Recipe for Healthy Veggie Dip!
- 1/2 cup skim cottage cheese
- 2 Tablespoons light ranch dressing
- Veggies for dipping
- Mix both ingredients in a bowl and serve with your favorite veggies!
- This recipe yields 1/2 cup
- Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
- Calories per serving: 35
- Fat per serving: 1.8g
- Sat. Fat per serving: 0.5g
- Cholest. per serving: 3.9mg
- Sodium per serving: 140.4mg
- Carb. per serving: 1.5 g
- Fiber per serving: 0g
- Sugars per serving: 1.2g
- Protein per serving: 3.6g
Zombie Love DIY Craft Project
Have you seen Warm Bodies, The Walking Dead, or Plants vs. Zombies? Yes, yes you have, because zombies are everywhere! They are the new vampire! Pop culture is enthralled with loving unloveable creatures lately, and you know what? That’s ok. It’s fun to love mythical creatures and fantasize about love finding the impossible. “We are the cure!” So, when I was presented with an opportunity to create a blog post for the people over at Brilliant Earth Diamonds and Engagement Rings for their “Create a Little Love” campaign that included the word “love”, I couldn’t resist going against the grain. On this blog we celebrate the creative, passionate, and out-of-the-ordinary (I mean, have you seen the Tardis my husband built for me?). So, here is another taste of what we are all about.
You Will Need:
- Heavy Duty Wire. Home Depot sells spools for inexpensive, and you need as much as the size of the “love” you will create. Mine stands about 18″ high and 24″ long.
- Wire cutters
- Red Spray Paint
- Red Acrylic Paint *both of the paints I purchased from Crafts at Joann.com
- Medical Tubing. You need the same amount as the wire you use. I have a friend who has some on hand, but I imagine you can buy some at any pharmacy.
- Large Medicine Plunger (again, the pharmacy)
- Small IV bag
- Red and White String (you know the kind that is totally in right now. It’s one color twisted with white…super cute stuff).
- Zombie Hand and Human Heart. I bought both of these from Amazon and the two together were only $20 with shipping. The hand is a “must have”, other wise you just have blood running through and IV tube, which is way more weird.
- Shape your wire into a cursive “Love”. I needed help visualizing mine so I just did a search of images on google for “cursive love”, this is the image I used. This will give your creation a firm structure so it will stand up.
- Use spray paint and paint the “love” red. This way it blends with the tubing.
- Now for the medical tubing. Everything I used my friend gave me (shout out to Pam Wilburn!). I ended up with a very large medicine plunger, several IV bags and tons of tubes. I had to get creative connecting the tubes with my glue gun so it would be one long continuous piece that I could run the paint through. I figured out how much I needed by laying the tubing right on top of the wire and traced the word. So basically, I eyeballed it. To keep the paint in the tube on one end I left the plunger, on the other I had a small IV bag with paint in it as well. They added a gross touch to the final project.
- Basically I dumped a whole bottle of red acrylic paint into the plunger then pushed the paint through the tube to the IV bag. This was WAY harder than I expected it to be. That’s ok, I have muscles. I added a little more to the IV bag at the end then let it sit over night.
- Now to attach the colored tube to the wire. The hot glue does not hold the tube well, but it was nice for tacking parts down then wrapping the string around. Basically I worked in increments of about 3-4 inches. I laid the glue on the wire, held the tube to it, then wrapped with the string. I did not use one big piece of sting. I cut the string into sections about 2 feet long and when a section would run out I tied the next one on. This made it easier to wrap and also, the extra knots were charming. The string added a soft touch, I super liked it.
- The last (and funnest part) is to display your zombie love! I used the hand as a kind of easel and propped the heart neat by. If you don’t have a creative way of connecting one of the ends of the tube it might be fun to seal it with hot glue then glue it to the heart. Any way you slice it, this project is an original, hilarious, trendy and non-romantic way to celebrate a holiday that every single person in the world hates.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!