Thursday, February 19, 2015

DIY Cold Weather Animal Shelter

Styrofoam Bin

Simply cut a hole in a Styrofoam bin/box (cooler) and add some straw. For added security, place it in a litter box or large plastic bin. 


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Cold Winter Activities

1. Ice Lights:

Fill up some water balloons and place them outside. Once frozen, peel off the balloon and place a battery operated tea light under each balloon for a beautiful effect.

Source: http://onelittleproject.com/ice-luminaries/
2. Frozen Bubbles

Blow some bubbles with the kids outside and watch as they freeze in the cold weather. 

Source: http://www.housingaforest.com/frozen-bubbles/


3. Ice Cube Bird Feeders

Check out this tutorial for an easy way to decorate the outdoors and help the birds flying around in the cold weather.

Source: http://hellonatural.co/birdseed-ice-ornaments/

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas

1. Get a digital subscription:

Stay in for the night and try out a subscription to Netflix, Hulu or even a music subscription.

2. Find a recipe for a unique dinner and cook together!

3. Purchase an e-book and stay in for a relaxing night.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

DIY - Valentine's Day

1. Heart Shaped Cake

All you need is two cakes (one square and round shape) and cut the round cake in half. Place the two on the corners of the square cake.


Source: http://daisy-pickers.tumblr.com

2. A Gift For All 5 Senses

Source: http://whatsonmyporch.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Super Bowl Ideas

1. Football Shaped Cake: Simply make your favorite cake in a 10-inch round pan. Cut a 2-inch slice down the middle and push the remaining two pieces of cake together.

Source: http://www.ehow.com/how_5401747_make-football-shaped-cake.html
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2. Easy Chip Dip Holder: Simply place a large/wide wine glass in a deep chip bowl.

Source: http://www.buzzfeed.com
3. Penalty Signs: Need some more entertainment during the game? Give your guests penalty signs and create a game for kids/adults. See who can predict the correct penalty call in the game or use them to judge Super Bowl commercials.

Source: http://www.keepingitsimplecrafts.com



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Two Ingredient Recipes

Who said cooking had to be so difficult? If you're just beginning to step into the kitchen, or if yuo just want a simple recipe, check out these two-ingredient creations!

Ice Cream Bread


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1. Mix a 1.5 quart tub of your favorite ice cream (room temperature) with three cups of self-rising flour. 
2. Grease a bundt pan. 
3. Pour batter into pan. 
4. Bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven (I used the convection setting). 

Banana Pancakes


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1. Mix two eggs and two ripe bananas in a bowl. 
2. Add batter to buttered pan. 
3. Flip after lightly brown on one side.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Valentine's Day Ideas

1. Skip the card -- and go for something unique. Write down all the reason's your Valentine is "a catch" on a baseball...

Source: Pinterest
2. Create a simple yet thoughtful gift by creating a sign/frame to add to your home with the important dates in your relationship -- first date, engagement date, and wedding date.

Source: https://www.etsy.com/
3. Give someone a heart attack. Not literally -- but through art. Get a box and write the reasons why you love that special person on cut-out hearts. Either send it in the mail or strategically place the hearts around a room or in a car.

Source: http://www.thehousethatlarsbuilt.com