Sorry for the delay of announcing the winners for Kerri’s class. I experienced internet problems all weekend!
The two random winners are:
I will have Kerri contact you concerning the details. Congratulations!
We’ve had a busy weekend! Steve has been in California at a volleyball tournament with Brecken. I was at a volleyball tournament all day on Saturday with Sage.
We celebrated St. Paddy’s night in a BIG way. It was Stefyn’s birthday and you’ll be green with envy when you see the “LUCKY” party we had!
First of all, I made this banner with my pal, Robyn Warner (along with her week-old baby, Hazlee):
Robyn taught me the technique (I made a “Be Hoppy” one for Spring too) and it’s super easy and addicting. Here are the steps:
1. Choose a coordinated piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper for each letter or symbol in the banner.
2. Using a scoring board (I used one by Martha Stewart), score each sheet of paper with 1″ lines.
3. Cut into 4″ strips with lines going vertical, then fold accordion style:
5. Cut one strip from each piece, then hot glue ends together to form a circle:
6. Placing your hands around the circle, gentle press down and glue in the middle to form a “flower:”
7. Add a 5″ circle and 3 3/4″ letters or symbols. (I cut mine using the Cricut.)
8. Punch a hole through one of the raised spokes (you’ll have two holes), thread with ribbon or toulling.
9. Hang banner and enjoy in your home!
This banner surrounded by green balloons was hanging front and center since it was a “Lucky” party. We started the celebration with a song about being lucky sung by my nieces, Michal and Mallory. While they were singing, they embellished Stefyn with tacky green jewelry and a “crown” that she wore all evening. We then went on a “green food” progressive dinner. We started at our house with green smoothies (yummy–who knew spinach could be so good blended with frozen fruit, yogurt and orange juice?).
At every stop we played “minute to win it” games (running around with limes on spoons, stacking green cups, tossing pennies in jars, etc.) and of course gave green cash prizes to the winners. We also had “I’m lucky to have you in my life” Stefyn moments.
Stop two was a soup and sandwich place called Kneaders. There we enjoyed cream of broccoli soup.
The third stop was Thanksgiving Point where they served up some green avocado lime salads.
Our final stop was at my parents house where my mom made a Spring Green Dessert that was a big hit. It’s light and delicious. Here’s the recipe:
SPRING GREEN DESSERT
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. ground pecans
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. Cool Whip
2 pkg. instant pistachio pudding
3 c. milk
Mix butter, flour and pecans. Press into a 9×13 inch dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Let cool. Mix cream cheese, sugar and Cool Whip. Spread over cooled crust. Refrigerate for two hours. Add milk to pudding and mix well. Spread over second layer. Let set two hours, then top with Cool Whip. Chill overnight. Cut into bars and serve.
From start to finish, a very fun night! Here’s the group that went:
Just a funny side note. We have no idea who the children in the photo are. They just ran over to us and wanted to be in the picture. Random fun!
By the way, if you live in Missiouri or the surrounding area, you must come see me on April 21st. I’ll be in Columbia for an amazing scrapbooking event, Table Scraps, to raise money for the food coalition. Go here for information on the event.
Hope your week is going well.We’ve got snow on the ground!!!! (I’m still thinking happy thoughts!)