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This was found at .  I would even use them for the holidays.  Whether it be leaf patterns or even, since Halloween is right around the corner, turn them into Jack o' lanterns or even skulls.  Good luck and have fun!

Tin Can Lanterns Tutorial
I love summer and I love that I finally have a backyard to have parties in! I made these tin can lanterns for a 4th of July party (not at my house) and they looked so lovely that I thought I would write a tutorial to share with you all.
So follow the tutorial below to get started making your own lanterns for your own outdoor summer party!

recycled tin cans
bailing wire
spray paint
tea light candle

Step 1: Remove labels and glue from the cans. I've found WD-40 to be very helpful with removing the glue.

Step 2: Fill cans with water and stick them in the freezer. Leave them in until the ice is solid. This helps the can hold its shape for the next steps.

Step 3: Take your frozen can ou…


The red or pink fleshy growth on the head and upper neck of the turkey is called 'caruncle'.

The bright red appendage on the neck of the turkey is called 'wattle'.
The black lock of hair found on the chest of the male turkey is called 'beard'.

Frozen, fully stuffed turkeys, ready to cook, were introduced in 1955.
Long before the Europeans came to America it were the Aztecs who used to domesticate turkeys to use them as food. They also used turkeys for religious sacrifices and their feathers for decoration.

The turkey was considered a sacrificial bird in Mexico.
Turkey is the state game bird of Alabama.

The Wild Turkey is the official state bird of Oklahoma.

The Wild Turkey was designated the state game bird of Massachusetts on December 23, 1991.
Turkey eggs are tan with brown specks.

Domesticated turkey hens that are artificially inseminated, lay around 80 to 100 eggs during a 25 week laying cycle and each egg takes 28 days to hatch.
The typical 15-pound turkey is seventy…


This recipe comes from .   Give it a try and see how it tastes.  Good luck.

This is my favorite drink from Starbucks – but I am not a fan of the price tag. Below is a recipe that I developed that is spot- on. My husband whom works for Starbucks says it taste just like Starbucks.

What You Need Drink: Bottle of Treetop Apple Juice Topping: Whipped Cream Caramel Topping Cinnamon Dolce flavor – you can either buy it for $7 at Starbucks or make your own for pennies 1/2 Cup of Water 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar About 1/2 to 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon What To Do Make the Cinnamon Syrup. In a pot add all the ingredients ( sugar, water; cinnamon). Stir Let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes – it should reduce in half. While that is cooking in a large stockpot add apple juice – Each serving is 12 oz so heat up as much as you need. Once the apple juice is heated and the syrup is done – add 3 Tablespoons of Syrup to 12 oz of Juice. Stir – should look like Add whipped cream and caramel …