Friday, September 18, 2009

What to do...
It has been an exhausting couple of weeks. My Son not being in school, was bored and with me all day at the store. No matter what little games, crafts, or books we was long and boring for him. So finally school has started! Yay! Now I have that little extra time I need in the morning, and most importantly he is doing something he enjoys :)
Besides school it has been a busy past week anyway. It has become a challenge to keep up with everything. I defiantly need to focus and plan out a better schedule.
Last week marked the centennial anniversary for the volunteer firefighters federation. They picked our wee little city/town to have their ginormous parade. It was super fun to see all the antique fire trucks.

They passed out cool little freebies for the kids and throw candy. Because my Son is allergic to corn A.K.A everything. This always poses a problem, because he can't eat the candy they give out. So we went home after the parade and made yummy cake. It is, I swear to you a really good cake. It is made without wheat, corn syrup crap or anything else most people are allergic too. We topped the cake with strawberries and whipped cream! Yummy! So here it is *drum roll* the...

Chocolate cake recipe:

2cps of Buckwheat flour

2 cps of sugar

3/4 cp cocoa powder (I use Hershey's)

2 tsp baking soda

1 extra large egg (I use brown eggs)

1 tsp salt

1 cup whole milk

1 cp of vegetable oil (made without corn)

1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract (sometimes contains corn)

1 cp of boiling water

1. preheat oven to 300 degrees

2. spray 9x13 pan with veg. or olive oil spray (or you could use shortening)

3. mix all the ingredients in the bowl on medium speed until smooth

4.pour into pan, bake for 1 hour or until you can stick and a knife in it and pull it out clean.

Strawberry topping;

Quart of fresh strawberries

1 cp of sugar

1 cp of water

1. slice and wash strawberries and toss into small pan.

2. add sugar and water to strawberries and mix in pan on stove top.

3. Put stove top on med heat.

4. Let strawberries cook down. Mix occasionally. It takes about 20 mins.

Let cool and add to cake for topping.

I also made whipped cream from just whipping heavy cream. You do have to be careful, because some heavy creams have corn in them. It really is a shame how much food they put crap in these days. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this super moist yummy, most allergy free cake!



Monday, September 07, 2009

I hope everyone is having a yummy labor day weekend! We celebrated with a weekend of family, baseball, and laughter. It was a nice, crazy, but nice weekend. I am trying my hardest to keep up with the blogs, the shops, and the websites! I think I need more arms!
So tonight I thought I would share some of my favorites on Etsy.
Recently I have been moving towards textures and geometric patterns. Its weird how different styles or designs go with certain moods. I have no idea what these things say about me, but I love them!
Above are the a set of three modern wood paintings by Focuslineart
not only are these paintings the most beautiful enamel shades, but they are also on pieces of tree trunk! I need these for my living room!

This apple green wrap by Bonzie is to die for! It is amazing and looks like it just step off of a Paris runway! I only wish I had somewhere to go? I think it would have to be a pretty amazing event for this lovely!

Below is something simple, but texturally brilliant. I love the warm fall colors, but I most enjoy the puffy knot scrunchiness that just calls me to twirl my fingers around them! I wish this cozy came in sweater form!

(by Soulybarb)

ok my sweets! Its time for some dinner, and we are having brunch! Wait is there a word for brunch dinner?
Maybe breakner? breadin? Breakdin???
Whatever its called, its good!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Hello my sweets!
Even though I am super busy as of late, I hope to be popping in more to update the blog.
I wanted to share all the little snippets that having been brewing. My B&M shop is up and running. We are on our 2nd full week of being open and I could not ask for a better 2 wks. Things have been busy and weeks fell like whirlwinds! Soon we should have a website for the B&M, which will feature all my favorite artist available at the shop and some itybitybags. I will post more when things are up and running. I have also been working on some new things for the itybity shop. It is hard finding the time to sew, but I am managing. With the holidays sneaking closer and closer I know I have to get moving on updating the shop and adding some surprises.

This idea as been swirling around in my head for a while. Believe it or not I think I made the first grumpy bear tissue cozy (yes, I said grumpy bear) like 3 months ago. Finally grumpy bear will be making his appearance for the fall season! He is beyond happy to be showing his pearly whites to the world!

So keep an eye on the shop for new surprises and watch here for soon to be holiday recipes, crafts and more!

I hope everyone has a cozy day, because I am freezing my buns off!