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hanimcooks:

Balsamic Yogurt Dressing.
More often than not, the reason we eat salad is because we want to consume something that is low in fat. But more often than not (also), the salad we order at a restaurant is drenched with creamy and full cream dressing. So I came up with this guilt free dressing which, trust me, is delicious.
1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix everything in a tight lid jar, shake it to your heart’s content. And that’s it.
I like to have it with some romaine lettuce topped with coarsely chopped black olives and green pepper, corn and red beans. Add some home made croutons to add more flavour to the salad.

hanimcooks:

Balsamic Yogurt Dressing.

More often than not, the reason we eat salad is because we want to consume something that is low in fat. But more often than not (also), the salad we order at a restaurant is drenched with creamy and full cream dressing. So I came up with this guilt free dressing which, trust me, is delicious.

1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp honey

Salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything in a tight lid jar, shake it to your heart’s content. And that’s it.

I like to have it with some romaine lettuce topped with coarsely chopped black olives and green pepper, corn and red beans. Add some home made croutons to add more flavour to the salad.

merrybrides:

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My niece April and I made these cute little cheesecakes yesterday. They were delicious! I think these would be cute to serve at a bridal shower or even at a DIY wedding.

Here’s the recipe:

2 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 Tbsp…

scissorsandthread:

Typography Night Light | Real Living
Making art for your home is so much easier now that canvases are a dime a dozen, but trying to think of something to do with the canvases is not always so simple. This is such an amazing idea and so cheap to do! If you bought something like this in a store I’m pretty sure it would cost a lot more money. I quite like the phrase used here - ‘bonne nuit’, but you could go for the traditional ‘goodnight’ or even ‘don’t forget to turn off the lights because it’s important to conserve electricity’. Might need a pretty big canvas though.

scissorsandthread:

Typography Night Light | Real Living

Making art for your home is so much easier now that canvases are a dime a dozen, but trying to think of something to do with the canvases is not always so simple. This is such an amazing idea and so cheap to do! If you bought something like this in a store I’m pretty sure it would cost a lot more money. I quite like the phrase used here - ‘bonne nuit’, but you could go for the traditional ‘goodnight’ or even ‘don’t forget to turn off the lights because it’s important to conserve electricity’. Might need a pretty big canvas though.

styro:

Have you heard of this new thing where you wash your face with oil? It is called the Oil Cleansing Method. I gave it a try tonight because what the hell. As I am getting older, my skin is drying out and it is a bummer. I used what I had in the house, which was some vitamin E oil, some jojoba…

cupandpenny:


I’m not sure what these boxes are called, but I’ve always associated them with jewelry gifts. I wanted to make a nice presentation for the silk poppy I made my bonus mom, but was out of boxes. So I sort of jerry-rigged this one.

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It turned out a tad wonkier than store-bought versions (the…

fuckyeahcraft:

How to etch on glass and add awesome details!

fuckyeahcraft:

How to etch on glass and add awesome details!

meiks-dance-ras:

DIY - Needle and Thread : Denim Bandeau. 12 STEPS.

What ya need:

  • denim fabric (or any other of your choice)
  • measuring tape
  • any other fabric or beads/studs for decoration/flare
  • needle and thread
  • scissors
  • elastic
  • 3 buttons/1 zip
  • chalk

How you do it:

  1. Measure your…
purplechicagowedding:

 
DIY Favor Packaging
August 3rd. 2009 by Abby Larson | Filed Under | 38 comments
It’s been a while since we’ve featured some of Kathleen’s work on SMP. For those of you that don’t know…Kathleen is our DIY guru and has been providing the coolest projects made especially for our readers for the past few months. We first fell in love with her when she entered our DIY contest way back when, but have since fallen more and more head over heels as we see what she can really do.
So today, we are sharing some completley adorable DIY favor boxes. If you missed the first two boxes, click here and here.

The best thing about this set is that they are total perfection standing alone or mixed and matched! And, you know how I feel about yellow. They are just adorable.
To download the pink polka dots, click right here. To download the yellow stripes, click right here. To download the pink flowers, click right here. To download the yellow waves, click right here.
All you have to do, is print the template onto an 8.5×11” piece of card stock (80 lb) with a color printer. Score along dotted lines with a bone folder and a ruler. With an x-acto knife and ruler, cut along solid lines. Fold box together and tape shut with double-sided tape where indicated.
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For those of you that need a little more of Kathleen’s fabulousness, check out her blog Twig & Thistleand her adorable etsy shop right here.
Also, here are some of her past SMP projects…
Favor Packaging here and here.
Custom Matchboxes, Sparkler Packaging and Coco Favors.
Farewell bells right here.
Homemade Vanilla Favors right here.
Lunch Bag Favors right here.

purplechicagowedding:

DIY Favor Packaging

August 3rd. 2009 

by Abby Larson | Filed Under | 38 comments

It’s been a while since we’ve featured some of Kathleen’s work on SMP. For those of you that don’t know…Kathleen is our DIY guru and has been providing the coolest projects made especially for our readers for the past few months. We first fell in love with her when she entered our DIY contest way back when, but have since fallen more and more head over heels as we see what she can really do.

So today, we are sharing some completley adorable DIY favor boxes. If you missed the first two boxes, click here and here.

favor boxes

The best thing about this set is that they are total perfection standing alone or mixed and matched! And, you know how I feel about yellow. They are just adorable.

To download the pink polka dots, click right here. To download the yellow stripes, click right here. To download the pink flowers, click right here. To download the yellow waves, click right here.

All you have to do, is print the template onto an 8.5×11” piece of card stock (80 lb) with a color printer. Score along dotted lines with a bone folder and a ruler. With an x-acto knife and ruler, cut along solid lines. Fold box together and tape shut with double-sided tape where indicated.

* * *

For those of you that need a little more of Kathleen’s fabulousness, check out her blog Twig & Thistleand her adorable etsy shop right here.

Also, here are some of her past SMP projects…

Favor Packaging here and here.

Custom MatchboxesSparkler Packaging and Coco Favors.

Farewell bells right here.

Homemade Vanilla Favors right here.

Lunch Bag Favors right here.

timewilltellaswell:

DIY calling cards
for real, can’t wait to get a stamp to make some of these.
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timewilltellaswell:

DIY calling cards

for real, can’t wait to get a stamp to make some of these.

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