Thursday, April 17, 2014

DIY: Love sign


   Supplies:
  • cardboard 
  • gold discs – we used 40 mm sequins
  • gold thumb tacks
  • gold Krylon paint
Steps:
1. Sand and prime your wooden letters. Then spray them, making sure to cover sides as well.
2. Starting at bottom, cover letters with discs and thumb tacks. Push thumb tacks 1/2 way the top hole only in so discs can move freely side to side (movement gives it a 3-dimensional quality that makes it more interesting).
3. Add a new row directly above the bottom row, covering the thumbtacks. Where possible, keep the columns and rows straight.
Can you believe – that’s it! The only tedious part is that it takes some time to push the thumb tacks in (my thumbs actually got a little sore, so I used a thimble). Other than that, this is a very simple project. Consider it a weekend undertaking and catch up on some movies, football, or a tv series. I have a few I can recommend – any you are liking lately?

XO Omziin

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Get Organized: Clean sparkly home


Home cleaning can be sometimes time consuming and mostly this is because of unorganized home. To get organized and to keep up with all the home chores i made this cleaning checklist that can give you some daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal cleaning guidance. You don't need to be neat freak to have your home clean and organized.

FREE PRINTABLE
Just click on the image, on the plus sign to get right size and print.

XO Omziin

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tasty Tuesday: Carrot Cake


The BEST Carrot Cake

Ingredients

    Carrot Cake Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 lb. finely-grated fresh carrots
  • (optional: 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts and/or 1/2 cup raisins)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
  • 3 (8 oz.) bricks cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 cups powdered sugar (or more if needed to thicken)

Method

How To Make The Carrot Cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Or alternately, you can use two 9-inch round baking pans. (Just be sure that every square inch of the pans greased and coated in flour so that the cake does not stick!)
In the bowl of a large stand mixer, mix together oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined and smooth. Add in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla, and mix until smooth.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves) until combined. Add the dry ingredient mixture to the mixing bowl, and beat on medium-speed until just combined, scraping down the pan at least once to be sure that everything is well mixed. Then fold in the grated carrots by hand, and stir until combined. If you would like to add nuts and/or raisins, stir them in at this time as well.
Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake pans. Then bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cakes comes out clean. Remove pans and let them cool on a wire rack until the cakes reach room temperature.
I then like to pop them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to cool off slightly. Then remove them and use a large knife or a cake leveler to level off the domed tops of the cakes so that they are level and even. Layer the cakes with the cream cheese frosting, and then frost the outside of the cake as you desire. Serve that day or store, covered, for up to 4 days.
How To Make The Cream Cheese Frosting:
Using an electric mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter on medium speed for 1 minute or until smooth with no lumps remaining. Add in vanilla extract and salt, and continue mixing until combined. Lower speed to medium-low and gradually add in powdered sugar. Increase speed to medium-high and beat until combined. If frosting is too thick, you can add in a teaspoon or two of water. If it is too thin, you can add in more powdered sugar.
XO Omziin

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Beauty Trends 2014


This Spring we have lots of beautiful beauty trends.
I love all these clean and fresh looking trends.


XO Omziin

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter Treats


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You should try these cute Easter treats.
You could give these away in a Easter gift basket for friends and family.

FREE Easter printable.

XO Omziin


Monday, March 31, 2014

Looong Silence

I haven't wrote my blog in a long time and now i think i should start writing it again.
I stopped writing when i got pregnant, for the first 3 months i was sick all the time and after i just didn't feel blogging anymore.

Now I'm proud mom of a 6 months old baby girl.
I always hear and read how peoples lives have changed since they had a child, I never thought that such a small person can change so much.
She is so dear and precious. Words are not enough to describe how lucky I am that I have such a sweet, beautiful and happy girl. First time i saw her i felt that i got a new best friend.
I'm still very emotional and I'm so grateful that everything have been so great and i felt instantly that I'm born to be mother.

I'm looking forward to start blogging again and hopefully you all will be here joining me.

En ole kirjoittanut blogiani pitkään aikaan ja nyt haluaisin aloittaa kirjoittamaan sitä uudelleen. 
Lopetin kirjoittamisen kun tulin raskaaksi, ensimmäiset 3 kuukautta olin pahoinvointinen koko ajan ja sen jälkeen ei vain tuntunut bloggaaminen enää mun jutulta. 

Nyt olen ylpeä 6 kuukautisen tyttövauvan äiti. 
Olen aina kuullut ja lukenut, miten ihmisten elämät ovat muuttuneet, kun he saavat lapsen, en  koskaan ajatellut, että tällainen pieni ihminen voi muuttaa niin paljon. 
Hän on niin rakas ja arvokas. Sanat eivät riitä kuvaamaan, kuinka onnekas olen, että minulla on niin suloinen, kaunis ja iloinen tyttö. Ensimmäisen kerran kun näin hänet tunsin, että sain uuden parhaan kaverin. 
Olen vieläkin hyvin tunteellinen ja olen niin onnekas, että kaikki on sujunut hyvin ja tunsin heti olevani syntynyt olemaan äiti.

Olen innokas taas alottamaan bloggaamisen uudelleen ja toivottavasti kaikki on vielä täällä seuraamassa minua.



XO Omziin