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Crafting DIY - Cricut

DIY Tumbler with Expressions Vinyl and your Cricut Explore

August 25, 2017

This DIY Tumbler with Expressions Vinyl was insanely easy. See how to make this DIY tumbler here using your Cricut Explore.DIY Tumbler using Expressions Vinyl and a Troop Beverly Hills quoteThis post does contain affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

Who grew up watching Troop Beverly Hills? It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, seriously! When I saw this tumbler from ban.do, I just had to get it and use Expressions Vinyl to customize it.DIY Tumbler using Expressions Vinyl and a Troop Beverly Hills quote

Supplies

Start by uploading the cut file into Design Space. You can find an easy tutorial here. It’s relatively easy and it’ll be saved to your Design Space files forever!DIY Tumbler using Expressions Vinyl and a Troop Beverly Hills quoteWhen cutting the luster finish of Expressions Vinyl, it can be a little thick. Use the iron-on + setting on your Smart Dial and cut once. While your vinyl is still adhered to the mat, weed your image. The thinner the letters, the harder the removal is but if you go slowly, it can be done. Lay your transfer tape over your weeded image and press firmly with your scraper tool.DIY Tumbler using Expressions Vinyl and a Troop Beverly Hills quoteOnce the image is transferred, lay it on to your tumbler and voila, you’re finished. You can pretend your Shelley Long doing the Freddy on your front lawn. 😉DIY Tumbler using Expressions Vinyl and a Troop Beverly Hills quote

Desserts - Recipes

Make your very own Homemade Creamsicles!

April 3, 2017

Homemade creamsicles are a staple in our house. Use some tart tangerine juice to get that perfect creamsicle flavor.Make your very own creamsicles with this easy recipe This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

My very favorite popsicle growing up was a creamsicle. With the tart orange flavor paired with the smooth vanilla custard, it was heaven for me while I sat on my porch in Beaverton, Oregon. But now I can make my very own homemade creamsicles! It was so easy and they’re delicious.Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!

You’ll need:

  • half & half
  • heavy cream
  • tangerine juice (I bought mine at Trader Joe’s but you can use Natalie’s) *they make TJ’s juice, FYI)
  • popsicle mold

Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!

Homemade Creamsicles
Prep Time
10 mins
Resting Time
5 hrs 40 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 

Bring back childhood summer memories with this updated classic, homemade Creamsicles. Your life will never be the same.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popsicles
Servings: 6 popsicles
Ingredients
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup tangerine juice
  • 2 teas granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a spouted bowl. Pour into popsicle molds and add the sticks.

  2. Freeze for at least 4 hours until set. Run the mold until warm water to help release the creamsicle. Enjoy.

Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients!Nothing makes me enjoy summer more than telling my kids to grab a popsicle and go outside to enjoy the sun. I know what is exactly in these homemade creamsicles and I feel good about giving them to my kids.

I don’t go super crazy because of the high cream content but these are something that they can enjoy because it’s something that they put the effort in to and now they’re enjoying the fruits.Make your very own homemade creamsicles. So delicious and only 4 ingredients! Tell me, what is the food item that takes your back to your childhood? These homemade creamsicles are right up my alley and take me back to Portland every time. Enjoy!

Drinks - Recipes

Homemade Orange Cream Soda

December 4, 2015

What better way to enjoy any gathering than turning a childhood favorite into a grown-up drink? Learn how to make this homemade orange cream soda and serve it at your next get-together.

Orange Cream Soda

The rage all over Utah are these soda bars that can customize any soda. They’ve got all the syrups, creams and citrus you can imagine. Inspired by this idea I knew immediately that I wanted to use Squirt for my own creation. I also wanted to use orange flavoring because I love pairing citrus flavors together. Learn how to make your very own Orange Cream Soda right at home.

How do I make Orange Cream Soda at home?

To start, head over to the grocery store grab some Squirt, heavy cream, and some orange syrup. I like to use Torani or other similar companies that make drink syrups. Don’t buy orange extract or anything like that. You’ll be grossed out immediately. 😉

Now, you’ll want to add some ice to your cups about half full and add a tablespoon of orange syrup. I used 12oz. cups so adjust your recipe if you have larger or smaller vessels.

Orange flavor syrup drinkNext, you’ll pour enough Squirt to equate to 1″ below the glass rim.Squirt flavored soda Now add 2 tablespoons of your cream and stir. This amount of cream definitely gives you a creamier taste, go ahead and use half and half for it to be a little better on your waistline.homemade orange cream soda That’s it! It’s so easy to create your own homemade Orange Cream Soda. Use this recipe and try different syrups added to your sodas. Also, I’m not opposed to you making this more adult-friendly either. Some recipes are meant to be played with and adjusted to your own taste.

Homemade Orange Cream Soda Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Create the perfect nostalgic drink using Squirt Soda, Orange Flavoring, and Heavy Cream.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade soda drinks, orange cream soda, orange soda
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp Orange Syrup
  • 10 oz Squirt Soda
  • 2 Tbsp Heavy Cream
Instructions
  1. Fill your cup half full with ice.

  2. Add your orange syrup to the glass.

  3. Pour your Squirt over the ice and stir to combine to syrup and soda

  4. Add your heavy cream in last and enjoy.

Drinks - Recipes

The Razzle Dazzle – Raspberry Italian Soda Recipe

March 23, 2015

I love me some good soda and I love Italian Soda’s even more.
Create this Raspberry Italian Soda today!

