pinkwhen.com http://www.pinkwhen.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:00:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Comforts from Home and Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese http://www.pinkwhen.com/comforts-from-home-and-vermont-white-cheddar-mac-cheese/ http://www.pinkwhen.com/comforts-from-home-and-vermont-white-cheddar-mac-cheese/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:00:13 +0000 http://www.pinkwhen.com/?p=6278 ComfortsfromHomeandVermontWhiteCheddarMacampCheeseComfortsFromHome2_zpsebab229e

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Marie Callender’s for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Today I am sharing with you a project that is near and dear to my heart.  Marie Callender’s Comforts From Home Project is helping us help bring a little comfort to the men and women of the U.S. Military. My father is a retired Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, and I grew up with him traveling overseas for long periods of time. Back then, we didn’t have the luxury or comforts that allow us to stay in touch with our loved ones, so helping others stay in touch with their overseas military loved ones means a lot to me and my family.

What exactly is the Marie Callender’s Comforts From Home Project?  This Fall you can buy specially marked boxes of Marie Callender’s dinners and desserts and enter a special 8 digit code on the website Comforts From Home.  They will then send a special donation of $.50 to the USO2GO program. You can also learn how to help Marie Callender’s bring a little bit of home back to the troops.  The donations will be used to send special kits filled with electronics, games, sports gear, and books to the US Military troops around the world.

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Each kit will also feature furnishings and athletic equipment to help turn a remote base into a quick pickup football game, a place to relax in bean bag chairs and swap stories, or to send emails to loved ones back home.  They really are trying to bring some of the Comforts of Home, which is always a welcome boost of morale when you are on the other side of the world.

Have you ever tried one of Marie Callender’s meals? This Vermont White Cheddar Mac & Cheese is one of my families favorites.

For every entry by 1/31/2015 of an 8-digit code found on participating products, Marie Callender’s will donate $.50 to the USO2GO program.  Guaranteed minimum donation: $100,000.  Maximum donation: $250,000. Limit 5 code entries per person/computer eash day. Valid in U.S. Only.  In helping, you are also sharing a delicious Marie Callender’s meal with your family!

You can follow Marie Callender’s Facebook page and learn more about how they are bringing the Comforts of Home to our U.S. men and women service people around the world.

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Quick TangleFix After School Activity Girls Hairstyle http://www.pinkwhen.com/quick-tanglefix-after-school-activity-girls-hairstyle/ http://www.pinkwhen.com/quick-tanglefix-after-school-activity-girls-hairstyle/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:00:51 +0000 http://www.pinkwhen.com/?p=6236 Quick TangleFix After School Activity Girls Hairstyle 7

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As a mom, I know I am preaching to the choir to other moms when I say that after school activities can be hectic and rushed.  Sometimes I wonder where the time goes! It flies by so fast.  When I grab my oldest from school, it’s a quick change and then out the door…if we are lucky.

She really has beautiful long hair, and it always looks so pristine in the mornings before we leave.

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However, that beautiful hair is thick and mean and can have a mind of it’s own. She is often pulling at her hair and tearing up because of nasty tangles from all of her daily activity.  After a full day at school and gym for her last hour, she usually comes home with a hairstyle that looks more like the picture below.

Quick TangleFix After School Activity Girls Hairstyle

 

That’s where the TangleFix and QuikStyle hairbrushes from Goody come into play.

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The QuikStyle helps at night after washing hair because it helps to quickly dry and calm her hair.  The TangleFix is my go-to-gadget in the afternoons to help her get ready for all of those after school extra curricular activities. (Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, and a Soccer Referee. She’s busy!)

In just a few minutes that tangled mess turns into a nice tangle free zone.

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This makes it easy for us to give her a quick braid for all of those after school sports, and of course I like to make her braids look “different”. This one just divides her hair in two at an angle, and then creating two french braids at an angle,  merging them together to finish.

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Or turn this same little braid into a quick twist with a clip for all of those games to ref.

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You can pick up both of these Goody brushes at your local Walgreens until 11/1/14 with a buy one get one free offer using your Walgreens Balance Rewards Card, but only while supplies last.

I love my daughters long thick hair, and even more so now that we have a tool that helps us quickly style, and take the pain of those tangles away.

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If you are looking to make those after school extracurricular activities a little less painful, make sure to grab your Goody hairbrushes while supplies last!

You can learn more about the Goody TangleFix and QuikStyle brushes on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.

