Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pinterest Banana Boats

I originally saw these amazing looking things on Pinterest (of course), and tracked them down to the Lick My Spoon blog. In my excitement (and being in my ravenous pregnancy hunger mode), I didn't really pay attention to any of the instructions and made them how I wanted to.

1. Choose your bananas wisely. I sent my husband to the store and he bought barely ripe ones. You     will want to pick up the ugly old lady know, the one with brown spots (but not too many spots, and not mushy).
2. Slit the bananas lengthwise and stuff them with any combination of toppings that you (and the little fat kid inside of you) desire. I used chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, chopped almonds, and sprinkles!
3. According to Lick My Spoon, you should wrap the bananas in foil and place on the grill.  Next, grill with the cover on until toppings get melty and delicious. I opted not to do this and it may have made a difference. I didn't wrap them, I just placed them on a sheet of foil on the grill so I could watch them. Per other websites, if you are not wrapping them in foil, they are most likely done when the center is gooey and the peels are black...The middle didn't get as gooey as I would have liked, but they were still pretty yummy!
4. Eat right out of the peel with a spoon or scoop out and eat it with ice cream! Mmmm!!!! I had a picture of me eating one, but I decided not to post it. I can assure you it looked something like this though, just add bananas....
Ice Cream Makes Me Angry!

The End.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Swanky Sweepin' Volume 52


"Brawls"  (a.k.a. "bras")  1 winner a day, ends 10/7


$2,500 ASOS shopping spree  Ends 9/30

Trip to NY to see Blondie in concert  Ends 9/27 

Trip to Thailand  Ends 10/5

Krispy Kreme coffee for a year  75 winners, ends 9/29

$100 Macy's gift card  10 winners, ends 10/15

Keurig brewer  1 winner a week, ends 12/16

$1,500  6 winners, ends 10/5

$500 bareMinerals gift card  10 winners of $50, Pinterest contest, ends 10/7

Trip to LA and a chance to meet Katy Perry  Ends 10/31

Trip to Aruba  Ends 10/23

video: The Beach Boys, "Kokomo"

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Trendy Mommy Tuesday's: vol. 13

It's been a long time since I've posted any trendy mommy posts, but I have been really busy! I am finally on maternity leave and catching up on all of the little things I need to do before my bebe Kenny gets here! Now that I am 39 weeks, I am finally sitting down to crank out some articles for you all. This post is going to be short and to the point.

My trendy  mommy this week is Pink (and her daughter Willow) as seen in People Mom & Babies online! I not only love Pink as an artist, but she is so fit, beautiful, headstrong, and unique in every sense of the word that I love writing about her! That's either my motherly hormones gushing out my borderline inappropriate love for her or a secret lesbian crush that I had no idea I was harboring...Either way, here is my fashion breakdown this week...

Recreating Pink's Outfit !

L to R:
And just for fun, here's a toddler girl's version of the same outfit because it's so darn cute !
L to R:

So that's today's lesson on how to dress like Pink, and when I figure out how to look and sing like her I'll let you know...actually I won't, I'd keep that secret to myself.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Swanky Sweepin' Volume 51


Italian scooter  and a few other prizes, ends 12/10

One year Birchbox subscription and a $1,500 Madewell gift card  Ends 10/10

Hyundai Elantra  3 winners, ends 9/30


Laptop  5 winners a month, ends 1/31/13


$5,000 Pier 1 gift card  Pinterest contest, 5 runner-ups of $100, ends 9/21

Trip to Australia to see the Great Barrier Reef  Ends 9/20

$25,000 in Amazon gift cards  Ends 10/1

Trip to Thailand  Ends 10/15

Trip to London and a $5,000 shopping spree at Miss Selfridge  Ends 10/1

photo: Audrey Hepburn looking cute on a scooter

Monday, September 10, 2012

Swanky Sweepin' Volume 50

50 weeks of sweepstakes! What. I feel old. My baby is all grownsed up.


