I am so excited about my new inspired Harry Potter Jewelry! I brought back the original Golden Snitch necklace and matching bracelets, but have added several other great items. There is an incredible charm bracelet that every Harry Potter fan will want to have. There is also a new Deathly Hollow collect. My personal favorite is the doe Patronus “Always” necklace, which is such a sweet gift to give someone you love. To view the complete collection visit my Etsy shop!
I think this is my new favorite dessert I have ever made! I am a huge fan of Alton Brown's show Good Eats. I have seen every episode and have made several of his recipes, but this one takes the cake. Literally. This is his recipe that I used, but the pictures are mine. If you want to try this amazing cake follow the instructions below and be prepared to be amazed!
For the cake:
6 3/4 ounces cake flour
teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 ounces butter, softene
1 cup sugar
5 whole eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the glaze:
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup half-and-half
For the topping:
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Farmhouse style continues to be the latest trend in home decor. I’m convinced it’s because of Chip and Joanna Gaines on Fixer Up. The style is a little vintage, comfortable, relaxing and homey. However, a downside of this trendy trend is that most of the decor is pricey and is pretty all much the same. What I personally like about the farmhouse style is that it's supposed to be unique vintage finds, but that’s just not the case anymore. Last month I made a couple of vintage farmhouse style signs for my mom and Aunt using real barn board from my late grandmother's barn. I loved how well theirs turned out that I decided to make me a sign as well. I remembered seeing a couple of eat, drink and be thankful signs in the stores and I decided to make me a sign with that but with a twist.
One of the biggest things my family has been working on daily is to bless our food before we eat. This isn’t something Jack was raised with and I was, every night around the dinner table we would hold hands a pray. Sitting at the table is something that we had reimplemented last year when I was pregnant. Now we were working on blessing the food before we ate as a way to express our gratefulness. I added “Pray” to the saying for my farmhouse sign. I started by using leftover stain from the dresser project to color the sanded down the wooden board. While that was drying I printed out the words and a simple outline of silverware using regular payer and then traced the images into the wood. The marks from the pencil made groves into the wood since it was soft enough. Using a fine point paint brush I slowly painted all of the letters and silverware with gray paint. Because of the fine details and the residual numbness in my hand, this took me several hours for me to finish. The last step was to seal the sign with a clear coat sealant and add a picture hook on the back.
The sign came out so great and not only is it one of a kind but a great reminder of what should happen around the dinner table!
I created this blog to share my creations with hopes that it will inspire others to show their creative side.