Monday, February 25, 2013

Aprons for new homes

Happy Monday morning to you all!

It was a beautiful weekend filled with wonderful visits with loved ones.  

On both Friday and Saturday nights we were invited to visit new homes.

The first home was of a dear old friend that I had not seen in about 5 years!!!

She has the most beautiful green eyes I have ever seen, which is why I chose a fabric in many variations of green. 

It looked GREAT in her new home,
 finding itself in the proper spot, 
hanging in the kitchen concealing her sons spider man apron from sight :)

The second apron was for my cousin who has just moved into her first house!

Her favorite color is blue and her dad was a chef so I know she cooks often!!!

I absolutely love to make aprons, just about as much as I like to make baby blankets!!

Have a great week,  I am really looking forward to spring!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Carrot Cake Valentine

 So, do you remember these Carrot Cake Bars I made a few years back?!
They were so good, 
I make them quite often.

Today I made them into a Valentine for my lovely family of 5.

The first thing I did was follow the recipe to the Link, 
except the pan preparation part... 

THEN...I prepared it into two different pans.
One round the other square, you will see why later.
Bake as directed and cool on wire racks.

 After they have cooled,  cut the round cake in half.

Then place on either sides of square cake. 

There will be some extra on both sides so you will have to cut off the extra like so.....

Remember, there is no such thing as perfect, as long as the sides match up!

I added a little red food coloring to the cream cheese icing, so sweet!

Time to ice it!!

 AND add some sprinkles!!!!!

Happy Valentines Day to you and your loved ones!!!!!