Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday Mornings...Mason Jars + Chalk = Happy

Good Morning Lovelies!
Well, we all know Mason Jars are all the rage
these days. 
With good reason, if you ask me:)
There are SO many uses for them and they are truly
a part of the past AND present:)
Not to mention, here in the south, they are crucial to everyday life:)

So when I saw these at a FAMILY DOLLAR store last week,
I snatched up a few.  
Mason Jars with Chalkboard Paint for messages.
I know, I know...
an easy DIY.  But when I figured the cost of buying
 regular jars chalkboard paint, brushes, etc...
these were cheaper!
Like, $1.50 each!
Whoo Hoo:)

SO many uses, like I said.
Here's a few that we came up you'll come up with many more:)
Top left:  Party Favors
Left Lower Corner:  Picnic Jars
Middle Lower Row: Drinking Glasses (well use ever:)
Top Right Side:  Desk Jars for Pens, Treats, Spare Change or...
Center Right:  Sea Shells
Lower Right:  Bathroom Counter Jars...Toothbrush Holder, Makeup Brushes,
 Qtips & Cotton Balls.

So there you go!
If you have paint, get paintin.
If not, get to Family Dollar:)

Happy Monday Y'all!!!!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Banana Pudding in Mason Jars!!!!!

Banana Pudding in a MASON JAR??? Oh. HECK!!!!!
I just put this on my facebook page,  and thought i should share it with you, too:)

Okay, back to the pudding...
As if the stuff wasn't good in any ol' dish, these brilliant people thought of putting it in mason jars, to make it even better! (cause everything tastes better in a mason jar. Just sayin;) And now, since I've shown you the pictures, the least I can do is share one of my MANY favorite recipes for this crack-like substance:) 

(and say what y'all want, but this lady knows her puddin:)

2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies (you can also use vanilla wafers)
6 to 8 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 (5-ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream

Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.

In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bunny Butt Cookies for Easter...

Okay, are these the most adorable, stinkin cute cookies ever???????
Bunny Butt Cookies!
Seriously, even the name makes me smile:)
Pillsbury does it again...super cute and super easy sugar cookies. 
And I personally promise your kids will think you're the coolest mom for making these!;)
here's how you do it...
Bunny Butt Cookies
*Note:  This is the Pillsbury recipe but we like to make our own 
sugar cookie and frosting recipe.  
We also don't slice the cookies, we roll out our dough and use round cookie cutters. 
 For those who want exact instructions, read on...
1  roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1/3  cup all-purpose flour
1  container (12 oz) fluffy white whipped frosting
Pink gel food color
22  miniature marshmallows
Candy sprinkles
1  Heat oven to 350°F.
 In large bowl, knead cookie dough and flour with hands until well mixed.
2  Reshape dough into 9x1 1/2-inch log.
3  Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.Remove plastic wrap. Cut cookie dough into 33 slices. Cut 11 slices into 4 equal wedges; shape each wedge into ovals for bunny feet. Place cookie dough slices and bunny feet on ungreased cookie sheet.
4  Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
5  In medium microwavable bowl, stir frosting and 1 to 3 drops pink food color until well blended. Microwave uncovered on High 10 to 15 seconds or until soft but not translucent.
6  To make bunny butt, frost 1 whole cookie slice and 2 bunny feet with frosting. Place bunny feet on bottom of cookie as shown in photo. Place 1 marshmallow in center of each cookie for tail. Decorate bunny paws with candy sprinkles. Repeat with remaining cookie slices and bunny feet. To add ears to your bunny, place pink jelly beans at the top of each cookie.

I'm pretty sure this cutie pie will be honored if you make Bunny Butt Cookies! :) 


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