Wednesday, March 20, 2013

who doesn't love a neon stegosaurus?

 I picked up these guys at the dollar store the other day and painted them with Krylon Fluorescent spray paint!  I have yet to find this pair's permanent spot in our home, but my neon craving is now satisfied.  I used 2 coats of spray paint, but you could also use 1 coat of primer before the color for better coverage. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

paper feathers.

 This weekend I had some fun experimenting with making paper feathers.  I saw a few on pinterest here and  here and tried some of my own! I think these would be fun for a party or add some excitement to a traditional table setting!
*watercolor Paper
*waterproof Pen
*string, twine, or yarn
*wooden dowels or sticks

Monday, March 11, 2013

tres leches cake.

Here is a yummy recipe for tres leches (3 milks) cake with strawberries.  You can use your favorite vanilla cake recipe like this one here or the boxed mix below from Trader Joes is excellent.

Here's the other things you will need:
*  sweetened condensed milk
*  coconut milk
* heavy whipping cream

After baking your cake, use a fork to poke holes throughout the top of the cake and pour on about 1/2 of each of condensed milk and coconut milk. As it absorbs, continue to add more.  After cake cools mix your heavy whipping cream in a mixer on high speed with 1 tbsp of sugar until whipped. Cover cake and top with strawberries!  

Monday, March 4, 2013


Last week we spent time in Vermont with  some friends skiing, snowshoeing and exploring the frozen wilderness. Here's a few pictures from our trip!
We gave cross-country skiing a try... but as you can see I spent more time holding them or on the ground.
and then snowshoeing

It was freezing! The coldest weather I have ever experienced.


right after a fresh dusting of snow...

And we had to tour the Ben and Jerry's factory!

We rode the ferry over to New York to explore!

Lake Placid... not looking like a lake.