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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Xmas Eve Brunch!

It was so good to spend time with my sis and her husband this past week, they are the kind of couple who is always up for anything!! We spent christmas eve morning at Watercourse, a vegan place in uptown Denver. Decorated with one of a kind art pieces it quickly became one of my favorite places. I had the blackened tofu, and my sis had the breakfast sandwich, the bread was amazing. Overall I spent three days in the city and four days in the mountains. Pretty sweet vacation.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Salted Carmel Mocha Brownie Cups

Inspired by Pinterest and the Starbuck's coffee drink. They are absolutely delicious.  Next on the list for Spring? Poptart cupcakes. Thanks Inside BruCrew Life for originally posting this recipe.

Sweet Treats for Your Dog

 The Christmas version of the Peanut Butter Swirl Treats for Dogs. The recipe is: 2 eggs, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of salt, 2 cups of whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of cornmeal, and 1 cup of quick cooking oats. Directions: Bring the water to a boil and mix in the oats. Let it cool for 10 minutes. Mix in the other ingredients. knead dough until smooth. roll into 1/2 thickness and bake at 325 degrees.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mini Pizza's

It's Sunday night and the boys are over watching the Boat Parade. I wanted to make them something special so I used a cupcake tin to make mini pizza's. We're loving these, they told me it was like eating cupcakes for dinner. Success.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Cinnamon Swirl Snowmen

Cinnamon cake with cream cheese frosting. A huge thanks to Nothing but Bundt Cakes for helping me making these guys so delicious. Can't wait to make them again.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wreath I made with Succulents!


This month's flying by and I'm getting more into the Christmas spirit everyday. Eager to begin decorating, I got up early this morning and  made a trip to Home Depot, to pick up three variations of succulents: Propagate, Flowering, and Aloe. I bought the wreath and floral wiring at Michael's and used wire cutters from my dad's toolbox. It took me about 15 minutes to remove the succulents from their containers, and another 15-30 minutes to completely arrange and fascine the plants. This project went better than expected and the arrangment lasted clear to New Years.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gift Ideas on the Fly!

A quick gift idea. I was having trouble finding the perfect thank you gift so I made this one with succulents and a black vase.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Etsy Designs

Fun patterns for mixed media art pieces and other projects. Enjoy! 

Double Chocolate Turkeys

The fudge frosting makes them gooey and gives them a better taste overall. I hope you like them. Have a great holiday!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

DIY Butterflies

I love mixed media pieces so I'm glad I sat down to work on this project. I saw this idea in Elle Magazine in Scarlett Johansen's room. You can make these butterflies out of paper towels and acrylic paint.

Monday, October 24, 2011


I mixed cake batter with vanilla frosting to make cake balls :) After I let them cool I dipped them in red chocolate and added white polka dots with candy frosting for bandanas. Quick Tip: Melt the chocolate at 50% strength in the microwave and add vegetable oil for a better consistency.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Savory Flatbread

A delicious and simple recipe for restaurant style flatbread.
The best part is it cooks in 5-10 minutes. 

~ Trader Joe's Old Fashion Lavash Bread 
~ 8 Ounces of French Brie 
~ 3 tablespoons of Brown Sugar 
~ 1/4 White Onion
~ 1 Fresh Pear 
~ 2 Slices of thinly sliced Proscuitto 

Layer the Lavash Bread with the carefully sliced pears and proscuitto. 
Sprinkle the cubed Brie, White Onion, and Brown Sugar over the Lavash 
Bread. Cook at 375 degrees. Top with Wild Argula if desired.  

Monday, October 10, 2011

A day at the Six Man

I have wanted to blog for awhile so I'm actually blogging a couple of things from summer. This past August I went to the six-man tournament with some friends in LA. Although I've lived in Southern California most of my life this was my first time experiencing the Six Man.The costumes were thoughtful and creative, it was fun to see everyone dressed up having a good time. There was plently of partying and beer to keep our group entertained throughout the weekend. While I was there I learned that the tournament is in jeopardy of being shut down completely, hopefully this doesn't happen, it's definitely a fun time. Looking forward to going again next year.

So Obsessed

Because aisles of Gypsy05, Twelth Street St Vincent, and Rebecca Minkoff Dresses instantly puts me in a better mood. 

Organic Crepes

One of my favorite places to go is the La Creperie in Long Beach. I decided to make my own version of one of their desert crepes, Spring Raspberry Pecan Crepes. The recipe is simple and fun to make!  Combine 4 large eggs, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 6 tablespoons of sugar, 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of milk, and 2 tablespoons of butter to make the batter. Pour 1/4 of a cup onto a well-seasoned skillet set on medium high, rolling the mixture back and forth quickly to cover the surface of the pan thinly. For the topping whip 1 cup of sour cream (I substituted this w/Greek Yogurt) 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.