Monday, January 28, 2013

Surprise Giveaway for You~

Happy Monday Pink Hippos!  Surprise!

Welcome to the Be My Valentine Giveaway Event. 
Pinkapotamus teamed up with To Sew With Love to bring you this event.

Hosted by To Sew With Love
Co-hosted by To Cook With LoveRandom Deals

A special thanks to our truly fabulous online shop owners for sponsoring this event.
There is almost $600 in total of prizes! 
There are 20 prizes and 20 winners by the end of this giveaway!

One winner, $25 GC, Open to the US - Ja'diour Couture Tots 

One winner, $25 GC plus FREE shipping, Open to the US - Melbows Place

One winner, $25 GC Open to the US, Bling Your Heart Out

One winner, headband and necklace set + Free shipping, Open to the US - Ella Bella Boutique


One winner, $25 GC, Open to US & Canada - D & R Creations 

One winner, Surprise Dress (winner's choice of size from 6M - 7T) valued at $31 and up plus FREE shipping, Open to the US and Canada - Joey Dresses by Amy Rey


One winner, $50 GC, Open to the WW + Free Shipping - Strawberry Rose Petti Tutu Couture Collection

One winner, 3-pack pattern valued at $25, Open to Worldwide - Create Kids Couture 

One winner, $30 GC, Open to worldwide - Rhinestones & Ruffles Boutique
One winner, 5-pack pdf sewing patterns, Open to Worldwide - Tie Dye Diva Patterns 

One winner, $35 GC (shipping included), Open to Worldwide - Little Lizard King 
One winner, Lilac blanket valued at $33 (shipping included), Open to Worldwide - Kirinati 

One winner, 5 patterns pack valued at $25, Open to Worldwide - Squishy Cute Designs 

One winner, Two $15 GC (can be used one time or separately, excludes shipping costs), Open to  Worldwide - A Ray of Stitches 

One winner, $45 GC, Open to Worldwide - Raggedy Baby Gifts

One winner, $25 valued pattern pack, Open to Worldwide - Sew Sweet Patterns

One winner, $25 GC, Open to Worldwide - Sonya DeHart Design 

3 winners, any of the three pdf sewing patterns, Open to Worldwide - Maria Palito USA

One winner, 20€ GC, Open to Mainland Spain, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta, Melilla and Portugal - Maria Lunarillos, S.L.

One winner, Krill Oil pack valued at $29.55 plus FREE shipping, Open to Australia, Canada, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, NewZealand, Singapore, Switzerland, U.A.E., UK and USA - Krill Oil

If you'd like to win any of those prizes, all you have to do is enter via the Rafflecopter form below. There is only one mandatory entry but the more optional entries you do, the more chances you have in winning! And don't forget about the DAILY entries which will earn you +5 points per day! 

This giveaway will end on February 6, 2012 23:59 EST. Winners will be contacted through their email and will have 48 hrs. to claim their prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. Winning entry will be verified.

Have fun and good luck!

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A + S Happily Ever After V-day Sign

A + S Happily Ever After!
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Yup, that's me and the hubs because obviously Pinkapotamus is NOT my real name.. nope me and the hubs are Amie and Sean.  And in my hubby I have found my home and my happily ever after.
So here is my silly sign 
and a tutorial on how you can make one too!
Frame (I used Ikea mirror and popped out the mirror)
Wood People shapes (could make paper ones too!)
Acrylic Paint
Wood Heart
Scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
Wood Letters and small Heart
Glue (craft or hot pick your poison!)
Martha Stewart Craft punches
Start by painting your frame the color of your choice.
I chose Pink, hot Pink.
Paint your little people.
Paint your letters and mini heart.
Paint your medium sized heart brown so it looks like a piece of a tree.
Once all your painty pieces are dry started "dressing" your mini people.  I decided to dress mine in V-day casual..

 you know a cute dress for me and jeans and a t-shirt for him... (sorry I'm kind of a sucker for jeans and a t-shirt!)
Next I Mod Podged the wood paper to the medium wood heart.  
Then I glued the A heart S onto the medium heart and Mod Podged 08 on it too.

Then it was time to Mod Podge the doily onto the frame
and glue the wood heart to the doily.
Then I hot glued my Peeps onto the frame.
Next I Mod Podged a Happily Ever After sign to the top.
Last I added a V-day heart ribbon to the back and hung it up.
Think the hubs will notice my silliness when he gets home?
p.s.  I found the tree plaque on Plaid by 
Amy Anderson from Mod Podge Rocks
I shared it on my Pinterest Love Day Board
I am sharing with

Blissful and Domestic
Lil’ Mrs. Tori

Monday, January 21, 2013

Pink Hippo Party #111

Happy Monday Pink Hippos!
I have been SUPER busy these past couple weeks working on Orders and, 
orders and 
OrDeRs oh MY! 
Thanks so much for joining in the fun each week.. 
I can't WAIT to see what to see what you have created, crafted, decorated, baked or cooked this week!
Grab a button, link up, be a follower and share some LOVE!
Pink Hippo Party


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stuffed Peppers or the BEST Italian Chili without the Pepper!

I haven't made Stuffed Peppers in years.. but tonight I just HAD the urge to make them... um so I DiD!  
And, boy was I a happy GIRL! 
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Want to make some for your family?  Here's my recipe:
2lbs chop meat (I use 93% lean)
8 peppers (color of your choice)
1 onion
1 large can Crushed tomatoes with basil
1/2 cup red wine
2 tsp italian seasoning
1 tsp basil
salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 cups rice
1 cup mozzarella cheese

1 cup bread crumbs
3 tbls butter
1 tbls olive oil
sprinkle of parmesan
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Start by cutting the tops off your peppers and boiling them for  5 minutes.   Drain and put in a large baking pan.
Set aside.
Make 2 1/2 cups of rice season to taste.  I like to use olive oil and sea salt. 
In a large pan saute chop meat with salt.  Then saute onion and pieces of chopped pepper leftover from the tops.  Deglaze with red wine.   Then add can of chopped tomatoes, italian seasoning, basil and salt and pepper to taste.  Simmer on low.
Toss in your rice and stir. 
Then add 1 cup of cheese 
and stir until combined.
Check out THAT Cheesy Goodness!
At this point you two options:
1.  put in a casserole dish and heat up for the BEST Italian Chili EVER
2.  Stuff those peppers!
Now make your bread crumb topping by combining bread crumbs, parmesan, melted butter and olive oil in a small bowl.
Hands work best for topping your peppers.
Loosely cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Take them out of the oven and top with cheese.
Then pop them back in the oven for 10 minutes or until the bread crumbs are browned and the cheese is melted.
We served ours up with a baby lettuce salad and some bread.. 
Perfect for a Sunday night dinner.. 
or ANY other night of the week!
I am sharing with

The Girl Creative