Thursday, 13 September 2012

Key Hanger

After losing my car key for 45 minutes one day, I decided it was finally time to make this key hanger that I've been meaning to make for almost a year!

Picture Frame
Measuring Tape

When choosing a frame, make sure it's durable enough to drill into. For the picture I'm using an awesome caricature of my house that my cousin gave to us for our wedding.

Remover backing and glass. Measure frame, making marks where you want to drill and insert the hooks.

Drill holes using a drill bit slightly smaller than the threaded end of your hooks.
 Twist in hooks.

Replace glass, insert picture and hang. It's just that easy! I hung mine with a few command adhesive strips.

*Bonus Tip*
My car key no longer has a hook to hang it so this is what I did:

Using an old travel size soap bottle,  trace a line where you want to cut the bottle. I found kitchen scissors work well.

 Cut out the shape (low in the front, high in the back). Punch a hole in the top.


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Peanut Butter and "Jam" Date Balls

Super simple but these little balls pack a lot of flavor! This is a small recipe so feel free to double or triple it.

Add all ingredients to a food processor.

Process about 2 minutes or until able to form into balls.


PB and J Balls
1/2 cup Dates
1/4 cup Puffed Wheat
1/4 cup Peanuts
1/4 cup Dried Cranberries

Makes: 10
Nutritional Information: Calories: 43 Fat: 1.4g  Carbs: 7.2g  Fiber: 0.7g  Sugar: 5.5g  Protein: 1g

*Alternate Recipe*
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls
1/2 cup Dates
1/4 cup Puffed Wheat
2 tbs Chocolate Chips
1/4 cup Peanuts
1 tbs Cocoa Powder