Saturday, December 31, 2011

Top 11 Posts of 2011!

2011 has been a very Interesting year.. we have had our ups and downs, babies born and loved ones lost and now it is time to put another year behind us. 
So here are my Top 11 of 2011!
And the Top Post of 2011 is ....
Happy New Year's to all of my followers and friends!  May you be blessed in happiness in  2012!
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Friday, December 30, 2011

Super Hero Name Sign.. Pow!

Awhile back some of you may remember.. I started converting my boy's bedroom from pirate to superhero.. with this
and this
but uh oh.. in true Pinkapotamus fashion I never finished it.. Oh the horror I know!
So while the kids are on break I thought that it would be fun to revisit the redecorating theme in their room. I thought I would start simple. So here is my Super Hero Name Sign .. POW!
Want to make one? Well here's how.. it was SUPER easy.. and SUPER fun!I started with a small piece of wood.
Then I painted it red.
Then I gave it some quick distressing and blue polka dots (to look like Superman)
Next I made a word bubble and used my Cricut to cut the letters for SEAN.
Then I traced my word bubble onto the wood.
Then I painted the interior of the word bubble yellow.
Next I mod podged Sean into the word bubble and outlined it in black sharpie marker.
Last I added some little stars and found a little boy to give it to!
Hope you have a SUPER day!
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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Miss Pinkapotamus.. Where Have You BEEN?

Well, Pink Hippo fans.. if you are looking for an answer to this most mysterious question.. it is quite simple. 
It all started a few days before Christmas when I got stranded in my kitchen for 2 whole days baking dozens upon dozens of cookies..
 (46 dozen total to be exact.. seriously NOOO exaggeration).. these are the ones just for teacher gifts.
Then there were the orders that had to be shipped before Christmas as they were gifts to good boys and girls!
Then before I knew it BAM Christmas Eve was upon me as was the beginning of the gift giving bonanza...
 and of course a sleepless night of getting ready for Christmas morning..
 which thankfully came this year at the LATE hour of 5 am (usually it is closer to 3 am!?! REALLY)
Then right behind it was Christmas day and of course Christmas dinner and all of the cooking.. and cleaning..  not to mention more gifts...
Then there was the laudry which I almost drowned in ..
and now it is the sweet children
 who are home and want a Mommy to play with all of the toys and games that Santa brought WITH them.
Oh yeah.. and did I mention that during all of this chaos..
Mr. Pinkapotamus was redoing our bathroom (with a little help from me of course!)
So fear not my lovely Pink Hippos.. I will be back in crafting action soon! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your families and that you survived the Christmas crash!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Pink Hippo Party #60!

Happy Monday Pink Hippos!  We had a super busy weekend, cleaning, baking, tiling and of course the Sunday school Nativity Pageant
 and hanging of the greens!  Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend.. I can't wait to se what you have been up to!
Here is this week's most viewed link!
These beautiful Scrapbook paper flower ornaments
Hope you stop by and grab a featured button.. now let's get this party started!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chocolate Chocolate Cordial Cherry Cookies

Hi.. my name is Amie and I am an M&M addict.  Yes.. that's right.. I could sit on the couch with a FAMILY size bag of any kind of M&M and a glass of milk and finish the bag.. BY... MYSELF.  If you open it.. it's going.. going.. gone!
So here are my special cookies created with the new cherry cordial M&M's..
oh my!
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup Cherry Cordial M&M's

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the butter and sugar. 
When fully combined add eggs one at a time. 
Then add vanilla.
In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.
Add to wet ingredients and combine.
Add M&M's and chocolate chips.
 Scoop with an ice cream scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake 14 minutes.
I made mine small since these are refreshments for our Church nativity pageaent.
Have a happy Sunday!
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