Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Mod Podge Rocks. I've been in the small project mood lately. Sometimes you just need instant gratification! I've also been thinking a lot about gifts lately - I think because so many of my pals have summer birthdays. I love making gifts and I love personalizing, so this was a natural fit. It's sort of a mixed media plaque, sort of an experiment, because I think my friend would like it. I encourage you to play, too. Here's how I made this.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
They taste similar to the Tagalong cookies that you'd buy from Girl Scouts, which I still recommend you do for the kiddos. But, when you run out, these are a great alternative and they don't cost nearly as much.
Beware: You can't eat just one.
If you are interested in testing out the sweet little cracker sandwich cookies, you only need a few materials and a few simple ingredients:
Chocolate Brick (to melt)
Crackers (I use Ritz)
Spread your peanut butter onto a cracker. Top it off with another cracker to form your sandwich. Make several in advance.
Melt a large chunk of chocolate in a small bowl. Dip your entire cracker sandwich into the melted chocolate, until it is completely covered. Place your covered cookies onto a sheet of tin foil. Fill the foil and then place it in your refrigerator to harden.
Serve and enjoy the compliments. It seems crazy that such a simple treat could be so tasty. My mother made a batch last time I was home. She sent four cookies back home with me and they were gone in one day.
Monday, July 4, 2011
The creative minds at Family Fun have come up with a patriotic pop. You might even have these ingredients and materials around the house. You can find the list of ingredients, materials, and a video tutorial here. While these are easy to make, the freezing time will draw out the preparation a bit. Put the kids to work. They should be able to help you with this dish. Stay cool with your patriotic pops and have fun celebrating the ole' red, white, and blue today.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Recently I was in New York City and took some time out for a little sight seeing between meetings. I took my Blythe Doll "Watermelon Sherbet" and wanted to snap some pictures of her in the big city. Imagine my excitement when I saw the "Naked Cowboy". Crafty Cat says he's an American institution. He certainly is an American attraction. He was so nice and when I pulled out my doll for a picture, he was more than willing to pose! Sometimes you just gotta get the picture and I did! I was so excited. To see more pictures from my recent trip to NYC click on our flickr page!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
As you get ready for the 4th of July holiday, we're sharing a couple of ideas that will wow your guests or your host. Even if you aren't a fan of coconut, this dish would no doubt inspire a smile and some conversation. You can find all the directions here, on the family fun site. Bravo to the person who came up with this idea. Anyone who can get crafty with food is talented in my book.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Our Independence Day celebration generally involves a BBQ, perhaps strawberry shortcake, and several cold dishes brought by my aunts. This patriotic piece of cake would knock my family's red, white, and blue socks off.
I can appreciate an interesting artist in the blog world. So, I was thrilled when I stumbled upon 17andbaking.com. When I was 17, I was featured in the high school play. This young lady, now 19 years old, is being featured in national magazines.
I think this adorable cake is a great idea and deserves more attention. You can find out how to make it here. This teenager may make you feel a bit inadequate. Hopefully, she'll also inspire you to do something you love.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Such a simple idea. In less than an hour, I trimmed four shades and gave my room a fresh look for the summer. If you want to change the ribbon down the road, you can!