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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Giveaway Winner {{Beaded Watch & Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

We had a great time reading all of the wonderful comments for our first giveaway!  Thank you to everyone for making it a success!

Now for the news you’ve been waiting for all week….

The winner of the beaded watch & $10 Hobby Lobby gift card is….

image picked lucky number 2!


Congratulations Carlee!  Thanks for being a follower and we hope you enjoy your first trip to Hobby Lobby…you’re sure to become a Hobby Lobby junkie just like us! =) 


Friday, April 29, 2011

Macaroni & Cheese and Octopus {{Kid’s Corner Friday}}

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You could be the lucky winner of:

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{{A Beaded Watch & A Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

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We are starting a NEW Friday event called….Kid’s Corner Friday!!!  We are so excited for this!!!  In our Kid’s Corner Friday, we will have kid’s crafts, kid’s recipes and so much more just for kids!!! Stay tuned every Friday to see what we have created for the special little cuties in our lives!!!

Macaroni & Cheese and Octopus

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I have seen this idea here and there online and have been wanting to try it for awhile now!!!  This is now the ONLY way my daughter wants to eat hotdogs!  She actually eats the octopus hotdogs leg by leg… cute!!

You can do a GIANT octopus, but I have found that it is easier to make smaller ones….and easier to eat!  So, cut your hotdog in half.

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Using a sharp knife, cut the 8 legs, leaving a 1/4 of the top of the hotdog for the head.  {{I cut the legs into 4’s and then cut each in half, making 8 legs}}

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Place the hotdogs in a pan of water and boil until hotdogs are cooked through.  The legs will spread out as they cook.

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To make them even more real looking, I used a toothpick & ketchup and drew on a ketchup face!

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I hope your little one enjoys these as much as mine did!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hanging Stars

Are you looking for a cute idea for filling an open space???

I have always loved stars, so I thought this was perfect when I saw what my mom did to fill her open space between her entryway and her stairs!  If I had an open space like this….there is no doubt in my mind that this is what I would do!  It is so simple & inexpensive….yet beautiful!!

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Want to know how to create this beautifully elegant look???

What you need:

  • Christmas tree star decorations
  • Fishing line
  • Clear push pins

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She simply took the star decorations and strung fishing line through them at varying lengths.

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Then spaced them evenly between the open space and hung them up with a clear push pin!

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So easy, yet so elegant and beautiful!!!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I Made Wednesday #6

It is not too late to enter our 100 Followers Giveaway

You could be the lucky winner of:

IMG_1155Hobby Lobby Gift Card

{{A Beaded Watch & A Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

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We can’t even begin to describe how ECSTATIC we were to get so many links on our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party last week!  It was definitely a record for us & truly made our week that so many of you came over to our blog to share what you had created that week!!  We can only hope that you keep coming back and keep sharing your amazing ideas with us and our readers!!!

There were so many SPECTACULAR link ups last week, that it was so hard to just pick a couple to feature!!   So….we picked 4!!! (:

I loved this idea so much that I made this super duper cute carrot cake for my little girl for her birthday!!  What little cutie wouldn’t love to see this oh so yummy cake on their plate????  Mine LOVED IT!!!  Thanks Random Inspirations and Life’s Celebrations for this too cute idea!!


Miss Lovie gave us some serious inspiration with this awesome wreath!!  I am imagining what it would look like on my front door!  The moss….great!  The rosettes…..stunning!  The initial…..perfect!!


Just Another Hang Up created this pillow that I can’t seem to take my eyes off or get out of my head!!  I seriously can’t wait for my kids to loose their teeth so that I will have an excuse to make this oh so adorable pillow….and they are only 4 & 2!  Love it!!!


The Bird’s Papaya showed off this stunning wall! I now want to get painting my house and hang up all my picture frames that I have been meaning to hang up for……forever!!  It would be the perfect touch to anyone’s home!!

Now on to the What I Made Wednesday Party…..

{{The Details}}:

  • Must be made by you.
  • Link up to your specific post - not your main blog.          (Please no Etsy shops or giveaways)
  • Please post our button or link back to our blog so more people can join in the fun.
  • Visit some of the other participants and leave them a comment to show your LOVE!
  • We hope you LOVE our blog...if you do, we would LOVE it if you become a follower!

{{What I Made Wednesday}} will be open Wednesday – Friday. Next Wednesday we will feature some of our favorites from this week's party as well as host a new {{What I Made Wednesday}}!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Flower Garden Birthday Party


It’s so hard to believe that my baby is 2!  I know people say this all the time, but they seriously grow up too fast!!  To celebrate her big day we had a flower garden themed birthday party.


This invitation was created in Photoshop.  I’m just starting to learn the program and had lots of fun putting it all together!  Most of the scrapbook elements I used for the invitation came from Shabby Princess and Summertime Designs.  They have so many great free downloads!  After the invitation was created, I uploaded it to Snapfish and sent it to our local Wal-Mart.  (I despise how much I ALWAYS end up spending at Wal-Mart every week and yet I keep coming back….)




