Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Making a Rustic Sign

I made a sign! Yeah! below is the process...via photos. I need to take the final photo yet. :)

I used 3 pine boards that were scrap in my husbands garage. Before painting them take a quick measurement with them lined up in their "forever position".

I chose 3 acrylic colors and slopped them randomly on the boards.

I then put 2 layers of white acrylic paint over the other colors. While the layers of paint were drying I jumped on Publisher to create my template. Remember the measurements we took down? That is your "custom ttemplate's" size. 
Create your Word art or text boxes and place accordingly on your custom template . Print. Set aside. 

After the paint dried, I drilled 3 holes Iin the sides of the boards. I then connectef the boards to each other with pegs. This kept me from adding depth to the sign. Be sure to use wood glue when placing the pegs in place. 


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Attempt #1: Gluten Free Yeast Bread

Inspired by a recipe found on

Attempt #1 Gluten Free Yeast Rolls
Pre-Heat Oven 425
Bake 8-10 minutes

2 T coconut oil
3 T honey
1 C hot water

2 1/4 t yeast

1 egg

1 t salt
2 1/4 white rice flour
1 t xanthum gum

Grease a muffin tin (set of 12) -- I use coconut oil for greasing my pans.

Melt the coconut oil.
Add the honey and hot water. Let them cool and then add yeast. While the yeast is dissolving, beat one egg and set aside. Mix your salt, flour and xanthum gum together.

Return to the yeast mixture. Add the egg and slowly turn in the flour mixture. Let rest for 15 minutes. After resting divide. Roll into balls and place in the muffin tin. Let rest for another 10 minutes.

Place in oven to bake. Enjoy warm.

Review to come: Wow, those turned out VERY dense. They were edible, but dense. Need to make some adjustments.