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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Holy.Uncraftiness.Batman.

I am planning my sister's baby shower right now.  I have all of these hopes and dreams of beautiful things to decorate from Pinterest.  Because doing it myself would be less expensive and fun, right?

So I was trying to make some of these (cute, right?)...




So, here is what I got...

Seriously people how hard is it to construct paper fans and then put them together.  For me, apparently this is a challenge.

To make myself feel better, I started punching circles with the rest of my paper.  Not sure what I will do with them, but they are cute and they make me happy.


I laid in bed last night wondering why I even bother trying this stuff.  I thought I should just give up.  But seriously, how will I ever know what I am good at if I don't try.  So I say to you...JUST KEEP TRYING and HAVE FUN!  And when you make a mistake.  Have a laugh...and move on.  That is what I am doing.

For more Crafts for the Uncrafty go visit Jess!



Thursday, May 10, 2012

This week on Pinterest

Here are a few of my Faves on Pinterest this week.

*Legal note (or not really): I do not now or ever promise to make anything I post under DIY...although my intentions are good.  Amen.

So this top could pretty much stock my entire Summer wardrobe.  I TOTALLY...eh hem...intend on making this for myself and my daughters.  Stay tuned, must raid thrift store...


(From Pinterest)


This is for pure humor, because I have been working out a lot and tracking my calories.  I'm sorry, but when I'm hungry, I. AM. HUNGRY.


(From Pinterest)

And below you will see why you should NEVER look at Pinterest when you are hungry.  But I still want to make this and they don't look TOO unhealthy.  :)


(From Pinterest)



What fun recipes, tutorials and pure humor did you find this week?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Starbucks" Pumpkin Scones (my way, of course)

A couple years ago I noticed that my sister in law kept updating her Facebook status with posts about pumpkin scones that she was baking. Turns out these were the copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Spice scones. When I first made them she suggested I just scoop the dough and make rustic looking scones. This worked great and they were not dry like most scones are from too much handling and kneading.

Yesterday I decided to make scones again but "my way" and with some substitutions. First of all, here are the ingredients that you will need for "my way" (Go here for the original recipe without substitutions):

4 cups of all purpose flour
14 TBS of Sugar 
2 TBS Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
12 TBS soften butter (but not melted)
1 15oz Can of Pumpkin Puree
6 TBS Almond Milk or SoySilk Vanilla Creamer
2 Large Eggs

For the Glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
2 TBS Almond Milk or SoySilk Vanilla Creamer
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Sprinkle of Cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

We are going to do this tutorial collage style (Lets see how it goes - comments?)!  Woot!
  • This is my new Pampered Chef Mini Brownie Pan - L.O.V.E. it!  You need one.  I thought it would be interesting to make the scones in this.
  • Place butter in your mixer (or use a hand mixer) and start to cream it so it is nice and smooth. The orignial recipe calls for cold butter but since I do these a little different I find it is a lot easier to have room temp butter to make sure it mixes in well. 
  • Add in your sugar, pumpkin puree & milk of choice (I was out of Almond Milk and had Vanilla Soy Silk on hand - it was great).
  • Mix, mix, mix...

  • Mix in the all of the dry ingredients.  Again, it says to mix these separately, but I'm so lazy I just add each thing into the wet dough one by one.  And guess what...it works just fine.  So there... :)
  • Press dough into your pan.  I think this would work great in a cupcake pan too and the past I just used an ice cream scooper and scooped my scones on to a baking stone or cookie sheet. 
  • Once they are out of the oven they will look super rustic, but hey that is fun, right???
  • Now you need to cool those cuties!
  • Once your scones are cool you can make your glaze.
  • Now drizzle onto the scones with a fork.  This does NOT have to be perfect.  Perftect is boring. 
  • Uh...yum!
So these were gone within two days and I was able to make 18 of them in my pan.  So, the verdict is that they were a winner with the family! 

SHOW THE LOVE:  Want that pan I used?  Go here to get your own!  You can order online or contact Jenny.  She is pretty much...awesome.  :)

If you make these scones or make your own substitutions, let me know!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Just Listed - Toddler Beanie with Skulls

Yes, your toddler needs skulls on their hat.  Just sayin!  Visit my shop to purchase this or order your custom hat in custom colors - also available in Adult Sizes.

Welcome!

Welcome to Snauserpaus Studios & Boutique! 

My name is Tami and this is my new blog.  What I plan to do here is talk about how the heck I do things as a "Work At Home Mom".  I'll be featuring some of my creations from Etsy and hopefully the creations of other's also! 

I'm REALLY excited to feature "Crafting For The Not-So-Crafty", because although I can knit and crochet with confidence I don't tend to sew or craft with too much success.  I will start a project and I'll be really excited and then I get frustrated and quit because it is not turning out the way I expected.  So, I'll be posting tutorials (monthly at first and hopefully more often in the future) with pictures and how-to's and links and everything you need to be successful with a craft.  Don't worry!  We'll work through it together.  :)

My random brain might write some random posts, but hopefully they will be enjoyable and/or helpful to you.  I'm always up for suggestions and ideas!

Chat soon!

Tami