Strawberry and chocolate ice cream of glory…

It's starting to get pretty hot down here in the sunshine state. Our four seasons vary from most other parts of the world, they consist of: Normal Summer Everywhere Else, The Boiling Sun, Normal Summer Everywhere Else, and Fall. That pretty much means that is officially time to bust out my ice cream maker. We were invited over to a friend's house for dinner the other night and I volunteered to make dessert. My favorite supermarket (Lucky's) recently had strawberries on sale, so I decided to use them in crafting a yummy and delicious ice cream. I opted for this recipe that I found on Pinterest. I was drawn to this one because it lacked eggs, which also meant I wouldn't need to cook this ice cream before I set it up in the fridge. IMG_4385 First I chopped up the strawberries. I opted not to use the food processor because I wanted larger chunks. Next I added the strawberries to the awaiting bowl of milk, sugar, cream, vanilla and salt. IMG_4383 I poured this into a gallon size plastic bag and set it in the fridge over night. The next morning I turned on my Kitchen-Aid ice cream maker attachment and poured in the ice cream mixture while the machine was churning. As the ice cream was churning I tossed in some more strawberries I had held back and some homemade chocolate wafer cookie crumbles, because why not! IMG_4531 I let this run for about fifteen minutes while I made myself some breakfast and constantly stared at the deliciousness in the making. IMG_4541 After what felt like forever, the ice cream was finally done churning!! For the last step I poured the ice cream into a parchment paper lined metal loaf pan. I covered it up and let it set up in the freezer. IMG_4543 This ice cream was amazing and so so delicious. Plus, as an added bonus, it was SO EASY TO MAKE! Now go make some yourself!

Playing around…

I started trying to play around with the awesome camera my mom gave us for Natalie's baby shower. It's pretty incredible for taking portraits and there are definitely some of these that will end up as framed photos on our wall. IMG_3918 IMG_3920 IMG_3924 IMG_3927 I also managed to snag some shots of baby girl wearing some of the items I sell in my etsy shop so customers can get an idea of how they look.   IMG_3953 IMG_3958     Baby models are the best!

Progress!

So I finished all the bits for the changing pad/travel wipes bag. I think it turned out pretty great! The apple/striped one is for Brian and I. The changing pad is double sided with the same fabric used for the inside/outside of the travel wipes bag. The elastic closure is a loop that comes on/off fairly easily so it will be awesome and compact for travel.

20140506-192759.jpg I also finished a set for our friends who are having their baby shower in a couple of weeks! The soon-to-be daddy loves baseball and especially the Yankees so I tried to make his set in Yankee colors. I'm also making her a set (she's a hairdresser!) pics to come!

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