Friday, November 2, 2012

Tools I'd Like to have....

 I LoVe to GLass Etch
and create PaPer Jewelry.

Both create a need for 

This machine seems to right up that alley.
Especially for the
 glass etch stencils.

The possibilities are endless.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Frosting ease with Frost Eaze

 Found this nifty little gadget
on the Cake aisle.

oh fun.

I wanted to use it to decorate 
the little cakes 
from the silicone molds. 
It worked just like I had hoped.
 Heat up frosting slightly,
pour into squeezy bottle,
cool a bit,

It's worth it for projects like this, 
but I can't see using it for
frosting whole cupcakes.
Not enough frosting.
You'd be refilling it every two cupcakes!

I wasn't over the mOOn
about my overall finished product,
due to lack of practice with
something like this,
but I gave my Self some
wiggle room by saying'
"they're only 1st graders; they won't notice"

Like the Silicone Molds, I will be using the Frost Eaze again.
It also comes with two extra tips for variety.

I wonder how it would work for filling cupcakes?
I've been wanting to master the Frosting Bag
and this is a fun way to get incentive!

CRaFts from Around the CoRner


I am totally crushing on these!


I could completely see a Live YuLemas Tree
with nothing but a handful of these LoVeLies
hanging from the branches.

Add a string or two of
PoPcorn and CranBeRRy Garlands.

Light Up LoVeBiRds

Monday, October 29, 2012

PumPkin Carving time....

We Love it!

These have always been my 
Favorite plumpkins...
all round and plump!

We actually even toasted the sEEds this year!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

HaLLoWeen Silicone Molds

These are the first Silicone Molds I have ever used.

The idea is beTTer than the actual outcome.
 I tried using buTTer and Oil for the molds.
 The buTTer just didn't work that well.
Apparently, you have to LIBERALLY douse with Oil 
to get a good release.

I did use the Golden BuTTer Cake Mix
which may have also been the problem.
It's a very thick, FLuFFy batter
which made it difficult to 
place in the molds
and to find a comfortable amount
of baTTer fiLLage.

I feel like it would have worked
mucho better if I had used 
a more fluid batter.

All in all,
I would try them again.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Two SiSters Mary Thoughts for the Day ~ OcToBeR

 "Let my Heart be still a MoMent
and this Mystery explore"
~ Edgar Allan Poe

"The Shadow~maker shapes forever."
~Lafcadio Hearn
"Secrets are things we give
to Others, to keep for Us."
~ Elbert Hubbard

painter / title unknown


Saturday, October 6, 2012

PrisciLLa's EarThLy DeLights

mmmm, fresh Persimmon and Walnut Bread.
{Priscilla says: Get BaKeD!}


Thanks to TWO generous neighbors
with Persimmon Trees,
I was able to make a triple batch of bread
this year.

I also have started using fresh Nutmeg,
and does it make alll the difference in the World.

that's right, got those persimmons high on nutmeg...
the whole house was sighing in Happiness.

Got Milk?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tools I'd Like to have....

BRIGHT annnnd Shiny!

I do have fun working with Metal.
Alas, one of the biggest turn offs for Me
is the filing and sanding and polishing...
I just can't get past the nails on the chalkboard thing!

Problem solved!
 At least, a big portion of it.
still have to file...

Monday, October 1, 2012

CRaFts from Around the CoRner

How CooL is this dress?
You could add pretty much anything to
dress it up as a costume.
I'm thinking,
Those silver alien type head bands.

Perfect for all those parties coming up!
I'd wear it all year...

Star DreSS

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Peach's peachy!

I love Peaches.
I love Peach Cobbler even more.
I picked up these beauties with
the intention of making a pie,
but found this recipe instead.

PeaCh CoBBLer recipe

Seeing as I had 4 Peaches,
I doubled the recipe.
I did make some changes though,
especially with the Sugar.

  • 4 large peaches, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • plus 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • I started making the recipe 
    and when I realized that doubling 
    made it 3 cups of Sugar,
    my teeth kind of screeched to a halt!
    So I put the 1 1/2 cups with
    the fresh Peach slices,
    and used the 1/4 cup 
    in the flour mixture.

    I also added Cinnamon,
    cause I LOVE Cinnamon.

    I  added Freshly ground Nutmeg.
    After using it in Oatmeal cookies,
    I'll never go back to bottled Nutmeg.

    Use a 9 x 11 dish.

    I followed the directions as followed
    for the rest of the recipe.

    This is one of the best Cobblers,
    I have ever tasted, even though,
    I overcooked it about 5 minutes
    (next time I'll keep it between 40 and 45 minutes}

    The cobbler bread is fantastic.
    It's in between a Biscuit and Cake,
    the perfect compliment to 
    firm fresh Peaches.

    Next time, 
    I think I might cut back 
    on the Sugar a bit more,
    and possibly the Butter, by 1/2 (4 tbls).
    I would also recommend
    when baking to put on a cookie sheet. 

    So, if you have some fresh Peaches,
    or any other fruit for that matter,
    I highly recommend trying this recipe.

