Strawberry Pie


This was the crust I used. Instead of chilling it for 4 hrs I froze it for 30 min. I also added the zest of 1 lemon into it and am glad I did. Any way to add more flavor.

It worked OK and although everyone else liked it I didn’t at all! In one word:


Oh it needed sugar. Maybe it’s cause I’m addicted to that small sweet substance. But it needed something! Whipped cream, sugar sprinkled on top, vanilla ice cream…SOMETHING. At least it’s pretty. 🙂

Here is our book club picture. Brittany we missed you!

13902875719.jpgNext book is Pride and Prejudice. Booya.

Have a great weekend!

The first book club hat

OK, so here is the first hat for the book club. I have a friend who will wear it because the hat I’m making for myself is a little more…adventurous. 🙂 You remember how it started out:

13839258518.jpgAnds After:

13843433772.jpgI really wanted to make a tutorial but I had no plan. Just sorta did it as I went with what I had.


Can I just say that I love ruffles, the dollar store and my hot glue gun.

13843484970.jpgOK, of to spray paint my hat purple 🙂 And I actually like this hat plain…might take all the stuff off and spray paint it a color I like, like cream.


~ What do you think of the hat?

Bring on the hats, sweet tea and jewelry. This spring will be sweet!

My mood has been reflecting the weather outside the past few days. It’s sunny and cheerful.  (Thanks God)

*brace yourself*

I have even felt the energy and motivation to clean the entire house, do ALL the laundry AND swap the clothes in the closet from winter to spring. Hallelujah.

The creative bug has also bit me and yesterday I made many necklaces and a handful of earrings. Including these two beauties.


Book club is this Friday and we are bringing hats to wear, like the royal wedding. The only catch (and beautiful challenge) is that we have to make them. Yes! What fun! Here is the starting product I bought at Goodwill today.


Red is not what I expected to buy but it has potential. 🙂


Oma: At home Emma saw a Starbucks stopper laying on the ground and she yelled, “Oh no! Oma forgot one!” 🙂 I think it’s great she associates you with Starbucks paraphernalia.

Even though I am not a chocolate lover, or even ‘liker’ doesn’t mean I am not a sugar-aholic. I had a sweet tea and lemon square together. Oh my goodness. I don’t want to imagine or calculate how many grams of sugar I consumed in that 10 min span…but it was SO GOOD! Try it, I’m sure you will love it. 🙂

(McDonald’s had the sweet tea and Starbucks had the lemon square. – so all you friends in Poland can share in my heaven today too!)