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diy Sunday Showcase 10/18, & FAVS! http://www.pinkwhen.com/diy-sunday-showcase-1018-favs/ http://www.pinkwhen.com/diy-sunday-showcase-1018-favs/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:00:25 +0000 http://www.pinkwhen.com/?p=6227 NEWDIYLargeButton

Welcome back to the weekend party – DIY Sunday Showcase! Last week we had so many amazing links, and our biggest party yet! So happy you all joined in on the fun.

This past week I created a fun roundup of some Easy DIY Christmas Gift ideas. Check and see if any of your awesome posts were included in the roundup! 

25 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

 

Now let’s get the party started! We had some fabulous finds, and here are the favorites listed out below.

My favorite for the week was from My Anything and Everything and the Decorative Painted Pumpkins.

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Megin’s favorite for the week is from The Weathered Door and this Modern Redo.

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Shelly’s favorite this week is from Paper and Fox and the Pink Flamingo Pumpkin.

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Erin’s favorite is from West Furniture Revival and Headboard turned Coatrack. 

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Katie’s favorite is from This Silly Girl’s Life and the Candy Corn Trifle.

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Marie’s favorite is from Fresh Idea Studio and the Scary Pumpkins!

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Now let’s se what you are all up to this week!


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25 DIY Easy Christmas Gift Ideas http://www.pinkwhen.com/25-diy-easy-christmas-gift-ideas/ http://www.pinkwhen.com/25-diy-easy-christmas-gift-ideas/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:00:34 +0000 http://www.pinkwhen.com/?p=6222 25 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

I know it’s a little early, but I had to share some of these cute and easy DIY Christmas Gift ideas.  There are so many options for handmade presents, ornaments, gift boxes, and treats, but I put together a quick list of 25 ideas that are super cute and fun.  You can find ideas big or small.

25 Easy DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

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DIY Rag Banner http://www.pinkwhen.com/diy-rag-banner/ http://www.pinkwhen.com/diy-rag-banner/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:00:23 +0000 http://www.pinkwhen.com/?p=6214 Rag Banner

It’s Sarah here from Edea Smith. As the weather here in England has suddenly turned and Autumn is well and truly here (its raining badly as I type this) I have been forced indoors, dug out my winter cardigans, turned on the heating and found myself crafting more than ever… what else is a girl to do, right? :) DIY Rag Banner.

If you want a craft that is quick – check! easy – check! cute – check! and takes just three items to make – check! then this is the one for you. As a Mommy to two girls (1.5yr and 3.5yr) our house is no stranger to the color pink. The girls love it (and so do I – shush!) so when I found some spare scrap material from our Playhouse I knew exactly what to do. I hate to throw away old material, so rather than send the pretty pink print to the rubbish pile a plan was formed. I gathered up a few supplies from our local craft store and off I went.

Rag Banner

DIY Rag Banner

WHAT YOU NEED

MATERIAL – you can make your banner as long (or short) as you wish. The more material the bigger the banner. I used three different materials for my banner and alternated them, one was used in our children’s Playhouse and the other two came from a local craft store. Each strip is about 20″ in length and around 2″ in width. You can tailor these to your particular needs. They do not need to be exact.

RIBBON – cut the length of ribbon however long you wish your banner to be. I left a few inches at the end for hanging.

SCISSORS – snip snip

Rag Banner Supplies

WHAT TO DO

> Cut long thin strips of your material (mine are around 2″ width, 20″ length) Make sure you have roughly the same amount of each design.

> I found it easier to tie my ribbon between two points (in my case, two door handles) it made it much easier to attach the material

> Working from left to right tie your material around the ribbon. I looped my material in the center, held the two ends together, wrapped the two ends over the ribbon and fed them through the loop – which tied them to the ribbon. By pulling the two ends tightly the material was secured.

> Follow this for all the material, you can alternate or not. Its entirely up to you :)

> Stand back and admire your work.

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I snapped a few pictures of this neat little banner hanging in our Playroom whilst the girls were busy elsewhere with Daddy. He is due back soon to hang it in a more permanent location (well out of way of the children) above the book shelves i’m thinking. As always, safety first.

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OTHER RAG BANNER IDEAS

 

> Orange & Black for a Halloween theme

> Red, Brown & Gold tones for an Autumn/Fall theme

> Green & Red for Christmas theme

 

 

Till next time :)

 

Sarah @ EDEA Smith

www.edea-smith.co.uk

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Slow Cooker BBQ Shredded Chicken Sliders http://www.pinkwhen.com/slow-cooker-bbq-shredded-chicken-sliders/ http://www.pinkwhen.com/slow-cooker-bbq-shredded-chicken-sliders/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:00:38 +0000 http://www.pinkwhen.com/?p=6194 Slow Cooker BBQ Shredded Chicken Sliders

Today I am going to share with you one of my new favorite recipes.  This recipe for Slow Cooker BBQ Shredded Chicken Sliders is perfect for a game day recipe, or just because.

