DIY Glitter Sprinkles

Everybody’s Got Their Poison, and Mine is Sugar – Derrick Rose

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and it is the time to start baking. We have these cute, easy sprinkles that you can put on almost anything. Cookies, Cake pops, Cupcakes and even Ice Cream . They are so inexpensive and easy too.

You Will Need:

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • Food Coloring (we used red and blue)
  • Plastic Baggies
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Salt and Pepper Shakers (for storage, optional)

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First you will separate your sugar into two baggies. (More or less depending on how many color sprinkles you will have.) We put 1/4 Cups of sugar in each bag. Next add your food coloring drops. We used 15 drops in one bag, for a nice rich red. In the other baggie we added 10 drops of red and 6 drops of blue (for a pretty purple.) Shake well to mix.

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Next line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread a thin even layer of the sugar mixture.

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Last insert the sugar into the oven at 200°F for about 4 minutes or until glistening. Be careful to not melt the sugar, don’t go to far from the oven 🙂

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And you are done. Let cool and sprinkle away!

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DIY Lemon Sugar Wax

“Waxing is Not a Luxury, it is a Necessity.” -Unknown

Three things around the house can make a luxury so much more affordable. We loved how well this wax worked and as a plus it has a delicious sweet aroma. This DIY was so easy to make as was affordable as well.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • Popsicle Stick (For Spreading Wax)

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  1. Place all ingredients into a small sauce pan.Boil for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally (Once the wax is cooked it should be a golden honey color) if it is to light then you didn’t cook it long enough, and if it is too dark then you cooked it too long.

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2. Pour cooked wax into a glass or microwave safe container. ( If you are using a glass container then make sure it is warmed ahead of time so that the glass does not break.)

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3. Let cool for at least 20 minutes, as the wax will be hot. When you think it might be ready be sure to test it with your finger as to not burn yourself. Once the wax has cooled, use your Popsicle Stick as a spatula and apply the wax to the desired area. Spread evenly but leave an edge to pull. You are going to apply the wax the opposite way the hair growths

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4. You are going to pull the wax off in the same direction of the hair growth. ( Opposite than traditional waxing.

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5. Here is a little example of how well it pulls the hair out. We only did a small section because we used Josh’s leg. (He was the only one in the house with hair.) As you can see, after there will be a little redness. We just applied some Aloe Vera Gel and in a few minutes he was good as new.

*tip: to clean the dish we used, we just soaked it in warm water and the wax dissolved.

We really love this recipe because it is so much more affordable than buying wax from a beauty supply store. He hope you liked this easy DIY! 🙂

 

 

How to build a Box for Messy Cords.

“There’s a little bit of magic in every box”. -Adam Rex

Everyone has had to deal with messy cords at least once. As for us, we can’t stand to look at them anymore. It makes the house look messy and all the little dust bunnies and cat/dog hair get stuck in it. Here is a quick fix that is very inexpensive.

Supplies Needed:

  • Box that opens on top. Like a shoe box. We got ours at Michael’s Craft store for $2.00.
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Zip Ties
  • Grommets
  • Tape
  • Post it notes (or any paper)
  • Exacto Knife
  • Pencil and Eraser
  • OH AND A HOT GLUE GUN (GLUE STICKS)

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Instructions:

  1. First you will need your ruler to measure out where you want your holes for the cords. We did two on the side (for the cords to enter) And two in the front (for extension cords, phone chargers, etc.) Our Gromments came with a stencil to measure out how big the holes are. This made it super simple.
  2. Since the cardboard is too thick the Gromments wouldn’t snap on. We decided to use our glue gun and glue a grommet to both sides of each hole. We feel like this made it more secure anyways.
  3. Once you have all your holes in the box. You will need to untangle your cords, that need organizing. We made little labels for each cord because we had a lot.
  4. We then ran each cable into the box one by one and the power bar cables out to the plug.
  5.  Once all the cables were in the box with the power bar we raveled them up, so they were not too long, and secured them with a zip tie.
  6. Lastly we plugged them all in to the power cord. Now just put the lid on the box and your done! Voila nice and organized.

How to Secure a Hat That Will Not Stay On.

“How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about” -Philip Treacy

Do you have a hat that will not stay on? I Do. Every time I look up or someone tries to give me a hug, off goes the hat. So I found a way to keep it secure even through a tornado. So First things first…you will need…
-A Hat
-Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
-Ribbon (any size will do) Try to Match the Color to the Hat.
-Scissors
-Bobby Pins
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Once you have all the supplies take a piece of ribbon about 3 inches.
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Then cut that in half so that you have two pieces that are an inch and a half long.
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Next you will add a pea sized amount of hot glue to the end of the ribbon.
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Fold the ribbon in half, and attach it to the opposite end.
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You should now have a loop. Like this.
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Now add another pea sized dab of glue to the opposite end of the loop. This is the part you are going to attach to the inner brim of the hat.
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Attach and hold firmly until the glue dries.
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This is how it should look now.
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Do the same for both sides…
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The last step is to insert you favorite bobby pin into the loop on each side.
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All you have to do now is secure the bobby pins to your hair and do not worry about your hat falling off anymore. Bring on the wind 🙂

Giant Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

“Raisin Cookies that Look Like Chocolate Chip Cookies are the Main Reason I Have Trust Issues.”

It has finally started raining here in California, and when it rains… there is nothing better than warm chocolate cookies and a nice glass of milk. Here is our little twist on plain old oatmeal  raisin cookies. We just subtracted the raisins and the cinnamon and added some delicious chocolate chips instead.

So first off you will need:

  • 1 1/2 cups (1 large stick) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cups whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips of your choice

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So to start off, preheat your oven to 350 °F

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Then In a Large Bowl (We used an electric mixer) mix butter, and sugars until creamy.

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Next add eggs and vanilla.

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Mix Well.

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After add whole wheat all-purpose flour, baking soda , and salt. Mix well.

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Lastly add the oats and chocolate chips. Mix well.

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Your almost done 🙂 Now measure 1/2 cup scoops on to a foil lined baking sheet. Make sure to space them out about an inch. The cookie dough does expand quite a bit.

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Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.Makes about a dozen and a half. Enjoy!

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Recap.

1.Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In large bowl mix sugars and butter until creamy.

2.Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well

3.Add flour baking soda and salt. Mix Well

4.Add oats and chocolate chips. Mix Well

5. Take 1/2 cup scoop-fulls of dough and place 1 inch apart on foil-lined cookie sheet.

6. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

ENJOY! ❤