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It’s February already?!

7 Feb

It seems like we were JUST in the midst of all of the holiday fun!  Now…January has breezed by and we are a full week into February!  Where does the time go?

I had plans to make these super cute Valentines  I saw at Dandee, for my sweet boy’s class, but I started to run out of time and to be honest, he didn’t quite understand the play on words.  Maybe we will revisit the idea in a few years for one of the girls.

I wanted to stick with the bracelet idea because I don’t really like to give food items since we have a few allergies in our class and I also don’t like to constantly load the kids up with extra sugar.  I was able to find premade friendship bracelets for a great price on Amazon and VistaPrint was having a sale on their Valentine cards!  I used a hole punch to make slots to hold the bracelets, and we were done in just a few minutes.

V front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VistaPrint always does a great job.  These were on a nice, heavy cardstock and were full-color on both sides.

V back

 

 

 

Little-man was glad to be able to personalize each one with his friends’ names.  I was happy because of the cost!  Each card with bracelet only cost about 30¢!

I hope you all have a Happy Valentine’s Day!  I’d love to know what special projects you are doing to celebrate.

Fear not, my Twinkie loving friends…

17 Nov

I am a huge lover of books.  Actual books.  Though I adore my Kindle and Kindle Fire, I still can’t let go of the huge bookcase full of books in the garage.  When I can see how many pages I’ve read and pace myself as I read the remaining pages, I feel like I read faster.  I do the same thing with mileage when we take long car trips – it drives my husband crazy!

Many, many years ago, I purchased a cookbook; not odd, since I love cooking and will actually read through every single page of a cookbook as soon as I get it home.  However, this was not a cookbook that would have normally appealed to my tastes.  It was a cookbook with recipes that emulate “America’s Favorite Foods”, as quoted on their website.  I am not a huge fan of fast-food, but I was so intrigued by this book, that I had to have a copy!  Lucky for my Twinkie-loving friends, I remembered this book and can share it with you now.

Unless you are living under a rock, you have likely heard that the Hostess shutdown has prompted a run on Twinkies across America.  In this age of Pinterest, DIY and everything about homemade anything, it should be no problem for the crafty, cooking folk to whip up a batch of homemade Twinkies!

I have not tried this recipe myself, but with all the talk about Twinkies in the last 24 hours or so, I may give it a go.  If you are like me and need to have the book, it is sold on the author’s website and on Amazon.

This recipe is from Todd Wilbur’s book, Top Secret Recipes.

Top Secret Recipe’s Version of Hostess Twinkie 

You will need a spice bottle, approximately the size of a Twinkie, ten 12×14-inch pieces of aluminum foil, a cake decorator or pastry bag, and a chopstick.

*It should be noted that the author has updated the crème filling recipe, here is the link.

I imagine you could also make these in a muffin tin, and save some of the time of setting up the forms – but if you are a die-hard, classic Twinkie eater…knock yourself out!  If you end up making these, let me know how they turn out!

Time to Get Crafty

25 Sep
Ever since we got our Keurig brewer, I have realized that our coffee cups are rather small.  They are also pretty plain!  I suppose it’s time to get crafty!

I came across this site this morning and LOVE their ideas!  I’m looking forward to trying out a few new painting projects; maybe it will even help cross a few people off my holiday shopping list!  Wish me luck – I’ll let you know how it goes!

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