Makers Kit

Makers Kit Dino TerrariumIn the digital technology age that we live in, it’s sometimes nice to take a break from the stress of day to day life and make something special with our hands. Makers Kit is a company that really seems to understand the connection between people and making things themselves. I mean think about it, the gifts that you have gotten over the years have all been great, but the ones that really stick out in you mind are the ones that someone took the time to make for you. Simply put, making something with your hands is an art and craft that still has a place in todays’ society!

You not only get a neat kit filled with everything you need to make whatever it is you’re making, but you get two very helpful guides that show you exactly what to do, step-by-step, in video lessons. You might just be surprised how easy these kits make it to create a one of a kind item. Take the Dino Terrarium for example, it’s very straight forward and the finished product is special because you took the time to make it. The world is full of makers, people who love to create, and Makers Kit is giving everyone the opportunity to take time and make something worth having!

You don’t need a lot of space to enjoy one of these kits, in fact you can easily use them in your dorm room, apartment, or anywhere that you have a few feet to move around in. I’m not joking when I say that absolutely anyone can enjoy this product. It doesn’t matter which kit you choose, they offer such a variety that you’re sure to find something that fits your interest. Make your own soap, blend your own tea, or build a terrarium, either way you will find enjoyment in slowing down and making something. For more information or to order a Makers Kit, visit www.MakersKit.com.

Urban Cheesecraft

Urban Cheesecraft KitOne of the most uncommon things anymore is to make your own food from scratch at home. Chances are, you love the quality and freshness of homemade foods, but the tricky directions and lengthy procedures frighten you away. If I were to ask you if you have ever contemplated making your own cheese, you would probably say no because the idea of making cheese at home is unheard of to the average person! Urban Cheesecraft is changing all of that and making homemade cheese accessible to everyone!

You don’t have to be a cook or know how to make complicated dishes to be able to make cheese, literally anyone can do it with the Cheese Kits from Urban Cheesecraft. The Cheese Kits include everything that you need to make cheese except a gallon of milk. The only thing you will need other than the kit itself is a gallon of milk. One other important thing to note is these kits make multiple batches of cheese, so there is plenty of room to test out new flavors and methods of making cheese.

The instructions on the Mozarella and Ricotta DIY Cheese Kit say that it takes around an hour to make the cheese, in fact we think it might have even taken less time when we made cheese with the kit! Who would’ve thought that you could make fresh homemade cheese in about an hours time?

Urban Cheesecraft Kit CheeseThe instructions that come in the kits are super easy to follow, no complicated wording or tricky steps! They are written so that anyone can understand the directions and there are even helpful hints and tips that make making cheese at home even easier and more fun. Oh, and don’t fret if your cheese doesn’t turn out exactly like it’s supposed to the first time, there are even instructions for what to do if a step doesn’t turn out the way it should, you will still have something delicious and edible to enjoy for your efforts.

This is one of those companies and products that is literally as good as they sound. We wouldn’t call ourselves chefs, yet on the first attempt with the easy to follow instructions we made some fantastic Mozzarella cheese infused with cheese salt and parsly. Making tasty homemade cheese accessable was their goal, and to that we say “Mission Accomplished!”

For more information on Urban Cheesecraft or to buy a Cheese Kit, please visit them online at UrbanCheesecraft.com.

Tea and Sensibility

Tea and SensibilityNothing says that fall has arrived quite like a nice hot cup of tea. One company, Tea and Sensibility, sells organic and aromatic teas that are sure to make any tea lover feel like they’ve found their dream cup of tea. With a variety of flavors and the option of either whole leaf or bagged tea there’s something for just about anyone.

When you get your order in the mail you truly feel like something special has arrived, and that’s because something special has. The packaging is tremendous and really shows that the people at Tea and Sensibility really care about their product and want you to have the best cup of tea possible. Another great thing about the teas coming in such cool packaging is that they are ready for gift giving and this holiday season is the perfect time to spread the joys of tea.

