Monthly Archives: April 2011

chocolate cream pie = heaven in my mouth

And not just because I made it.

Last weekend, my sister and her roommate invited the hubby and I to their place for Easter dinner.  They were taking care of the meal and I was instructed to bring dessert.  So I did.

Oh, did I ever.

I followed this recipe, which turned out to be absolutely delicious!

my recipe book

cookie crust

filling: stir stir thicken thicken

no lumps!

add the chocolatey goodness

ready to be chilled

The best part was that, since the filling needed to cool, it could be made up to a day beforehand.  The next day, all I had to do was put the whip cream on and it was ready to be served!

If you are a chocaholic like me, this is definitely the pie for you, and it was super easy to make.  Next time you are entertaining or are bringing a dessert to a friend’s place… make this chocolate cream pie!  To.die.for.

ready for dessert?

(linking up at It’s a Hodgepodge Life and Fingerprints on the Fridge)


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bobby pin holder, prettified!

I don’t know about you, but I use a lot of bobby pins.  To the extent that there are extra bobby pins constantly falling out of my pockets (gotta have extras), in the corners of rooms, under couch cushions… you get the point.  I have taken to storing them in a tiny little Altoids tin, which really is the perfect size.  But this morning as I was doin’ my usual thing, I looked at my tin and thought I should make it prettier.  So I did!

The Process:


This took seriously no time at all.  I just traced the lid on the back of some scrapbook paper, and allowed for about a centimeter on each side.  Then I cut in from each corner diagonally, so I could fold them over to make the rounded corners look more flush.  Mod podge a few coats, let it dry and you’re done!

So now, instead of seeing the plain old Altoids tin every morning, I see a new, cute little one. I like!

(linking up at C.R.A.F.T, Keeping it Simple, CraftOManiac and Making the World Cuter!)


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a photo from Easters past

Linking up again with Kim at Yellow Songbird!

Yes, folks, this little girl is me.  Clearly quite focused on decorating my Easter egg that I just made with Daddy.  There are so many things I love about this photo:  the very 80s (or, rather, remnants of 70s) wallpaper, the mother goose cookie jar in the background that my mom still has, my little death grip on the Easter egg, and my little belly poking out from under my sweater.

Happy Easter to you!


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baby bird stitched art

I am noticing a trend as of late – I am constantly being drawn to crafty baby things.  i.e., the baby mobile, the fabric name art, the Bambi mod podge art… and now this!  Hmm.  I am not planning on having a baby anytime soon.  I guess I just like babies, and all the cute stuff that comes along with them!   For now, I will just treat these projects as ideas for baby shower gifts, birthdays, etc.

Enter this cute tutorial by Vanessa at Lella Boutique.  I came across this totally by chance while perusing blogland, and decided that I had to share it.

how adorable is this?!

Here, Vanessa lays out step-by-step how to make one of these beautiful little pieces to hang in a child’s room.  She even gives you a printable for this little bird pattern!  And I am really not a sewer but I feel that this would look great even without quilting the fabric.

Adding this to my list of “to do”s for sure!

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I said a hip, hop, a hippie, a hippie to the hip hip hop and you don’t stop

As I was trying to think of a clever post title – you know, a play on Easter words or something –  Rapper’s delight came into my head. Apparently, in my mind’s word association game, “hop” leads to “oldschool rap.”

Anywho…  I made Easter cupcakes (recipe here), complete with cupcake toppers!  This was my first venture in the cupcake topper world.  As I was making them, though, the hubby was confused.  He wanted to know why I would put “giant signs” (his words)  into the cupcakes.  He didn’t understand.  (He later understood when I showed him the finished product.  But that may or may not have had to do with the fact that he was eager to eat said product.)

There are so many cute printables out there for cupcake toppers, but I decided to make my own because I wanted the colours to match my cupcake liners (which were blue, pink and purple).  I went simple with it, but I think they turned out pretty cute.


Used a 1.5 inch circle punch to cut ’em out.

Then I punched out some plain ol’ white ones to glue to the back.

Cut some bamboo skewers in half and voila!

If you’d like, you can download the cupcake toppers here!  Linking up at Making it with Allie, Cheryl at Tidy Mom and Laura at Along for the Ride.

I have decided that every holiday should have cupcakes.  Don’t you think?


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Saturday Snapshot

Today I am linking up with Kim at Yellow Songbird!

As a newlywed (just married about six months ago!) I am still relatively obsessed about my wedding photos…

Here is one of my faves!

Me and my fierce bridesmaids!  We didn’t let a little bit of rain stop us from working it.  Our photographer, Jon Mark, was seriously amazing!  It took my hubby and me a while to decide on where we’d like our wedding party photos to take place, as there were so many “staple” places in our town that felt overdone!  In the end we  decided on a little wharf full of house boats that was bright and colourful – it made for some great shots!  (Although one of my bridesmaid’s heels got stuck in the dock.. she almost went overboard!  Coulda been a good story..)

I love reliving the day through the photos… thanks Kim for the opportunity to share!

Happy Saturday :)


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fabric name art!

Lately, my latest obsession has been fabric art.  So, when saw this fabric name art at Crap I’ve Made, I decided that I have to try it out!

love the green and pink!

My niece’s 1st birthday is coming up… how adorable would something like this be?!  I’ve found out that her room colours are pink and royal blue.  I am already envisioning the cuteness!  Although I already know that there will be more cutting involved (my niece’s name has 8 letters…).

I’ll keep you posted! :)

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