Saturday, October 11, 2008

EtsyRAIN Handmade Arts Show 10/12/08

So tomorrow is The Big Day.... the EtsyRain Handmade Arts Show....

St. Edward's State Park
Kenmore, WA 98028
10a-4pm, but come early to get one of 50 FREE swag bags if you are one of the first 50 people in the door!

Here's a list of vendors (hopefully its the most current, if not I apologize!)

I Make Cute Stuff (Tote2Go)
Dancing Monkey Jewelry
Maluhia Designs
Wire Tree
Revival Ink
Sweet Pea Cards & Gifts
Baubles by Hand (It's Made at Home)
World of Whimm (NueToMe)
Roz's Sax (Scarf City)
Witts Wicks
Ugly Baby
A Craft Arab
Woven Chains
Felted Style
Sima Bella
Weaving One
Paddy Litvak
CheyLo Creations
Scary White Girl (Counting Stars)
Paper Pam
Love Me Knot Creations
Rivka's Mom
Original Cyn Studios
LAS Designs
Seattle Sundries
Kinor David
Marin Knits (Tangled Strings)
Happy Jack
Haute Goat

Feel free to browse their online Etsy shops and pick out what you want to buy at tomorrow's show :)
It is a great way to get a head start on HOLIDAY shopping, no need to fight the blustery traffic on Black Friday... get it all doen tomorrow! Tons of variety!
Shower art, soap, jewelry, handbags, wallets, keyfobs, pottery, paper goods, eye pillows, candles, and MUCH more!

Plus, a bake sale! You know I LOVE food...

So come one down tomorrow, 10-4, right next to Bastyr University... which by the way has a reflexology path and a great vegetarian cafeteria, so after shopping at the Show you can go walk down the reflex path and grab some awesome grub!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Bday to Me

Sooo, I turn 24 today. It'd kind of a shock when you wake up and realize you're almost a quarter-century old.

So in honor of my24th birthday I decided to do free shipping for 24 hours on my Etsy shop.

It bears repeating:

FREE shipping at my etsy shop.

Fell free to send me kittens, cake, and coffee......


picture is from creativeapples etsy shop, the 'Birthday Cupcake Notecard'

Monday, October 6, 2008

T Minus 5 Days....

There's 5 days until the big EtsyRain Handmade Arts Show on Sunday the 12th, holy cow how time flies!!

Here's a link to the blog with all the awesome artists that are participating (including yours truly...)

And if you have no clue what I'm talking about, then scroll down a few posts :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Caramel Apple Crumb Pie

What pie better represents fall like a Caramel Apple pie? (Ok, ok, except for pumpkin pie...)

Caramel Apple Crumb Pie

from, the picture is their's also.

10 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

**A few of the reviews on CL's website mentioned buying a pre-made crust if you are in a time crunch, I probably will do that....and I'll probably double the topping suggested since I like mine super crunchy on top!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chilled butter or stick margarine, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
3 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon ice water
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
Butter-flavored cooking spray

1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
9 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 2 3/4 pounds)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chilled butter or stick margarine, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup fat-free caramel sundae syrup

Preheat oven to 375°.
To prepare crust, lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1 cup flour and salt in a bowl; cut in 2 tablespoons butter and shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle surface with ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time; add vinegar. Toss with a fork until moist and crumbly (do not form a ball).

Press mixture gently into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional plastic wrap. Roll dough, still covered, to a 12-inch circle. Freeze 10 minutes or until plastic wrap can be easily removed.

Remove 1 sheet of plastic wrap; fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap. Fold edges under; flute. Line bottom of dough with a piece of foil; arrange pie weights (or dried beans) on foil. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until the edge is lightly browned. Remove pie weights and foil; cool on a wire rack.

To prepare filling, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and cinnamon. Add sugar mixture and apples to skillet; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 3 tablespoons flour and lemon juice. Spoon into prepared crust.

To prepare topping, lightly spoon 1/4 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a bowl; cut in 2 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Drizzle syrup over apple mixture; sprinkle topping over syrup. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 277 (27% from fat)
Fat: 8.4g (sat 4.2g,mono 2.4g,poly 1g)
Protein: 2.1g
Carbohydrate: 50.1g
Fiber: 2.4g
Cholesterol: 16mg
Iron: 1.3mg
Sodium: 109mg
Calcium: 33mg

Friday, October 3, 2008

Last Day to Register!

If you live in Washington State (like I do...), Saturday October 4th is the LAST day to register to vote for the upcoming elections! (In WA the cut off date is 30 days prior to election day, which is November 4th)

Doesn't matter if you like McCain or Obama, just go register and vote.
I'm super excited because this will be the first election I get to vote in! (Wasn't registered for 2004.)

Now without getting all politic-ky on you, here's some links:

I did it online, printed it out, and mailed it in. Bam!