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DIY Project: Leather Message Patch

Here is a simple project to help you work on your lettering. Letter stamping is easy, simple, and fun . . . However, it definitely takes practice to line up your letters right and make your words look spaced out correctly. A fun little project like a patch to sew onto your backpack or luggage is perfect for learning your letter spacing.

Here is what you will need for this project

– Letter kit
– Piece of letter suitable to fit your favorite quote or saying
– Leather hole punch
– A Hard work surface
– A mallet
– water
– Sponge

We will not work on dying this piece. I like stamps that have a natural leather look that age on their own. Aged natural leather tells a story. So wherever you put your patch, the story is told.

Sew your patch to a bag and watch it age gracefully with every adventure!

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Tutorial: How to make an Iced Caramel Macchiato

I love Caramel Macchiatos. I mean, looovvve them. However, these sweet little milky treats tend to get pricey, especially if you have been craving at least once a day. That’s almost 35-40 dollars a week. That’s too much for just a drink. So with a little kitchen ingenuity I bring you “How to make a Caramel Macchiato.”

Step 1

Gather your ingredients
-Caramel Syrup (I use Hershey’s)
-Brewed Espresso (I use the cheaper stuff in a big can. It runs about 5 dollars.
-Ice
-Milk

-You will also need a glass and a straw (The straw is necessary if you like the layer of flavors)

Step 2

-Fill the bottom of the glass with a bit of caramel. It’s really up to you how much you like. I put enough to cover up the bottom and a little more. Then turn the glass on its side and rotate the glass. You want that caramel to get on the sides of the glass.

Step 3

-Fill with your preferred amount of ice

Step 4

-Hold the glass tilted slightly to the side. You are going to pour in milk half way up the cup (or more if you prefer). Holding the glass slightly towards you prevents the ingredients from mixing and promotes layering.

Step 5

-Holding your glass tilted pour in the espresso. (I choose to make the glass 1/3-1/4 espresso.) Remember that tilting will keep the espresso from immediately mixing with the milk.

Step 6

Drizzle with more caramel. Insert straw and Enjoy!

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