Friday, February 17, 2012

Truffles & Chocolate Strawberries

I'm not a huge fan of Valentine's Day. Its not one of those major holidays I like to run out and spend tons of money on (I really only do that for Christmas, maybe sometimes Easter).  Plus its before my anniversary and birthday, so I really don't like to spend money for it (because were saving it up for our trip!)  But my husband has been talking about truffles for months now (kind of hinting, kind of dreaming) So I decided if I was going to do one thing for him it would be to make him some truffles and his favorite dinner. We had Chicken Parmesan for dinner, and I found a recipe for Basic Chocolate Truffles on one of my sorority sister's blog (Click the link for the recipe).
Topped with Pink Sprinkles, Cocoa Powder, Pecans, and Plain
These were a project but were a huge hit! Everyone who has eaten on has loved it (except me because I'm not really a truffle person, I just made them for him)

But for me, I made some quick and easy (well sort of) Chocolate Covered Strawberries. I love them but I only ever make them a couple times a year for special occasions.

List of Items needed:
6 oz of semi sweet chocolate chips
15 strawberries
Parchment paper (this makes all the difference because they just peel right off and you can throw the paper away, no big mess!)

Simply wash and dry the strawberries (make sure they are dry because the chocolate won't stick well if its wet)
Heat the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl according to the instructions on the bag. Tip: Make sure you actually decrease the heat setting on the microwave as instructed because if not it could be a mess)
Next, dip the strawberries in the chocolate and lay on the parchment paper to dry.
 And then sit and enjoy, your amazing snack!

And I hate to be one of those people that posts their Vday flowers but can I just say that I have been married 5 years and this is the 3rd ever bunch of roses I have ever gotten (even before him) AND he got my favorite color!  My honey won brownie points, especially since that Tuesday was one of the longest most frustrating days I've had in a long time!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Another Pillowcase dress

I just made this one for a friend with a little girl named Lily on the way.  I made the dress and my mom knows someone who does monogramming so I had her do the letter (if you need someone to do monogramming in the Charleston, SC area, let me know I will give you her contact info!)... one day I hope to own the equipment to monogram for myself!  It was just so cute I had to share.  To check out my other pillowcase dresses click here and here.

Also, I made her another burp cloth :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pajama Pants update

So back a while ago I posted about making some Pajama pants but I never finished the second pair or got any adorable pictures of my children in them so I figured I would do an update of adorableness!
I loved them, they loved them, I can't wait to make more!  
I think this summer I'm going to try seersucker pants!

The pajama pants below were made from the Simplicity pattern 2290, I liked it because it had adult and child sizes, so that I can use it for a bunch of different sizes. I made these for my sisters and brother in law for Christmas! My husband was very upset I didn't make him any, so that is now on my long list of projects I want to do! He will probably get bumped to the top right after I finish the boys' last 2 bedroom curtains... I'm having motivation issues.