Thursday, May 26, 2011

Way to go Old Navy!

I'm so thrilled to hear that next Monday Old Navy is launching a line of rainbow-themed Pride shirts. Four designs will be available in sizes for men, women & babies!

And it gets even better! Old Navy will donate 10% of the proceeds to the It Gets Better Project, an amazing effort to encourage the world to speak up against hate & intolerance! Awesome!

No other retailer has stepped up until now & I truly hope others take notice! Make a stand in favor of love and show off your rainbow!

XOXO
~B

Monday, May 23, 2011

Daddyland Coupon Book

What a fun & creative gift for Father's Day!

I'm probably showing my (old) age, but early childhood memories of trips to Disneyland involved the use of E Tickets. I always feel a little nostalgic when I see them.

So I was giddy when I saw that Disney Family has put together an awesome retro set of "Daddyland" printable coupons. Just download, print & staple. Easy peasy & sure to make every Dad smile! Get the FREE printables HERE!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Black and White Chocolate Macadamia Bars


Cookie Base

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 egg


Fudge Filling

1 bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

1/4 cup white vanilla baking chips

1 teaspoon vegetable oil



1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.

2. In large bowl, mix cookie mix, flour, butter and egg until well mixed. Press dough into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, in small saucepan melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips and half of the sweetened condensed milk over medium-low heat, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Stir in remaining condensed milk, egg and vanilla. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup chocolate chips and nuts.

4. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

5. For white chocolate drizzle, place baking chips and oil in small resealable freezer plastic bag. Microwave on medium (50%) for 1 minute to 1 minute 15 seconds, turning bag over after 25 seconds. Squeeze bag until chips are melted and smooth. Cut small tip off one corner of bag, and drizzle over bars. Let stand until set, about 10 minutes. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.


Yummy!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Social Butterflies Giveaway




Are you feeling lucky???
I've teamed up with Josie over at Southern Cali Saver to giveaway an item from my shop, Social Butterflies!

Enter for a win your choice of ANY wish necklace, boutique hair clip set, scrabble pendant, hair bow holder, fabulous flower hair clip and more!

Get all the details here!
Hurry, this giveaway ends May 20 at 1pm (PST).

~*~ Good Luck ~*~

Monday, May 16, 2011

DIY Grassy Plant Pals

Too cute! I've been searching for a fun gardening project for my daughter & this is perfect (especially since I'm lacking in the green thumb department)!

To get started you'll need:
Plastic cups
Potting soil
Grass seeds
Decorations for the cups - stickers, paper, ribbon, etc.


1. Soak the seeds in water overnight

2. Let the kids decorate the cups

3. Fill the cup halfway with soil. Add the seeds, give it a little stir & top with more soil

4. Water the soil well

5. Set in a sunny spot to sprout & water as necessary


Friday, May 13, 2011

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive - May 14

On Saturday, May 14 Feeding America is asking everyone to help "Stamp Out Hunger" with the largest one-day food drive in the nation and can help feed millions of families in all 50 states!


Did you know that 1 out of every 6 Americans struggle with hunger? Want any easy way you can help? This is a perfect opportunity to go through your cupboards and donate as many non-perishable food items as you can to support this wonderful cause.


Just place the items into a bag and set them out by your mailbox prior to your regular mail delivery for tomorrow, May 14. Your letter carrier will pick them up & every item will be donated to your local food bank or shelter to help Stamp Out Hunger!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

DIY Mother's Day Door Hanger

Here is a fun little gift to give this Mother's Day!
Every mom needs (& deserves) a quiet moment to herself and this door hanger from Twig & Thistle is a nice way of saying "go away". All you need to do is download, print, cut & place in a #10 envelope.
Get the free printable HERE