Saturday, January 29, 2011

Heart-Shaped Pancakes

So this morning we tested out the new silicone pancake molds I got! And after a couple tries and flops (like the picture below) we figured out the technique and they work great!! Way way better than the metal mold which I gave up on last year and just used a cookie cutter on the round ones after they were done. The silicone even handled these nut and oatmeal filled pancakes no problem!
flop - The trick is to cook one side, slide your spatula under and then rotate the arm (it moves 360 degrees) and flip it over while keeping it still in the silicone mold. Only remove the mold once the second side has cooked pretty well. (We also sprayed the silicone with cooking spray as an added protection)
Of course for Valentine's Day - you could sprinkle pwd sugar over them, add a flag that says "love" or anything else! Enjoy!

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Sorry for the delay!  Things have been a little crazy around here!  But we do have a winner!  Thanks to everyone who participated.  And I'll be emailing you your gift certificate shortly.

Congratulations to THE BAKKENS!!

The Bakkens said...

I like the Hillsdale tufted leather one. Looks so comfy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CSN Giveaway!!

CSN is offering another giveaway!  They have over 200+ stores and sell everything from adjustable bar stools to tables, suitcases, baby gear, and more!  Enter to win a $20 gift certificate, valid at any of their stores.

How to enter:
1. Head on over to their site linked above.
2. Come back and leave a comment about your favorite bar stool.  (Be sure to leave your email address).
3. For a second entry, put a link to this post on your own blog, facebook, or twitter and come back leaving a second comment telling me where you posted.

Good Luck!  We're headed out of town for the next few days and I'll draw a winner next Wednesday!
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valentine's Ideas

I love Valentine's Day! Not only because I get to arrange a lot of flowers - but the red and pink are just soo cheerful when everything is still cold and wet and bleak out! I've got all sorts of valentine's projects that I want to try out - but we'll see if time and my 2 year old permits! I ordered these silicone pancake molds to try and make a perfect heart stack (see bottom for order link). I've been unhappy with the cheap stainless steel one I got last year. I'll let you know how these turn out!

Coffee stencils (howaboutorange)

I'm a sucker for the candy hearts anyway - so I'm reallly tempted to purchase these plates!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Jeremiah and Kelsey's Rehearsal Dinner

I did the flowers for the rehearsal dinner of some friends of ours this past weekend. They held it New Year's Eve in a log cabin with a roaring fire, loads of candles, mercury glass, and white flowers - just gorgeous. The mother of the groom had the fantastic idea of birch "vases" with a ball of white flowers on top so that's what we did! And they turned out great!

I glued oasis foam on top (with oasis floral glue which is meant to hold up to water), and used eskimo roses, white hydrangea, white stock (so it smelled heavenly!), and seeded eucalyptus.
For a more permanent vase or longer lasting arrangement, you could hollow out the birch and insert a vase. (Just takes a fair bit more work!)

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