Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Just Between Friends Farmington UT sale

Today I got a sneak peek at all the treasures and deals at the Just Between Friends Sale in Farmington, Utah.  There's a ton of great stuff.   If you've never been, you really ought to go.  And Just Between Friends is not just a Utah thing.  They have these great sales all over the country, or so I'm told.
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If you have kids, this sale is for you.  They have everything you can imagine and I always manage to find some great deals.



There was a ton of Gymboree and a ton of Easter dresses, if you are still on the hunt for an Easter dress.  Clothes and shoes for all ages.


There is a ton of everything else too.

The Farmington, Utah sale is March 26, 27, and 28 at the Davis County Fairgrounds, 151 S. 1100 W. in Farmington.  See you there, and if you're lucky, you can buy a little of #whatbonniewore!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

My Favorites Valentine's Day Party Round UP



With Valentine's Day just around then corner it is time to plan all those class room Valentines Parties.  To make things easier I have put together some of my favorite ideas.  

1. Easy and cute class party all planed out.  Easy as 1-2-3..

I love these cute parfaits.


2. I love the idea of having kids decorate straws, it is a lot like decortaing the  cups, but the more they can do the better.  

Great instructions at Paper Source Blog.


3. Awesome and fun party games at Cul-de-sac Cool.

These sound so fun I am looking forward to using them at my next party.


4. My kids LOVE Yahtzee and how cute is this Valentine's Day Yahtzee at The Idea Room.  

Great for smaller parties or Valentines family game night.


5. Matching games are great.  Educational, but kids don't realize it.  

You could make one like this one from Make and Takes.  Or make it for older kids with math facts, (2x3) and (6).


6. Makoodle has this very cute Valentines Bingo boards.  

Bingo is always a hit.


7.  Free printable party pack at Amanda's Parties To Go.

Tic-tac-toe boards make a fun take home. 


8. Decorate sugar cookies. There is a great recipe at Landeelu.

Cookies, frosting, sprinkles, a few plastic butter knifes and you are good to go.



If you are doing groups, make sure to make a set for each group.  


10. Fun minute to win it games at Sassy Sites.

Several fun looking games here.





Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Best Oreo Cupcakes


I am pleased to introduce you to the very best Oreo cupcakes.


Oh, they are SO good.  What makes them extra good is the "frosting."  It is less like frosting and more like a fluffy cheesecake.

Ingredients

For the cupcakes
1 box of triple chocolate cake mix
1 cup of vegetable oil
1 larger size box of unprepared chocolate pudding
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 cup of water
About a cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
about 6 very chopped Oreos

For the frosting
1 package of cream cheese, 8oz. at room temp.
4 cups powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 container of Cool Whip, 8oz. thawed

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix together the cake mix, oil, unprepared pudding, sour cream, eggs, and water.  Then add in chocolate chips and finely chopped Oreos. 
3. Bake in cupcake liners for about 18 mins.
4. While the cupcakes cool, make the frosting.
5. Beat the cream cheese and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy.  Slowly add in the sugar while continuing to mix the cream cheese mixture.
6. On a low speed, add in the cool whip.
7. You may need to allow the frosting to set up in the refrigerator while the cupcakes continue to cool.  Make sure the cupcake are all the way cool before adding frosting.
8. Put your frosting in a pastry bag.
9. Stick the point of the pastry bag into the cupcake and squeeze a little frosting into the center.  You will see the cupcake puff up.
10. Then frost the cupcakes like normal and sprinkle with crushed Oreo.
11. If you'd like, stick a piece of leftover Oreo in the frosting, for a little flair and extra cookie goodness.





Do you want a few extra tips on how to make pretty cupcakes and my favorite butter cream frosting, perfect for those up coming Valentine's Day parties?



Plus my favorite Chocolate Fudge Frosting.  So good you will be tempted to eat it with a spoon.


Mmm now I want cake....





Monday, December 15, 2014

Fun with Felt Balls


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Did you see my mantel on Studio 5 today?


Now through December 18 use the code studio5 to save 15% here on this blog or in my Etsy shop.

also be sure to enter my instagram giveaway.  


I am giving away 2 felt ball garlands of your choice!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Cyber Monday 20% Off

Head on over and use the code CYBERMONDAY to get 20% off your order at Corner House Shoppe on Etsy.