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Funky Car Art

Published May 7, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

I just had to share these photos I took of a car I found parked in my doctors parking lot the other day. It was so weird and funky I just couldn’t help but take a few shots.
this person has either welded or glued all of these items onto the hood and roof of there car.
I’m not sure if this car would be considered street legal.

Chocolate covered pretzels

Published April 25, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

Today I am going to teach you how to make chocolate covered pretzels.
I used these at my Pirate party, as Peg legs.
Items you will need are a bag of long large straight pretzels, a bag of chocolate (I used semi sweet chocolate chips) and sprinkles or nuts.

Melt your chocolate it a microwave safe container. Start off with a minute and then 15 second increments until it is totally melted. Be careful not to heat to long, chocolate can burn easily.

Using a spoon I would take a couple pretzels at a time and spoon melted chocolate 2/3rd’s of the way up the pretzel. Then I would tap the pretzel in the bowl to remove excess chocolate.

Now take a sheet of waxed paper and lay on the bottom of a cookie sheet. Once you finish adding chocolate onto your pretzel lay on top of waxed paper.

Add sprinkles, nuts or swirl a different color chocolate onto the chocolate dipped part of pretzel.
Continue until you have a complete row on waxed paper.



Once I finished all of the pretzels and the were all layed out. I placed in the freezer for and hour to set. These were a hit at the party and we all love the sweet and salty taste. mmmmm

Cranberry Shark Ice Cubes

Published April 18, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

I decided to tackle part of the beverage last night. So I emptied my ice cube trays last night and put together the ice cubes for my “Beware of Sharks” Punch.

I used Langers Cranberry Plus 100% Juice (instead of the cocktail juice).

Then using the gummi sharks you can find in the candy bins at your local health store. I placed a shark in each cube spot.


I poured the cranberry juice into a measuring cup because it had a pouring spout.


Now you just have to let them freeze.


This morning I broke them out of the trays and placed them in a freezer zip lock bag. Ready for there performance on saturday.

Food Review – Guadalahonkys

Published April 16, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

I would say this is the best Mexican food I have eaten since living in Utah.

We give this Restaurant 5 Pink Pig Snouts

Website: http://www.guadalahonkys.com/
Address: 136 East 12300 South Draper, UT 84020
(801) 571-3838

Type of Food: Mexican

Prices – $9.50 – $15.00

Decor & Atmosphere: Decor is authentic, fun and has a beachy vibe. They had straw hut overhangs over some of the booths. salt & pepper shakers were corona bottles. Booths were comfortable and roomy.

Service: Drinks were recceived quickly. It took about 15 minutes to even put in our order. But we did receive our meals within 30 minutes from sitting down.

Meal 1: Smothered chimichanga with ground beef and a side of chile relleno. Comes with spanish rice, refried beans and sour cream. $12.99

Drink: Raspberry Virgin Margaretta

Review Meal 1: Had chimichanga and chili relleno with green sauce. Good size portion, rice and beans cooked just right with good mild flavor. Two cooked peppers, red and green, garnished the plate. Peppers had amazing flavor and just enough nip, comparable to a banana pepper taste. the chimmi was great, thick and loaded with just the right amount of flavor. the chilli relleno had almost a tamale breading over it and just took away from the egg on the chilli. Less could have been more on this chilli relleno.

Review on Drink: Raspberry Virgin Margaretta was good size and nice taste of raspberry, but tasted more like a smoothie than a margarrita. P.S. make sure they charge you for the virgin and not the whole margarrita.

Meal 2: Fajitas – Served with fresh sauteed veggies. Spanish rice, refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, pica de gallo salsa and 3 warm tortillas $12.99

Review Meal 2: The meat was flavorful and tender, the veggies were green peppers, onions, squash and zucchini sauteed to perfection. I loved the whole plateful. My mouth was in food heaven throughout the entire meal.

Here are a couple shots from there Menu

Having a Sweet Tooth

Published April 3, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

I was having a really bad sweet tooth attack today. so what better way to fill my need for a sweet fix was to go to “the Sweet Tooth Fairy” click here

I bought a dozen of there cakebites: lemon, red velvet, salt carmel, samoa and carrot cake ($10.00 for a dozen)

the samoa bite was my favorite

these are a must try.
I am hoping to make something like these for the upcoming party I am throwing for my hubby and sister later this month.

Food Review – Schmidt’s Pastry Cottage

Published March 31, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

This place had a fun look on the outside and screamed to me “come in”, so in we went.

We give this Restaurant 3 Pink Pig Snouts

Located at: 1133 West South Jordan Parkway
South Jordan, Utah  84095

(there is also one in taylorsville and salt lake city)

Website: http://www.schmidtspastry.net

Type of Food: hot & cold sandwiches, soups and of course pastries

Prices – $7.00 – $10.00 (our lunches were $6.99-$7.99 each)

Decor & Atmosphere:  The decor and atmosphere were horrid.  From outside you would expect to enter a cute and cozy cottage styled atmosphere.  Instead we were assaulted with a confused cacophony of marble walls, industrial vent tubes and bland neutral colors.

Service:  Fast, friendly and drink refills were available.

Meal 1:  Philly Cheese steak on focaccia bread.  Included Lays chips and your choice of brownie, mint brownie or eclair $6.99 drink: sprite $1.99 for large with refills

Review:  Bread was moist and flavorful, meat and cheese a bit skimpy.  Mediocre sums it up.  The best part of the plate was the brownie, which was rich and tasty.

Meal 2:  Turkey bacon tomato sandwich on sourdough bread.  Included Lays potato chips and choice of brownie, mint brownie or eclair.  Avocado was $1.00 extra for a total of $7.99.  Drink: coke $1.99 large with refills

Review:  Sandwich was very good and flavorful.  Two complaints:  a) The crust of the bread was very hard and b) even though i paid $1.00 extra for avocado, the portion was a very small slice >^(  I chose the mint brownie for my desert and, like the plain brownie, was rich and tasty.

Since the pastries were the true highlight of the meal, here are some selections from their menu that might be worth a go:

Mint Cookie

Orange Butterflakes

Eclair

Want 2 Scrap

Published March 30, 2012 by pinkpossibilities

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Vendor: Want 2 Scrap
I loved this shop. as you will see in my photos i went bling happy. I had so many packages i was up to my chin carrying them around.
they were selling self adhesive bling packs.
they had baskets galore of bling. these were normally $3.00 and they were selling them for $1.00.
let’s say i was a happy girl.
here are some photos from there booth.


this is some of my haul laid out on my table getting ready to be organized and put up.


so to organize my bling better i made piles of the same colors and by overlaying them one on top of the other. as shown

i placed a piece of tape over the overlap area and continued adding until i had a pack of them all taped together.



I grabbed some of my alligator clips

and one of my black grid walls

and using my alligator clips, clipped the packs onto the grid wall. this will make it so much easier to find the bling i want to use. instead of shuffling through a box of them. another craft project for my office. i love to be organized