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Fastest way to peel a peach, How to peel a peach,#EatingHealthy, #Hacks, #Fruit, #PeachesEnd of summer is almost here, the nights are getting cooler. The fruit in our local orchards is ready for harvest and we are eating peaches by the dozen each day.  Yes I said by the dozen… with a family of 7 we eat a lot of peaches.  The kids love to eat them sliced with just a sprinkle of sugar and covered in milk.  I like to eat mine with vanilla yogurt and granola.  I am the “official peach peeler”, if I am just peeling one peach I do it with a knife.  BUT if I have 7-10 peaches to peel all at once I have an awesome trick that allows me to peel them in less than 10 seconds!!!

Fastest way to peel a peach, How to peel a peach,#EatingHealthy, #Hacks, #Fruit, #PeachesDid you know that if you blanch your peaches the skins will literally SLIDE right off.  All you need to do is bring a pot of what to boil.  In this post I used my new favorite pot from BrylaneHome, it is cast iron so it heats up fast and stays hot for a good even cooking.  Plus it is red and pretty… :).

Fastest way to peel a peach, How to peel a peach,#EatingHealthy, #Hacks, #Fruit, #PeachesBring your water to a boil, gently drop the peaches in.  If they are still a bit green (not quite ripe) you will need to boil them a bit longer.  But a peach that is ripe and ready to eat only needs to be in the boiling water about 45 seconds to a minute.  Quickly take the peach out of the pot and put it in ice water. It will cool very quicly since it has not been in the hot water long enough to cook, it just loosens the skin.

Fastest way to peel a peach, How to peel a peach,#EatingHealthy, #Hacks, #Fruit, #PeachesMake a slit in the skip with you knife,  use your thumbs to push the skins back.  When done correctly the skins will slide right off the peach, in one piece.  Takes less than 10 seconds to peel the whole peach. Fastest way to peel a peach, How to peel a peach,#EatingHealthy, #Hacks, #Fruit, #Peaches You can now slice the peach up and eat it, bake with it, or even do some home canning.

Hope you found this tip helpful!

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Great ideas shared this week, from Fall decor to kids games. Please “Pin” those you want to find later.

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Roll the Marble Game, quick and easy game perfect for family reunion or parties #FamilyReunions, #Games, #Parties, #partyRoll the Marbles Game

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Roll the Marble Game, quick and easy game perfect for family reunion or parties #FamilyReunions, #Games, #Parties, #partyWhen our family gets together for a weekend, or for a family reunion we like to play games.  We have little kids and adults, so we try and play games that all age groups can play and enjoy.  A few weeks ago we spent a week in a cabin in McCall Idaho.  After roasting marshmallows on the fire we came in and played ROLL THE MARBLES. It is a simple but very fun game.Roll the Marble Game, quick and easy game perfect for family reunion or parties #FamilyReunions, #Games, #Parties, #partyTo play this game all you need is:

Marbles (in a bowl)

Double sided stick tape

A hard flat surface, (sidewalk, hardwood floor, counter top)

Put your marbles in a bowl to keep them all together.  You need to make a “lane” to roll your marbles down. At the end of the lane put down a long strip of double sided stick tape.  The goal of the game is the roll your marbles down to the end of the lane and see how many of them you can get to stick on the tape.  If you roll to fast they will not stick, if you roll to slow they will not make it to the tape.  You can only roll one marble at a time, but can roll them one after another as fast as you can. You only have ONE MINUTE to roll the marbles. Take turns rolling the marbles. The person who gets the most marbles stuck on the tape is the winner.

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Fall Crafts and Decor Ideas, Soup Can Upcycle, Low cost Fall decorations #Fall, #Crafts, Things to make out of a soup canFALL CRAFT ~ Frugal Fall Utensil Holder

Add a little fall flare to your cooking space when you give this frugal fall utensil holder a try. Using just a few basic crafting supplies, you can create the perfect space for your spoons and other kitchen utensils to rest. Or use it as a gift filled with goodies. It is so simple, so take a look below at how to get started!

Here is what you will need:

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Directions:
1. Begin by applying a coat or two of white craft paint to the jar or can. Apply as many coats as you wish for the coverage you desire. Remember, the holder will be mostly covered with the leaves, so you don’t need the paint to be perfect.
2. Snip the leaves free from any branches or stems they are on. You will only need the leaf itself for this craft. Apply some glue generously to the back of the leaf, and press it to the can or jar. Hold it in place until it is secure.
3. Continue layering on leaves until the jar is coated all the way around. As you can see we left a little space at the top of the jar.
4. Finish the utensil holder by wrapping a length of twine or ribbon around the jar and tie it into a bow.

Once your glue is dry, your frugal fall utensil holder is ready to be used. Simple slide in any spoons, utensils, even office supplies if you wish. It is the perfect tool for staying organized while being festive at the same time.

Gather your supplies and give this frugal fall utensil holder a try!

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Thrifty Lego Party Decor, Make a Lego Head!

We love Legos!  So much so that for my son’s 9th birthday party he wanted a Lego Movie theme.  I couldn’t have been happier because Legos are so fun, and easy!

You will need:

  • A large snack container
  • Yellow spray paint
  • something to take the label off with
  • Sharpie or black vinyl for the face

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Our lovely container had this super sticky label on it that was impossible to get off!  I started off by placing it in hot water for a few minutes and let the water get it softened.  I then used a scrub brush and brushed off the rest of the label.

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Once I had the label off, I used cotton balls and a little bit of nail polish remover to get the rest of the sticky residue off of the container.  It wasn’t perfect, and was still discolored, but since I was spray painting it, that was ok.  Just make sure to get the sticky off.

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Next, give it a couple of thin coats of spray paint and let it dry.  I left the lid on because I planned on it just being a centerpiece, if you are planning on using it with the lid off, you will want to take the lid off to make sure you get coverage on the whole thing.  And then spray the lid separately.

One you are done and it is dry, cut out the face from black vinyl or simply draw it on using a sharpie.  That is it!  Another perfect, thrifty Lego craft for the Lego lover in your life.

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Fall Decor ideas, Easy fall Decorations, Personalized Pumpkins, #Fall, #Pumpkins, #Hacks,#CraftsEasy Personalized Pumpkin

Perfect for your front porch, kitchen table or fall party. Personalizing a pumpkin is the perfect way to add some character to your fall décor. You can buy personalized pumpkins, but who wants to spend that kind of money? Instead, take a look at how we made our own personalized pumpkin, using materials from our local dollar store. It is so easy!Fall Decor ideas, Easy fall Decorations, Personalized Pumpkins, #Fall, #Pumpkins, #Hacks,#Crafts

Here is what you will need:

We found these materials at our local Dollar Tree store. Our Dollar Tree carries a variety of peel and stick letters in various colors and sizes. Buy what appeals to you. You can also find them online.

Fall Decor ideas, Easy fall Decorations, Personalized Pumpkins, #Fall, #Pumpkins, #Hacks,#CraftsDirections:

1. Take a ruler and make small dots to measure out where you want your letters to go. Using the ruler will help you keep the letters straight as well as properly spaced.

2. Apply a thin layer of craft glue to the pumpkin. Make the layer thin so when it dries it can’t be seen.

3. Working quickly, start peeling and sticking the letters. The glue will help them adhere to the pumpkin well.

Once your letters are in place, your easy personalized pumpkin is ready to be displayed. Make one for yourself, or make one as a gift and really get into the Halloween mood for less!

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