Friday, July 26, 2013

Almond Nutella Brownies.

Once again...for the know in case you missed it... I LOVE PINTEREST!!!!! Just saying. :D Ok now that I got that out of the way. I was looking at all the things I have pinned on pinterest and thought that I should start trying some of these. So I decided the easiest board to look at and start trying is the food ones. I found this recipe on Pinterest and knowing how much my hubby loves nutella thought I would try it. Not only were they a huge hit with my hubby but my father in law couldn't stop eating them either. I think both my mother in law and i got 1 may 2. So here is the pin off pinterest...
and here is the ones I made
  I did these in a mini muffin tin. it just seemed like we wouldn't get that many in a regular size cupcake tin...and I only had mini cupcake covers. :p But it worked out really well. they were extremely yummy. I will definitely be making them again.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Birthday Board Final Picture

We went and visitined my parenst this weekend so I got to see the board I made her all hung up. It looks pretty good. Im still pretty pleased with it.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

Again on pinterest. :p I saw this lady who did a flag cake and decided it would be fun to try it. Our family isn't big fans of red velvet so instead I just did a white cake and colored it with Wilton's red food coloring. I did the same with the blue as well. For my first attempt I think it came out really well. :)
I did make a few mental notes for if I would like to try this in the future. but overall I am actually very happy with how it turned out. :)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Birthday Board

I was showing pintrest to my mom and explaining what it was to her awhile back and she happened to see one of the pins I had. It was a birthday board. She made a comment that she really liked it and it got me thinking about how I could make her one. Well when I was at the D.I. (thrift store here in Utah)one day I found this little beauty for $2.
And I started coming up with a plan to make my mom that birthday board. First I took the vinyl off the board, then I spray painted it a cream color. After I had put all the coats on and it was dry. I added the months. I found the months in vinyl at the craft store that was perfect. So I added those. then it was time to figure out how to add the birthdays at the bottom. As soon as I started looking at the craft stores for a way to make the names to hang under the board, I kept hitting a lot of snags. Finding a nice circle, oval or heart wasn't the problem. The wood was, it kept snapping in half when I tried to screw in the hook and eye. So one night, I was talking to my father in law about my project and he came up with a great idea for the names and dates. He had a drill press all we had to do was find the right thickness and buy a board and cut out a bunch or circles. GENIUS! And less expensive. So he was nice enough to cut out all the circles then I would sand and paint them. I decided to use a sharpie to write the names on and then I got the idea to put a picture on the back in case they got mixed up then you would know what month they were suppose to be.
After I got all those done (you don't want to know how many birthdays :p) I added a few to the board to take this picture.
Now it was time to added the wording on the board. This actual took me awhile. But this is what I came up with.
I got it all finished just in time to give it to my mom for her birthday so I haven't been able to get a picture of it hanging on the wall all put together yet. But I will next week. :)