Too Cute to Eat DIY Pineapple Sprinkles

Bella Breakdown We all scream for ice cream, but you’ll be jumping for joy with these easy DIY pineapple sprinkles. To make these cuties, you will need: wax paper green and yellow royal icing 2 piping bags Wilton #3 tips black edible food writer Here’s what to do To begin, pipe yellow ovals onto your wax paper. Be sure to make the top portion narrower than the bottom. While the icing is still wet, pipe your leaves with the green icing, making them look like an upside down arrow. Allow these to dry overnight. Next draw a few black...

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Anti-Stress Lavender Putty

Bella Breakdown This clay has a lavender scent that will help calm and ease anxiety. In a bowl, combine flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil, lavender essential oil and boiling water. Mix well. Stir in some lavender food coloring and purple glitter. Wait 20 minutes until the putty has cooled. You can now knead it and stretch it while taking deep breaths to calm yourself...

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Tackling Spring Cleaning – Out With the Old & In With the New

(This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol®, Finish®, Woolite®, and Air Wick®. The opinions and text are all mine.) Spring cleaning has to be one of my favorite times of the year. Yes, this might sound a bit crazy, and I know sometimes the thought of cleaning can be overwhelming, but I have to say I have grown to love the spring cleaning season (and yes, I’m saying that with a straight face). I know what you’re thinking, how is it even possible to like cleaning? Well, spring cleaning brings around a time for...

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How to Make a DIY Watercolor Cake

Bella Breakdown Do you want to take your plain white cake up a notch? Try this watercolor icing technique for a gorgeous look that is sure to impress all of your guests. Here’s What You Do Start with a simple, frosted cake and 4-5 bags filled with a spectrum of colors of frosting. You can use any piping tip you like. Begin by piping 2-3” lines around your cake, beginning with the darkest hue. Your lines should be spread out around the cake from top to bottom in a random order. Begin layering in your next color using the...

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Make Quick, Crunchy Pickles with Your Vegetable Scraps

Bella Breakdown Ever wonder what to do with those leftover veggie scraps? We have your answer: pickles! This is the perfect way to put some crunch in your lunch. Ingredients red cabbage 2 parts salt 1 part sugar carrot radish rice vinegar Preparation Combine the red cabbage, salt and sugar in a bowl, toss to coat the cabbage thoroughly and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes. Place your cabbage mixture into a clean tea towel and wring the towel out over a bowl or sink to rid the cabbage of it’s excess water. Then, place the freshly wrung...

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