The first is a recipe. So, lately my Mom has been trying to get us to eat a lot healthier. When Valentine's Day rolled around, I wanted to make a sweet treat but my Mom wanted it to be healthy. We met in the middle and I made this Flourless Chocolate Cake.
I made a couple of modifications on the original recipe: I substituted the white sugar for raw sugar, and I substituted 1/3 of the bittersweet chocolate with milk chocolate. Also, I skipped the glaze - the cake is already really rich by itself! - and instead topped it with homemade whipped cream and strawberries.
The result: A success! No one even missed the flour. It's super rich, as I said, and a really grown-up, sophisticated kind of dessert, even with the milk chocolate. We didn't miss the glaze either. I'll definitely be making this again/
The second thing me and Caraline tested at a recent sleepover. It's these glitterified phone/iPod chargers.
There aren't really any links to a good tutorial, but this is what was under the pic: What You'll Need: Mod podge - clear works and looks the best Glitter - Choose any size and color that you want. Be creative: mix and match! Clear acrylic sealer - This will ensure that your masterpiece can last as long as possible! Masking tape - Be sure to choose one that won't leave any sticky residue and tape over the metal plugs so you don't damage the charger. We just painted on the Mod Podge, rolled it in glitter (the tape wasn't really working out so we didn't use it) and instead of acrylic sealer we used clear nail polish.
The result: Also a success! The chargers looked absolutely fabulous. After the nail polish dried, the glitter wasn't even coming off. I've been using it for a week and I've had no issues with glitter getting in my iPod. It was actually pretty easy, considering how great it came out looking!
Thanks for reading! Maybe you're inspired to try one of these Pinterest ideas now! If you've seen anything on Pinterest and you want to know how it turns out, comment below and maybe I'll have done it, or I will do it. Have a great Lord's Day tomorrow!