How to Make Paper Lanterns - Cute Round Oriental Style Looking for instructions on how to make paper lanterns? My husband designed an easy template for making paper lanterns in a cute round shape. They look a bit oriental, don’t you think? These “lanterns” are purely decorative and aren’t designed to have a lamp inside them, but they do make great festive decorations. Always a Crafty Girl I had a very nice Christmas day, but now that Christmas is over, I am sad the season will soon come to an end. But my sister Lou will be visiting this week through New Years, so Christmas and the holidays will last a bit longer here at our house.
Almond Crusted Fish Tacos I am a germaphobe. I’m attracted to straight teeth. I will always choose to go through food magazines versus gossip magazines. But, when I go to Barnes and Noble to peruse the magazines…I love catching up on the gossip. You know you do too! I’m a pescetarian, but for financial and for my dear ‘ole husband, I eat chicken and turkey. Coca-Cola Cupcakes I don’t drink coca-cola. But I do eat it. Weird. Yeah, I dunno. It’s way better eaten. Let’s take a look, shall we? More DIY Ideas: Creative Salvage Makeovers One of my favorite topics to blog about is DIY / Makeover project ideas. I really wish I lived in a house with a garage and/or backyard (instead of an apartment) so I could take on more of my own DIY weekend projects...but for now, I"ll just have to settle with scoping out other people's fabulous transformations for inspiration. I found this gallery via Sunset Magazine with some great ideas! Do you have any DIY projects in the works? Please share :)
FREE EASY ORIGAMI FLOWERS « EMBROIDERY & ORIGAMI Origami Money Flowers: Origami Money Flowers | Simple Design Learn how to make free simple origami money flowers from US dollar bill or any other currency that you have. Currently providing step by step origami Easy Origami Folding Instructions : How to Make an Origami Flower Ucreate Parties Hi, I’m Lisa Storms and I’m excited to be a guest at Ucreate today! I have a crafting blog called … wait for it … Lisa Storms [lisastorms.typepad.com]. Pretty creative, right? It’s a mix of crafting from parties, kids crafts, holidays, scrapbooking, cards, home decor, school lunches, sewing, to anything else I can make happier with some glue and a sequin or two. Or fifty.
BLT Salad Here's a salad version of America's favorite sandwich. We use shredded tomato as a base for the creamy tomato-and-chive dressing--adding great tang and flavor along with extra vitamin C. Ingredients 1 cup cubed whole-wheat country bread 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Homemade Hostess Cupcakes - What Megan's Making Cupcakes 1 1/4 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 large eggs, lightly beaten Filling 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla exrtact 3 tablespoons heavy cream 1 cup marshmallow creme Ganache 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract Icing 1 stick unsalted butter 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons milk 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla Place oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350.
Echoes of War Sergei Larenkov His photographs of the siege of Leningrad and St. Petersburg really got lots of name on internet and are famous too. so we present some really nice photographs by sergei, where past and present meet in Moscow, Berlin, Vienna, Prague.. 1. Vienna. 1945/2010. Soviet soldiers in the Imperial Palace Hoffburg. 2. V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet - StumbleUpon i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* okay...
A Subtle Revelry - Part 2 no-dye easter egg ideas I love the Easter season and have a particular fondness for crafting and designing pretty eggs. I am over the moon excited to show you what we’ve come up with this year, but if you’re like me and have an inkling to get started on your eggs (today!) Garden Pasta Salad This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from kalamata olives and basil. A colorful mix of diced bell pepper, shredded carrot and tomatoes adds vitamins and minerals. Serve on a crisp bed of greens. Toss in canned chunk light tuna, cooked chicken or flavored baked tofu (see Note) to add protein and make it more substantial.