Tuesday, April 23, 2013

You can call me Flower if you want to.

Mother's Day is around the corner...
Don't buy flowers this year, make them!

We think these are so cute and will brighten up anyone's day.

Cut 2" hearts out of felt for the petals of your flower.
Pinch the bottom tip of the heart around the end of your stick and hot glue.
Glue 3-5 heart petals on each stick, they all should different. 
Once your petals are in place, wrap the bottom of your flower pedals with floral tape.
Glue on some leaves to complete your flower.

Easy. Breezey. Beautiful. Cover-jar.

Pour a small amount of paint into a jar and rotate to evenly coat the inside.
Turn your jar upside down on wax paper and let paint drip out.
Once the excess paint is out, turn it right side up and let it dry!

Having water in your jar will ruin the paint job!
If you decide to use real flowers, be sure to sneak in a cup with water.

We think they look like Dogwood flowers.

Lemon-ly Deliciousness.

Set it and forget it.
This is the perfect recipe for a no fuss dessert!

Slow Cooker Lemon Spoon Cake

5-6 lemons
1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 stick of melted butter
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice (plus 2 tablespoons for glaze)
1 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons lemon juice from above
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 cup powdered sugar

In a large bowl, mix cake mix, lemon juice, water, eggs, melted butter and lemon zest with a spoon.  
Be careful of over mixing, it's okay if it's a little lumpy!

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
Pour batter into slow cooker and smooth down evenly.
Cook on high 1 1/2 hours or until center of the cake is firm.  
Mix glaze ingredients in a small bowl with spoon.

Before serving pour glaze over cake and serve with vanilla ice cream!

Friday, April 19, 2013

From trash to a treasure centerpiece.

Before you take our your recyclables, make a fun Earth Day centerpiece!

Happy Earth Day!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Smells of the Season.

Do you smell that?
Smells like warm weather.

Making a stove top potpourri mix is a quick inexpensive way to make your home smell delicious!

Throw sliced lemon, rosemary and a teaspoon or 2 of vanilla extract in a saucepan and fill with water.
Place on a low setting burner and enjoy!
Don't let the water completely evaporate, keep refilling.
One mix will stay good for a week or so.

This will also make a perfect homemade gift.
Have fun with the packaging and don't forget to include the instructions! 

Friday, April 12, 2013

I think I CAN, I think I CAN!

When we first moved into our apartment, we were very sad to hear that our building "didn't really recycle".  Since then we have been doing our best to figure out what to do with all our empty jars, cans, bottles and magazines.
We love to upcycle.  It's great for the environment and encourages creativity!

Soda can tea light holders.

  • With a pair of scissors cut off the top of your can.  Be as neat as you can, but it doesn't have to be perfect.  
  • Cut evenly spaced strips all around the can.  Again, it does not have to be perfect.
  • Now, pull each strip down and flatten to make it look like a sun.  
  • Fold one strip over the strip to the left and continue to fold underneath the strip on the left, basically over and under...confusing to say, but use the pictures as your guide.
  • Continue folding and tucking your way all around the can!  
  • And as always, always be careful when handling scissors and the can! Duh.

For something even quicker, try these!

  • All you need for this project is an empty soda can, scissors, glue and any old magazine or paper with some cool graphics or pictures.
  • Cut the top of your can to your desired height of your tea light holder.  
  • Cut the image the same height as your can.  
  • Glue your paper onto the can!  Easy, huh?!? 

Place the candle in the can or turn it upside down and use it as a stand.

"If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere!  
It's up to you New York, New Yorrrrkkkk!"
We <3 NY!

Monday, April 8, 2013

All signs point to lock.

Our locks in our apartment are so confusing.
These arrows help us lock up quick and save us from struggling at the door! 

We used pencil because it can be easily removed with a Magic Eraser.

Don't they look cute?!?!