Yesterday was my birthday. It really made me think about things.
I’ve never really done anything extravagant for my birthday. It is just another day to me. I’m just one year older. When I was little my parents threw parties and bought cakes and all that good stuff, but as I got older I cared less about it. (Don’t get me wrong here, I appreciate all of the “Happy Birthdays”, gifts, drinks, dinners, etc. very much.) “What do you want to do for your birthday”? I replied with “a movie and ice cream”, or something of that sort. People tell me that this is a pessimistic outlook but I disagree. Hear me out…
Think about the things we celebrate. We have parties for (this is strictly United States based) Independence Day, Christmas, New Years and Thanksgiving. We go out to to eat or make a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day and we dress up for Halloween. Makes sense, right? Why birthdays? There are roughly six billion people in the world and everyone has a birthday. Think about that.
Enough with my “pessimism”, let’s be positive. Something good always comes out of birthdays. You, or the people around you, get to be creative. Decorations and cake!!!!
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I hate cooking… and baking. I am probably the least domesticated female you will ever meet. BUT I am creative.
Today, someone was talking about peanut butter and banana sandwiches and it made me want bananas. Sooo when I got home I made banana bites. I’m sure there is something else like this out there somewhere but this one is my version. These are SO yummy and actually pretty good for you (if you don’t eat a million of them). Moderation is key guys!
What You Will Need:
Special K Protein Plus cereal
Pour some cereal in a small bowl and crush it until the flakes are more like crumbs.
Chop up your banana in to bite sized pieces.
Using a knife, smear the sides of the banana with peanut butter.
Dip your smeared banana into the crumbs. Make sure its covered
I have run out of options for Father’s Day. I’ve tried to be creative and I’ve been rational and bought things that my dad needs, I’ve ordered tons of books because he reads more than I do and I was just running out of options. So, my dad loves almonds, peanuts, cashews, etc. so I thought this would be perfect for him. It took less than an hour (excluding drying time for the Mod Podge). Simple stuff.
If you’re wondering why I am posting this so late it is because I wasn’t going to see my dad until this weekend and I couldn’t risk him seeing it before he received it. Yes, dad, I know you read this occasionally and with my luck it would’ve been on a day right before Father’s Day.
Things You Will Need:
Make sure your bottles are clean and dry. You don’t want your snacks smelling funky.
Measure and cut the scrapbook paper to cover the sides of your carrier. Add a light layer of Mod Podge to the carrier and adhere the scrapbook paper. Work your way around until the entire carrier is covered. Set that aside to dry.
Measure and cut the scrapbook paper the fit the size of your lid. Add a light layer of Mod Podge to the top of the lid and adhere yours scrapbook paper. You can also add scrapbook paper to the sides of the lid if you would like to. Set that aside to dry.
Measure and cut your paper to fit around your bottle like a label. Glue this in place.
*Once everything has dried (give it about 5 mins each) put a layer of Mod Podge over the top of the scrapbook paper. Make sure you get the edges of the carrier and where the label overlaps.
When everything is dry go ahead and add in your snack of choice.
Yay! Snack gifts are wonderful!
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There are a few ways to make these. I chose etching because I am going to use them on drinking glasses. The alternative would be to use frosted pearl spray paint. The spray paint is much faster but it also has lead in it so, if you plan on using your glassware to drink or eat from then I suggest you take my route as well.
Things You Will Need:
Disposable paint brushes
Stretch a few rubber bands around your glass. I stretched mine unevenly for a neat effect.
PUT YOUR GLOVES ON and dip your paintbrush in the acid and apply several layers to your glassware. Let it sit for a while. Somewhere between 20 minutes and half an hour seemed to work for me.
Rise your glass thoroughly and dry. The etching will slowly start to appear as the glass dries.
There you have it. Frosted glasses. A great addition to your kitchen!
Click on the pictures for a tutorial!