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
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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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.
Great for weddings, parties, and formals. Flask is totally discrete and hidden well. Pick up your own here...
This great tutorial comes from Kristie Shelton kristieshelton.com Her website is well worth visiting!
First, find a pot that you like, it can be old or new. If it is old, clean it up a bit. I like to leave some of the mess on, as it gives it age and character.
Gather supplies: Image from The Graphics Fairy, gray and white paint using this paint recipe, pot, Mod Podge, paint brush, paper towels, small artist type paint brush, sand paper or sanding block. Load some white paint brush lightly and dab it onto a paper towel making sure that the brush if fairly dry.
Swipe the paint onto your pot . I like to leave the paint kind of streaky with some of the pot showing through. If you need more coverage, add more paint a little at a time until you achieve the look that you like.
Dip a paper towel into some gray paint and dab it off so that there is just a little bit of paint left on the paper towel.
Dab it onto the pot around the bottom area and randomly in other areas as well. Start with just a little bit of paint and add more until you like the way it looks. If you end up with more gray than you want in some areas dip your paper towel in the white paint and dab over the gray lightly. Layering the paints this way will give more depth to your finish and your pot will have a more “aged” appearance.
Use your printer to size the image to fit your pot. Make sure you use a reversed image.
Cut the image out. Trim it close the graphics. This will leave less Mod Podge showing on your pot and make it easier to fit the image on curved or textured surface.
Using a small paint brush, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the inked side of your image.
Center the image, Mod Podge side down, on your pot. Use your fingers to press it firmly onto the surface making sure that all areas are in contact with the pot. Let it dry well. Try to let it dry at least 5-6 hours. I was impatient with my first pot and started removing the paper too early and some of the image came off with the paper. Don’t panic if this happens, it will look like the pot has seen more age.
When it is dry, apply water to the image with a paper towel. You will moisten the intire image. I left part of it dry so that you can see what it will look like when you start to apply the water.
This is what it will look like when the image is completely moistened.
Begin to GENTLY rub the paper off with the pad of your finger.
Once the paper is removed let it dry again. It won’t take very long this time.
Use a sanding block or sand paper to sand over the image, making sure it doesn’t look to new. I like mine to look distressed and faded. You don’t have to sand it; it is up to you
You may seal it with clear matte acrylic spray at this point if you want to. I don’t use a sealer because I like it to continue “aging”. The more boo boos the better!
Tutorial from the wonderful kristieshelton.com
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.
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Simple Herbal Remedies For GERD,
2 ¼ cups
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
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
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