Welcome back for Take 5 Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a great start. Today I am showing you a small collection of some of my favorite art tricks. It doesn’t take a ton of time or money to create meaningful artwork in your home. First up is a cheap and easy way to mat your pictures. Add a Splash With Fun Matting This idea can either be used to add some interested an personality to a space . . . or to solve the issue of your photo being smaller than your opening in your frame. In this example, I wanted to add pattern to the beach print of our daughter to coordinate with the rest of my laundry room. I simply placed a piece of black and white damask scrapbook paper behind the photo. You could also use fabric for this. Raspberries n’ Cream Yogurt Pops Jo-Anna from Canada has the sweetest blog called A Pretty Life in the Suburbs I just stumbled upon these yogurt pops and knew my readers would love them as well. My children will go nuts for these. . . and they are perfect for summer. I am always trying to figure out how to hand them a decent snack during these long summer days. I have to have these based on these photos alone! Seriously talented. So delicious. Here are the details: Raspberries n’ Cream Yogurt Pops
(recipe makes about 10 good sized pops) 2 – 650g tubs of full fat yogurt (the higher the fat content, the less ‘icy’ the pop will be)
2 – 12oz shells of fresh raspberries
- In a blender, puree your raspberries.
- Lay out your cups, and put about 1 inch of yogurt in the bottom.
- Then a layer of raspberry puree.
- Then the remainder of yogurt on top.
- Insert popsicle sticks. The yogurt is thick enough that the sticks will stand up fine.
- Put in the freezer until they are frozen solid.
- These pops turned out great! But if you want them even creamier, you could add 1 – 1 1/2 cups of whipped whipping cream. Just whip up fresh whipping cream, with a little bit of sugar, then fold it into the yogurt. Then layer as above.
- Before eating, these pops were best after they had sat for about 5 minutes after they had been frozen. This just seemed to soften them up a bit before eating.
- You could use any number of fruit and yogurt combinations: peach, strawberry…
Try them! They look so pretty, your kids and guests will be so impressed! So are you planning to make those soon like I am? If you would like to submit a post to be featured on Take 5 Tuesday please email me your link at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include “Take 5” in the subject line! I would love to feature your quick and easy idea for decorating, organizing, cooking or entertaining. If you have missed any of the past Take 5 ideas you can see them by clicking on this button. And if you haven’t entered to win the fantastic Black & Decker Steam-Mop you can check it out here: