I bet we all have lots of wine corks lying around, thanks to 2020. If you’re looking for a reuse project then keep scrolling. So simple even your cat can make.
Air dry clay, mushroom ornament could be used in your garden, tied to a gift, reused as wine cork (minus the wire), part of a ‘forest theme’ garland or wreath, mobile for your backyard or your dear child’s tree house…whatever floats your boat. That’s the beauty of this- the possibilities are endless😉
Air dry clay
Jewelry wire (or any wire) **optional(depends on use)**
Don’t let the size of these mini muffins fool you into thinking they’re petite in flavor! These pint-sized bits are jam Packed with chocolatey goodness! The perfect way to start your morning or lunch or dinner!!😉
1 C Flour
1/2 C cocoa powder
1/2 tsp bake soda
1/4 tsp bake powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 C shredded Zucchini
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C brown Sugar
2 eggs room temp.
1 tsp vanilla
1) Preheat oven 350°
2) Spray with non-stick cooking spray or line muffin tin with paper liners. When dealing with mini muffins I prefer to bake them naked. (without muffin cups)
3) Shred *1 C Zucchini With a cheese greater (no peeling necessary) also, try to squeeze as much moisture from the grated zucchini as possible with a clean dish towel then set aside.
4) In a bowl add your dry ingredients (1 C flour, 1/2 C cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cinnamon, 1/2 C sugar, 1/2 C brown Sugar)
5) Sir until combined
6) I like to add the Squeezed out zucchini to the dry ingredients. (giving it a good toss to insure all your zucchini bits won’t just end up at the bottom of your batter)
7) In another bowl whisk together wet ingredients 1/2 C vegetable oil, 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla
8) Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Sir until combined, try not to overmix. (muffins will become dense)
Make sure you are getting enough sleep. Try to set a schedule of your evening to make sure that you have at least 7-9 hours rest.
Journaling and practicing gratitude
When you start to journal, you notice thoughts or feelings that you had to step over to get to the most important ones throughout your day. You are also allowing yourself to sit in it, and examine the why’s. Write down your stressors and problem- solve.
Change in scenery
Step outside for some fresh air to help alleviate the clutter thoughts. Immediately when you step outside, you’ll start to notice, you take much deeper breaths then inside. Fill up those lungs with some fresh air!
Have device free time
There are so many worlds we have to show up at, so many expectations and sometimes feel like you need an assistant for your assistant (that you do not have) The world is moving at a fast pace and just trying to keep up, could be challenging.
It’s ok to shut it off for awhile. Set a timer and a goal of not picking your phone up. Start small; 30 mins and then try to move your time up gradually. I know when I don’t feel the pressure to show up, I actually show up.
Delegate your work load
The feeling of “doing it all” could make anyone go into a full blown panic attack. The how’s, when’s and why’s start to creep their unwelcomed selves in. Just breathe. Make a list of importance and start seeing if family members could help around the house or colleagues can help.
Delegating takes away “one more” thing that took up space in your mind, the feeling of letting it go can often ease the anxiety.
Ever notice those beautiful plants that have fallen from trees, realizing, they look like Air Plants but, couldn’t be because these are free and right in our backyard.
Tillandsia recurvata, commonly known as ball moss, a flowering plant (not a true moss) in the family Bromeliaceae that grows upon larger host plants. It grows well in areas with low light, little airflow, and high humidity, which is commonly provided by southern shade trees, often the southern live oak. It relative to Spanish moss.
Put on your comfy shoes and head out to forge for your items needed. You will want to search for Live Oak and/or Cypress trees.
We are going with the “whatever you have on hand” concept. Your bank account will thank you… And you are not creating more waste.
Acorns are glued together with, you guessed it, E6000. I used a lid from a candle as a base to hold my acorns while I glued. You are also going to need pieces of tape standing by, to use as reinforcement while the ball dries.
Drying time should be overnight just to be on safe side.
Once dry, you can start gluing on your moss. This moss I purchased from Amazon but, I do know you can dye Reindeer Moss with food coloring.
Your mind can be a dangerous place to be in, if you’re in it for too long…. AND my damn van radio is out. I see you universe!’
It’s broken. Well, it’s been broken for over a year now. But, lately the silence seem to be getting to me.
Usually, I like a quite space, but now I do anything to fill the roaring silence. I go so far as to crack the window just to hear the deafening sound of the wind whipping pass. Maybe it the loneness setting in?
I’m afraid it might just be the idea that I have to be by myself for a while. I keep telling myself it’s a good thing… self growth. Rah.. Rah.. sis boom bah.