It’s In The Bottle: Mixed Media Mail Art
I have always loved food, but I find myself thinking of it more and more. I just want to bake all the deliciousness that I see on Social Media. Photography has come a long way, as well as photo staging. After browsing Instagram for a few minutes, I am drooling and wishing I could reach through the screen to grab a taste. But seriously, how have they not invented that yet? Problem is, I can’t eat it all anyway as I frequently get sick from my sensitive digestive system. As I get older, I find my list of safe foods shorter and shorter. My husband is the Jiminy Cricket on my shoulder, urging me to eat properly. I love that he helps me make good choices. Granted, I don’t always listen to him when my cravings take root but I think more and more about my choices as of late. So, you may be seeing a mix of regular and healthy foods as I try out all the recipes that I bookmarked.
I did some baking again this weekend and this time I tried a few vegan recipes. I am not vegan but I am gluten and dairy free so vegan pretty much covers that. These banana breakfast bars are from the Deliciously Ella Every Day: Quick and Easy Recipes for Gluten-Free Snacks, Packed Lunches. My kids weren’t a fan but I think they are delicious. I have been eating them everyday as a supplement to my meals. And it is a great way to use up old bananas.
Next, I made the low calorie Lemon Loaf by (@peanutbutterandjillybeans).I substituted the cream cheese frosting. It was my first time using this gluten free flour and I am thinking I may need some practice. My cake wasn’t cooked all the way through (even though my tester came out clean) so I just cut that part out and ate the rest. It was very tasty and I would love to make it again but fully cooked.
Lastly, I made a regular Sourdough Lemon Cake with Glaze. This cake is SO moist and delicious that my family wolfs it down. If you haven’t tried it, you should. It is a great way to use up sourdough starter.
A while ago, I made this series of mail art for PaperArtsy. I can finally share it here on my blog. The theme was masterboards, so I made 3 different ones, one piece of mail art for each.
I used some of the newer Lynne Perrella stamps for these. Aren’t they pretty? I think the bottles are my favorite.
IIf you want to see the full tutorial you can see it HERE.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today, Harney and Sons Chai Hara was recently purchased by the pound. I love spicy teas, as many of you know. This chai tea was different than I was expecting as I am used to spicy tea leaning towards cinnamon and cloves. It contains cinnamon but this tea also contains coriander, which accounts for the unusual taste. While I didn’t find this tea unpleasant, I don’t think I can drink it in large quantities.
Happy Tea Day,