Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mason Jar as Refrigerator Deodorizer Holder


Mason Jar as Refrigerator Deodorizer Holder
 
With all those different foods we will be putting in the fridge through the holidays, its time to put in fresh baking soda. Boy, the funky smell mine had after Thanksgiving.

A cheap and easy alternative to buying refrigerator baking soda boxes is to make your own reusable holder.

Supplies:

Jelly Jar
Daisy Lid
Paper Towel
Baking Soda
Pen
Scissors


 Simply make a paper towel circle by placing your jar upside down on the towel and tracing it with a pen.
 
  
Cut circle out with a pair of scissors.
 

Place towel circle in daisy lid.
 
 
Pour baking soda in the jelly jar and twist on lid.
 
Ready to put in the fridge. Replace baking soda every other month, or sooner, if you notice a smell.
 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DIY - Silver Bells From Drink Bottles

 
Here's another cute craft you can make from drink bottles.


Supplies:

20 oz. drink bottles
Floral wires (2 different gauges)
Metallic Spray Paint
Crystals from the jewelry making section in crafts
Drill
Scissors and/or box blade
Newspaper
 
Start by cutting the top out of your drink bottle. Where you cut it, will depend on how you want your bell to look.
 
 
Use scissors to clean up and shape the bottom of your bell.
 
 
Next, drill a tiny hole in the center of the drink lid.
 
 
Guide floral wire through the hole, making sure the wire is longer than the bell.

 
Loop the wire at the top of the lid, so the wire will not pull through the hole.

 
Lay out newspaper and place the bell and lid on it.

 
Spray paint pieces with metallic paint. You will need spray on 2 or 3 coats to cover all areas well.

 
Once dry, you can place your crystals. Just guide the floral wire through the hole of the crystal and twist wire onto itself.

 
Now, to hang your bells, you simply push a floral wire through the same hole in the lid and fold it over. I used a larger gauge wire for the hanging wire than I did the crystal wire.

 
Arranged with a few gold jingle bells, clear balls and ribbon, and you have a nice little arrangement.
 






Facebook: Business Page vs. Friend Page

Facebook: Business Page vs. Friend Page


We've toyed with our Facebook presence; Business Page vs. Friend Page. After creating a Business Page, and using it for a few days, we came to a very important decision. . . . We don't want a cold, unilateral page where we tell friends all about us. Friends - by its very definition insinuates a bilateral relationship.

We want to share experiences with our friends, and to know what's going on in their lives, not just ours. With that being said, we will be keeping the Friend based page, and ask anyone that wants to be our friend, just send us a request. The business page will remain for announcements, but we love our friend page.

Thank you all for being our FRIEND.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cyber Monday Discounts and Giveaways



Join us Cyber Monday for Discounts and Giveaways.

 

Visit our MintJulepsNMuddin Store and


Use discount code: cybermonday to receive 20 % off a purchase of $40.00 or more.



Each Cyber Monday purchaser will also receive a free frosted snowflake candleholder. It’s just our way of saying thank you.

We look forward to seeing you then.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Salty, Savory Sweet Broccoli Salad

Salty, Savory Sweet Broccoli Salad



My family loves this salad. Its wonderful by itself, but we usually serve it as a side dish. My little uncle, Thomas, calls it, "grass grazing good." He waits until the entire family has prepared their plates and takes the bowl of what's left. This recipe was a little strange to them,
at first, but its love at first bite.

Ingredients

1 lb bacon (fried and drained)
8 cups of broccoli florets
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of crushed pineapple (drained)
1/2 cup of golden raisins
1/3 cup of finely chopped onion
1 cup of mayonnaise
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
 
In a large bowl, toss broccoli, cheese, onions, and raisins together. Crumble bacon over broccoli mixture. Pour pineapples in mixture and toss.
 
In a small bowl, mix mayo, sugar and vinegar. When all ingredients are mixed well, pour over broccoli mixture, and stir.
 
Refrigerate over night. Stir well before serving. 

Happy Thanksgiving


Wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Join us Cyber Monday for Discounts and Giveaways.

 

Visit our MintJulepsNMuddin Store and

Use discount code: cybermonday to receive 20 % off a purchase of $40.00 or more.

Each Cyber Monday purchaser will also receive a free frosted snowflake candleholder. It’s just our way of saying thank you.

We look forward to seeing you then.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cheap and Easy Thanksgiving Bread Basket

Cheap & Easy Thanksgiving Bread Basket

Supplies:

Basket from the Dollar Tree
Tamale Corn Husks from the Grocery Store
Hot Glue and Gun
Newspaper Rubber Band
Ribbon
Twine
 
 
Start by placing the rubber band around the top of the basket.

Dot hot glue up and down a small area of the basket. Place a corn husk under the rubber band, in the area you placed the hot glue, and press.


 Move to the space, right beside that corn husk, and repeat process. Be sure to dot the edge of the last corn husk, with a bit of glue, before overlapping husk. Your rubber band will help keep husks in place while the glue dries.
 
You will have to keep pulling your rubber band up, as you glue, to keep it towards the top of the basket.
 
 
Once your basket is completely wrapped with husk, allow to dry before you begin to place ribbons and twine.
 
 
Place a dot of hot glue on the corn husk and place your ribbon on it. Allow to dry, then tie ribbon around basket. Do the same for the twine. I chose to wrap the twine around the basket several times to give it a rustic feel. If you do the same, you will have to push the gun beneath the layers of twine and glue the twine in place.
 
 
Take a pair of scissors and cut off any excess husk, from the bottom of the basket, to allow it to sit level.
 
 
 I'm going to drape the inside of mine with a cloth napkin before using.
 
 
Now, its ready to add a festive touch to your Thanksgiving table.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Shopping Safety Tip

Holiday Shopping Safety Tip

 
Ladies - When you're in the large retail stores, Christmas shopping, choose a cart with a child's safety belt - whether you have a child with you or not. Simply - pull the safety belt through the handles of your purse and latch it. This will reduce the changes of you falling victim to a snatch and grab. The bad guys have already started, ripping handbags from shopper's shoulders and running.

Of course, you never want to leave your purse open in a store and never out of your sight. Doing this will make it difficult for someone to just grab up your purse and run.
 


Friday, November 22, 2013

DIY - Snowflake Ornaments From Drink Bottles


Snowflake Ornaments Made From Drink Bottles

Great project for kids - Adults, Please do the cutting, then give to children to decorate.
 
Collect several plastic drink bottles of various sizes. Rinse out bottles and allow to dry. With scissors or box blade, carefully cut off bottom of bottles. Use a hole punch to make a hole for inserting ribbons. Then, use acrylic or fabric puff paint to draw on your snowflakes. These, I sprinkled on a bit of iridescent glitter on, to give them some sparkle. 
 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Snow Wrapped Candle Holder

 
Here's another project where the kids can get involved and you can upcycle those old pasta sauce jars.
 
 

Supplies:

Clear School Glue
Paint Brush
Jars
Epsom Salt
Holiday Stickers (if you wish)
Newspaper

Spread out your paper to work on. Place your stickers on the jar.
 Start by squeezing some glue on the jar. 
Use your paint brush to spread the glue over the entire exterior of the jar.
 Sprinkle Epsom Salt over the exterior of the jar. If there are spots where the salt is not adhering to the jar, squeeze a small amount of glue on that area and reapply salt.
Allow jar to dry upright. 
 When its dry, apply a ribbon and drop in your votive candle.