Canning Tomatoes for the First Time – DIY Fun!

Canning Tomatoes for the First Time – DIY Fun!

I honestly didn't want to garden. I told my family I would watch with a lemonade in my hand while sitting in a lawn chair as they worked the garden. But I actually enjoyed the planting and working with the flowers and vegis. It was a bit disappointing when the surprise frost took the lives of half of our tomatoes, but you know what they say, as long as you learn from your mistakes... Now my kitchen table is full of tomatoes in various stages, waiting for them to ripen so we can can them. So I will be canning only a few at at time over the next couple of weeks. I'll keep you posted. Of course I will have to show you a picture of all my filled mason jars when I'm done. We had a dozen or so tomatoes that were ready, so my mom showed me how to "water bath" can them. My friend, Lisa, gave me a bunch of mason jars Continue reading

Printable Labels for Your Foodie Fall Gifts from Lia Griffith

Printable Labels for Your Foodie Fall Gifts from Lia Griffith

I came across these beautiful foodie labels this morning and just had to share. Lia Griffith from Handcraft Your Life designed them and is giving them away FREE! Hop on over there and take a look. She has other interesting items you might like as well. I can see these on all sorts of projects for Christmas...combined with either spray adhesive on the back to fix it to the gift jar or basket or Mod Podged! Oh how I love Mod Podge! Or, you could print them right onto a sticker sheet and then cut them to the size you need. Here are some close-ups of her beautiful gift jars and baskets. They inspire me! So cute! Have you ever given food gifts for Christmas? I just canned some grape jam today and it turned out great. I'm thinkin' that might just be the Continue reading