Monday, August 27, 2012


Yummy. They say 50 calories a POP

Alert- If your a Milk chocolate person these can be adapted, but they are more of a Suttle chocolate flavor.


5 Tbsp Coco powder
13 oz can coconut milk
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Here's the ingredient's I used.
The Tools.

That's a Single Serve Blender from GE

Got it at walmart and I really love it.
All the stuff in the blender, it reached the max line when i put the milk in but it still worked.
About to blend it all together
Put in a cup with a spout, Still messy when pouring  into the molds but not as messy.
In the Freezer they go.
I just run hot water over the pop I want and it comes right out.

I mean run the water not on top but along the Popsicle part. Do ya get it, I hope so.

Miss Alivia thinks there OK too, blurry picture as I am trying to take the picture and give her a taste!

You could possibly experiment with coco powders and the coconut milk.

I got the recipes off of The Chew on ABC

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

DIY Vanillia Coffee Creamer

Just made some coffee creamer and it was easy and quick. Minus my Pint jar too small but it still worked out situation. LOL

So that's What you need, Along with a can opener, small spatula and tsp.

14oz sweetened condensed milk
14oz milk (can substitute heavy cream)
2 tsp vanilla coffee flavoring (or vanilla extract)
Not 1 but 2 pint jars. LOL my mistake after I started the process.

<--------inserts prented 2nd Pint Jar!!!
OK open your evaporated milk and if your using PINT jars put half in one and the other half in the other. No need to get a measuring cup for your milk just add into the 14oz can and again put half in one jar and half in the other jar.

Spatula is to scrape the condensed milk out because its supper thick.
The jar on the right is what I started with when I realized it wasn't going to fit. So lada dada dada, I poured the regular milk back into the condensed milk can and then since the condensed milk is so think it pretty much stayed put in the pouring process, then I dived the condensed milk between the two can and same with the regular milk.
Add 1 tsp vanilla flavoring of your choice to each jar.
And shake shake shake.  I had to opened mid shakes to scrape the jar because again the condensed milk is very thick.
This is what it looks like. YUMMY.
Oh Tassimo its been awhile since I've used you!
Very strong Tassimo Gevalia Signature Cream coffee
OK, I am the gall that likes more creamer then coffee but still like a bit of the coffee taste.

So I counted and I ended up adding 8 TBSP of my creamer, 7 could and would have been fine as well but I was testing and added the extra one.

SO I measured and estimated I could get 7 cups of coffee worth's with 7 tbsp of creamer in each.  

Which works out perfectly because the milk I just opened will last for 7 days.

Other variations

coconut milk and coconut extract  
Heavy cream instead of Regular milk
can add spices if you want
can change the extracts as well
chocolate syrup with peppermint extract  (definitely will be trying that)

Of course this recipe was off Pinterest! 

Would make a good gift, add a ribbon and label and viola, be sure to include a good until so so date (due to the milk)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

DIY Powdered Laundry Soap

My how to on this easy Powdered Laundry Soap. It literally took me 15 minutes to make and that was just a small batch for 30 loads!

 My set up!
1 cup each of the borax and arm and hammer.

Grate one bar of Ivory Soap.

Put in a big container and shake really good to mix it up and it will help break down the soap more as well.

I am going to look for a cheap food processor but for now this works.  When I find a processor I will pulse it in there but if you use one it will need to only be used for soap not food.
I bought a grater from the dollar store along with the measuring cup and a big container to shake my soap up as well as a container to store it in after Ive shaken it up really good. I also took the scoop from Miss Alivia's formula refill packs, they give you a new scoop each time. The scoop is roughly 2 tablespoons which is perfect.
That's the scoop and how it looks after shaken.
Much better view.

It calls for 1 TBSP for regular loads and 2 TBSP for more soiled loads.
How it looks on my shelf, I stuck the bar of soap and grater inside my shaking container.

Below I added the Soap before my clothes its hard to see but its in there.

I always use cold water and the soap still dissolves and doesn't build or gunk up in my machine.

I also added it after I put my clothes and still fine.

My girls have sensitive skin and there tolerating it like I never changed soaps.
The prices are all VIA goggle, I forgot to save my receipt. Next time I shop I will right them down.

The cost for the Super Washing Soda by Arm & Hammer   $3.24
For 55 oz    get roughly 6 cups to one box

The cost for the 20 Mule Team Borax    $3.38
For 76 oz    get roughly 9 cups to one box

The cost for 3 bars Ivory soap     $1.24
1 bar per batch

So I can make 6 batches for under 10 dollars.  I will need 3 more Ivory.

There really isn't a smell, you can add essential oils or the Purex crystals if you want.

I am going to buy the Purex crystals because I like to have my sheets and towels smell, I don't really care about my clothes as long as there clean ( which they are with this soap ) and that they don't smell musty or ucky ( and they don't with this soap ).

Purex Crystal price $8.96, I have a coupon to help and it would last a long time since I would only use it for sheets and towels.

I also have some coupons for the Ivory soap and I will use them next time I buy the Ivory.