Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

This weeks Mouthwatering Monday Recipe is Peanut Butter Frosting. This is a family favorite that I make for special occasions and when I get a craving for something decadent and delicious. The frosting is super rich and it doesn’t take much to satisfy a craving. I haven’t tried it with other nut butters but I bet cashew and almond would be wonderful. I use a stand mixer but you can use a hand mixer just as easily.

*This is a peanut product do not try if you have an allergy to peanuts.

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15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Toiletry Roll Tutorial

Toiletry Roll Tutorial

The Kiddo is going to sports camp this summer and I have a ton of stuff to pack for her. I decided I would do a few camp tutorials this week. If you kids are anything like mine packing can be a nightmare and you know they will not come back with everything they left with. I found that if she has a place for everything she will remember everything.
Here is a great travel tote idea.
Materials:

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

1 hand towel – (A wash cloth will make a great small roll)
Ribbon – grosgrain is the most durable
Marking utensil – I started with a pencil then chalk but pinning as I went worked best with this towel color.
ruler
Basic sewing supplies
Step 1

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Lay out the towel wrong side up.

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Fold towel up leaving a lip at the top of at least 2″.
Step 2

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Measure the ribbon based on the size of the towel. I choose 1 and a half-length. The long side will wrap around the roll and tie to the short side.

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Pin the ribbon in place.
Step 3

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Straight-stitch both ends be sure to back-stitch securely along the folded edge.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

For added security I 3 point zig zag stitched the edges.
Step 4

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Measure and place Items. You can use your items to decide your measurements.

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Or you can measure basic pocket sizes.

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I choose four 4″. Two 3″ and two 1.5″ pockets. (You can see a few of the chalk lines. They help to stitch in a straight line)
Step 5

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Stitch from top down and back-stitch top, seam and bottom of each line.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 6
Ready to pack.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

It is easy to fold and put away when not in use.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used a vanilla yellow for the embroidery of the name.

Wishing You Luck and Love,

                                                          Heather

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Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P ArtistryNatural Air Freshener and Deodorizer

It’s time for a good old-fashioned Home Hack. I like to make Homemade products when I can because it is safer for the environment and lighter on my wallet. This Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer recipe is both. The key to making these items at home is to know what to expect from the final product. Most store-bought products have artificial colors and fragrances that are enhanced to last longer and smell stronger. Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.

Recipe

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

1 8 oz or smaller jar with canning lid
Burlap to fit lid (Can use decorative paper and poke lots of holes)
1/2 – 3/4 cup baking soda
1 tbsp Lavender dried
5 – 15 drops essential oil depending on scent strength
Scissors
Pencil

Step 1

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Fill the jar with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup baking soda.

Baking soda absorbs and helps to eliminate unwanted odors. It is a good idea to place an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator to absorb food odors. Do Not Use The refrigerator baking soda for cooking once stored in the refrigerator.

Step 2

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried lavender. You can use any aromatic herb as well as any citrus peel or zest to add to the fragrance.

Step 3

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Add 5 to 15 drops of essential oil depending on the strength of the scent you want. You can eliminate the essential oil if you want a deodorizer only.

Step 4

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Screw the lid on to the jar and shake well to mix the ingredients.

Step 5

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Remove lid and center seal from the jar and set the jar aside.

Step 6

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Trace the sealing lid on to the Burlap and cut the circle out.

If you do not have burlap you can use a piece of decorative paper and poke holes in it to let the scent through.

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Put the burlap into the open lid with out the seal.

Step 7

Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry

Replace the lid and place in the chosen room to freshen the air. You may need to add essential oil occasionally to boos the scent. You will also need to replace the sealing lid and shake the mixture every week or so to keep the baking soda from clumping up.

Replace the mixture every 30 days to 3 months depending on the moisture in the room being deodorized.

Do you have a favorite natural way to freshen the air in your favorite room?

 

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Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry
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Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer Home Hack from H&P Artistry
Natural Air Freshener and Deodorizer
Print Recipe
Natural air fresheners have a very light scent and because of the backing soda absorb more scent than they release. This mixture is best placed in bathrooms, closets, or any area that tends to smell musty, closed up, or damp.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Fill the jar with 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup baking soda. Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of dried lavender. You can use any aromatic herb as well as any citrus peel or zest to add to the fragrance. Add 5 to 15 drops of essential oil depending on the strength of the scent you want. You can eliminate the essential oil if you want a deodorizer only. Screw the lid on to the jar and shake well to mix the ingredients.
  2. Remove lid and center seal from the jar and set the jar aside. Trace the sealing lid on to the Burlap and cut the circle out. Put the burlap into the open lid with out the seal. Replace the lid and place in the chosen room to freshen the air.
  3. You may need to add essential oil occasionally to boos the scent. You will also need to replace the sealing lid and shake the mixture every week or so to keep the baking soda from clumping up. Replace the mixture every 30 days to 3 months depending on the moisture in the room being deodorized.
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Elastic Kitchen Towel Holder Tutorial

