Girls’ Night In

I had the privilege of being invited to the home of my 86 year old neighbor. Her objective was to teach me how to make her delicious Scottish shortbread cookies. What fun we had measuring, stirring, chatting and baking. She is an incredible woman and I discovered that night that it doesn’t take a lot of effort to plan an enjoyable girls’ night in.

In this fast paced world, we often forget just how amazing simplicity can be. Some of the best moments in life are remembered fondly because they were spent building relationships, enjoying each other’s company, and discovering the histories that shaped us and the dreams that propel us forward.

So, the next time you’re searching for the perfect activity to share with your friends, why not keep it simple and invite them over for an evening of baking, cooking, scrapbooking or any other activity or hobby you all enjoy. Learn from each other and enhance the depth of your friendships.

I wish you could all meet my 86 year old neighbor, but since you can’t, I’ll share with you what she shared with me… her recipe for Scottish shortbread cookies.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup fruit sugar
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour

Instructions:

  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add rice flour and stir to a creamy consistency.
  • Gradually work in the flour (using a sifter).
  • Knead the mixture till smooth.
  • Note: You may not need all of the flour. When there is about 1/4 of a cup of flour left, start kneading the mixture so that you will be able to feel when the dough changes from too wet to just right.
  • Heat the oven to 300 degrees.
  • Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces and pat each piece into its own 8 inch foil pie plate.
  • Run a knife around the edge of the dough about an eighth of an inch from the sides.
  • Precut the dough into the number of slices/pieces you would like to have upon completion (You will use these same lines to cut the cookies out after baking.
  • Prick each piece several times with a fork.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and then turn the oven down to 275 degrees.
  • Bake for 25-40 minutes to complete (depending on your baking pans and oven).
  • Remove from oven, cut, cool and enjoy with a hot beverage and good friends.

Note: You can make these cookies in other pans and cut them into different shapes and sizes. What you MUST get right is the texture of the dough and the pierce marks before baking. Also, be careful not to overbake.

Keep it Simple! Make it Fun!

Cute Girl Tattoos – Where is the Fresh, Well Drawn Artwork?

There’s really no point to looking for cute girl tattoos if all you see is the same generic stuff. The sadder part is that this is occurring more often, because over 80% of you won’t even locate “one” website that has good, well drawn tattoo art. Most will just wander through the same cookie cutter images over and over again. I’ll tell you the easy way around this, though, so it’s easy once again to find good, cute girl tattoos right now.

There is a wrong path and a right path to start hunting for great tattoo artwork If you start doing it the wrong way, you’ll be brought to so many cookie cutter laced websites that your head will explode. If you start doing it the right way, you’re going to be rewarded with websites that really do take the effort to put up the best artwork possible. It’s that simple. Let me begin by telling you how to “not” look for cute girl tattoos.

You don’t want to use search engines. They are absolutely horrible at bringing you to the websites that actually have good artwork in their galleries. All they bring up are these copy cat type websites that always throw any and all generic junk they can find in their database. Search engines bring these pales up because they have tons of artwork, but what’s the point if every gallery of cute girl tattoos is the same cookie cutter stuff that thousands of other women have already used? That’s the scary part. Any generic design you see at that gallery has probably been inked on no less than 500 women.

Now that we have hat out of the way, let’s talk about the “right” way to look for cute girl tattoos. The right way is by using forums. Big forums to be exact. To put it bluntly, it’s the absolute best way to pull up so many of the hidden websites that have amazing artwork for your next tattoo. Big forums have huge archive section and inside of those archives are hundreds of past topics on various tattoo related subjects.

So many of them will have insider info, such as the websites where other women have uncovered truly great artwork. All it takes is a little browsing on your part and you can find so many tattoo galleries that have sensational cute girl tattoos, without having to weed through 900 pages of generic designs. That’s what it all comes down to.

There is an enormous different between quality drawn cute girl tattoos ad the same cookie cutter stuff that has been floating around for over 10 years.

Looking For Cute Girl Tattoos is Getting Pretty Hard Now

I am going to make a quick guess and say that you’ve been looking for cute girl tattoos for quite some time. If you are anything like most women, you are getting bombarded by sites that plaster generic junk and cookie cutter artwork on their pages. Most of you will not even pull up “one” site that has original, quality drawn tattoo art. I know why this little problem happens, so I’m going to provide you with the easy way to find cute girl tattoos and amazing artwork for them.

What’s the point of getting tattooed if you just pick some random generic piece? There’s no fun in that and most people will end up regretting getting tattooed with a cookie cutter tattoo. There’s not much that can be done by that point, though, because the artwork is already firmly etched on your skin. Like I said before, though, it’s hard to find good, quality drawn cute girl tattoos. Do you know why?

Well, I will tell you right now. It’s because the overwhelming majority of us are too reliant on search engines when looking for tattoo sites. Long story short, this does not work any more and you will see nothing but the generic artwork we were just talking about. It’s getting ridiculous. There are so many copy cat sites out there now and they know that search engines pull up the sites that have lots and lots of artwork. So, instead of posting cute girl tattoos, they just grab as much cookie cutter artwork as possible, just to pull up high in search engines.

It’s a real shame, because this is all most people get to see, since they don’t stray away from the search engine they like to use. That’s the bad news. The good news is that I know of an easy solution to this, so you can find the quality sites out there that take a lot of pride in having cute girl tattoos and amazing, original artwork. The way you find those sites is simple: You use forums. Simply put, this is going to be your best way of finding those hidden sites around the net that post great artwork.

Here’s how you do it. First of all, stick with larger forums. This is where so many past topics on tattoo related subjects will be. They are in one central location and you can even click on the forum’s search function to pull all of them up at once. Yo want to browse those topics because many of them will be filled with info and knowledge of the best sites for cute girl tattoos, original artwork and quality drawn tattoo designs. It’s all there, right in front of you.

None of you should have to settle for cute girl tattoos that are just cookie cutter designs, because it feels so much better when you pick something you 100% like.