Baking Cherry Pie from Scratch

Cherry Pie Recipe

Cherry Pie makes me think of summer. Honestly, if you can find cherries then you can have it anytime. I found several recipes to help us bake a cherry pie today. The one I used was easy to follow and everything was made from scratch. Sally doesn’t cook her cherry pie filling before placing it in the pie crust and that saves time. Anybody can go to the store and buy a ready made pie crust. We are doing this by scratch. Please follow the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, or look up a different recipe to suit your tastes. Continue reading Baking Cherry Pie from Scratch

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Heart Shaped Macarons: Cute Valentine’s Day Gift

Heart Shaped Macarons

Once a month I usually post a recipe on my fashion blog. Today we went shopping and bought macarons instead. Who is going to cook these anyways. It is easier and most likely will look prettier if you go buy and them from a bakery. Let’s get on to making them look fancy. A great way to give these to your valentine would be to place them in a vase as a bouquet. There you have your flowers and candy all in one go! You could also buy an adorable tiny cloche and cupcake stand to place a macaron on. Tie a little bow on the front and watch your valentine melt from the cuteness.

I don’t usually show you all behind the counter. But since we’re mixing things up anyways, let’s take a look at my outfit. The outfit is new from N-Uno at N21. I paired it up with leggings since it is still chilly out. I have a new Beusy hairstyle. This is called Velvet and comes with color change roses to you can add.

Macarons

an lar [poses] The Candi Series
Beusy: Velvet Hairstyle [ Rigged] @ N21
N-Uno – Katy Outfit @ N21
alaskametro “Brigid” leggings – Grey – Maitreya
REIGN.- Mini Slips (Maitreya-Flat) Stepped On Set
CATWA HEAD Lilly v3.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1

Decor:

floorplan. neon xoxo @ N21
hive // vintage toaster RARE @ The Epiphany
hive // baking bundle B @ The Epiphany
+Half-Deer+ Tea Tins Garden
[Con.] Catia Kitchen
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . macaron bouquet @ The Epiphany
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . macaron bowl @ The Epiphany
+Half-Deer+ Macaron Dream Buffet – Macaron Stand – Strawberry
MishMish Hammie & Oven Mitt
MishMish Hammie & Baking Powder
what next ‘Patisserie’ Kitchen Utensils

What Kind of Planner are You?

What Kind of Planner are You

There are many kinds of planners out there. What kind of planner are you? I recently had to take a crash course in planners. I wanted to purchase a planner for a friend, and they are more in depth than just going and buying one. There are fitness planners, diet planners, travel planners, career planners, pet planners, and so on. I just wanted a planner. What kind of cover do you need, what type of paper, what kind of pages, stickers, clips, flags, tape and it goes on?! I did end up purchasing a kit from Michael’s and some extra stickers and pens. I think my friend will be very happy with her gift.

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In Second Life we have a few planners to choose from. These are only for decor purposes. My favorites are -tres blah- Hodgepodge – Agenda RARE, The Secret Store – Planner, and REIGN.- NOTEBOOK AND DAY PLANNER- # 12. The first two are from older gachas and the REIGN. one is from the current round of Epiphany.

My cute outfit is new from Blueberry. The top is a separate piece that looks amazing with it. You can see it on Flickr. Hands bending in SL is not always so kind to our outfits. I did have to edit the sleeve around the hand in this picture.

TRUTH / Teanna VIP January Group Gift
Glam Affair – Adrianne – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America @ C88
Glam Affair – Ciri – Catwa – Kustom9 (Eyeshadow and Lipstick)
Cae :: Valeria :: Earrings @ FaMESHed
Blueberry – Laura – Corset Dress  – Maitreya
Blueberry – Laura – Croped Sweater – Maitreya
CATWA HEAD Lilly v3.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Yonder Eyes Fantasy

All of the furniture in the picture are from Cheeky Pea

Best Way to Survive a Shark Attack

Best Way to Survive a Shark Attack

Most of us are bundled up because it is cold outside (even in Florida). We are having thoughts of the warm sun, the ocean, lighter clothing, and .. sharks!! If you’re swimming or wading in the ocean you do have to beware of sharks. These are just a few tips of what to do. Avoiding the water is probably an even better way to not get bit by a shark. According to the Florida Museum  you are 2 times more likely to be killed by an alligator. You are pretty safe from shark attacks in Second Life, because you always have the ability to just teleport out of the situation. In the event you do come upon a shark you can try these tips:

-Don’t thrash in the water. Calmly and smoothly move away from the shark to safety.
-Keep your eye on the shark.
-If the shark attacks then fight the shark. Punch it, poke it, hit it in the eyes or gill with whatever you have. Stay away from the snout if possible.
-Don’t swim alone.
-Don’t swim at dawn or dusk.
-Stay at home and shop The Epiphany for ANE’s Fatty Shark Gacha set! (Best way!)

