Saturday, January 18, 2014
It took a bit of finagling trying to figure out how to get the diamonds between the different blocks when piecing them together. I love the gradient with the chevron I used for those corner stones. (Can I call them cornderstones?) I ended up taking the 4 finished blocks, and using them like I would the four pieces of fabric. With all the twisting you do, I was holding my breath each time I put another four together!
And the red square, let be honest, could I make something without throwing in at least a little red?
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
It's taken far too long, but I've finally finished it! I finally finished painting the tree on Mom's wall! I absolutely love the pictures we chose, they're more of the fun, old pictures that we don't usually usually display: the little blue trailer, Grandma and Grandpa having a snowball fight, Mom and Dad waiting to get their wedding certificate signed are some of my favorites.
It was more complicated than I though it would be, being over a stairwell. After figuring out how to build out the stairs with cinder blocks, it was much easier. Regardless, I refuse to pain over a stairwell again!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
All you do is write your message, laminate it or they said covering it in packaging tape works just as well. Then, mix two parts metallic paint with one part dish soap. I had to do two or three layers to cover the writing, but I'm so happy with how these turned out. It works so well!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
With several phone calls to my sister, I love these sugar cookies that I made, the love letter ones especially which I think are perfect for a missionary.
The pink ones are actually peanut butter cookies. After I made the dough i added a two caps of red food coloring and rolled them in red and white coarse sugar. The hugs instead of kisses, were put in the middle half way through baking. I found if I put them in at the beginning the chocolate melts too much.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
- 1 whole Chicken
- 1 whole Bay Leaf
- 64 ounces, fluid Unsalted (or Low Sodium) Chicken Broth (you May Use Half Broth And Half Water If Desired.)
- 1 whole Large Onion, Chopped
- 3 whole Ribs Of Celery, Sliced
- 3 whole Carrots, Peeled And Chopped
- 3 whole Parsnips, Peeled And Chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- Ground Black Pepper
Place all ingredients but the pepper into a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until chicken is done, vegetables are tender, and soup flavor is divine. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
Serve in a bowl, then sprinkle black pepper over the top.
*Note: Adjust broth levels and/or vegetable amounts as needed.