Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Happy 90th Birthday!!!!

My Grandmother recently turned 90!!! I love her so much, she is an amazing, strong woman who has been a great example to me.
Happy Birthday!!!!

I made her a chocolate cake with butter cream roses

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I LOVE mason jars

A girl can never have too many mason jars! The possibilities with them are endless, and right now I am running low on them because being the kind sweet and generous sister that I am...(don't laugh, OK you can laugh), I gave a bunch to my brother for his wedding.(He's worth it!) Before you think who would want mason jars at their wedding? Take a look at some of the pictures below.

Now you see why I LOVE mason jars!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mad Scientist Cake

We recently attended my youngest son's Blue and Gold Banquet for his cub scout troop. All the families were asked to bring a dessert for this years theme which was Mad Scientist Concoction. So in typical Rodriguez fashion, "let's do this!" We searched the web for inspiration and this is what we came up with;

As always, things didn't turn out the way they were supposed to. I had to make multiple trip to the store to try and fix things but overall we were all pleased with the out come.

The hands were made out of fondant by my 12 year old.

The bubbling potion is rice crispy marshmallow treat, but instead of rice crispies we used Captain Crunch Berry.

The pouring potion is wire covered in fondant.

There were alot of great desserts there, here's a few of them;

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I found this picture on google. I have no clue who this guy is, but he sure made me laugh! Hopefully you laughed too!

Happy Valentine's day!!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Getting ready for Valentines Day

Here is what my younger boys decided to make as their Valentines Day favors.

Airplanes made out of Party blowers, gum, and mints

Kit Kat wrapped in construction paper and a pipe cleaner
"You're the bomb!

And of course I had to make a little something.

1 box strawberry cake mix

1 box white cake mix

Mixed both according to directions.

Then divided white cake mix into 2 part and added red food coloring to 1/2.

So now I have 3 colors; white, red and pink(strawberry)

Scooped batter into pan to give it a more layered look and swirled it together.

Baked according to package.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Win a camera bag and canon lens

Go to the link below to enter this fantastic contest.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Organizing Measuring Cups and Spoons

My measuring cups and spoons are never where they should be thanks to all the young aspiring chef's in my house. So when I saw a picture on infarrantlycreative.net where she hung her cups and spoons on her cabinets doors, I knew I had to give it a try.

My inspiration @ infarrantlycreative.net

Paint stick that I cut the ends off and sanded, then spray painted.
I painted 2 stick but ended up only using 1.



As you can see the picture I made mine a little different than my inspiration photo.

I only used 1 paint stick for the measuring spoons and I hung the measuring cups with the 3m removable command hooks.

Also I hung my paint strip with command strips- no drilling here!

Luckily the paint stick wood is very soft and was able to twist the hooks in by hand.

This project was very cheap to make:
Paint stick- free
Hooks $.99
Command strips- $2.80
Spray Paint$1.00

Friday, February 3, 2012

Superbowl Sunday

This Sunday is Superbowl Sunday and my boys wanted to have a party. Unfortunately my Hubby has to work, so we will probably just have some family over. Honestly I could careless about the game. Don't get me wrong, I like football. But I am the type of girl who would rather play the game than watch. However, I love a good excuse to have family and friends over. Not to mention all the yummy food we will have. One things my boys have decided is a must have is chicken wings. I have never made chicken wings before so this will be a new adventure for me. I haven't decided what else we are going to have but here are a few thing that might be good:







Superbowl Food Facts
Did you know:
•Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest day of food consumption behind Thanksgiving.
•1,200 calories: Amount the average Super Bowl watcher will consume while snacking.
•Football fans are expected to eat an estimated 69.6 million pounds of avocados during this year’s Super Bowl (mostly in guacamole).
•The most popular take-out and delivery items on Super Bowl Sunday are pizza, chicken wings, and sandwiches.
•It is estimated that Americans will eat 90 million pounds of chicken wings, which breaks down to 450 million individual wings!
•An astounding 14,500 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn are eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.
•Super Bowl Sunday is the biggest winter grilling day of the year.
•According to 7-Eleven stores, there is a 20% increase in the sale of antacids on the day after Super Bowl.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Unique plant holders

There are a ton of creative ways to use ordinary objects as planters. I love it when people think out side of the box!


Hanging basket herb garden

Painted soup cans


old collander

Too cute!

I would love to try and make this!

Painted pallets

pallet herb garden

Cinderblock garden

Don't know how well this would do in Florida

Mason jars, LOVE this!

From camillestyles.com

My 8yr old would love this!


Monday, January 30, 2012

Terrariums and more

A sample of jars I used. I took the plastic and the metal off.

This is a plant I purchased for $2.50. As you can see there are 3 plant in this 1 pot. So to stretch my dollar, I cut it into 3 plants.

All done. Next time I want too try a wider and taller container.

This is my favorite.

I used a little hot glued to help hold these air plants in place.

Terrariums can be fun and easy to make. The first step is selecting a container. The container can be almost anything at all. You can choose something dish like to create an open air container or something bottle like to create a closed environment terrarium. If you are like me, garage sales are a great way to find containers for this project. A Layer of course sand or pebbles is placed in the bottom of the container. This allows for good drainage of the water in the terrarium.
Add Soil - Regular potting soil works fine.
Add the plants and or seeds. Care should be taken in this step. Some of the plants I used were from my garden and others I had purchased.
Finishing touches - Add ornaments or other decorations.