Take the bottom half of this and turn it upside down,
crumple up three to four sheets of this and place on top,
wrap in two 2ft sheets of this,
add a foot and a half of this,
and you get one of these–
It takes a little bit of shaping once you wrap the foil around it, so you’ll need the second layer of foil to keep things smooth. We used Grafix Rub-on Film
to add the lettering for the Maddie-licious party. You could also use them as sweet packaging by adding a little gift in the middle.
Filled with tutorials, refashions, interviews and interesting photos and finds, Elizabeth Abernathy has put together a great blog. She has also created Nuno Magazine, which has page upon page of ” eco-friendly craft, sewing and crochet projects.”
Make a list of the things that make you happy and then try to include at least one of these things in your a day.
Here are our five fave quick and easy recipes for the 4th. Just click the links to take you to the recipe.
No Bake Blueberry Pie
Linda’s recipe for No Bake Blueberry Pie is delicious and you don’t have to heat up your kitchen with the oven.
Photo: Linda Hill
Sloshed.com has a simple yet tempting take on a margarita that uses fresh watermelon.
Blue Cheese Dip
OnePerfectBite.com’s Blue Cheese Dip is perfect with wings, veggies or chips.
When tomatoes are in season, there’s nothing better or simpler than slices of tomato and fresh mozzerella with a little olive oil and basil (and maybe a little balsamic). And if you can find some blue basil, you’ve got everything covered for the 4th! Check out HomeCookingConnection.com’s recipe.
Lemonade with a little bite to it. So refreshing on a hot day! BettyCrocker.com has a super simple recipe.
You’re only seven minutes away from a popsicle when you have a Zoku Quick Pop Maker. Think of all the different (healthier) ones you can make with this and some fruit and fruit juice.
All you need is a little imagination.
We saw these boxes on Papercrave.com and had to let you know about them. How cute would these be for a Harry Potter birthday party? Head on over the Papercrave.com for the PDF and tutorial.
We just love reading Mighty Girl (a.k.a. Maggie Mason). Her blog is full of wonderful posts on topics ranging from creating a life list to how to pack light and still look fab.
There’s no rule that says you have to accept an invitation to any event over the weekend. It’s fine to just say “I can’t make it” and spend the weekend relaxing at home, catching up on your Netflix queue.