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CMYK Inspired Baby Shower, part 2 {Taste it Tuesday: Mini Cupcake Poppers, DIY Place Card Holders, Jalapeno Poppers, and Lemon Bars!}

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For part 1 of the CMYK baby shower: CMYK Inspired Baby Shower, part 1: decorations!

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CMYK Inspired Baby Shower: DIY Place Card Holders

CMYK Inspired Baby Shower: How to make mini cupcake poppers/macaroons with homemade marshmallow creme!

CMYK Inspired Baby Shower: How to make mini cupcake poppers/macaroons with homemade marshmallow creme!

CMYK Inspired Baby Shower: How to make mini cupcake poppers/macaroons with homemade marshmallow creme!

CMYK Inspired Baby Shower: How to make mini cupcake poppers/macaroons with homemade marshmallow creme!

CMYK Inspired Baby Shower: Yummy Jalapeno poppers

CMYK Inspired Baby Shower: Mini Cupcake poppers/macaroons and Lemon Bars!

CMYK Inspired Baby Shower: Mini Cupcake poppers/macaroons

CMYK Inspired Baby Shower: How to make homemade marshmallow creme for mini cupcake poppers

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: bonappetit.com via Karie on Pinterest

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• Project: CMYK Inspired Baby Shower, part 2 {Taste it Tuesday: Mini Cupcake Poppers, DIY Place Card Holders, Jalapeno Poppers, and Lemon Bars!}
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3- the cupcake poppers did take quite some time to frost with the homemade marshmallow creme, but they sure tasted amazing!
• Time: 1-2 hours
• Would I do it again? yes! You can customize the colors to suite your own party. So cute!
• What I would do differently: nothing 🙂
• Items used: yummy cupcake recipe from: Betty Crocker marshmallow creme recipe from: Bon Appetit

Have you done any recipes from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you? I’d love to see it in the comments below!

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I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
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Karie J

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Make it Monday: DIY Bird Seed Wreath!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

DIY Bird Seed Wreath

DIY Bird Seed Wreath

DIY Bird Seed Wreath

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Make it Monday: DIY Bird Seed Wreath!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2, super simple and fun project to do with the kiddos
• Time: 2 days (includes drying time)
• Would I do it again? yes! The bird ate it up right away so we will definitely have to do another one, it turned out so cute!
• What I would do differently: do different shapes like stars, hearts, you name it!
• Items used: birdseed, bunt pan mold, burlap from Home Depot (cheapest place to get it), and adorable recipe for the wreath from: http://www.infarrantlycreative.net/2012/03/birdseed-wreath.html

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Taste it Tuesday: Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Poppers, perfect for The Fourth!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Poppers, perfect for The Fourth!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2, such a super simple appetizer to bring to any party
• Time: about 30 minutes
• Would I do it again? yes, these were SO yummy!
• What I would do differently: We love spice in my house and we added a few more of the jalapeno to our mix, but for others you might want to take out a few!
• Items used: wonderful recipe from: tastykitchen.com

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Taste it Tuesday: Red Velvet Chocolate Ganash Trifle, SO good!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

Red Velvet Chocolate Ganash Trifle, SO good!

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Red Velvet Chocolate Ganash Trifle, SO good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3, took a bit of time, but it was worth it!
• Time:
• Would I do it again? yes. I love the way trifles look, so different and fun.
• What I would do differently:do it again and again for different holidays!
• Items used: delicious recipe from: fatgirltrappedinaskinnybody.blogspot.com

Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?
I hope you were inspired as much as I was. If not, click on “Recommend a Pin” above and I would love to hear any suggestions you might have!
Until ipinterest again!

Karie J

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Pin it, do it, done; a week of pinterest inspired fun: Marshmallow popcorn, Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread, Teacher appreciation, Mother’s Day/birthday

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

Marshmallow popcorn

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: Marshmallow popcorn!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3,
  • Would I do it again?  typically I like popcorn to be a bit easier than this, but the girls liked it!
  • What I would do differently: not sure if I would do it again for myself 😉
  • Items used: “3 bags popcorn (pop and take out extra kernels) 2 sticks of butter 16 oz bag of marshmallows 1 cup brown sugar Microwave butter, marshmallows, and brown sugar for 2 1/2 min. Take out and stir. Microwave again for 1 min. Repeat until thin sauce. When done pour over popcorn and mix.”

Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

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  • Project:  Reese’s Chocolate Banana Bread 

  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (I have to give Adam the credit for this one. Thanks babe)
  • Would I do it again? oh yes. I cannot resist chocolate and peanut butter, let alone ocmbined into a banana bread!
  • What I would do differently: try not to eat it all!
  • Items used: see amazing recipe at: http://cookiesandcups.com/reeses-peanut-butter-banana-bread/

Teacher appreciation 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • Project: teacher appreciation printable cards and gift tags
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, it was really simple and turned out cute!
  • What I would do differently: nada
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from:  eighteen25.blogspot.com and  giverslog.com


Mother’s Day! 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: tipjunkie.com via Karie on Pinterest

  • Project: mother’s day (or adorable ideas for birthday’s or father’s day)
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3, just a bit time consuming
  • Would I do it again? yes! They were all a big hit and looked too cute!
  • What I would do differently: I loved the adjective banner. I would definitely do it again for another birthday or father’s day.
  • Items used: cardstock and adorable ideas from: tipjunkie.com , thecraftingchicks.com , ourbestbites.com

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Have you done anything from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you?

I hope you were inspired as much as I was!

Until ipinterest again!

Karie J 🙂

day 144: cooking it up/super yummy baked creamy chicken taquitos, a definite keeper!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

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• Project: day 144: cooking it up/super yummy baked creamy chicken taquitos, a definite keeper!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1 (really, it was a 1, even for me!)
• Would I do it again? oh yes, and I already have! I made it once for Hayden’s teacher Abby who just had a baby without the onions and cilantro, and then again for us with!
• What I would do differently: We modified them a bit for Abby’s family, but I tried one and it was still good! We like a bit more heat, so we kept it the same for us, and it was SO good!
• Items used: for this amazing recipe head to: http://www.chef-in-training.com/2012/02/baked-creamy-chicken-taquitos/
Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 142: cooking it up/ simple sleepover breakfast with personalized spoons, donut towers, and a pillow fight!!

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    • Project: day 142: cooking it up/ simple sleepover breakfast with personalized spoons, donut towers, and a pillow fight!!
    • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2, the names took a bit of time, but they turned out so cute!
    • Would I do it again? yes! The girls just loved them all!
    • What I would do differently: nothing 🙂
    • Items used: plastic spoons, letter beads, hot glue gun, ribbons, personal sized cereal boxes, donuts, cake stand, and pillows!

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