Friday, March 23, 2012

Easy Vegan Healthy Fruit Sweetened Chocolate Cake Filling/Frosting Recipe

I'm making my kidlet's birthday cake and I needed a filling that wasn't overpowering and low on sugar and fat. I researched and came up with nothing! So I just made up my own
Double this for frosting and filling:

1/2 C Dated Pits Removed
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder or more your preference
1/4 C Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (gives more body but can be omitted or replaced with cashews or nuts)
2 Tbsp or slightly more Lite Coconut milk (any milk or milk sub will do)
1 tsp Vanilla

Puree the dates, cocoa powder, shredded coconut, and vanilla in a food processor and slowly add the coconut milk until the consistency smooths out check on it to make sure it is stiff and not runny.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

F*ck it I'm back! I'm too ambitious for my own darn good

So the blog overhaul aint happening for a while, due to the fact that I have way too much stuff on my plate right now. Also the only thing that's really bugging me is the title banner being to the left instead of centered.
I will likely reformat this when my website is created and be warned that is going to be for my acting so it will have a different look and feel but I will still be posting the same sh*t I post.

On to Part two of this post...
My way to effing ambitious list:
Finish Avant Garde Personal Storage Device
Clear sewing projects, 3 pillows, kidlet clothing 7 items, Basket liners for my mom.
Design mask/outfit for Labyrinth Masquerade ball
Make SP Chimes
Finish Wall Clock Photograph to repro clock face
Photo and list at least 30 pieces for the online store.
Finish Leather Cuffs
Design Leather waist cincher
Learn Illustrator to design vectors for website

Thats all I can remember off the top of my head right now, but now tht its listed I can get a bit more organized and focused.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Posts

Sorry my posts are few and far between, I've been stalling because I am dreading the much needed blog overhaul ^_^

Monday, April 5, 2010

Baby carriers: One size does not fit all - latimes.com

Solace's playgroup and we were in the local news Solace's name and the carrier I'm using got mixed up with another member's of the group. so Solace is really in a MetroWrap...yes it comes with the pirate bling, check it Baby carriers: One size does not fit all - latimes.com

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Monday, February 1, 2010

The Adventures of a Haphazard Handywoman #2

It has been quite some time since the last installment of my handywoman escapades(and my last blog post for that matter) the first one can be seen by clicking here

Problem: The kidlet is plundering the cabinets and drawers.
Welcome to the exciting adventure of practical baby proofing as my wonderful daughter transitions from baby to toddler and proceeds to attack all things that were previously out of her reach. She is now crawling, standing and getting her cute pudgy little fingers into everything.
However, one thing I despise is the impracticality of baby proofing by using things such as cabinet or drawer locks that one has to fidget with every time to open a darn drawer or cabinet, that's just outright annoying and they look like cheap plastic eyesores that would attract a child like metal to a magnet! So I had to find something that wouldn't piss me off every time I use or even looked it as I (and most of my generation) was raised without such things.

Solution: Install a double roller catch. I've found these common yet simple devices to be successful at preventing kids (at least till they're a kindergartner) from getting into things and I specifically remember dealing with them as a kid too.
Things you will need: A drill, as many double roller catches you need, and extra screws the same amount as what comes with the catch, and roughly the same size (they can be a little bigger, but try not to get smaller) as the ones that come with the catch.



Step 1: Remove the drawer or open the cabinet door.



Step 2: Put the catch part on the area that you want to have it installed and mark the holes with a pencil. Make sure the when the cabinet or drawer is closed that the catch will not prevent the door from closing all the way, and that it is not too recessed that it won't catch the prong or spear. I usually do this with the haphazard method of eyeballing it but you may want to measure.



Step 3: Then drill where you made the pencil marks, with an appropriate sized drill bit. I usually stick with one just a bit smaller then the screws or the same size as the screws. Also don't drill too deep as the screws are relatively short and you want them to anchor into the wood securely and you don't want to go bawls out and destroy the area where you're drilling.

Step 4: Drill the screws in with the catch where you have pre-drilled your holes, one side at a time.



(NOTE) At this point I ran into a problem as the screws the double roller catch came with were badly manufactured and the heads broke off on them, which I should have figured out by the catches being mis-named on the package.

So if this has happened to you grab a pair of pliers (I used needle nosed) grip those suckers on the threading and remove the screw by twisting it out of the wood. If the screw is too deep you could try to gouge around the edge so enough of it is exposed that the pliers can grip or you could start drill a new hole near it (I would suggest drilling it so the catch would cover up the broken screw once installed).



Step 5: Once the catch has been installed successfully put the spear or the prong into the catch, and mark the back of it with a pencil or a marker making sure to coat around the screw holes thoroughly. Then close the dawer or cabinet door and press it firmly closed. The pencil or marker marks should transfer to the other
side marking where to pre-drill the holes.



Step 6: Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the prong or spear and check your work to make sure it closes properly.



Step 7: One down and the rest of the house to go ;)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

V_V Blagh Update

I'm tired exhausted, stressed, and low on the esteem front, I'm also so behind on posting things to etsy and my blog. I've been busting my ass on trying to keep this place clean and care for a little one who is teething and making me feel her pain. It's tough it sucks, and I'm exhausted as The husband was practically gone for 2 and a half weeks one a business trip, then being completely busy that he might as well have been gone when he came back and then another trip for half of this week. Being a mommy is more demanding and more stressful then a full time job because it's basically working 16 hours a day. Anyways not all is bad I've been making sales which is good but hardly enough to leverage me giving myself a pat on the back. Also Jason and I had a weekend escapade in the mountains for our 5th anniversary but the busy-ness is not done yet as the whole apartment needs to be rearranged and I still have to get my work area, that has gone beyond my usual organized chaos to utter chaos, organized. I also have no idea as to what to do about Christmas gifts this year as time and funds do not exist.

I need a full day to just shutdown crash out without disturbance, but instead I'm shutting off my brain and playing Dragon Age as a way to escape reality for a bit.