Celebrate June with Hokkaido Cakes

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Let me share with you this Hokkaido Cake that I made a couple of weeks ago. I tried the recipe from Ms. Corinne and it turned out pretty good. Hokkaido cakes are very popular in Asia. It’s basically a chiffon cake baked in small square muffin cups filled with cream and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar and fruits in season. It’s delicately sweet, soft and fluffy. Read more…

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Pavlova

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Four years ago, we visited family in Australia where I had my first taste of this delicate dessert: Pavlova. It is a meringue-based dessert with a crisp outer shell and gooey, marshmallow-like on the inside. They say that the dessert was created in honor of a ballet dancer Pavlova, hence the name, during her dance tour in Australia and New Zealand. Read more…

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A Whimsical Eggciting Birthday!

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Today is an “Eggciting Day” for me and the blog because it’s my birthday! Wooohooo. Thank you for all your love and kind greetings. Early this morning, we were able to catch the first of the Four Blood Moons – NASA says that seeing four complete lunar eclipses in a row is very rare and we will have one every 6 months until October 2015. We have never seen one so we stayed up late for it and it was amazing! We just stood in awe at how great and might God is – He who created the heavens and the earth. Read more…

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“Gone Fishing” Party Theme

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A couple of weeks ago, we decorated the hall for a 70th birthday celebration with a Fishing Theme. Oh, we had fun decorating! We wanted the backdrop to be colorful and fun so we used buntings, a decorative fishing net, a wooden lighthouse wall decor, colored prints of different kinds of fish and photos of the celebrant. You can see the how to make the buntings HERE. Read more…

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B&B Wedding Wishes

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This is a folded 5×7 inch ivory cardstock. I printed their photo and added a mat using kraft paper. The background is teal that I dry embossed using my Sizzix folder. Then I used Denami Sparklets ultra fine glitter. The sentiment is a sticker from Stampendous that was placed on a bright pink banner. Read more…

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P3 February 2014 Challenge: “Pen and Paper Go Together”

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I like pop-up notepads especially the bold and bright ones so when the Philippine Polymer Clay Guild announced their Challenge for February 2014: “Sweet Pairings,” I got excited. I made a pop-up notepad holder and also covered a pen with polymer clay using the wood grain technique. I have seen this technique several times in books and as demonstrated by one of the Houston polymer clay guild members, Bob. I tried to make 2 different kinds of woodgrain: one using gold mica pc and the other was gold mixed with pearl and translucent. The stitching around the box and the blue flowers completed the piece. Read more…

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Valentine’s Date 2014: Aura Brasserie

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My dear one and I spent our post-Valentine’s date at Aura Brasserie with 19 other friends. Aura is owned by Chef Frederic Perrier who is “widely recognized for his creativity and inventive nature by introducing Southwestern, South American and Asian influences in his cooking.” The restaurant is described as “innovative American with an ‘inch’ of French” and was named one of Houston’s Top Ten New restaurants. Read more…

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Polymer Clay Faux Turquoise Necklace

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One of our dear friends celebrated her 50th birthday and we gave her a surprise celebration! Whew! The 3 weeks of preparation, secret meetings and close encounters was fun and we’re glad it turned out to be a wonderful celebration. The theme of the party was “High Heels” since she loved wearing them and we used the colors: black, gold and white.  Read more…

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