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I’m laying in bed this afternoon unemployed and bored to death. I’ve spent the past week sending out resumes. I had an interview on Saturday but it wasn’t promising. I start to rack my brain. I absolutely adored the handmade world when I was part of it. I loved all the email and contact I got from my favorite Etsy sellers. I loved writing about all my finds and showing them off to the world. I think I’m ready to get back at it!
People will start holiday shopping shortly so please bookmark The Handmade Guru for lots of fun finds!
I just finished making this! It turned out delightful. Here’s the recipe if you’re looking for a last minute item for your BBQ tomorrow!
All American Trifle
- 2 cups cold milk
- 1 pkg. (4 serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Reduced Calorie Pudding & Pie Filling
- 1 (13.6 ounce) package fat free pound cake, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 pint strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 (8 ounce) tub COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping, thawed
- Pour milk into large bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended.
- Place 1/2 of the cake cubes in 3-quart serving bowl; top with 1/2 each of the fruits. Spread pudding mixture over fruit. Repeat layers of cake and fruit. Top with whipped topping.
- Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.
Happy 4th to all my amazing readers! Be safe!
It’s finally summer in Washington state! Too bad it took until the end of June for the sun to make an appearance. The kids and I have been busy all week long trying to find activities to wear them out. Yesterday we went to a local state park that’s right on the Puget Sound with our friends and walked the scenic loop for exercise. The kids brought their scooters and I pushed my friend’s 30 pound 2 year old while she pushed her new born twins. It was up hill baby! I wasn’t sure if we were going to do it considering both of us were pushing 50 plus pounds with the strollers included. It was hilarious! What a workout.
Today we’re thinking about heading to our brand new splash pad. Well, if the clouds burn off we are. It’s a big one and the kids will be be sure to get wet. The problem is, what do you do with all the wet clothes when we’re finished? No fear! I found Snuggy Baby! Snuggy Baby carries wet bags! Wet bags are the perfect solution for all kinds of messes. They have a waterproof liner sewn inside to keep your mess from growing. Just throw you messy or wet clothes into the wet bag and you will keep from contaminating everything else. Then throw the wet bag and all into the laundry. Such an easy solution for mothers on the go!
Wet bags are a must for cloth diapers, diaper explosions, potty training accidents, and messy clothes. They are also great to throw in a gym bag or take to the beach for your wet, sandy, or sweaty clothes.
I created this new fan page on Facebook for candle lovers. It’s called What’s In Your Burner. Basically it’s for scent addicts like me! Apparently there’s already 103 other addicts because the group has only existed for 24 hours and that’s how many people have liked the page. I love how quickly things grown on Facebook. It’s a great place for networking and businesses should really create fan pages there for exposure.
One of my very purchase handmade candle purchases was from Bizzy B’s Candles. They have adorable chunk candles and even melts. I’m a melt lover. I like that you can change out scents quickly. At Bizzy B’s they have these aroma melts that are chunked out though. They are two scents in one! When they melt the scents are infused together to create one delicious scent. Simply pop them out of the cup, place in your burner and fill your room with amazing scent!! Each cup of scent is hand poured with para-soy wax, the finest fragrance oil and comes in many original scents. Great scent list too!