Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Earning the Tasty Treats Badge #GirlGuides

Orangie had badge testing this past Monday night where she tested for the Tasty Treats badge! Having so many sweets in the house at one time? DANGEROUS! lol. But seriously though, I loved helping her with this badge as it was so nice to see her learning some kitchen skills, and the joy on her face when she realized that she created wonderful tasty treats!


Complete six of these eight activities to earn this badge.

1. Bake any TWO of the following. You may use a mix for one.
  • bread or rolls(using yeast) -- baked tarts or pie -- a cake -- batch of muffins or cookies
Orange baked a cake for her troop, and a pumpkin raisin bundt for our house

2. Choose a dish, meal or baked item and find at least three different recipes for it. Try to find at least one healthier option.

For this one Orange explored different soups, and did a little report on them, why they were or weren't healthy.

3. Find a no-cook dessert recipe and try it.

Orangie made chocolate oatmeal pb oaties for this one.

4. Choose a traditional holiday or celebration treat that is meaningful to you and make it for your unit, family or friends.

For this one she decided to make the Resurrection Buns that we make each Easter.

5. Develop a recipe book with treat recipes from 7 different countries around the world...

She really liked working on this one..and learning what was a country and what wasn't ;)

6. Find a recipe for a frozen dessert...

7. Hold a cookie bakeoff with other in your unit...

8. Explore the presentation of desserts in magazines or at restaurants...

This was an interesting one! She 'plated' cookies on a fancy plate with a doily for me to enjoy, and sprinkled icing sugar on the bundt to make it more appealing.


Kind words left for Orangie are always appreciated! 
and leave us a link if you have a girl guide page :)

Peek at My Week 03/04 #wordlesswednesday (LINKY)

It's been a busy week around here...take a peek :)


1) Date night yumminess.  2) Cats have been fighting - ugh.  3) There was a student going door to door selling flowers for $4..i indulged.  4) My girls actually did the dishes!  5) Spilled milk.  6) Lots of baking with my Orangie for her Tasty Treats Girl Guides badge.  7) I fixed the toilet - all by myself!  8) Little take-out sushi date with my Orangie.  9) Coffee for 2

That was a peek at my week...let me see your "WORDLESS WEDNESDAY" post (no recipes/giveaways/other stuff please!). Link up :)


Monday, March 2, 2015

Simple K1P2 Cowl #knit

I finally finished this ridiculously easy cowl. Seriously it's K1P2, and I lost interest and it took a month and a half! It's done just in time for March! (lol)


I got the pattern from Milliesgirl on Ravelry..who made a loose variation on a cowl pattern she saw in Vogue. I wanted to finally use up this beautiful Misti Alpaca for something I would actually use (I have this problem with making things I either don't really like, or I like but are for someone else! lol)

Anywho, here's the easy-peasy pattern if you want to give it a go!

Pattern: Using U.S. 10.5 circular needles (16”), cast on 84 stitches; place marker. on each round: K1, P2, all around row, until cowl is 11 inches high. Bind off loosely, weave in ends. Done!

We both made our cowls using 1 skein of Misti Alpaca Baby Me Boo in Lilas Palace colourway. 100gr / 159m / 174y.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ooohh, I LOVE Date Night! #giveaway

Oh DATE NIGHT..I love it! It's so nice to get out to enjoy an QUIET dinner for two..to get the chance to re-connect and actually have an adult conversation ("No Orangie, I really don't want to play a winner takes all 49th round of tic-tac-toe" all while thinking dear lord is our dinner here YET?!). It's also nice to take that opportunity to ditch the comfy wear and dress up a little, and even PRIMP the hair and makeup! Sure it takes extra effort, but you always feel so GOOD after!

As a PGmom, I am blessed with a sweet variety of products to help me look my best, and get me all ready for a nice date night out with my guy.

P&G has put together a great Date Night Giveaway package! Pick a night! Make those plans! - and Pantene Pro-V, COVERGIRL and Crest are here to help you look and feel your best.


