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I love (815) 449-4699 popsicle molds that I got on Amazon. Each mold holds 4 oz., so this recipe makes 24 oz. of liquid total. Adjust the proportions in you recipe if you like things sweeter, etc.

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Quarter and peel 3 medium oranges. Juicing oranges (like Valencia) are better for this than naval oranges.

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Things you need:

  • Unfinished 1″ x 8″ wood board. [I used maple. I originally used inexpensive pine but it looked terribly blotchy after applying the stain. I’ve heard this can be prevented if you apply a wood conditioner prior to staining.]
  • Wood stain – $7.00 for a half pint. [I used Varathane Premium Wood Stain in Dark Walnut. It’s an oil-based stain.]
  • Mason jar – $1.00 [Fill with soil and your favorite plant.]
  • Coat hooks (4) – $1.99 each.
  • Wood screws (3) and anchors if necessary.
  • Hose clamp and screw – $1.50 [I used size 40, but I recommend taking your mason jar to the hardware store with you to size it properly.]

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Stain the wood according to the manufacturer’s directions. Make sure your room is well-ventilated if you are doing this indoors! I managed to do it in an apartment. Take care to dispose of your oily rags properly, too. I like to use blue Scott Shop Towels.

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DIY Driftwood Air Plant Holder

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Things you need:

  • Driftwood. [Clean it in your bathtub and let it fully dry in the sun.]
  • Air plants – $1.00 – $12.00 each [Commonly available at greenhouse supply stores. I get mine at Indoor Sun Shoppe and The Palm Room in Seattle.]

Air plants are plants of the genus Tillandsia. They are super low-maintenance; they don’t need soil to grow, and just require weekly soaking in water. They are great for decorating. Just wedge them in some wood and you instantly add some life and greenery to a room.

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Things you’ll need:

  • Wooden dowels (2) – $0.99 each. [Any hardware store or craft store sells these in all sorts of sizes, and hardware stores will even cut them for you if you ask nicely.]
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood stain or paint – $6.99. [I used Minwax Express Color Wiping Stain in walnut. It’s water-based!]
  • Twine or string – $0.99.
  • Glue gun
  • D-ring and tiny, short screw – $0.75. [Usually sold in bulk at any hardware store]
  • Screwdriver
  • Poster – $3.99 [I ordered mine from Two Hands Paperie. They are called “Cavallini Decorative Wraps”]

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Berry Chia Oat Breakfast Jars

No lie, I’ve eaten this for breakfast about five times a week for the last 3 years. I won’t know what to do with my life when I get sick of this.

Greek yogurt, oats and chia seeds keep you full til lunch, and the berries make it taste delicious. Plus, you can make a week’s worth on Sunday night. What can be better?

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Add 1/3 cup oats to a mason jar.

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