Wednesday, November 26, 2014

personalized brownie lover gift

So, when I was in my late teens, early twenties, a had a particular group of friends that for some reason, really liked brownies.
I mean, obviously, what's not to like, right?
But really, it was the "thing" that we did. We'd go over somewhere (I seem to remember it usually being my house) and we'd mix up some brownies while we chatted, let them bake while we continued to gab, and talked more while we ate them. This was fairly common, so much so that we got to the point where I didn't have to tell them where anything was to bake, they just knew where things were. I think they even stopped asking if we could make brownies, they just would start making them.
Yes, those are the awesome type of friends I have.
And we just won't talk about that fact that one of them is now the co-creator of a very popular fitness company and website... ahem, you know who you are.
Hey, it's all about balance people. I can totally have as many brownies as I want; as long as the only other thing I eat is lettuce and lean chicken. ;)
So anyway, one of those friends recently had a birthday and I just happened to be in town at the same time. What are the odds, right? To commemorate the occasion, I thought I would give her a small gift to celebrate my brownie loving friend.

I went and picked up a Pyrex and a brownie mix from the store... Ghirardelli... only the good stuff for the birthday girl. ;)
I etched her initial on the side and etched "{K___'s brownies}" on the bottom. Which I realize now people won't be able to see until the pan has been eaten into... so, oops, diy fail. BUt that's okay! It will still be humorous so it's all good!

Then I just nestled the brownie mix in there and tied some twine around it and called it done.
I'm hoping for some thank you brownies in the mail. ;)


Monday, November 24, 2014

10+ pies to make for the holidays

I am not the biggest fan of pie in the world, but have you heard of a pumpple cake yet? I pinned {this} a couple of years ago and I swear that one of these years I will make one.
By the way, let's add pumpple to the list of unappetizing dessert names, along with Dump Cake and Poke cake.
Anyway, there are some pies that are amazing and delicious, and since this is the season for pies (I wonder why that is?), I thought I'd share a roundup of  pies to make for Thanksgiving, or any time of year! You know,  just in case you haven't decided what to make for dessert this year.
Of course, if you live in the Philadelphia area you can always go to the Flying Monkey and buy a pumpple cake.

Friday, November 21, 2014

annual holiday giveaway!

I have had gained so many new followers lately, and I'd like to say thank you so much!!
If you're somewhat new, you might not know that every year since starting this blog I have had a giveaway for a pair of handmade baby leg warmers around Thanksgiving time; it's just my way of saying thanks and letting you participate in some Black Friday shopping from the comfort of your own home (without spending any money, lol).
I think it's the appropriate giveaway item for this blog since I really do LOVE them, and they were the first thing I posted about on here! They really are great stocking stuffers for your little guy or gal, and in addition to being super cute, are so dang practical for keeping legs warm during diaper changes and protecting knees for little crawlers!

This year, in addition to this adorbs pair of aqua argyle print baby leg warmers (one size fits most 3-18+ months, I've even put my daughter in a pair at 22 months!), I am giving away a $10 Michaels gift card, because one just opened in our somewhat little city and I am over the moon about it!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

{PS and fine print: The giveaway runs from November 21 through December 1. This is my first time using Rafflecopter to choose the winners so hopefully all goes as it should! This giveaway is available in the US and Canada only, since those are the places Michaels Craft stores are. :) }