January 29, 2012


I found this awesome recipe for a Cheese Danish over at Laurens Latest . I just couldn't resist. I just had to make it.  It was so simple and fast to make. When making  mine, I added a cup of fresh blueberries. Boy was it good! I think there is only 3 slices left.

Blueberry Cheese Danish

Easy Cheese Danish
yield: 8 servings

1 tube crescent rolls
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
4+ tablespoons heavy cream
splash vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla. Set aside. Pop open crescent roll dough and unroll, leaving crescents in rectangles. On an ungreased baking sheet, lay the crescent roll rectangles together, lining them up width wise. Dough should be almost the entire length of a half sheet pan.
Press edges together to even out edges and seal any holes. Carefully spread cream cheese filling down the center of the dough to be about 2-3 inches wide.
Cut 1/2 inch diagonal strips up each side of the dough.
 Fold 1/2 inch dough pieces up over filling alternating sides to get a braided pattern. You may have excess dough once you reach the end of the danish, so fold them in as best as you can.
 Bake for 20-30 minutes or until filling is set and crescent dough is golden in color. Cool before removing   from baking sheet.
Once danish has cooled, remove to serving platter. In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and cream to create icing. You may need to add more cream to get the desired consistency. Drizzle icing over danish.
Cut into pieces and serve.

You need to stop over at Laurens blog and  check it out . She has some really awesome recipes.

                     Prim Blessings,

January 24, 2012

A Losing Battle......

Now that I have my craft room all neat and clean. Pandora is trying her best to take it over. Every time I go in there. She is in my chair sleeping.

 She stretched out on the floor or
     sitting in the window.

  No matter where she is at in my room. She always makes sure I dont get any crafting done.
As soon as I sit down in my chair. She jumps up in front of me on the table, lays down and gives me the "Don't think about it" look.
Then when I start to tell her she has to move her chubby furry butt. She just turns her head and ignores me.  Like "Yeah Right!"
So I give in and let her stay hoping I will bore her. That didn't work She gets up and starts to sniff  the pattern I'm working on. Then after sniff it for a second or two.
 She plops her chubby furry front paws on it. Like there is no crafting going on in this room.
So I gave up and left her win the battle THIS time. I'll be ready for you the next time my chubby  fur ball.

                                   Prim Blessings,

January 22, 2012

Been A While......

I know it has been a while since my last post. I can't believe this is my first post since 2012 has rolled around. Shame on me. I really haven't been doing any crafting lately. I have been spending all that time cleaning my craft room. Let me tell you it looked like a hurricane hit it. Let me show you exactly what I am talking about.

I told you it was terrible. You can barely see the floor. I have been working on this room for a month to get it in the shape it in is now. I donated some stuff to the salvation army and threw 2 bags of trash away. I am such a pack rat.

Now let me share my clean craft room with you.
I went to Wal Mart and bought another bookcase to help with some storage issues. I was really surprised with how much stuff I got on them.
I took my spice organizer that I had in storage and put that baby to use. I  used jelly jars and small candle jars to hold items I didn't have much of.
Beside the bookcase on the wall I hung 2 heart hooks with storage bags I bought at the Dollor Tree to hold my spanish moss in one and the other one is still empty for now. On the floor I have some boards and picture frames.
Then there is my small pink storage unit I bought in the clearance section of Wal Mart during the summer. That even has an empty drawer but Im sure Ill fill it up soon....lol
Then you have my dresser that I store most of my fabric in along with my paint carousel. My daughter Julie wasn't using her tv, So she is letting me borrow it. 
Sorry this picture isnt all that great. Its my cork board and my stand my dad made which is holding my paint brushes,spray paint and other stuff.. I just love my sign. It was a gag gift a few years back.
I have to admit. I really do like it....lol Hubby and I joke around about it. He calls the garage his Man Cave and I call my craft room my Bitch Cave.

I have a few boxes and a blue tote sitting around my room which hold more fabric and my felt. I hung my cutting board on the wall with another heart hook. My ugly gold floor lamp which is getting a new look this spring.
Behind the cabinet door is my electric panel. I hung a silver towel holder that I got at the Salvation Army for 75 cents to use to hang my fat quarters and fabric remnants that I have already washed and ironed.
Here is a little closer look. Just an expensive way to store some things. 
All I used was the old fashion silver shower hooks with some name badge holders. They both are very inexpensive and you can get them also at Wal Mart.
I got rid of my larger table and replaced it with Nikkis old computer desk.I already sanded it down. All I need to do is get it painted but Im in no big hurry. I even bought new curtains. Hubby made me a shelf so I can store my sewing basket and sewing machine.
More great storage in my hutch. Its amazing how much stuff this thing holds.
 My peg board has really came in handy. I was thinking about adding another piece over by the tv. Its not for the sheds and garages any more. Just paint it and you have a fashionable piece of storage.
My Need Painted tote. I fill it up with things that need painted. I took the other stuff that needs painted out to the garage until I get this one empty. Then Ill just keep filling it up until I get everything painted. I must of took about 3 boxes and 2 totes of stuff that needs painted out to the garage. I told you I was a pack rat....lol
I hung a peg rack to hang my stencils on. I punched a hole in the corner of the stencil and then hung it on silver shower hooks. I hung about 4 to 6 stencils per hook. Then I have a storage bag holding the ones I couldn't hang. I even hung a coat rack on the back of my door for extra storage. I just have some berry garlands hanging on it.
 It is so nice to actually be able to see that I have an ugly carpet under all that mess.....lol

 While I was hard at work cleaning my room. I took notice that Pandora must of been trying to keep a close eye on me. She was hiding in the waste basket. She must of wanted to play James Bond or something. 
Peek-a-Boo! I see you!!!
Lets just hope that I can keep it this clean for a while. Im not holding my breath on that one.....lol

                                       Prim Blessings,