Make Breakfast While You Sleep: Irish Oatmeal

Bella Breakdown Martha Stewart describes how to cut down the cooking time on hearty Irish oats by soaking them overnight so you can enjoy them the following morning in no time. A Healthy Breakfast Made Easy Step 1: Right before going to bed, pour one cup of uncooked Irish oatmeal into a saucepan and cover with four cups of cold water. Step 2: Cover the sauce pan with a lid and leave the oatmeal to soak overnight. Step 3: In the morning, simply cook the oatmeal uncovered over low heat for 7-10 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Step 4: Serve...

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DIY Hugs & Kisses Wine Cork Stamps

Bella Breakdown This Valentine’s Day project could not be more thoughtful, sweet and easy! First, grab a few of those wine corks you’ve been saving for some perfect crafty moment, the time has come. Grab a marker, X-Acto and some acrylic paint, and you’ll have a sweet stamp perfect for Valentine’s Day in minutes! First, you’ll draw an “X” on one cork and an “O” on the other, then cut away the negative with an X-Acto knife on either side and paint in any kind of acrylic or fabric paint. Soon, anything in site can be transformed for the...

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Healthy and Delicious Apple Smoothie

Bella Breakdown Want something seasonal and tasty for breakfast? We have just the perfect thing. Grab your blender and a sack of fresh picked apples for the best smoothie you’ve had all year! All you need is: • Apple • Banana • ½ c. Orange Juice • 1 tsp. Honey (optional) • splash, Vanilla Extract • ground, Flax Seeds • 1 c. Ice Cubes Start by cutting up an apple, granny smith is delicious, but you can use any kind you want. It’s definitely more delicious when you pick them yourself! Begin to layer your smoothie in the blender...

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Ultra Chic DIY Leather Bracelets

Bella Breakdown Leather bracelets look great with almost any personal style. We love the thin single strand for a sleek and modern look or a loose grouping for a more bohemian style. You can find leather cord and tape at any craft and bead store, if you can’t find just the right color you’re looking for you can brush on a multi-surface paint onto your leather tape. Here’s How to Make It First cut your cord to size so it fits your wrist just right, if you feel like it, you could string on a few little rings or...

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Grilled Beef Skewers and a Scallion Dipping Sauce

Bella Breakdown Who doesn’t like freshly grilled beef? Skewered and lightly marinated to perfect for a delicious salty-sweet dipping sauce on the side, this dish couldn’t get any better. Plus, it’s super easy and takes no time to make.   All you need is: Beef tenderloin 1 c. soy sauce 1/2 c. brown sugar bell peppers scallions salt & pepper Place 1/4-inch thick pieces of beef tenderloin between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and punch until the beef is an 1/8-inch thick and sharped like a rectangle. Dip the sliced beef into 1 cup of soy sauce mixed with...

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