Tuesday, March 30, 2010

By far my favorite Passover recipe

This is a family recipe that has been passed down for generations. I make it every year and end up making about 2 to 3 batches by the end of Passover! It makes a great snack or dessert and it's so easy to make :) Enjoy!



4 matzot

4 oz cake meal

ground almonds

1 tsp cinnamon

4 eggs

8 oz dried fruit

4 oz sugar

oil for cooking (I use vegetable oil as it doesn’t seem to splatter as much)


Soak matzot in cold water till soft. Squeeze very dry.  Beat up with a fork. Separate the yokes from whites. Add beaten yokes and add to remaining ingredients (except for whites and oil). Mix thoroughly. Fold in the stiffly whipped egg whites. Drop in spoonfuls on shallow oil that is heated over a medium flame. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Sprinkle with sugar. Amazing served warm but also tastes good cooled. Holds up well when frozen.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

And the winner of the stud earring giveaway is....

Congratulations :)
Your earrings will be shipped out shortly.
Thank you everyone who entered! These and other earrings are still up for sale in my Etsy shop. They can also be customized in almost any color, stone or rock chip that you choose....
Have a great day!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Same technique, different look

So I decided that it might be fun to experiment with different center beads and color schemes for my popular cluster earrings. Here are my newest earrings:

The Grass and Sun cluster earrings have a light green czech glass center in the shape of a leaf
 with light yellow semiprecious stones and Swarovski crystals
On the Peach Tree cluster earring I used a peachy Swarovski crystal center and surrounded it with dark brown wooden beads and crystals.

Completely different looks with the same technique!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

March Challenge

Good morning everyone!
I just wanted to let you all know about the March Busy Mom's team challenge that's up on Etsy. I listed the Cherry Blossom collection (necklace and earrings). Please check out my mommy friend's amazing items all inspired by nature!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cherry Blossoms

I love cherry blossoms! For me, when the cherry blossoms start to bloom, that is the official start of spring. 

It was actually one of the reasons that we moved to Walnut Creek a little over a year ago as there were cherry blossom trees in bloom on either side of the street in the downtown area.

In celebration of this wonderful event, I have created the Cherry Blossom collection. It consists of a sterling silver cluster necklace and earrings in shades of light pink (for the flowers) and medium brown (for the trunk and branches) swarovski crystals mixed with round garnet beads (for the leaves) and a grey teardrop in the center.
Absolutely stunning!!

Check it out by clicking on this link


Monday, March 8, 2010

Earring giveaway

Hello everyone!
Want a FREE pair of earrings???
Why not enter to win these beautiful sterling silver studs

To enter you must:
1. be a fan of my blog
2. go to my Etsy website and then come back here and comment on something that you like about my online store
Tweet or write on Facebook about this giveaway and send me the link to gain an extra entry in the giveaway

The winner will be chosen randomly on March 22nd.
Good luck!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Bead giveaway by Julie from Evelynstreasures

Hi everyone!
I hope that you all had a wonderful week and are looking forward to the weekend.
One of my fellow Etsy mommy friends is having a giveaway for some amazing glass beads! Why don't you hop on over to her blog and enter your name to win them...  good luck! http://evelynstreasures.blogspot.com

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

My First Magazine Feature!

I just got an email today that my Summer Fruit earrings are going to be featured in the August addition of Bead Trend Magazine!!! Soooo excited!!! Just finished doing my happy dance :)

Monday, March 1, 2010

So many wonderful Artists on Etsy

I love browsing around Etsy from time to time and seeing all the amazing artist's new hand made pieces. Recently, I stumbled upon the Busy Moms of Etsy team and decided to join! I am now a part of a team of other mommies who love creating new and interesting things. 
We just started this fun voting session with the theme "lucky". Come and vote for my talented mommy's items and see how different people interpret the word lucky in their craft!