Applying A Sticker With Transfer Tape

If you have purchased a sticker or decal from us through our Etsy store or another source, the first time can be a bit confusing.  Most custom stickers with multiple sections come with transfer tape.  Here’s how to install one:

This is how your sticker looks with the transfer tape.  The tape is stuck onto the face of the sticker.

 

Peel the backing off the back of the sticker leaving the vinyl decal in place on the transfer tape.  This picture has the adhesive side of the decal facing up.  Note that the image is reversed because it is being viewed from the bottom or back.

Apply the sticker on whatever you’re placing it on….in this instance, we are placing it on a car window.

Using a credit card or some other kind of scraper rub the decal onto the mounting surface working out sir bubbles.

Now we can peel the transfer tape off and leave the decal in place.

Check out our stickers and other designs at our Etsy shop….

 

Useful Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

useful must have kitchen gadgets

I’m always on the lookout for useful items for my kitchen.  Here are three useful must have kitchen gadgets I’m currently using quite a bit:

Useful Must Have Kitchen Gadgets

Chef’n Zipstrip Herb Stripper

Must Have Useful Kitchen Gadgets

 

This cool little gadget has 4 different sized holes on the handle that you can pull herbs through to easily and quickly strip the leaves.  I find it really useful for rosemary and thyme.

Must Have Useful Kitchen Gadgets
Stem Citrus Spritzer by Quirky
Must Have Useful Kitchen Gadgets

Screw the Quirky citrus spritzer into any citrus fruit and spray juice where you want it.  Disassembles for easy cleaning.

useful must have kitchen gadgets
Ball 5-Blade Herb Scissors
useful must have kitchen gadgets

 

These are a really fun way to cut lots of herbs like basil and parsley.  With these herb scissors you won’t go nuts next time you have to chop a bag of basil.

useful must have kitchen gadgets

 

All of these items can be purchased through Amazon.com by clicking on the images.  Happy cooking!

 

A Cool Mason Jar Kitchen Gadget

If you’re like me you have a lot of canning jars around the house.  You probably use them for more than canning.  Around our house mason jars are used for glasses, fridge storage of leftover salad dressings, cupboard storage of bulk dry goods and much more.

masonjar

Invented and patented in 1858, the mason jar is one of those items that changed culture and society so deeply that you can’t imagine life without it.  Big like an iPhone big.  It introduced safe home food preservation to countless generations.  Easy storage of everything from liquids to flour to nuts and bolts in the garage. They have to be responsible on some level for Tupperware and Ziploc bags. (By the way, I prefer them over Ziploc and Tupperware because they’re less prone to leaking, don’t absorb flavors and colors and I don’t have to think about plastics chemicals leeching into whatever I’m going to eat later.)  They can be quickly multi purposed as drinkware for hot and cold beverages.  In addition to their usefulness around the house, mason jar crafts are incredibly popular with everyone from making goblets by gluing stems on the bottom of canning jars to DIY snow globes.  Because of their ubiquitous nature, mason jar ideas abound, including the one I just found at my local housewares store.

The Ball Herb Shaker Cap

Clunky name right?  Really cool idea.  Seriously.  These would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for anyone who buys bulk anything.  Basically this is a replacement cap that fits a normal mouthed canning jar.

cool mason jar lid

The green plastic section of the lid is hinged and pops up and locks in place so you can shake or sprinkle to your heart’s content:

mason jar lid hack

cool mason jar lid2

These are great for herbs and spices, nutritional yeast, whatever you shake into and onto food. They’re also great for those jars you are always opening since its a little easier to pop the top….hey, great for Grandma!…seriously though, I wanted these as soon as I saw them and enjoy them a lot.  They are a great gift idea and pretty inexpensive as well.  Get yours today at Amazon.