Our Favorite Catch!

Father’s Day is always a good excuse to spoil dad.

So why not get dad or your husband, what he really wants?

A candy tackle box…

An afternoon full of fishing and his favorite snacks!

“Happy Father’s Day to our Favorite Catch!”

What You Need:

Tackle Box

Cardstock

Printer

Fish Themed Candy

-Goldfish, Gummy Worms, Swedish fish, etc

Print:

Fathers Day – Tag

Happy Birthday – Tag

Favorite Fish – Tag

How to Make:

I purchased a small tackle box from Walmart, found in the fishing section. There was a wide variety of boxes to choose. This tackle box only cost $6.

Tackle Box

Another option I considered, was the clear organizer tackle. Which was nice because you get to decide where the dividers go. Which makes it more customizable.

Clear Organizer

I wanted mine to be more of a tackle box than just an organizer. That’s why I went with the first option.

Be sure to consider the food you plan on filling the box with, when purchasing your tackle!

That way you know how many dividers you need and know that each candy will fit in it’s designated section.

Especially, if your candy is long like twizzlers or pretzel rods.

These adorable pretzel fishing rods idea, from the TipToe Fairy would be sure to make a splash at any party!

How to make Fishing Rods

I wish I had planned more time so I could have made these. SO cute!

The next step is to collect your candy!

If you couldn’t tell from the photo, I purchased Swedish fish, sour gummy worms, goldfish, twizzlers, and gummy snakes.

Other great options would be regular gummy worms, sharks, octopuses, frogs, peach rings, life savers, etc.

Once you have collected your candy, it’s time to start organizing!

Unwrap and sort each candy into your tackle box.

Print the tag above, if desired and tape to the inside or outside of the box.

This would also make a wonderful birthday gift, as well!

I included 3 different tags for all occasions! A father’s day, birthday and generic tag, so that you can make it your own!

Thoughts by L:

Father’s play a very important role in our lives and our personal development.

May you always be thankful for the father figure in your life!

They do a lot more than we realize and we don’t thank them, as much as we should.

Be sure to show your loved one, just how much you care.

Happy Fishing!

More Precious Than Silver and Gold

With Father’s Day is only a few weeks away. You might be looking for a creative gift…

Don’t look any further!

I enjoy making themed gift boxes for my all of my loved ones.

This year I couldn’t resist making this box for my dad!

What You Need:

Cardboard Box

Scrapbook Paper

Glue stick

Scissors

Ruler

Pencil

Vinyl or Pen

Silver Candy

– 3 Musketeers, Hershey Kisses, etc

Gold Candy

Twix, Rolos, Chocolate Coins, etc

Personalized Gift

My Box Included: Socks, Golf Card holder, Putting Cup, Golf Tees and a Wood Sign

How to Make:

Using a ruler measure your the dimensions of your box. Mark your scrapbook paper with the correct measurements using a pencil.

Once your scrapbook paper is cut out, glue paper to the inside of the box.

I prefer to put the glue directly onto my paper before sticking on the box. I also only glue half of the paper at a time. I think it is easier to be more precise when glueing it that way.

You can choose to glue paper to just the flaps of the box, or line the entire inside.

Place your gift or gifts, inside your box.

I used decorative shred to cover the gifts and keep them from shifting around. You can purchase it at the Dollar Store or Hobby Lobby, in the gift wrapping and party section.

Next, fill the rest of the box with your silver and gold candy. I purchased mine from the dollar store. The chocolate coins I had left over from St. Patrick’s Day, that I bought from Hobby Lobby.

I used my silhouette to cut the saying out. However, I had to place each letter individually or else the sticky transfer paper would have torn my scrapbook paper.

If you don’t have a vinyl cutter, you could type the saying into a word document, print and cut them out, before glueing to the box. Or if you have better penmanship than me, you could write the saying on using a sharpie.

Thoughts by L

This box is perfect for anyone you value more than silver and gold! It makes a great birthday gift, as well.

Mondays

How is everyone’s Monday going? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

I have never really disliked Monday’s!

I actually really enjoy starting a new week.

I love Monday’s especially when I start that week off right with a workout!

Monday is always a great reason to find new motivation for yourself.

To change your perspective. To try something new. To do and be better, than you were the week before!

Monday’s for me are motivational.

However, I do get the Sunday night blues… πŸ˜”

When I am sad because I know the weekend is over.

Mostly because I love doing home improvement projects with my husband.

So this week, set a new goal! Then see how your week goes.

You might be surprised just how much you’ll start to enjoy Monday’s!

So what’s your Monday motivation? πŸ€”

Whale Tail Strainer

This is one of my most used appliances in my kitchen, utensil drawer!

For the last 6 years my husband and I had a giant plastic strainer. It was bulky, clunky and it took up a bunch of space. Especially in the sink!

After 6 years of being annoyed by this giant strainer, I decided to get something else.

A Whale Tail! Not to be confused with another type of whale tail… πŸ‹

πŸ˜‚ If you know, you know.

