Thursday, May 24, 2012

Real Strawberry Shortcakes

 So right after high school I spent a summer in Rochester NY doing the Hill Cumorah Pageant. It was awesome! One thing I discovered and fell in love with was real shortcakes!!! We would go to this little berry farm where they had shortcakes and you could pick your berry sauce and eat up with a dollop of ice cream! Pretty much heaven! So when we were throwing around food ideas for my sisters shower that would be amazing and not a lot of hassle while guests were there this was perfect! They were a HUGE hit everyone was so excited and LOVED them!










 Shortcakes

1/4 cup sugar

2 1/3 cups Original Bisquick® mix

1/2 cup milk

sugar for sprinkling

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, 3 tablespoons sugar and the butter until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by 6 spoonfuls.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. 

Split warm shortcakes and top with desired toppings. (i.e. fresh strawberries and danish dessert(my favorite), or strawberries in sugar to create a natural sauce, whipped cream, chocolate ganache, etc.) 



Friday, May 11, 2012

mothers day gift! pedi printable

I always give my mom a pedicure for mothers day...it is something I know she would do for herself and I like to go with her so it makes my life so super easy! The hardest part is coming up with a new card/tag every year. So this year instead of some foot model, I decided to use adorable baby feet! And they are the cutest because they are my oldest's baby feet :) Love!

So if you need a last min mothers day take your mommy for a pedicure and use this cute printable! I also made a version if you can't go w your mamma or its just not your thing...but to all you moms out  there:

happy mothers day!



Thursday, May 10, 2012

Rosette Chunk Necklace



Cute right? I always see them on Etsy and I love them so I decided to try and make some...not too bad for my first try. Totally gave these to my mom for mothers day...I need to get better pics! I took these at night with terrible lighting!


You will need:

*fabric strips for rosettes
*hot glue
*felt
*ribbon
*beads (optional)



1. Make a bunch of rosettes. Varying sizes for a little more personality. How many you make will depend on what size of necklace you want.


2. Place them how you want the overall shape of your necklace to be. Place them right on the felt to avoid messing up the placement you want.

3. Simply hot glue them on the felt. Be sure to push them close together to avoid gaps.I like to add the glue to the rosette to avoid having glue where it shouldn't be.

4. Where ribbon goes place a dot of glue on felt to hold in place, then add glue to rosette and place over ribbon.

5. If you want beads thread them onto ribbon once everything has dried.

6. Cut felt tight around the shape of your clump of rosettes.

7. Hot glue any accent beads on that you wish! Be creative also try buttons and broaches etc!

8. Tie on and enjoy! You look fabulous.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DIY upcyle onsies!!!


My little Hinkley was so much smaller than my first that I wasn't prepared with cute little outfits for her that were that small! I had one to bring her home in but that was about it. Even jammies she only had one thing that didn't drown her. For some reason it was so important to me to have her in cute things that fit and when I couldn't find any little outfits to buy I decided to make some...Onesies are my best bet since my kids are long and skinny and I had some hand-me-downs from my cousin so up-cyling was the perfect solution! 








For the owl I took random fabric scraps and just cut them until I liked the shape, used fabric glue to attach on roughly then my sweet mommy helped me stitch around the edges to hold and define!!! And you can do fabric or googly eyes whatever you have! Easy peasy.

The ruffle onesie was even easier! I cut ruffles off of a pair of pants I wasn't going to put her in and started attaching with fabric glue! Just make sure you have something in-between the front and back of the onesie so you don't leak and glue them together! Then to secure for sure for sure just add a few stitches but your glue should work just fine!  FUN HUH!? Free, and they have ended up being my favorite things for her!


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