Elastic Kitchen Towel Holder Tutorial

Elastic Kitchen Towel Holder Tutorial

One thing that drives me up the wall is finding my freshly laundered Tea Towels on the kitchen floor. I fold them, drape them prettily over the stove handle and then all it takes is someone brushing Past and they slide off. I have a few ways to combat this situation. I thought a fun, quick, and useful mothers day gift idea would be the elastic towel holder.  It is a really quick project. I think it took 15 minutes and that included the ironing time.

Materials:

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This is a great scrap buster and you can get the elastic for $1 at the dollar store.

bottom piece (I used duck because it is sturdy) 10″ x 6″

top piece (I used a light cotton for the ruffle) 9″ x 4″ You could use 10″ x 4″ but I like the little bit of extra wiggle room at the ends.

1 piece of elastic. I did not measure the elastic because I pulled it through to get the ruffle I wanted, but you will need at least a 9″ piece.

Step 1

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Fold the pieces in half right sides together and stitch to make two long tubes. I chain stitched them and them trimmer the thread.

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Step 2

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Turn the tubes right side out.

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Iron flat with the seam running down the center of each tube. This will help with lining up the center of the tubes and running the elastic.

Step 3

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Layer the pieces seam line down. If you do not want the seams to show at all you could line up the seams facing together.

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Pin in place. I pin both ends along the sides of the seam. The pins mark where I sew the casing for the elastic.

Step 4

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Stitch straight down one side of the seam.

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Stitch down the other side of the seam and that makes the casing for the elastic.

Step 5

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Time to thread the elastic. pin a safety pin to the end of the elastic and thread it through the casing.

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Pull the elastic all the way through the casing and flatten the fabric.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch the safety pin side in place. I back stitched a few times to make sure the elastic was securely in place.

Step 6

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Pull the elastic from the opposite side to create a ruffle. You will need two hands for the project but to take the pic I had to use one. Remember that you need to leave room for the towel to fit through the loop and for the elastic to stretch and contract. Pull enough to create a nice ruffle.

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Pin the pulled elastic in place.

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This is where the extra fabric comes in handy. Stitch the elastic in place (I like to flatten the end while sewing the make sure the elastic does not twist or bunch). Make sure the pin is far enough away from the stitch line that it can stay in place the entire time you are stitching. You do not want the elastic to get away from you.

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Step 7

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Trim the excess fabric from both ends.

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Fold in half right-sides together.

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Step 8

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I stitched the end together with a straight stitch and a zig zag for stability and strength.

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Turn right-side out and pull the ruffles apart.

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Step 9

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Position the tea towel and slide the holder in place.

Your towel is now secure and it is easy to remove when you need the towel.

Wishing you Luck, Love, and a Happy Mother’s Day.

                                                                                           Heather

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Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Simple Bread Recipe

Simple Bread Recipe

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Simple Bread Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

The Mouthwatering Monday recipe for today is a Simple Bread Recipe. My niece stayed with me this weekend and wanted to cook with me. We always make some kind of sweet treat so I decided to switch it up this time. I asked her if she wanted to bake bread. The idea of kneading bread was super appealing to her. This is a small batch of rustic bread and when making it with kids remember the time it takes to rise. Kids are all about instant gratification and waiting is not their strong suit. We made paper fish and raced them around the house while the bread rested on the kitchen counter. Continue reading

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Flag Day T-Shirt Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Flag Day T-Shirt Tutorial

Flag Day T-Shirt Tutorial

Today’s Flag Day T-Shirt Tutorial is a fun way to Celebrate Flag Day by making a A Flag t-shirt. You can follow the sewing tutorial below or use hot glue or fusible webbing to apply the design. Sewing is the most durable and detailed way to apply the Rick Rack and fabric. Continue reading

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Mini Pocket Pie Recipe from H&P Artistry for Mouthwatering Monday

Mini Pocket Pie Recipe

Mini Pocket Pie Recipe

Mini Pocket Pie Recipe from H&P Artistry for Mouthwatering Monday

I love simple and easy recipes that look like gourmet treats. Today for Mouthwatering Monday I’m sharing my Mini Pocket Pie cheat recipe with you and they are both simple and beautiful. Even better than simple homemade is Continue reading

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