My house is a mess, my kids are a mess, and I'm usually a mess! The other day I said "I need to wear a towel!" Enter the towel apron. I had fun dreaming this thing up and getting creative with it.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Made this hanging with my small group girls back before Christmas. So inexpensive to make and easy to get creative with. Here is the tutorial I used to learn the basics:
I finally found a recipe for how to make rice the way my maid used to in Nicaragua. I remember coming home from school starving and digging into the caldero. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Nothing like finding a recipe from one's past.
Perfect white rice
1 cup long grain rice
1 3/4 cup water
1 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cup water
1 tsp. salt
2 T olive oil
1 small green pepper
1. Start by rinsing the rice. Put rice in medium-sized caldero or saucepan and pour hot water over it. Swirl it around with your hand and pour out as much water as you can leaving the rice in pot. Repeat two times, until water is clear and rice is well rinsed.
2. Add the 1 3/4 cups of water, salt and olive oil to the rinsed rice and place over high heat. Add about 10 thinly sliced strips of green pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium so it continues to bubble steadily for about 15 minutes. When most of the water has been absorbed and small craters have formed on top of the rice reduce heat to low and cover tightly. Allow to cook for another 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Remove caldero from heat. Cover the rice with a small kitchen towel and cover with the lid. Set aside in a warm place for another 10 or 15 minutes.
4. Fluff rice with a fork and serve. Makes 2 cups.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
Materials: Regular Cheap Party Hats (any style or theme), Colored Felt, Hot Glue, Pom Poms
Found some regular cheap party hats on clearance for less than a dollar. Purchased different color felt (25cents a piece or less). And a bag of PomPoms (2.99 minus a coupon).
Step 1: Unroll one of the party hats and use it as a pattern to trace out on your felt.
Step 2: Cut the felt (following the lines you traced of course)
Step 3: Glue (I used some spray glue as well as the hot glue, but all you really need is hot glue
Step 4: Glue a Pom Pom on top
Materials: green circular tissue paper decorations and one red one(chinese lanterns would also work), purple, yellow, green felt scraps, popsicle sticks (I used bamboo skewers), hot glue
Step 1: Cut out eyes, ears, and nose
Step 2: Glue skewers or popsicle sticks to purple ears (I put felt over the back of the skewer as well so it still looks pretty from behind. Glue yellow and green eye pieces together. Glue all your pieces to the red head.
Step 3: Hang them up in a row
I bought the invitations on clearance last year (I'm embarrassed to say i bought them before my son was even born). But you could always make some on the computer or buy some of Etsy I'm sure. I used different colored Flair Pens to address them. Made the invitee's name look like a caterpillar complete with purple ears and then addressed in all different colors.