Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What I've been up to...

I know I haven't posted a lot lately.

It doesn't mean I haven't been working on projects because I have.  I have just been working on stuff for myself.  Such as redecorating my kitchen and living room and though it is a slow process it is coming together. 

Here are a few sneak peaks.  I look forward to when I have it all done but I am still searching for a few things before I can say it is done.  
Such as a pallet and and a great idea for a decorative wall...

A little side cabinet...

An old
Crocheting granny squares for a cute pillow, inspired by Rose Hip
A roadside find....
New tile back splash!  I found all of the hexagon tile in someones garbage pile.  Saved us lots of $$ plus I think it looks like chicken wire!?
New vintage chandelier...
Kitchen table make-over...
A little organization for message taking...
A make-over for a client....
A gift for my brothers new home...
And a New Idea for Holly Do. Boutique!

These past few months have been full of thinking about Holly Do. and what I want it to become. I know I have been ignoring my blog and also haven't posted a lot of furniture for sale.  But that should end soon as I have tons of stuff sitting in my garage to paint.  I should be posting a desk and end table next week!  

It has been good to have these past couple of months to brainstorm my next plans for Holly Do.  I want to start an Etsy shop, I'm participating in a craft fair in May, and best of all, my husband is going to teach me how to build "things" during his summer break. I'm so excited to see this all come together soon!

Monday, February 6, 2012

*Holly Bake*

Of course, I found another cute idea on Pinterest that I
to make for the Super Bowl.

These Football decorated cupcakes are from The Baker Chick
So Cute!

For the white cupcake I made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes...
YUM, YUM!  The recipe is below. 
The chocolate recipe is one of my favorites and you can find the recipe here.

So during the Super Bowl I ate cupcakes and painted my living room. 
Since my husband was sitting on the couch watching the game, he could help me move furniture as needed!  Worked out perfect!


This is my new cupcake carrier that holds 3 dozen cupcake.I highly recommend this carrier if you are a cupcake baker.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Cookie Dough Batter
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter-softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup mini Chocolate Chips - I used regular choc. chips

Cream butter, brown sugar and sugar together. Mix in egg and vanilla until fluffy. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Form into Tablespoon size balls and freeze on baking sheet for 2 hours.

Cupcake Batter
1 yellow cake mix
1 1/3 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs.
Mix cake mix, water, oil and eggs together until combined. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 fulls and drop in frozen cookie dough ball. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

Frost with favorite frosting.

Friday, February 3, 2012

*Pinned It, Did It!*

I saw this cute camera case awhile back and pinned it to a board on Pinterest. That sight is the best, though I do admit I waste too much time on it!!

I have been needing a case for my new camera so of course I had to see if I could make this one.
So I had to make 2.  One like the original and one with color.

I lined the inside with batting and a cute fabric.

This is my personal favorite.  I can't wait to experiment with more colors!

Oh, and this one will be in the U.S. Mail soon and heading off to my favorite photographer in San Francisco...hope she likes it!

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special