Thursday, June 18, 2015

Homemade Ice Cream

Hi, it's Esther!

Today I made some ice cream and I thought it would be fun to show you guys how I make it.

In a bowl you are going to want to mix:

 2 cups of heavy cream
 2 cups of milk
 3/4 cup of sugar
 2 tsp of vanilla

 Mix it until all the sugar is dissolved.  Then stick in the fridge for 2 hours.

After the ice cream has sat in the fridge, pour the ice cream in to an ice cream maker for 30 minutes.

After the ice cream has formed, then put the ice cream in a plastic container.

Let sit in the freezer for 10 minutes and it done!

If you don't have an ice cream maker then pour the ice cream into a plastic container and put it into the freezer overnight.

Hope you guys make this!  And if you do, tell me how you like it!


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My First Post


Hi it's Esther! :)   

     I thought it would be fun to do a post on my Mom's blog.  So this is what I got! Today I was working in the garden with my Mom, Barrett, & Tanner.     (I have to admit our garden looks pretty good!)    We are growing cabbage.    I was looking at our cabbage and I just had to take a picture.  They look really good.

Cabbage and my feet :)

And we our growing tomatoes.
Here is one of our rows of tomatoes.

A tomato plant and my feet.

So here is a picture of the whole garden. 

      In the back we are growing potatoes, and in the rows to the left we are growing cabbage, tomatoes, melons, watermelons, flowers, etc.  
And a bunch of, I don't know what else. 


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Vintage Valentine's Day Girl

Here's how I made this Vintage Valentine's Day Girl.

Valentine's Day Girl set on the inside cover of a Nook Case

1.  Print out two photos.  One regular and one in reverse.

2.  Cut out both pictures.

3.  Glue one picture to a piece of black card stock.

4.  Cut out the black card stock leaving a hairline edge around the picture.

5.  Glue the reverse picture to the other side making sure to line it up so it's centered on the card stock.

6.  Using Mod Podge "paint" one side of the picture and then while it's still wet, sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon/nutmeg mixture (grunge) on the image and then go over it again, while it's still wet with another layer of Mod Podge*.  Then again, while it's still wet, sprinkle just a touch of antique silver glitter over the image** and let it dry.  At this point I would let it dry overnight.

*You probably want to either put a little Mod Podge in another container while you are doing this because it will "dirty up" your container or if you're going to do this a lot, label your Mod Podge container with "grunge" so you can keep them separate.
                                                                                                                                                                            **Important:  When you're covering your image with either grunge or glitter, pay close attention so that you don't cover up the face of the image otherwise you might leave some grunge mixture or glitter where you don't want it.  I've done this and it doesn't look good because it distorts the details of the face.


7.  Repeat #6 to the reverse side.

8.  Add a mini eyelet*** or punch a hole with a needle and reinforce the hole with a little Mod Podge for strength and hang your girl with a thread to match your home or fishing line. 

***I don't think I would use a mini eyelet on the next picture this size because I think it's a little to large.  It takes away too much of her head.

Front Image

Reverse Image

Girl Hanging on a Book Shelf

Happy Valentine's Day

February 14, 2015