DIY Library tote bags

What a cute idea to make some tote bags. You could buy some cheap one color tote bag and saw on your desired look.


Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread


Garlic Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Looks delicious and full of garlic.

16 frozen white dinner rolls (Rhodes brand)
½ C butter, melted
1 C grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 tsp dry parsley flakes
1½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp Italian seasoning
½ tsp onion powder

Head over to Thirty Handmade Days for the full recipe and instructions.

Wine cabinet from an old dresser

We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. Do It Yourself projects may change your mind. You’ll learn that a lot of useless items can be transformed into wonderful creations like this wine cabinet.


DIY: Wooden Electrical Cord

A brilliant & smart way to make those awful electric cords look better.

Rhubarb Mojito


Rhubarb Mojito from Not Without Salt

Great looking drink. I can already taste the exquisite flavors. I'm looking forward to try it this summer!

Makes 1 small cocktail  but is easily quadrupled


1 oz white rum
2 oz rhubarb syrup
5 (or so) mint leaves
1 Tablespoon lime juice
lime zest

Rhubarb Syrup

8 oz chopped rhubarb (2-3 small stalks)
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ vanilla bean (optional)

Read the full directions on Not Without Salt

DIY Giant Ice Cube


Put water in a box with small toys such as plastic, Lego or Playmobil. Put the box into the freezer. When all is well frozen, allow the children to spend time on trying to release the toys from the prison :)

See more photos at Crumbbums

Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad

How about starting a new year with some wonderful pasta salad from Day Dream Kitchen


1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 (16-oz.) package farfalle (bow-tie) pasta

1 pound fresh broccoli

1 cup mayonnaise

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup diced red onion

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups seedless red grapes, halved

8 cooked bacon slices, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

  3. Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets from stems, and separate florets into small pieces using tip of a paring knife. Peel away tough outer layer of stems, and finely chop stems.

  4. Whisk together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; add broccoli, hot cooked pasta, and grapes, and stir to coat. Cover and chill 3 hours. Stir bacon and pecans into salad just before serving.


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