Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

This year for Halloween, my older boys (now almost 9 yrs and 11yrs old) blasted me with scornful glares when I suggested helping them with their costumes.

As the creator of the epic Vampire Zombie Robot Dragon costume (glowing fangs!) from years 2008-2011, I was momentarily heartbroken, until I remembered up-and-coming Boy#3 who, at 2.5yrs, is just entering his Halloween Golden Era.

I tossed around a few ideas with him, but the one that seemed to excite him most was Bacon. As his father is the 1st Place winner of the 2011 Hart & Thistle Bacon-Off, and as my 2yr old is such a ham, it seemed a remarkably appropriate choice.

We live in Ottawa, ON, so all our costumes have to be able to a) fit over winter coats, and b) be water-resistant. Armed with little more than an idea, and not a whole lot of time, I headed to the fabric store…

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This seemed a logical follow-up to my last post, and it’s a drink that I enjoy very much.

The beauty of pre-mixing the concentrate is that it is ready to go for iced coffee, and iced latte or mochaccino, or any other fancy mixed drinks. Like the iced tea concentrate, this lends easily to scaling up or down, depending on your needs. It will keep for up to a week in the fridge.

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Love homemade iced tea but hate the work? Have a small fridge and can’t afford to have the space filled with a jug of cold tea? Like to have a special non-alcoholic beverage to offer unexpected summer guests?

Iced tea is one of my favorite summer drinks. This is how I cut down on the effort in order to maximize my relaxation time. It’s easy and can be scaled up or down, as needed!

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