Saturday, June 14, 2008

Made the Switch....

After much debate, I've made the decision to jump over to wordpress, so I will no longer be posting at this address

Wordpress is much different, but I'm learning!

Come over to see the new and improved Lauren Makes. And don't forget to update your Googlereaders and blogrolls! :)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sweet Treat

I just saw this over on Treehugger. I joke with Mark that he has a CFL addiction (he buys one EVERY single time we go to a store that sells them). This would be perfect for him :)

Gaga for Garland

I found a website of a company that does beautiful garland work for parties, events and weddings (can't find the website to save my life right now. if you know, please send it my way!) However, I did save these pictures...

I've made dinky garlands before, but these installations are beautiful. I've gotta find an occasion to try this out. Ok, who am I kidding. I need no occasion, I would cover ever ceiling in my house if Mark would let me. :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

A Print A Day

I found A Print A Day last week and wanted to share with you guys. Aren't these lovely?

Not only does she do beautiful illustrations, but she shares them! She offers free downloads, including labels, notepads, and desktops.

She's constantly updating, so check back often!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Update: Ice Cream Sandwiches

I mentioned that I found some of the ice cream sandwich molds at walmart about a month ago. I finally got a chance to try them out.

They were pretty easy to use. I used premade chocolate chip cookie dough. You want to make sure the cookies are big enough for the mold, but not too big so you get the most out of your dough. Actually, now that I think of it, you could not even worry with dividing it out. Just fill the whole cookie sheet and stamp out of that. You'll have extra cooked cookie leftover...just put that in a bowl and feed to your husband or boyfriend :)

I waited about a minute or two after pulling them out to start stamping. You want them to be a little warm so they're easy to cut, but not too hot b/c they'll fall apart.

After you cut them out, let them cool all the way off so they're harder and easier to work with. You put one half of the cookie into the mold, a scoop of ice cream, then another cookie.

Push what I like to call the 'squisher'. And you'll mash your little sandwich together and stamp the design into the top cookie.

And there you have it! The cutest little ice cream sandwiches ever. I'd recommend using a different type cookie as it was hard to see the cow and pig face in the chocolate chip...but they were delicious!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Cupcake Sass

How cute is this?

Sugadeaux Tshirt found via

Thursday, May 22, 2008

DIY Lamp shade

I found this on Design*Sponge this morning. How cool are these??

Using felt, hot glue and the Ikea “melodi” pendant lamp ($9.99!) you can make one of these fancy things.

I love the bunching on the cream colored one.

Like I need another reason to drive over to Ikea!!

For full instructions, hop over here.