During an art/craft show in December I was asked to make some art for the walls that were based on my sepia and coffee stained antiqued tags. So, here are my first 3 paintings. They are acrylic and have handpainted backgrounds with stencilled designs.
I was drooling over some chocolate rootbeer cupcakes I saw online, but thought that chocolate and rootbeer wasn't quite what I wanted. I wanted something that tasted like a rootbeer float. So, creamy and rootbeery and vanilla and yum. I made 3 different icings, first 2 failed miserably. They were good ideas though dang it!!!! The cake recipe only changed a little bit and neither were a fail! I like everything to be as easy as possible and as yummy as possible. I also don't want to be overwhelmed with details. so, here goes the recipe:
1. any vanilla or white box cake mix will do
2. replace the water in the recipe with rootbeer. It is best to use regular rootbeer and not diet
3. add 1/2 tsp rootbeer extract (if you can find some)
bake the cupcakes like it says on the box.
let them cool
1 stick of butter
7 TBSP rootbeer
1 16 oz box confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp rootbeer extract (if you have it)
Melt butter in pot on stove, add rootbeer, stir, take off stove and add confectioners sugar and extract, beat with beaters or whisk it until thick and smooth. It may seem thinner than what you want, but when it cools it will thicken up. So cool it in the refrigerator until it is a good consistency to ice the cupcakes.
put 5 or 6 rootbeer barrel hard candies in a ziploc bag and crush them.
Ice the cupcakes and then sprinkle the crushed candy on top! Serve to all your adoring fans.
cake mix plus eggs and oil for it
rootbeer, 16 oz. or more
16 oz. box confectioners sugar
rootbeer extract (if you can't find it, the cupcakes will taste excellent, just not hardcore rootbeer)
I know I know, I have been away from my blog so long that I had to dust and rearrange the furniture just to be able to post in here!!!! But, I have something exciting to share. I started a vintage jewelry shop. http://www.flirttreasures.etsy.com/ yes, of course it is on Etsy and it is part of the Flirt collection of shops. I am attaching some pictures to get you excited. I will be listing new items on and off every week. Most items will be vintage and some will be handmade "new" repurposed jewelry made of collaged pieces of vintage jewelry. Come take a peek, bet you fall in love with something.
July is here again!!! I am having a Christmas in July sale from now until the end of the month. All my Christmas items are marked down. There are many sellers on Etsy with lots of different Christmas in July sales. Come take a peek! http://www.etsy.com/
So the giveaway!!!! I will be giving away an assortment of 6 Christmas pocket mirrors to one lucky winner. I will choose randomly from all contestants. You get different amounts of entries according to the things that you do.
1. choose your favorite item from my shop and post it here (1 entry)
2. Tweet about the giveaway on Twitter and post here (1 entry)
3. Post about the giveaway on Facebook and post here (1 entry)
4. heart my shop and post here (1 entry)
5. blog about the giveaway and post here (3 entries)
Winner will be chosen on July 31st. Good Luck!!!!!
My friend over at Yourtime body treats just opened up her artfire shop and it includes her bath and body products plus her wire wrapped jewelry. She is having a grand opening sale with 20% off!!!! Also, don't forget that if you purchase $10 or more you can get a free lip balm by typing LIP10 into the message to seller.
You may want to get some of her orange chocolate lip balm I got some in the mail this weekend and I have been wearing it ever since. it is nice and smooth and creamy. It is chocolatey without being too sweet. Smells yummy!!!! Okay, so maybe you need 2 of these. That way you can always find it.
She personally makes every piece of handmade jewelry you see in her shop, as well as each small batch of bath and body products. She uses the finest ingredients she can find such as pure Shea butter, fresh honey from her local beekeepers and extra virgin olive oil from Italy. She buys organic and sustainable supplies wherever she can. Most spa products are completely vegan, and everything is vegetarian.