Sunday, February 26, 2012

Architectural Prints

Hello everyone, I can't believe that it's been three weeks sense my last post, But I have been so busy with work and not to mention my camera is not working (not good) So I had to use my old one and the photos do not turn out very good. On my resent visit to Goodwill I found these great architectural prints of the Roman Columns and I knew right where I wanted to hang them.

I'm working on a few things in the living room so we can have a place to hang out and relax, It's time for a change once again, It will take a few months (or maybe more) to do everything I want to do, I had to replace the windows on the front of the house so as soon as I get those payed off I can get started. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Nails for Valentine's Day

Good morning wanted to share with you a little nail LOVE....

                  Happy Valentines Day

Wanted to share with you our favorite cookie we make every year for
                                    Valentines Day

       This recipe from Martha Stewart and is one of the easiest and tastiest ones out there. And so much fun to make.   

Big Valentines Hugs to all of you 

You will need:

5 tablespoons melted butter
4 Egg Whites
1 Cup Sugar
1Cup Flour
A pinch of salt
3 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
Cooking Spray


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet liberally with cooking spray. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine egg whites and sugar, and beat on medium speed, about 30 seconds. Add flour and salt, and beat until combined. Add butter, heavy cream, and almond extract, and beat until combined, about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of batter onto half of the baking sheet, and spread with the back of a spoon into a thin 5-inch circle; repeat on the other half of the sheet. Bake until the edges of the cookies turn golden brown, about 8 minutes.
  4. Transfer baking sheet to a heat-resistant surface. Working as quickly as possible, slide a spatula (an offset spatula, available at specialty kitchen shops, works best) under one of the cookies. Lift it up, and place it on a clean kitchen towel. Using your fingers, fold the cookie in half, pinching the top together to form a loose semicircle. Hold the cookie with your index fingers inserted at each open end, and slide your thumbs together along the bottom line. Press into the center of the cookie while bending the two open ends together and down to form the shape of a fortune cookie. This whole process should take about 10 seconds. Once the cookie hardens, which begins to happen almost immediately, you cannot fold it. Place the fortune cookie on the kitchen towel to cool, and shape the second cookie. Repeat until all the batter is used up. To speed up the process, bake four cookies at a time, staggering two cookie sheets by 4 minutes to give you time to shape. To avoid wasting batter, practice folding with a circle of paper first.
  5. Write your message on a long strip of sturdy art paper, such as Japanese moriki. Thread the fortune through the cookie when it has cooled.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Good Morning

Hello everyone, So for the last ten days it's been nothing but Superbowl talk here in Indy. I couldn't be more proud of the City that I live in, I'm hearing nothing but positive things.. So I guess Indy is finally on the map. I really done have a lot to talk about and I don't have any new projects to show you, But I did want to say Hello. February is a slow month for me at work, So this is when I get started spring cleaning, We are still not out of the woods for snow and I'm sure we will still get plenty of it. I hope everyone is doing well. You will hear from me soon. Have a great week.