Sunday, October 24, 2010

Vegan Blood

Vegan Blood: for cupcakes, cakes, cookies!
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
2-3 drops of red food coloring gel (say 1/4 teaspoon)

Bring the two ingredients to a slight boil in a small sauce pan and stir till mixed - without burning, turn off heat and let cool. It should be nice and thick but still easy to drizzle and splatter!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I ♥ Your Blog!

Swap-bot swap: I ♥ Your Blog!
I swap with Swap-bot!

I am rather new to Swap-bot and quickly have grown to really like the site and what goes on over there. Mostly I like joining ATC swaps, a tiny space is so freeing for me to be artistic, the limited space makes me feel secure in the possibilities I can create.

Last week I joined a swap titled I ♥ Your Blog! as a way to meet other bloggers. I discovered some new blogs and am having a good time reading them. Here are the blogs I got to discover as part of the swap.

Memories Through Quilting
Memories Through Quilting is a new blog dedicated to quilting of course! I liked the bathing kitty photos most - since I am a cat lover!

El Blog de Jex is a crafty blog full of ideas! It is in Enlish but the blogger is from Mexico - reminds me I need to learn more Sopanish just to get by at the botanica!

Sweet Maple Life has a nice clean layout that is easy to read. Not only does Mary like crafting she likes cosmetics - yay!

Kimitty Kim is full of super kawaii things! I love all the cuteness!!!

She's Crafty She's Just my Type..By Amberingz
is delivering craftiness from Southern CA, from ATC storage to jewelery tips!

Sanity's Overrated plans on reading 100 books in a year - so far there are a few books finished. I like this idea since I like reading myself!

Novel Niche: A Place for Books has a clean layout and lots of in depth book reviews! I need to take some of the titles to the library next time I go!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Skulls Sweet Skulls!

It is no secret thatI am crazy about skulls! From prints on accessories to items for the house I gotta have skulls! Here are a few of my favorites that I am lusting over right now.

I am a sucker for Betsey Johnson's Betseyville bags - this bag is awesome!

This skull ring is something I need to own now!

A sugar skull a day keeps bad hair away!

I love these skull bath towels. They are way to cute to dry your hands on!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Easy Garlicy Potatoes

I made these for brunch on a Sunday morning (with what I had on hand)and my boyfriend who is not a potato fan said he liked these! I topped mine off with plain hummus but try your hand at anything (or nothing) as you wish!

Easy Garlicy Potatoes
3 red potatoes - scrubbed clean
2 new potatoes - scrubbed clean
1 tablespoon Earth Balance
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
1 teaspoons of garlic powder
pinch of salt and pepper
plastic zip lock bag

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cube the potatoes into bite sized chunks and place into the plastic bag. Melt the EB in a pan over the stove (or in the microwave), let cool, add olive oil. Pour liquid into the bag, coating the potatoes. Sprinkle on the nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Zip the bag, shake to coat the potatoes. Used a lined or oiled pan and bake for 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender/cooked to the core! Enjoy!