Shark Bite Full Texture

A N E Fatty Shark Gacha @ Epiphany (All Decor)

an lar poses – The Felicity Series @ TSS
TRUTH / Caralisa
Glam Affair – Adrianne – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America @ C88
Glam Affair – Ciri – Catwa – Kustom9 (Eyeshadow and Lipstick)
Cae :: Valeria :: Collection @ FaMESHed
Blueberry – Girls Night – Bra Top – Maitreya
Blueberry – Girls Night – Split Skirt – Maitreya
REIGN.- Mini Slips (Maitreya-Flat) Stepped On Set
CATWA HEAD Lilly v3.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Yonder Eyes Fantasy

Winter Comfort Food

Winter Comfort Food

What is your winter comfort food? A batch of chili or a pot of soup on the stove top is usually my go-to. I also tend to drink more coffee or tea in winter. What do food trucks do during the winter months? Do they brave the cold and hope others will too? I would stop if I saw this truck of goodies!

I hope you all have completed your Christmas shopping. I have done most of mine, but plan to be out ALL day tomorrow getting the rest of the gifts on my list. And it is a long list to complete.
Blueberry – December Gift – Laced Tops
Blueberry – Poppy – Leggings – Maitreya
Ingenue :: Lucia Heels (Maitreya) :: Carmine
/Wasabi Pills/ Bianca Mesh Hair – Style 2
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Decor:
Apple Fall – Christmas Bake Off @ Pocket Gacha
Deer and Tabletop food by Dust Bunny

DIY Christmas Cookie Mix in a Jar

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Yesterday we spent all day baking and decorating Christmas cookies. Sometimes we just do not have the time to make and bake. Another great way to gift cookies to your loved ones is putting all of the ingredients in a jar. It looks great layered.

Pour your ingredients one by one into a Mason jar. Wrap some ribbon or string around the lid and attach a homemade gift tag. You can write the directions on a recipe card and slip it in to their Christmas card. I found several different recipes on The Domestic Geek blog.

an lar [poses] The Candi Series @ The Chapter Four
Exile – Weekender
Cae :: Elena :: Collection FaMESHed
paper.arrow.co taylor.sweater mauve
CATWA HEAD Lilly
Glam Affair – Suzie – Catwa Mesh Head Applier @ Kinky
Veechi – Paris Shadow @ N21
Izzie’s – Yonder Mesh Eyes Group Gift
Maitreya Mesh Body & Bento Hands – Lara
Various decor from The Arcade December 2017
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – mix-in-a-jar RARE
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – packages for gift-giving

How-to Christmas Ornament Cookies

How-to Baking Christmas Cookies

We have been baking and decorating Christmas cookies today. I have two recipes to share with you to make your own at home. The first batch are easy sugar cookies. Just add some icing, m&m’s, and a ROLO candy and you have a Christmas Ornament cookie. Use any assortment of colors for your ornament decoration.

Christmas Ornament Cookies Recipe

To keep things easy, I’m going to show you a recipe from the same blog for the next cookie. It is so easy to make! 4 ingredient Christmas cookies cannot be more simple. Prepare the cake mix, scoop small dough balls on to cookie sheet, bake, cool, and place your Hershey’s Kiss candy on top.

4 Ingredient Christmas Cookies

an lar [poses] The Candi Series @ The Chapter Four
TRUTH VIP November – Ginevra *Group Gift
Cae :: Yuletide :: Necklace Tannenbaum
paper.arrow.co taylor.sweater seafoam
CATWA HEAD Lilly
Glam Affair – Suzie – Catwa Mesh Head Applier @ Kinky
Veechi – Paris Shadow @ N21
Izzie’s – Yonder Mesh Eyes Group Gift
Maitreya Mesh Body & Bento Hands – Lara
Various decor from The Arcade December 2017
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – ornament cookies
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – cookie kisses