Glow in the Dark Decoden Candy Jar

mod podge glow in the dark decoden candy jar

If you’ve ever seen cell phone cases that were jam packed with glitter, rhinestones, and charms, then you’ve seen decoden.  Decoden originated from Japan, and it’s the art of over-decorating your phone with all things glittery, sparkly, and cute.  This craze can also be seen on fingernails.  When Mod Podge sent me a box filled with Halloween decoden materials… I knew that I had to make a Glow in the Dark Decoden Candy Jar.

If you've ever seen cell phone cases that were jam packed with glitter, rhinestones, and charms, then you've seen decoden.  Decoden originated from Japan,and it's the art of over-decorating your phone with all things glittery, sparkly, and cute.  This craze can also be seen on fingernails.  When Mod Podge sent me a box filled with Halloween decoden materials... I knew that I had to make a Glow in the Dark Decoden Candy Jar

Here are the basic materials you need for making your own decoden jar:
Mod Podge Collage Clay in Vanilla White, Mod Podge Mod Melts in Glitters, a glass jar with a lid, a couple of makeup sponges, Mod Podge 25130 Trinkets Mod Mold, Mod Podge Glow-in-the-Dark Glue, a high temperature glue gun, and a Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat.

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Artisanal LA Spring Show 2014 Part 3

Artisanal LA Spring Show

What goes perfectly with ice cream???  Beef Jerky of course lol!  As we were eating our ice creams from Choctal, we headed to the Krave Jerky booth.  As we squeezed our way to the front, we were greeted with eight different types of jerky to sample.

krave jerky chili lime beef jerky

My favorite flavor from Krave was their Chili Lime Beef Jerky.  IT WAS SO DELICIOUS.  Despite the big seeds you see on this piece, I didn’t find it terribly spicy.  Just a zesty lime flavor and a spicy kick at the end.

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Just Food For Dogs DIY Beef and Russet Potato Recipe

just food for dogs diy beef and potato recipe

Cooking for your dog.  That sounds like such a fancy schmancy thing to do, but more and more people seem to be doing it.  I have lots of friends that have dogs with allergies, sensitive stomachs, and controlling what goes into their dog’s body really seems to help.  We have a whippet named Neo and at least 50% of his daily diet has been comprised of homemade dog food his whole life.  Though his vet checkups and blood work have always come back healthy, I’ve never been sure if my homemade dog food recipe is balanced.  Cause honestly… I don’t know what I’m doing… lol.  Now that he’s 10-years-old, I really want to make sure that he’s getting the right amount of vitamins he needs.  Our little cutie pie has to stay around for a long, long time :)

just food for dogs diy beef and russet potato recipe

One day I was researching (just a fancy word for googling) homemade dog food recipes and stumbled upon Just Food For Dogs.  Just Food For Dogs is the world’s first dog kitchen.  They have 4 locations in Southern California where they cook human grade food for dogs.  You can purchase them at their stores or have it delivered to your door.  The coolest option I think they offer, is that you can purchase their nutrient packets and make the exact same food they serve in your own home.   John from Food For Dogs was gracious enough to send me a few complimentary packets to try.  So come along with me as I shoot the process of cooking Just Food For Dogs DIY Beef and Russet Potato recipe at home.

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New Orleans School of Cooking, Morning Class Part 1

new orleans school of cooking class

I love cooking and I always want to learn about the history of food, different techniques, and unique recipes.  Every time I see cooking classes online I always want to sign up.  So when I found out that New Orleans School of Cooking was only a couple of blocks from our hotel, I knew I had to sign us up.  As a matter of fact, I signed us up for two classes.

new orleans school of cooking class

Since the school was so close to our hotel, we arrived a little early for our morning class.  It was a good thing we did because there were so many fun things to look at in their little shop.  Shelves and counters were filled with spices, books, jams, jellies, and even pralines they make right in the shop.

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Coconut Matcha Popsicles

Coconut Matcha Popsicles

Summer is upon us and it’s time to whip out the popsicle recipes!  I’ve always loved making popsicles and ever since we bought the Zoku Quick Pop Maker (Amazon affiliate link), I’ve been making them more often.  Made too much fruit smoothie?  Pour it in the Zoku!  Have leftover coffee?  In the Zoku it goes!  Since the machine is so small, we always put it back into the freezer after it’s been washed.  This way we can make popsicles all the time.

Lately I’ve been having coconuts on my mind.  You know Summer = coconuts!  Makes sense to me…lol.  Well if you have coconuts on your mind and love matcha, you’ll love my Coconut Matcha Popsicles!  These pops are vegan, low calorie (only 36 calories each), low carb, and they even give you a little caffeine kick.

vegan coconut matcha popsicle recipe

Ingredients: 2 TBSP Two Hills Tea Matcha Coconut Latte,  2 TBSP Trader Joe’s Turbinado Raw Cane Sugar, 1 TBSP Let’s Do Organic Shredded Coconut (Amazon affiliate link), and 1 3/4 cups of So Delicious Unsweetened Organic Coconut Milk.

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