Tuesday, June 28, 2011
They look really cute and it's a fun way to get a really neat pattern without all the legwork. The problem was that they didn't stay on very long and were hard to get to stick to my nails. So while they are super fun and super cute, I'd recommend using the Sally Hansen brand instead.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
#1 Bumbleberry Pie from Trilogy EdiblesIt's so pretty it'd be hard to eat. But I'm sure I could find a way! :)
#2 Book Tote at Love Endures All ThingsNot only is this a great project for those of us who love reading, but this is absolutely hilarious! I'm definitely making myself one of these!
#3 5 Minute Fabulous Hair at Ali Grace Fashions and Trends I'm a big fan of big hair and I am totally in love with this 'do!
#4 DIY Ruffled Denim Skirt at My Blessed LifeIsn't this the cutest skirt ever? What a fun way to update your wardrobe!
#5 Bloggy Web Design Help at Sassy SanctuaryThis is one of several blog how-to's at Sassy Sanctuary, and this one is all about easier picture posting. This is a fabulous time saver and a great help!
Sauce: 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 8 ounces cream cheese, softened, 1/2 teaspoon maple extract or maple flavoring
Brownies: Melt butter, add brown sugar, and mix well. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Gradually combine dry ingredients. Stir in white chocolate chips. Pour into a 9-inch greased square pan and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
While brownies are baking, make the sauce. Combine syrup and butter, cook over low heat until butter is melted. Stir in brown sugar until dissolved and remove from heat. Beat in cream cheese and maple extract until smooth.
To dish: Place a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream on the warm brownie and drizzle with sauce and additional walnuts if desired.
If you wish to use the sauce later on, you can heat it again in the microwave until it reaches desired consistency.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
This first once-a-week polish post (though I've posted about polish before) is a really cool concept that's, according to the one or two fashion magazines I've read this month, the latest trend. The good thing is that it's super easy. We are talking about crackle paint.
Here's how it works. You paint your nails a solid color, let it dry, and then put a thin coat of crackle paint on top. Make sure it's a thin coat or it won't crackle. Then put on a top coat to make sure it's legit, and there you go! It stays on quite well (I've had it on for 5 days with no chipping, and I'm a pro at chipping my polish) and it's super fun.
Once a week, I'm going to do a post that's just all stuff I've found out there in the bloggy world. I'm gonna be showing you what you all are doing that's just amazing and fabulous.
Once a week, I'm going to paint my fingernails/toenails in a fun way and show you how to do it. Because you've gotta do something to keep it fun at work, right?
Once a week, I'm going to put up a new recipe. Mostly because I eat a lot and like to try new things.
The next list of things I'm gonna do are not going to be on a schedule like the previous three, but they'll be pretty frequent:
* Dollar crafts
* Goodwill finds/crafts
* BYOGG (bring your own glue gun) girls' night craft projects
And then there's gonna be more of the same 'ol craft-a-paloosa that there normally is. And that's the latest at the Create-A-Torium!
Posted by Jessica @ Create-A-Torium at 2:41 PM
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Ingredients:1 pkg Fettuccine pasta, 1/2 lb Italian sweet sausage (remove casing and thoroughly cook loose sausage), 6 slices bacon (cooked, drained and crumbled), 2 large scallions or 1/2 small onion (saute in small amount of olive oil until translucent), 2 eggs, beaten well, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, to taste, red pepper flakes, to taste, snipped parsley (optional)
Directions:Cook fettucini. Drain well and place in warm serving dish large enough for tossing. Add crumbled bacon, sausage, onion, cream, grated cheese, raw eggs and snipped parsley. Toss until fettucini is well coated. Add salt, pepper and red pepper to taste. Serve immediately as pasta becomes gluey rather quickly.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Then I traced the etching in marker and put pictures of all of us behind the glass, and voila - a personalized picture frame for Dad.
Happy Father's Day
Friday, June 17, 2011
Costume 1: Sea Captain
Total Cost: $12.50
Coat: $4 at Goodwill (plus a little ribbon I had lying around to do that nautical cuffs.
Cane: $1.50 at Horner Novelty
Pipe $3 at Horner Novelty
Hat: $4 at Partyland
Metals, pants, shirt, tie and shoes: random stuff we had lying around that we used as is or that I glue gunned the crud out of
Costume 2: Italian opera star
Total Cost: $10.50
Dress: $4.50 at Goodwill
Fan: $1 at Dollar Tree
Boa: $3 at Horner Novelty
Gloves: $2 at Horner Novelty
Shoes, jewelry, feathered hairpiece (which I'm bummed you can't see in this shot): random stuff we had lying around
Also, here's my take on murder mystery parties. Throw one. Like, now. The "How to Host a Murder" brand murder mystery party is the best bang for the buck (they're the best developed parties of this sort) and it is hilariously memorable. I can't wait to steal Heather's camera and get the other pics from the party. I'll have to break down everyone else's costumes for you as well. Let me preface that post by saying there was a legit from Germany lederhosen involved. Yeah, good times!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Ingredients: 2 (8 inch) pie shells, divided into 8 ramekins and baked, 2 1/2 quarts fresh strawberries, sliced, 1 1/2 cup white sugar, 4 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 cups boiling water, 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored gelatin
Bake off the pie shells.
In a saucepan, mix together the sugar and corn starch; make sure to blend corn starch in completely. Add boiling water, and cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.Add gelatin mix, and stir until smooth. Let mixture cool to room temperature. Slice strawberries so you can fit more berry goodness in each pie shell!Place strawberries in pie shells and then spoon gelatin mixture evenly into pies. Chill in the fridge until set.My thoughts? Serve with vanilla ice cream. :)