Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

You just never know where you're going to find inspiration. I was looking high and low in every kitchen cabinet for my plastic pitcher today, and finally spied it way in the back of my fridge. Filled with Crystal Light that's who-knows-how-old, completely frozen. Which of course made me think of Popsicles. I immediately made a new, fresh batch of Crystal Light Lemonade, broke out the Popsicle mold, added a few strawberries and made: Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles! Delicious and refreshing! (A few weeks ago, I had over bought strawberries. I had one small container that I just couldn't eat, and I knew that if I let them sit even another day, they would go bad, so I just threw them in the freezer. They had already been washed and sliced and were perfect for this!)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wish Big!

As a Make A Wish, Wish Granter, I was so excited to run across these gift bags at Big Lots. We always bring an "ice breaker" gift to the initial meeting. These couldn't be more perfect! I only bought 3 of them and used one this week. Think I'll go back and get more next weekend.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Ring A Ding Ding

If you know me at all, you know that I never wear rings. Never ever. I have incredibly sensitive skin and rarely even wear earrings, so I always figured that rings would be itchy and uncomfortable. But then I saw this tutorial...on Smashed Peas and Carrots. And thought I'd make one. Maybe I could wear one from time to time. It was more difficult than I would have expected to find the "adjustable ring blank with pad", I couldn't find them at Michael's or Joann's, but then found one at Hobby Lobby. I ended up using a ribbon that I had saved from a shopping bag handle, so I didn't bother getting a glaze. And I figured that I probably wouldn't wear it too often. This was a very quick project, probably took 5 minutes to put together. The most difficult part for me was finding my glue gun! Sadly, maybe the ribbon wasn't the best choice (perhaps a little thick), it didn't turn out perfectly, but still a fun thing to wear for the summer! I also think it would be fun to make a ring from an old brooch or an old ornate button. I think there might be some antiquing my my future!