Friday, October 23, 2015

Give Thanks X7 Challenge

Every year KBR Ministries puts out a challenge to write 7 things you are thankful for each day of November. I did it the last two years and I like doing it. If you skip a day you can make up for it the next day! If you are interested click here to find more info.
 Click here to see some of the toys Violet likes and where to get them.
Just so you know Michele and I updated our "About Us" page! Be sure to check it out!
The button is on the top right.
AND last but not least, today is Michele's 14th birthday!
everyone say "Happy Birthday", please! :) 
Til' next time,
Emily S.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

How to put together a fall outfit

Hey Everyone! Picking out fall time outfits is so much fun! Here's one that I put together this week, let me know what you think!

Boots | thrifted  | long socks | Ross | skirt | Walmart | shirt | Target | scarf | Kohls | cardigan | Kohls

Sunday, October 11, 2015

How To Make Chocolate Truffles

Here is a recipe for Chocolate Truffles they are super quick and only have a few ingredients.

Prep: 10minutes or less. Yield: 16 truffles

all you need is:
9 oz. dark chocolate, which is a scant 1 and 1/4 cups chopped.
7 Tbsp. Heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract {optional}
1/4 cup cocoa powder {optional}
{I used the Pound Plus bar of 72% coco from Trader Joes. Chocolate chips don't work because they have additives.}

Here are the steps:
Put your heavy whipping cream in the microwave and heat in 20 second intervals until warm.
You could heat it in a sauce pan until it just starts to simmer.

Chop up you chocolate. the finer you chop it the quicker it is to melt.
Now you put the chocolate into the warm cream and cover for five minutes without touching, then stir carefully and try not to incorporate air bubbles.
Once it is done it should look like the picture above, if their are any chunks of chocolate left you can heat the whole thing in the microwave in 10 second increments. Do not let burn.

Chill the chocolate in the fridge for 2-3 hours or until the chocolate mixture is almost completely solid.
Next, use a Tablespoon-sized scoop or a Tablespoon to scoop out small balls (see photo), then use your hands to gently but quickly roll/form the chocolate into balls.
Now you can roll the truffles in coco powder or leave plain.
Enjoy right away or put in fridge for 1-2 hours to let firm up, if you put them in the fridge it is best for them to come to room temperature for 10-15 minutes for best results.

To find out some tips to take pictures that tell a story check out my big sis Anne's post!

Hope you like these truffles!

Also, here are the pictures of my puppy, which I got last Saturday. Next Saturday I will show you some of the toys she likes and where to get them so stay tuned! :)

 She is a white/yellow Labrador, she is 9 weeks old and her name is Violet. Isn't she cute?!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

How To Make Your Own Homemade Cards

Hello Everybody! I just love making homemade cards and giving them to my friends or family members, for their birthdays or other holidays. It's always special when YOU make something and give it to someone!

Here are some of the basic things that you should have on hand:

construction paper - sissors - pencil - envalope - glue

Pick out all the colors and patterns that you want for your card. Try to pick colors that match with the patterned paper that your useing, same goes if your using multipel patterend paper.

Cut out your main piece. If your planning on putting your card in a envalope, measure it slightly smaller, so it fits nicely and not to snug. Than cut all the other collored and patterned papers that you picked, make sure you measure it with your main piece before cutting! Cut nice straight lines cause when you glue it on, you'll really be able to tell when its uneven!

When you're writting *Happy Birthday, or anything eles that you want to write on the front of the card, first write it out litghtly with a pecil, so you can just trace over it with your pen.

Set up how you want it to look before gluing any thing on. Then glue!

I like to add string to some of my cards, it really makes a great look!

You can make extravagant cards or simple ones, it will always put a smile on some ones face! :)