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sliders

It only takes a few minutes to prepare, and in a few hours you will have a delicious meal. I would bet that if you love BBQ Chicken, this is going to be high on your list of favorites as well.

 

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Pumpkin Cookie Cutter Garland http://www.pinkwhen.com/pumpkin-cookie-cutter-garland/ http://www.pinkwhen.com/pumpkin-cookie-cutter-garland/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:00:05 +0000 http://www.pinkwhen.com/?p=6206 Pumpkin Cookie Cutter Garland
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Hi everyone! Laura here from Pet Scribbles with another fun bit of Fall decor you can make: a pumpkin cookie cutter garland!

It all began when I saw these adorable pumpkin cookie cutters at Michaels for just 99 cents each! I love the muted orange color and knew right there in the store that I’d make a cookie cutter garland with them.

Pumpkin Cookie Cutter Garland by Pet Scribbles for PinkWhen

Here’s how you can easily make your own . . .

Supplies needed: a ruler, twine, scissors, tulle ribbon (wide if possible)

Pumpkin Cookie Cutter Garland by Pet Scribbles for PinkWhen

Step One: Tie a 12-inch piece of twine to the “stem” of each pumpkin cookie cutter. You’ll need the extra length (left over) for the next steps.

Pumpkin Cookie Cutter Garland by Pet Scribbles for PinkWhen

Step Two: Measure out how long you want your garland to be, and cut a piece of twine to that length. Keep the twine straight by pulling the ends and securing them under something heavy. (I used what was handy: heavy pumpkin candle pots!)

Pumpkin Cookie Cutter Garland by Pet Scribbles for PinkWhen

Step Three: Measure out how far you want your pumpkin cookie cutters spaced along the length of twine. I decided I wanted mine spaced 6 inches apart. Using a ruler, place the cookie cutters along the length of twine. When you’re happy with the spacing, attach each one by making a knot with the twine ends on each pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cookie Cutter Garland by Pet Scribbles for PinkWhen

I like to soften up the textures of metal and twine with vintage ribbon, and in this case decided to use some wide vintage tulle. (Garage sales are wonderful to find spools of vintage ribbon, or search on Etsy.)

Step Four: Measure out 12 inches of tulle and cut as many pieces as you have pumpkin cookie cutters.

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Step Five: Scrunch up the width of tulle and fold it in half. Pinch it in the middle and hold with your fingers. One end is a bow, and the other end has open edges.

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Step Six: Using those twine pieces still hanging from each pumpkin cookie cutter, attach the tulle by tying the twine around the center of each shabby bow, as shown:

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Step Seven: Attach the tulle to the top of each cookie cutter in the same manner.

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Step Eight: Trim the long edges of twine above each cookie cutter.

And that’s it! You have a pretty pumpkin cookie cutter garland!

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Pumpkin Cookie Cutter Garland by Pet Scribbles for PinkWhen
Pumpkin Cookie Cutter Garland by Pet Scribbles for PinkWhen

You can enjoy this through the Thanksgiving holiday, and best of all? You can simply pack it away and display it again next year!

And here’s a fun variation: If you can’t find orange-colored cookie cutters, use the metal-colored ones that are more widely available. (I’ve seen the metal ones everywhere, at both craft and dollar stores.) Instead of white tulle, use orange tulle or another Fall color. (You can find rolls of decorative tulle ribbon at the craft store in quite an array of colors for each season.)

Happy crafting!

~Laura

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Banana’s Foster Pull Apart Monkey Bread http://www.pinkwhen.com/bananas-foster-pull-apart-monkey-bread/ http://www.pinkwhen.com/bananas-foster-pull-apart-monkey-bread/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.pinkwhen.com/?p=6154 Banana's Foster Pull Apart Monkey Bread

I love banana bread. Honestly, I just love to eat good food, but a yummy banana bread that’s warm from the oven is completely amazing. This past week I had about 6 overripe bananas.  I didn’t want to throw them away, so I decided to make something with them.  After thinking it over, I went with this Banana’s Foster Pull Apart Monkey Bread. It’s just a little sweeter than banana bread, and a lot of fun, sticky, awesomeness. You are going to want to save this one!!

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Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole http://www.pinkwhen.com/homemade-king-ranch-chicken-casserole/ http://www.pinkwhen.com/homemade-king-ranch-chicken-casserole/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:00:43 +0000 http://www.pinkwhen.com/?p=6161 Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

When it comes to making holiday meals for potluck parties, I am always trying to think of something that is easy and so delicious  that I bring an empty casserole dish home.  With this Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole, it completes both of those requirements.  Shopping at Dollar General also means that I am spending a little less money than usual.

