DIY Gifts| How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe in a Jar

Party favors have come a long way since the mesh bags filled with jordan almonds. Recently, I was in charge of planning my sister’s bridal shower (as part of my MOH duties) so I wanted to send the guests home with something cute that was practical and on theme (1950s housewives).

I decided on mason jars filled with the ingredients to make chocolate chip cookies. They were a huge hit!

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Here’s how to make them:

Ingredients you’ll need to make the jars:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Baking instructions to attach:

  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Beat 1 1/2 sticks softened butter, 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until blended.
  • Add cookie mix; mix well, breaking up any clumps.
  • Scoop tablespoon-sized dollops onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool completely before serving or storing.
  • Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

 

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DIY | How to Revamp Your Vanity (EASY!)

We all have that table that has seen better days. It’s scuffed, chipped and an eyesore. Don’t toss it, revamp it!

My makeup vanity was a hot mess and I decided to give it a second life. Trust me, this was so easy!

What did you think?

DIY: How to Make a Book Safe

What do you get the person who has everything? You make them something! I recently made some friends a book safe to keep personal stuff hidden from their roommates and family.

It’s such an easy gift to make and it’s something we could all use!

Here’s how to make it:

What other DIY gifts have you made? Comment below!

Say “No!” to Dirty Makeup Brushes!

It’s always appalling when people can’t remember the last time they cleaned their makeup brushes. It usually means they aren’t washing them often enough.

As a firm rule I wash my makeup brushes AT LEAST once a week. Why does this matter? Because your skin will suffer if you don’t! Your face is covered with oils, dead skin cells and bacteria and when your brushes come in contact with your skin, they pick up some of it. Day after day, you are reapplying these oils, cells and bacteria to your skin, or even worse, contaminating your clean makeup! All these things clog your pores causing blackheads and pimples. YUCK!

Washing your brushes is easy. Here’s how I do it:

How often do you wash your makeup brushes? What do you use? Comment below!