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Stale Coffee + Melty Crayons

25 Jun

+ those teeny canning jars that jelly comes in and that are too small to reuse for anything useful =

COFFEE CANDLES! HOORAY! (btw- do I say ‘hooray’ too much, do you think?  hmmm…) Anyway.

I ground up my stale coffee, poured some in the bottom of a jar, & used it to stabilize the wick.

It's very scientific. I used about *that* much.

Then, because I am so crafty and full of awesome, I melted down some icky crayon bits I forgot to take out of my trunk during that heat spell we had a bit ago and poured them into the jar. I am so smart!

Some of the coffee grinds floated to the top. Groovy.

It's a green candle! (see what I did there?)

And… VOILA! A coffee scented candle! Hoor…uhm… I mean… Yeah, it was okay.

I had some stale coffee left, so I just put it into another one of the jars and hid it under the shoe rack by our front door.  It’s really nice to smell something other than feet when you get home. =)

How do you use up stale coffee?

24 May

Let’s say you had a glass of soda for dinner last night, after which you turned the 2-liter sideways so it would fit in your fridge.

(how am I only just NOW discovering green tea ginger ale???  YUM.)

Then, while getting things out for your lunch today, you noticed that your blueberries were looking a bit soggy.

imagine these, floating lazily in a sea of diet bubbley goodness...

Fast forward six towels, two pints of blueberries, and an empty 2-liter later, and you’ll decide the following:

1) You really, really (for real this time) REALLY ought to stop buying soda.

2) Your fridge is probably the cleanest it’s been, like, ever (green tea has cleansing properties, right?)

3) blueberries soaked in ginger ale is your new favorite lunch.