Want to “wow!” a crowd with fantastic hair? The Pantene Pro-V Full & Strong Collection will help you get high intensity strength and natural fullness.  The shampoo features anti-oxidant technology and is damage defying, while the conditioner helps reinforce strands at the core of the hair, leaving you with a full and sexy do.  Pair that with the Pantene Pro-V PowerFULL Body Booster Spray which will help you boost your hair’s natural fullness and vibrant shine, ensuring an eye-catching look.  Finally, be sure to use Pantene Pro-V Power Up Daily Treatment to secure a long-lasting look, past date night.

Stylist Tip: Pantene Consulting Stylist, Justin German, recommends using the whole collection in order to maintain the full-haired look every day. When using the PowerFull Body Booster Spray, he suggests separating your hair to apply at the root, pulling the product through the ends.  Follow these directions and you will look like you’ve just stepped out of the salon in time for date night!

 
Before you step out the door, be sure to apply the new COVEGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick.  With 36 shades to choose from, you will be sure to find your perfect match!  With its Shea, Avocado and Aloe butter enriched formula, your lips will feel gorgeous and smooth.

Pro Tip: COVERGIRL Makeup Pro, Veronica Chu suggests creating a defined lip shape by using the pointed tip of the lipstick in an “X” motion at the Cupid’s bow for enhanced precision.  After this, fill in the rest of your lip with your Colorlicious shade for a bold pout!

Finally, to make your new lip shade of choice pop, brighten up your pearly whites with the newest edition to the Crest Whitestrips collection, Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit. These Whitestrips are sure to do the trick with their advanced FlexFit technology for the perfect fit.


Soooo, wanna win this sweet P&G Date Night Prizepack?

The prize pack is valued at $72* and consists of:
  • Pantene Pro-V Full & Strong Shampoo – $5.99
  • Pantene Pro-V Full & Strong Conditioner – $5.99
  • Pantene Pro-V PowerFULL Body Booster Spray – $7.99
  • Pantene Pro-V Power Up Daily Treatment – $ 7.99
  • COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick (Enchantress) – $10.99
  • COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick (Tantalize) – $10.99
  • COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick (Succulent Cherry) – $10.99
  • COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick (Caramel Kiss) – $10.99
  • Crest 3D White Whitstrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit – Sample Size
*Pricing at the discretion of the retailer.

I want to know about your date night!
Have you tried a date night in?(did it work?) 
What's your favourite date night out?
Do you take the time to glam up?
 
 
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Disney's FROZEN FEVER! #trailer

Oh my gosh, I am soooo excited to finally see a sneak peak at the new Disney short "Frozen Fever"!
I love seeing the sisterly awesomeness, and Olaf is at it again with his silly antics! Check it out now!



The highly-anticipated follow-up short to the global phenomenon FROZEN can be seen exclusively in theatres with Disney’s new live-action CINDERELLA, starring Lily James and Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett, on March 13, 2015.

What do you think???

 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Just Food and Drinks - #wordlesswednesday (LINKY)

I'm pretty sure that all I did this week was eat things and drink things..lol. Or at least that's all I had in my 6plus' camera roll. Yikes.


How was YOUR week?
 
Leave me a quick comment, and link up too! I love to visit :)
 

Banana Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins #recipe

It was a week of food and drink and baking around here! So not good for the waistline, but so nice to just stop and enjoy some quality time together while eating together or creating in the kitchen!
This week a big 2 thumbs up went to the Banana Bran Chocolate Chip Muffins! They sure didn't last long because they were heavily requested for snack, bedtime snack, breakfast or school lunches! Mmmm!


INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 375F(190C). Lightly grease muffin pan or line with muffin cups.
  • In large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add applesauce, bananas, milk, vanilla, and eggs. Mix well.
  • Stir in flours, bran, baking powder, baking soda. Blend until moistened. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Divide batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 375F for approx. 15 mins or until 'toothpick test' comes out clean.
  • Cool and Enjoy!