Archive for November 2010

Pumpkin Dip

November 25, 2010

I am a fan of easy recipes with few steps and few ingredients, especially around the holidays. A friend passed along this easy peasy seasonal recipe. It got rave reviews so I wanted to share it will all of you! Enjoy!

1 pkg cream cheese, softened

1 c. powdered sugar

15 oz. can of pumpkin and 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice OR 15 oz. pumpkin pie mix

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp of frozen orange juice or lemon juice

Mix cream cheese and sugar until bleneded. Add pumpkin. Then add cinnamon, pie spice and juice. Serve with apple slices and graham crackers.

DIY Play Kitchens

November 19, 2010

via Better After

Apparently DIY play kitchens have been all the rage for the past few years. I just discovered them recently, and I am mesmorized by the transformations of an old junky nightstand into something so adorable and one-0f-a-kind. Seriously, google “DIY play kitchen” and enjoy all the photos. There is some serious creativity and cuteness out there to see. It would be so much fun to put one of these together. Here are some of my faves.

via Create


via Ohdeedoh


via From Bali with Love

Vote for applefritter!

November 15, 2010

DFC’s own applefritter created this stunning Celestial Family Tree for Etsy’s Space Craft contest. Her work made it to the semi-final round so we’re doing all we can to help her score more votes! The grand prize is a trip to see a shuttle launch and $500 in Etsy credit. First prize in each category is $100 in Etsy credit.

Click here and scroll down to her entry to vote. To see all three categories of semi-finalists, click here. To see all of applefritter’s family trees, visit A Tree Thing on Etsy.

McD’s gets McFancy

November 5, 2010

I thought this was interesting and cute, if a little odd for McDonald’s. But, compared to the rest of their menu,  that is one fancy smanchy sandwich they’ve got there.