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CMYK Inspired Baby Shower, part 1 {Make it Monday: Crepe Paper Chandeliers, decorations, and tissue paper pom poms!

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CMYK Baby Shower: Hey Baby Chalkboard sign/display, and the proud momma to be!

CMYK Baby Shower: Hey Baby Chalkboard sign/display!

CMYK Baby Shower: Crepe paper decorations and tissue paper pom poms

CMYK Baby Shower: Crepe paper decorations and tissue paper pom poms

CMYK Baby Shower: Crepe paper chandelier

CMYK Baby Shower: Crepe paper chandelier

CMYK Baby Shower: Crepe paper chandelier

CMYK Baby Shower: Crepe paper chandelier

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: CMYK Inspired Baby Shower, part 1 {Make it Monday: Crepe Paper Chandeliers, decorations, and tissue paper pom poms!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3- just time-consuming, but had a lot of help!
• Time: 1 day to do prepare for the whole party- includes the other parts of the shower
• Would I do it again? Well of course! This shower was for my sister Megan who is expecting in September. So grateful to be able to help celebrate in Canada with her!
• What I would do differently: nothing! Meg wanted a CMYK inspired shower which is basically, according to Wikipedia: “CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black).”

CMYK color image

• Items used: crepe paper and tissue paper in yellow, magenta, and blue, and the adorable ideas inspired from: Domestic Ease , Housing a Forest , and ipinterest

Have you done any parties from Pinterest lately? What’s inspiring you, I’d love to see it in a comment below 🙂
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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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Taste it Tuesday: Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Poppers, perfect for The Fourth!

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Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Jalapeno Cream Cheese Crescent Poppers, perfect for The Fourth!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2, such a super simple appetizer to bring to any party
• Time: about 30 minutes
• Would I do it again? yes, these were SO yummy!
• What I would do differently: We love spice in my house and we added a few more of the jalapeno to our mix, but for others you might want to take out a few!
• Items used: wonderful recipe from: tastykitchen.com

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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Taste it Tuesday: Summer time outdoor party with Strawberry Shortcake on a stick and Cucumber & Mint Infused water!

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Strawberry Shortcake on a stick! Yummy!

Cucumber, Lemon & Mint-infused water.

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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• Project: Taste it Tuesday: Summer time outdoor party with Strawberry Shortcake on a stick and Cucumber & Mint Infused water!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 for the water and 3 for the shortcake (took a bit of time to layer each stick 😉
• Time: about 5 minutes for the water and 20 minutes for the shortcakes 🙂
• Would I do it again? yes and I have already done the cucumber water again!
• What I would do differently: get a smaller cookie cutter for the shortcakes 🙂
• Items used: cucumber water: water cucumbers, mint, lime and recipe from kimbercrafts.wordpress.com , strawberry shortcakes: strawberries, Grands Biscuits, cool whip, and recipe from  ladybehindthecurtain.com

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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day 98: get crafty/ Hayden’s spa sleepover birthday/ cricut craft decorations!

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• Project: day 98: get crafty/ Hayden’s spa sleepover birthday/ cricut craft decorations!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3. Ok, I know it’s probably easy for a lot of people, but it was my very first Cricut craft I finally broke down and got one, and was throughly impressed!
• Would I do it again? yes, and I’m sure I will be doing many more in the near future!
• What I would do differently: I was definitely learning when I was doing this, and have the time I really didn’t know what I was doing, so I’m sure I will eventually learn to do many things differently!
• Items used:

wonderful idea from: http://partypops.blogspot.com/2011/01/teenage-queen-carlys-thirteen.html

my new Cricut mini machine, white and black cardstock, Recollections stack pack in All Girl 😉

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

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

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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 88: get crafty/ subway art/ free Easter printables/ getting ready for spring!

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Project: day 88: get crafty/ subway art/ free Easter printables/ getting ready for spring!
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1
• Would I do it again? yes. These super easy and cute printables are perfect to get ready for spring/easter. We’re moving soon, so I’m trying to get started on Easter party ideas and decor before it gets to crazy! Yes that’s right, another crazy, pinterest inspired party coming your way!
• What I would do differently: nothing at all!
• Items used: webesites for the adorable free printables: http://www.stayathomeartist.com/2011/03/free-easter-butterfly-printable.html

http://www.craftaholicsanonymous.net/easter-subway-art-printable-guest

previous post on diy chalkboard spray paint frame: http://ipinterest.me/2012/01/09/day-40-outdoors-we-will-goget-crafty-diy-chalkboard-spray-paint-message-board-frame/

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 81: baking away/ super easy and delicious chocolate dipped Oreo truffles

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• Project: day 81: baking away/ super easy and delicious chocolate dipped Oreo truffles
Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 1 (and I didn’t mess it up… I think!)
• Would I do it again? oh yes! They were actually too good! I will definitely have to pass these off so I don’t eat them all.
• What I would do differently: nothing at all! We halved the recipe since we we’re making them just for fun, but they are definitely party worthy. Amazing!
• Items used: recipe from:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/easy-oreo-truffles/

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, divided
  • 1 (8 ounce) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, melted

Directions

  1. Crush 9 of the cookies to fine crumbs in food processor; reserve for later use. (Cookies can also be finely crushed in a resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin.) Crush remaining 36 cookies to fine crumbs; place in medium bowl. Add cream cheese; mix until well blended. Roll cookie mixture into 42 balls, about 1-inch in diameter.
  2. Dip balls in chocolate; place on wax paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover chocolate can be stored at room temperature for another use.) Sprinkle with reserved cookie crumbs.
  3. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Store leftover truffles, covered, in refrigerator.

Until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 76: get crafty/ baking away/ Happy Valentine’s Day with the kiddos/ rice krispy pops & a valentine’s breakfast!

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Karie J 🙂

day 59: baking away/get crafty/ fashionable kiddo/ crafty kiddo/ Morgan’s 3rd birthday, Minnie Mouse theme, completed!!

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• Project: day 59: baking away/get crafty/ fashionable kiddo/ crafty kiddo/ Morgan’s 3rd birthday, Minnie Mouse theme, completed!!
• Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 5, ok, I put in a ton of work completing this party, but it was totally worth it! The kiddos had a blast, and the look on Morgan’s face throughout was priceless!!
• Would I do it again? YES!
• What I would do differently: remember to bring our fresh flowers we bought that coordinated with the theme, remember the ice cream scooper, buy more plates, make more pom-poms, remember to bring the boy themed goodie bags 😉
• Items used: all recipes and individual posts to come on the items made that haven’t been posted on yet 😉 Hey I need to save some for many days of pinteresting! 🙂
until ipinterest tomorrow!
Karie J 🙂

day 58: get crafty/ minnie mouse table decor, treat favors, diy lollipop tree

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  • Project: day 58: get crafty/ minnie mouse table decor, treat favors, diy lollipop tree for Morgan’s 3rd birthday party (even great for valentine’s day, or any occasion really!)!
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2 (probably a 3 if I didn’t get help from my ever crafty Aunt Cindy)
  • Would I do it again? yes, it is too cute!
  • What I would do differently:maybe go smaller so it didn’t take quite as long to do!
  • Items used: regular old clay pot spray painted black,  styrofoam ball, ribbons and flowers (all from Michael’s), pink themed valentine’s Tootsie roll pops (Fry’s grocery store and Oriental Trading)

until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