    It's peachy keen!

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

     Happy Mabon!
    Happy Autumn Equinox!
    it's Oh~fficially FaLL!

    MaBoN RituaLs

    We usually do a simple offering
    of an AppLe,
    a YeLLow CandLe,
    and Cinnamon & Juniper incense.

    We give thanks for all the 
    We give thanks for the 
    We give thanks for the 
    coming period of Rest.

    and of course,

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    a new Desk

    One of our local resale shops 
    had this desk for a while.
    I've had my eye on it for a while.

    Then, I bought it.
    The Store Lady gave me a great deal on it,
    with minor wear and tear.

    It's exactly what I've been looking for.
    Something just right 
    for a streamlined computer,

    The drawer comes out
    so that you can flip flop it.
    Eventually I will resand it and reseal it.

    Eventually I will hide all those wires too!

    It's a start.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    Win a complete set of Agatha Raisin!!

    I aBsoLuTeLy
    Agatha Raisin.

    Her adventures always make me Laugh.
    Gruff on the outside,
    Hearted on the in,
    she's my favorite sleuth!

    Now you have the chance to win
    the complete set of 
    Agatha Raisin bOOks.

    I've already entered,
    and wait with crossed fingers!

    If you enjoy Agatha as much as I do,
    enter here!
    Enter here!

    Even if you don't win, check her out.
    Here's the complete series of Agatha Raisin:

    Agatha Raisin series

    woop woop.

    Saturday, September 8, 2012

    PrisciLLa's EarThLy DeLights

    cause I LoVe CooL bumper stickers

    {Priscilla says: Ssssing IT, Baby!}

    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    Cheap and Easy Security for your house....

     Now that schools are opening everywhere,
    and CoLLeges are back in session,
    making sure the Kiddos are ok is very important.

    Many will move into their own place;
    many will come home to empty houses;
    ALL of them need to be Safe.

    When I was a single parent,
     I was terrified of middle of the night break ins.
    I don't think I ever got a good nights sleep.
    well, occasionally when peeps would crash at my place.
    or the womb fruit would have a sleepover.
    Anyhoo, besides always living in an upstairs apartment,
    I would improvise for alarms and security systems
    on my dOOrs and WindoWs.
    You want anything
     that makes a lot of noise
    with little movement,
    such as a cheap wind chime.
    Like the ones you get at Walgreens.

    Wine glasses are excellent for windows,
    especially the older wooden ones that have deep ledges.
    I would set mine on the ledge so that if the window
    opened, it would tip the glass over to fall on the floor.

    Craft stores are FULL of noisy, tinkling BeLLs,
    especially now with the HoHoHolidays gearing up.

    Load up a string with tiny BeLLs

    I had these strung across my sliding door
    for my balcony patio.

    Or just put a few of these bad boys on for noise!

    I also find that the BeLL StriNgs
    are the best for doOrs.

    The wind chimes are especially helpful
    on doOrs that you may not use that often.
    Even now, married to a Copper,  I use this system.
    Cause dog shift can make for a reallly long Night!

    You just want something that will make enough noise
    to give you a heads up, and a head start!

    Just make sure that you rig it to be easily
    removed if necessary.
    I would use a small eye hooks,
    which makes for ease when removing
    and putting back,
    all it will take is
    ONE dinner party
    or Kid Take!over,
    for it to get annoying pretty quick!

    These always brought me a little Peace of Mind
    {still do}
    and hopefully it will for you too.

    Sunday, September 2, 2012

    Tools I'd Like to have....

    I actually know  a couple of pEEps who own one.
    Nothing but RaVe reviews.

    As someone who has constantly had to 
    fight to have nice skin, I am eager to give it a whirl.
    I LoVe the whole home spa thing,
    and this would be a delightful addition to it.

    This is going on my Day of Birth gift list.

    Saturday, September 1, 2012

    CRaFts from Around the CoRner

    Living in Mardi Gras country,
    there is a never ending supply of 
    CoLoRFuL plastic Beads.

    With the HoHoHolidays around the corner,
    these are perfect gifts, especially for the Womb Fruits
    to make and give.

    Adding handmade Soaps,
    small box of Incense
    and some Tea Light candles
    will make it even more special.

    Even a key bowl
    to set by the front door.

    Sunday, August 26, 2012

    ReCoLLeCTioNs GLiTTeR

    I am in LoVe with these GLiTTeRs!
    These GLiTTeRs are Irish Crack,
    so much FuN are They.
    It's the TeXTuRes that are really Rockin.

    and a briLLiant assortment of CoLoRs.
    The Tinsel GLiTTeR is my second faVe.
    It's got Priscilla written alll over it
    {Priscilla says: Got Body Glue?}

    These next two are regular extra fine GLiTTeR,
    but I bought them for the CoLoR.
    The Raspberry is a bit darker 
    than in the picture,
    and I have some special PaPer 
    waiting just for this one.

    The Frost 
    is one I've been having a LOT of Fun with.
    The GLiTTeR lightens up 
    quite a bit once it's been glued.
    It's a Yulemas pale shiMMer, 
    that you can darken by adding
    more layers.

