DIY~Febreeze

With a teenager in the house and 2 tweens we need Febreeze! Then to also have a baby in diapers we NEED FEBREEZE!! I ran across this easy recipe for DIY Febreeze. Its quick and easy and effective !! I can use these on the couches, carpets, in the girls room and near the baby’s changing table (usually my bed !! ) Give it a try ,and enjoy !!

 

You’ll need:

One spray bottle (Try purchasing from your local dollar store)

1/8 cup of fabric softener (I love Suavitel and its at your local dollar store)

2 tbs baking soda

*Lavender or any essential oil fragrance you like

Mix the ingredients in the spray bottle then fill the rest up with water. Shake before using and enjoy !!

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DIY~Frozen Herbs in Oil

I ran across this awesome  idea and had to try it. Having dinner ready when the kids get home is a must, especially since the kids eat so early in the day at school. By the time they get home it is almost six hours since they have eaten. Anyone who has witnessed a ravenous 7-year-old, knows that it is a big deal !! This easy way to freeze herbs makes meals quick, easy and flavorful. Try this with tilapia, salmon, chicken, soups,

Check out this easy recipe

You’ll Need:

Empty Ice cube trays

Zip lock bags

Bundles of fresh herbs from the garden,store or farmers market

Oil of your choice

This recipe is very free form. Meaning that whatever herbs you will need is what you will use. For example, for rosemary chicken , take fresh rosemary, tear into small pieces and put in the ice-cube tray . For baking add Extra virgin olive oil on top of the rosemary. Freeze the concoction for 24 hours, remove from the tray and place in ziplock bags. Put the ziplock bags back into the freezer, laying flat and use as needed. You can use , olive oil, coconut oil, butter, chicken,or vegetable broth to make all kind of wonderful savory meals.

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DIY~Fruit Snacks

154600199678188027wA601SaScMy kids are always hungry so when I found this awesome and easy recipe for DIY fruit snacks, I think I was more excited than they were. You only need 4 ingredients and a special silicone mold to form them. If you can find a cute mold, that is shaped small like fruit snacks that would be great. As always check your local dollar store for items  like this. Try this easy recipe and your kids (and you) will love it !!

Fruit Snacks

2 1/2 cups strawberries or any fruit of your choice

1/2 cup lemon juice

2 TBSP honey (or agave nectar)

1/2 cup gelatin

You can use fresh or frozen fruit in this recipe. Put the fruit and lemon in a saucepan on medium-low heat until the fruit starts to soften. You can use a handheld blender to puree the fruit, or pour it all into a blender. Set aside to cool for about 5 minutes. Stir in the honey (or agave) . Whisk in the gelatin a little at a time so it doesn’t clump. Once thoroughly mixed,pour into silicone mold. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours to let it set. Remove and pop the fruit snacks out the mold. Enjoy !!

DIY-Detox Water #2

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I am a Pinterest junkie and they always have awesome ideas in the DIY category !! I found this awesome detox water that you can use as well as the Sassy Water I posted recently. This one is simple and you can mix it to you own liking !! Check out this easy recipe to give your metabolism a boost .

Apple Cinnamon Water

You will need:

One large Pitcher (1 gallon)

1 Apple (thinly sliced) You can use anything from a Granny Smith to a delicious Fuji)

1 cinnamon stick

Drop apple slices in the bottom of the pitcher (you can same a few slices for your glass if you would like)

and then add cinnamon stick. Add ice to cover the if you’d like,fill the rest with water. Place in the fridge to steep for 10 minutes to 24 hours and you have your own fruit water!

You can refill the pitcher 3 to 4 times with the same fruits !!

Try adding lemons or lime for a healthy boost

You can add raspberries,blue berries,mangos,cherries,herbs,ginger…really anything…the sky is the limit