With the cool, crisp air of fall and the changing leaves, it’s the perfect time to make seasonal crafts. Fall in New England and many other parts of the country is a magical time. We like to capture some of that magic with DIY projects and crafts. These fall craft ideas are some of our favorites. [Read more…]
As kids, we loved the parades and fireworks. But it was also tough to wait through adult activities like concerts and decorating the parade floats. As adults, we’ve noticed the same fidgets and hyper, excited emotions in kids and their friends. Rather than watch them spin out of control waiting for the big moment, we came up with some ways to keep them entertained. If that sounds like something your kids need, check out these 4th of July activities for kids. [Read more…]
Candy corn are the rage this Halloween season… at least in my household. We love Halloween and we love to decorate! Why not do it with one of favorite Halloween treats? This Candy Corn Mason Jar Craft is simple and affordable to make.
Chris and I have been so excited about the fall foliage and making crafts with beautiful leaves. We challenged each other to come up with a new project to top last year’s Nicole Duke’s Leaf Roses. My project is a fall leaf candle holder using a canning jar, Mod Podge, a paintbrush, and leaves.
DIY fall crafts – they’re on my brain! Today, as I begin this article, it is the first day of autumn. It was an amazing summer but now as the air turns crisp and signs of Fall are everywhere, my mind is turning toward fall crafts. I know I’m not alone. I’ve been looking at Pinterest and Facebook for fresh and new ideas for crafts. Here are Sisters Know Best Top 5 Picks for DIY Fall Crafts: [Read more…]
I know you have seen the post about salads in a mason jar a thousand times already but this one is a little different. I tried the #Salads In A Jar the way others said to and no matter how many days they sat in the jars (1-6), they were still soggy. Even on day 1. I figured I better share how the salads in a jar worked best for me… let me know if you have other tips to make them even better.
It’s autumn! Garden harvests mean dusting off the canning jars. If you have excess or jars with nicks in them, repurpose them into cute candle holders. Here’s a very easy DIY Jar Lantern tutorial for you: [Read more…]
I had a visitor last week and wanted to have a backup plan in case of rainy weather. I was scrolling through Pinterest – a favorite thing of mine to do – and saw DIY paper lanterns. It had all the criteria – easy and affordable! The project was a huge success for us and the possibility of designs is limitless! I think doing a bunch of balloon designs for an evening birthday bash would be awesome! Wild explosions for the 4th of July! Dragonflies! Animals! ooooohhhh! [Read more…]
Everyone should have Homemade Vanilla Extract in their cupboard! This is an easy, feel-good concoction. You can choose what potency or proof you want your vanilla to be. Bear in mind the alcohol cooks off during baking.
I purchase vanilla beans from a food co-op. Do yourself a favor and get organic. It’s just the right thing to do! Slice two or three beans lengthwise. Do not cut them in half. The goal is to just open them so the alcohol can mingle with the inside of the beans.
This pickled beets recipe, while not only fun to make, is also delicious! Yesterday I cleaned up the rest of my garden. As soon as it’s tilled, it will officially be put to bed. Ahh. Most days I’m more tired than my garden and wish for a “long winter’s nap”. Of course, with lots of produce canned and frozen, my winter will be filled with delicious home-grown meals. Having pickled beets at the ready is one of my favorite delicacies!! [Read more…]