It’s Pretty Pintastic Party Time

 

Are you ready to party?

It”s that time again – Pretty Pintastic Party time!  And we’re so glad you’re here!  Make sure you check out this week’s features and pin them to your Pinterest boards.

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Thanks for joining us this week for our party.
We know it’s going to be pretty fantastic Pintastic!

First, let’s meet the hosts:
Deanna from Gloriously Made
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Alli from An Alli Event
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Ruth from Captain America & His English Rose
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Jamie, Kerry, Lucy from Coffee With Us 3
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What we’ve been up to this week:

Alli’s Projects
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Lemon Coolers
Saint Lucia

Ruth’s Projects
How To Freeze Stone Fruit
How to Freeze Stone Fruit

 Deanna’s Projects
summer fresh Spaghetti
Summer Fresh Spaghetti


Coffee With Us 3′s Projects

PPP13 CWU3Homemade Snow
German Chocolate Cheesecake
Homemade Baby Food
Homemade Marshmallows

 

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Every week we will also have a fabulous guest co-host!

This week’s co-host is Sarah from Creative Ramblings.

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Creative Ramblings has some of the coolest DIY projects, including a video tutorial on heat embossing!  How fun is that?

Show Sarah some love by dropping by her Pinterest, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Now on to the Party!

This is a super relaxed party! You show up with your fabulous posts and we pin every single one!  We only ask one thing from you- pin the features!

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The Features
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Crochet Baby Santa Hat
Upcycled Placemat Bowl
Petit Croissants

Cranberry & Orange Juice Spareribs
Vegan Lavender Shortbread Cookies

 

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Joe’s Stone Crab Key Lime Pie (copycat)

One of my favorite restaurants is Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami (not to be confused with Joe’s Crab Shack). Will Smith once said that Joe’s was his favorite place to eat.  For one hundred years, Miami natives and tourists alike have dined along side celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali and Jennifer Lopez.  Joe’s has been a south beach institution since 1913! My husband loves the stone crabs and the key lime pie.  I love the key lime pie (not so into stone crabs).  Joe’s is really famous for their key lime pie and I finally perfected it (as close as it can be). Next time you’re in SoBe, make sure you find time to visit Joe’s and try the Key Lime Pie.  It’s cold.  It’s tart. It’s creamy.  It’s delicious.  (Or, just stay home and make mine!)  Joe’s has limited summer hours, so check before you go.  Here’s the address:

11 Washington Ave 
Miami BeachFlorida 33139
305-673-0365
www.joesstonecrab.com

I actually made these mini key lime pies as an early birthday surprise for my son-in-law because I knew I would be out of the country on his birthday.  He simply loves these!  And I’m up for the mother-in-law of the year award because I take my own advise.  You can read it here!

Key Lime Pie

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Joes' Stone Crab Key Lime Pie (copycat)
Author: 
 
Ingredients
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp. lime zest
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅔ cup fresh key lime juice
  • For crust:
  • 1-1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
Instructions
  1. To make crust, mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter together and press firmly to bottom and sides of pie plate. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. In mixer with wire whisk, beat egg yolks and lime zest on high speed until very fluffy (about 5 minutes).
  4. Gradually add the condensed milk and beat 3-4 minutes longer. Lower speed and gradually add the lime juice until combined.
  5. Pour into crust and bake 10 minutes. Cool and then refrigerate until well chilled.

Helpful Hint:  You can also buy a ready made graham cracker crust or bake them in small pans like I did so that everyone gets their own!  I tried to find the tiny tart pans with the removable bottoms, but couldn’t. Also, never, ever use bottled lemon or lime juice when making a pie.  It will give it an artificial, yucky taste. And if you don’t have key limes on hand, go ahead and use the juice from regular limes.  It’s not quite the same, but really close.  Key limes are not just limes grown in the keys.  Actually, it’s a specific variety of  lime.  Read all about key limes here! Time to give it up!  What’s your favorite pie? Joe's Stone Crab

Beach Sign Tutorial

I’m beyond excited to have Danielle guest blogging for me today!  Danielle lives in Australia and we became blogger friends a while back.  She invited me to write a guest post a few months ago on her Glitter Bug Blog and now she’s guest posting for me.  You can see the post I wrote for her (Discovering your Body Shape) by clicking here!
Please give Danielle a warm welcome by leaving a comment!  Now, on with Danielle’s beach sign tutorial!

