June 15, 2012

Crochet Heart Tutorial.

Here it is! My first tutorial... how exciting! I thought
for starters, I should do something simple. So today I will share a very simple
crochet heart tutorial.


Worsted weight yarn

G hook

yarn needle


First, you're going to make a magic circle, and do nine single crochet inside
the circle ( make sure you close up the loop by pulling the tail.), join.
In the first stitch , do 1 single crochet, 1 half double crochet, and 3 double crochet.
In the next 2 stitches, do 1 half double crochet.
In the next stitch, do 1 half double crochet, 1 double crochet, chain 1, and do
another half double crochet.
All this makes the first hump. For the second hump, you're going to do 1 half double crochet
in the nest 2 stitches. Then in the next stitch, exactly in this following order, do 3 double crochet,
1 half double crochet, and 1 single crochet.
Now slip stitch in the center of the heart, weave in the ends, and presto a cute little heart!!

I'd love to hear how your heart came out!

Love, Lenisha

Sad but glad news.

My kitty-cat Felix is gone. Yes, a tragedy, I know. It all happened so quick with him.
Last summer, we found him as a three week-year-old  kitten at the gas station. We
loved him, and he had everything a cat could want ( in my opinion). Love,
gourmet cat food, clean litter box, plush bed.
But something went wrong I guess. Felix got very sick , to sick for us to
have him anymore. So we were talking about it to our neighbor, and she said her friend
owns a very good and popular " No kill animal shelter", and she was right!!
They patched him up and they said if he gets better they can try and give him to
 another family.
So Felix is gone...( sniffle).

Now for the glad news!!
My mom doesn't usually like cats,because she grew up with her mom
having like 12 cats and/or more. But she loved Felix and wanted another cat in his
place. SOO  lucky for us  my  mom's co-worker's cat just had orange tabby kittens
and was trying to give them away. So we got the last two that she had, a male and female cat.
We named them Milo and topaz. Doesn't God work in mysterious and miraculous ways?
The Bible says, God will grant you the desires of your heart, if of course you
walk with God and stay in His word.

Aren't they the cutest things!? They are such sweet kitties!!
I'd love to hear how you feel miracles have happened in your life!

Love, Lenisha

May 5, 2012

Scrumptious banana bread.

So here it is. My first ever banana bread made from scratch ...from my brain. Yup...
no recipe to follow by. So I tried by trial and error, and used some things
I already knew, and came up with the most lovliest bread ever!
So here it is.
3 medium, overripe bananas
1 egg
1 tbls. honey(optional)
4 tbls. unsalted butter, softened (plus extra for
 greasing the pan)
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
7 tbls. low fat canned milk( regular milk will also suffice)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. clear vanilla extract
1/4 c. oil
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan or a medium sized cake pan. (which is what I used).
Mash the bananas until they're smooth. Lightly beat the egg and add to the bananas
mixture. Beat the butter, and sugar in a bowl till pale
and fluffy/creamy. Add to banana mixture.
Sift all of dry ingredients and add to the banana mixture.
If you stir,  you will have a nasty, lumpy, super thick biscuit dough!!
Add the milk and oil , and beat vigorously till you have a
silky muffin batter. Your batter must be somewhat thick but smooth.
Pour you batter into your pan, and bake for 25 min.
When your loaf is done, let cool completely
before removing it from the pan . Then cut your self a glorious slice
and top with whatever you choose or with a teaspoon of
whipped cream cheese as shown above.

Let me know how yours comes out. I'd love to hear about it!

With love,

March 24, 2012

Lace Headband.

I crocheted this lovely lace headband in about 10 min.
I usually can't can never pull off a headband , but this time I made an effort!
Since I thought this headband was so darling I thought, I should be totally imaginative
and turn it into something magnificent!!
" Your imagination is your only limit "
So my ideas for this lace pattern was to create a
awesome slouch hat.
I think that would definitely be classified as
I took a close up pic, so you can kinda see the totally
unique design...

I think I discovered, and accomplished something awesome today. I
also think that today I rocked the hippie headband look!
By the way, you can also discover something new, If you go to
http://www.lionbrand.com/. Great for beginners!!!
With more to come.

Love, Lenisha

Coconut Stickybuns.

