The Handmade Hog and Raspberry Pie in Jars

Please join me and link up ANYTHING handmade or homemade. I would love to see recipes, DIY projects, party planning, and craft projects of all kinds!!!
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Raspberry Pies in Jars
I am totally obsessed with making miniature things and things baked or cooked in individual sized containers.  So, how amazing would it to serve individual sized pies in glass jars? SWOON!!! Perfect for a dinner party or tea party, great for a special occasion like a baby shower or a bridal shower. 
I am testing these out because one of our best friend couples is getting married next month and I want to surprise them with something similar so I thought I would do a couple test runs and I'm glad I did, there were a lot of things to correct. I'll list them here so if you decide to try this you won't have the same problems I did to start. 
1. you must bake the pie crust separately from the pie filling because the filling bubbles up when baking and the cute cut out is lost under the filling when cooked. So you need to place the cut out pie crusts on their own cookie sheet with a little cooking spray so they won;t stick and bake for about 15 minuets. Just until crisp. Now place them on top of the already cooked pie filling! 
2. The crust shrinks considerably once it's cooked so you want to cut it a little bigger than the mouth of the jar so that once it's baked it will fit in perfectly. I did not do this and you can see mine are a little too small for my jars. I think it would have  much more stream lined look if I had used the bigger size cookie cutter. 
Also I decided to put one piece of crust at the bottom and one on the top but I thin kone on the top would be sufficient.

I used {THIS}raspberry pie recipe for the filling and I always use {THIS}pie crust recipe. I use it so  much I have it memorized. It perfect and flaky every time! 

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I'm really, really excited about this giveaway!! I am in L*O*V*E with this little handmade jewelry shop. Please meet Beau & Stella

Shop owner Marcie features gorgeous handmade gold and silver jewelry. The style of her work is amazing! it's exactly what I'm always looking for in jewelry. It's simple, clean, classic yet has that little something special that makes it stand out in a crowd. I have asked Marcie to make something custom for me, a little tiny spoon on a gold chain since I love to cook so much. I can't wait!!
Plus she's based out of New Orleans!! Truly a woman after my own heart.  I just couldn't love her anymore!!
Here are a few of my favorite necklaces in her shop, but I pretty much want every single thing! 

she is giving away one of my favorite necklaces today. She is giving one lucky winner her gorgeous Beach Day Necklace in winner's choice of gold or silver!! Take a peek

Head on over to Beau & Stella and start shopping now.

THE PRIZE:  Winner's Choice of the Beach Day Necklace as pictured above in either gold filled or sterling silver.  Open USA only.

  Please visit Beau & Stella and tell me which piece of jewelry is your favorite

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Giveaway ends Tuesday May 10th @ midnight


Easter at My House

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We certainly did. Since having children, every holiday is filled with joy, wonder and magic. It's so much fun. I feel so blessed to have the privilege of being parent to these beautiful babies. 
Here's tiny peek into our day.

And please excuse me if I am a little absent this week. Tomorrow is my first day back at work.

Handmade Gift Guide

Happy Easter friends!!
Today we are having our own little Easter egg hunt in the back yard, cooking, eating, and enjoying family time. Nothing could be better! I hope you all have a beautiful day!!!

Her is another edition of my weekly handmade gift guide and an introduction to one of my newest blog sponsors!!

This gorgeous key necklace from my newest sponsor Beau & Stella. Look for a giveaway from this amazing shop in a couple days!! You do not want to miss this one!

One of these gorgeous baby blankets from lillybelle Designs

One of these gorgeous Grace Wraps from Evys Tree

This adorable personalized onesie/leg warmer set from B:Mod Designs

This adorable necklace from Annali's Jewelry

These dark chocolate truffles from Nicole's Homemade Treats

These adorablke little shoes from KathyDee Cozy Toes

This gorgeous headband from Mrs. Darcy

These earrings from DandLs DandLs

This adorable headband from Caroline G.

This custom made ruffle clutch from beso handbags

I also want to take a moment to introduce you to my newest sponsor One Happy Mama

I was cruising around the blogosphere the bumped into Kristina and her adorable blog! I'm so glad I did. Not only is she the sweetest thing but she has two gorgeous kids and she is a talented artist! What's not to love?

Kristina does blog design and I L*O*V*E it!! The look of her blog was one of the things that made me fall in love with her blog. Her designs are adorable and very reasonably priced. Go have a look. A makeover always make me feel better!!!
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Here is little snippet from Kristin's {ABOUT ME} page that I love. She's has a wonderfully positive outlook on life!!

"I just want my blog to be a sweet stop along the way as you're catching up on the blogs in your list or the blogs you have bookmarked that you read with your daily cup of tea or coffee. 

This is a place I love to come and just pour out some of the things that make me happy. So I hope you enjoy your visit and keep coming back! "

So take a minuet and hop on over to {ONE HAPPY MAMA} and say hello to Kristina!!!




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