Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tasty Tuesday Caramel Apples

First time making these babies!  Thanks to my friend Sharon for sharing her photos yesterday of her making them, inspired me to make them myself.

Start with your bag of sweetness.  I chose Kraft Caramels because, well, that's all I could find at the store.  Ok who says cara-mel?  I do!  The majority of people I know say car-mel.  When I was a barista at Starbucks people would always say "I'd like a car-mel frappuccino" and I of course wasn't rude by correcting them, not that I'm right or anything ;).  Anyway, however you say it, it all tastes good no matter what, right?

So I found that unwrapping these was quite easy.  My friend Sharon said that the bulk caramels she got at the local WinCo were a pain in the booty to unwrap.  These were easy peasy! I decided to make 6 caramel apples with fresh ripe organic Granny Smith apples.  This bag of approximately 35  caramels was the perfect amount (ok, maybe 34 because of course I had to make sure they weren't poisonous or anything).

Yum!  Yep, they're good! And no makeup at 8 month's pregnant required a snapchat filter.

So throw them in a pot on medium low along with about 3 tablespoons of water, per my friend Sharon's advice.  It worked out great!  Thanks Sharon!  Stir constantly to avoid burning or forgetting that it's there which is more of my reason.

Don't these apples look gorgeous?!

I used some craft sticks that I luckily already had on hand.  Got these ones at Walmart apparently.  I wouldn't have remembered that if it wasn't for the sticker on the package.

Mmmmm.....doesn't that look scrumptious?  Keep stirring!

And while we wait, we use the sticks for a lego bridge of course.

Fyi, I had to google images on which way the apple needs to sit.  Ok, stop laughing.

Twist and turn that baby all around.  Load it all up!!  (Tip:  tilt the pot while doing this to smear up the whole apple)

Oh my my.....just look at that yumminess.  Ok, so right after taking out the caramel loaded apple, let it drip then just spoon off the excess on the bottom.  Believe me, more will still slide off while cooling.

Can't let that extraness go to waste now.

Slice 'em up if you prefer.  It's honestly easier to take bites and I'm enjoying these while I type to you now.  Yum yum!!  How bout them apples?!  Enjoy!

Update!  Warning: This can be a tooth removal if you're not careful!  My 10 year old lost her loose molar after just two bites of this.  She was actually thankful it was finally out though.  :D

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New Entrepreneurship!

I've started a new business in July!  I am an Arbonne Independant Consultant and have recently been promoted to District Manager!  I am so excited to share the benefits of Arbonne with you!  Here is my Instagram and Youtube channel!

Follow me on Instagram: Suzy_be.accept.embrace

Check out my new YouTube channel!


Monday, January 2, 2017

Time Lapse Painting

I experimented with a time lapse app while painting. Lots of editing from pausing the recording a few times but fun... Enjoy! 


How To Wear a Balaclava

Keep your neck and face warm with a cute and stylish Balaclava (akabandana/neck and face warmer. lol)! I like to use mine for those cold cycling days. That's when I like to also call these "the snot catcher" Haha. They are great for running, walking, and just about anything to keep you warm and cozy on a chilly day. Comes in handy to keep out dust, pollen, and pollutants too.

Have a cute outfit, but it isn't warm enough? No problem! Just slip this Balaclava over your head and keep warm. Then when you want, just slip it off and toss in your purse or pocket. 

Add the Stretch Poly Fleece with a Stretch Poly Knit to add contrast, fun and extra warmth!

More colors to come!! Have a special color choice? Let me know and I'll try my best to get what you're looking for.

100% Stretch polyester thin jersey knit is 9"Wx17"L (unstretched).

One Size Fits Most (pre-teen/adult average 22" head measurement) 
*Custom Size options are available

Unisex, men, women, boys, girls

Machine washable cold/warm. Tumble dry low. No shrinkage.

*Each balaclava is handmade special for you, therefore, no two balaclava's will be completely identical.

