Monday, July 30, 2012

Peanut Butter filled Brownies



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 So I was on Pinterest the other day looking for some ideas on a dessert. I saw something similiar to this but done a little differently. I'll show with you what I did and then share at the end, other ways which you can do this.Photobucket 1. First, I just used a store bought brownie mix. Make it according to the package directions.

 2. Then I filled a muffin tin pan with the brownie mixture. I filled each one half full.

 3. I then scooped a chunk of peanut butter on top of each cup.

 4. Last, fill each muffin cup to the top with the rest of the brownie mixture. I made 12 brownies with one package of brownie mixture.

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 There are a couple other ways in which I saw this done. . .

 1. Make the brownies and fill the muffin cups to the top with the brownie mixture and then bake. Instead of putting the peanut butter in before it bakes, wait until you take the brownies out of the oven. The brownies will hopefully sink in the middle. That is where you place the scoop of peanut butter. You can also sprinkle some peanut butter and chocolate chips on top.

 2. Another way is similiar to the way I did it above. Instead of putting a scoop of peanut butter in the middle, place a mini reese's peanut butter cup. Place some brownie mixture on top and then bake.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fourth of July

I know the Fourth of July is gone and past, but I wanted to share some Fourth of July favorites. . .

This girl is my favorite littlest one. . . she was born on the Fourth of July.  This year was especially fun because she got to spend her birthday with all of her cousins.  They all made her cards which she carried around everywhere!

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Making her cupcakes each year is always so fun. . .

A cupcake flag.

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What about red, white and blue cupcakes with toppers.

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What about making Fourth of July crafts?  Another favorite.

Here's a 4x4 flag stack that I made.  I love working with blocks!

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Watching fireworks is another favorite of mine.  This year I had so much fun taking pictures with long exposures.  I had some great shots!

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We tried writing words and drawing things with sparklers-so much fun to capture!

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Hope you had a great Fourth of July!






Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lil' People Birthday Chart

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I shared this project a couple of years ago when I was featured on Poppies at Play.  I have received so many comments from people who liked the idea over these past couple years, that I thought I would put the tutorial on my blog.  

And. . . just the other day, I received an email from someone who found the birthday chart on Pinterest and wanted to know if she could feature my post on the 
Canadian Family Magazine Website.

Uh yeah!

So here is the tutorial. . .



MATERIALS:
Little gingerbread men.  I got mine online at Hobby Lobby.
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Hooks and Eyes
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Board and vinyl lettering
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LET'S GET STARTED!
1.  Paint your little gingerbread men/women.  I color coded them according to family.
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2.  Play around with them because you can't resist. Lil' People dominoes was my favorite!
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3.  Drill holes in the tops and yes, I must say this, the bottoms of your lil' people.  
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Be careful not to drill too far, this could happen. . .
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But don't worry, no matter what mistakes you make, the lil' people will always be smiling at you!
They are quick to forgive.

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After screwing the hooks and eyes in, make sure you put some hooks on the birthday board.

And now, the best part. . .putting the lil' people on.
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Now, I can continue my quest in becoming the best aunt in the world because I will never forget a birthday!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Manion Family Sneak Peak

Meet the Manions. . .

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I know what you are thinking. . .

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This family is so gorgeous they should be on Television!

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Well you are right!  One third of them actually HAS been on television!  Which one, you ask?  

I'm going to make you guess.  . .

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I wonder if I can put down in my portfolio that I have photographed a television star?  

How awesome would I look?  


So awesome.

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I wonder if I could ask for his autograph?

Monday, July 9, 2012

McKissick Family Sneak Peak

Oh the beach!  How I love the beach!  I don't think I have ever had a session at the beach that wasn't lovely!

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The blue sky is so amazing. . .

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The ocean is breathtaking. . .

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The kids always have fun. . .

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I just love the beach!  I can't wait to go again.  

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