Make a fun Italian Soda recipe using raspberry syrup, Canada Dry Ginger Ale® and cream. Recipe only on frenchiewraps.com #KeepSpringBubbly #ad

I am a huge fan of Italian sodas. I don’t usually do whipping cream whipped on top, I just pour half and half. However, if you’re waiting to have a beautiful piece of art work to treat someone, WHIP THE CREAM! It’s my go-to drink at the coffee shop but at $3 a pop, I’d rather save me some cash and make them at home. Here is a great recipe using Canada Dry Ginger Ale®. These are the small things in life that make me happy, saving cash here and there…it’s a thrill!

Make a fun Italian Soda recipe using raspberry syrup, Canada Dry Ginger Ale® and cream. Recipe only on frenchiewraps.com #KeepSpringBubbly #ad

What are some of your favorite flavors of Italian Soda?

The Razzle Dazzle- Raspberry Italian Soda Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Use Canada Dry Ginger Ale instead of sparkling water as a twist to this classic recipe.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: italian soda, raspberry italian soda, raspberry soda
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  • Raspberry Flavored Syrup
  • Whipping Cream
  • Ice
Instructions
  1. Take a 12 oz. cup and fill it with some ice. Use 1 Tbsp of raspberry flavor syrup and 1 1/4 cup Original Canada Dry Ginger Ale® and mix. Either pour the cream directly into the cup or whip the cream and add it to the top.

Make a fun Italian Soda recipe using raspberry syrup, Canada Dry Ginger Ale® and cream. Recipe only on frenchiewraps.com #KeepSpringBubbly #ad

Christmas - Contributor Posts - Desserts - Halloween - Holidays - Recipes

Cookie Butter Shakes, Casseroles and a Halloween Table?

October 24, 2014

I don’t know if I told you guys but I get to be a contributor on TWO sites! Mommy on Demand and Fleece Fun. I’m really excited to be a part of their sites and I can’t tell you what goodness I’m going to be bringing! Today I’m on Mommy on Demand so go and check out my fab Halloween Table here and show Brittany some love. But I’m also on Fleece Fun today too, scroll down to see that!

Halloween TableSo since I’m pretty new to this blog thang, I’m learning the etiquette as I go. Go figure. Angel has been fab-u-lous! I’m a food contributor on her site and it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve been able to really push myself and think of combinations that I never thought of beforehand. I’ve got some awesome cookies planned for next month that sound delicious in my head so I’m crossing my legs they work 😉 Today I’m there with this Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole that is a staple in our home. It’s pretty much a classic Mormon recipe but I make mine a bit different that makes it super creamy, see it here.

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole by Frenchie for FleeceFun.comLast month was a favorite recipe of mine, it’s a Cookie Butter Hazelnut Shake and it is as delicious as it sounds. O.M.G. You have to try it and even though it’s a shake, it’s really perfect for this Fall season! Check that out here and leave Angel some love cause she’s got some great patterns!

A Cookie Butter Hazelnut Shake by Frenchie for FleeceFun.com

 

Drinks - Recipes

Creamy Coco-Cola

May 20, 2014

Make your very own dirty Diet Coke at home using cream. It makes it that much better. The best dirty Diet Coke you'll every try. #DirtyDietCoke #flavoredsodaThis post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.

If there is something that I indulge in, it’s my drinks. I’m a sucker for speciality drinks. Lime Rickeys, Dirty Diet Coke, Shirley Temples, and now a new one, Creamy Coco-Colas. You can make these using standard or Diet Coke or Pepsi, whichever floats your boat. It is delish-ish-ous!

So there are only three things you’ll need to get this treat in your hand, four if you count the glass, but those are overrated! Grab your fav dark soda, coconut syrup, and some heavy cream. If you’re watching your waistline you can go for the half & half, but I just go for it. I’m already to the breaking point here, so I’m going all in.

Supplies –

  • Soda
  • Coconut Syrup
  • Cream
    coconut Diet Coke First, add your ice. Pebble ice is always preferred in drinks but really, it’s just a personal preference on how much you want in the first place. The ice will melt, meaning your drink will eventually separate if you don’t drink it fast enough. Pebble ice is nice because it won’t be a huge amount of water into your soda. I also really like styrofoam cups but they aren’t very pretty.Coconut Diet Coke Next, for a 16 oz. cup like this one, you’ll want to do about 1-1 1/2 pumps of your coconut syrup then add your soda and stir. Add your cream at the very end. I added about 2 teaspoons and it was plenty. The more cream you add, it’ll be on the border of a root beer float. That is also another variation of this drink you can do but without the syrup! In the pictures, I did not stir it because it gives a prettier effect. When you stir it, it will turn a light brown and be one of the best drinks EVER! I tend to think that a lot on my recipes! I hope you give this recipe a try, let me know if you did. I’d love to hear your feedback!

coconut diet coke

Dirty Diet Coke with Cream
Prep Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 mins
 

Make this Dirty Diet Coke using any cola you want, diet or not, and then add cream for the best coco-cola you've ever had.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: diet coke, dirty diet coke, flavored soda
Servings: 1 glass
Author: Lindsay
Ingredients
  • 1-2 pumps coconut syrup
  • 2 tsp cream
  • 1 16 oz cola
Instructions
  1. Place ice into your cup and then add the soda.

  2. Pump your coconut syrup and stir.

  3. Pour your cream into your cola and serve. 

Recipe Notes

Pour the cream only when you're ready to serve. The syrup and the cola can mingle but the cream will separate if you allow it to sit too long.