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Friday, August 19, 2011

{Pinterest:} The Rescuing Hug

Found this on Pinterest {have you become as obsessed as me?!} and just had to share! Had me near tears, for sure! {Thank you to this pinterest account for sharing!}.

 {verbatim from the aforementioned pinterest page}: "This picture is from an article called "The Rescuing Hug". The article details the first week of life of a set of twins. Each were in their respective incubators and one was not expected to live. A hospital nurse fought against the hospital rules and placed the babies in one incubator. When they were placed together, the healthier of the two threw an arm over her sister in an endearing embrace. The smaller baby's heart stabilized and temperature rose to normal."

Awwwwwww!! Melts my heart!!


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Monday, August 15, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie {Recipe}

I made an absolutely sinful Peanut Butter Pie the other day!  As some of you may already know, I have a serious weakness for anything peanut butter, and this. one. takes. the. cake! {errrr, pie!}!!

It's a very easy recipe, too, and doesn't take too much time to make! 

{Peanut Butter Pie} 
1 jar creamy peanut butter {the middle size one will do!}
1 cup sugar
1/2 of 8 oz original cool whip
1 8 oz package of cream cheese {let warm up to about room temperature}
1 jar of hot fudge
1 oreo or graham cracker pie crust

In a large bowl, mix the sugar, peanut butter, and cream cheese in a mixer until smooth.  Fold in half of the cool whip until thoroughly mixed.  Spoon the mixture into the pie crust, and refrigerate.  While the pie is in the refrigerator, put aside a tablespoon each of the peanut butter and hot fudge into plastic baggies, in the corner of them.  {You'll later cut a very small part of the corner and pipe onto the top of the pie!}. Then place the rest of the jar of hot fudge in the microwave to melt {check instructions on jar for how long to microwave}.  Once it's smooth, pour it evenly on top of your pie, all the way to the edges.  Place pie back in refrigerator.  When you're ready to serve, cut the very tips {very small part!} of your baggies and pipe the fudge and peanut butter over the pie in a zig zag motion.

Mmmmmmmmmm.....dive in and savor every drop of this rich little thing!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Give to Bless {{Kate McRaw}}

It is a story of heartache.  Of compassion.  Of strength, courage, hope and faith.

I'm sure many of you are already aware of this story of which I tell....of sweet Kate McRae, a 7 year-old girl who has been battling an aggressive, malignant brain tumor for over 2 years now.  Millions of people from all across the world know Kate.  You may have even seen her on the Dr. Phil show, or perhaps are one of the millions of people who diligently follow her caring bridge page.

I have personally known the McRae's for a few years now, as we attended the same church and share mutual friends.  So when I first found out about Kate's diagnosis, I wanted to help, like so many of us do!  I prayed. And cried.  And brought a meal to her family, and then a blanket for Kate.  But ultimately, I felt that wasn't enough.  I wanted to do something special for her.  Something that would honor her and her courageous battle against cancer.  Something that would empower her to keep winning that battle.  Something that would inspire & encourage us to live with such aspirations and faith as Kate does each and every day.  Something that would remind us to PRAY for her, and to have FAITH that she WILL beat this cancer!  And, so one day it dawned on me....

For a few months now, I've been working with Kate to create a headband.  Not just any headband.  But one made with her instruction alone.  It is a headband made with her favorite textures and colors (pink and yellow).  It is the one she chose from a few samples I made based on her instruction.  And it is aptly named, "The Kate," in her honor.

I am so honored to announce that this headband will be available for purchase ($30) from adam's blankie, and that half of the proceeds from each sale will go directly to the McRae family to support them!!  Visit our site to purchase there, OR send a paypal payment of $32.50 {includes shipping} as a "gift" to adamsblankie@gmail.com. When you purchase, please be sure to leave the age of the wearer for the headband {0-3 months, 3-6 months, 3yo, adult, etcetera}.

Below you'll find images of Kate in "The Kate" headband. These were taken just a week ago by my dear friends Jessica & Jason Williams of Session Nine Photography.  You can also visit their blog to read about this recent photo shoot with the McRae family.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to School {Fan-tabulous Finds!}

Wow.  I can hardly believe it's already that time of year again ~ time to go Back to School {at least here in Arizona, it is!  Some kids have already been back to school for a couple weeks now.  Simple WRONG if you ask me!! Whatever happened to starting AFTER Labor Day?!??}.  Now, can someone please explain to me just where exactly time goes?!  Sometimes I swear it just flies right on by, and I miss it all!

So, of course, I had to go on a hunt for some awesome school supplies.  Everyone gets fresh, sharp crayons, notebooks and folders {remember Trapper Keepers?!  Seriously...am I that old?!??}, but I'm talkin' about finding some fan-tabulous finds!  Stuff that will make all the other kids {and their Moms!} go, "Oooooh! Where did you get that?!??"  So here you have it: head turners for school. ;)

Clothespins ($4) Give these to the teacher the first day, and your kid is sure to score some points!
Backpack ($38) Many delicious fabrics to choose from at this shop! {We heart ours!}
Pencil Toppers (2 for $12) Now how stinkin' adorable are these!??
Mini Crayon Roll ($14) Not bragging here, but I really do heart this product of ours! ;) + 48 fabrics to choose from!
Retro Lunch Box ($25) - many different styles from this shop.
Reusable Snack bag ($7.50) OR purchase pattern from OUR shop to DIY and make as many as you like!
Apple Jacket ($5) Let your kiddo be surprised with {love} when she opens her lunchbox to find this!

Happy "Back to School" shopping!  And, pleeeeease, if you have an awesome BTS lovely you know of yourself, please pass the link along here!

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