DIY Lacquered jewelry bowls

The slightly mismatched feel has a wonderfully eclectic quality and instead of buying a pre-made ceramic holder. This is so easy to make and can be colored to match anything you like!

See the full tutorial

Homemade Italian Cream Sodas


Italian Cream Sodas

What you'll need:

Club Soda
Half & Half
Torani Syrups

To make one Italian Cream Soda, you'll need:

1/2 cup Club Soda
3 TBSP Torani Syrup
1 TBSP Half & Half
3 ice cubes
whipped cream and a cherry for the top!

Head over to Butter With Side of Bread for the full recipe and instructions.

Thai Coconut Curry Soup

Thai Coconut Curry Soup

Original Recipe:


 2 14 ounce cans premium coconut milk

 1 heaping Tablespoon Thai curry paste

 1 bunch cilantro roots, rinsed well

 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced

 2 cups chicken broth

 1 carrot, shredded

 4 or 5 lime leaves

 2 stalks lemon grass, halved lengthwise, woody leaves removed

 2 tablespoons fish sauce

 2 limes zest and juice

 a small knob frozen ginger

 a handful bean sprouts

 8 ounce package rice noodles

 1 bunch cilantro leaves, rinsed well

 2 or 3 green onions, thinly sliced

 a sprinkle or two salt or soy sauce


 Scoop the thick coconut cream from the top of just one of the cans into a large stockpot set over a medium-high heat. Melt the cream, add the curry paste and stir for a few minutes until they begin to sizzle.

 Add the cilantro roots and chicken and sauté until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

 Add the coconut juice from the first can and all the contents of the second can along with the chicken broth, carrot, lime leaves, lemon grass, fish sauce and lime zest and juice. Grate the frozen ginger into the broth with a Microplane grater or standard box grater. Simmer for 20 minutes or so.

 Stir in the bean sprouts. Add the rice noodles, gently pushing them beneath the surface of the broth. Turn off the heat and let stand until the noodles soften, about 5 minutes. Rice noodles don’t need to simmer like pasta to cook; they simply need to rehydrate in the hot liquid.

 Stir in most of the cilantro leaves. Remove the lemon grass stalks. Taste and season with a touch more salt (or soy sauce) as needed. Ladle into large bowls and garnish with the green onions and remaining cilantro leaves.


Draw on a lightbulb!

Did you know if you draw on a lightbulb, that you can have really cute designs shine on your wall at night.. How adorable for a child's room.

Caprese Dip

Recipe from

Get one large log of fresh mozzarella, cut it into cubes. Take one package of cherry tomatoes, cut them in half and add them to the cheese. Take a handful of fresh basil, slice it into strips and dump on top of the tomatoes. Cook in the oven at 350 degrees until the cheese is completely melted and bubbly.

Well my friends, you have just found heaven in a casserole dish!

Serve with french bread.

An entrance hall gets cool and simple makeover

You can do so many beautiful things in an easy and simple way. Here, Nato shows us how he changed his entrance hall.


DIY Foil Art - Step by Step Instructions - Fun & Easy Art Work!

This fun project is from Haley at

What you'll need:

Mod Podge
Foam Brush

See the tutorial here