December 28, 2014

My Frozen Cake...

I made a Frozen cake for my granddaughters 8th birthday. It took me all day, but that's probably because I haven't made such an elaborate cake before. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. Most importantly Brylee loved it:)).  I used recipes from Pinterest on making the ice shards and also got ideas on making snowflakes from white chocolate. I used snowflake sprinkles, sugar crystal sprinkles and tiny white round sprinkles. I was lucky enough, after searching every store I could think of, to find the Frozen Ornaments in the after Christmas clearance section at Target. That was luck indeed!

Below is a picture of my candy ice shards. They look like old green glass to me. I followed
the directions I found on Pinterest and used blue food coloring but it came out greenish. It still 
looked cool on the cake.

Here's where I found my recipes and ideas. The chocolate cake recipe is mine and I will 
list it below also.

And here's my chocolate cake recipe:
Deep Dark Chocolate Birthday Cake
2 cups granulated sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour pans or prepare cupcake liners.  Mix dry ingredients in a large
mixer bowl or mixing bowl.  Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.  Beat on medium for 2 minutes.  Add
boiling water and stir.  Mixture will be thin. Bake in pan for 35-40 minutes until toothpick comes
out clean.  Cupcakes take less time, I wanna say 20 minutes or so,  just keep an eye on them and check with toothpick.
Cool completely then frost with the Buttercream frosting.

December 26, 2014


It I thought I would share some of my Christmas. My son-n-law, Ryan and my daughter, 
Rhiannon, made this lighted monogram plaque for us. It looks really neat all lit up. I had it
In the center of my mantel for Christmas Day, but the decorations have all been put away 
now and I had to find a new place for it. I've put it above my television inside the cabinet. 
It glows so pretty, the photos don't do it justice! 
I love it!


Below are a set of dachshund oil and vinegar bottles. They are so cute! From Ryan and 
Rhiannon too.

My youngest daughter handmade this pink elephant jewelry holder for me at school in her ceramics
class. It turned out so cute and she even painted it my favorite color, PINK!

My oldest daughter, Stephanie, made these tile coasters using photos of my family.
I have such creative and talented kids!

Our Tree:)

My daughter, Bryanna, and our dachshund, Rexy.

Rexy :)

I found these cute snowman chair covers at Kirkland's this year. I thought the
grandgirls would like them.


August 12, 2014

Shabby Cupcake...

I found a cute pin on making this really sweet shabby
cupcake. Here's my version using what I had on hand:)

You can find the video tutorial at tubeyoumaster1.

Thanks for visiting:))

August 5, 2014

Cupcake Cards...

I made these using papers I printed from Iralamija's Etsy shop
and other papers I had on hand.



July 29, 2014

Painted Canvas Porch Pillow...

I wanted to share the pillow I painted the other day for my
side porch. I bought the canvas pillow cover a few years back 
not knowing what I would do with it but it was super cheap so I 
bought it!  All I wanted on it was my house number. I think it's
really COOL!

Bunny Cards...

I recently purchased a few printable papers from Iralamija's Etsy shop.
I printed them out and made these cards using her beautiful floral tags 
and printable floral papers. The pink stripe paper is from Hobby Lobby.
I also used my hand dyed buttons and some of the resin bunnies I made 
and painted. I found the yellow doilies at a local flea market, I was so



July 17, 2014

Amazing Mold Putty...

Last week I came across a pin on Pinterest about making your own molds with Amazing Mold Putty. I thought it was a neat idea so I set out to try it. First I bought my supplies at Hobby Lobby, including Amazing Casting Resin. I followed the directions on the packaging, made a few molds and poured in my resin.  After the resin hardened I took my pieces out of the molds. I painted some and dyed some with Rit liquid dye. After my painted pieces dried I sprayed them with either gloss or matte sealer to protect the painted finish. The process, in my opinion, is very simple and really a lot of fun! My favorite pieces are the bunnies, ice cream cones and the roses.