I have had a lot of changes happening in my life this year. One that is really important to me is good health. We all take for granted that we only have one body. So I started taking out the bad and adding the good. One awesome choice I made was becoming a rep for Wildtree! I wanted to add more organic to our diet and this was a great way to start. They carry a wonderful line of spices, oils, and mixes to make your food stand out!!! So please stop by my webpage and check out all the great choices. If you would like to try some, then hit the home button. It will take you to my home page with my events. Tap that button and it will show you my open parties. I have one listed under Zoey. You can hit the shop button and see all the wonderful products!!
Christmas had become a crazy, expensive, mad rush of a holiday! So I decided that we will be making as many gifts as we can. We want the gifts to be something wonderful for each person we make them for, something they will love. I have seen many posts for the tiles with pictures on them and loved the idea. So I gave it a try. I have noticed getting a smooth finish is somewhat hard but the craft still turned out wonderful. All you need are pictures, the cheapest tiles from hardware store, mod-podge, and little round felt circles.
Just paint on one layer of mod-podge gloss and apply the picture. I then let it dry for a bit. Next I applied a layer of mod-podge over the top making sure to do my best to make it smooth. I used a paint brush but would maybe recommend a foam brush to get a more even finish. I let mod-podge dry then applied another coat. I repeated this about two more times. Then you will want to apply two layers of polyurethane to protect them from water. SO pretty and easy to do. I think that I next time I would use black tiles when using old black and white photos though.
Great craft that is easy to make. Take a metal hanger and bend until you make it into a circle. Next take part that hangs on pole and bend it in to make a loop. Then take recycled plastic bags and cut them into strip that are about 1in x 4in and tie onto hanger. Spray paint with green paint that is for plastics. Let dry over night then spray again. Last add all your decorations using floral wire!!! So easy! I have a picture of one I just started. I will post another picture when I am done.
You will need:
Vanilla beans (I ordered organic vanilla beans on amazon for about $26.00 for half pound)
A fifth of rum ( I used Bacardi because i know it is a better quality that the cheaper ones. Next time I will use an organic rum if I can find one. Price depends on state)
A mason jar. Yup an old canning jar that has been washed and dried.
First take five to six beans and cut them length wise down the center and put in jar. Some say to scoop out the inside of beans, I say leave it!
Next fill with the rum (or you could use a vodka) to top of jar right wear it starts the thread for top. Put on top and give it a gentle shake. Last put it in cupboard that is dark for a week. Take it out and again gently shake it. Repeat this process for another four weeks and before you know it….Vanilla extract!!!
As I was making homemade veggie fajita last night, I realized I didn’t have enough flour tortillas. I really didn’t feel like running to the store so I did the next best thing….jumped online to check out recipes. I came across one that was easy to do so I tried it out.
Flour tortilla recipe
By: Abuelita Elvira Gonzalez Leal
3 cups unbleached flour (I needed more so I doubled recipe and I prefer organic unbleached and brominated flour by King Arther)
2 tsp baking powder (make sure you don’t mistake this for baking soda)
1 tsp salt
4-6 Tbsp vegetable shortening or lard (I used vegetable shortening because it was handy)
Mix dry ingredients together in large bowl
Add vegetable shortening. I use a pastry cutter but you can use a fork to cut in the shortening.
Add warm water a little bit at a time until dough is soft and not sticky.
Lena the dough then form into about twelve small dough balls. They should be about the size of a golf ball or a bit bigger. Let set for ten minutes.
As the dough is resting heat up your griddle or cast iron pan. Set to medium high (400 for a plug on griddle). Roll dough into thin circles. Lay dough in pan. When it starts to bubble flip(this only takes about ten to fifteen seconds per side).
Place in a warmer or on a plate and cover until ready to use!!!
I love roasted tomatoes but to buy them in the store they can be quite expensive! But I found a great recipe on a wonderful site! http://realfoodrealdeals.com/2012/08/15/oven-roasted-tomatoes/
They will be a great addition to any meal you make!
Ok so i saw this and loved this idea!!! Great way for kids to have a great breakfast! She did a great job and I think you will all love her site!
Christmas will be here before you know it, and that usually means tons of money spent on gifts. Well why not make some wonderful homemade gifts that actually mean something! I was looking for some great ideas to go with ideas I already had, and came across this site.
This is a great way to make some fun crafts to give for Christmas! Not only that, but they will be cherished because they were made with love! I will be making some soon and will post some pictures then!
If you are like me, then hand soap disappears quick in your house lol! I have a toddler that thinks it is fun to waste the expensive liquid soap so…..I said bye-bye expensive store brand and hello homemade. It is easy to do. All you need is a pan old clean milk jug, water, glycerin, and a cheap bar of soap. I also use essential oils to add a nice scent.
1 Tablespoon glycerin (you can usually find this near the pharmacy department at the store)
10 cups water ( I prefer reverse osmosis water but any will work)
1 cup soap flakes ( i run it through a food processor…I AM NOT shredding it by hand lol…but you can! lol)
5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil
a funnel so that you can pour soap in milk jug when it is cool
Melt soap in water on medium low until all soap flakes melt. Add glycerin and essential oil. Let cool. When soap is at room temperature pour it through funnel into the milk jug! See easy as pie!!! make sure to label milk jug so you remember what is in it!!
I was looking for great ideas for kids and came across this great recipe! Homemade finger paint!
3 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup corn starch
2 cups water
Combine ingredients in small sauce pan on warm until mixture becomes thick. Cool and pour into separate containers and let cool. Then add food coloring.