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Friday, December 30, 2011




It's been an eventful few months in the world of Artsee Fartsee.. holidays, new job and now an engagement. Yes, I have found my best friend and love of my life and I'm so happy that we will get to spend the rest of our days with together. I never imagined that I could find someone so perfect for me and I thank God everyday for sending me someone so amazing.


Most of my arts and crafts time and money will probably be going towards making stuff for the wedding, so I may be on a little hiatus from here. It shouldn't be too long before I'm back though.

Above is a little timeline of our relationship. I stole this idea from pinterest because it was just too cute not to make one for ourselves!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I spend an awful lot of time thinking about food




Perhaps it's the fact that I've worked in restaurant industry for the past four years or perhaps it's the fact that it's holidays and everywhere I look I'm being bombarded with sweet temptations, but it seems like lately all of my projects and thoughts revolve around food. I've been doing decently on my diet but I find myself in a constant battle of my head saying "Calories!" and my heart saying, "YEEESSS! FEED ME". After the holidays I'll get back to more photography and graphic design tutorials, but for now it's another post about one of my favorite things: Food.

This week I was invited to my very first cookie exchange and took on the task of preparing six dozen cookies. I decided to go with "Chocolate Snowdrops". I have never tried these cookies so I knew I was taking a risk, but with only four ingredients I figured it would be hard to mess it up too bad. They turned out more brownie like than cookie like, but they're chocolate and covered in sugar so they're still pretty delicious. I tried compensating for their cake like form by creating a cute card which is shared above. These are great to make for a party if you're in need and only cost me around $8 to make 92 cookies. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix with pudding
  • 2 1/4 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine cake mix, whipped topping and egg; mix well. Mixture will be sticky.
  3. Drop 1 inch sized balls of dough into confectioners' sugar; roll slightly to form uniform size balls. Place on lightly greased baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove to racks to cool. Store in tightly covered container.