Sunday, February 22, 2015

Minty Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Ok, 'minty' peanut butter dog treats may not sound that great to us...but your dog will love them and they will give him fresh breath!  It's a win win!

Easy Peasy Recipe

This recipe is super easy and quick, you'll have these fun little treats whipped up in no time.

You only need a few ingredients and it doesn't require dog shaped cookie cutters, even though we had, why not use them!

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (additional for rolling)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2-3 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 1/4 cups hot water

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Mix the dry ingredients together.  After mixing peanut butter and water together blend it into the dry mixture.  Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness and use a cookie cutter to cut shapes.  Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for up to 40 minutes.

Cool on a cookie rack before serving to your pups!

Our older girl is missing her teeth, so serving her the uncooked dough is perfectly safe because there are no eggs in the recipe.  She loves it and your dog will too. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Lucky Horseshoes For Your Horse Lovin' Valentine

Valentine's Day is coming up quickly and we have a cute Valentine's Day DIY for the horse lover in your life!

A Lucky Tradition

The horseshoe has been a symbol of luck for centuries.  It's said that if the horseshoe is hung on your door with the heal facing down and the ground side facing out then it will bestow luck on all who visit.

If the horseshoe is displayed with the heal down then good luck will flow down on all those who go through the doorway.  Putting a horseshoe over a doorway to bring luck has long been a tradition in many cultures, but especially in Ireland.  Why not continue the tradition on your stall door and bring good luck to all who enter your horses stall!?

Rusty to Fabulous

It's pretty easy to get your hands on old horseshoes, just ask your farrier to keep the old shoes or find them at vintage shops.

What you need:
  • horseshoes
  • Outdoor spray paint
  • hot glue gun
  • ribbon 
  • embellishments ~ we used buttons, charms, old earrings, flowers, feathers and horseshoe ribbons.  
  • label ~ we used heart shaped labels, after all these are Valentine's Day gifts.
  • stamps (letters to stamp your horses name or the word 'luck' or a fun phrase that you can add to your label).

What you do:

Start by painting your horseshoes.  Give them plenty of time to dry completely before embellishing.  Once the horseshoes are dry start adding the cuteness!  Use your imagination as you glue on your ribbons and charms.  

Finally, attach the stamped label and hot glue ribbon or raffia on your horseshoe to hang it.

These fun and easy DIY horseshoes can be personalized and make great gifts!  

Happy Valentine's Day!