Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday's Tip of the Day ~Organize your Projects for the New Year

When you purchase new bedding 
or linens for your table,
you will find them packaged in neat plastic pouches.

These neat plastic pouches have a zipper closure.
They come in various sizes and are perfect for keeping your
patterns, fabrics and notions together for craft and your other DIY projects.

Since they are see-through,
you know at a glance what's inside.

I often keep the equipment I need inside the bag, too...
scissors, needles, tracing pencil, DMC floss, etc.

I can grab a bag and go
when I know I will be waiting for an appointment...
or riding in the car.

I got a lot of hand stitching done just waiting for our girls
when it was my turn to drive the carpool.

Because I have "crafting ADD" I usually have
several projects going at once!

So, I keep these bags in a basket in my Studio.
Then, I can choose my project based on my mood.

If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to be more organized,
take advantage of these bags.
They're free!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cheesy Cracker Snack Mix

1 box Keebler Club Mini-Sticks, Multi-grain
1 box Goldfish Baked Snack Crackers
1 box Cheez-It Snack Crackers
1 bag Fritos
1 bag Bugels,original flavor
2 cups Pretzels
1 bag Puff Corn
1 bag Cheetos

1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix, dry
5 oz. Orville Redenbacher's Butter Flavor Popcorn Oil

Put one brown paper grocery bag inside the other. 
This will insures that if the bag splits, you don't loose your crackers.
It will also help absorb the extra oil.
Open and pour contents of all snack packages into the bag.

Mix Ranch Dressing Mix with oil.
Drizzle over the snacks.
Fold bag top over to seal.
Gently shake and turn bag for several minutes 
until all snacks are evenly coated.

Spread snack mix out on paper towels.
Let rest for a few hours to draw off excess oil.

Store in airtight containers.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tuesday Tip of the Day ~Christmas Mix

Christmas is fast approaching.
If you need a quick mix for a gift or to serve at your place of work,
this just needs a bowl and a spoon.

It starts with equal portions of craisins 
and white chocolate chips.

Add a generous helping of dry roasted peanuts...

...and you have this pretty little sweet and salty Christmas Mix.

Merry Christmas, everyone!