Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DIY Christmas Card Flip Book

Christmas Card Keeper.  One of the best parts of the holiday season is receiving adorable holiday cards in the mail.  These days many people are sending out the most beautiful photo cards and it is a shame to throw them away, but keeping them can be a pain.  Here is a simple way to keep all of your favorite holiday cards organized so that you can display them for years to come.

Christmas Card Flip Book
Single Hole Punch
Metal Ring(s) found at any craft or office supply store

1.     Use a hole punch to punch a hole in the top left corner of your cardstock, being sure to make the hole ~1/2 inch from the top left corner.  Note:  If you prefer a book type binding, punch an additional hole 3 inches below the first hole.
2.     Use your cardstock as a template to punch holes in each of your holiday cards, being sure to position them the way you would like to see them as you flip through the cards.
3.     Once you have punched holes in each of your holiday cards, use the metal ring(s) to string them together.  Be sure that your ring is large enough to allow you to easily flip through the cards.

Use your family’s holiday card as the cover of your card flip book so that each year you can look back on the changes and major events in your life over the years.

Until next time,
aka Chick #1

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Papa Spud’s Experiment - Weeks 4

Believe it or not, it’s time for Week 4 of my fabulously fun Papa Spud’s Experiment.  I’ve got to tell you, this has been more fun than I expected.  From the excitement of fresh fruits and veggies sitting on the doorstep every Wednesday afternoon to the fun food experiments and general yumminess.

I only wish I had more time to cook.  If there were more hours in the day or days in the week I would have tried 50 new recipes!  One day….  For now I will just have to share with you the fun that was had this week – a yummy fresh favorite and a party must have.

Yummy Fresh Favorite
Roasted red potatoes are one of my favorite easy side dishes for an easy weeknight dinner.  It doesn’t get much easier than:

  1. Wash
  2. Chop
  3. Cover in olive oil, garlic and salt & pepper
  4. Roast for 15-20 min

If you haven’t ever tried it, I highly recommend it.

A Party Must Have
This week I again planned ahead (woo hoo!) and ordered a few extra items for a party over the weekend.  I was planning to make margaritas and you can’t have an awesome margaritas without fresh lemons and limes so I stocked up!

BUT, it did not simply squeeze these beautiful fruits into my margaritas, I had them do double duty, well triple duty really.  The night before the party I sliced all of the lemons and limes:

Once they were sliced, I put them all into a freezer bag and popped them into the freezer:

Why would I freeze them?  I’m so glad you asked!  Frozen lemons and limes are the party trifecta:
  1. Add fresh lemon and lime flavor
  2. Make your margarita look extra festive
  3. Keep your margarita cold without watering it down

Does it get any better?

So, over the past few weeks we have learned that having a Papa Spud’s box delivered to your door can:
·      Spice up the ordinary
·      Turn your favorites extra yummy
·      Master the margarita trifecta

Happy Papa Spud’s-ing :-)

Until next time,
aka Chick #1

P.S. Another HUGE Clueless Chick thank you to the lovely ladies at Clairemont Communications for connecting us :-)