Monday, December 3, 2007

Make Mine Pink Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange


Welcome to the Make Mine Pink Blog
Christmas Cookie Exchange

What a great way to get a new Christmas cookie recipe! I can't wait to see what everyone has posted on their Blogs! I may just find myself some new favorites! I have so many favorites I didn't know which one to choose. So I decided to choose a couple! One of my favorites is from the Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Comfort & Joy Book. If you love Gingerbread Men Cookies you'll love these. They are soft, chewy and without a doubt delicious!


Soft Ginger Cookies


What you'll need...


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup butter, softened (do not substitute)

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

2 tablespoons sugar (set aside)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat butter for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Add half the flour mixture; beat until combined. Stir in remaining flour mixture with a wooden spoon.

Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in 2 tablespoons sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet 2-inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown and puffed. Let cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.


Makes about 36 cookies! Enjoy!



Feel free to post your favorite recipe in my comment section.

Happy Baking!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Chic n Shabby Fabric Rag Ball Ornaments



These fabric rag balls turned out so pretty! These kept me busy for a couple of days but I had so much fun making them. I think I need to make some extras for myself! Perfect for your shabby chic tree, wreath or to top off the perfect gift! Each one is covered in the shabbiest Mary Rose fabrics I could find and adorned with either a pink or white organza bow and white satin ribbon to hang them by. These are perfect for feather trees since they are soo light. You can find them on my website or in my Little Pink Boutique at Make Mine Pink. I have a few patterns available.





www.SweetMagnoliaBoutique.com


Be sure to stop by next week for our Cookie Exchange!!!

Make Mine Pink Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange


Join the Make Mine Pink Bloggers for a Christmas Cookie Exchange.

Since it will be difficult to get us all together~ let’s exchange our favorite cookie recipes. Starting December 3 and throughout the week, the Bloggers at Make Mine Pink will post a favorite cookie recipe or two, maybe a few family traditions, some Christmas Cheer and a quick peek at their Christmas D├ęcor.

How about you, will you do the same? If you leave a comment on the Make Mine Pink Blog we will be happy to visit your blog. Please have cookies ready.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tis' the Season to Glitter!







I'll admit it...I'm addicted to glitter! Over the past few months I've been creating a mess as well as some one of a kind Christmas goodies for my website. I just love the Shabby Christmas Chic look and I think I've accomplished it in my own little way! Everyone's vision of Shabby Chic is a little different and I think that's what makes it soo special. It casual and easy yet elegant! Shabby Christmas Chic can be anything vintage or new! I've created some really unique one of a kind goodies to share with all of you!

What kind of goodles have I created you ask?

Well I have some wreaths with vintage ornaments, Merry Christmas signs all decked out in glitter, decoupaged altered art boxes that can be filled with anything your little heart desires or left for display only and tons of ornaments. All kinds of ornaments shabby chic fabric rag balls, glittered bells and jingle bells, glass glittered balls, glittered paper mache birdhouses you name it! Feel free to stop by my website, ebay and my Little Pink Boutique! Each place has something different.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Who Says You Can't Burp in Style?

When my first daughter was born I searched everywhere for pretty burp cloths. All I could find were those ugly white ones at the local baby store. So when I started my business I made it a point to find the perfect burp cloth. These are perfect for any stylish mom and baby too of course! You can never have enough of burp cloths especially when they look like these! We have several styles and patterns to choose from. They wash up great and are made from beautiful cotton fabrics. Set of two cloths in each pack. These make a perfect welcome gift, gift topper or add to a gift basket to create the perfect baby shower gift.



Thursday, September 20, 2007

Just in time for Fall!


Shabby Cottage Chic Pink and White Pumpkins!
Just in time for Fall! I just love decorating paper mache items! I found these great pumpkins and immediatley thought white and sparkly! They look soo pretty mixed in with traditional fall colors too! I painted these shabby white pumpkins and covered them in diamond dust. After some feedback from my friends over at Make Mine Pink I decided to make some pink ones too! They turned out soo cute!!! They add soo much sparkle to your Shabby Cottage Chic Fall decor. Soooo perfectly Shabby and Chic!