The main thing that you will notice upon opening your new teas is that they smell just as amazing as they taste. The blends of natural herbs in the teas from Tea and Sensibility are very aromatic and make the experience of drinking a cup of one of their Tea and Sensibilityblends of teas even more special. If you are like us and love the smell of a great blend of tea just as much as the taste, then this is just one more reason for you to order a special blend of tea from Tea and Sensibility.

It’s rare that you find a company that cares so much about their products and their customers, and on top of that has a product that is truly worth bragging about. Tea and Sensibility is one of those great places to buy tea from that makes you feel special in every way from the packaging to the last sip you take of your perfectly blended cup of tea! Be sure to check out their blends of teas this fall season and enjoy one of the best cups of tea you’ve had in a long time!

You can visit their shop online at Etsy or their Facebook page for more information.

Cloth and Patina

If you are looking for unique, vintage decor, Cloth and Patina in the place for you. Cloth and Patina Vintage, Rustic Home & Wedding Decor has a variety of home decor that is very cool and almost whimsical. Shop owner Tammy Serrano says that she likes adding a “little sparkle” to old and warn pieces. She collects antiques, vintage and salvaged items and restyles them. She is very happy to answer questions and concerns.

Cloth and Patina is “adding elegance and charm to the unexpected”. The unique items include everything from antique glasses and plates to homemade knickknacks that would add a unique touch to any home. There are burlap wall hangings that have rusty frames and simple buttons and subtle jewels, spelling out sweet and inspirational words. Neat vintage metal and wood magnets. She also has wedding items, and is willing to work with people to create custom wedding decor. She has a few holiday items. For fall, there is a French-inspired paper mache pumpkin. For the coming Christmas season, there are unique Italian made gold candle ornaments.

All of the items on Cloth and Patina are unique and handmade. Tammy Serrano resides in Florida, but it willing to ship world-wide. She is not willing to provide quantity over quality! All her items are special. There are easy ways to pay, and she ships as ECO-friendly as possible. Her neat and exclusive items make for a beautiful or vintage way to style your home!

Dream Weaver Shop

The shop Dream Weaver is home to some pretty amazing tea, and you can find nearly any natural tea flavor you’re looking for. This shop makes buying tea as easy as placing a simple order, and waiting! According to Bob, the man who runs the Dream Weaver shop, “I prefer to sell whole leaf teas because they have much better flavor since when you cut the teas very fine to put them into tea bags they lose flavor from being exposed to air.” The tea also comes with a reusable tea bag that can be rinsed out after each use.

Bob’s site offers many options to customers, available for your purchase, he sells; green tea, black tea, chai, white tea, herbal tea, herbs, resins, and fudge. Bob sent two sample fall flavors to the magazine earlier this week, English Toffee, and Pumpkin Pie herbal tea; both of which were very refreshing. The two flavors, which were very different from one another, had a way of warming you after a day out in the cold.

If anyone has a strong love for tea, this is the place to go! Your quest for delicious, natural teas is over, just visit www.etsy.com/shop/dreamweavershop and get shopping, either for yourself, or for friends and relatives who love tea! This would make an excellent gift during the holidays!

Sugar + Spice Cookie Bakery

Have you ever found yourself yearning for homemade cookies, but not had the actual desire to make them yourself? Sugar + Spice, a cookie bakery takes the hassle of baking cookies, and makes it as simple as placing an order.

According to Kim’s website, “I combine my own recipes, perfected over the years, with the highest quality ingredients to give you a truly outstanding and unique product. My cookies are baked with love, and carefully packaged in a beautiful box ready for gift giving.”

This shop has a total of 37 different items available for purchase. When it comes to paying for your homemade cookies, they accept all forms of payment. When shopping, the price of cookies from sugar + spice ranges from the very low price of $14 for 2 dozen cookies, to $28 for the Surprise Box which includes 4 dozen cookies.

According to Kim’s information, “Don’t see a cookie you’d like me to make? I love a challenge so please let me know if I can help to recreate a memory for you.” In order to get in contact with Sugar + Spice, you may send a message to sugarplusspice@comcast.net.

If you would like to know more information about Sugar + Spice’s homemade cookies, please visit her at the Sugar + Spice online storefront by clicking anywhere here!