Wednesday, September 28, 2011

World's Easiest Homemade Donuts

Yum Yum Yum
Rhodes Rolls+Vegetable Oil+Cinnamon Sugar = Heaven in your mouth
Nick and I had quit the feast after dinner.
Super easy and quite delicious
Nick even said they were better than Krispie Kremes, I feel honored.
Also, I used the cap to the cinnamon to make the donut holes.

PS : No I'm never going to post anything healthy on here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Warm Chocolate Melting Cake

Since our honeymoon, where this delicious dessert was on the menu each night, Nick and I have been eating it a little too often.  Caution: Do not try if you don't want to get addicted.

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients (For 4 ramekins):
6 oz. Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate 
1 1/2 Sticks Butter (diced, room temperature)
3 Eggs
1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
1/3 cup Flour
Butter to coat ramekins

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F
Melt chocolate in microwave; one minute then stir and repeat if necessary. When melted,  
2. Stir in diced butter, until it is melted.
3. In another bowl, beat eggs and sugar together well
4. Stir in melted chocolate and then flour
5. Butter 4 individual ramekins, and pour in chocolate batter.
6. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes. It should look like cake on sides and hot chocolate lava in the middle
7. Add a scoop of icecream to hot cake, and Enjoy!




Deseret Industries One Dollar Key

This is the key I purchased from D.I. for One whole dollar.  The pictures on the right and left of the main picture I used gold webbing spray paint over the original yellow picture frames, only a little yellow shows through.  

Welcome!

Welcome to A Million Kisses! My name is Katie and I am wife to Nick, and mom to Amelia and Noah.  We live in a suburb of Charlotte, NC and we are small business owners.  I grew up in Southern California in a city too embarrassing to name, graduated from BYU, and moved with my husband to NC to open up our dental lab in 2012.
I struggle to be able to form coherent thoughts and I have major issues with nouns and knowing what to say, so being in charge of a blog should be real real fun!
This is something I've wanted to do for a long time, so we shall see if it sticks this time. I have so many blogs that I am enamored with, mostly from people I have never met, but I do have a few blogger friends, so I'm hoping to join in on the community and fulfill something on my own unwritten bucket list.
Hope you enjoy!

Contact me:
Katie O. Allred
Email: katieoallred@gmail.com


DIY Burlap Curtains



The idea for these curtains came from Ballard Design's burlap curtain panels, which run 50-70 dollars a panel.  I did this project for 20 dollars.  You will need burlap, any color, there are lots of options (who knew?)  I got about five yards for 12 or so dollars.  It will be cheaper around Halloween, when it is most popular.  Also, stitch witchery, this amazing stuff that calls for no sewing!






I am a poor college student so I don't have a sewing machine.  I found the tie-backs on clearance at Jo-Ann's for two dollars each.  I cut the fabric in half and used the stitch witchery in two lines across each panel to create the top fluff, and then again to create a hole for the rod to go through.




Before the curtains were ironed and put up, I pulled out the horizontal layers of burlap material to create a fringe and go for the Ballard Designs look.


Here is the final product! Cute, inexpensive curtains to go into our small bedroom


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Magnetic kissing Salt and Pepper shakers I got as a gift for my wedding. I love them.  I hope my chilluns don't break them someday.  I lurve them.

Fall DIY Crafts

I was just married three months ago today, and since that day, I have been OBSESSED with crafting, decorating, and basically living the home-wife life.  All while attending school, working, and keeping up to date with family and friends.  Here are some of the Fall DIY crafts I've done.




1. Coffee Table Centerpeice
Ingredients: 1 package fall leaves, 1 package lentil beans, 2 Pumpkin spice flavored candles, 1 package mini pumpkins and squash, silver platter  from DI, a bit of ribbon, and trifle bowl from 












Next was my wreath. The ingredients for this were 1 package of fall leaves and 1 twig wreath. With some hot glue, I have a cute wreath for way less than any crafting store sells them for. I was going to put more leaves and some small pumpkins on it, but when I had gotten to the point where it is now, I thought the simplicity of it was perfect.












Here is my super simple table centerpiece.  Used some pumpkins from last year, and one is from the pack I bought for the coffee table centerpiece.














Next on the Fall decorating list are the glass candle holders with candy corn, YUM! Its going to be hard not to snack on them though.  These decorations include two matching vases from the DI for a dollar, candy corn, and little cinnamon roll scented candles.










A last little touch was adding a fall garland to my entertainment center.  





Our apartment is small, but I have a feeling this is not the last of the Halloween or Fall decorations.