Monday, June 28, 2010

Nursery decor

another baby gift! I'm surrounded by babies right now, and I'm absolutely not complaining. Last Wednesday my beautiful nephew Nathan was born, and of course, I am in love once again. I adore my nieces and nephews.
Anyways, I made this N for his room (if you follow me on Twitter, you've seen it!) using scrapbook paper, mod podge and a wooden letter from JoAnn's Fabrics. I hadn't seen his room yet, I just asked my SIL what colors it was, and luckily my little N matches perfectly. It's the same shades and everything, I was thrilled.
So, here it is:


I also whipped up this card from stickers and die cuts that I had on hand. I love babies :)

Also, this is my 100th post! Thank you so much for reading my blog, you'll never know how much I appreciate having people (however imaginary you may be) to share my creativity with!
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Testing testing, guess who figured out how to blog from her iPhone? ;)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Another baby hat with ears

I think I've perfected my baby hat with ears! This time I got the ears to curl in just perfectly. I love it.
It's currently in the mail to a pregnant friend far away, I hope she loves it too!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Lemon Bars

I love lemon bars! I used to use a recipe that called for a lot of eggs, but me (in my weirdness) could smell the eggs after it was cooked-so I had to scrap that recipe. No one likes egg bars.

After digging out my old Everyone's First Cookbook, I found this recipe for lemon bars that also called for oatmeal and sweetened condensed milk. Sounded like a winner to me! It was. These lemon bars were so yummy that dimples and I were digging them out of the pan to eat before they were even cool. They would've been perfect with some vanilla ice cream. Mmmm. And the best part? No eggs!

Lemon Bars

3/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teas baking powder
1/2 teas. salt
1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
1 (14 oz) can sweetend condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add flour, baking powder, salt and oatmeal and beat until mixture is crumbly. Spread half of the mixture into a 9X13 baking pan, pat down. In separate bowl mix milk and lemon juice and stir until thouroughly mixed. pour over crumbs in dish, then top with remaining crumbs. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Cool at room temp, cut into squares and chill.

Source: Everyone's First Cookbook

Monday, June 21, 2010

Blog Neglect.

I know I've been neglecting my blog...and I blame my iPhone! I've had it for about a month now, and since I don't need a computer to check my social networking stuff, I'm really never on a computer anymore (especially since I'm off work until mid-July)
I do have some stuff saved up for you, though. Yummy stuff. Fun stuff. So don't give on me yet! And if I ever learn to blog from my phone, watch out now.

I do hope you all are having a wonderful SUMMER!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Camo Name

My 12 year niece (I bet you can't guess her name!) is re-decorating her room, and chose camouflage for a theme. I decided to make her name in camo for her to hang on her wall or doors.

I got the letters at JoAnn's (I also bought most of them at Michael's-but they were out of R's. For TWO weeks! Stocking Fail. I'll be taking the ones that I bought back)

I traced out the shape of the letters on camo wrapping paper that I already had, then modpodged the paper on.

I tied on a girly sheer into a bow and hot glued it on to use as a hanger and that was it! Besides for the weeks of hunting for letters, the whole project only took me about an hour, and I'm happy with how it turned out.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Super Brownies

Last Monday I had a craving for sweets. This is nothing new, but this time there was no ice cream or cookies to tide me over, so I pulled out Everyone's First Cook Book (that I don't think I've ever used!) and went to work.
Now, I'll admit that besides for my vegan brownies, I usually make brownies from a box. They're just so easy. But never more, friends. These are the best brownies I've ever had, and they weren't much harder than a box mix! The frosting is fudge-like in consistency and these were so rich I could only eat two before I felt like I was going to die. (usually I can clear half a pan before I get that feeling)

2/3 c. oil
2 c. Sugar
1/3 c. corn syrup
3 eggs lightly beaten
2 teas. vanilla
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. flour
1/2 teas. salt
1 teas. baking powder
1 c. chopped pecans (I omitted)

1/4 c. butter, melted
2 c. powdered sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 teas. milk
1 teas vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. In mixing bowl, beat oil, sugar, corn syrup, eggs and vanilla. Add cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder and beat well. Stir in chopped nuts. Pour in greased/floured 9X13 pan. bake for 35 minutes. Brownies are done when toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

In a small saucepan over low heat melt butter, add in powdered sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla and beat until smooth. Spread over brownies.
Source: Everyone's First CookBook

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pink Floral Tee and beaded necklaces

I'm working on another floral shirt, this one is for my friend Becca.

I'm really loving the larger flowers on this, I made them a bit bigger than on my orange one. In return Becca made me these beautiful necklaces:This clasp is my favorite part! It's gorgeous.
These are beaded balls, very neat.

Aren't they amazing?! They've really inspired me to go to the bead store and spend my gift certificate from my birthday last August, and start beading, so I signed up for a class on June 16th. I love them, thanks Becca!