Teen Vogue  giveaway is still going on

Spa trip  and 100 winners get $150 gift cards, ends 10/31

$1,500 Saks Fifth Avenue credit  Ends 10/8

$100,000 grand prize  125 winners of $1,000 and 2,500 winners of $15 Wendy's gift cards, ends 10/15


A bunch of Hello Kitty stuff  Gimmie. Ends 9/17

A bunch of beauty stuff  All end 9/30

Trip to London  Ends 9/30

Benefit makeup shopping spree and a digital camera  Pinterest contest, ends 9/14

Trip to Hawaii  Ends 10/31

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Muffin Tin Mini Pizza

Pinterest will be the death of me...literally. I am quite sure while I am on Maternity Leave I will make something (not of the healthy variety, more of the delicious fatty variety) every night until I am morbidly obese a la Gilbert Grape's Mom. One of the things recipes which has struck my fancy not only because it looks yummy but because it seems easy, is "Pizza Muffins". Although it seems to have been a Pinterest mystery link, I finally found  a source on the "All My Great Ideas Are Really From Pinterest" blog.
I'm sort of about using what I have in the house to cook or bake so I didn't follow her directions 100% but my Mini Muffin Tin Pizzas were still yummy! Luckily the hubby is still on his Atkins diet so we had cheese, and pepperoni of all shapes and sizes on hand. And luckily I'm a fatty and love bread so we had Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits in the fridge as well.
Directions:Preheat oven to 325 degrees (as the package directed on biscuit dough vs pizza dough) and grease your cupcake pan.

Push the dough into the molds and try to make the dough cover the sides. I used one biscuit per tin and had two left over which I dispersed among all the tins. Next cover the dough with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.
Bake for 10-15 minutes but keep an eye on them especially if you are using the biscuit dough instead of the pizza dough because they will rise quickly!
I used mini and regular sized pepperoni (hey, I like pepperoni) and tons of cheese so the muffin tin came out of the oven a little...uh...ugly.
Once I separated them from each other, they were much cuter and super delicious!

These are fast and easy to make and usually everyone in the house is happy with it! I mean seriously, who doesn't like pizzas?? Has anyone else tried this or made any other variations they want to share? If so, leave a comment below or find us on FB, or Twitter. If you're a Pinterest fiend like I am, come and follow  Whoreders on Pinterest as well as myself!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Birthday Freebies!

An update on How to Spoil Yourself on Your Birthday !

Visit all of these links and sign up for the free stuff you deserve! Because we know that there are more people out there that want to pamper and dote on you, we recommend that you check out all of your local eateries and shops for possible birthday freebies and/or e-mail clubs. Like Heather said in her birthday post  that even though "a few of these are specific to my area, [I realized] that all of you should look up your fav local eateries and mom and pop stores to see if they have a sign up sheet for an account, rewards program, or mailing list. If they ask for your birthday on the sign up there's a good chance they'll send you something, even if it's just a shopping discount! Hey, I like discounts, too! "

Acalpulco E-Club - Free Entree

AMF Bowling Club - Free Bowling

*Anthro -$10 Coupon and a cute little carrying case!

*Applebee's - Free dessert

Arby's E- club - Free Birthday Surprise (Roast beef I'm guessing...)

Atlanta Breads - Free Cookie (none in CA)

*Auntie Anne's - BOGOF Pretzel


Barnes & Nobles Kid's Club - Free Cupcake for your child on their birthday!

*Baskin Robbins - Free scoop of Ice Cream

*Baja Fresh - Free Taco @ sign up and Free burrito on your birthday!

bd Mongolian Grill - Free birthday surprise (No West Coast locations)

*Ben & Jerry's - Free Ice Cream

Benihana - $30 Gift Certificate !

*BJ's Brewery - Free Pizookie

*Black Angus - Free appetizer w/ purchase of an entree & the same offer on your "sign up anniversary"

Bob Evans - Free kid's meal on your child's birthday (Midwest & East Coast only)

The Body Shop - Initially you PAY $10 for a yr BUT free birthday gift and one free item a month along with special sales and discounts for card holders only

Buca di Beppo - Free Brownie

Monday, September 3, 2012