Friday, March 27, 2009
He picked her because she had poise and charm!
Okay family, I've got the "Can't Help Its" I know yall are
like, "Get your butt back to work!!!!" Okay, I'm going
in again! I'll catch you all later I promise!
Have a great weekend. Oh and by the way I had this
laying around and thought it worked for the word! he he he!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Hey All you Beautiful Souls!!!!
I'm working on a bunch of projects that all came in at nearly the same time.
I have to tell each and everyone one of you how much I miss yall!!!!
OMG, I've made so many beautiful friends and I am inspired by
so many of you. I THANK EACH AND EVERYONE of you who have
come by to leave such wonderful comments and messages!
I stop by just to check and be encouraged.
I just had to post something and as soon as this is
posted I will be back to work! This is an illustration from an up
and coming children's book that I wrote. It will be in stores
later this year! It reminds me of all of us. Okay everyone, keep your
heads up, while your looking at someone else work remember that no
can do what you do, be inspired, be lifted, be encouraged and
be blessed my friends! See you all soon!!!
Hugs a plenty!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Aunite V's pineapple upside down cake was ,"Legendary." It was
so good you'd want to slap your mama! "I would give you the
recipe but then I'd have to kill ya," she'd always say.
Okay Tomas this one's for you my friend! he he he
Here is the quick fast way and it still taste good.
Fake it with store brought cake mix. Get the one with the pudding in it.
You want it to be nice an moist.
You will need 1 can of pineapple rings
1 1/2 c. of white sugar
1 tsp. of Real vanilla favoring
1 Can of carnation caned evaporated milk
1 stick of butter
1 cup of water
a couple of pinches of salt
A whole lot of prayer he he he.
Bake the cake according to the box instructions.
in a medium sauce pan
combine water, half of the juice from the pineapple rings and sugar to make a simple syrup.
You will know it's right when it becomes syrupy like.
be very careful cause this stuff it hot like that!!!!
add the whole stick of butter and a the vanilla favor.
stir until butter is melted then slowly add your
can of carnation evaporated milk stirring as you add it in.
Taste very carefully and add your salt. Salt to your taste. It may take a pinch or two.
Now, bring to a boil and stir again.
Remove from heat and set aside,
When cake is baked cool for 30 min.
Polk hole in cake with a tooth pick
drizzle the rest of the pineapple juice on the cake.
Now, don't soak it!!!! Just dampen it a bit or as you like
Take the pineapple rings and lay them on the cake either side
it's really up to you. Then take the warm caramel sauce you made and
lavishly pour over the cakes or cake.
Now jump back and kiss yourself! he he he!
I would love to hear from you all about how it came out. Take care
he he he!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 4:09 PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Everyday I go to pick my niece and nephew up from school.
Chyna seems to be very popular at school. She always has
a small host of friends saying good bye! It's a whole lot
of hugging and talking and giggling and I love every second
of it! I live for it! he he he!!! Have a great week everyone!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This is for all the ladies!!! I believe that there is a Diva inside each of us.
She might be pulling up to the school picking up the kids.
She maybe working in a nursing home feeding some hungry Senior.
Or maybe she is a crafter working from home putting it all together to sell in her Etsy store.
Diva's are not defined by what they do, but how they carry themselves.
It's the smile you are given and the head nob when walking through the supermarket.
It's the way she compliments other women when they are dressed to kill.
It's the way she takes something and makes it out of nothing. It's her ability to
laugh at herself. Diva's know who they are because they have taken time to know
themselves and are comfortable with it. They don't have to be anything more than
themselves! Ladies I celebrate each of you today! Go ahead and do your thang!!!!
he he he!!!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 6:56 AM
Friday, March 6, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
This is my WW submission for the prompt "Babies."
Meet Sugar, Spice and Niecey. You won't need a sugar
substitute with these babies. Their 100% all natural and organic.
Expect for Niece's fake afro puffs. They should be removed
before adding her to your morning joe. He he he!
Have a great day!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 6:44 PM
Monday, March 2, 2009
I've been tagged once again!!! This time by my friend Shiva!
Shiva is a wonderful artist! I had sometime today and so I took
the time to do this! Now please, please,please don't be offended
if I don't response to all of your tags! I've been tagged a whole lot he he he!!
I'm in the middle of some projects that required my full attention.
When I am able to catch my breath again I try to catch up I promise!
Have a great week everyone. BTW, I'm suppose to tag a few people, but
I know how busy you all are. If you would like to response please be my
guess and do so. Actually this was fun! he he he!
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 7:24 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2009
I was asked to do this piece for Scholastic's Read and Rise Magazine.
This was a the cover for the parent guide. In this guide was information about
what books your child should be reading and what was good for what age group
and other very important information to help parents get their kids reading.
Read and Rise was a publication that was given out to innercity kids who
didn't get lots of books to take home. The magazine was a beautiful
one with lots of stories and fabulous illustrations. I loved that fact that
it was given away for free to families. Sadly Scholastic cut this magazine this year.
No more Read and Rise. I hope that one day they will bring it back. It's so sad that
a great program like this had to be cut.
Posted by Vanessa Brantley Newton at 8:22 PM