Tag Archives: New Year

day 34: organizational chaos/ kiddo chore chart!

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MY TAKE:

FROM PINTEREST:

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Project: day 34: organizational chaos/ kiddo chore chart!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, it was very easy, looks cute, and hopefully she’ll use it!
• What I would do differently: also print out a family rules chart…maybe another organizational day. We have one in the girls room, but it really does not go with this new chart, so we must do a new one! 😉
• Items used: printable chore chart: http://suttongrace.blogspot.com/2011/03/chore-chart.html , sheet protector, clip board with fancy paper, and fun beads; hot-glued (any craft stores such as JoAnn‘s, Michael’s, or Hobby Lobby)!
until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 31: baking away/ New Year’s 2012 chocolate dipped strawberries, with or without kiddos!

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MY TAKE:

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FROM PINTEREST (a combination of the two below):

Source: kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com via Karie on Pinterest

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  • Project: day 31: baking away/ New Year‘s 2012 chocolate dipped strawberries, with or without kiddos!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2
  • Would I do it again? yes, it tastes so good, you definitely cannot stop at one!
  • What I would do differently: according to the recipe it said to use semi-sweet, which we did, but unfortunately the white chocolate was the only one that set up and drizzled well, not sure why! Bigger strawberries would have been better as well, but hey, they still tasted really good 😉
  • Items used: Food Network Chocolate Covered Strawberry, 5-star recipe
  • Ingredients
    • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
    • 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
    • 1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well

    Directions

    Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heat-proof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)

    Once the chocolates are melted and smooth, remove from the heat. Line a sheet pan with parchment or waxed paper. Holding the strawberry by the stem, dip the fruit into the dark chocolate, lift and twist slightly, letting any excess chocolate fall back into the bowl. Set strawberries on the parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Dip a fork in the white chocolate and drizzle the white chocolate over the dipped strawberries.

    Set the strawberries aside until the chocolate sets, about 30 minutes.

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

Won my first award!

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Check it out on this wonderful single mother of the cutest little girl: http://bumpyroadtobubba.com/2011/12/29/playing-catch-up-aka-awards-season-part-2/

“Like a lot of people, I’ve discovered Pinterest and have lost hours to it. The final blogger I’d like to introduce you to today is a wife and mumma of two who has set herself a year long challenge: to find something that interests her on Pinterest and attempt her own take on it – craft, baking, fashion, or whatever else she finds. She’s only just started the journey and I’m really enjoying it. I’m sure you will too! https://ipinterest.wordpress.com/ ”

day 30: fashionable momma/ winter holiday date night outfit/ New Year’s

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MY TAKE:

FROM PINTEREST:

Source: nyheter24.se via Karie on Pinterest

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Project: day 30: fashionable momma/ winter holiday date night outfit/ New Year‘s

• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes, it was cute and comfy!
• What I would do differently: dress it up more with an up-do and shoes with color 😉
• Items used: Statement necklace: Sosie, black sweater: Rubbish from Nordstrom, leggings: Tart, shoes: Enzo Angiolini, watch: Chanel
until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 26: cooking it up/ Holiday Gouda Cheese Fondue, New Year’s appetizer

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  • Project: day 26: cooking it up/ Holiday Gouda Cheese Fondue, New Year‘s appetizer
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
  • Would I do it again? yes, it was a big hit, so yummy!
  • What I would do differently: we did not do the herbed crostini, but rather did vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, red bell peppers), salami, and crusty french bread.
  • Items used:

Gouda Cheese Fondu Recipe:

Ingredients

  • Fondue:
  • 1 lb. Gouda, cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ¼ cup cornstarch, enough to coat the cheese
  • Kosher or sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Grated nutmeg to taste
  • Shot of Tabasco (we used Cholula, our favorite!)
  • 2 tablespoons Kirsch or Sherry
  • Crostini:
  • ½ sourdough baguette
  • ¼ stick butter
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • Fresh herbs of choice (basil, oregano, sage, rosemary)

Preparation

Fondue:

Smash the garlic cloves and rub inside of heavy saucepan; then discard the garlic.

Put saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat and add the white wine, scraping with a wooden spoon to dissolve the garlic residue. Toss the Gouda cubes in a small bowl with cornstarch, add the cheese to the saucepan and melt; stir to prevent scorching. When melted, add the tomato, basil, Kirsch or Sherry, nutmeg and Tabasco. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve with crostini.

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