Poofy Cheeks: April 2013

April 29, 2013

Cinco De Mayo Banner

Cinco de Mayo is next week and after eating at a local Mexican restaurant over the weekend I was inspired to create a few fun banners. A little useless information before we begin - the day I made the banners I happened to be wearing a matching neon green dress (which I scored at Ross for $6 I might add) and I had a five and three year old who were dying to show me their photography skills. I now have a zillion photos of myself wearing this cheap neon dress but I will spare you and only include two.

Cinco de Mayo Banner with silhouette files

For this banner you will need a silhouette to cut out the shapes. I am giving you the dxf files for this banner HERE and HERE. (These files are for personal use only and can not be sold or used to make a banner you will sell. If you take a picture of your banner in a matching dress please share.) The first file is the shape on the left and the second one is the shape on the right. In order for this to work you need to resize the shape on the right to be smaller and fit inside the bigger scalloped edge shape.

Cinco de Mayo Banner with silhouette files

I used a pack of letter sized neon cardstock but this file would also make an awesome patriotic banner if you did it in red, white and blue! The picture below shows the shapes after I finished cutting them all out. I used my hole punch to put holes on the tops of each banner and then rubber cement to glue the semi circle stripe. After the glue dried I used bakers twine to string them up.

Cinco de Mayo Banner with silhouette files

Cinco de Mayo Banner with silhouette files

Cinco de Mayo Banner with silhouette files

Cinco de Mayo Banner with silhouette files

Cinco de Mayo Banner with silhouette files

Cinco de Mayo Banner with silhouette files

Now all I need is a bowl of chips and salsa with a tall margarita!

Cinco de Mayo Banner with silhouette files

Stop by tomorrow for a bright and festive Cinco de Mayo pennant banner.

Enjoy,

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April 28, 2013

Baked Rosemary Feta Potatoes

A while back I found a recipe on Pinterest for baked rosemary feta potatoes and I tried it. It was amazing – some of the best potatoes I have ever made in my kitchen. The problem was that when I went back to find the recipe I couldn’t. The link went to a blog that said it had moved. I searched fort it and found the blog again but I could not find the recipe. It took me a few times but I finally recreated them and Mike, my husband, is so happy. You see Mike, my husband, has a love for feta cheese so when I make these he is practically licking the pan to make sure none of the cheesy goodness goes to waste.

Baked Rosemary Feta Potatoes

Baked Rosemary Feta Potatoes

Baked Rosemary Feta Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • Sprig of fresh rosemary
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 10-12 petite red potatoes – washed
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese

Directions:

  • Turn the oven on to 450 degrees.
  • Use a fork to poke holes in the potatoes. Lay them on a foil lined baking sheet with the holes facing up.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the top of the potatoes and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes and cut an ‘x’ into them. Use a clean towel to gently push down on the potatoes making them smash open.
  • Drizzle more olive oil over the tops and also sprinkle the feta cheese and rosemary leaves over them. Return to the oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Baked Rosemary Feta Potatoes

Baked Rosemary Feta Potatoes

Baked Rosemary Feta Potatoes

Baked Rosemary Feta Potatoes

Enjoy,

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April 27, 2013

Banana Split Pie

Banana Split Pie

Last weekend we had some friends who came all the way from North Carolina to help us out while Delilah was in the hospital. Saturday night when we got to bring her home we went to my parents house where everyone had prepared an awesome dinner. (Especially awesome when the only thing you have eaten for the past five days is hospital food!) Our friend Shauna made an especially amazing dessert – Banana Split Pie. I had seconds and took a piece to go which I then ate for breakfast the next morning. Even my husband said we needed to get the recipe and he isn’t a big desserts guy. This dessert is great for warmer months and is SO yummy!

Banana Split Pie - #dessert #summer #pie

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese – softened
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of milk
  • graham cracker crust
  • 1/2 tub of thawed cool whip
  • 2 bananas
  • 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple – drained
  • cherries and nuts to garnish

Banana Split Pie - #dessert #summer #pie

Directions:

  • Slice the bananas and layer into the crust.
  • Mix the cream cheese, milk and powdered sugar beating until smooth. Spread over the bananas.
  • Then layer the pineapple and cool whip.
  • Garnish with cherries and nuts and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.

Banana Split Pie - #dessert #summer #pie

Banana Split Pie - #dessert #summer #pie

Banana Split Pie - #dessert #summer #pie

Banana Split Pie - #dessert #summer #pie

Banana Split Pie - #dessert #summer #pie

Banana Split Pie - #dessert #summer #pie

Banana Split Pie - #dessert #summer #pie

Enjoy,

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April 26, 2013

Personalized Baby Wipes Case

I am not super crazy when it comes to being green although I do recycle anything that can be recycled and try to reuse a lot of things too. With my son Mason I started to realize just how many plastic wipe containers I was going through and I knew there had to be an alternative. I decided to take my big plastic container and personalize it with vinyl. Then when I needed more wipes I would buy the larger refill pack because I wouldn’t waste the plastic containers AND the large refill packs were cheaper.

Personalized Baby Wipes Container

I have found that these make awesome baby shower gifts because everyone loves a personalized gift and after they outgrow diapers and wipes these plastic containers are great for storing things like color crayons, action figures and so much more!

To make your own you just need a vinyl cutting machine such as a cricut or silhouette and vinyl. Measure your wipes case and then cut the name to that size. I usually just eyeball the letters when putting them on, but you can also use the vinyl transfer paper so that the letters are applied perfectly spaced and even.

Personalized Baby Wipes Container

Personalized Baby Wipes Container

So I want to know – do you have a silhouette, cricut, or neither?

Enjoy,

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