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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lemon Crisps

All right guys this post is being brought to you because I had a friend request a post on lemon bars. While these turned out delicious, I quickly realized there is a difference between lemon bars and lemon crisps. A crisp is more flat while a bar has more height and has like a jello texture to it.

Oh well here goes!

For the crust you will need :

1 ¾  cups Flour
1 tsp. Baking powder
2 sticks Margarine or Butter

For the filling:
Pinch of salt
6 Tbls. Lemon juice
4 Eggs beaten
2 cups of Sugar
2 Tbls. Sugar
½ cup of Powdered sugar for sprinkling

Combine the crust ingredients together and mix until crumbly. Press into an 11X15 pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes

Then combine the filling ingredients and pour over the crust. Bake 20-25 minutes longer.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with powdered sugar. 

Let cool and cut! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wine bottles turned flower vases

All right my wine loving friends! I have a fun and easy craft for you. 

All you need is a wine bottle some spray paint and some embellishments of your choice. 

The first thing you will need to do is to remove the label on the wine bottle. I did this using WD40. I used hot soapy water to remove the grease left behind from the WD40.  

Next spray paint your bottle. This will take a few coats along with some creativity it you’d like to paint the bottom. I did not want spray paint all over my hands so I hammered a nail into a piece of wood I had laying around and flipped the bottle over onto that. (The nail prevented the bottle from smashing into the ground.)

Let the paint dry completely before adding the next layer and be sure to hold the can away from the item while spraying. This will prevent run marks. ( I obviously did not take my own advise.)

When you are done spraying the bottle, embellish them however you’d like. I chose to leave mine plain however I toyed with the idea of stenciling words onto them along with wrapping some twine or burlap around each bottle. 

These would look great anywhere. Image a cute little entry way table or a table with snacks on for a party! CUTE! 

I have a sweet treat for the next post! Stay tuned! 


Monday, July 9, 2012

Okay, it's official I suck at this blogging business.

Well, I sure have been MIA haven't I? It's been a weird few months for me, my schedule has been all out of whack. I haven't been baking crafting, using my camera or even sticking to my fitness routine. I miss it though and I really need to get back to it. Yes, all of it, even working out. 

Okay here has what I have been up to: turning wine bottles in to vases, checking out a few wineries,  traveling to Monterey Bay, getting engaged and starting to plan a wedding! 

Yes you read that right! I'm engaged! We haven't set a date yet. We're waiting on an important phone call to set the date. 

I took a few pictures from our Monterey Trip that I would like to share with you all in this update. 

We got engaged. 

went to dinner.  
spent sometime with the jelly fish at the Aquarium. 

drove back down to southern california on highway 1. 

fed the squirels some spicy pretzels. ;) 

ALright guys one more thing. I am looking for some photo editing tips, and software. I am hoping to take our own engament photos and could use all of your advice! I am looking for software that is compatible with my mac! 

I'll be back soon with those wine bottle vases!