Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I got to use the True Random Number Generator to pick the winner of the giveaway. I was so excited about this. I'm not sure why, but clicking that little button brought me such a thrill! I need to do lots of giveaways just so I can use that. I think I'll use it with my kids too when they're fighting over toys and such. We'll just input 1-3 and see who gets picked! Actually, this might become my new "decision maker" tool. Can't decide which restaurant to eat at? Which movie to watch? Number my choices and click "Generate"! I'll never be labeled indecisive again!

Congratulations to Lyndsay of Grimm Tales - you're lucky number 11!
Your cute vintage jumper will be arriving in the mail soon!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pinwheel & Pennant Party

To celebrate sweet Malacai's third birthday we had a pinwheel and pennant party!
{Warning - lots of pictures...settle in}
















1. for the invites I made tiny little pinwheels and pennants and then sewed them on kraft paper/the sweet birthday boy 2. old book pages that I stenciled & then hung on bakers twine - which I am currently obsessed with (got mine from TheTwinery)! 3. vintage chilren's book page banners, reused from Marla's baby shower that Cait made 4. super sweet photo party hats that are so easy to make thanks to Martha 5. pinwheel made from Amy Butler designed paper (bought at Michaels)/homemade pinata covered with tissue paper pennants - I think I'm going to start making pinatas for everything! 6. pennants made from the Amy Butler paper 7. pinwheel sandwiches 8. ham & pickle roll ups - made & arranged by my love - isn't he so cute? 9. cucumber pennant sandwiches made by Auntie Marmo - so cute! 10. fruit kabobs my mom made - the tops are melon pennants, can you see them? 11. pretty soda bottles - yes we have these at every party - pretty to look at it, yummy to drink 12. double chocolate layer cake with pennant banner/sea salt caramel cupcakes with pinwheels 13. caramel popcorn in the sweetest bags ever (bought from HeyYoYo - along with those super cute cupcake liners)/I love paper straws! (bought from BakeItPretty) 14. I desperately wanted a sparkler for the cupcake, and couldn't find them anywhere. Our friend Lori pulled through for us and gave us a few from her daughter's stash! Thanks Lori & Kara!! I was so happy with how it looked - Malacai was not!! 15. Love Cai's face as he's trying to blow out the candles!!/More yummy cupcakes!

This was so much fun to plan & craft for. I came down with the flu the day before the party, not so much fun, and would not have been able to pull this off if it weren't for my Michael, Marsie and my mama!! You are the best!


*did you enter the give-give-giveaway??*

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Because it's the one month anniversary of the grand opening of Mooies - my Etsy shop. And because it's the eight year anniversary of my engagement {Is this for real? was my response to my love proposing to me}. And because I'm sicker than all get out with the flu - I'm giving away this super cute vintage toddler corduroy jumper!

The tag on it says it's a 4T - but it's vintage, and vintage clothes tend to be on the small side.
Measurements (taken laying flat):
Length (shoulder to hem): 18"
Chest (under arms): 11"

To enter:
-Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment saying you follow along with an email address {if you already follow just tell me that}

For additional entries {be sure to leave a comment for each extra thing you do}:
-Go check out my Etsy shop and tell me which item is your fav {1 extra entry}
-Blog about this giveaway on your blog {3 extra entries - yes, leave 3 comments for this}

Contest open worldwide. Contest closes at 11:59pm EST on March 21st 2011. Winner will be chosen at random on March 22nd 2011.

And because it's the Ides of March, you can get 15% off your purchase from Mooies!! Just use the coupon code IDESOFMARCH15 when you check out. Coupon code good thru the month of March.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

ten on ten

Thought it would be fun to try this Ten on Ten Project out on Malacai's birthday. A photo an hour for ten hours on the tenth. I'll be updating as the day goes on...

Check it out here:
ten on ten button small

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Busy Busy

Planning a birthday party for my little punk. I probably won't be posting till after the big day. Here's a sneak peek of part of the invite.

eek - so much to do.....

likey me? clicky here.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jalapeno Popper Dip

Playing a little catch up with some posts. I never posted any of the yummy goodness we ate on Superbowlfood Sunday.

Our Menu:


Buffalo Chicken Dip
Southwestern Egg Rolls
Jalapeno Popper Dip
Queso Blanco Dip
Cocktail Meatballs


Pecan Pie Bars
Peanut Butter Rice Krispies Treats
Salted Caramel Brownies
Mini Cappuccino Cheesecakes

Do I dare confess that there were only 6 of us at this (well, 7 actually, but Miss Fabs only wanted milk)? Yea, that's a bit much with the food. But too much of a good thing? No way. The reason I look forward to the Superbowl is for the yummy snacks we can make. In fact, it's the only reason I host a party every year (or in this case, make my baby sis host a party). Football-schmootball.
One of my favorite appetizers was the jalapeno popper dip. This was the first time any of us had this. I love the poppers you can get at restaurants or even in the freezer section at the grocery store. This dip tasted just like that!

Do you like the bread? It's Steelers bread!! I couldn't believe it when I saw it in the grocery store down in PA. They are some serious fans down there!

Jalapeno Popper Dip

2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies, drained
1 (4 oz.) can diced jalapeno peppers, drained*
1/2 cup shredded Mexican style cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an oven safe serving dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, stir the cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth (make sure your cream cheese really is softened and you won't have a problem with this). Stir in green chilies, jalapeno peppers, and shredded cheeses. Spoon this mixture into the prepared baking dish.
In a small bowl, mix together the Panko and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle it over the cream cheese mixture. Spray the Panko and parmesan with a quick spray of cooking spray. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the mixture is hot and the topping is lightly browned.
Serve with bread, crackers, or anything else you like to dip!

*We did not use canned; we diced one jalapeno pepper and used that. I thought it definitely could have used one or two more peppers - there wasn't enough heat for me.


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