Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rainy Day Recipe

So the last few days have been full of snow and rain, and the next few days promise more of the same. What to do you might ask? Do what we do, bake something chocolate! These Chocolate Crinkles will be sure to brighten your day!

Chocolate Crinkles
Makes 5 to 6 dozen

1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup confectioners sugar

• Mix oil, melted chocolate, and sugar together.
• Blend in one egg at a time, then add vanilla.
• Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
• Chill for several hours or overnight.
• Heat oven to 350˚
• Drop teaspoons of dough into confectioners sugar and roll. Shape into balls.
• Place 2" apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Perfect Clutch

Looking for the perfect accessory for a wedding, party or a night out? For the ladies, a purse is essential! We are purse gals ourselves and are always on the look out for a cute clutch. Here are a few we wanted to share with you. Now the challenge is to pick one!

These clutches and change purses come from Oktak's Shop on Etsy. There are some colorful and fun clutches as well as some more sophisticated options. A purse to suite almost anyone's taste.

We also love these purses from Tulip Couture's Etsy shop!

As you'll notice, we love Etsy! It is a great resource for handmade and unique items, especially for a wedding or event. There are so many great products to be discovered! This most definitely will not be the last time you'll see a post from us with Etsy items:)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Glowing in the Rain?

What a cool concept by Bright Night! These umbrellas light up! We love the design and practicality of this umbrella. We especially love the idea of using them for a wedding! Not that any couple particularly wants a rainy wedding day, but these sure could brighten it a bit and make for some unique photographs.

If you are looking for an umbrella with a bit more style, the lighted umbrellas come in patterns as well. Here are a few to choose from.

Of course, we couldn't just stop at the lighted umbrellas. Oh no! I guess we're already thinking about Spring:) We started to search out other fun umbrella options.

We love the umbrellas at Bella Umbrella. There is an umbrella that could suite just about anyone's taste. They also offer rentals which is a bonus!

Here are some fun and lovely umbrellas at Bella Umbrella.

You can also visit Parasol Passion for more parasol options.