These lovelies are " The " most divine pastries I have ever made.
They taste very delicious and they are ...HEALTHY.
Yes, I said it. Healthy.
I'm PRETTY sure you are drooling right now, so here is the recipe.

2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
2 tbsp. lukewarm water
1/2 c. lukewarm fat free milk
1 egg
2 tsp.unsalted butter,melted
2 1/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. semi-sweet coconut flakes
4 tsp. fat free milk
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
3 tbsp. semi- sweet coconut flakes

1. In a small bowl sprinkle the yeast over the 2 tbsp. of water, and let stand
for 10 min. until foamy. ( when its foamy it should look like curdled milk)

2. In a small bowl  combine the 1/2 cup of lukewarm milk, with the egg, and butter.
In a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. With the machine running,
add the yeast mixture, and the milk mixture until the dough forms a ball.  Knead the dough 
by pulsing it 30 times in the food processor.

3. Spray a large bowl with nonstick cooking spray; place the dough in the bowl.
Cover loosely with plastic wrap or a damp towel, and let the dough
rise in a warm place. About 30-45 min.

4.  Spray an 8" cake pan with non-stick spray. Punch down the dough , and
lightly sprinkle a work surface with flour. Turn out the dough and knead in the 1/3 cup of coconut.
and divide the dough into 8 even pieces. Roll out each piece of
dough into an 8' rope and coil into buns. Place the buns
in the pan , and cover with plastic wrap or a damp towel, and let sit
for another 30-45 min.

5.  Preheat the oven to 375 F.  Brush the tops of the bun with milk
(so they'll brown), and bake for 20-25 min.

6. Meanwhile in a  small bowl , combine the powdered sugar,vanilla,and 3 tbsp.
of coconut. Add 3 tsp. of warm water. Mix well.
Spread the glaze over the buns as soon as they come out of the


Love, Lenisha

Nutrition facts:  204 calories, 2 g total fat, 0 g saturated fat, 2 g dietary fiber,
40 mg protein, 42 g total carbohydrates.

February 29, 2012

Headspin Beanie.

I made this head-spin beanie last week Friday. I was dead tired
but I managed to pull it off. I got the pattern from a crochet magazine gotten
at Barnes & Nobles. The pattern was in single crochet, which takes too long, and the head band was
WAY too long. So I made some tweaks to it and made it my own.

This is what the top of my beanie looked like.
The trick to this hat is crocheting a headband in rows that fits
perfectly around your noggin, then crocheting  along the edge of the headband
so basically it looks hollow. Then weaving  yarn or a long ribbon through
the last row of stitches along the top, and pulling supper hard so it shrivels up.
Hope you enjoyed my tips today.

Love, Lenisha

February 25, 2012


I'm so sorry I havn't been posting for awhile
my camera hasn't been working right lately.  BUT...
So I'll be posting real soon!!

January 20, 2012

Kitty Love.

I have dedicated this post in particular about my kitty, Felix.
He is the most adorable cat ever. Although there has been times where
I wish he would go away, You can't help but fall for his charm.



I think Felix started getting angry when I put the flash on , and you will see in
the picture below what the outcome was.

Either he was angry  or he was trying to be a darling for the picture.
Because after the picture he started purring and licking the area where he bit me.


I finally designed a beanie that increased on its own. I love wearing beanies
but I like them extra long so that they can cover my ears. I like the way this beanie
turned out because I can slouch it , and I can also
roll it up and have it fit cozily on my head, as shown below.

What awesomeness!

December 31, 2011

5 Step Sauce

This spaghetti sauce is so simple, I thought pictures weren't


Frozen meatballs

Parsley or cilantro

26 oz. can of Hunts premium Four Cheese pasta sauce
( Make sure the canned sauce is room temperature )

1 Garlic clove, chopped

1/2  of a medium sized onion, chopped

1 tbsp vegetable oil

Parmesan Cheese

1. Defrost your meatballs. Don't heat them up completely.
2. Combine oil, onions, and garlic in a pot on medium-high.
3. Add your sauce. Reduce fire to medium-low, and let simmer for 5 min .
4. Add meatballs . and let simmer for another 5 min.
5. Pour the sauce over your pasta, top with Parmesan cheese, and use the cilantro or parsley for garnish.