Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Blue Swirl

A friend called last week to ask if I'd do a painting for her new office! I was thrilled, as I've had an itch to paint lately but don't have room for another painting in our apartment. Here is what I came up with:

Pure Deliciousness

I came across a recipe for Red Velvet Cake Balls and just HAD to try them out!
They were pure awesomeness! It was like eating a glorified Zebra Cake.

Here's the step by step to making these little balls of yumminess:
First, you will need:
-Red Velvet cake mix (unless you want the challange of making the cake from scratch)
-16 oz whipped cream cheese frosting
-almond bark (white or chocolate, your choice)

1. Bake a red velvet cake like normal and let it cool

2. Once the cake is cooled, crumble it in to a large bowl and add 16oz whipped cream cheese frosting - mix it all up

3. Roll the cake in to small balls. I used my hands because I don't have a cookie scoop, but a scoop would work great as well.

4. Chill the balls: I put mine is the freezer for a little over an hour.

5. Melt the almond bark and dip the balls in to the almond bark. I found it easiest to use a toothpick to hold on to the ball while dipping it.

Final Product:


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tis the Season

I can't believe Christmas is almost here! This year has somehow gone incredibly fast, yet seems like it lasted forever, at the same time! Before we left for SD for Thanksgiving, we put up the few Christmas decorations we have! I also had some time to wrap the first round of gifts last night. I'm pretty proud of myself, as my Christmas shopping is almost complete!

Here is our cute little tree - that fits perfectly in the corner. It's a little crooked and missing a tree topper - but it doesn't fail to put me in the Christmas Spirit!

Our entire apartment has white walls and white carpet. Since Dan and I tend to move a lot - I decided not to decorate our place this time around. I'm ok with this place not feeling like home, but during the Holidays, I needed a *little* something to spruce it up! The dinning room table was the lucky winner that got a decorating "make-over".

Christmas will be here in a few short weeks. Happy Holidays!