Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Crepes with Butter and Powder Sugar

So I don't want to be one of those people that makes everyone loath their day off. But boy, do I enjoy mine. Last night I stayed up late trying to get some laundry picked up after months of neglect so I wouldn't have to do it today. Spending your day off cleaning all day is not ideal. I much rather be doing things I enjoy. Like making crepes for breakfast.

Crepes for Saturday morning breakfast has been a long tradition in our family line. There are not many Saturday mornings that I am able to make them but I do enjoy being able to make up a batch every once in a while on one of my days off.

Mix together dry ingredients: 1 cup of flour, 1/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt
Meanwhile in a nonstick fry pan melt 2 tablespoons of butter. This will be added to dry mixture in just a little bit...
Now add the wet ingredients to your dry mixture. 1 cup of milk, 3 large eggs. Whisk together until batter is smooth. Now you will add your melted butter from nonstick pan to the mixture as well as 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Now you are ready to start cooking. Have your nonstick pan preheating on medium heat. If the pan is not hot enough when you add your crepe batter to it, your first crepe will not turn out very well. You also want to have some remains of your butter that you melted in the pan to keep batter from sticking.
Pour a ladle full of batter into the pan and swirl around to cover entire bottom of pan. Let it cook until edges become golden, flip over and continue until that side is golden as well.

I like to start eating my crepes as soon as the first one comes off the skillet, all hot. Garnish your crepe the easy way by spreading some butter and sprinkling some powder sugar over top. There are many other garnishes that I love to have with my crepes but I hardly ever have them on hand and just really do enjoy the simple way to eat them.

Role it up and enjoy!

R.I.P. domino

Just learned my all time favorite magazine is going under. I AM SO UPSET! And I felt that this months magazine was flooring, every page I turned, I loved! (This isn't always the case.)

This is a tragic, tragic day!

You can read more info about it here.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Create and have your Coffee too!

Last night we had another great night hanging out at Mars Cafe sipping on great drinks and getting our fingers all sticky with glue.

Our project for the evening, creating boxes out of magazine pages.

We not only made boxes/containers but also came up with many great other items that we could make too. Some absolutely ridiculous, you would have to spend hours and hours creating them. But just as well, we had fun thinking about it.

Here are a few pics of our evening and our projects.

Please feel free to come and join us for another evening of creating at Mars cafe! Our next DIY night is scheduled for Tuesday, February 10th, 7-9pm.

You are welcome to bring your own project that you are working on and enjoy the creative atmosphere, or come with supplies in hand and work on the project we are all doing. Check back for project details and supplies. Or follow me on Twitter for updates.

More pictures from our evening here.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Free Resource

Came upon this lovely blog today called Templates and thought I would share it with you guys. Lot and lots of wonderful pdf downloads for free!

This is the most recent download that is available for all those tea lovers who want to share with others for Valentines day.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Chocolate Cupcakes made with Pumpkin?

Yes you may wonder, this is the only ingredients of this cake. I found out about this recipe from my good friend Sarah (Goodposture).
You need one 8 oz can of pumpkin and one box of chocolate cake mix. Could be considered Vegan or low fat, but I just want to call them SUPER YUMMY.

Mix the two ingredients together. It will be really, really thick! I added a 1/4 C of water to it to make it a little easier to work with.

Scoop batter into cupcake liners and bake at 350 for about 19 minutes or until done. These cupcakes will be more moist than normal cake batter.

Peanut Butter frosting was a MUST for these super moist, chocolate cupcakes. (sorry this is not vegan or low fat.)

I found the recipe in America's Test Kitchen cookbook. 1 C of unsalted butter, 1 C of Peanut Butter, 2 Tablespoons of Heavy Cream, 1 teaspoon of Vanilla, 2 1/2 Cups Powder Sugar. Cream together several minutes until light and fluffy.

All frosted and ready to eat.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Available in American Apparel

I finally have access to American Apparel t-shirts for my screen printing!
I do love you Alternative but when it comes to the tri-blend nothing can beat American.

