In honor of Father’s Day I chose a muted, more masculine color palette than what I normally share. This color scheme reminds me of a log cabin or a rustic mountain home. What imagery does this color palette bring to mind for you? How would you use it?
If you’re still wondering what to give your dad for Father’s Day, this simple snack mix is the perfect DIY gift. My dad a bit of a foodie and loves snacking so I wanted to make a sweet and spicy snack mix for him. I’m pretty sure this is my favorite snack mix recipe ever. I can’t stop eating it! I suggest you make this and give one jar to your day and keep the rest for yourself! You can adjust the ingredients according to his taste (or yours) and include his favorite type of nuts and even add some cayenne pepper for a bit of a kick.
Download the printable gift tags and jar labels and print them out card stock. I used kraft paper stock to give the labels a more vintage look.
Sweet and Spicy Snack Mix Recipe
adapted from Cooking Light
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup unsalted almonds
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups tiny pretzels
2 cup crispy rice cereal squares
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
2. In a small bowl, combine half of the thyme, the slat, cinnamon, red pepper. Meanwhile, spread the almonds and pecans on a baking sheet and toast for about 10 minutes. Make sure to use a timer and watch them because nuts burn easily! Once toasted, combine the nuts and butter in a large bowl. Mix them until the butter melts completely. Then stir in the pretzels, rice squares, and syrup.
3. Add the sugar mixture to the nut mixture. Spread the nut mixture back on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, stirring the mix one time half way through baking. Take it out of the oven then add the remaining thyme. Cool completely and divide amongst mason jars or tin cans,
4. Download the printable Father’s Day labels, print them on card stock, and use double sided tape to adhere them to the jars. Use a hole punch to punch a hole on the top of the tags and use leather or twine to attach the tags to the neck of the jar. Now they are ready to gift!
Can you believe that summer officially starts in two weeks? To help welcome in the warmest season, here’s a simple stylish DIY project I made! Head on over to The Neighborhood for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own metal lanterns.
Father’s Day is right around the corner (a week from Sunday) and I’m always looking for unique gifts to give my dad. Here are a few of my favorite finds, including my dad’s favorite jerky that I discovered on Fab last year and the gas-started charcoal grill that Kevin and I own. It’s quicker to start than a traditional charcoal Weber, but still cooks food with that delicious smoky taste.
What are you planning on giving your dad, husband, uncle, or brother this dad’s day?
1. Bertucci men’s titanium field watch / 2. Harry’s Winston shaving set / 3. Big Mowth Prints Badass Dad print / 4. Zircon center-finding stud finder / 5. Last Century custom vintage trophy / 6. Weber Performer charcoal grill / 7. Field Trip all natural beef jerky
A couple months ago I shared a photo on Instagram of a lovely blue Ball mason jar covered in glitter. I said that it was a secret project and now I can finally share what that secret was all about! I was commissioned by Redbook Magazine (I know, pinch me!) to create a simple DIY project in honor of Ball’s 100th anniversary. I’m proud to say that they used my photo, too!
So when you’re in the grocery store this week pick up a copy of the June issue and flip over to page 176 to see my glittery mason jar votive. You can pick up a case of 6 of these lovely blue anniversary jars, grab some Mod Podge and fine glitter and you’ll have shimmering votives that are perfect for your next get together.
You can also read a excerpt of the entire home inspirations spread on the Redbook site!