Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Where do you get your inspiration from?  Pinterest has been a huge part of my life lately when looking for inspiration. However, it's not the only place I look.  I purchased a small camera not too long ago so that I could take it with me where ever I go.  That way, when I see something that I like I can take a quick photo.  Instead of buying, I almost always say, "ooh, I can make that!" This way I have something to refer to. People  look at me funny sometimes, but it's quickly forgotten.  

During spring break we headed to EPCOT.  I am a huge Disney fan and they have these adorable new "ear" headbands.  So stinking cute!  However, they aren't cheap and I think they would be fun to make.

Feathers must be the new trend.  They seem to be everywhere.
And Kourey fell in love with these purses. They look like princess skirts, but closed on the bottom and finished off with a zipper.

And then we found these little coin purses in China.  Adorable!  These weren't terrible expensive, but I think it would be fun to create a larger size of these.
 Check out these turtles!
And this owl is so precious!
Looks like I have a lot of crafting ahead of me.  Isn't digital technology wonderful?

Sometimes people inspire me too.  My work day begins at 7 am, but this morning I was inspired to make a coffee cake beforehand and take it to work.  I have a co-worker who loves coffee cake.  She's been out of the office the past two weeks, so I thought we should celebrate our reunion with cake!  It was worth it making so many people happy, so I'm going to pass on that inspiration to you by sharing my mom's quick, easy recipe! 

Easy Coffee Cake
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons melted shortening or butter
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (I usually add a sprinkle more)
teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup milk 

Mix dry ingredients together.  Mix liquid ingredients together.  Combine both.  
Spread into greased 8x8x2 inch pan.
Sprinkle top with a mixture of chopped nuts, sugar, and cinnamon to taste.
Dot the top with pats of butter.  
Bake in 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.

This recipe is easily doubled into a 13x9x2 pan.  Enjoy!

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