Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Giveaway March: Winner Announced

Giveaway for March


And the Winner is:
Angela Villa

(Please send us an email with your address and we'll send you your prize!)

Thank you to all those who participated this month.
Please stay tuned for next month's giveaway which will be announced on April 1st!!!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Makin Crafts: Spring Bugs

SpRiNg BuGs 
Here are some cute little spring decorations you can make that are fast and easy!

 
I found the idea in a magazine. I'm sorry I can't remember which one, since I made these a couple of years ago. But I still use them and put them out every spring since they are so cute! 

All you need is:
-3 smallish clay pots
(for a bee, a butterfly or dragonfly and a ladybug)
-Acrylic paint
(red, blue or purple, yellow and pink)
-Black permanent marker
-Foamy sheets
(sorry I don't know the real name for them, but you'll need to get black, white, blue or purple and pink)
-Bendable wire
-Craft glue and Hot glue
-And obviously scissors and paint brushes 

Then you all you do is:
1.Paint the pots how you want them.
2.Allow them to dry.
3.Put the markings you want on them with the marker.
4. Twist up the wire for antennas and glue them on where you want them.
5. Cut out of the foamy sheets some wings and mark those how you want them.
6. Then glue on the wings and you're done!


So cute and perfect for lighting up small spaces with a pop of color! Plus they're great for holding your favorite Easter candies!


Friday, March 25, 2011

The Best Banana Bread


Banana Bread 

This is the Best Banana Bread that I have ever had. I have tried to find a recipe that doesn't taste like too much banana. It melts in your mouth and is very moist and sugary, and you can still taste the banana. The recipe makes two loaves, so you can give some to your friends. 

Ingredients:
3 cups white sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
2 cups mashed ripe banana
1/2 cup sour cream
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease and flour two 8x4 inch pans. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.


Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. I used my electric mixer. Stir in the banana and sour cream. (by hand)


In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and pecans. I didn't put in the pecans for my husband. I have made it with the pecans and it is great both ways.

Stir into the banana mixture, just until combined. Pour batter into prepared pans.



Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, until toothpick inserted into center of loaf comes out clean. 
Remove from pan and place on a wire rack to cool. 

 Serve warm or cold. Yum.
Recipe is from allrecipes.com Called Janet's Famous Banana Nut Bread.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

TinkerBell Birthday Party


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Alright now let's party...


BIRTHDAY


We recently celebrated our one and only child's FIRST birthday! It was so much fun and I feel like I've been planning it for forever...at least the last 6 months! hehe
Here are some of the fine details that I put together for her special day...
I purchased the image file for the invites on Etsy and then I printed them and cut them out and attached them to shiny lavender and lime cardstock!
I handmade the envelopes so they would fit perfectly and sealed them with the cutest sparkly stickers!

This is what she wore. I also purchased this outfit on Etsy! I don't have a sewing machine so I get a lot of things on there! hehe
Erin bought the wings and tutu as an early birthday present, which totally made the outfit, as you'll see below!

There's the birthday girl - Scotlin!

At the party...

I made her a special bow to wear!!!

I made a Birthday Banner out of different cardstocks and ribbon, plus some cute TinkerBell stickers!


I made custom Coloring Books!


I made custom gift bags and made sure to embellish all of the minor details!



I made her a little Birthday Cake Topper, actually because I forgot to leave room on the cake for "Happy Birthday Scotlin".


I custom made Cupcake Toppers. I didn't have a punch for the 2" scalloped cirlces so I had to buy those on Etsy too!
I made lime and lavender colored (not flavored) vanilla cupcakes topped with fluffy white frosting!





I bought most of the decorations at Party City...



This was The Party all put together...


I made The Cake - first and last time making fondant...that was rough!
I got the cake topper at Ralph's!


Cupcakes


The Spread
I had different labels for all the food, such as...
Tink Links = Pigs in a Blanket
Neverberry Punch = White Cranberry Strawberry Juice with Sliced Berries & Ice
Berry Blossoms = Grape Jello Flavored Popcorn Balls
Fairy Fare = Sandwiches & Chips
Garden Grub = Veggie & Fruit Trays
Tree Treats = Butterfly shaped Rice Krispie Treats
Bloom Bites = Cake Pops
Pixie Cakes = Cupcakes



I made chocolate fudge Cake Pops - YUM!!!


Food Table


Gift Table
I had little pots to paint and flowers to plant for all the guests that wanted to do something while they visited.

We had such an amazing time and I think everything turned out great. I don't think I have any more energy to do a homemade party like this next year, so it's off to Chucky Cheese for her 2nd birthday...maybe I'll work up enough energy for her 3rd birthday! hehe


For the Etsy sites, just click on the pictures! And if you want to plan a TinkerBell birthday for your little girl, email me and I can send you all the files and links that I found!


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