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taste it tuesday: super yummy pizza casserole; a huge hit for the kiddos!

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• Project: taste it tuesday: super yummy pizza casserole; a huge hit for the kiddos! Plus a quick tip on boiling water with a wooden spoon….supposedly doesn’t boil over, not sure if this really does the trick!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2. The pizza casserole was really pretty easy, just a lot of layering, but that’s what makes it good, right?!
• Would I do it again? yes!
• What I would do differently: we did chicken sausage and ground turkey for a leaner version
• Items used: yummy recipe from: http://formamas.blogspot.com/2011/08/pizza-casserole.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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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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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 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

  • 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! 

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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 124: cooking it up/ kids cook/ adorable easter or spring “chick and egg” breakfast/ “peeping pancake”!

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Project: day 124: cooking it up/ kids cook/ adorable easter or spring “chick and egg” breakfast/ “peeping pancake“!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2. It really should be a 1, but since I always mess these things up and mine definitely did not turn out as cute as the original source, it’s a 2!
• Would I do it again? yes. I need to try it again so I can get it right, but it really didn’t matter to the girls. They still thought it was adorable and ate it all up!
• What I would do differently: make it better!
• Items used: eggs, pancakes, chocolate chips for eyes, and a small piece of orange for the nose, plus the adorable idea and recipe from: http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/peeping-pancake-breakfast.html
Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 123: get crafty/ simple easter craft, gift, decor, treats/ cute “bunny noses” aka jelly beans in a mason jar with free printable!

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Project: day 123: get crafty/ simple easter craft, gift, decor, treats/ cute “bunny noses” aka jelly beans in a mason jar with free printable!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, they are too cute! I will have to do more to give as gifts for sure!
• What I would do differently: make more! 😉
• Items used: mason jar, starburst jelly beans, ribbons and twine, and free printable “bunny noses” labels from: http://www.sheskindacrafty.com/2011/04/easter-spring-free-printables.html

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 121: baking away/ spring/ Easter Cinnabunnies (cinnamon rolls shaped like bunny rabbits!))

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    • Project: day 121: baking away/ spring/ Easter Cinnabunnies (cinnamon rolls shaped like bunny rabbits!))
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! The girls absolutely loved these (I mean who wouldn’t want icing and sprinkles first thing in the morning?!)
  • What I would do differently: I’m sure the creative mind would think of doing all sorts of cute things with these (Megan, Aunt Cindy), but me, nada! 😉
  • Items used: cinnamon rolls, raisins, slivered almonds, icing, sprinkles, and adorable idea and recipe from: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/silly-cinnabunnies/a408bd86-a9b9-4915-aa9d-7a1ef5503cd1

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 119: cooking it up/ simple, but yummy SPAGHETTI AGLIO, OLIO, E PEPERONCINO (spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes)

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Source: yumsugar.com via Karie on Pinterest

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  • Project: day 119: cooking it up/ simple, but yummy SPAGHETTI AGLIO, OLIO, E PEPERONCINO (spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes)
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1 (even for me!)
  • Would I do it again? on a night when you have a lot going on, but you still want to do something homemade versus store bought or drive through, this is a defintie recipe to remember. The simplicity of the flavors is hard to resist!
  • What I would do differently: it was a touch spicy for the girls, so I had to add a bit of butter to theirs 😉
  • Items used: yummy recipe from: http://www.yumsugar.com/Spaghetti-Garlic-Olive-Oil-Chili-Flakes-21398824

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 116: baking away/ super cute Peep smore’s for Easter, adorable!!

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  • Project: day 116: baking away/ super cute Peep smore‘s for Easter, adorable!!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? YES! The girls loved these (of course they did, there was chocolate ;), and they are too cute!
  • What I would do differently: we just microwaved them and it worked out perfectly, but actually doing them with our fire pit would have been pretty awesome too
  • Items used: graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate bar, different colored Peeps, and the adorable idea from: http://eclecticrecipes.com/peeps-smores-for-easter

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