I made this cake for a co-workers birthday. She is not a cake person but loves fruit. I actually made this at work and served it 10 minutes later. It was fun to see people reaction when you cut into what looks like a layer cake and it’s actually a piece of watermelon.
Fresh Fruit Watermelon Cake
PREP TIME: 10 minutes COOK TIME: 0 SERVES: 10-12
inStyle with Abby: Spring Fashion Predictions
So I’ve never done this but I think it will be fun. I want to give you my fashion trend predictions for the Spring and Summer of 2015. Note: My predictions are solely based off Pinterest…because that’s how I roll.
1. Woodstock wear…and to that I say YES! It seems like the 70’s comes back to style again every other year and I love it. It never really goes away. Think flowy dresses, headbands, long hair, sandals, moccasins, and all things love & peace. Which leads me to the next item…
3. All things denim. Might as well wear a Canadian tuxedo this spring (why yes, that was a Super Troopers reference).
4. Take a chance on yellow for accessories, shoes, skinny jeans, and tops this spring and summer. Don’t over do it and look like big bird, but a pop of color is totally refreshing.
5. I’m telling you – I’m seeing it everywhere on Pinterest. I have it on my thrifting wish list. I think black & white gingham would be easy to pair with everything.
6. I’m seeing awesome floral dresses, scarves, leggings. Tip: If you are petite don’t spring for large patterns, they look overwhelming on you – keep it petite. If you are not, go ahead and indulge in large, medium and small floral patterns.
7. Old. School. Sneakers.
8. “Natural Hair” You know, the style that has you sitting in the salon chair for an hour to achieve the perfect grown out look … I swear us women are crazy. There seems to be no signs that ombre is going anywhere anytime soon.
9. The Kimono
10. Half moon on bare nails - I kinda like it, I think?
11. Matte makeup especially lips.
Photos and inspiration found courtesy of the following sites: buzzfeed.com, freeseries.ca, nordstrom.com, tumblr.com, studentswife.com, lifebeautiful.polyvore.com, crystalinmarie.com, stylecaster.com, blog.patternbank.com
Here’s another quick and easy meal that tastes great. My kids are not peppers or onion eaters but with the spaghetti sauce, I was able to sneak a few in their buns and they had no clue!
Italian Sausage, Peppers & Onions in Spaghetti Sauce
PREP TIME: 5 minutes COOK TIME: 30 minutes SERVES: 4
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Thanks for reading! ~Ori
For February, I wanted to make a new centerpiece for my coffee table at home. This project gave me a lot of variety.
Starting with just a mason jar, ribbon and the twine material – I was able to hot glue the twine the jar and wrap the ribbon around it. Very basic, but the fun begins with what you can put inside the jar.
Not much to say about this recipe except….It was amazing!! I tossed all the ingredients into the crockpot in the morning and 4-5 hours later dinner was done and the house smelled amazing. Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken
PREP TIME: 5 minutes COOK TIME: 4-5 hours SERVES: 4-5 people
Did you know that this necklace only cost me $4.99? I picked it up at the Dakota Boys & Girls Ranch Thrift Store in Dilworth, MN. (Thank you Jaclyn for opening my eyes to this lovely place!! We swap thrifting stories often.)
Do you have any fabulous finds you want to share? Send a photo! Or, do you have any stories about outfits or pieces you’ve kicked yourself in the rear for not buying?? Those red skinny jeans at ValueSmart still haunt me to this day…but that story is for another blog post.
Breakfast is what’s for dinner! I love breakfast food so why not for dinner. Its easy comfort food and you almost always have the ingredients on hand.
Pancakes, Sausage & Scrambled Eggs
PREP TIME: 5 minutes COOK TIME: 10-15 minutes SERVES: 4
For the past few weeks, I’ve been searching Pinterest and YouTube recently for a craft that used coffee cups but also could be a Christmas gift. I had four barely used coffee cups. (We used them for the hot chocolate photo shoot for the latest in Magazine!).
Originally I had the idea to fill the cup up with different things needed for the hot chocolates. Not finding what I wanted at the store, I ultimately purchased a small bag of festive candy cane coffee along with assorted peppermint and chocolate candies. I made the cups look a little more cute with a piece of tissue paper and a “Merry Christmas!” tag.