Thursday, February 24, 2011

$5 or less St Pattys Day Wreath!

 So Meighen and I are obsessed with making wreaths for all the holidays, especially since we have managed to make super cute ones that are affordable and quick! I'm showing you two interpretations of the St Pattys Day wreath made with the same supplies. You can make these as simple or as cluttered as you like it just depends on how much money you want to spend or how you would like it to look. The decorations I chose were from $.50 to $1.50 each.

These plain wreaths are $1.50 at Pat Catans
 And here are all the supplies, the flowers were $1 for 6. I already had the green yarn and ribbon.
                
 This is what we came up with. Meighen's on the right mine on the left.
And this is mine hanging out on my front door. ( :

Sunday, February 20, 2011

HO HO Cake! :)

Friday was my BFF Meighen's birthday! So we had to celebrate with Ho Ho Cake. I got the recipe here: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Ho-Ho-Cake/Detail.aspx
I made them into hearts :) this is one of the tastiest things to come out of my kitchen.




And here is the Birthday Girl!! 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Easy Rubber Band Hair Bow


This is the easiest, fastest hair bow i have come up with. It works best with thick ribbon.

First cut your ribbon to about 14 inches. Then take one end and fold it over to the middle like shown.

                    Now do the same with the other end so that they cross in the middle, make sure if its ribbon that  has a pattern on only one side, that you have the patterned side facing you.
 Now pinch it in the middle and wrap a tiny rubber band around the middle. now all you have to do is hot glue it to a barrette and done.


Here's the Princess...    

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chocolate Cherry Coke Cupcakes


This is a super simple recipe not completely made from scratch, i cheated this time by using a box mix, but i changed it up a bit to make something different. enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 box of devil's food cake mix (brand doesn't matter just get whats on sale)
12oz cherry coke (1 can)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
5oz of cherries (i used half of a 10 oz jar)

Preheat oven to directions on box, spray cupcake liners w/ cooking spray ( do it good because these guys are sticky)

Add cinnamon to cake mix mix well, stir in coke, chop cherries into small pieces and add to mix.

when filling cupcake liners only fill halfway because these are gonna rise good, maybe because of the soda but i don't know the science behind it.

bake 21-23 minutes until tooth pick comes out clean.

i used basic vanilla icing on some and i added 2 tbls of coca powder to the vanilla icing to make a chocolatey icing on some of the other cupcakes and i think the chocolate worked better with this cupcake.

if you want to make them pretty add a whole cherry on top like in the pictures.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Crochet Kitchen Scrubbie

I made up this pattern partly out of necessity, I needed a new sponge to wash my dishes with and since I have this urge to make everything cute, I just made one. this is just a very basic beginner pattern you can use whatever yarn you have laying around. size hook isn't super important I just put down what I happened to use, and I actually wish I had used one size smaller. Anyway, if you are looking for a simple crochet project to occupy a half hour, here you go.


Kitchen Scrubbie pattern 6”x 4 ½”

I- hook
Small amount of scrap yarn


Main part make 2
1.Ch 20
2.DC in 2nd ch from hook
3.DC across (19 DC)
4.Ch 2 turn DC across(19 DC)
Repeat  step 4, 5 more times
(total 7 rows DC)
5. SC the 2 pieces together all around the edges
Weave in ends

Flower
CH 4 join to make a circle
10 DC in circle
Ch 3, 2DC in same st as ch3,
*SC, 3 DC in same st*
*repeat form around*
Sew flower on scrubbie