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Monday, June 30, 2014

Twin-size Quilt Patterns "Helicopter"



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My little grandson is obsessed with helicopters right now, so his mother asked me to make him a helicopter quilt! This fun Twin-size Quilt Patterns "Helicopter" is perfect for any little boy's room (I think it would also be really cute in all pinks for a little girl's room if you had a daughter with a similar obsession) and can be personalized with the child's name!

To download Twin-size Quilt Patterns "Helicopter" just CLICK HERE

We have beautiful, easy quilt patterns!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Downloadable Banners "Happy 4th of July"





The 4th of July is this week--time to get ready with this printable Downloadable Banners "Happy 4th of July"--all you have to do is download, print, and party! This sign is perfect for parties, parades, businesses, floats, or just to hang over bed to show that you REALLY like your red, white, and blue ;-)

To download Downloadable Banners "Happy 4th of July" just CLICK HERE

Get ready for summer!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DIY Baby Shower Ideas "It's a Little Mister"






It's baby shower season so we just KNOW that you're looking for fun ideas so this isn't your typical, run-of-the-mill shower.  ENTER "It's a Little Mister."  This adorable shower invite is perfect for any little boys on their way.  The party is themed around the ever-trendy mustache logo and includes printables for every party accessory you could ever want!


Treat pouches


Cake pop tags


Bottle labels, and much much more--DIY Baby Shower Ideas "It's a Little Mister" has it all!


To download all of these fun 
DIY Baby Shower Ideas "It's a Little Mister" just CLICK HERE


We have tons of awesome baby shower themes!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Homemade Party Favors Candy Wrappers "Patriotic"




Feeling patriotic? Print off our red, white, and blue Homemade Party Favors Candy Wrappers "Patriotic" for your 4th of July celebrations or to set out on your counter for a decoration! These candy bar wrappers are simple to print off, cut out, and give away! You could use these for a visiting teaching treat for the month of July, an Achievement Day handout, a family home evening lesson, or anything really! 


To download Homemade Party Favors Candy Wrappers "Patriotic" just CLICK HERE


We've got fun summer ideas!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Delicious Easy Banana Cream Pie


Delicious Easy Banana Cream Pie
Ana's Corner

We've been married for three years now...so I was a little shocked when my super picky husband requested banana cream pie for his Father's Day dessert.  Apparently it's his favorite dessert ever? Umm, how do you go THREE years without ever mentioning your "favorite" dessert! He raved and raved about how there was a lady on his mission who made the most delicious banana cream pie in the world and it was the yummiest thing he'd ever tasted.  Hello, challenge accepted. Not only is this Delicious Easy Banana Cream Pie something that rivaled (and beat) his sacred memory of those banana cream pies from his mission, but I also could not believe how fast and easy this pie was to make.  No special ingredients, no special tactics...just simple, fast, and so yummy I could eat the whole thing by myself (and I almost did). 


Delicious Easy Banana Cream Pie
1 Pie Crust (9 inches)--can use pre-made or follow recipe below for the best, easiest pie crust you will ever make.  Make your crust before you do anything else so that you can bake it and cool it before filling it.

Pie Crust (Makes 4 single pie crusts)

Whisk together:
4 cups flour
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp salt. 
With a pastry cutter, cut 1 ¾ cup shortening into flour mixture. 

Mix together with a fork: 
1 tbsp. vinegar 1 large egg ½ cup water

Add egg mixture to flour/shortening mixture.  Divide dough into four balls. Roll dough out into pie crust.  Freeze unused dough.

Bake pie crust for 15 minutes at 350 and let cool.

Delicious Easy Banana Cream Pie

Filling
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yokes
2 tbsp. butter
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
4-5 bananas (depending on size)

In a medium-sized sauce pan, stir together sugar, flour, and salt.  Turn heat to medium high and slowly stir in milk.  Continue stirring until mixture thickens to a pudding like consistency (I'm impatient so I did this on high heat...just be careful to stir constantly or mixture will gob up).  Pour some of the hot mixture into the egg yokes and whisk together and then pour that mixture immediately back into the sauce pan.  Once the mixture is thick enough, stir the butter into it.  Remove from heat and add the vanilla.  Slice the bananas and layer in the pie plate.  I do a layer of bananas, half of the pudding, another layer of bananas, and then the other half of the pudding.  Sometimes I put more bananas on top too.  You don't need to bake this pie--just cool in the fridge and it's ready to be devoured! 

Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, cinnamon, or any other yummy thing you can think of :-)

Hope you enjoyed this Delicious Easy Banana Cream Pie! The filling on this pie is super easy and can be used as a base for coconut cream pie or chocolate cream pie as well!


Get ready for summer parties!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Delicious Kale and Quinoa Salad




Ana's Corner

With summer upon us, it's time to turn off the oven and make some cooler recipes, like this Delicious Kale and Quinoa Salad.  Full of super foods and a delicious blend of flavors, this salad will be a hit with everyone who likes their veggies (even my two-year-old loves it!).


