Some Useful Favorites

By Marisa Lerin Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:45

If you've been reading this blog for a little while, you'll know that I'm the genius who first came up with the idea that you can mix and match things from different kits. Or maybe it didn't go exactly like that...

Anyway, I'm smart enough to do it now, so I thought I'd share with you a few of my favorite kits I use ALL THE TIME.

Buttons by Melo
▲ You can never have too many buttons!

Pockets by Elif
▲ I swoon for pockets.

Strings by Janet
▲ Little strings always seem to be the finishing touch.

Paint by Sheila
▲ I absolutely cannot make a layout without paint splatters.

Papers by Brooke
▲ Neutral papers always have their place.

Stamps by Violet
▲ Backgrounds usually need some fun stamps.

Elements by Sharon-Dewi
▲ A little something from here.

Wood Elements by Marisa
▲ And a little wood veneer. Very trendy.

Sheep by Melo
▲ Also, you'll need these sheep.

What's your favorite go-to kit?

Happy Valentine's Day!

By Marisa Lerin Fri, 02/13/2015 - 06:30

When I saw these cookies on Pinterest, I knew that I had to make them. The only addition I made to the situation was to add a dinosaur. Because, you know, they make everything better.


This was a new sugar cookie recipe to me, and I'm sure I'll be using it again. The cookies kept their shape well after baking, which is an important consideration when your dinosaur has so many spikes.


The frosting recipe was also slightly new to me. I hadn't used meringue powder, and appreciated how it made the frosting a bit stiffer (those spikes you know...)


These cookies have definitely brightened my day and my afternoon tea time. Are you up to anything special in the kitchen, for Valentine's Day, or just because?