Thursday, August 22, 2013

New To My Closet- Beaded Sash Belt

I know, I'm a hater when it comes to the sash belt.  But this beaded beauty...

was just too perfect for the dress I happened to be wearing on the day I found it....

and after getting it home, it magically seems to work with at least 2 more dresses and at least 1 skirt...


Oh yeah, if you can't tell, still no computer, haven't figured out how to take good pics with the iPad yet.  Life.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Blogging Via My iPad...the First Post

My computer is not functioning right now so I'm blogging for the first time from my iPad, an experiment.  Not sure what the diagnosis is, but I'm not in a financial place to find out or buy a new one right now...moving forward...

So, I don't really bake (you may have seen my pumpkin pie video...that's it,) therefore I'm pretty limited in the dessert area.  But one thing I will make is an easy fruit parfait with home made whipped cream, which is perfect for summer...

So come on, enjoy a few calories with me...

Here's what you'll need:
1) Hand mixer
2) Heavy whipping cream
3) Vanilla (I love the Mexican variety)
4) Fruit and berries of your choice
5) Sweetener of some kind, powder sugar works well, this is what I had on hand

The only thing not in the picture is a large glass bowl which I have in the fridge.  Using a cold bowl makes the process go faster and the cream splatters at first and then expands as you mix air into it so a larger bowl is a wise choice.

Pour your cream, vanilla and sweetener into the cold large bowl and hold the mixer on high to it for about 4-5 minutes.  You'll get nice fluffy peaks when it's ready.  I also adjust any flavor at this point, more vanilla or sweetener, maybe nothing if you like it.  ( I would like to try adding peppermint extract for hot chocolate.)

Then begin layering fruit and whipped cream into the bowl...super easy!

Yeah, I suppose I could be healthier and use yogurt but hey, I was gonna eat the baked goods anyway.

(PS- wait till you see what can be done with the leftover whipped cream!  In process now...)

So what do you do when your computer is a quitter?