Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Dinner Rolls

I made dinner rolls cupcake style. I won't be posting a recipe just yet, because I feel that it is lacking something. When I figure out what it is, I'll post a recipe!

However, they did turn out pretty decent, and where very nice after not having dinner rolls for a looooong time!

Birthdays for Natasha and Titus

We celebrated Natasha and Titus's birthdays on Monday. Natasha turns 3 on Christmas, and Titus turns 1 today.

Laurel made titus a smash monkey cake.

Elise made a Winnie the Poo cake for Natasha.

Birthday girl.

Birthday boy.

Big brother Allen.

Cousin Garret.

Two little monkeys. Oh wait, that's 3 monkeys!

Singing Happy Birthday.

Natasha blowing out her candles.

I don't think Titus could take his fingers out of his mouth long enough to blow out the candle.

Definitely enjoying his smash cake!

Opening presents.

The inside of the cake.

Um...another present?

Oops, I think I made his monkey hat a bit too big! Good thing they grow!

Playing with a new toy. Tons of fun!

Friday, December 16, 2011

YMI Jeans

I recently acquired a $20 gift voucher for YMI Jeans for free at http://nomorerack.com/. That particular deal is over, but today you can get a $20 voucher for $3 over there right now.

I waited for YMI to put a pair of jeans I liked in the clearance section, and they finally did! They're called vintage flare. I just got them today, and love them!
My only complaint is that they didn't have a petite option, so I'll have to hem them up, otherwise, they fit great, better than any of my other jeans.
Check out their clearance section, I noticed they added several pairs of boot cut jeans today.

(Ahem, that's not me modeling the jeans.)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Craft Show and Handel's Messiah

As usual it has been awhile since I posted. I stay pretty busy keeping up with my crochet business. I would like to start posting more regularly at some point, but we'll see how that goes.

Last Saturday I participated in a craft show in Leipers Fork. I actually shared a booth with my friend Rachel, who makes the cutest outfits for little girls. 
I think the show wouldn't have been so bad, except in Franklin, the Dicken's of a Christmas was also going. I think that stole a lot of our traffic. It wasn't a profitable day for me or anyone else there for that matter.
I did just manage to cover my costs, which is nice, and business has been going well on consignment.

I took this photo with my iPod touch, so it's not the greatest, but you can see my animal hats and fingerless gloves on the left, and Rachel's dresses are on the right. Her dad made a neat table top rack for them.

Then On Sunday evening I hitched a ride with some friends, the Botkins and Noors, to Nashville to participate in a Handel's Messiah sing along, which was a lot of fun!

I took a video of one of my favorite parts, "Unto Us a Child is Born".


Saturday, October 15, 2011

4 Months old, and learning to hunt early!

The official 4 month old photoshoot with Garrett! (fake gun was used).

Friday, October 7, 2011

Yeast free gluten free pizza crust in a skillet

This is a lovely skillet fried pizza crust, and has been the recipe that consistently turns out best.

This is actually a batter, which you fry very similar to a pancake. In fact, if you have made pancakes before, then you should have no trouble making this!

My apologies if this is not a very good photo. In fact, this is a slice that has been sitting in the refrigerator! I will get a better one next time I make this.

This recipe makes two small crusts, they are just a little larger than your normal personal pan pizza crust sizes.
Use your favorite GF flour mix, or if you don't have one, try mine! It's easy to make and you can find most of these ingredients at any health food store. Gluten Free Flour Mix Recipe.


1 cup gf flour mix 
2/3 cup of milk 
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
2 teaspoon italian spices 
dash of garlic powder

Mix all together in a bowl, and whip gently, but don't over beat. The batter should be about the consistency of pancake batter.

Heat up a medium sized skillet and oil it well. Pour half of your batter into the skillet. After a few minutes you should start to see bubbles, and the batter will turn darker and look slightly cooked. Check the bottom by lifting an edge with a spatula. If it looks golden brown, flip it, and let it fry for a few more minutes. When it's golden brown on both sides, place it in a large pie dish or a pan, and top with sauce and whatever goodies you so desire!
Bake in the oven until cheese is melted.

These are great to make up several ahead of time and freeze them for later.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011