Solar Jar Lights

DSC_0084Hello all, Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA, I’ve been busy with work and other things but I have a super easy and cool looking diy on the blog today!  I made these Solar Jar lights as presents for Mother’s Day.  I got the idea on Pinterest from a blog named Dreamalittlebigger.com.

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It was a very simple project that was relatively inexpensive and only took bout 30 minutes to make.  I bought the solar lights and glass gems from Dollar Tree and had the green and blue mason jars already.  For my version I used the kind of mason jars with the canning lids that come in two pieces.  The solar lights were easy to remove from the stakes and plastic clear part.  I pushed the round top containing the solar panel and light  up though the rim lid and it fit snugly so I chose to not glue it in. (As pictured below)  If you don’t want to use a solar light you could also use a tea light.

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Next I used a hot glue gun to glue the glass gems onto the jars.  I used one bag per jar in case you are wondering how many to get. This went quick and I was able to do it while watching TV. 😉  The next step is to put them outside or around your house somewhere where they can get sun in the day time and enjoy!

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Avacado Egg Salad

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This has been one of my go to recipes for a few years now.  Even if you don’t like egg salad, don’t knock this one until you try it.  The avocados and spices give it a whole new flavor, and it’s much healthier than regular egg salad.  I got the original recipe from a blog on pinterest called {Never} Homemaker, but as I tend to do I changed some thinks around to my liking and to make it my own.  So you can read the original and mine and possibly even tweak it some more if you’d like! Ingredients:

  • 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1 diced avacado
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • handful of chopped green onions
  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder

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Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir everything up. I like to eat mine on a tortilla with some fresh kale, but Ben likes his on bread.  Try it however you like, I’ve also just ate it before. 😉

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