Saturday, May 26, 2012

Rain Boot Planters DIY

Have kids and a surplus of rain boots that just don't fit, and take up space in your closet?

I don't!

But I was browsing pinterest and I came across this photo and thought it was the cutest idea in the whole world! I myself have only one pair of rain boots, and they were hand-me-downs, but I imagine for mommys with kids who are just growing like giants every year, this may be a great use for their little rain boots.

Especially with summer coming up in a few days, there probably won't be a need for them anyways!

 This project is fairly self explanatory, and doesn't really need instructions at all.

I figured I'd just share these photos with you for inspiration.

All you really need are rain boots and seasonal flowers. My green thumb is terrible, so I just purchase flowers that will last me through the summer, since I can't get anything to grow on my own, and I imagine that it would be a little tougher to get flowers to grow from seedlings, when the tops of the boots block out the sun light.

But anyways, this is such an adorable idea, and whoever came up with it, deserves an award for cutest thing ever!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

Well ladies, I apologize for my brief status of MIA over the course of the past couple of weeks. I've just been swamped by finals and starting both of my jobs, and dealing with unfortunate boy issues. Now that everything is finally starting to settle down, I am happy to be back!

And what better way to come back, then by sharing this amazing recipe with all of you!

I had never heard of butter cake until a couple of weeks ago, at the gym. Anyone else find that slightly ironic?

A member came in and brought me a big ol' slice of it, and I think I about died it was so delicious. She was also very gracious and decided to share her recipe with me, so of course I have to share it with you lovely ladies.

What You'll Need

  • 1 package of yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350. Now mix your cake mix, melted butter, one teaspoon of vanilla, and 2 eggs with a spoon. Once everything is all mixed together, pat it all down into a 9 by 13 pan.

    Grab your electric mixer, and go ahead and take your cream cheese, remaining two eggs and vanilla, and slowly beat in the confectioners sugar. Pour this over the top of your cake mix.

    After, just bake for about fourty minutes and you have this delicious, (pretty fattening but very worth it) treat!

    Seriously, this is my new obsession, I cannot get over how amazing this tastes, and I am constantly baking it now, just because I am so in love with it. So beware! This is addicting!


    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    I Must Be Late on the Trend

    But I am crazy about the mid western, almost Native American Inspired look. My favorite online shop, Spool No. 72 usually boasts a huge variety of these pretty little pieces, but lately I haven't fallen in love and I realize that it is mostly because they have more basics for summer, and not their usual patterned goodness. So coming to terms with that, means going at my summer style in a completely different way. It means wearing less heavy colors, more light and airy pieces, and instead accessorizing a little bit bit more smartly.

    What I've been doing is pairing pretty pastel basics, with Indian inspired sandles and beaded jewelry. I even bought a wind catcher to use as a necklace for under eight dollars and a few other pretty native necklaces.

    Friday, May 4, 2012

    Pink Sorbet for Sore Throats

    I feel terrible for not being as vigilant as I should be on Deer Little Mysteries. I think it's something about working with the schedule of my two new jobs, school finals, and a new boy who's just walked into the picture- that's got me busy and distracted.

    I don't know if this counts as a stroke of luck for you all, or just a stroke of bad luck for me, but I've come down with a cold again, leaving me stranded at home with a sore throat no amount of honey can seem to get rid of.

    A recipe I'd love to share with you all though, that helps me through my pre summer blues, is pink grapefruit sorbet. I love it, because it's not super heavy and milky tasting like ice cream, and it's a sweet I can enjoy while trying to get over this bug.

    What You'll Need

    3 tsps vodka
    3 cups strained grapefruit juice
    3/4 cup syrup (1/2 cup sugar cooked with 1/3 cup water until clear)
    1/2 pint sliced strawberries
    (pink food coloring is up to you)

    To begin, mix together your grapefruit juice, vodka, and syrup. Next, take the mix and put it in an ice cream machine, and freeze according to the ice cream maker's directions. When you take it out it should be served right away. If you'd like to store it, place it in a freezer container, and let it thaw for about fifteen minutes in the fridge to allow for it to soften.
    If you want to be fancy, hollow out a grapefruit, slice a few strawberries, and scoop some sorbet over the strawberries in the grapefruit, and add whatever delicious fruity toppings you'd like!