Thursday, February 24, 2011

My Next Show

I will be at the Luck of the Craft Trunkshow at The GlitterWorkshop in Madison.

It will be on Saturday March 5th. There will be 5 other talented ladies there too showing their wares. The store will also be packed with handmade & vintage goodness as always.

I'll have a HUGE selection of girls skirts, hand stamped jewelry, hair accessories and some great new purses - wait - did you say purses? Yes, I sure did. I have been in a funk lately with sewing so I decided that I NEEDED to make something different & new. And I am having so much fun making them. Stop by and see the new goodies.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Yummy & EASY Cake Ball Recipe

For Valentines Day we made these delish little cake is the so easy recipe
~the ball is the one on the top....the others are covered oreos~

1 box cake mix, bake the cake according to the directions on the box
1 tub of frosting
Almond Bark "candy" coating or Ambrosia Chocolate, whichever you have

gel food coloring for almond bark
a little veg shortening to thin the almond bark - I like a thin coating
a cookie scoop - it makes the "balling" part SO easy!

-make the cake according to the box, let cool then crumble it up into a bowl
-add 3/4 of the frosting container.....use the remainder for graham crackers or late night snacking!
- Mix it well, it will get doughy
-scoop the dough out unto wax paper lined cookie sheets, cover then let chill overnight in the fridge, or if you are in a hurry let them cool in the freezer for about 30 minutes
-once they are chilled melt your bark, I like to thin it a bit with the shortening and then add a little colorant - this time it was pink.
- I used a slotted spoon to dunk the balls in the bark, then the slots in the spoon drained the extra right back in to the bowl
-sprinkle with jimmies if you'd like.

If it's warm out you can keep them in the fridge until they are ready to eat ....they keep well in an air tight container

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Treats

Ah...what a lovely weekend......the girls started dance class this weekend. It was a trip for sure. They both were so excited to get on their leotards and sparkly headbands and tights. When we got there they were happy too...until they went into the studio/gym and they separated the girls. Sydney panicked and started to cry. I had to go in there to calm her down. When class was over and we went to get ready to leave she got all excited about going back in to the gym. So we peeked in and there was another small class starting and they let the girls join in. Syd & Audrey had a great time. Yippee

Also we made treats for Audrey to take to school for Valentine's Day. We made chocolate covered oreos and cake balls. They are so easy to make! I'll post instructions later!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

~*~Snow Day~*~

Well there was lots of snow for us last today Audrey had no school & I stayed home from work and we had a snow day. I got some sewing & baking done and we were able to do a little sledding too!

I hope you all are staying warm.....