Sunday, February 27, 2011

I Gave Myself A Makeover

So I got bored again with my color and decided to try something fun and exciting. Something I've never done before.
I love it!!!!
Hubby hasn't seen it yet, and I can only imagine what he's going to say.

I have approval from my 2 year old though. After I washed my hair she said:
"Mama, you have lipstick in your hair??"
"Haha, no Bella. Do you like my pink hair?"
"Oh yes, sooo pretty!!"

What do you think? It's kind of crazy and totally different than my usual look. 
I think that's why I like it!
I love being a girl!

Pin It!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Full of Goodness

It's the weekend, and we got hit with snow again. Wouldn't this be a great time to gather your kids, or invite some friends over and bake these amazing cookies together??
These were quite possibly the best cookies I have ever made. I was sitting in the kitchen trying to figure out what to bake. I wanted cookies, but something a little different. And Voila! Here's what I came up with. 
They were chewy, gooey, peanut buttery, and full of chocolate chunks! As with all of my "recipes" I really don't measure, so the following measurements are approximate. 
Give it a whirl - you won't be sorry!
 *Full of Goodness Cookies*
3/4 c butter
1 c peanut butter
1 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 1/3 c flour
1 cup oats
2 eggs
1 t pure vanilla
12 chocolate chunks

In a mixer blend together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and sugar until fluffy. In a separate bowl mix salt, baking soda, flour and add gradually to batter. Add vanilla and eggs. Stir in chocolate chunks.
(These cookies have oats but they are not full of oats. If you like a lot of oats in your cookies just add more!)
Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 7-9 minutes. (I love my cookies slightly under baked so they are a bit gooey in the center. I usually only bake mine for 6 - 7 min.)
Let cool on racks and enjoy!

Pin It!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Knock it Off

I came across this Knock it Off  Contest over at seven thirty three and really wanted  to participate! I normally don't join in on these contests, but I couldn't pass this up!

You see, a client came to me with a picture of this beautiful Honora bracelet.
Gorgeous, right??
And she wanted ME to duplicate it for her!
I happily accepted the challenge.

(Sidebar: I do NOT condone ripping off other peoples designs and claiming them as your own - that's stealing. This, however, I openly claim is a replica of a Honora bracelet that a client requested I duplicate for her. Besides, this is a knock off contest...)

I did some shopping and gathered my materials: 
* Lots of gorgeous freshwater pearls
*Swarovski crystals in a plethora of colors and sizes
*A pretty silver toggle
*Lots of sliver pins to create links  

I went to work, and voila!

Here it is!

I was really pleased with how it turned out, and my client was thrilled! She said it looked identical to the Honora version!! Yay! Mission accomplished!

What do you think? Can't tell the difference right?  ;)

Pin It!