So "Have Your..." t-shirts are now available in American Apparel at my Etsy shop!

p.s. I am working on another design that will soon be available!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Urbanestics D.I.Y. /craft Night

This week for DIY/Craft night we will be making boxes or bowls out of recycled magazines or newspapers.

Supplies that you will need for our project:

Old magazines or Newspapers, whatever you prefer. It makes the final product different looking depending on what you use.

Scissors and or if you have a roller cutter and cutting mat bring that.

Tacky Glue, paint brush to spread glue, container for mixing glue with a little bit of water.

Clips or clamps to hold you box together while the glue dries. (clothes pins, chip bag clips and so on)

Bone, paper folder if you have one. This item is optional, it will help folding your paper if you have one. I have also used a spoon from my kitchen in placement of a bone folder.

Here is a link for "how to" pictures on Flickr.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mid Centery Modern Home

My dream is to some day have a home like this.

Found this great link, via Twitter and and really digging today. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Photo Shoot

After rounding up what is left of my merchandise after using much of it for Christmas presents, I decided I needed to get a photo shoot in and get things listed on my Etsy.

Here a a few of the pictures we took yesterday afternoon. Modeling... is my little sister Laurie.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Let the creative juices flow!

And they did! D.I.Y./craft night at Mars Cafe was a great evening of creating new things, meeting new people, letting all the inspiration move to our fingertips.

Now don't worry if you missed out on this one.... we will be having much more where this came from. Currently working out the date for our next night of fun. Note on your calendar the week of the 25th, the night is still to be determined due to Tuesday night already been taken.

You can view more pictures here.

Monday, January 12, 2009

"CREATE" with me at Mars Cafe!

First official DIY night will consist of 2 maybe 3 simple projects.

The theme for this evenings activities are "organization and inspiration" for the new year. It's always good for me to start the new year out that way so I thought I would start with this to get us rolling.

A. Vinyl Album Cover, Wall Pockets

List of to bring:
1. At least one Vinyl Record Album Cover that you will want to cut up, that would coordinate with your decor. ( Not sure where to find cheep Vinyl Records? Thrift store. They are usually $1 or $1.99 if your thrift store has enforced the $1.99 policy.)

2. 12x12 scrap book paper or any other paper that we will use to decorate the inside of the album. (Coordinate the paper to go with the color of your album cover.)
3. Double stick tape or Rubber Cement
4. Scissors
5. Pencil

B. 99% Recycled Calendar/Planner
(If I am able to gather everything together we will make these too.)

1. Go to this website and download the pdf file to print your calender pages off of and bring with.
2. Paper that you will be normally recycling
3. A cardboard box

C. Word Poem Collage

1. Old magazines, books, catalogs that we can cut images out of.
2. Scissors
3. Rubber Cement or Mod Podge (matte finish) Decoupage Glue
4. Regular size foam paint brush for spreading Mod Podge if that is what you choose to use.

Upcoming Projects
Knitting 101: learn the first steps to knitting, casting on and doing the knit stitch, in the round.

Cardboard creations: Photo Board/Cork Board, Picture Frames, and more...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Dear Santa,

I know it's kinda late, like 2 weeks late. I am wondering if you could bring me one of these? Maybe if you have anything to do with Valentines day, it's the next holiday, that would be great!

Love, Leslie

p.s. if you don't know were to find him just ask the Sartorialist.
p.p.s. I LOVE YOU Sartorialist!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Urbanestics D.I.Y. NIGHT!

I am proud to announce that I have been asked to host D.I.Y nights at Mars Cafe.

The first evening will be held on Tuesday, January 13th at Mars Cafe from 7 pm to 9 pm.

We will be working on projects to get ourselves inspired as wells as organized for the new year. You are also welcome to bring your own projects to work on.

I am hoping to soon have a D.I.Y. night schedule of projects so you can come prepared and know what supplies to bring.

Can't wait to see you there!
Let me know if you have any questions.

"IN" in 2009

For all you who don't keep up on your Apartment Therapy, here are their predictions for what trends/what will be "IN" for 2009.


How do you feel about this predictions? Let me know? I have a few reservations regarding but mainly agree.
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