Bloglovin, One Great Way to Follow Your Favorite Blogs!

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<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13136139/?claim=8xe5y2rea7h”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>

I love to follow all of my blog favs in one place, Bloglovin is perfect for just that. Come join and follow me there! Thank You ~~LaNae

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Me~~ back in the day, vintage style photo, tin type style

Feature Friday, Etsy Artist Anna O

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Hi everyone, my second installment of Feature Friday focuses attention on Etsy artist Anna O and her shop named’ Ann and Dad’

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ANNandDAD

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I was searching for all things sepia for a treasury that I was creating and I found Anna’s gorgeous photography from her native Poland! She enhances her photography so they appear as museum quality paintings. Her works are stunning, I can’t wait to acquire a couple for our home! Check out her shop, trust me you will want them all!

Also visit her other beautiful shop

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ZOJKAshopannanddadartist etsy annandda etsy barn ann and dad etys

COLOUR CRUSH: Dove Grey

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Such a pretty blog that I follow, Textures, I agree Dove Grey is a Fav!

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If you love cold hues and soft pastels, dove grey just might be your go to colour. Described as a medium grey with a slight tint of blue, pink, or purple, this soft colour is subdued and sophisticated. Dove grey is best worn on its own, or complimented with whites. Idyllic paired with blues and pinks which highlighting its undertones, we love this colour for fall and winter.

Try working dove grey with a tulle skirt, or a form fitting satin dress. The brighter undertones will keep your look from looking morose – the perfect way to add some
low-key colour to your cold-weather wardrobe.

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Happy Friday!

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Tissue Paper Carnation’s

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Very Pretty Carnations! Great DIY tutorial.

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If you want year round flowers that don’t wither away then these are the perfect alternative to bring some flower power into your home, of course there’s nothing like the freshness of sweet-smelling flowers but these still shout out SPRING to me!

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  • White tissue gift paper
  • Craft wire
  • Paper clips
  • Felt tips
  • Scissors and a ruler
  • Vase or glass jar

To create these tissue paper carnations I used the same folding and cutting method as the Tissue Pom Pom’s (post up soon)

Cut your tissue paper sheets into squares, I used 10 layers at approximately 10 x 10 cm  ,( the larger the square the larger the flower, vice versa) and accordion fold as below.

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Fold in half and secure with a paper clip

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Shape by snipping off both ends

october2014 017 I noticed some areas were missed so I perfected them along as I pulled the sheets up (next step)

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Sunday Brunch

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What is more comforting than a plate of fluffy pancakes with homemade maple syrup?

Enjoy~~~

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Fluffy Sunday Pancakes, sorta like Dupar’s of Los Angeles!

2 cups flour, all purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
2 ½ teaspoons yeast, 1packet, rapid rise or regular
¼ cup water, tepid, lukewarm, approx. 115 degrees
1 ½ cups buttermilk, lukewarm
¼ cup butter, melted
3 medium eggs, yolks and whites seperated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar, used to help eggwhites achieve fluff, found in spice section of your local market

A unique and delicious recipe with a hearty flavor, slightly different from the ordinary pancake house recipe. We believe it will become a breakfast favorite!
1.Recipe note: The batter can be made the night before (minus the egg whites, they will be whipped and added at time of cooking ) Store in a bowl large enough to accomadate the rising. After making the batter, cover and place in refrigerator overnight or a few hours. If making the morning of, mix the batter with the egg yolks and let rise approximently 1 hour then proceed to whip the egg whites and fold into the batter:
2.To make the batter: Separate eggs and set aside the whites. In the bowl of your stand mixer, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water. In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda. When yeast has dissolved and looks bubbly, add eggyolks, butter, vanilla and buttermilk alternately with the flour mixture, with the mixer running on low. Mix until well combined:
3.When the batter is at this point, you may cover and refrigerate for overnight or later use. If you desire to use the morning of, set the batter aside in awarm place and let rise about 1 hour:
4.When the batter has risen ( either overnight or for 1 hour ) stir it down and leave at room temperature while beating the egg whites. In stand mixer beat egg whites until frothy and then add the cream of tartar. Continue beating whites until stiff. Fold the beaten egg whites into the batter:
5.Heat a non stick griddle ( slightly cooler than for normal pancakes ) Do not grease the griddle ( you may have to grease for the first pancke ). I use a large ice cream scoop to add the batter to the griddle, then spread the batter slightly with the back of a spoon to about a 4-5″ circle. let the first side cook until you start to see bubbles, then gently flip and cook the other side until golden :
6.Serve immediately with clarified butter and our Pancake Syrup that is included. Delicious!:

Easy Homemade Pancake Syrup

2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 cup water
1 teaspoon maple flavoring, real maple flavor found in spice isle or specialty store
¼ cup butter

Servings/Yield: 8 servings | 1 1/2 cups
1.Measure brown sugar into a medium saucepan. Add water and stir. Heat until mixture comes to a full boil, stirring occasionally. Boil gently, without stirring for 5 minutes :
2.Remove saucepan from the heat and stir in butter and maple flavoring. This syrup will be thinner than the store bought version as it does not contain corn syrup. It will thicken slightly as it cools:
3.Store remaining in the refrigerator: You may use different extracts for a variety of flavors. I use the brand “Watkins” found online for a wonderful array of extract flavors, such as butter rum, black walnut, coconut, lemon etc.

My First ‘Feature Friday’, featuring a unique Etsy Artist

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Paris & The Seine Pink~~ 8″ x 11″                                                                              Hi everyone, I am going to be featuring a unique Etsy artist each Friday found on etsy.com! My first artist happens to be my mother Loretta Beckwith of Dragonfly Studios 74 on Etsy. She has been creating and painting as long as I can remember. She loves envisioning travel and whimsy! Just click on the pics to visit her shop, Enjoy!

Dragonfly Studios 74 shop Etsy,com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonflyStudios74?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Loretta’s Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragonfly-Studios-74/133970846667762

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Empire State of Mind ~~8 x 11- acrylic

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Little Fairy~~Original Watercolor – 12″x18″

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8 x 10″ “The Adventure Began At The Blue Window” Dragonfly Studios 74 on Etsy.com