Posts Tagged ‘Pinterest’

Chocolate “Oreo” Cookies – Homemade

Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 08:12 AM
posted by mrscaz

Not only are these delicious, but…they are clean, yes that’s right, clean eating Chocolate “Oreo” Cookies! Wait, did I mention how easy they are to make?…


Clean Eating Chocolate “Oreo” Cookies:

(Makes 16 cookies or 8 sandwiches)

Cookie Ingredients: death-by-chocolate-cookies-v-11

  • 8 ounces slivered almonds made into almond flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cups honey or maple syrup (I used maple syrup)
  • 1/3 cup solid coconut oil or organic butter (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup solid coconut oil or butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


For the simple to follow directions, click here!

Enjoy these without guilt!

This recipe and image are courtesy of the amazing


Best Hot Chocolate Ever!

Friday, November 25, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is by far the BEST Hot Chocolate that I have ever had. Now, with that said, it is only a Christmas time treat because the calorie count is…well, it’s up there.

Ingredients: hot-chocolate-1068701_640

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 6 cups of milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add all ingredients to the crock pot.
  • Let slow simmer for 4 hours…
  • …and enjoy immensely.

Thanks for visiting, have a Dapper Day!

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Pumpkin Soup (Delicious Fall Recipe)

Friday, October 7, 2016 @ 08:10 AM
posted by mrscaz

What better way to enjoy the Fall season and it’s bounties then with this warm, delicious soup…


  • 6 cups chicken stock pumpkin-soup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 5 whole black peppercorns


  1. Heat stock, salt, pumpkin, onion, thyme, garlic, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes uncovered.
  2. Puree the soup in small batches (1 cup at a time) using a food processor or blender.
  3. Return to pan, and bring to a boil again. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for another 30 minutes, uncovered. Stir in heavy cream. Pour into soup bowls and garnish with fresh parsley.

Recipe and image are courtesy of


Quoth the Raven…

Friday, May 10, 2013 @ 03:05 PM
posted by mrscaz

Ah, that Lincoln, such a visionary… He knew even back then that we would have trouble differentiating actual quotes with made up ones on the internet. Plus, he knew we would have the internet, and he was a vampire slayer and something about being a president and abolishing slavery… What a man!

Anyway, as I was taking a break from designing new packaging for our kids belts, I saw that picture on my favorite website, Pinterest, and I laughed. Then I started really paying attention to the quotes and realized, that’s so true. How do we know that Marilyn Monroe said “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” While I like that quote, I generally won’t repin quotes who give credit to who said it, just because I don’t know if it’s true. And lets face it, I don’t want to look like an idiot. :)

If you judge Benjamin Franklin by the things he is quoted with saying on Pinterest, you would think he may have had a problem.

Like this quote, I really like it, but I don’t know if he  said it. So if I repin it do I look silly if he, in fact, didn’t say it?

Am I the only one concerned with this? Does it really matter or will someone just look at this quote and think “That’s nice”. I’m over-thinking, I know. It’s what I do and because of that, you will rarely, if ever, see me pin a quote that actually lists a name on it.

Hows that for our “Random” blog topic??


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Friday, November 2, 2012 @ 11:11 AM
posted by mrscaz

Owls, how’s that for random?

Owls are big in the fashion world right now. I should know, what with being on the cutting edge of everything kids fashion for our kids belts patterns, after all. There are some really cool looking owls (see above) and some really odd looking owls (see below).

This guy just looks annoyed…

Seriously, though they are everywhere. Owls dominate Pinterest as well as all of the local kids retailers near you and I don’t know about you, but we even had several owl trick or treaters this year. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are super cute, but they just came out of no where and exploded. (Not literally, that would be gross, but you know what I mean.) It always amazes me the things that become popular. Think about it, for every one animal that becomes popular, there are tons that don’t. I mean think of the poor anteater, no one is giving the anteater any love.

While I was perusing the internet for this topic, I came across some interesting things that involve owls. Well… at least interesting to me. Be on the look out soon for a new owl pattern from Dapper Snappers.

You can do owl crafts…

Or you can do owl snacks…

You can have an owl themed party…

Or even an owl themed room…

You can have owls on the beach, if you feel so inclined, though I’m not sure why you would. However, they are cute…

And finally, I’ll leave you with this, because apparently, its easier to be an owl…


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Random Sharing….

Friday, July 6, 2012 @ 01:07 PM
posted by mrscaz

It’s Friday and it’s summer time and it was a weird holiday week with a day off from the kids belts factory in the middle. Needless to say I’m ready for the weekend, so I’m killing a little bit of time browsing through Pinterest.

While browsing, I thought, “Man I wish I had more time to just craft…” Why do I actually have to work for a living? Oh, that’s right, because if I didn’t the world would be filled with a sea of toddlers with their pants on the ground.

Anyway, here are some cool things I came across and thought I would share with you what I would like to work on, if I had time to work on it.

This is too cute. Bug would love it and it seems relatively simple to put together. I would post a link to the pin, however, it’s just the photo, they don’t actually tell you how to do it. I’m guessing it’s either wallpaper or contact paper.

Ok, these would be horribly messy, but they do sparkle, so I’m torn…

This is super cute and super sappy… That sums up the hubby and I perfectly!

What a great way to keep the sand out of the house and it’s way prettier to look at than just a regular old door mat.

I really like these outlet covers. It’s nearly impossible to match the outlet covers with the paint (and the paintable ones scratch so easy), so this is cool because you can match patterns to your room!

Let’s just be honest, this one is never going to happen. 1. Because I don’t have stairs and 2. because that is a daunting amount of work. Granted it will look totally cool when it’s done, but seriously, who has the time to commit to that? Not this lady!

Hope you enjoyed a glimpse in to the craftyness that would be my craftyness if I had the time to be crafty…


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