Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Scone (Starbucks Copy Cat)

Starbucks is like my favorite place on this planet, and their food is amazing! But spending three dollars for one scone is a little out of my budget, so for this General Conference morning we decided to make Copy Cat Pumpkin Spice Scones instead of waffles. The scones are more moist than regular scones, and have a delicious glaze on the top of them.
They were seriously soooooo good! I had a couple too many.
 (We doubled the recipe and it made about 18) The original recipe came from but I made some changes, mostly the glaze.
Pumpkin Scones

- For the Scones
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup and 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
6 tbsp cold butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup canned pumpkin pure
3 tbsp half-and-half
1 large egg
-For the Powdered Sugar Pumpkin Glaze
1 tbsp pumpkin puree
2 tbsp milk
1 cup and 1 tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice 

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with fit the paddle attachment, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Add the butter and toss with a fork to coat with the flour mixture. Mix on medium-low speed until the texture resembles coarse cornmeal, with the butter pieces no larger than small peas.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, half-and-half and egg. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and form the dough into a ball. Pat out dough onto a lightly floured surface and form into a 1-inch thick rectangle about 4 inches by 12 inches. Use a large knife to slice the dough making three equal portions. Cut each of the portions in an X pattern (four pieces) so you end up with 8/9 triangular slices of dough. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until light brown. Place on wire rack to cool.
While the scones are cooling, make the powdered sugar glaze by mixing the powdered sugar,pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and milk together until smooth.While the powdered sugar glaze Drizzle over each scone and allow the icing to dry before serving (about an hour).

Friday, May 31, 2013

Tiffany & Co. Sweet 16

Schools out!! Yay, that means I actually have time to relax. But not the first day of summer. I was up all night helping decorate for my sister Sweet 16.
Her theme was Tiffany & Co. Very elegant and I love tiffany blue!
The party: Her friends got here at six o'clock mingled for a little bit and then sat down to eat. We decorated our family room for the "restaurant" feel. First they had a choice of two appetizers, two salads, two entrees, and two desserts. After that they all slept over having fun playing games, or whatever they wanted. The next morning they got up and everyone went to the beach. We spent the day there and then they came back home and had dinner then got picked up at nine.
 -Tiffany blue mason jars with tree sticks spray painted white in them. Pearls hanging from the sticks.
- Chairs had whit tool tied around them with a blue bow.
- In the center of the table we had some of the mason jars, also with a long piece of white tool and jewls (diamonds) and pearls on it.
-Napkin holder was a little strip of jewls with a huge diamond hot glued on the top.
- On the ceiling we taped table cloths to make a cool feature, with a chandelier and white tissue pom-poms with a jewel hanging. 
- Photo wall has baloons taped on it to make it look like pearls.
Party Favors:
- We got individual white boxes from Michaels, that we spray painted blue.
In there we had a flower headband and a chocolate bar with an adorable wrapper.

I apologize a head of time for the quality of the pictures. My camera isn't working so I had to live with my phone camera. :(

The candy bar wrappers

Party Favor Boxes

Name places

Menu Board

The table clothed ceiling.

Mason Jars and Menu

Pearl Balloon Wall

Napkin Holder

Flower Headbands

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Triathlon Medal Board

My best friend just recently had her birthday and I wanted to get/make her something awesome! I saw this triathlon medal/bib holder on etsy that I loved, but it was $33 and would not be here in time for her party. So I decided to make her one myself!

Cost: Around $20
Fun: Super!

What you need:
- Piece of wood
- Sheet of foam (I used thin)
- Foam letters (Michael's)
- Hooks (I got a pack of 30 from Lowes)
- Paint (I used orange, her favorite color)
- Zots

First off your piece of wood should be big enough to fit 'I TRI' big at the top and 'swim•bike•run' in smaller letters underneath that.

I started by painting my wood orange. After it dried I screwed in holes for where I should put the hooks. (It is easy just to put a bib you have on there, to see the size). There are two bib sizes so I used four hooks for those. Once those were on I screwed holes in the bottom of the wood so I could put five hooks there to hold the medals.

Now I drew out letters on the foam the best I could. It took a couple tries to find the right size.

Underneath the I TRI letters I put on the already cut out ones that I got from Michael's. Since the pack didn't come with circles for in between the words I cut off the dot for the i.

I glued on the letters with Zots (glue dots) and it was done! I loved the turnout and I think she even loved it more than I did!
If you don't have the time to make one yourself let me know and I will make one for you! Email:

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vintage Jewlery Holder

I say this on Pinterest and thought it would look adorable hanging on a wall in my room!
I had this amazing antique frame but it was a ugly gold color. I painted it and then scuffed it up for a better look. Then the lace was easy I just cut pieces of it and duck taped it really tight to the back. The frame was medal so it would not stay with glue. I had 2 different laces and put them up in a pattern. Just hang it up with a little wall hook and there you have a wonderful vintage Jewlery holder!