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.

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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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Very Cool French Flower Pots you can make yourself


This great tutorial comes from Kristie Shelton kristieshelton.com Her website is well worth visiting!


Natural remedy for acid reflux or heartburn

The symptoms of heartburn can easily be relieved by people by making this unique tea. It is extremely beneficial because it has the capability of reducing the acid that is found in the stomach.  Peppermint is also part of some variants of this remedy, but it should not be included as it renders the tea ineffective.

The tea can be made by taking equal quantities of lavender and anise seeds. Distilled water has to be boiled and should not be more than two and a half cups. Take one teaspoon of the herbal mixture and pour the boiling water over it. Wait for 3 to 5 minutes before straining the tea. Add a natural sweetener like honey. 8oz of this tea should be taken in the morning and evening for getting results.

Photo Credit: http://healthreviewcenter.com/scams/naturally-stop-acid-reflux-review/

Simple Herbal Remedies For GERD, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

Cheese, Olive and Buttermilk Herb Bread

Ingredients:

2 ¼ cups plain flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon dry mustard powder

6 ounces freshly grated parmesan

6 ounces grated cheddar cheese

½ cup green olives, sliced

8 pieces sundried tomatoes, sliced thinly

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup mixture of spring onion and Italian parsley

2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme

2 eggs

2½ tablespoon olive oil

1¼ cup buttermilk

Egg wash, made from 1 egg yolk beaten with 2 tsp water

Extra thyme springs and sea salt, for topping



Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Generously butter a large loaf tin (23 x 13 x 6cm) and either line it with butter parchment paper 
or dust with flour.

Set the tin aside.

Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt, black ground pepper and mustard powder into a large 
bowl.

Whisk with a whisk to incorporate the dry ingredients.

Add cheeses, olives, sundried tomatoes, spring onion, parsley and thyme and stir them 
thoroughly together.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in the oil and buttermilk until they are well 
combined.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients.

Stir to form a thick and sticky batter.

Scrape the batter into the prepared tin and spread it out evenly.

Brush the top of the batter with the egg wash and then sprinkle some thyme leaves and sea salt 
onto the loaf.

Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until a fine skewer inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out 
clean.

If the top starts to burn, place a piece of foil to cover the top of the loaf and continue baking.

Leave in tin for 5 minutes before turning of onto a wire rack.

This loaf is best served on the same day.

Wrap left over’s tightly and store in fridge. Gently reheat in oven if serving left over’s.

Yield 1 loaf.

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Easiest Cupboard Pan Lid Organiser

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This is so clever! You will need a package of self adhesive hooks, place them inside a cupborard door and it will keep lids organized and easy to reach. Click here... to see tutorial

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