St. Patricks Day Brownies

So, I didn’t quite get around to making that pinata cake, but I did get around to making these wonderful St. Patrick’s Day brownies. I came across this recipe 3-4 years ago wondering around World Market and get super excited about making the recipe every year!

I must be honest … these brownies are super rich and are more like fudge than brownies, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing!  If you decide to make them, please comment below. I would love to know how yours turn out.

St. Patrick's Day Brownies


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar superfine or granulated
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups Guinness Extra Stout Beer at room temperature
  • 8 oz dark bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips white (I prefer dark, so I substituted )
  • 1 cup chocolate chips semisweet
  • 1/8 cup confectioners’ sugar for dusting (optional)


  1.  Heat oven to 375. Line 9″ x 13″ pan with foil.
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa, and salt. Set aside.
  3.  Melt butter , dark, and white chocolates over low heat and remove.
  4. Beat eggs and sugar on high for 3 minutes.
  5. Add melted chocolate and then flour to mixture.
  6. Whisk in Guinness. Batter will be thin.
  7. Pour into pan and drop semisweet chips evenly on top.
  8. Bake 25-30 minuste.
  9.  Dust with confectioners’ sugar before serving.

DIY Weekend

Anyone have any plans for the weekends? I’m feeling a DIY weekend coming up! I’m not sure what I want to do yet, but check out some of these ideas…

1. Decorate some of my charger cords

DIY Washi Tape cord I don’t currently have any washi tape, so I’m not sure if I’m going to try another method. However, it might just be the perfect time to get my hands on some of this pretty tape all over the internet.

2. Pinata Cake

Pinata cakeThis looks so fun!!! Maybe I can find a way to make this a little healthier and convince my husband it’s a great idea. 🙂

3. Sewing Project

Leather clutchSo, I did just get a new sewing machine. I Bernina to be exact. Due to that little fact I have a strong feeling this project might get moved to the top of my priority this weekend. If it works out, I’ll be sure to share!

I hope everyone has a great and productive weekend!

Valentine’s Day

So, I love celebrating Valentine’s Day because there are lots of hearts, pink & red, and tons of super cute DIY ideas!

Here are a few of my favorites!

DIY Valentine's Day

DIY Valentine’s Day

Wreath, Print, Fortune Cookies, Bacon, Valentine, Cupcake

I hope you all enjoy these! Would love to know if anyone decides to make any of these and how they turn out!

Even though I just started a crazy workout, I’m going to have a hard time staying way from the cupcakes 🙂

*** Also, if you haven’t entered the giveaway on my facebook, please check it out! The winner will be announced tomorrow.***

Here is a link to the facebook post with directions.

If you can’t wait and just have to have a pair, here is a link to my Etsy store.

Lacey fingerless mitts

Lacey fingerless mitts for Facebook giveaway

No Sew Rose – Free Pattern.

It’s been way to long since I’ve posted and would like to share a link to a new crochet flower pattern and give an update.

I haven’t tried to make this flower yet, but I looks pretty simple and would make a great a accessory to any baby girl hat! Please follow the link through the picture to find the pattern created by Alli Hyer. She has a lot of other really cute patterns to check out as well.

In the mean time, I’ve been crocheting a lion set, aviator hat, polar bear hat, and painting custom cups for the store! I’ve been really busy and loving every minute of it! Never new running my own online business would be so much fun. 🙂


DIY Table Runner











So, I love DIY projects, which you have probably figured out by now! Well here is a fun and easy one that can be customized to work with any decor. If I decide to tackle this project (and hopefully I will), I will be sure to post pics.

Other than looking at all sorts of DIY self projects on blogs and pinterest, I’ve been crocheting myself out of house and home. I recently purchase a couple of baby patterns from another store on Etsy, and I can’t stop thinking about how many different colors I can make each of them in. I’m definitely won over by the cuteness factor of baby stuff, but I also love how quickly these projects go. If you would to see some of my recent projects, please check out my store.

Flowers, Bracelets, Sock, Cups …. What’s next?

So, I’ve been a bit busy with all sorts of projects the past week 🙂

First off, I finished a pair of socks I’ve been working on since October for a Christmas gift. This project has taken forever!!! I’m so glad they are finished, and I will post a picture as soon as I am finished blocking them.

Then, I finished making 10 large flowers (23″ in diameter) from paper bags for an anniversary party this past Sunday! Thankfully, I didn’t procrastinate and actually finished them a week early; otherwise, the reception hall might have smelt like a hardware store. In case if anyone is interested in making these avoid white paint. I sprayed three coats on four of them, and I can still see some of the bag through the paint.

This super fun party was decorated and organized by Phyllis Williams who owns Moments by Mavens. Please contact her if you need help planning your next party!








Next, I decided to crochet some bracelets, which were super easy. I had to pick an easy project after those crazy socks. So, I picked something that took an hour tops.  Before I add these to my Etsy store, I have sent my prototype to my sister to test. Hopefully she will let me know how it works out soon.Finally, I’ve started a new set of cups for my Etsy store with some new black puff paint I purchased a month ago. I’ve only finished half of one since I’ve been working on everything else… Hopefully I can find time to work on some more of these soon.