Monday, January 30, 2012

Winner of My Birthday Mystery Box!!

Hello Everyone!!

Can you believe it is Monday already and almost February?  Where has the time gone?  These last 12 days have been like a blur.  I have not been able to get to 100% yet.   Believe me, I have done plenty of resting and relaxing!  Just a silly bug I need to get over.  It has been weird, though, because I have been able to eat and still be available to my family.  Just a deep cough which wipes me out and hardly any voice.  You should have heard me try to sing today at church.  It was laughable!!

Okay, on to our winner of my Birthday Mystery Box.....

Congratulations to Letillia Slaughter!!  I'll be contacting you soon with more information!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Karlee!

Happy Friday Everyone!

A little update on me....  I went to the drs yesterday and it turns out that I have Bronchitis, which is awesome, because that is something that can be fixed with meds!!  YIPPEE!!  After a fun shot and some antibiotics I am feeling so much better.  I actually slept last night!!  AWESOME!!  

Today is my BFF's birthday!!  Karlee is the big 3-0 today!!  Go to her blog HERE to wish her lots of birthday wishes!  I am so thankful for Karlee's friendship.  Who would have thought that we would still be so close even after her move almost 3 years ago!  Here are some fun pictures of our years of friendship.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's My Birthday Giveaway!

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe it is my birthday today?  Unfortunately, I've been sick since Thursday so I haven't been able to gear up for a fun-filled wild birthday.  LOL!  I'll be happy with a small celebration with my family by my side.  This morning they woke me up with the traditional breakfast in bed and the Happy Birthday song.  My little 5 year old is so cute because he snuck in the room before and said "Mom, we're getting you a bowling ball!"  I don't know where he got that from but had to laugh. Of course the 5 year old did not go with them to pick out my present or I would have known the instant they got home what they got for me.  I asked him if my bowling ball was pink and he said, no, it's purple!!  So cute!

How about I do a birthday giveaway?  I looooooove birthdays!  Not just mine but everyone's birthdays.  Let's see........  Hmmmmmmm.  How about a SURPRISE box filled with some fun stuff from My Pink Loft & My Pink Studio???

To be entered, just leave a comment on this post with a fun thing you have done for someone's birthday or your favorite birthday.

Also, the COUNTDOWN to 40 begins!!!!  YIKES!  Only one more year in my 30's!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Secret Elves Winners & other Giveaway Winners!!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!

I am finally getting my mojo back!  YIPPEEE!!!!  I'm starting to get excited about working on Valentine projects and scrapbook pages!!  Okay, we finally have all the winners ready to post!

Secret Elf Winners!!  (Thank you for those of you who put my 12 Days of Christmas Blinkies on your blogs!  My Elves had a tough time deciding!)

Both of the following winners will receive ALL 4 of My Pink Stamper's Cricut DVDs!!  Over $100 worth of DVDs with over 17 hours of Cricut projects with FULL instructions that you cannot find on my blog or the internet!  If you haven't seen these yet, you can check them out from some of my retailers HERE!

YYYYYYYAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!  Congratulations!!!!


My Pink Stamper Encourage Me Stamp Set Winner....



Winner of Cricut's Old West Cartridge....

Isabel (thescrpprincess)

Thank you so much everyone!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes for Friends!

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I hope you had a day filled with happiness!  Church this morning was wonderful.  Honestly, when I got there I was a little grumpy and didn't have a good "listening" attitude.  After about 10  minutes into the talks I started feeling that they were all for me!  When I got to my 2nd hour of church, which is Gospel Principles for me, we had a GREAT lesson on the Life of Jesus Christ.  I am so grateful to have a perfect example to try and follow.  I have so many things that I need to work on but as long as I am striving to do what my Savior would do then it will all be okay.  I know that I am not perfect and will never be.  

Okay, enough churchy stuff!  LOL!  It was just a REALLY good church Sunday!  After church we came home and I decided to make some super yummy cupcakes for some new families in our Ward and some other new friends.  I have added the recipe below and some pics.

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 eggs
1 packet Hot Chocolate
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pans with cupcake liners.
  2. In bowl of stand mixer combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients: eggs, hot chocolate/milk mixture, vegetable oil and vanilla.
  4. Beat on medium speed until well combined, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  5. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with batter.
  6. Bake for 16 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Let cupcakes cool in pans for 5 minutes, then remove to wire racks to finish cooling.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Old West Cricut Cartridge Giveaway!

Hi Everyone!

Long time no talk, huh??  What have I been up to??  The answer is simple...... laundry, kids, and TENNIS!!  My new obsession hobby is playing tennis as often as I can.  I drop my kids off at school, come home do some chores, and then head off to play tennis.  I absolutely LOVE it!  Today I started my first 3.0 league.  I was soooo nervous.  In fact, I was so nervous that I was shaking for the first 3 games of the first set!  My match didn't go very well but I now know what I'm up against.  I just want to thank you all for still being here even when I wonder off for a bit.  I truly enjoy sharing everything with you on my blog.  I honestly haven't been spending a whole lot of time in my loft or studio.  The weather has been WONDERFUL here!!  As soon as it gets too cold, I am sure I will be in here more than enough!

I thought I would do a fun giveaway for you guys today. I have a brand new Cricut Cartridge Old West that is looking for a new owner!  Just leave a comment on this post with something, besides crafting, that you like to do for fun!!  Hugs!

Cricut Old West Cartridge

Friday, January 06, 2012

Gingerbread Party!

Happy Friday Everyone!

This week my kids went back to school on Wednesday but on Tuesday I had the fun opportunity to help my friend, Mary, with her daughter's birthday party.  I made the gingerbread cupcakes and was the official photographer.  As you can probably tell, my friend Mary is a TOTAL awesome party planner.  She doesn't do anything small.  It is all big and beautiful!!  Her children are lucky to have her in their lives.

I hope you all have a FABULOUS weekend!!  I am still trying to get caught up on two weeks of laundry for 7 people!  It is a MOUNTAIN.  Hopefully I will be able to get in My Pink Loft to just play!


Monday, January 02, 2012

Hey Everyone!

Hi Everyone!

Did you miss me yet?  I decided to take some time off to spend with my family while they are all home.  My husband went back to work today but my kids are still home until Wednesday.  I did not get to spend much time crafting during the break because it has been BEAUTIFUL outside!!  I've played a lot of tennis, hung out with friends, gone to the movies with my kids, and just relaxed.  It has been nice!!

A few days before Christmas another one of my little boys had a birthday.  I wanted to share some pictures from his day.  He is such a sweetie pie!!

 These are the most simple goodie bags I could make in a hurry.  They look like a 5 year old made them!  LOL!!