Tuesday, March 18, 2014

New in the shop...

Travel Girl Note Cards - This UK girl is my favorite! :)

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

New in the shop...

My design for heart shaped balloons is now available as stationery cards and multiple prints!

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Happy Monday!

print by handz

Happy Monday! Here's to a wonderful week!  I loved this print by handz so much that I had to share.  Just a friendly reminder to let yourself go and indulge.  How do you plan to indulge yourself this week?
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy Friday!

(Custom Couple and Family Portraits… coming soon!)

Have a great weekend!  xo ~ n
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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Chocolate Chip Mini Scones



One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to bake something yummy and delicious - something that I wouldn't normally eat during the week (because who has the time?  Or the patience to clean up that mess??)  This recipe for scones that I found on the Food Network site is one of my favorites.  I embellished a little bit by adding mini chocolate chips.  I also added flax seeds because a) when am I ever going to eat flax seeds really? and b) it makes it looks pretty! 

Hmmm..flax seeds, eh?  So it's kind of healthy right?  Not really - but I do make them guilt free by using a cookie cutter to make them smaller. (That's right - it's all about the portion control!)  And with the help of MyFitnessPal app, I was able to break down this recipe.  You'll be happy to know that each scone is about 162 calories!


Chocolate Chip Mini Scones (adapted from Food Network)
yeilds 24 miniature scones

Ingredients
3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 package of semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
1/3 cup of ground flax seeds
1 tablespoon heavy cream, for brushing
sparkling sugar
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Add butter and mix with your fingertips to a coarse meal. Add buttermilk and mix just until combined. Add chocolate chips and flax seeds.

Transfer dough to a floured board.  With your hands, flatten the dough to be about 3/4 inch thick.  Use a 2" cookie cutter to cut the dough and place a on greased baking sheet.  Combine the scraps together and repeat.  Brush the tops with the cream, sprinkle with sparkling sugar and bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm, split in half with butter and marmalade.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New in the Shop...

Hi friends!  Spring is almost here and I am ready to celebrate!  Check out the latest designs now available in my shop on Etsy
Springtime Thank You Cards - available in English, Italian, French and Spanish!
My latest Rocco card - The Get Well Frenchie!
Retro Inspired Garden Party Note Cards
I now sell prints!  This Animal Alphabet Illustration is the perfect touch for a child's room or nursery

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Happy Monday!

Print by LFV Design & Co

Here's to a great week! Let's work hard so that we may play hard on friday! xo ~ n