To make this Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole, you will need a few supplies, and you can find most of them at Dollar General.

Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole

  • 2 cooked and cubed chicken breasts
  • 2 (10oz) cans Tomatoes and Green Chilis
  • 1 (10.5oz) can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 (10.5oz) can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (10 count) package flour tortillas (torn into bite sized pieces)
  • 2 cup package Mexican Cheddar Jack shredded cheese

If you haven’t already, cook your chicken breasts by boiling them in water for 20 minutes, or until juices run clear when cut into.  Then cube and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 350.  Chop the onion into small pieces and saute in 1/4 cup butter over medium heat for 5 minutes or until slightly translucent.  Turn heat down to low and add both cans of soup, stirring until mixed well. Remove from heat and set aside.

In a prepared 9 x 13 baking dish place a layer of tortillas to cover the bottom of the dish. Add a thin layer of tomatoes and green chilis, a thin layer of the soup mixture, a thin layer of chicken, and top with cheese. Add another thin layer of tortillas, tomatoes and green chilis, soup mixture, chicken, and cheese. Keep doing the layers until you run out of space, finally covering the dish with the remaining cheese.

Bake in the preheated oven on 350 for 45 minutes, or until cheese is turned a golden brown.  Allow to cool before serving.

You can also find additional ideas with Dollar General Easy Meals.  They share recipe ideas for dips, soups, meals, and more.  All to make things easier for your #DGHoliday recipe.  You can follow Dollar General at the social media sites below.

Dollar General on Facebook  Dollar General on Pinterest  Dollar General on Instagram

Enjoy this Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole at your next holiday function!

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Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole
 
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Recipe type: Homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
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A delicious homemade King Ranch Chicken Casserole this is amazingly delicious and filling.
Ingredients
  • 2 cooked and cubed chicken breasts
  • 2 (10oz) cans Tomatoes and Green Chilis
  • 1 (10.5oz) can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1 (10.5oz) can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 medium onion
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 (10 count) package flour tortillas (torn into bite sized pieces)
  • 2 cup package Mexican Cheddar Jack shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. If you haven't already, cook your chicken breasts by boiling them in water for 20 minutes, or until juices run clear when cut into. Then cube and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350. Chop the onion into small pieces and saute in ¼ cup butter over medium heat for 5 minutes or until slightly translucent. Turn heat down to low and add both cans of soup, stirring until mixed well. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a prepared 9 x 13 baking dish place a layer of tortillas to cover the bottom of the dish. Add a thin layer of tomatoes and green chilis, a thin layer of the soup mixture, a thin layer of chicken, and top with cheese. Add another thin layer of tortillas, tomatoes and green chilis, soup mixture, chicken, and cheese. Keep doing the layers until you run out of space, finally covering the dish with the remaining cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven on 350 for 45 minutes, or until cheese is turned a golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.

 

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diy Sunday Showcase 10/11, & FAVS! http://www.pinkwhen.com/diy-sunday-showcase-1011-favs/ http://www.pinkwhen.com/diy-sunday-showcase-1011-favs/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2014 22:00:04 +0000 http://www.pinkwhen.com/?p=6182 NEWDIYLargeButton

Happy Saturday! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend so far.  We have been a bit lazy and watching football games since our weather is bad.  We have been rained out of two soccer games this week…I am beginning to wonder if we will ever get a chance to see our team play. I hope your Saturday is bright and sunny!

MAKE SURE YOU ENTER TO WIN THIS GIVEAWAY FOR YOUR CHANE TO WIN A PIECE OF $1000!!!

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Last week we had some amazing links shared with our party.  I hope you had a chance to check them all out.  It’s always fun to see what everyone is sharing all over the web.

My favorite for the week is from Belle of the Kitchen and the Dulce de Leche Blondies

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Megin’s favorite for the week is from Robb Restyle and the Painted Pumpkins with VIntage Door Knobs and Maps.

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Shelly’s favorite is from Mabey She Made It and the Apostrophe-S creation.

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Erin’s favorite is from The Painted Hinge and the Shabby Chic Fall Wreath.

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Katie’s favorite is from D.D.’s Cottage and the Made over French Chair.

PA011607Marie’s favorite is the Halloween Wreath made from a Cabinet Door by COnfessions of a Serial DIY’er.  

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That’s all of our awesome favorite for this week! Leave your links to some of your favorite posts for this week’s party.


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