Homemade Vanilla Extract

Pure Flavor
Pure Flavor

This is a great gift to give out for the Holidays to all your little baker friends and you still have time if you start now. It’s the ultimate Vanilla Extract and how cute it would be tucked into a basket with a treat made from this, all decorated up with your touches on it. I bought the bottles a while back online.Not sure where but they where pretty here for a good place to start shopping. I bought medium grade Vodka (Absolute) and some Vanilla Beans that I had sealed in the cupboard saving up for something? Now I know.Cut a Vanilla Bean in half then in fourths, placed two of the four cut sticks into the bottle and filled up with Vodka,store in a cool dark cabinet for a month and your ready. Take out once a week and give a good shake to blend flavors.

After I made all my bottles I found a label on-line to use, once again its been so long I’m not sure where?, so either make your own or start searching “labels for Vanilla Extract”.

Then later I found another blog with a fun twist on the bottling.

Almost wish I had seen this site first, but it might not appeal to everyone with issues on the Booze Bottle? 🙂

Enjoy and have fun putting your own twist and creations into this fun idea.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Click on this link below to take you to great instructions:

Happy Bottling.

Decorating, Holidays

Creating Your Holiday Vignette

Holiday Vignette
Holiday Vignette

This is my “Vignette” also known as a grouping or table scape. It’s a collection of some of your favorite pieces grouped together on a shelf, coffee table, counter etc. Fun to create by picking a theme, rummaging thru your house to find items that will play well together and pulling it all together.

So I recently learned the correct term for this is a “Vignette” as the designers call it. Ok whatever. I do know this, that there is a correct way to do one or “ITS JUST NOT RIGHT” We have all made one of those.

Here is what I pulled together for my Vignette. I am proud of it and it makes me smile when I pass by. There is stuff in there from Target to O’Flanary’s Emporium and Hobby Lobby and who knows where else. I only put the poster board behind it so the picture would stand out. Excuse yourself Mr. Poster Board!

Maybe you can share with us whats in your Vignette 🙂

Below is an informative site that explains all about Vignette’s and how to’s.

“Happy Vignetteing” (just made up that word)