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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Frozen Reese's Peanut Butter Pies

My boys needed something good for Valentine's day!
So, I decided to make this:

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Click photo or this LINK  for the original or see below for my version

The stars of our show:

24 Oreos crushed in blender or a ziploc bag using a rolling pin.

All crushed and ready for butter!

4T melted butter
Add to crushed oreos, stir well.

I decided to make individual ones, so I used a muffin pan and my tart press.

Press down firmly.
Bake 350* for 7 min.
Set aside.

3/4 c peanut butter
1/2 c powdered sugar
Put into a sauce pan on medium heat.

Mix well until peanut butter is melted and smooth.
Cool for about 5min

Add 1/2 c chopped Reese's cups.
Mix well.

Stir in 2 1/2c of cool whip

Put on top of cookie crust
Freeze for 3hrs

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Box

My daughter wanted to hollow out an old book for her Vday box

Old book

I wasn't sure how to go about I made up my own way. I am sure there is a MUCH easier way...but hey, it worked!! :)

I bent over a few pages at a time, drew lines of where I wanted to cut. I used the width of the ruler.
Then I cut a bit on the bent/folded part, unbent the page and cut. 

I continued until I had it as deep as she wanted it:

Then she decorated the cover:

Happy Valentine's day!

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Anthro Knock off...sort of!

Here is the original that I LOVE:

Click photo to see webpage

And here is my version

I used a 14" x 2" piece of scrap material, cut three slits almost to the top

 Tightly braid the three pieces. I taped the one end to my table and braided.

This is the clasp I used. 

 I threaded the braid 1/2 way through the 1/2 of the clasp that has the lobster claw clasp.

Keeping the braid folded in 1/2 I took the smaller part of the clasp and threaded the loose ends through. Folding the fabric over the straight part of the clasp, I then sewed it together. 

I then took some wire and wrapped around the sewed part to hold it together better and just because I liked how it looked!