums up how I feel about spring right now.  Welcome spring with this friendly mason jar printable from Dandelion Patina.  Click here to head to her blog and print your own full size version!
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Cadbury Egg Milk Shake

Do you love Cadbury mini eggs?  You will love this Cadbury egg milk shake.  Serve it up in the purple jars from the Ball Heritage Collection to make it look amazing as it tastes.  
Cadbury Egg Milk Shake -- turn those mini cadbury eggs into a delicious shake!
Mini Cadbury Egg Milkshake
Servings: 1


1/2 Cup Milk (any variety)
2 Large Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream
Handful of Mini Cadbury Eggs (to taste)


Add the milk and ice cream to the blender and blend until smooth.

Add in a handful of Mini Cadbury Eggs and pulse 5-6 times until the candy is broken into little pieces.

Check thickness. If you want a thicker shake, add more ice cream.

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Friday, November 28, 2014

Zesty Bacon Ranch Seasoned Crackers in a Jar

Bacon Ranch Crackers 2 gift in a jar

Buttermilk Bacon Ranch Crackers make a great gift in a jar. In my world bacon is like butter and it makes everything better. When you combine bacon with buttermilk ranch powdered dressing you have hit the trifecta of flavor. Excellent snack or appetizer to give as a gift for the food lover on your gift list.

Homemade Buttermilk Bacon Ranch Dressing Mix:

  • 2 Tbsp powdered buttermilk 
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley 
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried dill 
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil 
  • 1/4 tsp pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper 
  • 1/4 tsp bacon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper 
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil  
  • 1/4 tsp salt optional
  • 5 cups oyster crackers (a standard bag from the store) (equal to one packet of store bought)

Add each of the dried spices to a bowl and mix carefully. If you want to make the dressing mix in a double batch you can store the remainder in a canning jar or zip top bag.

Directions for Bacon Ranch Crackers Gift in a Jar:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spices. Add oyster crackers and olive oil and toss to coat. Spread evenly on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring gently after 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool before serving.

Materials for Pyrography Spoon:

  • Wood Spoons
  • Pattern Hot Stamp
  • Creative Versa-Tool
  • Twine
  • Button
  • scissors
Then I used a pattern Hot Stamp from the Creative Versa-Tool to add the circles on the back and the front of the spoon. wood burning spoons You can draw images or stamp images and the follow the lines with the wood burning tool draw pattern on spoon before wood burning

If you are interested in learning other ways to do a wood burn spoon you can check out this links to Pyrography Spoons

Thursday, August 21, 2014

15 Infused Water Recipes

Infused water recipes seem to be everywhere these days.  I have been experimenting and trying different versions.  I thought I would gather up some infused water recipes for y'all today.  Let me know any combinations that you enjoy in the comments.