Friday, November 30, 2012

DIY Scrap Fabric Light Up Banner

I love decorating for Christmas.. and I have waaaayyy too many ornaments so this year I thought it would be fun to use some of them to make this light up banner for my mantel!
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Want to make one?  It was super easy!
100 string of lights
scrap fabric
(old) ornaments 
Start by cutting your fabric your into strips that are 8" long and 1" wide. 
Then tie your strips and ornaments onto your lights.  I tied one per section.
Then hang up and Enjoy! 
I love the way the ornaments sparkle in the lights and it even looks cute when its not lit up!
Have you started decorating for the Holidays yet?
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Have your bananas gone rotten?  Are they just BEGGING to be made into banana bread?  Well why not make some delicious Pumpkin Banana Bread.. Yum!


3 overripe bananas
2 eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups pumpkin
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsps vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps pumpkin pie spice

Start by combining bananas, eggs, oil, pumpkin, honey, sugar and vanilla in your mixer.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking power and soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.  

Add the wet to the dry ingredients.
Pour into two loaf pans
 and bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours
 or until your knife comes out clean from the center.
Then share
and enjoy!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Pink Hippo Party #106

Happy Monday Pink Hippos!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.. I know we did.. and THEN we had a whirlwind round trip 20 hour drive in 2 days to pick up this precious little girl!
That's right this is our NEW Vizsla puppy Penny!
So please excuse my lack of features this week as I haven't slept in 3 days!
But we ALL love her...
even the boy who didn't WANT a dog!
So hope you share, link up, grab a button and be a follower!
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Features will be up later this week when I catch up on some sleep!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie .. Oh MY!

Happy Thanksgiving!  
Today I am sharing with you an A-mazing pie recipe that we are bringing for Thanksgiving.. 
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.. Oh MY!
Here's how to make it so your family and guests will  be thankful for you!

1 pie crust (mine is from scratch..yay)

1 cup white sugar
1 cup light corn syrup 
1 stick butter
4 eggs
1/4 cup bourbon
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup special dark chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Start by combining sugar, corn syrup and butter in a small saucepan.
Stir constantly over medium heat until butter melts. 
Set aside to cool. 
In a separate bowl combine eggs, bourbon, vanilla and salt.
Whisk together with a fork.
Slowly temper your corn syrup mixture into the egg so that you don't end up with scrambled egg pie!
Add your dark chocolate chips and pecans. 
Stir and pour into your pie crust.
Bake for 50 minutes in a 350 degree oven,
 let it cool and enjoy with your family!

Once your are full grab your wallet and coat 
(if on the East coast) and head out for your Black Friday shopping extravaganza.. 
after all it IS tradition!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pink Hippo Party #105

Happy Monday Pink Hippos.. phew last week was one CRAZY busy week!  I have been babysitting on of my besties 4 month old lovey, had a craft show Thursday night (might get my picture in the paper!), a Girl Scout meeting  on Friday,
 2 soccer parties
 on Saturday and a wine making dinner date with the hubs (bonus!) and yesterday was the 
Mom's vs Boys Flag Football Game..
 and here we are back at Monday on the week of Thanksgiving.. I think I need a day off!
Now on to this week's fabulous Features!
First up is Jeannine at The Concrete Cottage  who made this
gorgeous Pillow from napkins.
Next up is Amy at While Wearing Heels who created this
Fabulous Pottery Barn Advent Calendar Knockoff (you know I'm a sucker for PB knockoffs!)
And Last is Amy at One Artsy Mama   who made these
super cute Turkey Thanksgiving Favors with her little crafter.
Now it's your turn to be featured.. link up.. grab a button.. be a follower.. and share some love!

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

DIY Upcycled Gift Card Holder

Gift cards are fun for everyone.. but I always feel like they need something fun to be given in.. so I made this one from an upcycled cereal box!
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Want to make one for someone special?  It's super easy!
Cereal Box
Paper Mod Podge
Foam Brush 
Scrapbook Paper
Paper Score Board and Scorer 
Letter Punches (optional)
Start by cutting out your gift card base from your cereal box.
Then trace a penny at each corner
 so that you have pretty rounded edges.
Then trace onto scrapbook paper.
Next cut it out and Mod Podge it 
onto the front and back of your base.
Next trace your card holder on the scoring board.
Then cut it out and fold on the lines.
Add your Mod Podge to the folded edges and bottom.
Press it onto the base and rub so that it sticks well.
Now add your decoration and personalize it for your teacher, boss, friend!
And don't forget to slip in a gift card!
Happy Shopping!
Don't forget you can snag some of my stuff at 25% off with the code yellowfriday at Pinkapotamus
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