Saturday, October 22, 2011

Silent Saturday

Testing out a picture app on my iPad

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fabulous Food Friday with Jasey's Crazy Daisy

Fabulous Food Friday
 Welcome to Fabulous Food Friday! While exploring the blogosphere, I realized that there were many great recipes to share. So every Friday this summer, I am going to  feature an awesome blogger with their great recipe! Today’s feature blogger is Jasey from Jasey's Crazy Daisy.  Jasey is an awesome mother who enjoys cooking, crafts, and taking time for life's little moments. She has some wonderful recipes and crafty ideas that you definitely should check out.  While you are there, don't miss her yummy Snickerdodle Bar Recipe.  You will fall in love.  When you get a chance, swing by  her Facebook Page and join up so you don't miss any of her great ideas or ones that she finds and posts for us.  If you would like to be featured, I'd love to have you.  Just shoot me an email at

Hello! Happy day to you all! I'm Jasey from Jasey's Crazy Daisy, where I write about just a little bit of everything and I am here to share a most delicious treat with you! Stop by, check out what's new a Crazy Daisy and make sure to say hello! Thanks, Kel {YOU ARE WONDERMOUS} for inviting me over! It's treat time!

I don't know about you, but brunch, is probably my most favorite meal. Ever. I think it's because you are  expected to eat the most delicious things, and call it a meal. You don't even have to wait for dessert! Now that's what I call perfection! Doughnuts and muffins seem like a pretty natural brunch food, don't you think? Combining the two only makes it better. Doughnuts + muffins = super delicious and easy and perfect. 

Glazed Doughnut Muffins
*Recipe by Crazy Daisy adapted slightly from The Bakery Spot

Muffin Batter
1/4 cup butter, softened (the other half of the stick will be used in the glaze)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda
1 - 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
1 cup milk

4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 Tablespoons hot water

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease muffin tin, or use paper muffin cups.

Cream together butter, oil, and sugars until smooth. Add eggs, beat to combine. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla. stir in flour, alternating with milk. Begin and end with flour, and make sure everything is mixed well.

Fill muffins cups, until nearly full. (I used an ice cream scoop and then divided the extra batter between all the muffins.)

Bake for 14-17 minutes, our until pale golden brown and the toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.

Prepare the glaze by mixing together the melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and water, whisking until smooth.

Dip tops of muffins into the glaze and allow to harden. You can even double dip if you'd like.

Serve warm, for best results, but muffins will keep at room temperature, covered, for a day.

Next time I think I'll try almond instead of vanilla in the glaze. Mmmmmm! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Winnie the Pooh Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack Giveaway

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood, for the latest adventure featuring the world’s beloved bear, Winnie The Pooh!  Join Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Christopher Robin, Owl, Kanga, Piglet, Eeyore, and all of the classic characters you know and love when Walt Disney Pictures releases Winnie The Pooh on DVD and Blu-Ray October 25, 2011!

I don't about your kids, but mine love Winnie the Pooh and all his friends.  My youngest daughter's room is still decorated with Pooh Bear, Tigger, and Eeyore.  She has all the plush animals and cuddles up to them at night.  She also really loves Disney's Winnie the Pooh website that is full of games and activities.  Try the Widget above for some more with Winnie the Pooh.

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter the Giveaway.  One winner will receive The Winnie the Pooh Blu- Ray/DVD Combo!  Please email me if you have any questions on how to enter.  Good Luck!

Calling All Bloggers: Fall Social Freebies Sign Up's

Calling all Bloggers!

Pink Dandy Chatter and Between The Lines are hosting our first annual Fall Social Freebies Giveaway Event. Together, we will be giving away an iPod Touch, a Sleeptracker Sleep Watch, and possibly other goodies, depending on the number of blogs who participate.

So, what's in it for you? TONS of exposure for your blog and your social media networks.

Fellow blogger is the time to sign up for this amazing event! Sign up's are now available and will close on October 27th, 2011 at midnight MST. Entry fees starting at only $10 (please see the sign up form below).

Event Date: 
October 31st, 2011 at 12:01am MST through November 20th, 2011 at 11:59pm MST

Event Requirements: 

Payment to include your blog in the giveaway event must be received no later than October 26th, 2011 by noon MST. Otherwise, your blog will be removed from the list.

We do understand that emergencies arise, so, in the event that you cannot participate, you MUST let one of us know (and get a response back) by email no later than October 26th, 2011 by noon MST to receive a refund. Otherwise, your payment is non-refundable.

Blogs will be placed in the order in which payment is received.

You must display the Fall Social Freebies banner ad on your site from the time you register until the day the giveaway ends (November 20th, 2011)

You will be required to use the provided verbage highlighting the Fall Social Freebies giveaway post on your site several days prior to the giveaway start date and up until the giveaway ends. We will all have the same information on all of our sites, in order to promote the giveaway.

We will be using Rafflecopter as our required means of collecting entries. Everyone must display our Rafflecopter widget in their giveaway post during the specified event times.

Please do not start this giveaway event before start time or end before specified end time.

Please make sure to check your spam folders over the next several weeks to make sure you receive required emails from Kelly and Janae.

We hope you will join us for this fun and fabulous event too!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Recipe Corner: London Broil

My mom is the best cook I know!  This recipe is a family favorite that she makes. We all got together this Sunday to enjoy this juicy, tender steak.  Don't forget to pair it up with your favorite potatoes.  Mine are twice baked smothered in cheese!  Thanks mom for sharing such a mouthwatering recipe!


2 lbs steak (flank steak works the best)
1/4 c oil
3/4 c soy sauce
1/4 c worcestershire sauce
1 TBS dried mustard
2 tsp salt
1 TBS black pepper
1/2 c red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/3 c lemon juice
1/4 tsp. garlic powder


1. Mix the marinade ingredients together.
2. Add steak and marinate over night, turning steak frequently.
3. Remove steak from marinade and grill on grill pan until done.
4. Meanwhile, boil marinade in a small saucepan for 10-15 minutes.
5. Slice steak thinly and serve with marinade gravy on top.  (Serve with rice, potato, or noodles)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Avengers Are Coming!

Are you a fan of Iron Man?  The Hulk?  Thor?  Captain America?  Well now you can see them all come together in the newly released trailer of the upcoming movie, The Avengers.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Kidorable Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkins Come and Pumpkins Go, but A Jack-O-Lantern steals the show! Carve, Chisel, or Shape your best pumpkin. One lucky fan will win a full Kidorable ensemble of their choice. 

Its easy - just email a picture of a child you love with the pumpkin they carved to Whoever gets the most votes wins. 

We will receive entries from October 17 through Monday, October 31. Then voting will continue through Monday, November 7 at 2pm when well announce the winner.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop!


Between the Lines



How does this blog hop work?

1. Make sure to follow Pink Dandy Chatter and Between The Lines so that we can follow you back!!

2. To ensure that Pink Dandy Chatter will follow you back, you need to make sure and leave a comment (below on this post) saying that you are a new follower and also leave a link to your blog.

3. Add your blog name and the URL to one of your favorite posts on the Linky below.

4. Please follow at-least 2 blogs on the list that appeal to you

5. Your blog must be family friendly ONLY. Explicit sites will be removed from the list.