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day 93: baking away/ Black Magic Cake, amazingly moist chocolate cake, so good!

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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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Project: day 93: baking away/ Black Magic Cake, amazingly moist chocolate cake, so good!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3 (thank goodness my most amazing husband was able to help me frost the cake, because mine would have looked horrible!)
• Would I do it again? oh yes. This was the perfect home-made chocolate cake!
• What I would do differently: double the frosting recipe. We definitely needed more for the top!
• Items used: recipe from: http://www.justapinch.com/recipe/lisa-glass/black-magic-cake-best-chocolate-cake-ever/cake?source=fork_FB_black_magic_cake

Ingredients

1 3/4 c all purpose flour
2 c sugar
3/4 c cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 c strong black coffee, cooled
1 c buttermilk
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 tsp real vanilla extract
CHOCOLATE FROSTING
1/2 c margarine, softened
2 oz melted unsweetened chocolate, cooled
3 c powdered sugar
3 Tbsp milk
2 tsp real vanilla extract
 Directions
1 Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
2 Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.
3 Beat at medium speed for two minutes. Batter will be thin.
4 Pour batter into a greased and floured 9×13 pan or two 9 inch cake pans.
5 Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes for a 9×13, or 30-35 minutes for layer pans.
6 Combine frosting ingredients and mix with a hand or stand mixer. Spread frosting on cooled cakes.

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 82: crafty kiddos/ diy bathtub paint that cleans!

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Project: day 82: crafty kiddos/ diy bathtub paint that cleans!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes! It looks deathly scary to clean up, but that’s the best part about it, shaving cream is a great cleaner, and since they’re already i the tub, it’s super easy!
• What I would do differently: nothing, expect do it again 🙂
• Items used: shaving cream and food dye!
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:

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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 🙂

day 32: kiddo time/ bath tub with glow sticks, super cheap fun!

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FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 32: kiddo time/ bath tub with glow sticks, super cheap fun!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? so easy, cheap, and the look on their faces when they saw their bath for the night, priceless 😉
  • What I would do differently: nothing except maybe get two packages, the more the merrier, right?!
  • Items used: left over glow sticks from Halloween, but dollar stores have plenty!

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 11: baking away/ Christmas reindeer pancakes

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until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 8: outdoors we will go/christmas photo idea

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Source: christmas.yourway.net via Karie on Pinterest

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  • Project: day 8: outdoors we will go/christmas photo idea
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! The girls were laughing hysterically when we did this!
  • Items used: Nikon d3000 camera, Scottsdale Quarter fake grass knoll 😉

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