Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fantastic Christmas Ideas from Shutterfly

For anyone who hasn't used Shutterfly, it is time to check it out! Shutterfly is a fantastic website where you can Create photo books, make personalized calendars and gifts or just share photos with family and friends.

For the last few years I have made our Christmas cards with Shutterfly. I love their card designs and there website is very easy to use. This year they have a ton of new card designs- everything from sentimental, to religious to just plain holiday fun!! Check out their fun designs here. Christmas Photo Cards

Every year on my parents and in-laws Christmas list is a photo calendar of their grand kids. And ever year I find great deals an great calendars at Shutterfly. This year their calendars have a new feature, where you can add tiny pictures directly on to the days of the calendar. I love this feature, as I put a picture of each kid and grand kid on their birth date. I even added wedding pictures on anniversary dates. There are hundreds of backgrounds and layouts to choose from and Shutterfly even has an auto fill option where you choose the pictures you want and they fill in the calendar for you. This makes it Super easy to make a Christmas present that your kids grandparents are guaranteed to love!

Finally, check out Shutterfly's photo books, personalized gifts like mugs, mouse pads and even puzzles, and their great print options where your prints can be sent directly to your house or to a local Target.
Canvas Wall Art
Cards and Stationary

Monday, November 22, 2010

I'm back...

Sorry for the major delay in posts.... I think I got a little busy with college finals, two kids in school and a new baby. But I'm back!

To start things off.... it is almost Thanksgiving and I am making these fun little pumpkin pies for Allie's Kindergarten class.

Pumpkin Pie Minis

Crust: 1 C graham crackers, crushed
2 T granulated sugar
3 T melted butter

1 Can pumpkin
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
1/2 C sugar
1/3 C brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 T cornstarch
2 eggs
1 C evaporated milk
1/2 C water

1-Mix ingredients for crust in a small bowl until well mixed. Set aside.

2-Mix together pumpkin spice, sugars, salt and cornstarch. Stir well into pumpkin. Add eggs, milk and water. Mix well.

3-Grease a mini-muffin pan. In each spot place 1 tsp of graham cracker crust. Fill remaining cup with pumpkin mixture. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes.

4-Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from pan. Top with cool whip or cream cheese frosting and a candy corn.