Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pizza From Scratch

We had homemade pizzas for Saturday night dinner! 
 These make a delightful fare for small dinner parties with close friends or family. For a little more fun, get them involved with choosing the toppings.
I used this easy recipe for the dough and mixed it in my (much treasured) bread machine on the "dough cycle". All I had to do after that was shape the dough, let it rise a few minutes and add sauce, cheese and toppings. 
Here's the recipe! Designers HAVE to eat!

Pizza Dough Recipe 
(2 12-14" crusts)

1 1/2c water
3 3/4 c bread flour
1 1/2 T olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 T sugar
1 1/2 t active dry yeast

Place in bread machine on "dough cycle"
With floured hands, shape dough into a ball and divide evenly in 2 pieces.
Press dough onto lightly oiled pizza stone, pizza pan or cookie sheet leaving a thick edge.
Brush dough lightly with olive oil.
Let rise covered for 15 minutes. (I just placed mine in my cool oven for this)
Spoon desired sauce over dough.Cover with cheese, seasonings and toppings of your choice.
Bake in pre heated  400 degree oven for 25-30 minutes
Let me know how yours come out!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Color and Leather

I am loving color in my fall accessories.....

Embossed Brown & Salmon Clutch Shop here:

Preppy Leather Stripe Cuff  Shop here:

Fresh Water Pearls & Leather Bracelet  Shop here:

Seafoam Hair Bow  Shop here:

Monday, July 9, 2012


Talented designers. Unique fashions that are made by hand and often favorite kind. 
mesh & lace blouse that I just bought from Designooo.

tutu princessdoodlebeans. mesh bolero DesperatelyDifferent. mesh leggings GenevieveSavard. tapestry shoes mysweetiepiepie. leather bow belt or hairband  ManoBello. organic pink lipstick NatureGirlzCosmetics.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012





fashion cuffs

During one of my "breaks" in my daily activities playing Fashion Designer....I came across an old friend who I haven't talked to in years. As it turns out, with "like attracting like" and my being a musician at heart, I was delighted to find him successfully living out his musical talents in a most delightful way! I would like to share with you, a song from my friend John Cate along with his band.  I am going to be singing this song ALL DAY, in my head!  I love it, John!  <3
                                                                Without Your Love