A craft and a recipe

First, craft.

An easy, peasy (and cheap) one for that matter for when your heart is screaming "Get your behind to Hobby Lobby and do something crafty already" but your head is chanting, "Aww, do I have to?  It takes so much effort...".  No?  Can't relate?  Hmm.  I may or may not have issues.  Anyhow, here's how to give these Clothes Pin / Mod Podge projects a whirl:

Disclaimer:  I totally did not come up with this idea.  Instead I purchased them from one of my many market days for probably way too much mullah.  Lesson learned.

- Scissors
- A sponge applicator or paint brush
- Favorite craft or scrapbooking paper cut into strips to fit each side of a clothes pin.  You can theme this by season, by holiday, by girls, by boys, etc.
- Your desired amount of plain, wooden clothes pins
- Glue Stick
- Mod Podge

- Glue one strip of paper onto each side of the clothes pin
- Cover in a light layer of Mod Podge
- Clip upright to let dry

What to do with the finished product?
- Use to hang pictures from yarn or string
- Food storage
- Keep papers together
- Hang little girl's bows from fun ribbon
- Package gifts in celophane and clip shut

Seriously, easy!

Now, recipe.  The main ingredients are bacon, tomato, spinach, blue cheese and Frank's Red Hot sacue.  Need I say more?

- 1 package of pasta (I prefer elbow mac), cooked and drained
- 1 package of RF blue cheese crumbles
- 8-10 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 3-4 fresh tomatoes, diced
- 3/4 package baby spinach
- 1/4 cup light mayo
- 1/8 cup (or to taste) Frank's Red Hot sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste

- After pasta has been drained, return to pan and combine remaining ingredients.  Delicious hot, cold or room temp!

You're welcome :)

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