Monday, March 19, 2012

Pioneer Woman's Flat Apple Pie and Easy Caramel Sauce

I was inspired to make this "pie on the go" as she calls it. Slice, serve on a napkin, and be on your way. Not that I really go around eating pie in my car or anything......yet... anyway. The main reason I wanted to make this was because the recipe seemed simple to follow, without too many fussy steps. I know, pie, simple? But yes, there really seemed to be nothing to it. So I gave it a try.

 but I can't take all the credit, I had a little help


When the dough's been just combined, she halves it and places it into two separate Ziploc bags, once inside the unsealed bag, she beats the top of it with just a few whacks of her rolling pin. I think for the reason being that when it's done chilling it's easier to roll out and you don't end up over working your dough.

                          I  would recommend wrapping your baking sheet with foil for                  
                     easy clean up, as you can see I didn't do this, my pan was toast.
                         What can I say, tender and flaky crust, the way all pies should be,     
                        the apples had a little bite to them and the caramel sauce was a hit. 

              Here are the links for the flat apple pie and easy caramel sauce recipes

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Chiffon flowers and Lillian's toes

 Well I've wanted to start a blog for years, so with baby steps, I'm excited about my first post! I hope you enjoy it and find a little inspiration, I know I've found so much from blogs I visit regularly.

 Creating your own kind of beauty is like medicine for the soul. There's no other words to describe it. Being a stay at home mom I feel surrounded by possibilities to express that, and yes at times I've driven myself a little crazy and it's even gotten ugly, but creating an environment that captivates what your heart loves and sharing it with others is one of the things I love most about making our house a home. From the meals we eat , activities we do, places we go and the memories we make, home is so important. I see these as opportunities like blank canvases to make our own story. To know, or find who you are, what you believe, create, and value, all starts at home. I hope that through this blog I can bring to life, well really 'web' those canvases and they can be a reflection of what I love and who we are.

 Making things out of colors that catch my eye or being inspired by others creativity is one thing I love, and feels rewarding when you have a vision come to life.


 I love the look of chiffon, it's delicate look makes me think of spring. 


Since I originally made these flowers to be worn in your hair or as
          a brooch, I wouldn't recommend your little one running around with them on their 
feet because of the exposed end of the alligator clip. You can choose to completely 
cover the alligator clip with ribbon, or use Velcro for a safer more comfortable
 wear. An added bonus with the Velcro is that the flowers can be interchangeable.



I painted my girls toes for the first time today!
O.P.I.'s Pink Friday

My toes were already painted this color
so it seemed only fitting to match her's with mine:). I love how they turned out,  I kept finding myself trying to sneak a peek at them throughout the day only to grin at them. It's the perfect barley there soft ballerina color.