Book Idea Jar


So, I know in my last post I said that I would post more about the caramel sauce, but I forgot to take pictures, so I have something else today.

This was a fun idea I saw on Pinterest.  A jar filled with slips of paper with books that you want to read on them. So, if you get a book recomendation, you can just scribble it on the paper and throw it in the jar!  That way you won’t forget about it, like I usually do.

I used the same jar from my post about the Painted Mason Jar.

That’s it; a short post today.  Enjoy!



Salted Caramel Sauce

Hi guys,

Today I have a salted caramel sauce, and it is really good!  I’ve made it twice, and it has turned out great both times.  It’s pretty easy, too.

You can find the recipe and instructions here.

To start, I would lay out all your ingredients.  That way you can keep stirring so it doesn’t burn as easily.

First, the sugar.  Melt it on medium heat; it will form clumps then slowly melt.  Keep stirrng it!  You don’t want it to stick to your pan, ’cause that’s a huge pain!

The pictures aren’t very good, but you get the idea…

Next comes the butter.  I put the cubes in one at a time so there wouldn’t be too much splattering.  Like the recipe said, I used a whisk to try to mix the butter in with the sugar.

After the butter is completely melted and fairly well mixed into the sugar, add the cream.  I will warn you, you will want a spoon with a long handle!  It splattered a bit and the steam was quite hot.  However at that point I had already put my wooden spoon in the sink and did not feel like washing it and I didn’t want to burn, so I had to suck it up.  This picture is a little after the splattering had lessened.

Let it boil for about one minute, then add the salt and remove from the heat.  I (very messily) poured mine into a jar to cool.

There you have it!  Yummy salted caramel sauce!  In my next post, I’ll have how I used it, other than on top of ice cream, of course!



Hey guys, 

Today I recovered a clipboard, and it went well, so I shall post about it.  😛

It was really easy, once I removed the paper that was previously covering it.  First, I covered it with a piece of cardstock.  It is a bit hard to see with the bad picture, but I did have to glue an extra sliver on the left side.  However, I did not bother to do the very top.

Then I did the same on the back, though I covered the whole thing.

Next, I covered it in contact paper.  I didn’t have a big enough piece, so I did have to piece it together a bit.

And some gold washitape on the bottom…

…and on the clip.  I traced the shape on the tape, then cut it out and used Mod Podge to glue then on.

And that’s it!

I hope you guys like it!


After reading through this post, I realized that I am writing a little more formally.  I never use the word ‘shall.’  It’s because I’m reading a book set in the midevil times, and the more formal language is starting to make an impression! 😉

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels


A while back, I made these cinnamon and sugar pretzels, and with a few adjustments, they were good!

Here’s a link to the recipe below.

So the adjustments I made were adding more cinnamon and sugar.   I probably added about a quarter cup of sugar, but I don’t know how much cinnamon.  Something I would like to try is to use butter instead of the oil. (If anyone tries it, let me know how it turns out.)

That’s it, sorry it is a short one.  Hope you guys like it!


Painted Mason Jar


I realize it has been several months since I posted last.  I’ve been super busy, and pretty much had to put my blog aside.  However, I am going to do a quick post about this cute mason jar I painted!

I found some paint pens that I had forgotten about, and was looking for ways I could use them.  Found this cute idea and loved it.  I will warn you though, it is hard to draw a straight lines on a round jar.  Luckily, I had one with flat sides.  I used a ruler to get all the lines straight, and just kinda made up my own patterns!

And the finished product!

I hope you guys like it!  Hopefully I will post a little more often in the coming months. 🙂