Clock From An Old Pot Lid

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You do’t even need a drill to make the center hole. You can use their transfer method for the numbers, or freehand it.

You'll need these materials:

- pot lid (drill hole for clockwork, if it's not already there) 
- chalkboard paint
- clock movement + hands
- white acrylic paint
- design of your choice (or use my design)
- chalk 
- spray lacquer (spray lacquer for coal drawings works fine)


PRINT CLOCK DESIGN HERE



Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate

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Salted caramel is a wonderfully complex flavor. When combined with hot chocolate, it provides plenty of stimulation for your taste buds.

Ingredients

Yields: 10 servings


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon cocoa powder, + extra for dusting
6 cups whole milk
1/8 teaspoon sea salt (or regular salt)
1/2 cup whipped cream (optional)


Read the full directions on Pham Fatale or you can watch the video below from The Squishy Monster to see how it's done

Tags: Cocktails, Non - Alcoholic drinks

Delicious Chicken with Honey-Beer Sauce

Chicken with Honey-Beer Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 4  clean chicken breasts
  • 2 small shallot onions
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. parsley leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Place a heavy skillet over medium to high heat. Add oil.
  2. Salt and pepper the chicken breasts to taste and place in skillet
  3. Meanwhile, Slice onions.
  4. Take breasts out when cooked and put aside.
  5. Add onions to the skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. In a bowl, mix beer, soy sauce, mustard and honey.
  7. Pour mix to the skillet, and bring to a boil while constantly stirring.
  8. Simmer for 5 minutes. Then, replace Breasts to the skillet – make sure cover the breast nicely with the sauce.
  9. To serve, add chopped parsley.

Source: sohowsittaste.com

Spring Cleaning: Natural Cleaning Tips for the Bathroom

Here are the before and after photos of our bathroom along with tips on cleaning it using nothing more than white vinegar, baking soda, and a lemon.

This is the faucet of our shower before it was cleaned.  It’s obviously covered with hard water stains. You only need one powerful, natural ingredient. That’s right, a lemon!  Just cut it in half and use the actual lemon to scrub the hard water stains on any fixture. 

Just rub the lemon on the fixture and rinse.  The spots will magically disappear before your eyes and you’ll be left with this!

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DIY wood stools

What an awesome idea for the garden party. These pretty wooden stools where made by hahappenings.blogspot.com

They where made for a wedding party. These stocky guys were not only easy to make, but they were a huge hit with all the wedding guests.  So much so that we had several guests putting dibs on wanting to take them home after all was said and done.

See the tutorial here


How to fill balloons with goodies!

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This is a great idea for kids birthday parties, balloons with surprise inside. Start with some large balloons. Cut out a bottle as shown in the picture and use it as a funnel. Take a balloon, roll up the neck a bit and carefully stretch it over the mouth of the funnel. Then, carefully start inserting the candy, treats and money, stretching the balloon as you go.

Gently slide the neck of the balloon off  the bottle mouth. When Tonia from The Gunny Sack was making the birthday balloons, she wanted to fit a lot of stuff in them. So, after stuffing as much as she could into the balloons and taking them off the bottle, she blew up the balloon so that the candy fell to the bottom. Such a cool idea and the kids will love this.

Source The Gunny Sack

FlaskTie

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This is a tie you will definitely love to wear! The FlaskTie is a fashion statement of thirst quenching proportions. Have you ever been parched while in a hurry to get to your next meeting and don’t have time to grab a drink? With FlaskTie you can quench your thirst while on-the-go, arriving at your meeting hydrated and ready to nail that presentation and seal the deal.


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Great for weddings, parties, and formals. Flask is totally discrete and hidden well. Pick up your own here...

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