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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Getting it pinned!!.....My Pinterest adventures

I'm going to start posting my Pinterest projects that I've completed here.  I don't want to infringe on anyone else' logo, so I made my own. For my first completed try at something it didn't turn out half bad!  Not perfect, but not bad.

For my first "project" I decided to make rainbow cupcakes.  You need to start out with white cake mix.  Not vanilla, but white.  Then use only egg whites for the recipe.  No yolks.

After you combine all the cake mix ingredients, mix food coloring per box instructions into six separated bowls.  I miss counted when measuring out my portions and didn't get purple in.  So I ended up with blue, green, orange, yellow, and red.

My anxious helpers!

 Now you normally would layer with purple first then blue, green, yellow, orange, and finally red for the top.  But since I couldn't fit purple, you see blue as the bottom layer in the background.

Next, bake em' up as suggested on the box!

Some of them are monsters!  I think I overfilled the cupcake liners but oh well!

Like I said, they didn't come out perfectly.  But they were loved just the same!

And as you can see, this wasn't for a party.  Just a before bed snack! ;)

God Bless,

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Our Lenten Feast Shelf...

I'd like to share with you our Feast shelf. It's my favorite spot in the house apartment, and small one at that! But we make do. The Lord provides for us always and I wanted to give back by making a feast table. But since our apartment is so tiny, a shelf was all I could manage to squeeze in. But I did make it the focal point of our entire home! I change the colors of the background, scarves, floral and candle ring by Liturgical color.

I keep on planning to make pretty frames for the pictures and laminate my colored background.  But somehow something always comes up!  Tomorrow I will have to stop procrastinating and just get it done!  With 3 kids under the age of 9, I don't do real candles anywhere but the kitchen stove, where it's safe.  This candle I purchased from Joann Fabrics online.  It's a battery powered candle (I'm having a brain slodge here and can't think of the technical name) that looks VERY realistic when on.  It's melted around the top and smells of vanilla.  A faint smell as to not overpower you, but adds a nice touch.

The book I found at Amazon.  We plan on reading it this week.  Glancing through it quickly I think it will add quite a bit to my children's understanding of the stations of the cross.  The teeny tiny little statues that I bought looked much bigger online.  I guess I'll have to buy some in person somewhere.

I took some pictures of the candle glowing for you, but I'm terrible at photographing with settings and such.  Bear with me as I learn!

They happen to have faux palm branches on sale at Joann's right now, and I snagged me one for the vase!  So this is my little piece of Heaven on earth.  I hope you've enjoyed peeking at our shelf.  I love seeing what everyone else does as well! :)

God Bless,