Archive | December, 2011
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Products For A Healthier You

31 Dec

Products For A Healthier You

Recently I started making gift baskets for NaturalSoaks. It’s always nice to receive gifts from people but I think it’s even nicer when we receive a gift that says “Hey take some time for yourself and treat yourself after all the things you do, you deserve it.”

Simple, Classic, Modern, Elegant Jewelry

30 Dec

Simple, Classic, Modern, Elegant Jewelry

It is my goal to empower women with my jewelry line. I hope to be able to inspire women to accessorize their outfits making them feel as beautiful as they truly are. I’d like to accomplish getting my line of jewelry seen by all women and show them that being beautiful is affordable.

Nostalgic Narrative Playful Pensive Pretty

29 Dec

Nostalgic Narrative Playful Pensive Pretty

I just got a new puppy named Pumpkin, she a rescue puppy from a shelter and she makes me very, very, happy. I anticipate lots of upcoming art containing orange puppies!

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

28 Dec

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

flourless cookies

PB Cookies with Homemade Almond Milk

They’re GLUTEN FREE too!

These are quite possibly the easiest, most delicious cookies I have ever made. 5 simple ingredients and about 25 minutes is all it takes to make these peanut buttery wonders.

One word of warning though – you will want to be prepared with a tall glass of milk (I prefer almond*) – these cookies are VERY sweet!

*For anyone curious, here’s a link on How to Make Almond Milk

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Cup to 1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips (could also substitute butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chips, etc.)

How To:

  1. Mix Sugar and Baking Soda together in large bowl until combined.
  2. Add Peanut Butter and Egg to bowl.
  3. Beat on low briefly until dough is formed (will be sticky and pull away from sides of bowl easily).
  4. Pour Chocolate Chips into mix and combine with a spoon. Add 1/4 cup of Chocolate Chips at a time and eyeball to see when you’ve added enough. Take care not to add too many chocolate chips as the dough will not be able to stick together properly if there are too many chips.
  5. Using a medium sized spoon, scoop out enough dough to fill the spoon.
  6. Form a rounded dough ball and place onto baking sheet, gently flatten center of cookie once placed on the sheet.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 11 minutes.
  8. After removing from oven, allow cookies to stand on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes to prevent breaking when moving from baking sheet to cooling rack.
  9. Enjoy!

flourless peanut butter cookies

Fun, Useful, Colorful, Creative, Me

27 Dec

Fun, Useful, Colorful, Creative, Me

My mother in law taught me how to crochet when I had mono. I had nothing to do all day for a month but watch the History channel and crochet…

A Happy Heart Handmade Holiday Giveaway

20 Dec

Merry Holidays!

Heart Handmade Holiday GiveawayI know it’s *short notice* (I’ve been busy for the holiday too), but I have an amazing giveaway for you all to help usher in a new year.

This month’s giveaway is worth over $100!

One winner will receive a handmade camera strap from !Mo and an $80 gift voucher for the BeadCrafty site to spend as you wish!

2 Easy Ways to Enter:

1) Leave a comment below letting us know which !Mo camera strap is your favorite and what you’d create with $80 from BeadCrafty.

2) Share the giveaway on Twitter using this message:

I entered the #giveaway @hhandmadeblog and you should too! http://bit.ly/v8aITk

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Holiday Pottery and Beach Crafts

20 Dec

Holiday Pottery and Beach Crafts

A Heart Handmade Blog Holiday Feature

Noelle is no stranger to Heart Handmade Blog. She was featured back in October for her pottery – Handthrown Pottery and submitted a holiday featurette request to show off her Poinsettia and snowflake inspired pieces.

 

You may have missed her deadline for Christmas shipping, but not to worry, these pieces are sure to brighten up your home throughout the cold winter months.

Easy Holiday Dog Cookie Recipe

19 Dec

easy dog cookiesThe perfect present for your furry friends!

This is the recipe I use to make our treats at home. The result is a very hard, crunchy cookie – just the way our guys like ’em.

The directions suggest you leave the cookies to cool overnight in the oven, but if your canine companions simply can not wait that long – it’s ok to serve after cooling on a wire rack (they just will not get as crunchy).

 

I’ve found that these cookies stay good for about 1-2 weeks in an airtight jar. They also freeze well for up to a year. (more…)

Unique, Eyecatching Handmade Jewelry

18 Dec

Unique, Eyecatching Handmade Jewelry

In addition to jewelry, today’s featured crafter also works on her own line of makeup. It’s called Glamourdusts (love that name!). She mixes all the colors herself, and names them according to the inspiration behind the palette.

The World Is Still Beautiful

17 Dec

The World Is Still Beautiful

I find inspiration in everything around me. Right now my biggest inspiration is nature. I’m living in a beautiful forest enclosed town, South Lake Tahoe, so a lot of my recent work is inspired by forestry and snow. By the beautiful Autumn surrounding me. When it comes to my fine art work, a lot of my inspiration recently has stemmed from my poetry. I’m working on a self-published poetry/photography book and each poem will have a photograph that has been inspired by it alongside.

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