Thursday, January 26, 2012

Finalist in Pillsbury People Celebrate More Photo Contest!

So, I know I don't have many followers (yet) on this blog, but I have some EXCITING news to report.  I am one of only 10 finalists to be a winner in the Pillsbury People Celebrate More Photo Contest.  Well, if that doesn't sound exciting enough, the grand prize is $10,000.  Yes, I said $10,000!  There is a public vote and one of the 10 finalists will win the prize.  But perhaps even more exciting is that the winner gets a photo shoot at his or her house with the Pillsbury Dough Boy.

I had submitted a picture of my son, Ethan, and I baking cookies last Valentine's Day.  And yes, we were using Pillsbury frosting and sprinkles on the cupcakes!  Maybe that gave us an edge!  :)  
And although I won't put the same picture that is up on the site (so I don't violate any rules), here are a few others that we took that day.

If you'd like to vote for me, the link is  I am Sarah Z. from Port Matilda, PA with the red PJs and crazy "just-woke-up hair."  There are lots of cute pictures on the site, although I'm certainly biased for the one of Ethan and me. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Back to crafting and baking

I took a hiatus from sewing bags and basically crafts in general.  But recently, I have become addicted to Pinterest and am getting the bug to be creative again.  So, with inspiration from photos I saw on Pinterest, I did some crafting and even some baking today.  First, I made some fabulous blondies with pink and red M&Ms.  Ethan loved making them.

Then, we baked a cranberry pie.  It was delicious, although I would probably cut the sugar by about half.  I really enjoy the tartness of the cranberries and don't think it needs that much sugar.  But it is still absolutely fabulous. 

And finally, I've been thinking for a while that I wanted to create some felt hearts for Valentine's Day.  I'd like to make a garland for the fireplace, but I think it might take a while to complete it.  But I'm going to see how far I get.  And so far, I've made one heart!  I had some inspiration from a photo on Pinterest, but I created my own design.  It took me about 2 hours to make one heart, so I am not sure if I'll be able to finish the garland.  Maybe the other ones will be simpler.

With wintertime here, hopefully I'll get more crafting done!