The Cozy Crafters Sale Starts Tomorrow Night!

UPDATE: SALE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TILL DEC 17!

I thought it would be super fun to do a Cozy Crafters Black Friday/ Small Biz Sat/ Cyber Monday Sale so here are the details!

Use Code HOLIDAY30 starting Thursday at Midnight through Monday at Midnight for 30% off anything in the shop! Plus all orders over $25 get free shipping by using code HOLIDAY2011!

I haven’t done anything with 2 coupon codes before so if your order is over $25 and it only lets you use one coupon code just put the coupon code in the message to seller and I can refund it back to you!

As a special Deal for this weekend only I’m going to be listing some sets that will only be available this weekend.

 

Deer Hunting

Deer Hunting starts on Saturday and for as long as i can remember there were always 2 songs that played on the radio only this time of year.

 

Trust me these songs are crazy dumb but hilarious, especially when you only hear them for about 2 weeks a year lol. I’ve never actually gone looking for the music videos till now and I think it’s hard to do but the videos make the songs dumber.

New Hats & the Cute Stuff Sale!

This saturday is the Cute Stuff Sale for Nice Girl Notes Facebook Fans. It’s going to over 3 hours of awesome discounts from etsy shops, lotsa fun and of course it’s all done while you sit in front of your computer and try and beat others out for the items you want! Find out more about it here.

This time I’m so excited because I’ll have hats, scarves and headbands in the sale! In fact I have 2 new hats to show you that I’ve been working on lately. There is the Pink & Lavender Sock Monkey and the Brown owl w/ Baby Blue Eyes.

So be sure to go check out the cute stuff sale! 

Thanksgiving Desserts

Make crust:

1. Place rack in the middle of oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Place a round of parchment in the bottom of the pan and butter the parchment.

2. Stir together the finely ground gingersnaps, melted butter, and salt in a bowl until well combined. Wrap your fingers in plastic wrap and press the crumbs onto the bottom and approx 1 1/2 inches up the sides of springform pan.

3. Bake for 10 minutes, then cool completely on a rack. Once cooled, place on a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil and wrap sides of pan in preparation for baking in a water bath. Set aside.

Make filling:

1. Decrease oven temperature to 325 degrees. Place a kettle or pot of water on to boil.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or using a large bowl and an electric mixer) beat cream cheese and light brown sugar at medium high speed, 3 to 5 minutes, until fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each egg addition. Scrape down sides of bowl as necessary. Add vanilla, pumpkin puree, spices, and salt, and beat at low speed until smooth. Pour into cooled crust.

3. Place foil-wrapped filled springform pan into a roasting pan. Carefully pour the hot water into the roasting pan and around the wrapped springform pan, taking care not to splash the cheesecake. Place roasting pan in oven and bake for about 1 hour, until the cake is puffy around edges but still trembles slightly in the middle when pan is shaken gently. Turn off oven, crack oven door, and let the cheesecake sit in oven for about 1 hour. Remove pan from oven, carefully lift out of waterbath, and let cool completely on a rack.

4. Chill, loosely covered, at least 8 hours prior to serving. When ready to serve, run a blunt knife around edge of cheesecake to loosen it from springform pan and remove sides of pan.

Find the Recipe Here with great tips and a printable version!

 

Do you have any thanksgiving dessert recipes that you make every year or that you’re making this year for the first time? Share! I love to learn new recipes!

I was a busy bee this weekend

this weekend I finished up Heidi’s blanket for roxy and made her a steelers beanie.

I also finished up the sock monkey and Packer football hats for Anne

 

Plus we picked all the tomatos and made more pizza sauce. of course we’ll be making more because we still have a counter full of tomatoes that aren’t quite ripe enough yet. lol

And I made Bat Bear (who has is own theme song)

My New Projects

School started again today and I have all 3 design classes this time and I’m so excited! Who would’ve thought I’d be excited for school?

I’ve also been working on redoing the Zany Dezines Site because while I like the way it is now I like to change things and I’m really excited about the new look so far!

I’ve also been working on a blanket for Heidi for her new baby. I love this blanket and I think it’s going to be soo cute when it’s done!

If you can’t tell in the picture it’s hot pink and black

I’ve also been working on hats but you have to wait to see those till I have the sock monkey & snowmen hats done too.

Also for the month of October if you mention this post you can get 20% off any blog design package!

I’m So Excited!!!!!

I love the Janet Evanovich Books and they’re making One for the money into a movie and it’s supposed to have been out already but it kept getting pushed back and I’d kinda forgot about it till I get this message from Marie asking if I’d seen the trailer yet.

So now that I’ve seen it I’ve gotten more excited! I cannot wait for this movie to come out!!! Check it out!

Design Homework Part 2

The First Quarter is over and I did pretty good!! I’m playing catch up with Blog Designs now but I thought I’d show you what I’ve been working on for my design class since the last time I posted!

I did a Logo & a Biz card for a previous client and then used it as homework also

And then My Final

I have the next 2 weeks off and it kinda feels weird. I’m so used to doing homework or thinking of my homework all the time lol. So if your looking for a new design then now is the time to do it because you won’t have to compete with homework for my attention lol.

Currently Reading: Sisterhood Everlasting

I love the sisterhood of the traveling pants books and movies and when I found out that there was a 5th one I knew I had to get it! So last night I bought it and then this morning I downloaded it to my nook. I wasn’t going to start reading it till I finished the other book I was reading but I couldn’t wait! My internet was being slow and dumb so I grabbed my nook and started reading while I waited for things to load.

This book is sooo good so far!! I’m only 62 pages in as of right now and I can’t stop reading it!!

 

I can tell already that this is going to be one of those books that I just can’t put down lol.

What are you currently reading? Any books you recommend?

I’ll be back soon!

I know I haven’t been blogging alot lately but between school, and blog designs I gotta little behind lol. but it’s finals week and I only have 2 days left. All my assignments are due by friday at midnight! So I’ll post the last of my design assignments and a review soon!

In the meantime…. Are you excited for all the new TV shows? And the returning ones? One of my all time favorite shows will be back next Tues and I’m soooo excited!! I’ve been catching up on all last season and I forgot how much I loved some of these episodes!

Also have you seen this promo! I LOVE IT!!!