Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream

I was recently featured by Demand Studios for photographing their really fun tutorial for Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream. And if you happen to spill any on the floor, there’s also a tutorial on how to make a Homemade Carpet Cleaner! After all that drinking and cleaning, you might be hungry for these beans!anne_dale_photographyScreen Shot 2014-03-17 at 11.17.34 AM

Happy Making!

Simplified Halloween Decor

homemade halloween decoration

My daughter loves all those sparkly- glittery Styrofoam pumpkins in the stores.

But my inner environmentalist only sees a heap of plastic that has to be packed up and stored somewhere for the other 11 months of the year.

Store- bought- sparkly- pumpkin- request: denied.

She didn’t throw a fit.

she didn’t beg.

she didn’t cry.

She got creative.

She made a beeline for her art supplies and made one herself out of a real pumpkin that will eventually decompose back into the earth.  (Whew)

Along with a hearty dose of glitter.

My 5 year old can’t type yet, but if she could this would be her Sparkly Pumpkin Making Tutorial:

You just paint the pumpkin your favorite color, then you hold it by the stem and sprinkle the glitter all over everywhere.

But make sure you sprinkle glitter on a piece of big paper so it doesn’t get on the floor.

Easy Halloween Decoration

I am shedding tears of pride.