- Pink or red construction paper
- Colored markers
- Gift wrap ribbon
In a few weeks the official start of the holiday season will be upon us starting with Thanksgiving. Traditionally its a time to give thanks for the harvest and express gratitude in general. Thanksgiving is a holiday where families create traditions to be handed down to the next generation. It is a time to be thankful and for family gatherings.
The Old Educator shares his family's Thanksgiving dinner recipes and offers holiday entertainment ideas. Browse the site for Thanksgiving Tips, a useful timetable, recipes and more!
Here's some printable Thanksgiving partyware compliments of Paper & Cake.
Posted by Country Treasures at 6:26 AM
Here’s an easy recipe for making an all-natural, homemade bubble bath that you can customize to your own preference by mixing favorite scents–also ditches harsh perfumes and chemicals that some commercial bubble baths use.
1 pint distilled water (warm)
bar of castile soap (2 ounces)
liquid glycerin (2 ounces)
essential oils (lavender, orange, etc.)
If you’re making this to give as a gift, add labels that include the ingredients and decorate the jar with raffia, ribbon, charms or whatever embellishments you like.
Source: Green Made Easy by Chris Prelitz
Posted by Country Treasures at 6:32 AM
Recently I had note cards made of several sunflower designs. Using photographs of the sunflower in our yard and a flower arrangement I gave my mom, I designed the cards and uploaded the file to MPIX (www.mpix.com) for printing - they do a great job and fast, too! Here are a few of the designs. The last one is my Twitter background.
Posted by Country Treasures at 7:16 PM
My friend, Dana, gave me a Drinkwell after her kitty ignored it. Knowing my cat, Callie (Bengal kitty) LOVES water, she thought I'd get better use out of it. Well, not me, actually, but my cat sure likes it and even my toy poodle Coco. When they didn't think I was watching them, I shot some video of them and then uploaded it to YouTube. My dog watches intently as Callie plays in the water patiently waiting her turn to try it.
Posted by Country Treasures at 6:49 PM
This morning my mom forwarded an email for this 5 minute chocolate mug cake recipe and I can't wait to try it! I don't know who to give credit to since this was an email forward and everyone knows they have traveled the world! I plan to try it later today. Enjoy!
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (microwave-safe)
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
(This can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
Why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
Posted by Country Treasures at 10:00 AM