Monday, February 28, 2011
Hopefully this works, I might have to order some dinner to test it out tonight ;)
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The recipe was super easy and lots of good pictures to follow along. The Hubs and I dislike coconut and that is really our only downfall with Samoa's so we changed Cait's recipe and substituted the coconut for crushed up pretzels, YUM!I also made then bigger then the usual size! We tried this on friends and family and all were very satisfied. I just really need to work on my food pictures! Now on to try some Thin mints!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Canvas art is huge right now. If you have gone to the craft stores you will know that a blank canvas is quite expensive. I wanted to make a few things with them but i just couldn't get myself to spend that much on something so simple. My husband said he would help me make our own. I have a cute project i want to do with a canvas so i thought i would show you how my husband and i saved money and make our own.
I bought a 1x2 inch wood slat from the hardware store for $1.50
I cut them in 2’ strips and since i don’t have the tools to cut it at a 45 degree angle i just squared them up.
I used a staple gun to hold the wood together. I stapled them on the front and sides.
I wanted a smooth material that is a little heavier so i used a white “blackout” material. The last time i bought this i got like 4 yards but this time Kori was at the fabric store and saw a scrap piece and grabbed it for me. Even though i only used half of what she bought i still paid $5 so its a little more but It is so worth it if you plan to paint or draw on it. I laid out the material and made sure i had enough to fold over on each side. I did Iron out the material before i stapled it down. This is the last chance you will get.
I have tried the corners a few different ways and this is my favorite it requires no cutting and has clean folds. I just hold the top and the side at the same time and bring them over to the top to staple them together.
There is only 2 small creases but you should only see 1 when its hanging on the wall.
Well this is my finished 2’x2’ blank canvas. I bought 1 more wood slat and made 2 and spent just over $8
Stay tuned cause i have a fun project planned for this canvas.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Okay so this little treat is something we came up with after thinking about fun treats for birthdays. I absolutely love Bakerella! Her famous Cake Balls are to die for and if you haven't made these go check out her site, bake a cake and make these for a loved one or even just for yourself. Anyways my older brother doesn't like chocolate cake can you believe it? We were thinking of things to make for his birthday cake we decided why not make the cake balls and instead of chocolate cake use a different kind of cake. Even though his birthday is way past i thought i would still make them. Well our first stray from perfection was lemon cake. It was AMAZING!
I'm not very good at dipping chocolate and they don't look professional but one taste and ill have ya hooked
I take the easy way and just make a store bought cake. The lemon frosting was what really made it go over the top and since nothing goes better with lemon then semi sweet i grabbed a bag of that.
The rest is cake(pun was intended) just bake a cake, destroy it, add frosting and roll them out.
I didn't have any lollipop sticks left and i didn't have the patients to roll each cake ball this time so i used a silicone brownie bite tray and threw them in the freezer. I like to leave mine overnight it makes them so easy to dip.
After dipping them in the semisweet chocolate i swirled a little white chocolate i colored yellow to let people know they were lemon.
They were heaven. I took some over to my mother as a little thank you for watching my kiddo and my father just kept saying wow these are good.
My mother and i decided a cherry cake would be the next experiment. We even thought Carrot cake with cream cheese or for a surprise for my hubby we would try the rainbow chip(his all time fav). Let us know what kind of cake you would try!
Well it’s here we have our WINNER of Holly's Signs .
Are you ready? I couldn't get the Random on the computer to work so I the Husband downloaded an app (there's an app for that!) Have to love the smart phones! Well we put in our numbers and the WINNER is…. DRUM ROLL Please…
I love the family tree! I may have to do this for my mom for Mother's Day. What a great way to showcase the whole family! Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful work!
Congratulations to you Kristen, our 1st official Winner, Hope this helps you get through Monday ;)
~Kori & Tara
Sunday, February 20, 2011
After I cut out all my pieces I put a layer of modge podge on them to make sure they stayed put with play. All that was left was to add my animals to their new home
I cant wait to try these out at church!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
We did it!Yeah! You guys are awesome and Thank you!
Don't Forget to enter to win the giveaway from Holly's Vinyl, tomorrow is the last day to enter, and all of you amazing followers get 2 entries! What are you waiting for!!! Go here to enter!! We will draw Monday morning and announce it.
Once again Thank you, you have made it very easy for us to become addicted to blogging!
♥ Kori & Tara
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Well it is official we have been blogging for a full month! Can you believe we have all only know each other that long! Well you guys have shown us so much ♥ Love ♥ this first month and patience! We thought what better then to give you presents! Who doesn't enjoy winning a goodie! Especially when you get to pick it out yourself (our favorite kind of presents).
As we thought of what we could do for prizes we had to look no further then the walls in our houses, Vinyl! We have an amazing friend Holly and she has an equally amazing Business! We have run to her with all of our Vinyl need or just random ideas for signs or gifts and Holly is awesome to help put them into vinyl for us! She has the best selection and price! She has been so sweet to help us pick fonts and colors. We have made numerous orders with her and We have never been let down! Here are some of her fun items she has done for others…
And look at this Baby’s Room She matched the vinyl to the bedding. Love this and my next baby will totally need one! Plus she has Stick people, for your car! They are 100% customizable! I love the ones on her site and I am pretty positive we need a set of these (Holly, hint, hint!).
The Mom’s (Tara & kori)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
- Fabric: 1 30” piece (this will be your front make it the fun pattern) and 1 40” piece (this will make up your back side and your edged on the front)
- Sewing Machine