Showing posts from May, 2022

What to Pack for a Trip to Beaches: Turks and Caicos--and What NOT to Pack!

What to Pack for a Trip to Beaches: Turks and Caicos--and What NOT to Pack! I went to Turks and Caicos October 2019 (before Covid, travel restrictions and all that jazz) for the Social Media on the Sand Blogger Conference. It was amazing and has had me dreaming about white beaches and turquoise waters ever since.  I've been dreaming about it all week. I wish I was there right now, smelling the salty warm air, hearing the splash of waves and seeing the turquoise waters and white beaches. Was it really a dream? I have the photographs to prove I was there, so it must be true. See more about the Social Media Conference at this post.  It was the last year they held the conference due to Covid/restrictions, etc, so I am beyond grateful I went. Now that I've been to the island of Providenciales, I know how to travel there better next time, and I'm going to tell you all about it in this post! What you MUST take with you to Beaches: Turks and Caicos...and what you M

How to Make Glitter Resin Keychains!

How to Make Glitter Resin Keychains! Make gorgeous glitter resin keychains with power words as the perfect handmade gift. These glitter keychains are a great resin craft for beginners.  Learn to make glitter resin keychains with power words using EasyCast Resin, letter beads, tassels and keychain hardware. I love power words and handmade gifts! These make a great combination. This fun resin craft works as a gift topper too. Maybe add the beads 2022 to commemorate this year! SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR GLITTER KEYCHAINS: EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy Letter Beads for your power word Chunky Glitter Mixing Cups, Stirring Sticks, Disposable Gloves Resin Mold E6000 Glue Keychain Hardware ( Keyring with chain, jump ring and pendant bail ) Suede Tassels Jewelry Pliers STEP 1: CASTING THE RESIN Begin by reading the directions for the resin carefully. Resin crafting is fun and straight forward, but it must be mixed properly.  Mix a 1/2 ounce of resin with a 1/2 ounce of hardener and stir for 2 full mi

Brown Sugar Butterscotch Squares Copycat Recipe

Brown Sugar Caramel Chocolate Squares Recipe These sweet chocolates are perfection in a bite! They are a caramelized brown sugar that has a nearly butterscotch flavor. They are the perfect combination of caramel and chocolate and will not last long! They are perfect for a party, a holiday gift or just because.  Dipping chocolates reminds me of my childhood and has all that old-time nostalgia, so I'm adding this recipe to my vintage Downton Abbey inspired week...perfect for making and eating while binge watching seasons of DA. If you've been to See's Candy, these are a very similar copycat recipe to the Butterscotch squares.  They are smooth and creamy on the inside. They have the yummiest brown sugar/butterscotch flavor. Trust me, these are worth making and then adding to your recipe trove!  Ingredients: 2/3 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream 2 Cups Brown Sugar 1 Cup Powdered Sugar 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 6 Tablespoons Butter Milk Chocolate for dipp