Wednesday, December 21, 2011

a little something....

I love having extra gifts on hand for seems I always need a little something for someone unexpectedly. My sweet pea and I whipped up these super easy peasy fragrance jelly jars in no time flat....a great gift for someone you treasure.

You will need....

clean jelly jars
4 packets unflavored gelatin
fragrance or essential oils
food coloring (if desired)

First get your jars clean and ready to go. I had some mini jelly jars these are what I used. You will start with 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil either on the stove top or in the microwave. Next add your 4 packets of unflavored gelatin to the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Now add 2 drops of food coloring to your jars as well as about 2 capfuls of fragrance to each jar. I like my scents a little you might want to add more or less fragrance depending on how strong you would like your fragrance to be. 

Now add 1 cup or cold water to your gelatin water mixture as well as 1 tablespoon salt and stir until mixed thoroughly.  Now pour that mixture into your jars......stir each jar carefully until mixed.

They will look a little foamy....not to worry...this will go away. I like to refrigerate my jars to help them set a little quicker.  You can add a little lace or tulle to the tops of each one and a little ribbon....viola'....and instant gift! Merry Christmas to everyone and may peace be with you all!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Things on the home front have been quite emotional these past few weeks....our beloved dog of 12 years is now at peace in heaven. She gave it her best fight for the past 6 months....battling cancer, then getting degenerative myelopethy (which paralyzed her from the waist down).....then last night we made the most difficult decision and let her rest in peace. She fell asleep on my lap (just where she would have wanted to be)....and was the most peaceful I have seen her in a very long time. Animals are truly family....they help us become better people and we help them know that unconditional love they so desperately desire. My life will never be the same without her in it...but a better life I've had with having her in mine. Peace and joy to you all!
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