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Milk Does the Body Good
But first, can I give you a crash course in why you should be drinking milk? It’s kind of important. Actually, they’re finding kids these days are drinking less milk which is concerning because that means that a lot of these kids are not getting the crucial nutrients that is found in a 8 oz serving of dairy milk (like potassium, vitamin D, and probably most importantly, calcium). These three nutrients account for three of the top four nutrients that kids are typically lacking in American’s (kids included) diets.
Serving milk to your kids is one of the simplest ways you can provide them with high-quality protein (plus other nutrients that kids need to help them power through their play). Not to mention dairy milk is a complete protein, which means they pack the amino acids that plant proteins lack!
We choose milk in our house because it is a beverage that offers so many benefits. Me and my husband usually mix it in with our protein shakes to really give our bodies the full mix of what it needs. For my daughter, she drinks milk because it’s soothing to her and I feel good about giving it to her because I know that it is good for her as well!
So naturally, it is a staple for us when we go to the grocery store. Almost every trip that I make to get groceries includes milk because not only does our family drink lots of it, but I use it in cooking and baking too. On my most recent trip to Coborn’s, I picked up a gallon which should last us about a week! I’m telling you, our family is small but we’re milk strong.
How to Make Your Own Custom Milk Glass
So a few years ago, I became hooked on etching glass because it’s so easy, it’s so fun and it’s actually pretty inexpensive to do. One of my first projects was to etch my name into the side of my glass Pyrex brownie pan so that no one could ever grab it by mistake 🙂 Wise, right? I know. But now, I wanted to take on a new project. So today, I’m going to teach you how to etch your own custom milk glass!
Now you can etch whatever you want into your glass (that’s the joy of it!) Though I will give you a pro tip, if you have to reuse letters, it’s going to take you longer because you have to wait about 5 minutes until the first round of using a letter until you can clean it off and use it again. So keep that in mind when you’re picking out your phrase!
What you’ll need:
- Glass etching cream
- Glass of your choosing
- Adhesive stencils
STEP 1: Start off with a sparkling clean glass. You’re going to adhere your stencils to the glass, pressing them on tightly and overlapping so that no adhesive gets in any cracks between letters.
STEP 2: Once your stencils are in place, you’re going to take your paintbrush and dip it into the etching cream. Generously apply it to the stencil letters, gently brushing the cream up and down to coat the letters.
STEP 3: Wait the required time (in my case, it was five minutes) to let the etching cream work it’s magic.
STEP 4: When the time is up, bring your glass to the sink and gently run water over the stencils to get the excess cream off, then you can clean off the letters with your fingers. Remove the stencils and rinse them off (you can typically reuse them). Finally, lightly scrub the glass with your fingers to remove any remaining etching cream.
Voila! That’s it! You now have a custom-made glass to use whenever you choose! Fun, eh?
If you are a fan of milk at your house, or want to learn more crafty ways to use milk in your everyday life, check out MilkLife.com! They have so much cool stuff on their site that you’ll be glad you stopped by.
And hey, thanks for stopping by here too while you were at it 🙂
Until next time,