Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Picked my brother up in the airport yesterday and went to Fogo de Chao for dinner. Probably the best meat buffet I have ever had..

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

I saw these yummy cinnamon roll inspired pancakes on pinterest and just had to make them! Plus it's Sunday, so very suitable :-)

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Recipe adapted from:  (which has a ton of great recipes btw)

For Pancakes:

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Cinnamon Filling:

1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

Prepare Cinnamon Filling first: In a medium bowl, mix butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a small zip baggie and set aside. (You want this to rest and 'set up' while your preparing the other ingredients. Its best if it gets a little thicker, you dont want it liquidy)

Prepare Pancake batter:  In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in milk, oil and egg just until batter is moistened. 

Friday, July 6, 2012

Twister Updo

It has been a while since I've posted a hairstyle and think it's time for another one. I did this messy twister up-do for a little date night with my hubby.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Silver Gemstone Necklace

I saw these origami gemstones on which inspired me to make this necklace
Hollow constructed Sterling silver and sterling silver plated with custom paperclip hinge.

I constructed these silver gemstones out of sheet metal, hollow and light to wear. Then scored them, folded them and soldered the seems together pretty much using the same idea as when you work with paper - just a little harder.

My class just finished and I already sold one of my pieces (not pictured) It was a smaller and single silver gemstone in a necklace. Pretty exciting :-)  Happy 4th of July \!!/