Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Red Velvet Pancakes!

Decided to share another awesome recipe that I discovered recently. I LOVE breakfast foods! So when I saw this super easy recipe for Red Velvet Pancakes from a mix?!  Done deal, my friends!

Red Velvet Pancakes

1 1/4 c. Flour
2 c. Red Velvet Cake Mix ( I used a Duncan Hines mix...)
1 T. Sugar
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
dash of salt
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
1-2 c. Milk, add slowly

Mix all 7 ingredients together; add milk slowly until it is the correct consistency.
If you wanted to use this as a Waffle Mix, add 2 T. veggie oil and 1 egg).

Cook until done! Top with this wonderful cream cheese icing. It is amazing!

Cream Cheese Icing

4 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
1/4 c. Butter
2 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
2-3 T. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla

Frost on top of the pancakes, or drizzle depending on the amount wanted!

What have YOU baked recently?  Wanna share a recipe?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

DIY Bed Canopies!

Now, what girl wouldn't love to have a bed canopy over their bed?  And no, I'm not talking about the tulle ones that seem to be decorated for younger children, we're talking BIG GIRL canopies!  I have found so many wonderful ideas lately, there are a lot of extremely creative people on the web!

This one comes from the amzing people at Lowe's, and you can find the link to it here , for their Mediterranean bedroom ideas. We made one for my daughter recently, and our hanging basket only cost $4.97 (at Lowe's) and the paint to spray it white. We used one simple white sheer panel, ($5 @ Big Lots) and sewed it on. Was a little time consuming, but wanted to make sure a cat attack wouldn't knock it down too badly!

It didn't QUITE turn out like I wanted, so I may re-do it with 2 panels, as suggested.

This one, I found at this wonderful blog, The Inspired Room. It doesn't seem too complicated, if you can sew a bit! Here's is the link to it.

Another variation of the one above is at the blog, Nest.

Well Happy Easter, fellow bloggers!  Hope these inspire someone to get a little creative and pretty up a room if they've been wanting a canopy, like my teenager!!