Saturday, November 23, 2013

Winter Bracelet

Hey, everyone. I haven't posted a piece of jewelry in a while so, I thought I would do that today.

This bracelet is made with metal chain, moonstone chips, and crystals. Let me know what you think. Have a great weekend.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Candy Bark

      So, while I was trying to get this post done yesterday I ended up running out of sun light while taking the pictures and had to finish up today. That's why the post is a little late today. Here it is; the candy bark that I told you about last week. I hope you enjoy it. The recipe is super easy and it makes a great Holiday gift.


       2cups white chocolate chips

       7 assorted mini candy bars

       1/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips for drizzling, (optional)


       1. Slice candy bars inro 4 to 5 pieces

       2. Melt the white chocolate chips until smooth

       3. Stir the candy bars into the white chocolate

        4. Pour onto cookie sheet lined with was paper until set, about 30 minuts to an hour.

        5. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Let cool

        6. Break the bark into medium to small small pieces

         Serves about 8. Enjoy! Let me know what you think, or if you have any questions ask away.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Our Halloween

Hello everyone.  I hope you had a fun and safe Halloween this year. We had a lot of fun  My husband and I took our daughter trick or treating with some friends at a shopping center. The kids had a great time and got lots of goodies. After we got home hubby took our little one around the neighborhood while I stayed home and handed out candy. We actually ran out before the night was over. We also went to our neighbors house and helped hand out candy there.

She did pretty good; trick or treating. Got a good amount of candy.

I took a few pieces of chocolate out of the pile. I'm going to make chocolate bare candy bark. That recipe will be up next week. Have a great week.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Marshmallow Popcorn

Hey everyone!  It's been a little while since I have posted a recipe and I'm very excited about it. I hope you are too. I had some things left over from the party and decided to make something sweet. What better way to use extras, right?

Before we get to the recipe I wanted to tell you all about some things that I'll be doing to make the blog more organized. First, I'm finally going to make a schedule so that you will know when to expect posts on the blog. There will be two posts a week. One will be Wordless Wednesday and the other will either be a recipe or a craft. I also have some things going on on my fb page. I have a tip of the day and an oldie but a goodie, posted on Sundays.

Okay, lets get to the fun part; the recipe.  It's great for baby showers, birthday parties, and even as party favors. Here's the recipe. Let me know what you think.

Marshmallow Popcorn:


2 single serving size mocrowave kettle corn

2 cups white chocolate chips

2 cups fruit flavored marshmallows



1. Pop the kettle corn in the microwave according to the package.

2. Pour into a large bowl.

3. Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. 20 second intervals, stirring after each.

4. Add white chocolate and marshmallows to the popcorn and stir until coated.

5. Add sprinkles and stir again. Store in an air tight container

Makes avout 6-8 servings. Keeps for about a week. Enjoy.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Computer Mess up

Hey everyone.  Just a quick announcement. My computer is acting up and I have been forced to post from my phone. I just wanted to let you all know in case you see any strange typos and such. I think I'm going to have to get a new one. Untill then posts will be coming from the phone. Have a great day.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

What a Week

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a great week. For me it has been a busy one. We had  my daughter's birthday party and got new carpet. I'm still trying to get the place back to normal.

The party went well. Lot's of friends and fun. The pinata was a big hit. I made the cupcakes myself instead of buying a cake.  I had a blast. We added a marshmallow on top to decorate. I wanted to have the kids decorate them with sprinkles but there was no way they would stick. The frosting was too dry. We took a premade can of frosting and used food coloring for the color. I'll post a picture of the end result.

The carpet took all day but it was worth it. It's soft and cozy. Now, if  I could only get caught up with getting things back in order.  I'm sure it will happen eventually.

I think tonight calls for some hot cocoa.  How about you?

Here's the picture of the cupcakes I promised.  Have a great night everyone.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Readers You Pick Recipe

For the longest time I've been trying to think of a topic that I can do continuously. I finally came up with an idea that, I hope, everyone will enjoy.

Every three months I'll post a new recipe. However there is a catch. You, my wonderful readers, have to come up with the ingredients.  Now, they have to be ingredients that you would find in desserts. You post one ingredient in the comments of the post about the You Pick for those three months. The first 5 ingredients in the comments will be the ones in the recipe.

This is the first post. So, go ahead and leave a comment of and ingredient you would like to see in this recipe. The recipe will be posted in December and the next You Pick will be in January. Have fun. If you have any questions please let me know. Have a great week.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Welcome Fall with a Wreath

Hello, I hope you all are doing well this lovely Autumn Saturday.  I am, unfortunately,  trying to get over a cold. Other than that everything is going good. We are planning our daughter's birthday party. She will be 5 this year and the theme is Hello kitty. Hopefully I will remember to write a post about it.

Ok, lets get to this wreath. This is my first wreath that I have made so this will not be a tutorial.  I am planning on making the next one as a tutorial. I wanted to show it to all of you and hopefully hear what you think. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Brownies with Sprinkles

These brownies were a hit at our July 4th celebration. They a super easy and a great project to do with the kids.


1. Your favorite brownie recipe or mix

2. 1 package marshmallow candy melts

3. Red and blue colored sugar


1. Make your favorite brownie recipe, I used Nestle's recipe,  and let them cool completely.

2. Melt the candy melts in a microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth.

3. Dip brownies in melts and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Sprinkle with colored sugar.

4. Let dry and enjoy.

My daughter had so much fun coloring the sugar. Thank you for stopping by. If you try any recipes please let me know what you think, and come back often.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My new sewing desk

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great Saturday.  It has been a while since I have posted and for that I'm sorry. I have been very busy with school and I have been trying to come up with new ideas for blog posts. Many crochet projects are in the works and I can't wait to share them with you. I'm also trying to come up with a recipe for next month.

