Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mini-albums 101 and summer project #3


If you are looking for some mini-album inspiration, or would like to learn more about making them, stop by write.click.scrapbook. and check out this week's fabulous hostess, Sara Winnick. Her minis are simple, adorable, and inspiring. She's sharing her mini album secrets, and hosting a challenge + giveaway. You won't want to miss it! Below are a few of her adorable creations.


And, on a totally unrelated note, here is a third summer project I made back in June with some ladies at my church. Behold the "Wonder Box"!! It's like a big bean bag made from an old sheet with a nest-like bottom (where your pot goes) and a top cover. In fact it's full of bean bag styrofoam beads which are perfect little insulators.
Here's the idea: You want to make some beef stew but it's either a really hot day and you don't want to heat up your kitchen while it simmers, OR you'd like to lower your energy bill, OR you're the survivor of a natural disaster and you have a limited supply of propane for your camping stove. So...you add all of your stew ingredients to your pot, bring it to a boil, immediately turn off the stove and set your hot pot inside your Wonder Box for 1 to 1 1/2 hours and voila! Your stew is ready! Very cool! So far I've cooked chicken noodle soup and beans in it and it worked like a charm. I'm still getting used to how long to leave various recipes in so they don't overcook and get soggy, but I love it! **Note: to cook meat, it must be immersed in liquid! (Click here if you're interested in a little more info.)

2 comments:

mean mom productions said...

neat projects. I like mini albums too! They are definitely fun to make.

melanie said...

Well, that is one of the most clever things I've seen in a while... I'll have to try it one day! :)