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CMYK Inspired Baby Shower, part 5: final edition: Have Fun With it Friday {Crepe Paper Streamers, Flower Balloons, and Baby Games!}

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For part 1-4 of the CMYK baby shower, head here:

MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

CMYK Baby Shower: Crepe Paper streamers

CMYK Baby Shower: Crepe Paper streamers

CMYK Baby Shower: Crepe Paper streamers

CMYK Baby Shower: Flower Balloons

CMYK Baby Shower: Flower Balloons

CMYK Baby Shower: Baby Shower Games!

CMYK Baby Shower: Baby Shower Games!

CMYK Baby Shower: Baby Shower Games!

CMYK Baby Shower: Baby Shower Games!

CMYK Baby Shower: Baby Shower Games!

CMYK Baby Shower: Baby Shower Games!

CMYK Baby Shower: Baby Shower Games!

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: beau-coup.com via Karie on Pinterest

Source: lilsugar.com via Karie on Pinterest

• Project: CMYK Inspired Baby Shower, part 5: final edition: Have Fun With it Friday {Crepe Paper Streamers, Flower Balloons, and Baby Games!}
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): streamers 1, balloons 3 (that’s a lot of blowing!), games 1 🙂
• Time: 2 hours
• Would I do it again? streamers: probably not, balloons: no, games: yes (all of the games we decided on seemed meaningful, fun, and engaging!)
• What I would do differently: nothing
• Items used:
streamers idea from: Style Me Pretty
flower balloon idea from: Flower Balloons
game ideas from: Beau Coup , Lil Sugar , and http://printable.tipjunkie.com/baby-shower-games/

Have you done any baby shower ideas from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you? I’d love to see it!
Oh, as always, if you want to see more “pinspiration”, “Like” me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter ! I would also love to hear from you! Let me know what you think or just say hi by leaving a comment at the bottom. I am so honored you stopped by!
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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Wear it Wednesday: {Summer Casual} White Skinny Jeans with yellow tank top

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

Summer Casual: White skinny jeans with yellow tank top

Summer Casual: White skinny jeans with yellow tank top

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Wear it Wednesday: {Summer Casual} White Skinny Jeans with yellow tank top. Picture taken with my best friend Jackie who has on the cutest summer casual outfit on as well! xoxo
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Time: 10 minutes
• Would I do it again? yes, and I already have!
• What I would do differently: do it with white shorts or denim cut offs for a super casual look
• Items used: Yellow tank, White Hudson Skinny jeans, Tory Burch nude sandals (yes these are my favs, I wear them all the time!): all from Nordstom

Have you done anything cute outfits from Pinterest lately? If so, I would love to see them!

Oh, as always, if you want to see more “pinspiration”, “Like” me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter ! I would also love to hear from you! Let me know what you think or just say hi by leaving a comment at the bottom. I am so honored you stopped by!

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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Junk in the Trunk | Vintage Market

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Junk in the Trunk | Vintage Market.

If you’re in the Phoenix/Scottsdale are tomorrow, head to Westworld for Junk in the Trunk’s Vintage Market for all things “chippy, rusty, vinatge and handmade”! Doors open at 9, and a portion of the proceeds go to Young Life!

I will definitly be there. After moving to a new house we are in need for some new furniture, and overall cuteness!

Click on link above to find out more info 🙂

Hope to see you there!

Karie J 🙂

I was featured!!!

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A wonderful blogger that I love to follow, Leanne at “Because I Think I Can”: http://www.becauseithinkican.com/2012/04/20/fame-on-friday-4/ featured me on her post entitled “Fame on Friday’s”! If you haven’t been to her blog before, you should definitely stop on by! Thanks so much Leanne for featuring me!

day 111: outdoors we will go/ simple spring flower arrangement/ daffodils and lemons!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 111: outdoors we will go/ simple spring flower arrangement/ daffodils and lemons!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? definitely, it’s too easy not to do!
  • What I would do differently: add at least one more lemon, but it would be very cute with additional flower colors in the arrangement as well
  • Items used: Daffodils are so cheap right now, I got 3 sets of 10 at Trader Joe’s for just $1.15. I had one lemon lying around the house and saw one up for grabs in the teacher’s lounge today, but it turned out to be a very small grapefruit! Oh well, it still works! Adorable idea from: http://b-moviestar.com/tag/flower-arrangement

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 108: kiddo time/ green milk and Lucky Charms for a fun St. Patty’s Day breakfast plus free printable drink labels!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 90: cooking it up/ spicy peanut butter noodles, a must do, it’s SO good!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: crumbblog.com via Karie on Pinterest

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Project: day 90: cooking it up/ spicy peanut butter noodles, a must do, it’s SO good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3 (Asian/ Thai/ Chinese food is a bit tricky to pull off… maybe it’s just all of the vegetable chopping, and the hot wok that makes it crazy!
• Would I do it again? oh yes. I absolutely love Thai food, peanut butter, and spice…. how can you go wrong!
• What I would do differently: I would actually add more peanut butter. You would get a hint of it in a bit once in a while, but I would like it a bit more! Other than that, nothing! 🙂
• Items used: recipe from: http://www.crumbblog.com/2011/06/desperation-dinners-spicy-peanut-butter-noodles.html

Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles
4.7 from 3 reviews
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Recipe type: Main Author: Isabelle Boucher (http://www.crumbblog.com) Serves: 4-6
This quick Asian-inspired noodle dish comes together in a flash. For a vegan-friendly version, substitute tofu for pork and omit the fish sauce.
Ingredients
1 lb Chinese stir fry or lo mein noodles
2 tbsp canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 red hot chili pepper, finely minced (or 2 tsp red pepper flakes)
1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips
1 cup finely sliced red pepper
1 cup finely julienned carrots
1 cup shredded snow peas
1/4 cup natural peanut butter (chunky, if possible)
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup chopped green onions
Garnish:
Chopped fresh cilantro
Chopped roasted peanuts
Instructions
Cook noodles in a large pot of boiling salted water for 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
In a wok or large heavy-bottomed skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic, ginger and hot pepper, and stir fry for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
Add pork strips. Continue stir frying for 4 minutes, until the pork is browned on all sides. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a small bowl.
Add the remaining tbsp oil to the pan, then add red pepper, carrots and snow peas. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes, until vegetables are tender-crisp. Transfer to the same bowl as the pork.
Add cooked noodles to the pan, and saute for 1-2 minutes just to warm through. Stir in peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, rice wine vinegar and water, and cook for another minute or two until the peanut butter melts into a smooth sauce (if the sauce looks too thick or sticky, add a tablespoon or two of water at a time until it loosens up to the desired consistency).
Remove from heat. Stir in the reserved pork and vegetables along with chopped green onions, and toss until evenly coated with sauce. Serve hot with a sprinkling of cilantro, green onions and roasted peanuts.
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Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 80: crafty kiddos/ diy cloud dough (moon dough) with printable mason jar label/ easy and fun!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

Source: bhg.com via Karie on Pinterest

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Project: day 80: crafty kiddos/ diy cloud dough (moon dough) with printable mason jar label/ easy and fun!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, I wish I had tried this earlier, it was SO easy (plus the baby oil smells so good).
• What I would do differently: nothing, except make more! The girls had so much fun doing this today 🙂
• Items used: mason jar, scrapbook paper, sticker labels, flour (4 cups), baby-oil ( 1/2 cup)

Cloud-Dough inspiration:

http://www.jugglingwithkids.com/2011/11/cloud-dough.html

Free Printable labels:

http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/organization-basics/free-printable-storage-labels/#page=22

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