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Homemade Vanilla Extract Crafty cousin Trish sent me an intriguing picture on my cell phone recently. It looked like a row of bottles sitting on her window sill. I texted her back, “What in the world is THAT?” To which she replied that she was making vanilla extract. Because of my classic impatience, I purchased my vanilla beans for $3.99 each at my local farmer’s market. After just 2 short hours and a quick shake, we are already getting somewhere! I’ll report back in a month or so, but wanted to make sure to post the recipe I used now, so if you’re equally excited about homemade vanilla extract, you could be ready for holiday baking and gift giving as well! Author: Carli Preparation Time: Total Time: 1 cup vodka3 vanilla beans This entry was posted in Simply Celebrated, Simply Delicious and tagged Christmas, gift ideas.

Creative Street Art Art & Design A collection of funny, clever, and beautiful pieces of street art. Fashion Photography Blog | Lost in the Haze What time is it? …ADVENTURE TIME! So, I don’t think I’ve ever discussed of my love of Adventure Time. I thought, what better way to show off a BMO dress than playing a game? BMO dress – Black Milk / Leather Jacket – Muuba / Shoes – Number One Shoe Warehouse And now I’ve confessed my nerdy cartoony gamer-y side, I suppose it’s time to admit that yes, I use my computer to make silly graphics (and more!) Owl Stuffies Tutorial Ever since I made my son’s Halloween costume I’ve been having a lot of fun sketching and playing with the idea of making an owl stuffie. So when my mom commissioned me to make a stuffed animal as a present for a friend’s new baby I knew exactly what I wanted to make. This Pattern is to make a small owl stuffie (like the aqua one above) This pattern is not for commercial use or monetary gain Supplies 3 coordinating fabrics (one of them should be a solid color).a small amount of orange felt for the beakPolyfillScissorsFabric paint or felt for the eyesSewing machineNeedle and threadPattern below Open this image in a new tab and print at full size. The fabric that I choose for my main color came from an old pair of pants and was a heavier weight than the cotton quilting fabrics that I picked for my belly and tail colors. The next step is to join the belly wings and face pieces to make the front of the owl. Afterwards you can trim the excess wing to even up the seam.

Garlicky Baked Fries I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way. These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart). crispy golden baked fries These garlic fries are incredibly simple to make and are so full of flavour. crunchy potato skin Garlic Fries Adapted from: Lottie + Doof Ingredients: 8 garlic cloves, minced or grated 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges 3 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour 1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Tools:Microplane to grating the garlic warm and soft interior Tagged as: garlic, garlic baked fries, savory bakes, sides

Clothes, Cameras and Coffee Customized Living C'est La Vie | Clara’s D.I.Y. Project – Ombre Nails | C'est La Vie Hey hombre, nice ombre! Can we just celebrate the fact that it’s summer & that I actually have time to paint my nails! So, have you ever wanted to ombre your nails? Happy painting!

The Vintage Fashion Blog - Devoted To On Trend Vintage Fashion & Style From Vintage Style Me Making a Composition Book Art Journal…. Can you believe that this….. …..was once this: It took a lot of work but now the journal below is FULL of memories, notes, lists, drawings, etc. It is a simple process and you will get so much enjoyment out of it. Here is how you can make your own: The cover is the easy part. Then I poke holes in either side of the journal and thread ribbon through. Sometimes I’ll use gesso (gesso is pictured further along in the post) to paint over some letters to decorate the cover as well….. …I love the messy, haphazard image that is left behind. The next step is to thicken the pages. Place wax paper underneath 2 pages of the journal to protect the other pages. Paint matte medium on the bottom page to glue the top page to it. Take a brayer and roll out any air bubbles. Next, I take old phone book pages and use the matte medium to glue them onto the top page. Keep adding scrap phone book pages until the page is covered. Here is the journal closed with wax paper in between the wet pages. DIY Journal Ideas

Designer Spotlight - Lena Hoschek Autumn Winter 2010 - Retro Chick — Retro Chick I take it all back. You can keep Summer. When the Summer weather disappears at the end of July there’s better to cheer you up than looking for beautiful Autumn clothes. (Apart from, possibly, cake and wine) Lena Hoschek is an Austrian designer who shows at Berlin Fashion Week and started her own label in 2006. “a reflection of what has fascinated her since her childhood: the female ideal of the 40s and 50s, craftsmanship, high-end tailoring, traditional materials and patterns but also rock ‘n’ roll and punk music, tattoos, bad guys and fast cars.” Essentially what this means is that Lena Hoschek appears to have clambered into my head and every season she makes my dream wardrobe a reality. Her Autumn Winter 2010 collection has me scouring eBay for fair isle tank tops, plaid and berets. The runway shots from Berlin Fashion Week are stunning. But I’ve just ordered her Autumn Winter catalogue so I can drool in person over shots like these. Like this: Like Loading...

Sally Jane Vintage Teacup Candles - Cupcakes and Cashmere Share this image Share It Pin It I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to candles and anytime I'm home for more than a couple of hours, I have one burning. They're so indulgent and I love having my entire house filled with beautiful scents (I even rotate the fragrances I choose depending on the time of year). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.