Monday, April 14, 2014

Apple MacBook GIVEAWAY

Welcome to another great giveaway. 

We have an Apple MacBook GIVEAWAY! YAY!



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Pretty My Party has teamed up with Mom SparkFood Folks and Fun and an amazing group of blogs and businesses to bring you the Apple MacBook Pro Laptop Giveaway!

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

How to Make a Magazine on Flipboard




how to make a beautiful magazine on Flipboard


Take a look at this magazine that I made about Easter crafts and food on Flipboard.





Beautiful magazine about Easter



Flipboard is a program that  stores all your web research on a topic or several topics. There are magazine flipboards on travel, food, crafts (ahem), holidays.. and on and on... any subject. They are beautiful to look at. Gorgeous pictures in full magazine format.

Look at these lovely travel magazines:   Our National Parks,  Big's Bucket List, 36 Hours in the U.S.

How about these wonderful FOOD magazines:  In a Soup, Dessert with Two Spoons, Quick Meals.


You can search topics that interest you and see all the amazing magazines, too.

But, YOU can make your own magazine! It's a lot more fun to see your own things in a magazine format!

The very first thing you have to do is sign up for an account, choose some categories that you are interested in and then make some magazines and start flipping (you can flip your own content or other people's content). Other people's content is linked directly back to their page. In order to do this you need the little Flip it marklet for the nav bar. There are also apps available for your phone, tablet, whatever. You can be flipping all over the place. Ha ha ha

In a way, Flipboard is like Pinterest. You gather things you want to keep track of, so that you can get back to them and also share them with others. It's a pretty awesome format and I've been signed up for a while but just haven't gotten over there much. The important thing is to make "magazines" or files of categories like Pinterest and then as you go browsing around you hit the big red F on your nav bar and put things in the correct "magazine". After a while you have a real magazine to flip through and view and share with others. I really love it.

Here is the link to the tutorial about how to make your own magazines...




Hope you make a magazine of your own! It's fun. If you do, send me a link to it. I'd love to see if you make one. You can leave a comment here or email me...  linbouf@gmail.

Have a great Sunday.



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Carol and me

My sister, Carol (left) and I love learning new things to make and do and

 I blog about it right here on Crafts a la mode.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Lemon Bunny Pies - Hand Pies




 

Lemon Curd and Raspberry Jam Bunny Hand Pies



Hand pies in a bunny head shape


Michele, my niece has this great bunny head cookie cutter and that's where we started from.




Ingredients:

refrigerated dough
lemon curd
raspberry jam
egg wash


I bought refrigerated dough so that we could get right to making the bunnies- (the fun stuff without having to make the pie crust dough.:)

I rolled out the dough a little thinner than it was on the  roll when I bought it.

Then we cut out the bunnies. Very easy.

Lay the bunnies on a cookie sheet.

I put a tablespoon of lemon curd or raspberry jam (or both) in the middle of each bunny. Spread the jam.

Cover with another pastry bunny.

Seal the edges by putting a little bit of water where the doughs come together and squeeze.

Use a brush to brush on an egg wash just before popping them in the oven.

400 degrees for about 12 minutes or so, until they get a golden color. They cook very fast.

I think I could have decorated them a little bit, but what? Frosting? Confectioner's sugar?

Well, here they are.




Lemon bunny hand pies





Lemony bunny hand pies





Bunny pies small with lemon curd and raspberry


Have a great weekend, everyone!


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So happy that you came by to visit. I’m Linda (on the right in the picture). I’m the blogger. 

Carol and me

My sister, Carol (left) and I love learning new things to make and do and

 I blog about it right here on Crafts a la mode.

I’m so looking forward to having you join us and would love to have you join our community by 

subscribing via email or RSS feed. 

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

What to do Weekends #67

Welcome to What to do Weekends Party


Have you made any of these paper bunnies? Well, you should because it's great fun - there is a link to a YouTube video also so it's easy!! I think 10 year olds and up might have fun joining in, too.






We are part of TWO FACEBOOK FLASH 

ROUND ROBIN GIVEAWAYS 


(flash because they are over in a FLASH - -- 24 hours, that's it.)  

