Monday, March 4, 2013

Scoop-Ahead Party Ice Cream

I am a *slightly* addicted Pinterest follower. There, I said it. Okay, so maybe the relationship is more than just *slightly* addictive. I was recently planning a big event where there would be about 100 people attending. My planning committee wanted to do brownies and ice cream. Easy enough, right? Well, it was the day of the event and I was dreading scooping out 100 servings of ice cream while people waited in line for it. Hmmm, what about that pin I vaguely saw about ice cream scooped ahead of time. I had never even pinned it. I thought that I would never have a need to serve that many people ice cream. (So I don't know who to credit here, but please know this was not originally ALL my idea).

So long story short, I pre-scooped over 100 scoops of ice cream into cupcake papers. Best idea EVER! When it came time to serve the ice cream, I just had to take it out of the freezer. Here's my take on the process. I scooped the ice cream and placed the cupcake liners onto a cookie sheet. Once the cookie sheet was full, I placed it into the freezer and put parchment paper over the top, (waxed would probably be better), then placed another full cookie sheet directly on top of that. It worked perfectly! HUGE time saver!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Car Seat Tent/Canopy MY version with dual purpose!

I have less than a week to go with this pregnancy! I got out some leftover fabric from the baby's room decor, and decided to make MY own version of a car seat tent/canopy. You know, those things to keep breathing, coughing, nosy people away from your newborn :) Well, I winged it with the amount of fabric I had. My canopy ended up being about 36" wide by about 38" long. It was simple to make. I basically put two pieces of fabric right sides together with giant Ric rack in between and sewed them together, leaving an opening for turning right side out. I added two loops with Velcro to attach to the car seat handle.
Here's what I ended up with:
 Here is the lining:
 BUT WAIT! It gets better! I was on my way to make a new girly nursing cover, when the light bulb in my head went off! What if I just made a strap for my canopy so it could double as a nursing cover? So I used some fabric and mitten clips and made a strap. It reminds me a bit of a bib at the dentist :) Now I won't have to carry a million things around!
And yes, there's more! What woman with can't-sit-still-itis can settle for just one of these canopies? Not me! SO here's my second one (ruffles and all):
And remember: In my Etsy shop, Lalabua Baby, I have a coupon code JUNEBUG for 10% off any purchase for the month of June to celebrate my coming arrival! Happy crafting (and shopping!)

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June is a happy month!

Guess what? I am having a baby this month! To celebrate in my Etsy shop, Lalabua Baby, I am offering 10% off your purchase when you use coupon code JUNEBUG at checkout for the entire month of June! Happy shopping!

Of course, this also means I won't be posting a lot this month :) Once this pregnancy is over, (and I am used to life) the blog will hopefully return! See you soon!
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