Thursday, May 24, 2012

New! News! News!

~ Hi there ~ 
 So excited to be writing this POST! I am just getting back from spending an awesome time with my daughter, her husband and my grandkids, and all this comes on the heals of my wonderful Florida trip which I told you about in my previous post! What a great month of May I've had! I'm still on cloud nine and so grateful for my family ties! 

And there's more FUN ahead! Remember I was telling you there would be some changes here at the YHMAC headquarters? 
Well here we go...TADA...What do you think of my new BLOG DESIGN? 
Seems like the trend in blogs these days is a clean, simple and uncluttered layouts and I finally decided to jump on the band wagon and change my look! 
I am LOVING it! 
I hope you'll find my posts easier to read, easier to navigate, easier to search, but most importantly easier to interact with me here and via Pinterest, Twitter, You Tube and Facebook. Thanks to my awesome blog designer Madeline of Shabby Vanity  for rocking my blog revamp!
NOW, have you heard the AMAZING NEWS from My Pink Stamper ?! Robyn has expanded her stamp line to include IMAGE STAMPS and EXCLUSIVE KITS !!! 

Here's all the EXCITING DEETS ...

 My Pink Stamper is pleased announce NEW IMAGE stamps sets available in EXCLUSIVE KITS and more IMAGE stamps available ala carte! 2 great ways to enjoy these super cute images! Here first release includes...

The Birthday Doodles Kit

This adorable KIT includes 6 ProMarkers, 24 sheets of Bazzil Cardstock, a 4 1/2 inch clear stamping block, and a My Pink Stamper Darkest Night Black Hybird Ink Pad! 
Girlie Doodles Stamp Set 
This adorable new set is available ala carte. Where do you get these awesome sets, you ask?
 Available EXCLUSIVELY at Pumpkin Spice a wonderful company Robyn has partnered with! 

PROJECT SAMPLES and more information available at My Pink Stamper!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Surprise Party Success and A Winner

~ Hi there ~
I'm back from the MOST AMAZING trip with my family and my MOM'S 80th SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY ! I cannot wipe the HAPPY grin off my face, I feel like the Joker in Batman with his permanent smile {a sane one ofcourse, lol} and shake the warm feeling I have inside since coming home and I hope it remains with me forever !

It would take me hours to describe the events that took place, it was one AMAZING ROLLER COASTER experience after another of fun, laughter, surprise, dancing, tears of happiness and reuniting with uncles, aunts and cousins I hadn't seen in years and even meeting family members I had never seen before that recently escaped from communist CUBA! 

But the icing on the cake was seeing my MOM'S FACE when she pulled up on the driveway of her house and saw a BIG TENT filled with family and friends that had come out to honor her...she was stunned and overjoyed!  She had no idea that we were doing this for her! 

I will be posting a video montage of the event as soon as I can organize the pictures my husband took, but in the meantime I'll share the slide show presentation I made for her that was shown at the party, if you want to take a peek. Can you pick me out of the pictures? I'll give you a hint...I'm the youngest of 4 children and I was born in 1965. 11 years after my closest sister. 

Hope you enjoyed the posts I pre scheduled while I was gone and the GIVEAWAY I did! I'm so happy to announce the winner of...

 My Pink Stamper's Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set


Pynoblem said.... "I love how you made the paper look like wall paper!  It's beautiful. 

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Guilt Free Fredo? Yup!

~ Hi there ~

Had to share one of my new GO TO recipes since I've been on this healthy eating kick! I've lost 10 pounds and feel great! This recipe is GOLDEN and definitely hits the spot when you are craving a noodle dish and it's SO CREAMY! No need to down all that awful fat and calories from traditional fettucine!  Thanks HUNGRY GIRL for coming up with this winner recipe! And thanks noodle people for coming up with Shirataki Fettucine Noodles that only have 40 calories per pouch! Yes, you read that right!

I like to add veggies to mine like I've done here with broccoli and mushrooms. I've also tried adding tomatoes and spinach, both equally delish! You gotta try this! You'll find the recipe HERE.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Birthday Card Swap

~ Hi There ~
I'm almost embarrassed to admit it... BUT,  I've never been involved in CARD SWAP, until NOW of course! WOW, was I missing all the FUN!  The Pink Designers gals got together last month and decided we could all use more birthday cards in our stash, so BIRTHDAY THEMED cards was our assignment! We had a little over three weeks to make and send our 12 CARDS and envelopes to our gracious host. Thanks Helen for hosting :)

I had a BLAST making these! Lately I've been obsessed with DRESS FORMS, so this was the perfect opportunity for me to create something using this pretty shape as my inspirations! You like?...

Deets :
Dress Form and Layer cut @ 4 inches using the Nifty Fifties Cart
Shape and Shadow cut at 4.25 using the Elegant Edges Cart
Patterned Paper, Ribbon, Corner 1/4 Circle Punch, Bling, Inking and extra paper cut to size to frame the sentiment inside.
I can't WAIT to get the SWAP CARDS from the other designers! we speak I'm on my way to FLORIDA for my MOM'S BIG SURPRISE PARTY! She has no idea were are all flying in to surprise here! She's gonna a good way of course :)

Let's do a little CELEBRATING right here with a GIVEAWAY! Everyone's INVITED for a chance to win this...
  •  Leave one comment on this post.
  • Include a way to contact you if you win. 
I'll announce the winner when I get back from my trip in a few days!

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Cake in a MINUTE?!

~ Hi There ~
Well, I'm getting ready for my trip to FLORIDA for my mom's SURPRISE Party. Don't worry. She doesn't read my blog. I don't think she even knows or cares what a blog is, LOL! 

Anyway, I've been a good girl and pre-posted several PROJECTS, recipes etc for your viewing PLEASURE {or mine, really} and here's one of them...

I tell ya, the HEAVENS opened when I found this recipe on Katie's Blog! This girl is a GENIUS and we all might want to worship her {just kidding, but kind of}

 It is insanely DELICIOUS and actually healthy!

 About once a week, the hubs and I treat ourselves to this awesome CAKE FOR ONE treat! Don't worry...we each get one :)
I like mine topped with WHIPPED CREAM and the hubs prefers his sprinkled with DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS so they melt. 

We both like to eat this while it's still warm! 

 Don't forget to check out Katie's Blog for the recipe and calorie counts! But before you go leave me some LOVE and let me know you stopped by :)
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