Monday, January 16, 2012

Scavenger Hunt and I Heart Macro on Monday

Welcome to another edition of the photo Scavenger Hunt and I Heart Macro!  Enjoy!

1) Stacked Up
Just a few of my scrapbook stamps stacked up on my basement crafting desk.

2) Winter Wonderland
It snowed about 6 inches here after I took this photo of one of my winter card designs.  I saw enough snow and took enough pictures of said now in Iowa to last me for the next 10 years.  So I'm leaving you with my card design.

3) Sweet
I got a lot of comments about the Cinnamon Roll Pancake recipe that I posted last weekend.  Thank you!  I have tried a few recipes from that list but not this one so I gave it a shot.  Here are my thoughts on it:
  • Unless you have a huge spatula, I recommend making 6-8 smaller pancakes instead of 4 large ones.  There is no way I could flip large pancakes with any of the non-slotted spatulas that we own.  These smaller sizes are much more manageable anyway, especially for kids.
  • The cinnamon mix in the Ziplock is really messy.  If you aren't set on creating a perfect swirl, I would simply put it in a bowl and spoon it or pour it slowly on the pancakes.
  • The cinnamon mix measurements created enough mix for about 2 batches of batter.  I'd either cut it in half or double your batter.  I saved my extra mix in a Tupperware in the fridge to make another batch of batter later.
  • I skipped the glaze altogether.  These pancakes don't need any more sugar or butter unless you want to go all out and create something that is really a dessert.  If you want to add something extra, I'd simply sprinkle some cinnamon-sugar mix or powdered sugar on the top.
  • I'm not trying to knock this recipe.  I'm just trying to give some tips about preparing them yourself.  The pancakes were delicious and not too much more time consuming that normal pancakes.  They would make a fun weekend treat, especially with kids and/or extended family (i.e. holidays).

4) Hole
The hole where our Christmas tree was before we took it down at the end of last weekend.  I took the rest of our Christmas decorations down then, too.

5) Frozen
Normally I don't do a lot of prep ahead of time for meals, but I prepared shredded chicken and pesto ahead of time and froze it for homemade pizza.  Some of you may remember me posting about my original mozzarella pesto pizza recipe this fall.  I did take pictures when I made the pizza this week so I have a written recipe in the works.

Please check out Ashley's blog to see what other people photographed for these themes this week!

Here's my photo for I Heart Macro.
That's a sneak peek at my Jan./Feb. EBW Challenge piece for the theme Nesting.  Yep, I did make the little wire nest myself.  I'll have more information about this piece later this month.

studio waterstone

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  1. Love the card and the pancakes!
    Your new header is awesome!!

  2. LOVE your sweet shots...I've gotta try that!

  3. I'd much rather see a pretty card than snow :) I'm so glad we've been so lucky this winter with our weather!
    Thanks for the tips on the pancakes. I've made them big before and regretted it the minute I had to flip them...LOL! And it's good to know they don't need the frosting...makes them even easier :)
    Can't wait to read about your challenge piece...looks great!

  4. Cinnamon roll pancakes... YUM!! Great shots!

  5. Wow...that "hole" where the tree was really makes you wonder why we do so much work only to be taken down each year, right?!? Glad you guys got some snow and that you're getting some lovely cards made!

  6. love your series of photos!
    ha ha! so you finally got snow!
    fun sneak peak of your new creation!

    Splendid Little Stars

  7. The banner looks great! You always do a good job switching out pics and these really show off your new lines--the tacks are so cute.

    I also have that inspire stamp. Stamps are such an easy and quick way to dress up something, don't you think?


  8. I like your stacked up stamps, and was wondering where the hole was on your floor. Duh! What I absolutely LOVE is you changing your comment box to sit on top! I want to say SO much, I always would forget everything, and used to have two of your windows open! No fooling! This is much better. {:-D

  9. I like the card much better than snow! We'll have to try the pancakes too!

  10. oooo New Header! Love it! The perfect circle where the Christmas tree was is pretty funny and the pancakes look yummy! :o)

    For Love of Cupcakes

  11. Very fun photos =) The nesting is beautiful!

  12. omg! Those pancakes sound amazing. I'm going to have to try those next time someone stays over. They're not on the diet so I'll have to have a good excuse. : )

  13. wow. wonderful post, pics and recipes. ;) Great blog.



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