Archive for November, 2011

Pear Pistachio Bundt Cake

So starts the round of holiday baking. For my Thanksgiving holiday I made a Pear Pistachio Bundt cake with Browned Butter frosting.  It was very good. I was a little unsure about the combo of pear and pistachio. However it is very good. Its like a classic spice cake with a little twist.



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Fall Washi Doll

I wanted to make a washi doll inspired by Fall. The leaves out here where I live are so beautiful and golden. So I wanted to make a doll that reflected this great time of year. I tried making her a japanese style vest but it didn’t turn out. I think she turned out very pretty though. In her hand she is holding golden ginkgo leaves.


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Thanksgiving is about expressing what we are grateful for. I would like to do that. I just want to say a few things about what I am most thankful for this year.

Family: This year I am so very thankful for my family, both the blood and adopted.  This year has been a very rough one for me. The love and support of all my family is what’s keeping me going. Keeping me in school and always looking towards the future and not crying over the past. Every single one has been here for me, even family who I’d lost contact with. I haven’t always been the best daughter, niece, granddaughter, and adopted sister. That doesn’t matter to family though and no matter what I’ve done they are always still there for me. I want to thank all of them and let them know how much I do appreciate everything they do. My family inspires me to be the best and I can, and I want to do the best I can for them. I hope to become a better daughter, niece, granddaughter and adopted sister so I can give them back just as much love and support as they’ve given me.

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New Experiments

What is hiding inside??

I love perfume. Wonderful scents, pretty bottles, whats not to love? Other then….they give me a migraine the size of Mt.Rushmore. It’s the artificial chemical scents that take me down. I can handle essential oils though. So I thought I’d try making my own perfume. The simplest kind to make it seemed was solid perfume. So I gave it a try. I made two scents, one is plain lavender and the other is Lavender/Grapefruit. The tins are actually some makeup tins that I salvaged. Then I just glues some scrap washi paper on top. I think they turned out super cute.

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Not too long ago I went to Seattle to visit family. I didn’t get very many pictures because I forgot my camera. So I’m going to share pictures of some things I got while in Seattle. I have some craft projects I really want to share but I can’t because they are Christmas gifts for people. So you get to see other pretty things. The first is a figurine that I couldn’t resist. I didn’t even realize when I placed the figurine that the flowers pots behind them matches.

The second picture is of two hair barrettes my friend Xenia brought me from Alaska. I love them so much! I’ve already worn them a few times in just two weeks. I admired the ones she shared on her blog and asked her to get me similar ones.

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