Patti at Ivy and Elephants displayed some blue and white cups & saucers in this gorgeous bird cage. Such a clever repurposing idea!
Painting is definitely a form of art, but not everything can be painted. Well, almost everything. These incredible hand painting art are created by talented Italian artist Guido Daniele. The result is pretty amazing. Check it out below.
Decorate the soles of your shoes by using nail polish!
- Prepare your shoes by cleaning the soles with rubbing alcohol, this well help the color stick better.
- Prime your shoes with white nail-polish. You can use the nail polish brush, but I suggest getting one a little bit bigger so it goes faster. Once you paint the sole of each shoe, let them dry (should take about 10 minutes).
- Clean your brush between colors using nail polish remover, and start painting the soles the color of your choice. You will probably need two coats, yet be sure to let the first coat dry before starting on your second coat.
- Let dry for about thirty minutes, just to be safe & you’re done. Source
This Beautiful and delicious looking Cinnamon roll comes from Ana Maria Ciolacu
We have never seen a better looking and tasting braid! Try this fantastic recipe from Just Love Cookin’ and not only your house will smell good but you will love the taste of this cinnamon braid. Ana did a fantastic creation here!!! Get that cup of coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy! This is the best cinnamon roll you will ever taste.
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup lukewarm milk
- 1 envelope active dry yeast or 0.6 Oz
- 1/8 cup melted butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 4-5 tbsp sugar
- 3 tsp cinnamon
Mix the yeast and sugar with the lukewarm milk and let it sit a few minutes while the yeast bubbles and foams up.
Add the egg yolk, the melted butter, the flour and the salt, then knead the dough and shape into a ball.
Place the dough in a large, greased bowl, then cover and place in a warm space and let rise until doubled in size (about 1 hour).
Preheat oven to about 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Dust your work surface with flour, and roll the dough out to a thickness of 1cm.
Spread the melted butter across all of the dough, then sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Roll up the dough, and using a knife, cut the log in half length-wise.
Twist the two halves together, keeping the open layers exposed as described in the photo tutorial. Give a round shape, then transfer to a baking tray (buttered or covered with cookie sheet).
Top the remaining butter and sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit after 5-10 minutes to stop it burning. Top with icing sugar mixed with water if you want, just sprinkle some sugar, or eat it like this.
- 12 ounces dry sea scallops (go for the big ones if they are available)
- Roasted Szechuan Pepper Salt (or plain kosher salt and black pepper)
- 1-2 teaspoons oil for the pan (preferably grapeseed oil)
- 1-2 tablespoons prepared Hoisin sauce
- If scallops are refrigerated, allow them to stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. If the small side muscle (abductor) is still attached, pinch it off. It is not tender to eat. Season scallops with a little salt and pepper.
- Heat a non-stick sauté or fry pan over medium-high heat. Add oil. When pan is hot and oil starts to shimmer place scallops in pan flat side down. Don’t crowd them. Leave scallops alone and don’t move them for a few minutes. The edges will start to get brown. You are aiming for a dark golden caramel crust. Turn scallops over, turn heat down, and using a spoon or pastry brush glaze with the Hoisin. Cook 1 more minute. Serve immediately.
It’s not possible to give an exact cooking time as the thickness of the scallops varies along with the heat of your pan.
When done correctly, scallops will still be translucent in the center and still have some springiness to them. They will not be firm or hard (overcooked). Do not overcook them and they’ll be great.
We came across this adorable Barn door headboard on the beautiful blog site called Lil Luna. We love this headboard idea and the best part, it's inexpensive and very easy to make. Take a look at the step by step tutorial to see how it's done.
Here... you can see more great headboard ideas.