Monday, May 19, 2008

Show and tell Monday

I am a member of Make Mine Pink and the gals have decided to do a show and tell Monday which is a fun way to catch up on what we have been doing and creating! I had a wonderful weekend one of my old friends came for lunch on Sunday so my husband and I cleaned for a day before and of course my kids were behind us making messes! The house wasn't perfect but I focused more on lunch. I made BBQ ribs, white corn, honey rolls, my special dill tater' salad and Strawberry Cake. I am a huge Paula Deen and she had a new recipe for Strawberry cake with strawberry cream cheese icing. It was yummy, nothing beats a homemade cake especially when it's a pink cake! Oh I almost forgot I made some strawberry lemonade for us to drink with lots of fresh fruit inside the pitcher.

I also finished up a few projects I had been working on. I have been trying for a few weeks to complete some projects you know the ones you start and abandon after you get swamped! I love working with paper but sometimes I get too caught up with my site and custom work and don't get to finish my projects. I have been loving crowns since I made mine for the MMP contest and wanted to try a paper crown. I have made the metal ones but wanted something less time consuming for fun. So here it is hope you enjoy, I used a funky hot pink and black paper and embellished with pink and black crepe paper fringe and added a rosette on top!

Ok I am also going to tell you how to make the yummy strawberry lemon/lime drink I made for my friends, this is for two pitchers I made one in my fancy glass one for the table and put the reserve pitcher in the fridge for later!

You will need

2 pitchers

1 frozen lemonade concentrate

1 frozen limeade concentrate

1 container frozen strawberries

4 lemons

4 limes

2 cups of simple syrup

fresh strawberries for garnish if you desire, looks great on the glasses when the berries are sliced in half, half way through.

Divide up the frozen strawberries half in each pitcher, next divide up half of each lemonade and limeade concentrate in each pitcher. You will then want to pour 1 cup of your simple syrup in each pitcher ( more of less if you want it sweeter or if you like it on the sour side) Fill up each of your pitchers with water then whisk your mixture together. You will then want to put 2 limes and 2 lemons sliced up in each pitcher. Pour over ice in your glasses garnished with your strawberries. This will wet your whistle on a hot day, sooo refreshing oh and if you are watching your sugar try splenda instead of the simple syrup taste great!


Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Sita, Love your crowns. I have been making paper crowns now since Christmas and sell them in the boutique under the Twisted Threads page. I love making them and even the paper ones take quite a long time to complete (for me anyway). It's fun to come up with new ideas. :)

Marie said...

Hi Sita,

Your crowns are very lovely. That recipe sounds yum yum yummy. Also, took a look at your breakfast nook. What a lovely room! Thanks for sharing.

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Hello Sita,
The crown is just stunning! I love it. And the recipe sounds so delicious, hope you have a wonderful day!
Pink Hugs,

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Sita, Your crowns are great! The recipe sounds yummy. I was getting hungry just reading all the wonderful food you made. thanks for sharing!

Carolyn...The Craft Diva said...

sweet, sita. you are a paper goddess. and so nice of you to share the recipe. it sounds like a wonderful dinner you had there!

Inka Thomas said...

You are making me hungry!! Love the crowns and thanks for the recipe.

Patricia said...

I don't know where your ideas are coming from. Next week can I have the directions for the well that you seem to be able to pull them out of????


Lisa said...


Your crowns are wonderful and your brunch has made my mouth water. I can't wait to try the recipe.


gail said...

HI Sita,,, it sounds like you had a great bbq with your friend. I love strawberrys. Its the best part of summer... The crown is adorable! You do such a great job on those........happy creating, luv, gail

Susan said...

That crown is adorable!

Theresa said...

The crown is stunning. Fit for a queen. The recipe sounds really good but I have a question. What is simple syrup. Is it sugar water? Sorry for my ignorance.
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

sita said...

Yes Theresa it is just sugar water, you take your sugar and water mixture just until it boils to dissolve your sugar. You have a nice syrup to add to tea, cocktails, brush on top of your cake to keep moist etc. I always make it for my tea and keep it in the fridge. thank you all for the kind words! I wish I had taken pictures of my meal!

Flowerchild Clay Queen said...

Hi! Sita....I love your crowns! Yes! Cupcakes are yummy...
I've never worked with looks like fun! Your drink looks great too!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Sita,

Wow, your paper crowns are so lovely and detailed. Would be so good for girls' parties. :)

Pei Li

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Sita~ Crowns seem to be all the rage right now and yours is a work of art. Love your breakfast room~especially the varied colors of the chairs! ~Janet~

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Sita, the crown is so sweet! You have a wonderful eye for detail...
Thanks for sharing the recipe. Sounds like just what I need on a hot day in May!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sita,
I love your crown & all of the work you do is beautiful. I especially love the breakfast nook with the pillowcase cloth used for curtains. Just beautiful!

Michelle M. May said...

Hey Sita,
Pretty! Love your crown. I know it must be so much fun to create them. Does it take a while to come up with the idea, or do you just roll with it?

You do such lovely work!

Debbie said...

Hi Sita...thanks for the yummy recipe! Your crown is really pretty....:)

Pink hugs,