I do have a serious thing for Russian Easter eggs. Well I call them Russian Easter Eggs. I believe they are called Pysanky or Ukrainian Easter Eggs. I have a serious love for ephemeral art of all kinds. Mostly because I know that it would be very, VERY hard for me to make something that would last such a short time. And really I guess this isn't technically ephemeral art because you can preserve it unlike sand paintings, but still by the very nature of the egg they are painted upon they were meant to be temporary. So beautiful, and such a lovely way to celebrate Spring.
I have to tell you these are seriously the best stuffed mushrooms I have ever had. So Last week my sisters decide to have a little party for my Mom. So she gets all the family together, and we are all trying to figure out what to bring, which is never easy to organize. Finally, I get my sister just to tell me what to bring. And out of no where she says stuffed mushroom. Something I have never made before, and she says oh their easy just so this, this, and this. Ok I don't trust her "this, this , and this" So what do I do. What does any rational woman do in this day and age when they need a recipe? That's right I hit the boards on pinterest. I found a recipe that I sort of liked, but as per usual I used that recipe as a skeleton and built upon it. Here is a link to the original recipe, which was very good, but I need a little bit more. And that more is in a recipe below. I did end up putting a little to much cayenne pepper in them, but actually it made them taste better. I walked in the door with a hot plate of these mushrooms and by the time I got to the kitchen they were gone. Seriously, they were so good I think I might have to make them again thie weekend just for me and my man.
Heaven sent Stuffed Mushrooms
20 whole fresh mushrooms
3 cloves garlic
1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1⁄4 cup shredded Italian cheese mix (parmesan, romano etc)
1⁄4 tsp ground black pepper
1⁄4 tsp onion powder
1⁄4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
Italian bread crumbs
Such a pretty organized ink storage unit!!!! I love it so much!!! But I think I'm going ot have to just bite the bullet and get a couple of things from
Stamp n' Storage namely the lock down punch holder and the ink pad holder. I've been trying to make do with holders that I can get from the dollar store or ones that I can make. But my system is getting in the way of my creating. The holders are a little bit pricy, but not so much that they are out of the question, and if it helps me to be more organized so I am more creative then they are really worth it.
Standing Ab work is just so much more doable than laying down ab work. Thank you Pinterest!
I decided I need a large star-burst or sun-ray stamp. So I decided to make one. Also, I'm trying to ignore the tiny little migraine that is building up behind my right eye. Its working for now, and I will have a lovely stamp to play with in another hour... win... win.
This is an EXTREMELY cute idea, and I just might have to do something like it for summer... in black of course though. All girls need some form of lacy under thing. Some need more lace than others. I have to admit I am not a totally lacy girl, but these make me want to be one.
Ok this year I'm going to do it! I'm going to start my little succulent micro garden. I have loved these beautiful little things for YEARS and YEARS. I keep shopping for them, and I always find something wrong with the one I pick out right before I'm about to buy it. It's probably because I'm not entirely sure how to take care of them. But whatever fears I have about maintaining them I'm sure pinterest would be able to answer all my questions. So this is the year people!!!
Just finished up a birthday card for my sister. She has a thing for bats so this little guy is flying in to wish her well. I just love the little happy birthday banner he carries in his mouth. He looks very determined to deliver his message. Leaving a cloud of gold sequins in his wake.
5mm CUP SEQUINS Gold Loose sequins for embroidery, applique, arts, crafts, and embellishment. -- K&Company Kelly Panacci Halloween Mat Pad -- Ranger 1/2-Ounce Stickles Glitter Glue, Gold -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- Fiskars 12 Inch SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer (152490-1004) -- EK tools Mini Corner Rounders Punch Set -- Tsukineko Full-Size Memento Fade Resistant Inkpad, Tuxedo Black -- Bazzill Basics 12 by 12-Inch 25-Sheet Cardstock, White --
One of the best things about living with my boyfriend is that he is able to mend my wounds when my exacto knife slips. But more importantly that he already knows the Hello Kitty face on the band aid must be centered and placed faced looking up at me in order for me to heal properly.
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