Anyways, Big Blue has been perfect for my kitchen! I found him on Amazon for a reasonable price of $12.99. I’ll post a link below!

Whale Tail – Click Here!

Measuring Spoons & Cups

Have you been married for longer than 5 years? Are your measuring cups or spoons starting to fade, crack, bend or maybe even rust?

Are the measurement labels difficult to read or rubbing off?

Well today is your lucky day…

I have the solution!

This new set from amazon will replace all of your outdated and worn out measuring utensils with these stainless steel set.

Measuring Spoons

I love that these measuring spoons because they are magnetic! Not only do they stick together but also stack inside one another to save space.

I really appreciate the fact that they designed two different measuring spoons, one on each end.

The thinner, more rectangular end is perfect for reach inside small spice container openings. While the wider, rounder end is for measuring liquids.

The labels are a large and legible print. So far they have yet to rub off! 🀞🏻 Lets hope they don’t, now that I’ve said that.

Measuring Cups

The measuring cups are easy to clean and don’t show watermarks. Thank goodness!

The handles have a silicone cushion, that provides your hand with ample amounts of comfort when measuring.

If you are in need of an upgrade, I would highly suggest purchasing these online. Amazon has them in a bundle for $17.

Check them out below! πŸ‘‡πŸ»

Measuring Spoons & Cups

Bonus… Both the spoons and the cups are dishwasher safe!

For those of you who know me well, know that I only purchase items if they dishwasher safe.

Lucky for me, these fit the bill!

Amazon should change their name to Amazin… because they are amazing! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

What don’t they have?!

You Grow Girl!

April showers bring May flowers!

However, May has brought plenty of it’s own rain to Utah this year.

Are you getting rain?

Ministering for the month of May, I made these adorable handouts for my ministering sisters.

I was shopping recently at Joanns, when I happened upon these adorable mugs!

The saying was too cute to pass up. So I came up with this ministering gift idea.

What You Need:

Flowers

Cardstock

Toothpicks

Printer

Tape

Print:

Individual Growth – Russell M. Nelson

How to Make:

These mugs are sold out now unfortunately! However you could make your own mug using a silhouette machine and vinyl.

Or you can order this mug I found on Amazon!

You Grow Girl – Mug

If you don’t have a vinyl machine or don’t have the time to wait, use this tag I made.

You Grow Girl – Tag

I found a reasonable priced flower at my nearby Lowe’s, in their garden center. Each flower only cost me $2.50.

I transferred each flower directly into each mug. However, if you buy a smaller flower, you might need to add more potting soil to the mug.

Once your plant has been replanted, print the PDF tags and cut them out.

Using a toothpick and a piece of tag, attach the toothpick to the back of the tag.

Once your tag is complete, place the toothpick in the soil.

Thoughts by L:

I really loved this quote from President Russell M. Nelson.

“We are responsible for individual spiritual growth.”

Thinking a beautiful flower would make the perfect reminder of personal growth.

Like the flowers requires to be taken care of and nourished in order to grow, we have to make sure our spirits are properly maintained in order to flourish.

You Grow Girl!

Remember, you are the only one responsible for your personal growth.

Bran-ana Bread

One of my favorite things to do is bake! Cooking… not so much. I cook out of necessity but I prefer to bake!

Growing up my mom would make bread often. Especially, to go with our dinner during the winter. Homemade white bread with beef stew… Yum!

My dad loves homemade bread and always calls dibs on the heal. Which was fine by me! I don’t like the heal that much anyways. It’s too crunchy and dry for my liking.

Anyway…

Banana bread has always been one of my favorites! It’s usually my go to bread, if I ever need a warm and healthy baked good.

For years I have baked my mother’s amazing banana bread recipe. I’ll have to share that one later! It is sweet and really moist.

(Sorry to any of you who hate that word! But it’s the perfect word to describe bread.) πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

However, recently I came across this recipe for Branana bread.

And no, that is not a typo!

This recipe calls for bran.

Which is a great source of fiber! I actually found this recipe on the back of a Kellogg’s All Bran cereal box.

This banana bread recipe is dense and more filling thanks to the bran.

Branana Bread Recipe

Yields 1 Loaf

1 cup All Purpose Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1 cup Kellogg’s All Bran Original Cereal

1 cup Smashed Banana

2 Eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/4 cup Butter, softened

1/2 cup Sugar

1/2 cup Walnuts

How to Make

Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together bran cereal, bananas, eggs, vanilla. Let stand for about 5 minutes or until cereal softens.

In a large electric mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar on medium speed until thoroughly combined.

Add flour alternatively, with cereal mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in walnuts.

Spread evenly in a bread loaf pan, coated with cooking spray.

*Note – These recipe only makes 1 loaf. I double my ingredients to make 2 loaves.

Bake at 350*F for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Serve warm or cold. Store in airtight container.

Thoughts by L

This is my new favorite recipe for banana bread. I hope you will try it! I know you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Once you’ve tried it, let me know what you think!

Stay warm out there. If you have to go out in the rain, at least your stomach will be warm!