Gift tags, labels and stickers enhance the basic canning jars to a sophisticated level. It adds the finishing touch to your homemade food creation.
RiverDog Prints proposes three collections: the dot design, the scallop series and the initial/flower series. They are all beautiful but I prefer the dot or the scallop in fresh colors. You can choose to get them all in the same color or to opt for a mix of colors. Most patterns are available in aqua, green apple and orange.
The tags come with 9 inches of coordinating baker’s twine. Each tag has space for your handwritten message. They go with the canning labels/stickers. If you need the 2-inch round labels, you will get 20 stickers per sheet. For bigger jars, count twelve 2.5-inch labels per sheet.
+ Dot Canning Tags $9 for 12
+ Dot Canning labels/stickers $4 a sheet
Hosting a recurrent party theme is a stress-free way to entertain. It is easier and cheaper to devise a great concept since many things we will reuse from one party to the next. You can still astonish your guests by adding a detail each time.
The February/March 2009 issue of Ready Made presents 5 cool and fun recurrent party themes with variations on the theme.
If you enjoy playing the mixologist, go for the Spirit tasting party. Make it trendier by adding food and cocktail pairing.
The membership movie card makes the attendance more special. Design your own card to tailor the type of movies you will be watching. The host punches the card for each movie they attend.
Instead of going for take out food at the movie night party, serve homemade pizza. It tastes so much fresher. A few people can be assigned each time to the task of making the pizza. It is one way for everyone to chip in. The moviegoers can even vote for their favorite pizza recipes.
Making Popcorn on the Stove
From the pictures, they do not own a popcorn machine. They simply master the art of popping the corn on the stove. And serve it with herbs and spices. If you never made popcorn the old-fashioned way, watch this video that illustrates the classic technique but makes me to have a bigger bowl at the end.
To get the basis on how to plan these parties, consult Ready Made Magazine.
+ Ready Made Magazine
+ pizza with spicy salami, courgette, basil, tomato and mozzarella recipe by Jamie Oliver
+ Movie Theater Retro Popcorn Scoop Boxes – $14.95 to $18.95 USD for a case of 100
+ Let’s Start the Show invite on evite
Today’s finds have a feel of homemade even if the last two products are manufactured.
+ Deluxe Wrist Worms by Sandra Juto, a Swedish artist that lives in Gothenburg. Available in several colors for $59 USD a pair. Via the faves of S.HOPtalk, a blog I discovered thanks to Twitter.
+ I enjoy the crafty look of the packaging for the chutneys, sauces, jams and conserves by Jme, the new line of products by Jamie Oliver. Since the line is only available in Europe for the moment, we can only get inspired by it to produce our own labels for our cooked treats. Via At home at home
+ The Slat Rack by Wallter is the most versatile entry hall rack I saw so far. Use it to hang your coats, hats, helmets, bags, keys and more. As you get in or out of the house, put your mail, newspapers and magazines on the shelf. Available in green, orange, white and chocolate brown for $145 USD. Via Ready 2 Spark
Social Media News
As you may or may not know, I started a new blog on women and social media. Two stories I wrote lately are of a particular interest to our community. Allow me to do a little bit of self-promotion. I wish to hear you point of views on these two posts:
+ Make Love Not War
+ Which Home Design and Cooking blogs are on Technorati Top 100 Blogs