 

Hi everyone! I’m Danielle from Glitter Bug and I’m so excited to be stopping by Alli’s blog to
share this fun tutorial with you all. Alli was a guest poster on my blog a few
months back and I have been so late in getting this post to her – so I just wanted
to quickly apologize to Alli for being so late!!

 

I live in Australia, in a small beach side town. We moved
here nearly two years ago and into our current house 8 months later. Our house
is a rental so decorating and still sticking to the rules can be tricky.
Luckily these day companies like 3M are making products for renters that make
my life easier.

 

Today I’m sharing a tutorial for my DIY Beach Sign. I made this sign for our bathroom as I’m in the
process of giving it a little facelift, normally I’m not one for the beachy
theme – well only because I live a few blocks away from the beach and I just feel
it’s cheesy to have a beachy house in a beach town, but I made an exception for
our bathroom since the floor tiles are a blueish colour. I knew I wanted a
beach sign and after one failed attempt I finally got a finished product I
love. I think it looks great above the mirror and it’s given me new inspiration
to get the bathroom completed! So let’s make our very own DIY Beach Sign!
 
You’ll
need:
 
·       Plank
of wood (size is up to you)
·       Wide
masking tape or contact paper
·       Letter
templates
·       2
colours of paint (I used house paint but use what you have)
·       Foam
brush
·       Sander
or sandpaper
·       3M
Command Strips
·       Scissors
·       Pencil/pen

 

Step
1:

Start by cutting your wood to size, the length of your piece depends on how
wide your wood is and how far apart you space your letter – give yourself a few
inches to be safe (you can always cut
some off if needed)
. Now if you have a power saw this step will take you
all of 5 minutes. {However if you only have a hacksaw like us then give yourself
20 minutes to get this done.}
Lightly sand the edges to remove any rough bits.

 

Step
2:

Paint your plank the letter colour. I chose white for my letters so in my case
I paint the top of the plank white first. Allow to dry – apply re-coats as necessary.

 

Step
3:
 Arrange your tape letters on your plank. {I used the font Bebas Neue size
360.}
 I just traced the letters onto paper from my
computer screen. 
I then rolled out strips of wide masking tape {or you can use contact paper} Place your letters on top
and trace around. Cut them out & stick them down. I originally
used exercise book paper and spray adhesive (seen in this picture) but it didn’t come off so I re-did
it using this method. Learn from my mistakes!
J

 
Step 4:
Paint your wood with your top colour. For me I chose a blue grey and mixed in
some white paint to lighten it a bit, paint the sides too! Re-coat as needed, when
you’ve applied the final coat give the wood a few minutes to dry (not too long maybe 5-10 minutes max)
now carefully remove your letters revealing your bottom colour exposed! If your
paint bled a bit, just grab your under colour and a thin paint brush a do a bit
of touch ups on the major spots. Don’t be too pedantic about it.

 

Step 5:
Sand your sign. This is optional and originally I wasn’t going to do this but
after removing the tape I just felt it was a little too perfect for a beach
sign so I lightly sanded the whole thing until I was happy with it. Attach some
3M command strips to the back and hang in place! 

 

Congratulations! You just made yourself  your very own Beach Sign!! Yay!! Of course you can use whatever words you like – if
you live in the desert maybe use the word desert, if you live near the
mountains then use that! Adjust it to fit your life and style! There are so
many options with these kind of signs and they can easily be completed in an
afternoon, I will be making a few other variations for around our house so be
sure to check out my blog for more
of these and other great tutorials!

 

 
I hope you liked this tutorial and again thank you so
much to Alli, I’ve had great fun doing this project and it was great to stop by
for a visit!! If you’d like feel free to follow me on social media below!! 

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