March 25, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



These cupcakes were so fun and easy to make!

Ingredients/Materials:

24 baked cupcakes
Gold cupcake caking cups/liners/wrappers - from Sur La Table
Airheads Rainbow Belt Sour Candy - from CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, etc.
Green frosting
White frosting - I used Buttercream
Small spatula
Piping tools or fill up a zip lock bag with the frosting, and cut a hole in a corner
Green sprinkles
White pearl sprinkles
  
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I did the green frosting (with a spatula) and green sprinkles here:


Then I piped white frosting on like so, for the "clouds":


I added the Pearls:


I cut each sour rainbow belt in half, then bent and stuck the end in the "clouds". I put them all in the fridge to let the frosting settle and harden. They did really well, and the rainbow candies held their shape! I am very happy with the result:


Lastly, I put each cupcake in a gold wrapper and hauled them in this neat carrier to Lil' Boo's preschool:



Good luck!
=)

February 06, 2014

Homemade Valentines

Valentine's Day is coming up quick! My Little Boo and I made these Valentine's together to give out to her friends. It's simple and affordable! I was trying to create something that does not involve candy...just because I know she will be getting a lot of candies anyways, so there's no need to add more.

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Materials:

* Tape - I chose Scotch Expressions for the color
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* Pencils - a pack of 8 in the Dollar Bins at Target
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* Large heart cutouts and a variety of stickers - I got these from JoAnn's on sale. The cutouts were 9 in a pack for about $2.
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* Glitter glue - available at the Dollar Tree and 99 Cent stores

* Marker/Crayon - to have your child write their name on the back


Directions:
It's pretty self-explanatory, but first, I had Little Boo write her name on the backs of each heart cutout. Then she decorated the front of the heart with foam stickers:

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We taped a pencil on the back:
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Then I used glitter glue to make polka dots:
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Done!

Good luck and have a lovely Valentine's Day with your loved ones!
=)

January 07, 2014

Boiled Sugar Cane Drink

Sugar Cane Drink! I used to drink this as a kid, and have forgotten about it until my mom came to visit over the holidays and brought sugar canes with her.  This is a nice refreshing drink that can be served hot or cold.

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I used barley, rock sugar and sugar canes. All can be found in Asian Markets; you can find sugar canes in tall cans:
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I boiled everything in a big pot:
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This is what rock sugar looks like:

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Ingredients:
10-12 cups of water
3 tablespoons of barley (or your preferred amount)
5 sticks of arm length sugar canes - (cleaned & chop peel off if fresh), and cut into smaller pieces to fit in the pot
2 chunks of rock sugar
Optional: carrots and water chestnuts, as many to your liking 

Recipe:
Boil water, add all sugar canes, and bring it back to a boil.
Add barley and stir.
Let simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours (until the liquid has reduced to half).
Add rock sugar and simmer for 15 minutes (until melted).

Wait for it to cool down and enjoy!

Good luck.
=)

December 27, 2013

2013 Christmas Cards

Found this Rudolph image and immediately knew it was perfect for my Christmas cards this year! It's pretty easy and self-explanatory:

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I added glitter to the red noses:
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Inside -
On the right is a message from us, on the left is a photo of us:
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Dear Readers,

I wish you a merry, merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog!

<3
SheMadeWhat

Elf on the Shelf, Days 21-25

Day 21: Christopher gives us a hint to what we'll be going today...flying!

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Day 22: Christopher made it with us to Texas! He misses the snow, so he made some paper snowflakes. He even left one for us to unfold:
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Day 23: Meet Christopher snowman:
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Day 24: Small World Doll Ms. France asks Christopher, "Can you do the Can-Can? If you can then I can!"
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Night 24: We flew back home and Christopher pops up in our stocking!  He left us some reindeer food, a reminder to set out cookies for Santa, and some new Christmas pajamas!
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