She only gave us the ingredients not the specific amounts of each item, so it's a bit of a guessing game or tasting game with this recipe! Experiment with it, it is a delicious treat for a hot summer evening.
In a plastic tub (with a lid) combine:
Sugar to taste
Stir the ingredients together then secure the lid on the tub and put it in the freezer. Leave it in the freezer for at least a full day. Pull the tub out of the freezer 1/2 hour before you want to serve it, stir it up and it will be the perfect slushy consistency.
If you don't use it all, put the lid back on and stick it back in the freezer for the next time.
A client once told us she wanted copper tile as a backsplash in her kitchen but her budget wouldn't allow it so she used pennies instead. Here is a photo that uses the same technique on a floor. We love the subtle shimmer the timeworn pennies give off against the black grout.
Here is another creative use for old windows, make a bar or an island out of them. It is super simple just some hinges, dowels and a sheet of glass. It looks funky and fun!
One more thing, it's the same concept as the pennies, these are bottle caps. At first we thought they were buttons (buttons could probably be used in the same way). Kind of reminds us of the glass tiles that are so popular now. We could see using this in the man cave, guys would love it!
Had to get up a little earlier than usual this morning to talk with them, but it was worth it. They are a whole lotta fun!
Ella was a vendor at our June Funky Junk Sisters Show. In this video she gives us a few tips on how to transform flea market and thrift store finds. You can find Ella's booth "The Back Porch" at The Exhibitors Mall in Puyallup, WA.
Thanks to Ella for all of the great info!
I loved their mission statement and it is painted on the wall for everyone to see.
This weekend they expanded to the outdoors, they offered music, espresso, smoothies and a whole lot of fun.
Lisa, a fellow blogger, bakes the best cupcakes, they are to die for.
Isn't this so vintage?
This purse is fun. You can purchase it from Two Laughing Hens.
Michelle's sister, Izabellah is talented too. She made this and she shared a secret with me about being published in Somerset magazine.
Mix together into a thick paste 1 medium cucumber, peeled and finely grated and 1 cup of organic buttermilk. Stir in 1/2 cup of sea salt, which will act as an exfoliant. Relax in a steamy bath for 5 minutes, allowing the heat to open your pores. Apply the cucumber scrub, avoiding cuts, scratches, or freshly shaved skin. Rinse thoroughly.
We're off to try this out!!
I live in a little house, and sometimes it seems too small. One day I complained about it to Dixie, soon after that, my thoughtful sister surprised me with the design below. I applied it above the two windows in my dining area. Whenever I feel like I need a bigger house I look at this....
This chandelier is one of our favorites.
The technique was also applied to the top of the tiles around the back splash.
Funky Junk Sister #2
Our good friend Marty helped us out by providing vintage pieces to use as serving utensils. We just fell in love with the cart that was used to chill the drinks.
Marty used an enamel ware mug as a scoop for the snack mix, so cute!
It is so much fun to pull out vintage things and find new purposes for them... look around, you never know what you might find to use at your next party!
Friday we will catch the ferry in Kingston to head over to Seattle for a day at Pike Place Market. Saturday we will watch the cutest small town America parade in Kingston and we will attend the fair in the park. Then we'll head back to the house to cook up a fresh seafood bounty, make up a few patriotic cocktails and spark a toast to our fabulous FREEDOM in the most wonderful place on earth, the good ole US of A! Below are some pics of our holiday preparations....