I can’t get enough of Alisa Burke

Alisa oozes with creativity…it seeps out of her pours.  I am so inspired by her and love to try out her latest projects.  See if you do too! Below are photo’s that I altered with watercolors, intense pencils, and markers. And these are Alisa’s  “bug rocks”  I decided to add numbers because my granddaughter already […]

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Pretty girls

Suzi Blu has a great book “Mixed Media Girls”  that led to the inspiration of these Pretty Ladies.  Suzi is very entertaining and offers lots of practical tips. I Recommend this to anyone looking to expand their art journaling techniques:) Summary of Suzi Blu’s Mixed Media Book: Mixed Media Girls

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Spicy Asian Pickles

Ingredients 12 small seedless cucumbers, sliced on an angle or, 2-3 large seedless cucumbers, thinly sliced 2  bunches of scallions, chopped, tops only 1/2 C thinly sliced sweet onion 2 bay leaves 2 Tsp. Sriracha Sauce 1/4 cup chopped dill leaves 1/4 cup sugar 2/3 cup rice wine vinegar 4 tablespoons soy sauce Directions Layer […]

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Summer Melon Salad with Basil & Mint

Ingredients 1 mini seedless watermelon 1 cantaloupe, seeded 3 tablespoons freshly chopped mint leaves plus whole sprigs, for garnish 3 tablespoons freshly chopped basil leaves plus whole sprigs, for garnish 2 lemons juiced (1/2 cup) 1/2 cup simple syrup (equal amounts sugar and water heated until sugar dissolves, cool) Scoop out watermelon and the cantaloupe […]

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The Chewiest, Crispest, Moistest, Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookie You Ever Ate

2 ¼ C flour 1 tsp baking soda ¾ tsp salt 1 C butter 1 C dark brown sugar 1 C white sugar 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 tsp vanilla 2 lg. eggs 1 ½ C chocolate chunks 2 C toasted coconut Lightly toast Coconut on baking sheet at 350 for about 10 min   Oh, and Before we go any further…2 must haves…DARK brown sugar and LAND O LAKES butter (The good stuff) My Mama always […]

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