I wanted to paint something myself since I had a few blank canvases waiting to be covered. I found this simple artwork on Veetje and figured...I could do that!
I made sure the colors of the blossoms went with the decor we already have in the room: browns, golds, burnt oranges.
I'm thinking it needs more blossoms...it's a little too simplistic for my taste. The art needs to pop from far away as it's only an 11x14 canvas. And of course, I want to recreate it so the sides of the bed are balanced.
My next project of the day was making Saltine Cracker Toffee. One, I love toffee or almond roca (whatever you'd like to call it) and two, it's wonderful when you have everything in your cabinet to make it. Well, almost everything ;-) Luckily, I was making a trip to the store today so I just picked up Saltine crackers for this wonderfully easy recipe I found on The Girl Who Ate Everything.
And it goes like this...
What you'll need:
40 Saltine crackers
1 Cup of butter
1 Cup of brown sugar
2 Cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Chopped Pecans (optional)
1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2) Lay aluminum foil over a cookie sheet, set a layer of saltine crackers to cover the entire sheet.
3) Then, boil the butter and brown sugar in a pan for 3 minutes and until it is a deep caramel color.
4) Pour the mixture over the crackers and bake for 5-6 minutes (the sugar will be bubbling).
5) I microwaved the 2 cups of chocolate chips for 1 minute and then spread the melted chocolate over the crackers. Sprinkle the pecans on top if desired and let cool before breaking apart.
The amount of brown sugar/butter may have been too much as it never truly solidified but became more of a caramely consistency. The final product was fantastic though with a cup of black coffee!
Perfect for dessert or....breakfast! ;-)