Round robin because there are 20 bloggers involved in these giveaways and you go from blog to blog to see what they are giving away. All you have to do is "LIKE" the person's page and leave a comment - very easy- no rigmarole). 

Each blogger gives away their own prize. It's such great fun. 

Click on the FLASH GIVEAWAYS and come over and enter! 

Not that many entered so it's a good chance to win!


#1.  American Girl Doll Wardrobe FLASH giveaway. This ends Friday, the 11th at 11 A.M. EST


#2. Facebook FLASH giveaway with Barbara Humphrey Garrett of The Everyday Home. This ends Friday, the 11th at 6 A.M. EST


There will be no features this week so next week we will double up the features(and double the fun, too.) 

We'll still be pinning our faves this week, though. :)

Your hostesses, Linda and Carol


 Okay, ON TO THE PARTY!!




You know the drill.... link up, visit, and get new ideas.










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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Showers Cash Giveaway

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Monday, April 7, 2014

12 Mouth Watering Desserts in Mugs

Mouth Watering Desserts Cooked in Mugs in the Microwave

Don't you just love these little desserts in mugs? I made the 3-2-1 Cake last year, which is an easy cake in a mug and I thought that was amazing, but these recipes go WAY beyond that little cake.






Please go to the source if you wish to pin anything. Thanks.









































Red Velvet Mug Cake from Kirbie's Cravings

























This is about the easiest baking there is... 1 or 2 minutes in the microwave and you have a really luscious, tiny, little dessert.  I hope you find something to make and enjoy. Oh, and one more...

Desserts aren't the only things cooked in mugs.. What about this tiny meatloaf? 
How cute is that!! And easy, too.







Have a great week.


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So happy that you came by to visit. I’m Linda (on the right in the picture). I’m the blogger. 

Carol and me
My sister, Carol (left) and I love learning new things to make and do and

 I blog about it right here on Crafts a la mode.

I’m so looking forward to having you join us and would love to have you join our community by 

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Easter Bunny Gift Bags DIY from Mailing Envelopes

DIY Bunny Easter Gift Bags Made from White Envelopes 

(instead of buying expensive baskets)!





Feliz Navidad...........    (just checking to see if everyone is paying attention). Ha ha


Here is the tutorial for making these bags in pictures:


Take these padded mailing envelopes - very sturdy ... I bought them at Staples:




Cut the flap off:



Fold over the end and glue:




Find a pattern of a bunny head (I adapted one from a picture I found). Hot glue on the front of the bag.



Push in the corner:









With one hand inside the bag, pinch in the corner:




Glue the corners and hold until set. Do the other corner the same way. Try to get both corners about the same.




Bottom of the bag made in a flash. Now it will hold more and sit flat.




Time for the handles... pretty and colorful ribbon.





Hot glue the handles in place.




Bag done:




I added some bows on the ears for the girl bunnies and a bow tie for the boy bunnies.





To personalize the bags a little I affixed their picture on the back of the bag (it's easy for them to identify the right bag also). I added colorful tissue paper in the bag instead of the Easter grass (that makes a mess wherever it is).


white gift bag made from a large padded envelope


Boy bag with bow tie:


Pretty paper bunny on the front of a white padded envelope




Bunny bag with green boo boo bunny from facecloth


Candy inside the bag...





Simple. I made 7 bags in not time at all. The kids - my grandkids, my niece's kids - usually get an Easter basket from me but this is much more personal.



Cute bunnies to make and love


I think they'll like them.


Bunny bags and boo boo bunnies from facecloths



Have a wonderful week,



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HI THERE AND WELCOME! 


So happy that you came by to visit. I’m Linda (on the right in the picture). I’m the blogger. 

Carol and me

My sister, Carol (left) and I love learning new things to make and do and

 I blog about it right here on Crafts a la mode.

I’m so looking forward to having you join us and would love to have you join our community by 

subscribing via email or RSS feed. 

If you follow us in any way please leave a message and we will follow you back. We are so glad you’re  here! 

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