Thursday, March 22, 2012

How To: Chevron Pattern Easter Wreath

Well, hey girl, hey!

Considering it's practically summer here in Michigan--for real, 86 yesterday--and my daffodils are already up, you'd think we skipped Easter all together.  Nope, not so much!  Still two more weeks to go and I still have my St. Patty's Day wreath up.  I'm calling it my Michigan State University (GO STATE!) wreath--it IS March Madness, ya'll!  (yo, did I just say ya'll?)

Chenyways, I did make an Easter wreath (SHOCKER) and thought I'd show you!

I worked with the top of the wreath facing me.  It's how I roll.
Ingredient List:
Wreath Form (mine came wrapped in burlap)
Plastic Eggs
Hot Glue
Hot Glue Gun

Step 1.   Determine your egg pattern to be used on the wreath.  Here we're using a Chevron Pattern (Charlie Brown Stripe) in assorted colors.

Step 2.  Starting at the top of your wreath, begin hot gluing your eggs into "V Shape" patterns, as shown.

Step 3.  Continue your pattern around to complete the wreath, gluing egg tips together to secure your wreath.

Step 4.  Tie a bow at the top of your wreath to finish it off. 

Step 5.  Rock it girl!  Hang that baby up and enjoy for the next 2 weeks! ;-)

Big (Momma Nature is totally skipping Easter!) Smile,

Monday, March 12, 2012

An Observation

Hello Sports Fans!

I'm always thinking about my blog, and how little I am able to always update it.  My "problem" is, I think that to have a creation blog, one must, well, create.  However, many of my favorite blogs don't do a lot of the creating themselves.  They tend to find something cool--likely from Pinterest--and then repost those tutorials on their site.  The thing is, I could do that too.  I could probably even commit to doing that 5 times a week.  But I always wonder, is that cheating?

So the deal with me is....(well, many things!) that when I write a post, it is always a tutorial that either I have come up with on my own--and committed HOURS and HOURS to create/photograph/write, like my Sunburst Mirror or Up-Cycled Heels--or found somewhere else, but showed you my version--example, my Cupcake Pincushions.  I took a teacup pincushion and applied my passion for food.

So, I just wonder, dear readers, would you rather see an actual tutorial from me or a paragraph about someone else's?  Or doesn't it really matter to you?  Tutorials are tutorials after all, however I can't promise that they'll be as witty as mine ;-)

Big (hmmmm) Smile,

Friday, March 2, 2012

How To: Make a Brownie Trifle

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Oh hi.  I  made this.  -->

It's a brownie trifle of sorts with lots of other yummy stuff in it.  It was super good.  I think you should make one, too.

Ingredient List (actually makes sense this time!)
Brownies--either mix and make or buy em, girl!
2 Boxes of chocolate instant pudding
1/4 cup Kahlua--I used a cheap knock off, thanks.
1 large container cool whip
8-pack of Heath Bars--at least I think they come in 8-packs...
Container of Raspberries
Trifle Dish--MUST HAVE.  Or don't do it at all.  :)

Step One:  Let's say you bake your brownies--once out of oven, punch some fork holes all over and pour in the Kahula.  Allow to cool.  It's ok if you bought them, too!  Leave them be till Step Four.

Step Two:  While that's cooling, make up your pudding and mix with 3/4 of your cool whip.  Set aside.

Step Three:  Crush your candy and wash your berries.  Set aside.

Step Four:  Cube your brownies and set aside.  Add Kahlua now if they're store bought.

Step Five:  Layer, girl!  Brownies, candy, pudding, berries, repeat.

Step Six:  Top with remaining cool whip, candy and berries.

Step Seven:  ROCK IT GIRL!

And now you have a super easy go-to dessert to impress your friends and fam.  You're welcome!

Big (the Kahlua is optional, but why would you ever do that???) Smile,
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