Archive for October, 2012

October 17th, 2012 | My friend Diana likes to play dress up.

Incase you don’t remember this pretty little face that’s made an appearance around my blog a few times, this is a good friend of mine, Diana! If you follow me on twitter I’m sure you’ve noticed that a large amount of my tweets are about her.

This lady is seriously is one of the kindest girls I know and has such a big heart. Whenever I’m having a crappy day she’s always able to turn it around! I’m so lucky to be able to call her a friend. She’s my usual partner in crime, and is just as much as an oddball as I. We actually have a wee bit of separation anxiety if we go to long without seeing each other. (This will sometimes be after 2 days of not seeing each other hahaha! We’re a little pathetic.)

Anyways, enough gushing. She decided to take the plunge into the blogging world  and show off her threads so I made her a blog. She’s just getting started, but go show her some love! I promise she’s fun.

 

Also congrats to Allison from Shy Scout who won the Shabby Apple giveaway!

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October 2nd, 2012 | Creamy Pumpkin Ice Cream

We got a new ice cream maker. I’m in love. I’m dreaming up of all sorts of different weird flavours I want to try, but with fall here I decided to be a little festive for my first go at our new toy and made a pumpkin pie ice cream. It was really easy to make, I know everyone’s ice cream maker is probably different so I’m just going to go a head and tell you what I did. You may need to adjust a few things depending on your machine.

♥ 3 C Milk
♥ 1 C heavy cream
♥ 1 tsp vanilla extract
♥ 1 C brown sugar
♥ 1 3/4 C pumpkin puree
♥ 1 tsp pumpkin spice

plus an additional
♥ 1 tsp ginger
♥ 1/4 tsp nutmeg
♥ 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

♥ 1 cinnamon stick
♥ whipped cream
♥ pumpkin spice

Mix all the ingredients into a large bowl, then poor slowly into the ice cream maker. Mine took about 25 minutes to make. Mine made it more like a soft serve ice cream, so I froze it for about an hour before serving. Garnish with a cinnamon stick, some whipped cream and pumpkin spice sprinkled on top.

If you want to you can add in cookie bits or graham crackers at the last 5 minutes to add a ‘pie crust’ flavour. For the gluten free, I found a g.f. honey & graham wafer in my local grocery store. You can also use ginger snaps. For a lactose free version, just use 4 C lactose free milk and take out the cream.

Don’t forget to enter the shabby apple giveaway!

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October 1st, 2012 | (Sponsored) Shabby Apple Giveaway

I can’t think of a better way to start off October than with a great giveaway. Shabby Apple has offered to give one lucky reader a $50 gift card to the shop!  If you haven’t heard of them before they are an online shop with retro and vintage inspired clothing, (dresses, shirts, shoes, accessories, etc), crafts and home decor. But that’s not all! They have also offered 10% off to all readers for the month of October. Just use the code “misskait10off” during checkout.

There are four ways to enter, here’s how to enter:

Leave a separate comment for each entry, you must have a USA shipping address.

1. Visit Shabby Apple and pick their favorite dress (Mandatory entry)
2. Like Shabby Apple on Facebook
3. Tweet about the giveaway. (Don’t forget to mention Shabby Apple (@shabbyapple) in your tweet!)
4. Blog about the giveaway!

You have until October 11th, 11:59EST to enter. Good luck!

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