April is here which means Earth Day is not to far off. I think it is nice to take a little time out of the year to think about simple ways we can all help the planet. This week's features are all about using and reusing jars and bottles.
My most recent jar creation is these preserved lemons that I used to make some creamy Lemon Herb Salad Dressing.
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Welcome back to the Happiness is Homemade Link Party
Happy Easter to those that celebrate. And to those that don't, I wish you a stress-free Sunday.
I am so excited to be picking the features for you this month. I forgot how hard it is! So many amazing posts are shared with us every week. With Earth Day coming up in a few weeks I decided to go with a reduce, reduce, recycle theme today by focusing on some creative ways to use jars and bottles, including actually using them for canning food. 🙂
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On with this week's features!
How Not to Decoupage Plastic Bottles with Napkins from the Boondocks Blog had my nodding my head in sympathy. So many projects seem so simple in my head and then turn into a grand ordeal. They sure came out pretty though.
Oh yeah, the dreaded bag of rice (or popcorn) that always ends up spilling all over the counter. The Apple Street Cottage has a pretty and easy solution with this easy upcycling project.
These Map Mason Jar Banks from Pillar Box Blue are the perfect way to save up that loose change for travel. And I am definitely not going to toss my old rims that are getting a bit too rusty for food usage.
These Buffalo Check Plaid Jars from Fresh Vintage by Lisa just scream spring to me. Yes, I know you can use any color scheme for any season.
Hey crafting bloggers, did you know you mason jars were originally designed for long term storage of food? ha ha! Learn how to pressure can carrots from Powell River Books Blog.
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Thank you featuring my Map mason jars. happy Easter.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Today I brought some ideas for leftovers for your holiday Ham, a Chicken Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Wreath, and my newest dessert, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. Enjoy your week!
Happy April! I hope it's a great month for you!