Sunday, August 25, 2013

Homemade Fruit Snacks

A friend of mine, Rebecca, shared a recipe that she found online and liked for homemade fruit snacks. We tried them out this week as we are really trying to cut out high fructose corn syrup and other potential GMO foods from our diet. They were very easy to make and yummy! I can't wait to try some different flavors. 

Here's the recipe:

3 tablespoons gelatin 
3 tablespoons honey
1/3 cup lemon juice (or juice/fruit purée for flavor)

Mix ingredients together and heat on medium until the mixture becomes runny and smooth. Pour into molds and freeze for 10 mins. Pop out fruit snacks and enjoy! 


-I used organic cherry juice for flavor
-soak your sauce pan and utensils ASAP! That stuff is sticky!
-Target had some ice cube molds in their dollar section if you need some and are on a budget! 
- I stored mine in the fridge to be safe :)

Getting ready for Fall...

My mom and I bought supplies at Hobby Lobby awhile back to make these and I finally put mine together today! Fall is my second favorite decorating season (Christmas comes first of course), so I already hung this up! If you are going to make one, I highly suggest the wreaths with the pipe cleaner already made into it! It made the process really easy and I only had to cut one piece off wire for my bow--time saving!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

August Treasures and a Christmas Preview

Summer seems to be waning earlier here this year and we've had some cooler than normal August weather. Our garden seems to be doing well though and we are now getting lots of juicy tomatoes each day! My favorites are the "Dr. Welche's Yellow Tomatoes" a great heirloom variety. I'm really excited about the black cherry tomatoes which are starting to just get ripe! 

Anyway, I finally got to get up early and go out to garage sales this summer. It's hard for be to get up early because...I hate it :). When I found out my favorite antique store was have a clearance event at their warehouse, I had to go! My friend, DeAnne, and I got up and made the trek down there. I found 2 awesome 50s style chairs for our "school" area that I'll have to photograph, and I also found these treasures at the sale and at their store location! 

I love this bit of pyrex! I've eyed this promotion piece for a bit and snagged it when I saw it hiding in a corner on the floor! This beauty should never go in the floor! It's a Green Wheat promo dish from 1960 (a 2 qt space saver dish) with the original cradle! 

While we were shopping, I got brave and tried on these vintage dresses! They fit so well, they came home with me. Now to iron them (I hate ironing and did wash them, just so you know I'm not wear someone else's 1960s sweat). I also got this cute orange apron for $1. DeAnne has one to match ;) 

Now, I know Christmas is still far off, but I couldn't help getting a family shot of my Christmas Pyrex with the new Snowflake oval casserole I found for $7 recently. It was in excellent condition and fits with my little Christmas collection nicely. I'll be looking forward to displaying these this year! Now, to get some more orange and black/white Pyrex for Halloween! 

Also, I love love love Her life planners are amazing and this is my Lesson Planner...Yes, I am homeschooling a Kindergartener this year. Yes, I am crazy. We'll see how this goes, but I have an awesome kid to teach, so that should make things go better :)

Till next time!