Archive | February, 2013

“I Moustache” (Valentine’s Printable)

12 Feb

MustacheValentine's

Aren’t these valentine’s the cutest?  Do you get it? (“I Mustache” sounds like “I Must Ask” in case you didn’t get it.)  FabHubby didn’t get it and said the moustache was silly.  Oh well, I think they are adorable.  Below are the directions and the files incase you want to make your own “I Moustache” valentines:-)  Enjoy!
“I Moustache” Valentine Supplies

  • Hershey kisses
  • Cellophane treat bags (I used 3.75″ x 6″ bags)
  • Full sheet laser/inkjet labels
  • Cardstock

“I Moustache” Valentine Instructions

  1. Download “I Moustache” bag topper and Moustache Hershey kiss labels below.
  2. Print out “I Moustache” bag toppers.  If you are using 3.75″ x 6″ bags, you can fit two toppers to a page.
  3. Print out Hershey kiss stickers.  A 3/4″ circle hole punch works great for quickly cutting out the stickers, otherwise you will have to cut each sticker out using scissors.
  4. Peal off sticker backing and place on the bottom of a Hershey kiss.
  5. Place Hershey kisses in cellophane treat bag (I used 6 per bag).
  6. Fold “I Moustache” bag topper and half and place over the top of the cellophane treat bag.  Staple at each end to hold in place.
"I Moustache" Bag Topper

“I Moustache” Bag Topper

 

Moustache Hershey kiss stickers

Moustache Hershey kiss stickers

 

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle

9 Feb
Yummy!

Yummy!

FabDaughter loves to help me bake!  She loves it even more when we bake for Daddy:-) These cookies are some of FabHubby’s favorite:-)  I try not to make them too often since they are very addicting and don’t last too long in our house!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking power
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups of miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups cut in quartered
  • 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Beat peanut butter and butter in large bowl of electric mixer at medium speed until well blended.  Beat in brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda until blended.  Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended.  Beat in flour at low speed just until mixed.  Stir in Reese’s cups.  Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until dough is firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Use large cookie scoop and scoop dough into balls onto large greased cookie sheet.  Press dough balls down with the back of a spoon.  Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
  3. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave.  Microwave at medium power (50% power) at 30 second intervals, stirring inbetween each interval, until chocolate is melted.  Pour into Make ‘n Mold squeeze bottle or a ziplock bag with a tiny hole cut out of the corner and drizzle chocolate over cookies.  Let cookies sit out until chocolate is set.
  4. Stake cookies between layers of waxed paper in container.  Store at room tempature up to 1 week.

Yield:  Depending on the size of your cookie scoop around 20 cookies.

Recipe adapted from The Great American Cookie Cookbook

DIY Valentine’s Day Decorations

5 Feb

Family Love

Above are pictures of a couple fast and easy, Pinterest inspired DIY Valentine’s Day decorations I made for our house.   I bought all the supplies needed for both the “Family” and “Love” decorations at Michaels.

“Family” Shopping List:

  • Spool of ribbon
  • Wooden hearts
  • Acrylic paint
  • Letter stickers or sharpie

“Family” Instructions:

  1. Paint wooden hearts with 2 coats of acrylic paint.
  2. Using the letter stickers, spell out “Family” on one heart and then spell out each family member’s name on the other hearts.  Or you can use a sharpie and hand write everything.  Since I have the handwriting of a kindergartener, I chose to use glitter stickers.
  3. Cut a long piece of ribbon and cut the bottom with pinking shears (or scissors).  Using a glue gun, attach the ribbon to the back of the “Family” heart and then glue on the remaining hearts under the “Family” heart.
  4. Make a bow out of the rest of your ribbon.  I used this tutorial.
  5. Attach the ends of the bow to the back of the “Family” heart.
  6. Hang up on a hook or nail.

“Love” Shopping List:

  • Wooden letters
  • Krylon spray paint (I used red and clear glitter)

“Love” Instructions:

  • Lay out newspaper in a well ventalated area.
  • Spray paint your letters.  I used 3 coats each.

Of course I also have my framed Valentine’s Subway Art and salt dough heart garland up!

Happy Crafting:-)