DIY: Wooden Electrical Cord


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


Rhubarb Mojito

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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

Ingredients

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


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

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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

Ingredients

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

Preparation

  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.

Source:

Southern Living

The ultimate Iced Coffee, Simply Delicious

The ultimate Iced Coffee

Ingredients

Strong black coffe & sweetened milk

to serve

coffee ice cubes

Instructions

Allow the coffee to come to room temperature.
Fill a glass with coffee ice cubes and pour in the coffee.
Pour in a generous amount of sweetened condensed milk, stir and serve.


Recipe from simply-delicious

Getting Clever with Color

Scared of color? Abigail Ahern, author of A Girl’s Guide To Decorating gives tips on how to bring color into your home. No more excuses! Clever, clever color. Used correctly, color not only transforms a faceless room into something spectacular but it can also change our perceptions of its actual shape and size.Read all about Abigail's color tips here




Diy: Felt Lantern

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Here is a great tutorial from Denise Meneghello on how to make this beautiful felt lantern

Click on the images below to see step by step tutorial