GIVEAWAY! - CLOSED


I haven't done a giveaway in so long. I think it's time! At the beginning of the year I started selling celebrity candles in my Etsy shop (see them all here). I also have an option to purchase a custom candle. It's a little more expensive because obviously it takes more time to create. Well, here's your chance to get one for free! I'm offering up a custom candle with the celebrity (or athlete, or musician) of your choice!

Here's how to enter:

-Leave a comment telling me who you would choose for your candle. If it's someone I already have in the shop, no problem! It doesn't have to be custom. Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win.

Additional entries:

-Become a member of Please Note by clicking the Join this site button on the right.
-Like Please Note on Facebook.
-Follow Please Note on Twitter.
-Tweet about the giveaway.

That's 5 chances to win!
Be sure and leave a separate comment for each entry!

I'll be picking a winner at random on Sunday, March 1st. Good luck!


The giveaway is now closed. The randomly chosen winner is comment #15, Monica! Thank you to all who entered!

Workweek Breakfast: Three Ingredient Cereal Bars


I tend to skip breakfast during the week because I sleep in for as long as possible and by the time I drag myself out of bed, there just isn't time. So, I found this simple recipe for cereal bars and decided to give it a try. These are perfect for kids too. One batch makes 9 bars.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 cups of Cheerios

Combine the peanut butter and honey in a large saucepan and heat for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the Cheerios.

Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper and dump the mixture in. Flatten the top with a spoon.

Allow to set for about 1 hour then cut them into squares.

New Candles!


I just added a ton of new candles to the Etsy shop. You can buy them in pairs now and I even have a set of all four Golden Girls! Go take a look!

Free Valentine Printable!


Show the Roseanne fan in your life that you truly care this Valentine's Day!

Click here to download. Print the image (including blank space and instructions) so that it fits on to a regular sized piece of paper (cardstock is best). Enjoy!

A Trip Back to Childhood




Growing up, Saved By The Bell was my favorite show. So, it's understandable that I freaked out a little when I saw this. If you're a SBTB fan like me, do yourself a favor and watch this... right now!

DIY: Burger Cupcakes


I'm calling this a DIY because these cupcakes are more of a project than a recipe. I actually used boxed cake mixes to make these and I'm glad I did because they took a while to put together. I made 4 dozen of them for Super Bowl and they took me about 3 hours. If you have the time, they're definitely worth the effort. I mean, how cute are they?

So here's how I did it...

Start by making a batch of chocolate cupcakes and a batch of yellow cake cupcakes (white would work too). Cut them all in half. I didn't use the chocolate tops. Instead, I saved them in a separate bag and I'm currently still eating them.

Make some vanilla buttercream frosting (I used this recipe) and divide it up into 3 bowls. Dye them red, green, and yellow.

Now place the frosting into ziploc bags and cut a small piece off of the corner to form piping bags. Stack the chocolate bottom on top of the yellow cupcake bottom and pipe the "condiments" on. Form a square for the cheese and just do squiggles for the ketchup and lettuce.

Place the yellow cake top on top of the frosting and smush it down a little. I used toothpicks to hold it all together.

Add sesame seeds (or white nonpareils) to the top if you like. Unfortunately I ran out of time but I think they look great either way.

Free Printable Groundhog Day Card!


It's almost Groundhog Day! Since this holiday gets overlooked a lot, I thought I would celebrate by making a free printable card. This card measures 5 1/2" x 4" when folded.

Click here to download. Print the image (including blank space and instructions) so that it fits on to a regular sized piece of paper (cardstock is best). Enjoy!

A Very Special Gift


My friend Adrian drew this for me and I love it so much! I just had to share it here. I especially love that he included a Sonny Angel doll. Maybe they'll take the hint and make a burger doll... I would flip! Check out Adrian's Instagram here.

Valentine's Day Wreath


I know it's a little early but I made a Valentine's Day wreath this weekend and I couldn't wait to share it! I bought a twig wreath and those little yellow flowers at Joann's. The hearts and faux succulents are from Dollar Tree. I also wrapped a little red and white twine around some of the twigs. I'm definitely going back to Dollar Tree to get more of those succulents. I want to make a wreath that's completely covered in them!


Baking with my Homies


I got these awesome Baking with My Homies cookie cutters for Christmas and finally tried them out last weekend. Want to make your own? Buy the cookie cutters here! I used this cookie recipe.