Saturday, August 25, 2012

Personalized pancakes

It is a beautiful Saturday morning right now.My daughter and her friend are having fun playing in the toyroom upstairs after having a special pancake breakfast. I decided to make it a personalized one so I made the batter and poured it into a clean condiment bottle.That is super easy and a cheap way instead of me having to buy a pancake "pen".
I drew flowers, wrote their names and made a few red hearts which I got by using a couple drops of food coloring.How simple is that?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tomatoes and more tomatoes

So it was another trip to the garden two days ago and hubby and I were able to scald, peel and juice these tomatoes for our freezer. There are so many tomatoes and lots more just rottening.We kept giving away and canning some.I do not know why this year, they seem to be busting open for some reason.

Home made vanilla ice cream without an ice cream maker

I made this yesterday and was so tickled at the result. I was reading a past issue of an All You magazine and saw this recipe for an easy peasy vanilla ice cream. All you need is 3 ingredients!

*2 cups heavy whipping cream
*1 can sweetened condensed milk
*1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (shh...I used 2 tablespoon imitation vanilla)


In an electric mixture, beat the ingredients together for about 5-7 minutes or until stiff peaks are formed. Pour in a loaf pan or any freezer safe container. Since I am a recycle nut, I used a clean plastic Domino sugar container...haha. Freeze for 8 hours and there you have it!!!! You can add your own ingredient like fruits,nuts etc but since I did not have those in hand,I just left mine plain. I am not lying when I say I really love this! (That was the fat side of me

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Upcycle old dry erase board as a picture frame

I have a few puzzles under my bed because I just hate to break them apart.I so love doing them but because of time and space,I hardly ever do them. Today, I was in the mood to work on getting some organizing done and saw the poor puzzles gathering dust. I know what you are thinking...why is there dust? Actually,my vacuum cannot reach under the bed and the bed is extremely heavy to move.That sucks!
So anyway, I brushed off the dust collected on my puzzle which was already stuck on a piece of cardboard. I took an old dry erase board that was just good enough to chunk in the trash.The writings could not be erased. The dry erase paint was coming off. I covered the dry erase board with black cardstock paper by using Mod Podge. Then I use the Mod Podge again to paste onto the black paper and stuck my puzzle onto it. Finally, I gave a layer of Mod Podge to coat the puzzle.