I’ll admit, I have quite the obsession with seafood… Especially as of lately. I think it’s because I ate so much of the locally caught fish in Australia, that I became accustomed to it! Obviously moving back to the Midwest, … Continue reading
For all of my followers, I want to thank you for your wonderful comments and posts. I am looking forward to jumping back into the blogosphere with all things Pinterest related! While I travelled a lot with my job in … Continue reading
In the United States, Peanut Butter Blossom cookies are a well known and popular cookie recipe that often makes an appearance around Christmas time. As you may know, I recently moved to Australia (2 months ago today actually), and had … Continue reading
In my last post, I talked about my recent vintage salvage where I bought a vanity tray and jewelry tower from an antique market. Both items were beautiful, but needed a bit of TLC and a good cleaning. The tray was so dirty, you couldn’t even tell there was a mirror underneath all the dirt! I struggled to clean the rust off the edges of the mirrored vanity tray, and had to resort to Pinterest for some help. (Although these photos aren’t the best representation of how dirty the tray really was when I bought it, I wanted to show the tarnished edges before this cleaning process).
Dirty Before Photos
I found this Pinterest post about removing tarnish, and decided to try it. Here is my step by step tutorial on how to clean a tarnished item!
Items you will need:
- Aluminum foil
- 1/2 cup Baking soda
- Hot water
- Plastic container or bowl
Step 1: Grab a plastic container or bowl large enough, and line the bottom with aluminum foil.
Step 2: Place the container in the sink, and set the tarnished item in the foil lined container.
Step 3: Pour in 1/2 to 1 cup of baking soda into the container (I used 1 cup), and make sure that your water is boiling hot when you add it into the container.
Step 4: Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, and you should see dirt beginning to float around. I used a toothbrush to try and scrub more tarnish off, but it didn’t work too well.
Step 5: If the tarnish doesn’t all come off, grab some more aluminum foil and use it to clean it some more. Follow my video below!
Step 6: Fully rinse the item in warm water, and wipe dry with a clean cloth!
Ok, I admit it…I have become quite the foodie lately. I have had a lot more free time on my hands since I graduated college, and I have tried numerous amounts of recipes and become quite adventurous with my taste … Continue reading
One of my favorite things to do is buy fresh mint from the farmer’s market or the grocery store and mix it in my water for a refreshing thirst quencher. When I lived in Italy, I stayed with an Italian … Continue reading
A friend of mine blogs for her career while living in England and she constantly posts pictures of her overnight oats on her Instagram and blog. I had never heard of them until I saw her post it months ago, and I decided to finally try it myself. I probably should have tried her recipe that she posted on her blog Love and London, however, I just Googled a random simple recipe that included ingredients I already had.
The recipe which I found online, was a Strawberry-Coconut Overnight Oats recipe, and I changed up a few ingredients. Instead of using Almond Milk, I used Soy Milk and I also didn’t add maple syrup, which probably should have been added. I also had read several other recipes which had greek yogurt in it, so I added that as well to this recipe.
I doubled the recipe on most ingredients, and added more strawberries. When I ate it in the morning, I didn’t think it had as much flavor as I had hoped it would. I would recommend using a flavored greek yogurt if you want more flavor, as this was pretty bland. Many people also think you are supposed to heat up the overnight oats, but you don’t cook anything!
What I used:
- 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
- Handful of freshly cut strawberries
- 1 Cup of Steel Cut Oats
- Sprinkle of Chia Seeds
- Splash of Soy Milk
Mix it all together, and stick in the fridge overnight. Again, I would recommend adding more fruit, a flavored greek yogurt, or nuts. Or, try one of my friend’s recipes such as the one listed on her blog Love and London.
Everyone loves watermelon on a warm summer day, but I know I love watermelon in the fall too! Some people cut it into triangles, others cut them in cubes, either way, cutting up watermelon can be a mess! I recently saw a video shared on Facebook that showed a man sharing his tutorial on how to cut watermelon in an easy, and fast way. After I purchased a watermelon from the local farmer’s market last wee, I decided to try his technique for myself!
As seen on Youtube….
Have you ever tried to make Kale chips before? Well, I have attempted to several times, and every time I make them, I get a different result. I think one reason is because I have baked my kale chips in 4 different … Continue reading
Looking for a delicious cookie recipe that you can enjoy without all the guilt? Look no further, this recipe is AMAZING! When I am invited to someone’s house for a party or special event, I always bring some type of food dish to share. Typically, my go to is fresh veggies and a homemade greek yogurt dip, but I wanted to make something new this time for my friend’s going away party.
I searched all over Pinterest for various recipes, and wanted to find a dessert that wasn’t too complicated to make, truly was healthier, and didn’t require me to buy tons of ingredients that I didn’t already have in my pantry. Many recipes claim to be “skinny” and “healthy”, however, the majority of them really aren’t anything different. I found one recipe of cookies that called for every same ingredient as a normal batch of cookies, except you added greek yogurt….Yeah, not healthier at all. It’s the added sugar, eggs, butter, milk, etc. that make the calorie and fat count rise. Plus, greek yogurt is healthier than regular yogurt ONLY if there is minimal sugar. Make sure you look at the labels!
I found this recipe on Pinterest, originally posted on the Skinny Fork Blog. When I made these cookies, I doubled the recipe and changed up a few of the ingredients.
Hints & Suggestions:
- I opted out of adding the salt, cloves, and nuts.
- I used dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- I added a bit more of the chocolate chips since some cookies didn’t have as much in them
- They will be soft even after they cool
- You can store in the fridge or on the counter, I think they were better sitting in the fridge though
- These are healthy enough that you can even eat them for breakfast!
- Be sure to watch the cookies so that the chocolate and coconut don’t burn!
I was worried that these cookies wouldn’t be too popular at the party, but little did I know, they were a HUGE hit!