Friday, December 23, 2011
It isn't pretty. But, I think it will set up nicely. I know my mistake; I left it in the pan about 30 seconds to long. lol
And most importantly, it tastes just fine.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Here is the link to the recipe I used do the ganache.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I then moved onto forming my truffle balls. I found the trick to that as well. I kept a bowl of ice next to me. I would chill my hands on a piece I ice, part them dry, and roll the truffles.
Friday, December 16, 2011
1 batch of sugar cookie dough
1 double batch of truffle ganache, truffles to be assembled tomorrow
1 batch of oatmeal no bake cookies
All in all, a successful night. Tomorrow I will be baking all those sugar cookies I love all the cute cutters I have for Christmas. Until tomorrow!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tomorrow is a trip to Publix. I have a long list of needs for the weekend. I will be baking the sugar cookies in lots of pretty Christmas shapes. The list also includes peanut butter, no bakes, truffles, and if I am feeling adventurous, my mom's fudge.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
For the kids; chocolate dipped marshmallows with nonperells of course.
And for Michael; chocolate and peanut clusters.
I am working on doing more of the things I love. I love baking; bread, cookies, brownies, playing with melted chocolate, etc... I am going to do more of it. I really had fun this morning doing something relatively simple.
Happy Sunday to you all.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Here is the mixed media canvas I created yesterday. I found the quote/definition on Pinterest. I really like it.
I retyped it, changed the fonts, and added some color to some words before printing.
I painted the canvas and covered it with papers. I added a few embellishments as well.
I realized a few things while doing this:
I love fonts
I love bright colors
I like empty space on my art
It is so easy to look at other creations and compare our Art to it. But I am embracing mine and what I like. After all, the art I create is for me and is should reflect my style and my tastes.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I have made three goals to work toward over the next couple of months. I am going to use my blog for accountability. Blogging daily was NOT a goal, so that won't be happening. Here are my goals:
1. Exercise at least three days a week. I have made a calendar and am giving myself a star on the days I exercise. That way I have a visual reminder, it is on the cabinet door above my computer.
2. Take piano lessons. This is a much longer-term goal. I have to start. I will be calling an instructor tomorrow about lessons. I can read music and know the notes, but I need guided practice, drills, and a plan of action. My goal is to play anything (within reason), not just learn to play specific songs.
3. Take more photos. I found a cute 30 day photo challenge on Pinterest. I will be doing that for the next month; and that is where most of the posts will come from. I am also taping it to the other cabinet above my computer! I like/need visual reminders.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Yes they are. I guess this healthy lifestyle is getting to be a part of my daily life. I needed to move, something with a purpose. This morning I put on my tennis shoes, workout clothes, (I actually packed clothes just to exercise), plugged in my headphones and went for a walk. I will even admit that I feel a bit better having worked out.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Onto my challenge.
July's Ad Challenge
Click the link above to find out more. But here is a little peek at the ad you are going to use as inspiration to create something wonderful.
And a sneak peek at what I created.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
the scrappers sanctuary
Sunday, June 19, 2011
|Dancing with you feet is one thing, dancing with your heart another.|
Friday, June 17, 2011
So my summer time will start on June 24th at 12:00!!!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
I didn't tell lots of people. I just started losing weight. I felt if I announced it to everyone, I would jinx myself. And this time it was personal; I wanted to get healthy for me. After all, if turning 40 isn't motivation to get healthy, I don't know what is.