Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Take that Mosquitos!

I don't mind bugs...matter of fact most of them serve a purpose and I feel like if they leave me alone I'll leave them alone. Except for Mosquitos! What us it with these jerky bugs, what's their purpose?? I'm pretty allergic to most bug bites but I find mosquito bites hurt the worst. 
Well the hubby and I try to do our part to be environmentally friendly so I saved these really cool glass whiskey bottles over the past year but wasn't sure what to do with them...then I got a mosquito bite! Insert me grumbling swear words here!!! 
So these super cool bottles shall now become weapons of mass mosquito destruction!!! 
After a trip to the hardware store and the dollar store I was ready to assemble my weapons..I mean tiki torches haha!

So here ya go! 
Enjoy and Keep on Making Stuff!

-Glass bottles (I used 6 whiskey bottles but you can make these with any sort of bottle you like)
-Metal washers ( must fit the mouth of the bottle with a hole wide enough for the tiki wick to fit through)
-Glue (glue the washers down. I used E6000)
-Glass marbles ( I used these to take up space in the bottle and support the wick. You could use rocks or even that really fun colorful rock used in aquariums)
-Tiki torch wicks 
-Citronella oil

-Fill your bottles about 1/4 full with the marbles or filler you chose. 
-Glue your washers on (let the glue dry before moving on)
-Fill bottles with torch or citronella oil
-Insert your wick (let wicks soak in bottle before lighting) 

Hey look at that your very own repurposed bottle turned into something pretty dang cool! 

Anndddd nowwww for my fantastic photography skills ahaha!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Krrraazzzyyy about Kale

I've always been a fan, but Kale was sort of hard to find most of the time. Now it seems Kale is the trendy hipster of leafy veggies and can be seen at all the latest grocery hot spots haha!
My latest snack obsession is the oh so crispy and tasty kale chip! I'm really addicted!
It's pretty simple to make them. So here ya go!

Enjoy and Keep on Making Stuff!

A bunch of kale (it really shrinks down in the oven)
Olive oil
Sea salt (if you want)
Spices ( I added smoky paprika to the last bath....amazing)

-preheat oven to 250F
-Wash and dry kale
-Cut or tear off the rib. You want to do this because the rib is bitter.
-Tear the kale into 1-2 inch pieces
-Put all the kale in a gallon zip lock or large bowl. 
-Add a 2-3 table spoons of olive oil. The amount will depend on the amount if kale you have.
-Toss kale in oil. Be sure ALL of the kale is covered.
-Pour the kale onto a large baking sheet.
-sprinkle with salt and or spices of choice
-bake at 250 for about 15mins. Turn the kale over and cook for another 15mins.
-I check it every 10-15 mins and turn it over until it's to the crispness I prefer. 
-once it's at your desired crispness take it out of the oven and try not to eat it in all one sitting!

And now for the pics! Lol
And the only bad part about Kale chips....lmao!