Yoga Mat Strap DIY

Yoga Mat Strap DIY

Well, I’m currently 17 weeks pregnant. Yoga has been the perfect low impact workout for me while I grow this little baby girl. I love going to yoga, but I really don’t like carrying my yoga mat around. I either carry it in my hands, or in a little bag… that it eventually falls out of and unravels onto the floor.

To fix my yoga mat problem, I created this Yoga Mat Strap DIY and shared it on the HP Create blog. This mat strap has been great and keeps my yoga mat in place, plus it’s much easier to carry. The main crafting skill you’ll need for this project is braiding. It’s pretty darn easy.

Yoga Mat Strap DIY

Supplies needed to create this Yoga Mat Strap DIY:

  • HP Iron-On Transfer Paper
  • Latigo lace leather strip – 5 yards at ⅛” thick (I found colorful leather at a local fabric store)
  • White felt- one 4.5 inch x 2.5 inch section
  • Fabric glue (I used Unique Stitch)
  • Steel galvanized wire – 2 inches (I used 20 gauge)
  • Needle nose pliers and wire cutters
  • Binder clip
  • Iron

To check out the full tutorial, head on over to the HP Create blog.

– Chelsey

P.S. I am a paid contributor for the HP Create blog. To check out other foodie projects I’ve made for them, head on over to their blog: Homemade Vanilla Extract Labels, Happy Cookie Gifts, and Candy Corn Jello (with printables) for your Halloween party!

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National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Here’s the thing: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is today and it’s TOTALLY my kind of day. I love them. To celebrate I’ve shared 8 of my favorite ice cream sandwiches from around the blog world. Enjoy!

  1. I made these yummy mini ice cream sandwiches the other day (so good), from The Paper Mama.
  2. Turn some store bought ice cream sandwiches into “doughnut” ice cream sandwiches. So freakin’ cute, on Studio DIY.
  3. This giant cookie ice cream sandwich cake looks so good, from A Subtle Revelry.
  4. Use actual doughnuts and ice cream to make these Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches, on Paper & Stitch.
  5. Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches look amazing, on Handmade Charlotte.
  6. I LOVE Samoas and I can only imagine how delicious these ice cream sandwiches are, on Country Cleaver.
  7. Can’t do dairy? These ice cream sandwiches are made with delicious banana ice cream, from Super Healthy Kids.
  8. These skinny macaroon ice cream sandwiches are pretty and look so good, on Sugar and Cloth.

– Chelsey

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Mini Ice Cream Sandwich

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich

Did you know that this upcoming Sunday is National Ice Cream Sandwich day? I know, there’s a day for everything, but this day is fantastic. I love a good ice cream sandwich. It’s a hot hot summer and these are the perfect little bite size treats for a party, or just for fun.

Supplies needed for this yummy treat:

  • Mini chocolate chip cookies (I used Mini Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies)
  • Ice cream (I used some yummy vanilla chocolate chip gelato and mint chocolate chip gelato).
  • Melon baller (or small spoon)
  • A sweet tooth!

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich

First: Gather those supplies! You’ll need super cold ice cream (don’t pull out the ice cream until you’re ready for it).

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich

Second: When you’re ready to assemble the ice cream sandwiches, pull the ice cream out of the fridge. Grab the melon baller and scoop a tiny bit of ice cream (or gelato).

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich

Third: Push the little ice cream ball onto the cookie.

4Mini Ice Cream Sandwich

Fourth: Squish the second cookie onto the top!

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich

You’re done: Just repeat those steps until you have all the sandwiches you need. Tip: I suggest making a few minutes ahead of time, and then place them back into the freezer. Ice cream melts fast, so placing it back in the fridge before serving will help it set. 

Mini Ice Cream Sandwich

I hope you enjoy this treat and Happy Friday (and happy almost National Ice Cream Sandwich Day)!

– Chelsey

If you loved this treat, check out these other yummy goodies: Banana Ice CreamDelicious Apple Pie, Plastic Egg Popsicles

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Categories: food, sweets


Sea Glass Candy Recipe

Sea Glass Candy Recipe

See all that glass in the photo above? Yeah, it’s not glass… it’s candy! You can hold it and eat it and it won’t cut you. One of the coolest things to do at the beach is search for cool shells and rocks. Often I even find little smoothed out pieces of glass in the sand! It’s amazing what the ocean can do.

So, I was inspired by the beach and shared this cool and tasty Sea Glass Candy recipe (and free sea glass candy printable tags) on the HP Create blog. How fun would these be for a beach themed wedding favor?

Sea Glass Candy Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp. candy flavoring (flavor of choice)
  • Blue and green food coloring

Supplies needed to make this treat:

  • Paper
  • Large Rectangle Baking Dish
  • Candy Thermometer
  • Scissors
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Mason Jars

Sea Glass Candy Recipe and Free Printable Tags

To check out the sea glass candy recipe, head on over to the HP Create blog!

– Chelsey

P.S. I am a paid contributor for the HP Create blog. To check out other projects I’ve made for them, head on over to their blog: Light Bulb Vase, Flower Hair Clip (or gift bow), and Fruity Mod Podge Planter.

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