Monday, April 15, 2013

Just a Reminder...

I'm hosting a giveaway on Facebook for $50 Gift Certificate* at Lil Bit Of Sunshine on Etsy. Soon I hope to be selling my items right here on my blog but until then please visit my Etsy shop ->TAKE ME THERE!

*One winner will be chosen on 5/1/13, and will receive a coupon code with a value of 50 US Dollars. This amount will not expire! If the entire amount is not used with first purchase, you will receive another coupon code with remaining balance. That process will continue until the full amount issued is used.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Crochet Shoelaces!!!

Ok so i'm a converse junkie! My "go to sneakers" is always my all stars and I love shoelaces! I don't know why I haven't thought of this until now especially since I have had all types of shoelaces. But with this I can make so many different colors!!! yay! If you learn anything from my blog is that I love colors!

You will need:
Crochet Hook
Old Shoelaces

Depending on how big and loose you want your shoelaces depends on the hook so play around and get a feel. I used a F hook.

Grab the pair of laces that were in the pair of shoes you want to replace and just chain that length and then finish off.

Tape both ends and cut extra and a lil bit of the tape off the end to give a clean look. (there are other methods for this, play around, maybe try putting a dab of glue at the end or glitter glue.)

Well have fun! Please if you share this, link back to me!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Cheesecake is for Cheering Up

Well we recently found out that Anthony's baby sister has decided to pack it all up and move out to Cali! Don't worry she will be living with other family and I completely support her. At least she is being smart but it  is still sad to see her move to the other side of the country. So to try and cheer up my love, i knew there was only one thing, I made cheesecake (his favorite). I am very proud of my cheesecake skills, never made a bad one, and had a recipe that I have used since high school. Sadly it has been lost with all of the moving over the years and I had to concoct a new recipe. I tried looking on recipe sites but couldn't find one I liked. Well anyways here is the result....

The best cheesecake I have ever made! We don't do super sweet and this cheesecake was a great balance between sweetness and the bitter creamy cheese. It's a new york sytle cheesecake and yummy!

You will need a springform pan, I used a 9.5in.


4 (8oz) packages of cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
3 jumbo eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp flour


Preheat oven  to 325; Butter your springform pan, you can use spray or with the old paper towel and butter trick!

In a large bowl mix cream cheese (let them sit for a few minutes; mixing cold hard cream cheese = no fun; Cut into pieces) and sugar until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time and try not to over beat (the key to a great cheesecake; switch to rubber spatula or spoom if you are unsure). Add sour cream, vanilla extract and flour (In that order) 

Bake for 1 hour, I can not stress this enough, and LEAVE IT ALONE! The magic will happen! After time is up, turn off the oven and leave it in there for about 2 hours (this will help not to crack your cheesecake but if it does no worries just flip it over and it's still pretty) Then place in fridge for 4 - 6 hours. If you can wait that long, I love fresh slightly cooled cheesecake. 

Feel free to leave any comments, concerns or questions! Also if you have used this recipe please let me know how it turned out!