Welcome. Let me show you how I try to make my home a Heaven for me and my family.
I'll show you my projects to beautify my home and my progress as I conquer my clutter and turn my 120 year old farm house into my dream home.
I'll share my best recipes and my new experiments too.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Halloween Fairy - finally came to our house

Thank you Catherina, for posting this project by Martha Steward.... and for telling how to use cereal boxes to make them.
Check it out at Catherina's Creative Corner
I finally got my painted boxes in from the garage today so I could tape my silhouettes to them. I am SO excited. Here are the Martha' templates.
I've removed ALL my nick knacks that where taking over my mantel, and have decided that this is where I am going to decorate.
It's a small enough area that I won't get overwhelmed. And now i have some where to have fun with all the holidays... you know other than Christmas.
And I LOVE LOVE LOVE my pumpkin that I got to pick at a friends house. Look at the ridges on that baby. And it only wants to lay on that side.
I'll try to add a bit more to the mantle this week, and if I do, I'll post another picture.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Catching up... Arilyns Cake

So, I haven't been on here keeping you updated on what I'm up to.... staying busy that's for sure.

I thought I'd post pictures of Arilyn's birthday cake and tell you how to make one if you DON'T have the fancy pan to make the dress :o)

I used 3 cake mixes (she insisted on the strawberry one, even thought she doesn't like it)
I baked one in a 9x13'ish cake pan
One in a bunt pan
and the last one in a glass pyrex mixing bowl. (they can go in the oven) make sure that you think your ovenproof mixing bowl, well kinda fits on top of your bunt pan...... turn you bunt pan upside down and then you bowl and make sure it can "sit" on top of the bunt pan.
When you've baked and cooled all cakes (make sure you greased and floured your pans), you put the rectangular cake on the bottom, the bunt cake towards the one end (rounded side up) and the round cake from the bowl on top of that (round side up, and make a hole through the center of it). Make sure to frost between the layers.
These three cakes make the cake tall enough that you don't have to chop of any part of the barbie doll to make it fit.
Wrap plastic wrap around the legs of the barbie and set her in the cake. lift her arms out of the way and frost and decorate.