Sunday, April 25, 2010

DIY Utensil Caddy

This is a total knockoff from another blog, "Rocky Bella". She has the best ideas! The only difference between her crafty can and mine is the fabric and font. I have been wanting a new caddy for my kitchen utensils forever. I took some fabric and hot glued it around a coffee can. Next I painted the No. 5 with some craft paint. I simply printed a font I liked and traced it onto black paper. And wa-la, a fresh new look for my counter.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Monogram Door Wreath

Finally I finished a new wreath for our front door. This is a knockoff of "Morning T's" Monogram Wreath, so check out her blog to see her version. Thanks for the inspiration!

I simply wrapped a cardboard cutout with Jute, glued some Spanish moss, shells and hung the letter with some ribbon, done. I'm happy with it, simple and fun.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Vegetable Stock from Scratch

I read about this great money saving kitchen tip on making your own stock. Save all those vegetable scraps you put in your compost. Instead, collect them in a half-gallon milk container and store in the freezer. When you have a couple of these full of veggie scraps make stock!

Simply slash open the boxes and place in a pot, add water, boil then simmer all day. Once it's done simmering for several hours strain with a sieve covered in cheesecloth. Don't forget to place an empty pot underneath to catch all that yummy broth. You're thinking, "duh", but I did forget but just for a second.

Free veggie stock, can you dig it? And you can compost the veggies even still. Talk about reuse and recycle!