Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Newspaper Holiday Package Flower

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What a great way to present your gift this year. So fun and easy to make. Eight 8" squares of newspaper stacked, then accordion fold in on inch sections, then lay 8" segments of ribbon in the folds. cinch in the center with another ribbon and tie a knot. Pull the sheets apart towards the center of the flower and also pull up on the ribbons in the folds into the center. I added a covered button to the center with a hot glue gun. I think it's cute enough to actually wear. You can make them in all different sizes keeping the measurements of the newspaper square. Wrap those packages in brown craft paper or even newspaper and add your flower! So fun!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Stand Mixer Subway Art Photos

Pin It As you can tell by a post dedicated to my mixer that I love my mixer! It sits proudly on my counter 365 days a year. Just today I dressed up my gem of a mixer with vinyl subway art and it turned out so cute!! I purchased my vinyl from Shelley at Wonderfully Wordy. You can pick your colors depending on your mixer color and there are three designs to choose from!!

Order from Shelley and dress up your mixer too!

~Chrissy Pin It

Monday, October 25, 2010

Breast Cancer - "PINK" post

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My girlfriend Katharine and I make embroidered key chains and we helped three walkers who were participating in the Atlanta, GA 3-day walk, just this weekend. $5 of each key chain they sold wet back to them for their walking fee. Here is a link to that post (two down on my blog) and photographs of some of the keys we completed. The photograph above is of our daughters!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Williams Sonoma - Bakerella & ME!!

Pin It WOW!! I have been following Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) for a very long time and every now and then baking some cake pops of my own. It's not just baking for Bakerella, it's art. Food Art!! Her imagination is amazing. She said on Saturday, "I don't look at candy as candy, I look at it as ears, noses and parts." It's so true! It was so exciting to meet her and have her sign my Cake Pops Book. Here is a link to her tour schedule maybe you can meet her too.

Look at her cute shoes!!!

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Key Chains - Susan G. Komen

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The Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk was in Atlanta, GA this weekend. I made key chains for 3 of the walkers on one of the teams. Here is an order for 19 that we completed. $5 for each key chain that was sold went towards their walking donation fee.


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Thursday, October 21, 2010

After School Pumpkin Craft

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These were made with $ .99 vases from JoAnn's. Yellow tissue paper and printed scrapbook paper to make the faces. Inside is a battery operated tea light and a fun bow to finish it off!!
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Crabapples - Happy Fall

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I dug up some Crabapples to photograph

that the kids dropped in the yard!

I just love this photo!!!!

Happy Fall!!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Double Pumpkin Kissed Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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I made the most delicious cookies this weekend and documented the anatomy of a cookie along the way. In 18 steps, you too, can have yummy cookies from the Picky Palate!!


I always use a tray to put all my measuring spoons on then it’s a super easy clean up.

Here are all the dry ingredients mixed together, I swirled it together
with a wisk to break up the clumps of flour

These are the dry ingredients all mixed together

Pumpkin Spiced Hershy’s Kisses (35 needed)

The inside of the Kiss!! Yummy

Some of the kiss papers were 6” long crazy Kisses :o)

They smelled so sweetly like fall

Wrapper madness

A bowl of Kisses cut in 4ths

Steps 1-10

Chunks added and now the Kisses

All mixed together

Clean up made easy with the tray

Cookie dough ready for the oven

Into the hot house for 12-15 minutes

Beautiful cookies - a little peek in the oven

Just out of the oven

Steps 11-18


Double Pumpkin Kissed Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe


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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ruffled Scarf

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Such a fun scarf and I have received so many compliments on it too!! Here is the tutorial so you can make one of your own.

~Chrissy Pin It

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Halloween

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So fun!!
Happy Halloween!!

Thank you Kierste for the fun craft idea.
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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Christmas Burlap Wreath

Pin It Here is the newest wreath!! Many thanks to Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the inspiration and tutorial.

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