Friday, November 12, 2010

New Shoulder Bags

I have busy creating some news things ☼ The first bag featured here was made from the fabric of a scarf my sister made for me.   I really didn't wear it very often, as I have many scarves and I wanted to make something useful out of the luxurious fabric.  I ended up making two bags using some oriental fabric for the liner. I was so inspired with these fabrics they are so soft and beautiful!!!
Blue/Grey Oriental Lined Bag ~ $ 30
Measuring 14 1/2  x  13 1/2 inches
Strap 28 inches

Blue/Green Striped Bag ~ $ 30
Measuring 14 1/2  x  15 1/2 inches
Strap 29 inches

Red & Yellow Spotted Bag ~ $ 30
Light yellow silk liner
Measuring 18 x 13 inches
Strap 34 inches
Perfect for your laptop ☺

Blue & Yellow Spotted Bag ~ $ 30
Measuring 14 x 18 inches
Straps 30 inches

One Bowl Chocolate Cake

This is a very simple chocolate cake recipe from Good Housekeeping Baking.  It is not too rich or too sweet.

~Here are the ingredients~

Preheat Oven to 350 F. 
Grease two 9-inch round cake pans.
 I made cupcakes and used the paper liners. 

Make sure to set the butter out to soften 2 hours prior to baking.
This is an important step, so that the butter will blend smoothly. 

First, combine your dry ingredients  Flour, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Cocoa, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt.
Then add Milk, Butter, Eggs, and Vanilla.
 With Mixer at low speed, beat until dry ingredients are moistened. 
 Increase speed to high: beat 3 minutes, until smooth. 

Divide batter between prepared pans.
Bake 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of layers comes out clean. 
Cool layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes.
With a small knife, loosen layers from side of pans, invert onto racks; cool completely.
 Frost as desired or not at all

I used a silky white frosting tinted orange. I recommend using your favorite icing!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Caramel Apples

This year for Halloween we did a little something different.  We stayed home.  The kids were thrilled, they got to watch Goonies!!!  They had NEVER seen it before and they LOVED it!!!  Anyway, we also made Caramel Apples and had popcorn!  Making the apples was so easy and they were enjoyed by everyone ☺
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