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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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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

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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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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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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“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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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 🙂