Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What a ding dong I am....guess I could have at least added the tab, so you can actually follow my blog.  Thanks for all of you great viewers out there - sorry for my computer illiteracy.    :)  Please follow.  Please?
I do love me some pizza!
 Ok, yes - fun, Wine, and pizza was had by all Thursday night.  But what an unbelievable weekend!  Dinner party for 14 Friday night.  Tried Pioneer Woman's Best Lasagna Ever recipe -and yes, my girl from my hood (she's from Bartlesville - that's in Oklahoma, otherwise known as OK, because we are OK)  was correct - it is the BEST EVER!!!  I had so much fun trying out tons of new recipes.  The best was these amazing cheesecake stuffed strawberries!  Easy, easy to do - a great Pinterest find.

Yummy, ripe, sweet as can be strawberries!

Cut the tops off, and hull out some of the center.

Mix 8 oz. of softened cream cheese, with 4 Tblsp of powdered sugar, fill a sandwich bag with the mixture, seal, and cut one small corner off of the bag, so you can pipe the mixture into your strawberries. Yea...it's fun.
Crush some graham crackers, nice and fine.  We always seem to have these on hand - you never know when you might have a S'more attack.

And voila!  Yummy, pop-in-your-mouth goodness!

Ok, here is the funniest part of the evening....one of our dearest friends brought over this HUGE bottle of Estancia Pinot Noir.  First of all, Estancia is amazing - but in this bottle, it was over the top fun!  This is one of my newest creations for Fall....these embellished Wine corks.  Embellished with none other than Swarovski Elements.  This is also one of the biggest corks that I have ever seen!
This is the ginormous bottle!
Swarovski Elements Wine Charm

A very special idea at any great dinner party, or birthday party that you want to remember:  have all of the guests sign the label of the bottle!  A keepsake forever.  We will eventually remove the label, and have it framed.  Special times....special friends!  Till next time.......

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ok, this is truly out of necessity - required of me as one of my duties of being a Create-Your-Style Ambassador for Swarovski.  But, why not have some fun with it?  Right?  I have been wanting to write a book called "Therabeading" so why not start out with a blog?

So here is my vision:  A blog, that not only shares some fun, therabeading (and crafty) designs, and hopefully a little bit of humor, but also maybe a few great recipes, and drink ideas...all great ingredients for some good therapy, right?

So today (tonight) will be my first attempt at sharing some of this with you. No major crafting in process (other than, mod podging a frame for my boyfriend's birthday) BUT...a dear girlfriend of mine is coming over....and....there will be Wine and  pizza (for sustenance, of course).  Wine will always be capitalized because it is always a proper noun in my life.  Not just any pizza.....D'Bronx pizza - local here in Kansas City.  Not just any toppings...but my favorite:  Canadian bacon and mushrooms. Of course there is creamy Italian dressing on hand for dipping.  And who would ever forget fresh grated parmesan cheese?

So pictures will appear...sometime - along my process.  Promise. Kind of.

Oh, and did I mention that I am now an empty nester?  Love my girls, and love the fact that they are both close by, but whoop, whoop! :)

Major dinner party preparation underway for bf birthday party Friday night.  Awesome recipes, and Wine.  Yes, you will hear about it.