Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ten-Pin Tuesday

 (Please follow the source link or the "my pin" link to pin these - 
they aren't my projects or ideas, and I shouldn't get credit.  Thanks!)

 1. Patriotic Bunting

Memorial Day is right around the corner.  How cute would this patriotic bunting be at your shindig?  There's no tutorial, but it looks like it's just painted burlap.  Nice.


2.  Pineapple Whip

This is supposed to be a healthier version of the Dole Whip that everyone loves at Disney World.  I haven't tried it at Disney World (I guess they didn't have it when I went 20 years ago), but if it's anything like the pineapple sherbet at the Dole Plantation in Hawaii, I'm there.

3.  Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies

Anyone else love cake mix cookies?  I roomed with one of my cousins for a semester, and she made them all the time; I think I gained at least 5 pounds that semester.  Good thing she didn't use this recipe that involves cream cheese, or it would have been closer to 15.

4.  2-Ingredient Strawberry Fudge

This sounds like a heart attack in a pan, but what a way to go.  She just mixes a can of frosting with a bag of melted white chocolate chips.  Yum, right?  I want to try a chocolate-chocolate blend one day soon.

5.  Cupcake Baking Tip

My cupcakes always come out puny like the one of the right.  Next time I make a batch, I'll be sure to try this little tip.

6. Favorite Things Party

This party sounds so fun to me!   Here's what Brooke had to say about it:

Here's how it works: Each person brings their favorite thing (anything you like.. your favorite lip gloss, favorite kitchen tool, favorite gift wrapping supply, a gift card for your favorite frozen yogurt, etc.). It can't cost more than $6, and each person brings five of the same thing. When you arrive at the party, you write your name on five slips of paper and throw them in a big bowl. The bowl is passed around, and each person takes five names (making sure you don't pick your own.. or two of the same name).  One at a time each person introduces their favorite thing and then reads the five names they picked from the bowl, passing out their gift to those five guests. After everyone at the party has presented their favorite thing, each person should end up with five gifts to take home.

7.  Favorite Things Birthday Gifts

And if you would prefer to try a similar idea but one-on-one rather than at a bash, how about this clever Birthday gift?   The girls at Eighteen25 even provide that cute tag.  And they have some great ideas of what to put inside:  a wallflower, some cute nail polish, burts bees chapstick, a gift card, etc.

8.  Washi Tape Gift Tag

I've totally gotten on board with the washi tape craze, and this is such a cute idea to share the bounty.  It would work quite nicely with one of those Favorite Things ideas, too.

9. Clever Idea for May's VT Message

I love that so many of the wonderful thoughts from April's General Conference have been made into printables and have been shared all over the internet.  And this is such a cute way to share them with friends!

10. Read-Aloud Books for Boys

This looks like a great list of some fun classic kids books to read with boys.  I'm going to go out on a limb and say reading them with girls would work, too.  ;)

1 comment:

  1. Why must you tempt me so, with so many yummy looking treats?!?! Not that I am in the habit of denying myself anything, but I like to put on a good show. Several new recipes just entered the "to try" file... Great :)