Delicious Kale and Quinoa Salad
2/3 cup quinoa
1 1/3 cup water
1 bunch kale, torn into bite-size pieces (I tear off the thicker parts of the stem)
1 large pepper of choice, diced (I prefer red, or sometimes I just a large handful of the smaller sweet peppers)
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/4 small onion, diced finely (sometimes I use sweet onions, sometimes I use purple onions)
1 avocado
Feta cheese

Dressing
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Bring the quinoa and water to boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium low.  Simmer until all water is absorbed (15-20 minutes).

Steam the kale (this removes some of the bitterness, you don't have to steam it). I put my kale in the glass bowl I'm using for the salad, still wet from rinsing.  Then I cover the bowl with saran wrap (with one corner lifted) and put in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Chop all the other veggies and add to the kale. I leave the avocado and the feta off of the salad until it's ready to be eaten. Whisk the dressing ingredients together and then drizzle over the kale/veggies.  Once the quinoa is done, stir that in as well (I do it while it's still hot--this also softens the kale).  My husband doesn't eat veggies so I make this big bowl of salad and eat it throughout the week.  I just add chopped avocado and feta to each bowl as I eat it so that the salad stays fresher.  This salad is delicious served cold, but I actually really enjoy it served warm as well (especially on chilly days).  I heat each bowl of salad for one minute in the microwave (with the avocado and feta on it) and the warm, gooey goodness is just too yummy to be true! 

We've got lots of fun ideas!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Family Reunion Ideas Tags and Labels "Picnic"




Looking for fun ideas for your family party? These printable tags are a great way to pass out treats, prizes, or anything really for your family reunion! Family Reunion Ideas Tags and Labels "Picnic" are a quick download that can work for anything and will add a little pizzazz to your outing.

To download Family Reunion Ideas Tags and Labels "Picnic" just CLICK HERE

We've got lots of ideas for your crazy family fun!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Healthy Whole-wheat Banana Bread Recipe




Banana bread is one of my favorite things in the world--and now that I make it with whole wheat flour and applesauce I don't even have to feel bad about eating it!

Healthy Whole-wheat Banana Bread Recipe

Yields 2 Loaves

8 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup applesauce 
4 eggs
4 tbsp skim milk
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups mashed banana
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Blend together butter, applesauce, eggs, milk and brown sugar. Then add bananas and blend (on low). Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir this into wet mixture.  Pour batter into two greased loaf pans and bake at 350 for one hour (until knife inserted in center comes out clean). Yields two loaves. Spread with butter and eat guilt-free :-)

We've got more yummy ideas!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

DIY Cupcake Liners "Watermelon"




DIY Cupcake Liners "Watermelon" are a sweet way to dress up a yummy summer treat! These printable, DIY cupcake liners fit around a standard-sized cupcake and come with printable watermelon tags that you can stick in top of anything! It's summer time!


To download DIY Cupcake Liners "Watermelon" just CLICK HERE


Get ready for summer!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Family Reunion Ideas Cookie Pocket "Picnic"




With all of the family fun that goes on during summertime, our Family Reunion Ideas Cookie Pocket "Picnic" is a great way to make things even sweeter! Make these printable cookie pockets as a favor for family reunions, family picnics, family parties, you name it--just fill them with your favorite cookies and everyone will love getting them!

To download Family Reunion Ideas Cookie Pocket "Picnic" just CLICK HERE

We've got more where that came from!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Family Reunion Ideas Invitation "Picnic"




It's that time of year again--time to get all those crazy family members gather together! We've created Family Reunion Ideas Invitation "Picnic" so that you can have a cute and easy way to invite everyone out to the family reunion.  The invitations can be filled out to reflect all the details for you're fun event and you can even tell people what to bring! 

To download Family Reunion Ideas Invitation "Picnic" just CLICK HERE

We've got more for you!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Family Reunion Ideas "Thanks for Popping By"



Looking for a fun idea for a family reunion handout for your annual family reunion this year? This 
Family Reunion Ideas "Thanks for Popping By" is just what you want! Fill these printable popcorn bags with yummy popcorn and give them to family members as a yummy snack between activities or a parting treat!

To download Family Reunion Ideas "Thanks for Popping By" just CLICK HERE


We've got more great ideas!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Family Reunion Game Ideas "Do You Know Your Family"




It's time to get ready for this year's family reunion and our Family Reunion Game Ideas "Do You Know Your Family" is just what you need! This fun, printable game is a great way for family members to see how well they really know each other--and to get them to argue, tell stories, and laugh their heads off (isn't that what family members do best!). Family members must find someone who fits each category--ranging from questions like "who's the oldest" or "who was the first to get married here" to "who likes to fish" and "who's favorite food is pizza".  You could play this game in a variety of ways (instructions included), but the point is for everyone to get to know each other a little better and to have a really fun time!


To download Family Reunion Game Ideas "Do You Know Your Family" just CLICK HERE

We have more great stuff!