Sunday, July 31, 2011

I did it!! I Finished my half scale Fairfield!

The Fairfield Kit

After 8 months, I finally finished building my 1/2 scale Fairfield dollhouse. This was my first build ever, so with all the customization, it took a lot of researching and a lot of time, but it was all worth it. I'm happy of how it turned out; I love it so much! I wish I lived in a house like this. I also love how it's the perfect size; it doesn't take a lot of space.

My 1/2 scale Fairfield!
In details.

The house is still work in progress since I have yet to  furnish and decorate the rooms, so I will be posting updates here and there. Here are some photos of the house. My sister helped me with these photos; she used her nice SLR camera. Definitely the quality is way better than my 5 year old digital camera. Please click on the image to view it bigger.

Full back view
Left back view.

The living room.
The dining room.

The kitchen.
The bathroom.

The attic.
Bedroom 1.

Bedroom 2
The hallway to the staircase and balcony.

Creepy invader in the house!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sparkly Critters

I remember as a kid, every Christmas, I used to get craft kits from my parents. Anything from clay, beads, friendship bracelets, shrink art,  Perler beads, you name it. My sisters and I  would spend hours on Christmas morning crafting and making a huge mess on the kitchen table. But , I gotta say, my favorite was always the bead jewelry kit because I loved anything sparkly and shiny, plus I got to wear what I made!

Even to this day, I love my beads. Especially Swarovski crystal beads; they are the best quality crystal beads with the most sparkle. I can actually distinguish between non swarovski beads versus the cheaper brands.

Since they are super expensive at a regular craft store, I buy my beads at a wholesale bead store in bulk to save money.  Here are some of my creations that I made into cellphone charms:

Pink Panther

Kangaroo Duo

Miniature Schnauzer




Hello Kitty



Easter Bunny

Open Heart

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunday Funday Breakfast

Every Sunday, I try to make nice breakfast for my man.  Anything I make for him, I try to make it as healthy as I can. Today, I made some strawberry oatmeal pancakes, since it's strawberry season. I always buy strawberries at the farmers market because they carry the sweetest and the yummiest ones! To accompany my pancakes, I also made cinnamon brown sugar butter (my love is a huge fan of cinnamon).

They were so delicious! The oatmeal gives a nutty flavor to the pancakes. A hearty and healthy breakfast! This recipe is definitely a keeper! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Here is the recipe:

Strawberry Oatmeal Pancakes
  • 1/2 C. of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C. Quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 C. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 T. melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C. of chopped strawberries
  1. Soak the oats in the milk overnight.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar. baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl
  3. In another bowl, combine and mix the egg, melted butter, vanilla and the oats/milk mixture. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. let it set for 5 to 10 min.
  4. Using a 1/4 C. measuring cup, pour the batter onto a greased griddle on a med-low heat. Top the pancake with the chopped strawberries. When you see the batter bubble, flip it to cook the other side.
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Butter

  • 1/2 C. of butter ( 1 stick), softened at room temp.
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 t. salt
Combine and mix all the ingredients together. Put the mixture on a saran wrap and roll it into a log. Twist the sides and put it in the fridge or the freezer to harden. Cut and serve on top of the pancakes.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fairfield Dollhouse

Currently, I'm building the 1/2 scale Fairfield dollhouse from GreenLeaf Company I bought from

This is my first build ever, so I have done a lot of research to make sure my first dollhouse turns out perfect.  I'm totally customizing it, so it's taking a long time (started in November of 2010), but I'm almost done and I'm happy of how it turned out so far.

I really wish I had started this blog earlier so I could've posted my progress. Oh well, I will for my next dollhouse.  I will be posting photos of the complete Fairfield, so check back.


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