The decorations were very simple.  I bought the butterflies at a local store (Each one was only $5…I knew it would cost me more to make them and additional time I didn’t have)  and made the tissue paper pom-poms using Martha Stewart’s tutorial.  That Martha is one crafty lady!  I absolutely love the butterfly and flower garland because it is strung from my kitchen all the way into my living room.  It was a great way to tie both rooms together!

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Macie had so much fun at her birthday party (she even decided to change into a new outfit as soon as it was opened….after all, it IS boring to wear the same outfit for too long!!!) and I feel blessed that so many of our family members could come help us celebrate.





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Monday, April 25, 2011

Menu Monday 4/25 & Giveaway

It is not too late to enter our 100 Followers Giveaway

You could be the lucky winner of:

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{{A Beaded Watch & A Hobby Lobby Gift Card}}

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Menu Monday

Monday~ Soup, Grilled Cheese

Tuesday~ Spaghetti, Party Cheese Bread, Green Beans

Party Cheese Bread

Wednesday~Hawaiian Hay Stacks

Thursday~ Tuna Rice Muffinettes, Salad


Friday~ Daikon Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce, Salad

Saturday~ Eat Out

Sunday~ Roast, New Potatoes & Peas, Green Beans


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

We just wanted to wish everyone a very HAPPY EASTER!!! We have both planned a wonderful day with our families…including and Easter feast, Easter egg hunt & attending church together as a family!!  We hope you have an amazing day with your families as well!!!

What are you and your family doing this beautiful Easter day?


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Quick Easter Gift

I have been trying to come up with an idea for a cute Easter gift to give to my primary class at church for some time now.  I finally stumbled upon this super cute and super easy Easter gift!  I thought I would share this with you, in case you are like me…..a procrastinator!!!  Yes, I just made them tonight! (:

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This is actually a free printable that I found at Skip To My Lou!  They turned out so so cute!!!


{{Servin’ It Up Saturday}} Tuna Rice Muffinettes

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As a kid, my mom would make Tuna Rice Muffinettes with a tangy butter sauce.  I remember LOVING them and looking forward to when they would be served.  I continue to love them as an adult and make these for my family on a regular basis.  The tangy butter sauce definitely makes this already delicious recipe even more scrumptious!  Now, on to the recipe:

Tuna Rice Muffinettes With Tangy Butter Sauce

Start by cooking 2 cups of rice and preheating your oven to 375 degrees.


While your rice is cooking, mix the following together in a bowl:

1 – 6 oz. can tuna (drained)

1/2 cup chopped onions

1 tablespoon parsley

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs (beaten)

2 tablespoons milk

3/4 C. black olives (chopped) *optional*

Mix well.


Add your 2 cups of cooked rice to your tuna mixture.


Add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese to your rice and tuna mixture.  Mix well.


Spray 6 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.  Press rice mixture into the muffin cups, forming a rounded top.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Loosen with spatula and serve with tangy butter sauce.

Tangy Butter Sauce:

1/4 cup butter

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon salt


Absolutely delicious!  What recipes do you remember from your childhood?

Tuna Rice Muffinettes With Tangy Butter Sauce

2 C. cooked rice

1 C. shredded cheddar cheese

1 – 6 oz. can tuna (drained)

1/2 C. chopped onions

1 T. parsley

1 t. salt

2 eggs (beaten)

2 T. milk

3/4 C. black olives (chopped) *optional*

Combine the cheese, tuna, onion, eggs, milk, parsley, and salt.  Stir in rice.  Spray 6 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.  Press rice mixture into the muffin cups, forming a rounded top.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.  Loosen with a spatula.  Serve with tangy butter sauce.

Tangy Butter Sauce:

1/4 C. butter, melted

1 T. lemon juice

1/2 t. salt


Friday, April 22, 2011

100 Followers Giveaway {{Beaded Watch & Gift Card}} - NOW CLOSED

To say that we are excited would be an absolute UNDERSTATEMENT!!!! 
We have 100 followers {{Can I get a…. woot woot!?}}
To celebrate this absolutely exciting moment for us, we would like to do a giveaway! 
We are giving away……
A Beaded Watch
A 100 dimes Hobby Lobby Gift Card {{$10}}
Hobby Lobby Gift Card
We make & sell our watches on our website Beaded Time!  If you are the lucky winner, you will get to pick one watch band and one face out of the choices below!!! 
You will also get a 100 dimes Hobby Lobby Gift Card {{$10}} to help you purchase some of craft supplies for your next project!!! 
We want to thank all of you who helped us get our dream of starting a blog up and going…..and especially those who helped us get to 100 followers!!  We are so excited for all that is to come…..
Now, on with the giveaway…
You have 4 magnificent ways to enter to win!!
  1. Become a follower of our blog & leave a comment below letting us know you did {{If you are already a follower…just let us know in your comment}}
  2. Become a follower of Sweet Peas and Bumblebees on Facebook & leave a comment below letting us know!
  3. Blog about this giveaway and tell us you did in a comment below!
  4. Facebook about this giveaway ant tell us you did in a comment below!

*~* Please leave your email address so that we can contact you if you have won.  If you want to disguise it, that's just fine.  ((ex.: sweetpeasandabb {at} gmail {dot} com)) *~*

The giveaway will end on April 29th, and the winner will be notified by e-mail!!  Good luck & thank you so so much!!!

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