Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Project

It's been a while since I posted but I have been working, FINALLY!! I made these boards to hang Indy's artwork.  Love the colors and design. When they were finished, (I did 4) and I was admiring them I realized they look girlie!  Oh well, I'm a girl, right?

Monday, August 12, 2013

New Shelf for the Bathroom

So I didn't want a medicine cabinet because I only needed something to hold a few towels and some toilet paper, so Mike came up with this idea.  I think it looks great.  He painted it to go with the shower curtain but I thought it should coordinate more. So I painted jars and put them on the new shelf.  Love it!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

ACE Free Paint

Yesterday ACE Hardware gave away free quarts of paint in any color you choose. I painted a chair I got for free in a Chevron pattern. Here it is.
Purples and grey

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1 ingredient ice cream....

Okay, many of you know my son and I have an allergy to dairy. Dairy is in EVERYTHING! From bread to Doritos. So I bought a blender and tried the "ice cream" that all the non-dairy people raving about.  You cut up a banana or two and freeze. When they're frozen you put them in the blender, add mix ins, and eat. It tastes like mushed up banana's with a cocoa flavor!(I wanted chocolate ice cream) I don't know what I was thinking?  So many bloggers said it's so rich and creamy and better than any other non-dairy ice cream.  Wrong! I love bananas so it was okay but not giving me my creamy, rich, ice cream fix I wanted. So the moral of the story, try things out for yourself and don't expect ice cream from bananas. 

On a better note I did make these brownies I found on Pinterest and oh my they are delish!
Double stuff Oreos inside!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ombre Paint Chip Earrings

My newest projects.  Ombre Paint chip earrings.  The blue ones are my favorite.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Here we go, the move is on

We went to our walk-through for the house were moving into.  I actually didn't realize how much room we would have! Everyone has their own room, Mike and I each have an office, and we have a spare bedroom, and second family room.
Here is the view from the back deck.

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Favorite things to do

Some of my favorite projects:

Fun front door
Wrapped headphones
High Heeled Cupcakes
Toilet Paper Art

Fluffy Dairy Free Pancakes

Fluffiest Pancakes Ever!

1 cup Soy milk

4 tablespoons white vinegar

1 cup all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons white sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 egg

4 tablespoons butter, melted or

       olive oil (I use olive oil to keep dairy free)

Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour".

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour batter onto the skillet, (about 1/4 cup) and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
Printable pancakes recipe 

Dairy Free Fudge


A good dairy free fudge!

Dairy-Free Fudge
This is the exact recipe with brands that I used. 
3/4 cup dairy free margarine (Nucoa Buttery Sticks)
2/3 cup full fat soy milk (Silk Original, red carton)
3 cups sugar
2 cups dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips (Kirkland Signature Brand from Costco are dairy free)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 - 7 oz. jar of marshmallow cream (or homemade)
In a large pot combine the margarine, soymilk, and sugar. Cook over med-high heat, stirring continuously until the mixture reaches 234 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat.
Stir in chocolate chips until they are completely melted and completely mixed in.
Add vanilla; stir well.
Stir in marshmallow cream until it is completely mixed with the chocolate.
Pour fudge into a greased pan.
Let cool. You can put it in the refrigerator to cool quickly.