Smoke free, pet friendly home. :-)

Thanks for rolling by!

Cheers to 2017!

Cheers to 2017!!

I hope you enjoyed your first cup of coffe/tea/water for the new year!  I know I did.  ;)


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Here's to 2017!

Here's to 2017!!

I'm soo excited to have my first ever laptop!

My Christmas present this year will hopefully keep me motivated to keep up on this blog and help make my Cornflower Hill business easier while probably boring you all with my posts.  
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year everyone!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

How To Thread Elastic Thread in a Bobbin

Elastic thread.  Great for sewing items that still need some stretch without a stiff seam. Here's a video I  made to help understand how to use elastic thread with a sewing machine.  

With these simple easy steps, you'll be ready to get your stretchy on!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My Etsy Shop: Cornflower Hill Unique . Handmade . Special

I'd like to share my crafting shop on Etsy.  I handmake a variety of different items such as Balaclava's, Neck Warmers, Wreaths, Hanging Kitchen Towels, Paintings, Bow Ties, Hair Bows,  Doggy Bandanas, Headbands, Disney Bound Mickey Mouse Ears, and more!!  Please visit cornflowerhill.com to available items!  Custom orders are also an option.  You can also find me on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/CornflowerHill  Thanks!  :D


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Rejoice, Reuse, Recycle!!

decorations by letHimbknown

Don't toss out that old cardboard wine bottle box!  Recycle it, and use it to store your Christmas ornaments!! 

decorations, a photo by letHimbknown on Flickr.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Getting out of a sticky situation...

bandaid by letHimbknown

"Rip it off fast!"  "Tear it off slloowwlly"... These are some mixed up solutions to removing an "owie" on ones skin.  Want a simple, pain free, "natural" way of taking off a bandaid??  

Things you will need:
  • Love and kisses
  • 2 Paper towels
  • Olive/Vegetable oil
  • More love and kisses

  1. Put some oil onto one of the paper towels (enough for the boo boo).
  2. You know those stick on tatoo's that our kids LOVE to wear when they have a fancy place to be at the next day??  ;)  Well just like applying one of those, put the oiled paper towel onto the boo boo for about 2-3 minutes.  Enough to saturate.  (I know, I know... those of us with toddlers, patience is hard to come by.  Maybe give them something to play with, or sing a song, or watch a short clip to entertain them).
  3. Remove the paper towel making sure the band aid is oiled up like the Tin Man.
  4. The band aid should now be removed with no effort and no tears.
Easy as 1-2-3!... and 4 in this case.  And my Danielle would say "I'm four!"  :D

I hope this finds some comfort in your home.
bandaid, a photo by letHimbknown on Flickr.

Donut Muffin

dm by letHimbknown

First post of the year, and it sure is a tasty one!  I came across this recipe today on allrecipes.com.  These are sooo delish, and soo easy to make.  My Caraline did it all by herself.  :)  I wish you could smell my kitchen now.  Here is the link to the recipe... http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Donut-Muffins/Detail.aspx?extkb=1


dm, a photo by letHimbknown on Flickr.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


HEALTHY benefits of popcorn!  Yep, popcorn is healthy...if eaten the right way.  I have the "Presto" popcorn popper and it makes popcorn popping fun, easy, and healthy.

Unsalted, unbuttered, unsugared, etc. popcorn has great health benefits.  "Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in fiber, low in calories and fat, contains no sodium, and is sugar free."  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popcorn#cite_note-14).

On another note... Just something to be aware of:
Microwave buttered popcorn has been found to be dangerous to the lungs.  There is a flavoring called "diacetyl".  "The United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has suggested that diacetyl, when used in artificial butter flavoring (as used in many consumer foods), may be hazardous when heated and inhaled over a long period"  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diacetyl#Worker_safety).  It is also used as a mosquito repellent!  That's certainly something I don't want to eat.