    THIS is the one that gets my 
    punk rock, rock and roll Art Heart goin.
    The Microbeads!

    These are a bit tricky.
    I haven't quite found the best
    way to use them.
    When you pour the beads on, 
    it lumps and can get very uneven.
    I did get better results 
    by using the sprinkle side,
    but when I added 
    the second/third coat,
    it glumped up. 
    No worries, 
    it's one product I don't mind
    having to keep trying out over and over!

    These are a more than welcome
    addition to my Supply Cabinet.
    So far, I've gotten really nice results,
    just as nice as Martha F'n Stewart's
    {cause Martha is da bOmb!}.
    and those square jars are so grOoVy. 
    The jars are large, with double openings,
    one for pouring,
    one for sprinkles.
    Replacing GLiTTeR back in jars 
    is so much easier also.

    I can't wait to add more selections
    to my collection.
    Especially the textured GLiTTeRs.

    Check your store for on~line coupons.
    {I bought these from Michaels.}
    I thought the Hob Lob carried them,
    but I can no longer find them. 

    Friday, August 24, 2012

    SwEEt PoTaTo Fries

     We LoVe these!

    we just had them 
    for the first 
    time recently.

    Store bought, of course.

    Decided to make our own.
    and conveniently,
    I had some Sweet Potatoes
    that were in dire need of use.

    I rinsed and peeled them,
    and because we prefer wedges
    tried using the AppLe Slicer..
    ehhhh, eh~eh.
    No go, Figaro.
    It's a lot easier to just 
    slice them with a verra sharp knife.

    Drizzle Oil of Olive,
    enough for a light coating,
    toss around for a bit,
    then add some tasty spices.

    I had 3 large sweet potatoes,
    I used 
    1tsp Salt
    1tsp PePPer
    1tsp Garlic Powder
    1tsp PaPriKa

    Sprinkle over fries,
    toss around some more
    until evenly coated.

    The seasoning ended up being
    just right for us.
    As with any recipe,
    try and then adjust.

    I baked them at *450
    on a cookie sheet 
    for 30 minutes.
    you can adjust to your
    preference of doneness
    but this worked out really well.

    mmm mmm, ya'll...
    these were Delish!

    They didn't take long at all;
    The Womb Fruits loved them,
    and they are a healthy alternative
    to fried fries.



    Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    Shark Bite cake balls....

    How freakin' COOL is this?

    One of our LoCaL java joints, Brew Ha Ha,
    made these up for Shark wEEk...
    and we got some!
    Even shanghied some from Trish's "special order"
    chompa chomp chomp, little minners, chompa!

    got milk??

    Monday, August 13, 2012

    it's SHARK WeeK, berches...ChomPA ChomP Chomp!

     Get Your JAWS on!

    you're gonna need a bigger boat ~ sheriff brody

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Saturday, August 4, 2012

    Weekend UpDate NewsFlash


    We have a new computer.
    No more struggling with a lap top
    and limited hours
    and loads of bitching cause it's taking too long!

    let's get this party started.

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Tools I'd Like to have....

    the original pink box tool chest rolling

    Ohhh My!

    Santa, baby....

    The Original Pink Box

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012

    CRaFts from Around the CoRner

    how CooL is this?

    I want one!
    My Inner Child says: Squee! 

    Monday, July 16, 2012

    Two SiSters Mary Thoughts for the Day ~ JuLy

     "I am not eCCentriC.
    It's just that I am 
    more alive than most PeoPLe.
    I am an unPoPuLar eLectric eeL
    set in a pond of CatFish."
    ~Edith Sitwell

    Cabaret Girl by idrawgirls

    Saturday, July 14, 2012

    PrisciLLa's EarThLy DeLights

    it's SuMMEr, hookers!

    it's ToTally! acceptable
    to dance around in your

    {Priscilla says: Yeah, Gurl; Boy shorts!}

    Friday, July 13, 2012

    Happy Friday the 13th!

    Bad Luck?
    Not in this House.
    On this day,
    LuCk is so goOd,
    CHoCoLaTe CaKe
    has no calories!
    Hell Yeah.

    Let's go get a new Pink Lipstick, shall we?

    Monday, July 9, 2012

    Duncan Hines Flavor Creations ~ Mocha

    Here we are with another installment of
    NaMe  that FLaVoR!

    That would be Mocha, for $500 BoB...

    I would put this one around the top.
    It's one of the better flavors,
    and it definitely has that CoFFee thing goin on.

    Since The Turkish Mother and The SiSter Married to the Brother 
    have birthdays, on the same EXACT day 
    {for real, the Nerve!}
     this was the perfect opportunity to try this out. 

    not only try out the new Flavor,
    but the
    CupCaKe pan...
    Hells Yeah!
    Square CupCakes.

     Take that all you Nerd NaySayers!

     Dinos LoVe them too.

    Yes, I like this Flavor.
    It's definitely in the Top 3.

    The Familia really liked them too.