Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A new recipe for our household

I grew up eating fluffy taco's at a local mexican restaurant. After leaving home and moving away it's one of the things I miss about my home town, it's one of our first stops whenever we go home to visit. But I've found a recipe that turned out fabulous and reminded all of us of the el comedor's fluffy taco's.

3 cups corn masa mix
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups warm water

Fill with your favorite taco fillings

Combine masa, salt and warm water in a large mixing bowl and mix until a smooth dough ball forms. Pull off pieces of dough and roll into balls about the size of a pingpong ball.

Cut a quart-size plastic bag open on both sides to form a rectangle. Use the bag as you shape the tortillas so they don't stick. Lay one side of the plastic on a clean countertop. Place a ball of dough in the center and fold teh plastic over. Press out teh tortilla with a heavy skillet.

Meanwhile pour 2 inches of oil into a large deep pot and heat to 350 degrees. Drop the tortilla into the oil and using a metal spatula, repeatedly douse the torilla with hot oil until it begins to puff up. Flip it over and using the spatula, make the indentation in the center of the tortilla to form a taco shape. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Fill with your favorite taco meat and top with shredded lettuce, cheese and diced tomato.


A couple other options

somehow I lost the color bringing it into this site but the fonts are there to give you an idea.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

How cute is this bag???

Shopping around etsy a bit I cam across atouchof stardust's site. Kim who is the designer at atouchofstardust has some great things in her store...feel free to pop over and check out her other designs. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5511685 I'd love this bag for spring...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Coffee Break anyone???

Finally got back to work on the dotted Monogram

I finally had the time today to work on the monogram. It's now listed in our store.

Friday, April 24, 2009

2009 color palette

Working on the new color palette. I'm slowly getting the color palette added to our current listings.
We've got some new idea's in the works and hope to have some pics to share early next week.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

In honor of Earth Day

My kids were to take cans and plastic bottles in to school to be recycled. That accomplished to celebrate at home we will have a "lights out" night. The kids loved this when we did it for Earth Hour.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Dotted Monogram

I should have the final editing done and have our dotted Monogram in the store this weekend. The way I have it designed it measures 22".

Weekend Read

Looking forward to a bit of down time this weekend. Things have been crazy busy so I picked up another book to curl up with this weekend. I have a to do list a mile long but LOVE to take a bit of time to read and relax.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Looking for the perfect room to place our new Decal

I went ahead and listed our newest monogram decal in the store. I will hopefully get a few better pics of it in the next day or so. But for now it's bedtime and these shots will have to do. It's time to tuck my little ones in bed for the night and enjoy just a few minutes of quiet with my hubby before we fall asleep and find ourselves up and running full speed again in the morning.

Elizabeth Anne designs did it again

She put together another great design board including our Castle wall decal. Check out her site for the details on where to find all these great things. I added our elegant chandelier along with her great pictures and design idea's.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

What's on your nightstand?

Do you have a book your reading right now? I'm a bit of fiction junkie. I love picking up a new book and kicking back for some down time. You'll find me curled up on the couch tonight with my latest book. Join the circlelinestudio book club and tell us what your reading.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Spring Break inspirations

Movie Quotes! Media Rooms! Couture! I hope to get to work in the next couple weeks to bring some fun new designs to our store.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I love this design board

Blogged about on Elizabeth Anne designs. I love the design board she put together including our castle decal.

To read the entire story and her inspiration visit her blog http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/living/2009/04/06/decor-a-room-for-much-more-than-a-princess/