Simple Four Leaf Clover St. Patrick’s Day card design idea

Simple Four Leaf Clover St. Patrick's Day card

Simple Four Leaf Clover St. Patrick’s Day card design idea

This is one of the four St. Patrick’s Day card that mom made with the Silhouette.  She’s in a card “club” with some other ladies in which they all create cards and then trade with each other!  :)

I love the colors she chose and I really think the patterned paper sets off the whole card!

The Silhouette is honestly a genius tool that allows her to do what she does!  Isn’t this cute?!  :)

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Contributor: Trine – Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Hey everyone, its me again, Trine from Creative Pink Butterfly.  I hope you liked my pizza recipe from last month. Today I am going to share with you a delicious vanilla cupcake recipe. I also have a link at the end for a delicious vanilla bean frosting that is to die for!

This recipe makes about 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • 75 g butter, roomtemp.
  • 150 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 110 g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 dl cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 160 C (320 F)
  • Mix eggs and butter in a bowl with an electric mixer
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, keep mixing
  • In a separate bowl, add flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the dry to the wet and keep mixing
  • Add the cream and then the vanilla extract
  • Add 12 cupcake liners to cupcake tins, add them about half full with batter (I made them 3/4 full and they really overflowed)
  • Bake them for about 25-30 minutes
  • Serve alone or with Vanilla Bean Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes

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The Judge movie review

The Judge

The Judge

This is another movie I had wanted to see in theaters, however I didn’t exactly make it; so when I saw it was finally on DVD, I knew I had to check it out and I’m super glad I did.  It was honesty one of the best movies I’ve seen in quite some time, but I will say that I did not expect it to be as emotional as it was.  There’s a good amount of adult language in it, however no so much concerning the adult situations.  I wouldn’t really consider this to be a kids movie because I’m not quite sure they would understand the concept of the movie and how real it actually is.

The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. who plays a guy who left the small town to become a hot shot lawyer in Chicago; he is also known as Robert Duvall’s son in this movie.  Duvall plays a small town judge that has been on the bench for over 40 years.

The Judge starts out with us getting to know Hank Palmer (Downey Jr.), how he lives his daily lawyer life while balancing the dysfunctional marriage, along with trying to be the best father he can.  Hank ends up leaving the big city, for what he thinks is a quick visit to his childhood home to attend his mother’s funeral.  He then learns before returning to the big city, that his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder.  He then sets out to discover the truth and along the way slowly tries to reconnect with the family he walked away from years before due to family politics and dynamics.

We also meet Hank’s bother, played by Vincent D’Onofrio and learn that he’s part of the reason for Hank leaving.  Dax Shephard also stars in this movie as the small town’s lawyer who starts out defending Duvall.  Billy Bob Thornton ends up playing the DA that tries to take down the Palmer family. There are MANY other well known actors in this movie that you’ll also enjoy watching!

Can this big city lawyer put his feelings aside and hopefully clear his father’s name?

I laughed, I cried, and then I realized how good of an actor Downey Jr. is!  I guess I haven’t watched too many movies staring Downey Jr., but I think I may have to now.  He was such a likable and relatable character.  Duvall played such a heart wrenching character that it remember how good he really is as his job.

I highly recommend this movie…it’s SO good and SO real.

Craftsy

Apple Pork Roast in the Crock Pot recipe

Apple Pork Roast in the Crock Pot

Apple Pork Roast in the Crock Pot

This is such a delicious recipe that takes no time at all to make!  It has amazing flavor and the apples really make the recipe!  The pork ends up being super tender and the leftovers are just as amazing!  :)  ENJOY!

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 apples
  • cinnamon
  • honey
  • pork roast

Directions:

  • Slice your apples and cover the bottom of your crockpot; sprinkle on top with cinnamon.
  • Place your roast on top the apples and cut slits in it (about halfway through).
  • Drizzle honey in each slit and fill with an apple slice.
  • Then drizzle more honey on top and cover with more apple slices and sprinkle with more cinnamon.
  • Cover for 6-7 hours.

source: http://ourperfektlife.com/day-18-apple-cinnamon-crock-pot-pork-gluten-free-and-paleo/

Craftsy

Link Up #71

It’s time for another Link Party! :)

Now is your chance to link up your favorite blog posts of crafts and recipes!  :)  I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, I really hope all of my readers will participate and help us spread the word!  :)

If you are at all interested in co-hosting upcoming Link Ups, please contact me!

Now, let’s get to the Link Up!!

crafts and recipes link up


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