Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Paperflavor Giveaway Winner!!! And CUTE BABY CHICK COOKIE PIE!

I'm excited to announce my First Blog Giveaway Winner for Paperflavor is Stephanie (jasperjax2003)!!! Yay, Congratulations Stephanie on winning really cute Paperflavor Fruit Card Set! I used to pick my lucky winner, she won as lucky comment 11!!!

Thank you for all that participated! I really love my new followers!!!

I wanted to end this blog milestone with a bang by sharing a really adorable treat I whipped up! Although Summer is just around the corner, I know you guys will love to prepare this last minute Spring Dish, before it gets too hot to bake in your oven!

Now, I bet you are wondering what is surrounding that yummy cookie pie, well I couldn't help but make an over the top presentation with the help of a green feather boa and some fake flowers. Onto the Baby Chick Cookie Pie, first I made the Cookie Pie, just using store bought cookie dough and baking it in a tin pan. After it cooled I first made the wreath using green frosting and then pink icing for the flowers, the red buds are 1/3 of a Swedish Fish. I added some sprinkles around the wreath and Bubble Gum Mini Eggs, and finally a few white Coconut M&Ms to complete the look. The Baby Chick's face is made out of Yellow Icing with tiny yellow sprinkles over it, to give it a slightly fuzzy look. Then the eyes are just two green Coconut M&Ms and the beak is an Orange Flavored Tootsie Roll, that I bended and creased to make a smile! I hope my Baby Chick Cookie Pie inspires you to make a delicious dessert for your friends and family!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Paperflavor Giveaway: First Blog Giveaway!

I'm so excited to announce my First Blog Giveaway with Paperflavor! Paperflavor offers the cutest stationary along with other adorable products from flair:totes, pins, etc and apparel: shirts, tank tops and onesies! Paperflavor prides themselves on making items that are perfect for babies and kids, Paperflavor also offers unique and modern wedding materials and customers can personalize the products easily. Perhaps the heart and soul of Paperflavor are the Flavorkids, Flavorgirl and Flavorboy always make me smile with their big puppy dog eyes and whimsy! I am lucky enough to receive a variety goodies from Paperflavor to help me write a thorough review for you, the readers. Below you can see the delciously fun Paperflavor haul I recieved: the Flavorkid Cool Nerd Paper Doll and Flavorkid Rocker Paper Doll, along with Flavorgirl Holiday Cut Outs, four Flavorgirl pins, and three cards, Mother's Day card, a Wedding card, and a Housewarming card and in the middle the giveaway prize Flavorgirl Original Fruit Card Set.

I gave my mom the Mother's Day card and she absolutely loves it! The heart ballon is precious and I like that it reads "Happy Mommy Day!" since I never call her Mother, it's always Mommy or Mom. She really enjoys the card because of the heartwarming Flavorgirl who she said reminds her of me. I suppose I see a bit of resemblance. I couldn't help but try to pair the lovely Mother's Day Card with a photo of myself to display the similarities.I think Paperflavor's motto says it all "Sweet stationary, made fresh daily." Their products are endearing but also refreshing with its modern twist. Such as the Flavorkid paper doll set I received of Cool Nerd and Rocker. If the Mother's day card didn't resemble me, the cool nerd paper doll certainly does! I am of course a cool nerd, I was so excited to find a paper doll with glasses, I tend to wear glasses about 60% of the time, and she even had red frames just like me! I dressed her up with a hairband, another favorite accessory of mine and an adorable dressy outfit! I choose the backdrop of books to help this little smarty shine in her natural environment! I really had fun with the paperdolls I have had a few in the past but never with such cool outfits and funky accessories! The best part is that they are not only super cute, creative but very light, I can easily take my Flavorgirl Cool Nerd paper doll with me everywhere. If I wanted to try to craft some new clothes for her, all I need is paper and scissors! Look out Blythe dolls you got a new fashionable lighter doll to compete with!

I think these Flavorkid paper doll sets would make great graduation gifts, fun for all ages, I used scissors to cut mine but X-acto knife would also work well, but make sure to cut under a safe surface so you don't scratch up your table.

Christmas came early this year with the Flavorgirl Holiday Cut Outs! They were pretty easy to cut, just follow the dotted line, I can see kids having a blast cutting them up for the holidays. They are perfect holiday treat, make me really look forward to Christmas! I think they'd be great as a gift tag such as the Reindeer cut out above. The Elf cut out look so festive on a big red Holiday bow, definitely some kawaii pizazz! If you would like to see more Holiday items from Paperflavor click link below!

Be sure to check out Paperflavor items they are printed beauitfully, bold colors on quality paper, cuter than a box of kittens designs and their items have affordable prices! I am really excited to see that Paperflavor will be having an event in Pasadena, CA! I'm actually was born in Pasadena, talk about a cosmic connection! So if you happen to be in the Pasadena area during May 14-15th please go to the Paseo Spring Fest at 280 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101.

Now the best part, the Giveaway! Check out this adorable Flavorgirl Original Fruit Card Set below!Front of Card Set

Back of Card Set, shows the variety of cute cards! They are all blank inside, wonderful for any occasion!


One lucky winner will get a Flavorgirl Orginal Fruits Card Set! (as shown above)

How to Enter
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Giveaway begins Monday May 9th and ends Monday May 23rd at 11:59 PM!
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Disclaimer: I was not paid for my review. I was given free products for the purpose of a review.
The winner will be emailed and must respond within 48 hours!

UPDATE!!!! 5/23/ 11 Blogger went down I lost comments, they have however returned! Thankfully! For those that were nice enough to post their comments again, I'm sorry for the inconvenience and really appreciated your help but I had to delete duplicate entries.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Spring is here!

Living in a chilly place like Illinois, has always made me look forward to the end of the freezing winter chills and the beautiful bloom of Spring! I want to share how I have been celebrating Spring, with yummy Easter inspired treats and a visit to the Chicago Botanical Gardens!Tired of the classical Easter basket? You should try using a Chinese take out box instead, I got the one above at World Market. I decorated it with lots of stickers to give a personal touch. I really like the Chinese take out box because it allowed me to seal up all the candy and goodies. I didn't have to worry about them falling out during my travel for delivery. It also is a good size portion, especially for kids. It is really easy to over do it on the holidays, too much sweets always ends up in a tummy ache. I think it'd be perfect for handing out party favors for Birthdays!I did something I haven't done for about ten years, make chocolate lollipops! Above is an Easter basket full of eggs mold. They were a huge hit with my boyfriend's family. I'm totally in love with making chocolate molds, the chocolate just tastes better homemade and its always more special because of it comes from the heart!

Chicago Botanical Gardens was a fun date for my boyfriend and I this past weekend. Although some of the flowers weren't in bloom yet, like the roses. There were so many stunning flowers, such as the one above. I like it because it reminds me of snake skin and is such a pretty color! I really enjoyed seeing some spring flower favorites like cherry blossoms. My favorite part of the trip was going to Spider Island, although don't let the title fool you, it is not spooky! Instead there were many hungry Koi swimming close to the bridge leading to the island in eager hopes of visitors dropping some crumbs. One of the greatest treasures of the Chicago Botanical Gardens wasn't the flowers but the animals, the ducks, the geese, the swans, and all the many tiny birds gulping down worms. I definitely will go back in the Summer, but it is nice to go in the Spring because it is cooler, less crowded and has Spring features like daffodils.