5 DIY Gift Ideas from TWE

Hello, everyone!

Tis the season. If you’re looking to save a bit of money this holiday season, or maybe you’re just into giving things with a personal, heartfelt touch, give one of these DIYs a try!

easy adjustable loom diy
Make an adjustable loom and create unique weavings for friends and family!

color block cover
Create cute color block bracelets.

Custom flask DIY
Everyone could use a custom flask in their life!

DIY Studded Hair Pins
Any girl would love studded hair pins!

Cat shirt diy
Cat shirts are always a win!

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

-The Whale

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Avocado Egg Breakfast

Hey, everyone!

Recipe today!

baked avocado egg

I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy, yet delicious meals I can make for myself. This is definitely one of those! Plus avocado is the bomb. Am I right?

You Need:
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-1 avocado
-2 Eggs
-Green pepper, diced(maybe 1/8c ish)
-Onion, diced (about the same as the pepper)
-Parmesan Cheese
-Salt and pepper

One:
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Cut your avocado in half, remove the seed, and scoop out a bit of the flesh. Just enough for the egg to fit!

Two:
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Crack an egg into each half of the avocado. Sprinkle with your desired amount of salt and pepper. My egg overflowed a bit!

Three:
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Top with a bit of diced green pepper, onion, and cheese!
Now it’s time to place them in a preheated oven (on a greased pan!) at 450 degrees. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the egg is set. I tested this by kind of jiggling the pan. If the egg doesn’t move, they’re done!

Enjoy!
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Breakfast is the best!

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-The Whale

Home Made Hashbrowns

Hey there!

So today I have a recipe for one of my most favorite breakfast foods!

Hashbrowns

Hash browns!!!

I had never really thought about making these at home before, but one day I came across a recipe on Pinterest. Once I saw how simple it was, I knew I had to give it a try!

You Need:
-Russet Potato (one per serving)
-Salt & Pepper
-2 tbs Olive Oil

One:
peel
Peel your potatoes for however many you need. I left a bit of skin on just because I like it that way.

Two:
grate
Use a grater to grate your potatoes.

Three:
dry
Transfer your grated potatoes to a paper towel. Top with another paper towel, and press down to extract as much moisture as you can. Replace the top paper towel with a new, dry one and repeat until it comes back relatively dry. I did this about three times. Getting moisture out is an important step if you want crispy hash browns!

Three:
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Heat up some olive oil and add the potatoes. I did about 3/4 of a cup of potato shreds at a time in my small skillet. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper. Cook on each side until they start to get crispy!

Enjoy!
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Hope you guys all enjoy these hashbrowns as much as I did!

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-The Whale

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

Hey there, everyone!

New recipe today!

sundriedtomatopasta

I’m a huge fan of pasta… if it weren’t for the whole I’d get pretty fat if all I ate were pasta… well I’d probably eat a lot more pasta…

Anyways, this is a simple yet delicious recipe (aka the best kind!). I’m always on the look out for things I can make up for dinner pretty quickly.

You Need:
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-1/2c sun dried tomatoes (in olive oil)
-1c cooked chicken breast cubed.
-1/4c fresh basil chopped
-2 cloves of garlic minced
-2c cooked pasta (I used home made!)

Cook
Like I said, this one is super easy! Heat up a bit of the oil from the tomatoes, and saute the garlic in it. Add the rest of the ingredients (except pasta) and cook stirring occasionally until it’s all heated through. Now serve over the pasta and enjoy!

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Well that’s all for today! Hope you guys like it!

-The Whale

Quinoa Kale Sriracha Patties

Hey, everyone!

New recipe today!

Kale Quinoa Sriracha Patties

Two things I’m obsessed with… quinoa and sriracha… and then… well kale is very good for you! Not that I don’t like kale. I don’t mind some in my salad from time to time… but obsessed? I wouldn’t go so far as to say that.
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Anyways, these are pretty simple to make. I like to think they’re pretty tasty as well!

You Need:
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-2 Cups of cooked Quinoa
-1.1/2 Cups of chopped Kale
-1 Egg
-1/4 Cup Sriracha Chili Sauce
-1/4 Cup Onion Chopped
-1/8 Cup Green Pepper (and or other veggies!)
-Olive Oil for cooking

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Mix the quinoa, kale, and other veggies in a bowl.

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Add the egg and sriracha!

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Form the mixture into patties. (I used about 1/4 Cup for each patty) Make sure you mold them firmly or they won’t stay together very well in the cooking process!
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Heat some olive oil in a skillet and cook each patty until browned. (a few minutes on each side). Remove the cooked patties to a plate with a paper towel to drain off any extra oil.

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Enjoy!

-The Whale

Crochet Hanging Planters

Hello everyone!

Today I want to share a little weekend project I did recently! I haven’t done a croceht project in a while. Mostly because the majority of crochet projects are winter related items… and winter is the last thing I want to think about right now… but this project is not something to keep me warm. I made hanging planters!
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This project was quick and simple. I didn’t use a pattern. I simply took one of the flower pots I wanted to go in my hanging planters and crocheted a circle the same size as the bottom. I then did three rounds of double crochets. After I had three of those, I attached them all together and made straps to tie the hangers to my doorway. I think it adds a nice touch to my little space!

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Now that this project is finished… I am kind of getting amped up for crochet season… even if I wish it didn’t come with the cold weather!

I hope you all had a great weekend and have a wonderful week!

-The Whale