I do have something to share with you all. My birthday just passed and I got a wonderful gift from my husband. A new sewing table! He got the materials and my very nice neighbor built it for me. Here is the picture. Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Cookies

                   Hey everyone! Guess what. I have another recipe for you. St. Patrick's Day is coming up and I wanted to do a festive recipe for you. I took the snickerdoodle recipe and made a different kind of cookie. Here is the recipe, I hope you all enjoy it. It's a great recipe to do with your kids.


                 Your favorite Snickerdoodle recipe (with out the cinnamon sugar mixture)

                 Green food coloring

                 1 bag white chocolate chips


            How to:

               1. Make your snickerdoodle recipe. When it is a dough add 5 or six drops of green food coloring. Mix well.

               2. Bake the cookies according to the recipe instructions. Cool completely.

               3. While the cookies are cooling melt white chocolate chips in the microwave at 20 second intervals; stirring after each time until smooth.

              4. Dip cookies in white chocolate and then dip the top part of the cookie in some sprinkles.

               5. Place the cookies on cookie sheets lined with wax paper until set. Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Single Serving Cinnamon White Hot Chocolate

               It's been a while since I posted a recipe and guess what! I have a recipe for you today. Like all my other recipes it is super simple. It's rich and yummy, a dessert in itself.

             I've been having some issues with keeping up with my posts( hubby doesn't like that I blog). I am trying to post as often as I can and I have tons of recipe ideas. Ok, enough rambling here is the recipe. I hope you all like it. I also wanted to thank you all for sticking with me.


         1 cup milk

         1 Tbl. white chocolate chips

         1/4 tsp. vanilla

         1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


        1. Heat milk in a mug in the microwave for 2 minutes.

        2. Add white chocolate chips and stir until melted completly.

        3. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Stir well and enjoy.

Makes a single serving. If you try this recipe or any of my other recipes I would love to hear what you think. This is a very sweet drink and if you want a milder white chocolate flavor you can always add less white chocolate. Have fun and enjoy.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Learning How to Sew: Project #2

I finally finished my second sewing project. I was going to make a pillow cover but decided on a throw pillow for my daughter. Sewing with a  machine is getting easier but I still need more practice. So, here it is. I love the fabric, it reminds me of summer. I would love to hear what you think. If you have any advice on sewing I would love some tips. Thanks for stopping by and please stop by often.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Learning How to Sew: My First Project

              For Christmas I got a sewing machine from my dear husband. I have been hinting on and off for years that I wanted to learn how to sew. This is a good skill to learn; specially if you have kids. This way you could make blankets or pajamas, or even their costumes for Halloween. My husband finally agreed with me and bought one. He was very excited about this; being that he could make his own shirts for work. Later on, by watching videos he decided that this was not going to be an easy task.

           I decided to start simple, leaving clothes making to a later date. I wanted to try something so simple that my daughter could do it if she were older. So, I did some research and I asked myself: What would be the easiest sewing project that I could do that would still be of good use in our home. While searching for the answer a light bulb came on! I had an idea! I would sew cloth napkins. Excited and overwhelmed at the same time I wrote a list of the items I would need for the napkins. It wasn's until a few weeks later that we were able to go to the craft store and get the supplies.

        Before starting to sew there was measuring and cutting to be done. Then pressing and pinning, not to mention the thread of the machine and winding the bobbin. That took the better part of 2 hours to figure out how to do. Finally, I was ready to sew. Anticipation and nervousness overcame me but I had to go on. I put the napkin under the needle and put the presser foot down and away I went (on the slowest speed). I was sewing crooked. The line started out straight but I couldn't keep it strait. Oh well, it just takes practice I guess. In the end the napkins didn't turn out half bad. They will still be usefull. I even made a smaller one for my daughter, she was so excited. Now all I have to do is head back to the store for more fabric and thread for my next project. Here are some pictures of the napkins. Happy Sewing, everyone!

Friday, January 11, 2013

My First Crocheted Scarf


                       This is the first scarf I have crocheted. It is a bit long but it turned out pretty good for my first one. I have been crocheting for quite a few years before and took a little break from it to make jewelry. Now I'm back at it and doing the many things that I love. What is your favorite thing to crochet or make?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chocolate Peppermint Truffle Pops


                       This recipe was supposed to be posted before the holidays but time got away with me, so I am going to post it now. These pops are a mix of peppermint white chocolate ganache and chocolate ganache on a stick and dipped in chocolate. If you love chocolate and peppermint then you are going to love these. So, lets get started.


1 bag white chocolate chips

1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

About 9 crushed candy canes

some milk chocolate for dipping

1/2 cup heavy cream for white chocolate

3/4 cup heavy cream for the chocolate


1. Heat heavy cream until slightly bubbling then pour over chocolate and white chocolate. Stir until smooth.

2. Add some of the crushed candy canes to the white chocolate mixture. Cover both bowls and put them in the fridge for 1 hour.

3.Scoop half a spoonful of each mixture and roll them together into a ball. Place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and put in the freezer for 30 minutes.

4. Take them out of the freezer and put a lollipop stick in each truffle. Place them back into the freezer so they don't melt.

5. Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave at 30 sec. intervals until smooth, stirring after each.

6. Dip each truffle in the chocolate and place the back on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle with remaining candy cane pieces and place in the fridge until set. Makes about 12-24 pops

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.