Skip to main content

More Uses for My Heart Molds!

I had a batch of soap that didn't firm up so I decided to melt it down and try again. Instead of using my normal mold, I decided to try out my silicone heart molds. One mold is for muffins, the other, smaller mold is for ice cubes. 


I didn't calculate too accurately....so I used a lined muffin pan, and old soap mold and finally pulled a half gallon orange juice container from the recycle bin. 


A few days later, while cleaning out a cupboard, I found these two bowls. Since I hadn't used either in years, I decided they needed to go.......until it dawned on me that my family has this inability to put the remotes in their proper place (above the tv). AHA! A pretty bowl that I love was saved and now offers a home to the remote controls. 


Behind the bowls is a picture of my father in law as a boy with Babe Ruth.
Now what to do with the small bowl? How 'bout a new home for storing my wax "cakes" (what do you call those things?)? PERFECT! It added a lovely scent to the room but the chunks weren't exactly pretty. Enter the ice cube heart tray. I melted down the ugly chunks (in the wax cake melter thingy) and filled the ice cube tray. Once the wax had cooled they popped out easily. Much prettier. 



And one more use........CHOCOLATE TURTLES!! My grandmother loves turtles so I was experimenting. 
I melted my chocolate sauce, hoping that this would firm up enough once it cooled. I filled the bottom of the tray with a little chocolate, topped with two pecan halves, followed by melted caramel and more chocolate.
A Chocolate Turtle and Scent Cakes


Unfortunately the turtles weren't quite right.....so I had to eat all of them. ;)


Next time I'll use something different for the chocolate so that Grandma can have some. 







Shared on the link party at Polly Want a Crafter and Blue Cricket Design

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Stay-cation: Fun Things to Do Around Rochester, MN

Family vacations are expensive. Gas, lodging, meals...oh, and then there is the admission cost to all the cool things that you want to see. Vacations cost more than a small fortune. Now figure in the loss of income (some of us don't get paid vacations) and you've "broke the bank". Enter the stay-cation. Gas costs are reduced. Lodging is covered. Meals, although still necessary, can be made at home and packed in a cooler. This summer, instead of taking a week off, I am taking a couple long weekends. One weekend we will be traveling "Up North" to visit my husband's college buddy. Otherwise we're keeping our exploring near to home.

Another benefit to a stay-cation is a little extra time for home projects. I can keep up with the laundry, instead of having a week's worth of laundry to do when I return home. Isn't that the worst part of vacation - the accumulation of dirty clothes you have to wash after being away from home all week? Gardening can…

Homemade Facial Cleansing Pads

My son become a teenager last fall and has since had to battle with teenage acne. At first he seemed to wear it with pride. His acne was a sign for all to see that he had made a passage from boyhood to manhood. This "rite of passage" has grown old and has been replaced with another rite of passage. Vanity. He's willing to try all the acne products at Walmart despite the way his mother freaks out as she reads the labels. Not to mention the cost. Thus began my search for a natural, homemade acne treatment for my dear man-child.

Common sense told me to start with tea tree oil and witch hazel. Tea tree oil is antibacterial and witch hazel is a natural astringent. Both helpful in treating acne.



Ingredients:
Water
Witch Hazel
Tea Tree Oil
Cotton Rounds

Mix:
1 cup water
1/2 cup witch hazel
10 drops of tea tree oil

Place cotton rounds in a container (I happened to have a small glass jar that the rounds fit perfectly in!) and top with mixture.





Day 27 ~ Italian Meatloaf in a (Freezer) Bag

Making meals ahead of time saves time, energy and stress as I discussed onDay 12. This is another meal that I prepared a few weeks ago when I made ten meals for the freezer. This recipe won my families approval so I can now share it with you! :) In a freezer bag combine: 2 lbs of ground beef (or turkey if you wish), 1/4 cup oatmeal, 2 T. Wildtree* Hearty Spaghetti Blend, 2 T. Wildtree*Rancher Steak Rub, 2 eggs. Now here's the fun part. Squish it all up to distribute the herbs into the meat. Label the bag and store in the freezer. Easy. Gathering supplies (if already on hand) and assembling this meal takes less then 15 minutes. The hard part is remembering ahead of time to take the meatloaf out of the freezer to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. This is where sticky notes on the refrigerator come in handy.  When ready to bake, form into a loaf and bake for 50-55 minutes. Add marinara sauce during last 10-15 minutes of baking. 
While baking the meatloaf prepare the "topping&qu…