Posts Tagged ‘homemade’
Holy crud y’all, 2 posts in 1 day! I am on a roll with this canning challenge
This one is a DIY Tin Can Night Light. It was super easy to make and technically free. Everything I used I already had on hand, so for me it’s free – if you go out of your way to make this, it’ll be about $5.
I decided to try this one because Landon is scared of the dark and my DIY Glitter Lantern only last 1 night. I needed something that would last something longer than 1 night and this is it!
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Since Landon has decided he is afraid of the dark, I have been looking for ideas to help him feel more comfortable. I tried monster spray – which ended up all over my bed, his bed and the floor. We have night lights, music makers and tons of stuffed animals. All failed. And y’all know how much I love Pinterest, so I decided to try my hand at a DIY lantern. It was actually pretty fun and super cheap to make…
I got the spaghetti jar at HEB for dinner, I just cleaned and saved the jar. The glow sticks and glue sticks were only $1 at Dollar Tree. The glitter was from Christmas time, on sale at Hobby Lobby for under .20 cents and the glue gun was around $3. If you’re a crafter, then you probably already have the glue gun, glue and glitter.
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With Landon potty training, I’ve found myself searching, and asking for advice from other moms, on what to do to keep him interested in going…on the pot.
After a surprise potty prize box from my Mother-In-Law I decided to make a super awesome box that would make him excited every time he saw it. Something that’s so awesome, he would want to do anything possible to see what’s inside the box.
I purchased almost everything from Hobby Lobby, but you can shop from Walmart or anywhere else. I spent less than $35 total – most of you will probably have most of this stuff on hand, if you’re a crafter. You don’t have to use the colors I chose, you can pick any colors you want for your potty prize box – maybe your toddler’s favorite colors?
This project take a total of 2 days. You really want to make sure the paint is dry and you might want to use more layers than I did.
Not too long ago my friend Becky from Week 99er posted an amazing recipe for Gluten Free Homemade Bacon Topped Chocolate Cupcakes. It intrigued me.
If you are living a gluten free lifestyle, Week 99er has TONS of Gluten Free Recipes. I recommend you check her out – she has this recipe in a Gluten Free version also (:
While I’m rambling on, you should know I’ve never made homemade cupcakes before. This was a first for me. OMG it was so easy and it was so much better than boxed mix.
This recipe is 100% homemade – meaning I also made my own frosting. Again, thanks Becky!
This recipe makes 24 cupcakes.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tspn Vanilla Extract
- 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 1/4 tspn salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 375*
2. Cream butter & sugar together until light & fluffy.
3. Add egg & vanilla.
4. In separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture.
5. Add milk and water to mixture – mix well.
6. Spray muffin tins with baking spray or line with cupcake liners – fill 2/3rds full; bake for 13-15 minutes.
7. Let cool for 10 minutes before frosting.
- 8 tbspn butter; softened
- 1/2 tspn vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 tbspn baking cocoa
1. Mix together butter & vanilla.
2. Add sugar and cocoa; mix well.
Fry up your bacon while the cupcakes are cooling. When everything is cooled; frost cupcakes. Cut each slice of bacon into 3 pieces. Top each cupcake with 1 chunk of bacon. Enjoy!
I cooked my bacon in the oven.
I don’t use cupcake liners.
Cooking times vary so start with the lowest cooking time & add 1 minute extra as needed.
You can make white frosting by omitting the baking cocoa.
I used my stand mixer & a whisk.
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Let me know if you have any questions!