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

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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 68: baking away/ minnie mouse cupcakes, super easy!

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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Project: day 68: baking away/ minnie mouse cupcakes, super easy!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, they turned out so cute, were very yummy, and were too easy to not do!
  • What I would do differently:  nothing!
  • Items used: polka-dot cupcake liners, strawberry cake mix by Pillsbury, Pillsbury cream cheese frosting, regular Oreos, mini oreos

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 64: baking away/ chocolate and caramel zebra pretzels for our Minnie Mouse birthday, Valentine’s day, or any day!! Plus easy diy place cards for your dessert table

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Project: day 64: baking away/ chocolate and caramel zebra pretzels for our Minnie Mouse birthday, Valentine’s day, or any day!! Plus easy diy place cards for your dessert table
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): Pretzels: 2 (thanks to my mom and Aunt Cindy for helping me with this, it went really fast!). Place cards: 1
• Would I do it again? yes, they were a huge hit, and the caramel recipe is to die for. I will definitely be making these again.
• What I would do differently: change it up each holiday! Do red and green for Christmas, pink and white for valentines, orange and black for halloween, you name it! The mix of sweet and salty is too good to miss 🙂
• Items used:

Zebra Caramel Pretzels from: http://pattycakesbakery.blogspot.com/2010/10/minnie-mouse-birthday-party.html

First take some of the homemade caramel, roll it out into ropes, and wrap it around your pretzels (I like the Snyders of Hanover pretzels).

Next, dip in white chocolate and allow to dry. In the meantime, melt some black chocolate melts (we could only find chocolate since it wasn’t Halloween time) and put in a ziplock bag. Snip a tiny portion of the corner, and drizzle over your pretzels to make look like zebra stripes.

Homemade Caramel Recipe:

This is a recipe adapted from the Licorice Caramel Recipe found in Candymaking by Kendrick and Atkinson
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Butter a 9-inch square pan and set aside. In a large saucepan combine the sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup, butter, sugar, and salt. Plac over medium heat ad stir until well combined.
Clip on candy thermometer, and cook, stirring constantly to a firm ball stage (242F if at sea level, 232F in Salt Lake/Provo area, and 237F in Las Vegas area–if you live somewhere else you’ll have to do the boiling water test to find out the difference between the boiling temperature at your location vs. sea level to adjust). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into pan and allow to stand at room temp over night.

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 57: get crafty/ diy treat bags for Minnie Mouse birthday party, or any party really!

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Project: day 57: get crafty/ diy treat bags for Minnie Mouse birthday party, or any party really!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, they are very simple, and perfect for a young kiddos birthday.
• What I would do differently: possibly add a bow as well, maybe tomorrow!
• Items used: frosted circus animal crackers, my new “All Girl” cardstock paper stack (yea!), ziplocks (so easy!)
until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 55: get crafty/ minnie mouse birthday party easy decor flower add-ons for cutlery and napkin holder, picture frame, and cupcake stand!

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  • Project: day 55: get crafty/ minnie mouse birthday party easy decor flower add-ons for cutlery and napkin holder, picture frame, and cupcake stand!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes! ALl were such a very quick and simple way to tie in your birthday theme with things that you already have.
  • What I would do differently: nothing really, except to do it to more things!
  • Items used: cupcake stand & polka-dot flowers and ribbons (Michael’s), black frame (Hobby Lobby)

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 52: get crafty/ Morgan’s 3rd birthday party t-shirt, DIY/Minnie Mouse birthday party!

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  • Project: day 52: get crafty/ Morgan’s 3rd birthday party t-shirt, DIY/Minnie Mouse birthday party!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, I might do this, or something like it for each birthday, it’s just too easy and too cute!
  • What I would do differently: nothing, I loved it, and can’t wait to see it on Morgan next weekend!
  • Items used: Nordstrom tank top from Last Chance, yea! Flower clip-on and iron on polka-dot numbers both from Michael’s

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 47: get crafty/ kids party decoration idea/a year in photos, collage

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Project: day 47: get crafty/ kids party decoration idea/a year in photos, collage
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes! It’s a great way to commemorate your child’s past year in photos (or anyone for that matter). We did this for Morgan’s Minnie Mouse birthday party coming up, and I thought what better way to show what she has been doing for this past year, and how much she has grown. It hopefully should be pretty cute with all the fun Minnie Mouse decor!
• What I would do differently: get the photos in black and white!! I meant to but started uploading all of the photos and forgot to change them to black and white. Oh well, next time!
• Items used: instead of waiting to put them up on the day of the party (since we are not having the party at our house, but rather The Little Gym), I thought it would be better if I could make it ahead of time. So I just laid out legal size copy paper, stapled them together to for the number 3, ordered about 70 picture of Morgan all taken since she turned 2 last year until now (you can probably get away with using 40 or so, I didn’t use all of mine), taped the pictures with double sided tape to the paper, and voila! Now I can take it to the party and it will be ready to go!
until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