Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Frozen Key Lime Pie Yogurt Bites!


I'm always on the lookout for easy and healthier snacks.  Key lime frozen yogurt bites are fast to make and fun, plus kids love to squirt the yogurt too!  You can try experimenting with different flavors too for a variety of snack choices...enjoy! 


Step 1: Gather up all of your ingredients & supplies: 
  • Key lime flavored yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)
  • Graham crackers
  • A kitchen mallet
  • A spoon
  • 2 sandwich bags
  • Scissors
  • Tin foil
  • Cookie sheet (or flat surface that can fit in the freezer)
  • Air tight storage container

Step 2: Place graham crackers in one of the sandwich bags and seal closed.  Crush into a rough powder with mallet.  Set aside.

Step 3: Cover pan with tin foil (important step as it will allow you to easily peel the bites off after they freeze).  Using a spoon throughly stir the yogurt.  Scoop into bag, let all air out of the bag and seal closed.


Step 4: With scissors, snip a small corner off of the sandwich bag.

Step 5: Carefully squirt yogurt onto pan, each one being an equal size drop and evenly spaced apart.

Step 6: Sprinkle a pinch of graham cracker powder on top of each yogurt drop.  Place pan in freezer.  I let mine set overnight.  Peel foil from yogurt bites and place them in an airtight container in the freezer.  Enjoy!


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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Let's Try...Dragonfruit!


Recently we have made it our mission to find something at the grocery store or the farmer's market that one or more of us in our family have never tried.  This week this gorgeous dragonfruit immediately caught our attention.  The outside is a fabulously vivid pink and bright green, but when you cut it, you're in for a fun surprise too!

When you come across these beauties, look for one that is bright pink in color.  They can also be a deep golden color as well.  Find one that does not have blotchy skin (overripe) or has a "beat up" or bruised appearance.  If your dragonfruit underripe, you can leave it on the counter until ripe.  Refrigerate up to 5 days.

Not you're ready to cut and serve!  First cut in half...look how pretty:


Next, grab a spoon and scoop out the inside flesh, leaving the skin behind.  Cut into chunks and enjoy!


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Monday, July 13, 2015

Sea Glass Earrings (photo + video tutorial)


Sea Glass Earrings are simple, pretty and the perfect little project to whip up for a pretty summertime accessory!

Here's what you'll need:
  • Round nosed pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nosed pliers
  • 2 headpins
  • 2 French hooks
  • beads of your choice (for each earring, I used a green glass bead, a turquoise glass bead, and two clear glass beads)

Begin by threading the beads onto the headpin.  Also add the french hook.


Bend headpin into a loop at the top with the needle nosed pliers.  Trim excess wire if needed.


Repeat for the other earring...


All finished and ready for wearing!



Click below to watch a full video tutorial too:


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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Frozen Yogurt Confetti Drops!


I first saw this idea on the Ziploc site and have seen it all over Pinterest since...little drops of frozen yogurt!  Brilliant!  Of course we had to try this because we are big yogurt fans around here, plus it is a fantastic healthy snack as well.  In order to encourage everyone to give it a whirl, I added some festive sprinkles to the top too.  
  • Here's what you'll need:
  • Your favorite yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)
  • Sprinkles
  • Sandwich bags
  • Scissors
  • Cookie sheet
  • Aluminum foil or parchment paper

How to make yogurt drops:
  • Step 1: Scoop the yogurt into the bag with a spoon.  Snip a corner of the bag with scissors.  Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper (this is an important step...it will allow you to remover them after freezing later).  Gently squeeze bag to make 1 inch drops of yogurt on the sheet.
  • Step 2:  Add sprinkles to each drop.
  • Step 3: Freeze.  I froze mine overnight, but several hours should do the job.  Peel foil/paper from drops and store in the freezer in an airtight container.


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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Firework Earrings!


These Firework Earrings are so cute and festive whether you're going to a backyard barbecue, a parade, or a fireworks display...you can whip up a pair in no time at all!

Here's what you'll need:

  • Glass beads of your choice (I used red, white, and blue of various shapes and sizes)
  • 4-6 head pins (depending on how many dangles you want-photo tutorial shows earrings with three dangles per earring, video shows two dangles per earring)
  • 2 eye pins (like a head pin but with a loop instead of a nail head)
  • Jewelry tools (round nose pliers, needle nose pliers, wire cutters)
  • 2 jump rings
  • 2 french hooks


Step 1: Thread beads onto head pins/eye pins (I chose to put the "focal" bead onto the eye pin and the solid color beads onto the head pins which will later dangle down.

Step 2: For each of the head pins (that you beaded in step 1), bend a loop at the top with the round nose pliers.  Trim any excess with wire cutters.

Step 3: Repeat for remaining beaded head pins.


Step 4:  Put 2 or three dangly components onto the loop of the eye pin...you may have to pry it open a bit.

Step 5: Carefully close up eye pin loop with pliers

Step 6: With round nosed pliers, bend beaded eye pin into a loop at the top.  


Step 7: Trim excess wire if needed.

Step 8: Open up jump ring...if you can't open it with your hand, use one or two pairs of pliers to help you.

Step 9: Add beaded component and french hook and close jump ring.


Click below for a full video tutorial too!


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