Thursday, August 18, 2011

I'm Obsessed with Owls, and I'm Obsessed with this Bag!

Take a look at that zipper pull... 

It's the new GC1 Maria bag from Greta Cavazoni! Her entire line is inspired by the feminine qualities she admires most, wisdom, Independence and sexiness... and OWLS! The whole line is gorgeous, and is having an exclusive sale on the whole line! Go check out the other bags. You know you want one too! is one of these "members only" sites, so you will have to sign up to see the line, but they don't sell your info or spam you, so it's safe to sign up!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oops I Did it Again... Lemon Poppy Cake in a Mug...

I really really really wasn't going to make another cake in a mug so soon. I certainly didn't think I would be posting two blogs in a row about cake in a mug (for blog aesthetic purposes). As a matter of fact, I wish I had never even heard of it. This cake has been haunting me every waking hour and creeping into my dreams. Every time I have a spare 5 minutes or so, I find myself thinking "I could be making/eating a cake right now".

But since my Three Minute Miracle Rocky Road blog has been cruising around Tumblr at the speed of lightening, I thought it best to make sure microwaving a cake is as easy as I purported it to be... And created this Lemon Poppy recipe to test my claims.

Three Minute Lemon-Poppy Cake-in-a-Mug
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • zest of 1 lemon
Stir well and microwave for 3 minutes, let cool for 1 minute, then tell everyone within earshot how totally awesome you are! I also added 1 tablespoon chia seeds to mine for optimum om nom nomness. I used skim milk for this one, and prefer to use canola oil, but use what you have handy! This is about "doing it on the fly". If you are going to obsess about proper ingredients (and proper measuring), you might as well bake a "real" cake.
Oh... The icing... It's a simple cream cheese icing...
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • pinch kosher salt (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
Microwave the pat of butter in a small microwaveable bowl (I used a soy sauce bowl) for 10 seconds until it softens but doesn't melt. Add the cream cheese and microwave for 5 seconds (it might pop and explode and gets really hot so be careful). Stir until these 2 ingredients together until completely incorporated. Add the powdered sugar, salt and lemon zest and stir until you have a lovely creamy glaze.  You can leave out the lemon zest and add some vanilla seeds or a pinch of  cinnamon... This glaze is highly customizable, as long as you have the butter, cream cheese and powdered sugar. I like to add my glaze to the cake while it's still warm so it oozes down between the cake and the mug and soaks into the whole cake. Mmmmm.... Cake.
 Must. Have.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I Made it to the Front Page of Etsy!

 One of my plush Dachshunds made it to the front page of Etsy on February 13th! The featured treasury had a gorgeous collection of Valentine's Day goodies, and was created by Lavandulasart. It's the first time anything from my store, crashandcarry, has been featured on Etsy!

The puppy that appeared on the cover of Etsy is  Pinkie, and she's made of a vintage linen cotton blend upholstery fabric with a gorgeous hand screened Victorian fan pattern in beiges and pinks :) You can see Pinky's Etsy listing by clicking this link. Go take a peek!  It really was an incredible thrill to find out my item was on the cover of Etsy, and I'm hoping it will happen again someday! Thanks so much to Lavandulasart for creating such an eye catching treasury!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Orange Tartan Pillow is in a "London Hotel" Etsy Treasury!

My orange tartan plaid Punk Rock Pillow is in an Etsy treasury by Jen8675309 called London Hotel! It's a really great treasury, so go check it out!

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