Thursday, December 29, 2011

Vintage Jewelry Frame!

I have been trying to decide on a creative way to display my jewelry where people can see it rather than having it all stuffed in a drawer.  I knew I wanted it hanging on the wall and when I saw this creative idea for hanging sunglasses, I decided do the same thing for my jewelry but on a larger scale.  I went to a few of my local antique shops and after a little bit of searching, found an inexpensive but pretty frame.  I measured how I wanted the wire distributed and attached three different wires across the frame using screws.  On the third wire, closest to the bottom, I created a hook where the wire can be unattached from the frame to hang rings and bracelets that don't have a clasp. I am very happy with the finished product and I hope you guys give it a try!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Blueberry Dumplings!

Now that the fall quarter is over, I once again have extra time to do the things I enjoy doing.  This time I decided to make Blueberry Dumplings!  I really wanted something that was warm and comforting and that is exactly what I got!  The recipe turned out good but was a little too sweet for my personal taste. If I made it again I would probably cut the sugar down a little bit to allow the blueberry's natural flavor to show through. It was a relatively simple recipe to follow and I challenge you to try this recipe out for yourself with your own modifications. Here is the recipe if you would like to take a try at perfecting this interesting recipe.