DIY Foreign Coin Magnets

DIY Foreign Coin Magnets

Throughout our travels Ian and I have collected spare change in various currencies. Recently, they were tucked away in box beneath our bed. Every so often we would pull out the box, dust it off, and reminisce about our vacations. As we shifted through the coins we would talk about the beautiful views, delicious food and wonderful memories we made in each country. It seemed sad to store them away, so I brainstormed ways to incorporate them into our daily life. Then it hit me – they would make perfect magnets!

DIY Foreign Coin Magnets

I was shocked it took me so long to come up with this solution! In a matter of minutes I glued magnets to the back of our coin collection and placed them on the fridge. Now, instead of gathering dust beneath our bed they are holding up pictures from our adventures. Every once in awhile I catch myself in the kitchen staring at the fridge and I’m grateful to have a daily reminder of all the places we’ve been and dream about where we want to go next.

DIY Foreign Coin Magnets

DIY Foreign Coin Magnets

Supplies:

  • Coins
  • 3/8″ magnets
  • Super glue

Directions:

  • Place a small dot of superglue to the back of a magnet
  • Press the magnet onto the backside of a coin
  • Set aside and wait for the glue to dry before placing on the fridge
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April 23, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

The importance of reading food labels isn’t a new topic. It’s always a good idea to be informed and know what you are putting into your body. Overall, I feel like I have a handle on what I put in my shopping cart, but last week I had a wake up call. I took the lazy route and placed a carton of strawberry Greek yogurt in my cart without reading the label. I mean, it had all the healthy buzz words on it – so it must be good for you. Right?! Oh, how wrong I was. I was blown away by the amount of sugar packed into one serving!

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Luckily, it only takes a bit more effort to transform plain Greek yogurt into a delicious berry bowl. I admit, it’s not as simple as tearing off a yogurt lid, but in the end it’s significantly more delicious. Plus, with a few glass containers you can divide out single servings to grab and take with you to work. Just proof that homemade can still be convenient!

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Greek Yogurt Bowl with Berries and Honey

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 C. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 C. granola
  • Handful of blueberries and strawberry slices
  • Drizzle of honey

Directions:

  • Add Greek yogurt in a bowl, top with granola, berries and a drizzle of honey
  • If preparing for the next morning, store the granola in a separate container.

April 16, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Angel Food Cupcakes

I celebrated my 27th birthday last week. Twenty-seven! It still feels weird to say that. In my head I will forever be 25. Anyone else like that? I thought by now, after getting married, paying taxes, etc. I would feel like an adult. That’s the funny thing about getting older I guess. You always think you are going to have it all figured out by a certain age, but one those milestone birthdays come and go you realize there is so much more in life to experience and learn.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Angel Food Cupcakes

To celebrate where I am in life now, I decided to treat myself to two of my favorite desserts – chocolate covered strawberries and angel food cake. I had never tried making angel food cupcakes before and was worried on how they would fare without being cooled upside down, but I was surprised on how well they turned out! Topped with a chocolate covered strawberry and a few fresh blooms, these cupcakes were the perfect birthday treat.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Angel Food Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Angel Food Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • Angel Food Cake Mix
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Pink Food Coloring
  • Strawberries
  • One bar of dark chocolate
  • Fresh flowers optional

Directions:

  • Bake the angel food cupcakes according to the box instructions
  • While the cupcakes cool, make the chocolate covered strawberries
  • Once the cupcakes are cool, frost and top with a chocolate covered strawberry and flower buds

April 9, 2018 at 2:00 AM

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