Colorful Fourth of July Drinks!

Colorful Fourth of July Drinks!

I saw this on the internet at some point, and decided to give it a try.  These are my findings. It’s a science experiment, patriotic lesson, and tasty treat all rolled into 1 recipe that might make a memory for kids AND adults alike! Use your creative bone make your own!   What You Need - 1. Pick 3 drinks (a clear or white, a red, a blue) that have 3 different levels of sugar. 2. Obviously, Clear Glasses or Plastic Cups & Ice (see “Ideas” below)   Pour in This Order: 1 Ice 2 Highest Sugar Drink 3 Medium Sugar Drink 4 Lowest or No Sugar Drink   What’s in My Experiment: (in pour order) ~Ice ~Cranberry Cocktail (juice section) ~A Blue Gatorade (Go for a lighter blue if you want; Must be less sugar than cranberry) ~Diet...

Edible Frosted Rose Petals

Edible Frosted Rose Petals

Right up front, I want to tell you the reason I am blogging about this today.  If you decide to do this for Valentine’s Day, it’ll be too late to search for and/or order the petals. ****The only problem with this recipe that you will run into is acquiring ORGANIC ROSE petals.  (I hate it when I get to the end of an article, blog, recipe & I find out it requires something like “get a Cambodian goat to sit on it for 30 min.”  Then I have a ton of ingredients for nothing. ‘Want to know a secret?  I did try this on some roses once that  I didn’t have positive proof they were organic – - & they were fine – especially since it was one measly petal atop a cupcake.  HOWEVER, if you are going to make some for a...

LEGO Candy!

LEGO Candy!

I know at least 4 kids who are complete lego fanatics!  Their idea of a vacation isn’t Disney – it’s the LEGOLAND store in Atlanta, Georgia!  Now kids can seriously play with their food ….. & the food is CANDY.   Lego shaped candies can be found in candy stores and online.  If you’ve got a lego fanatic with a birthday coming up, this is a great cake decoration and/or party treat.  You probably can’t pass these out unless you find some individually wrapped, but they are a fantastic double-whammy with kids.  This particular variety is sour & comes in several colors &...

Halloween Costume Ideas: Cracker Barrell!

Halloween Costume Ideas: Cracker Barrell!

When I think of shopping for a halloween costume, I almost never think of Cracker Barrel. However, the restaurant/store has been making changes over the last few years & has started carrying all sorts of items!  Right now, the halloween stuff is out & they’re featuring some of the cutest kids’ costumes AND unique adult accessories!  This is especially handy if you’re wanting to go for a classy costume with options that you can mix & match.

How to Get You & Your Family to Drink More Water! Flavored Water Bar!

How to Get You & Your Family to Drink More Water! Flavored Water Bar!

Do you need to drink more water?  Do you wish your family (especially soft drink guzzlin’ kids) drank more water?  Do you have a party coming up & you want to serve something unique & healthy that keeps everyone hydrated? Are you responsible for hydrating your kid’s athletic team soon? I once new a man who wanted to make sure his kids were healthy and hydrated, so he installed a water fountain in the house.  During the summer, instead of grabbing a soft drink or whining for a kool-aid, he just pointed down the hall! If you don’t think you can swing a water fountain……Try a water bar!  Or at the very least, make some of these up & keep them handy in the fridge for good, healthy choices! Ideas for Fixin’s: berries, honeydew chunks,...

Redneck Solo Cup Goblet: Unique Ways to Serve Summer Beverages!

Redneck Solo Cup Goblet: Unique Ways to Serve Summer Beverages!

I don’t know if you have seen the “Redneck Wine Glass,” but it’s basically a candlestick holder with a mason jar on top secured with  hot glue, super glue – whatever will make it stick.  I first saw them last year at a music festival being sold by a vendor for about $10.  They would be super cute for a picnic/outdoor gathering. Plus, if you keep the lid handy, guests can keep bugs out of their drinks! Just recently, I came across something similar, but possibly for “Dirt Poor Rednecks.”  It was just a solo cup glued to the top of a candlestick holder with some twine tied in a bow around the base.  It was about $14!  This is hilarious, because those glass candlestick holders can be bought for a $1 at your local dollar...