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Inside Look: Planners

Inside Look: Planners

I have always enjoyed scrap booking and any type of journaling. Basically, any form of artistic documentation has been an interest of mine. Webster’s Pages has brought out their own line of Traveler’s Notebook and it took me a Boho String Journal, a lot of unboxing videos , and a failed online order to finally get my hands on one. And it took seeing the A5 Webster’s Pages Planner in person before having to have one!

Here is an inside look to both Webster’s Pages products:

I’m loving both and will update you again once I’ve had more time to set up both to my liking. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com

Monster Hunter party

Monster Hunter party

We are in love with the Monster Hunter franchise by Capcom. Ever since the series came to Nintendo 3DS we’ve been playing non-stop with a group of friends. Our friends love themed parties as much as we do, so to celebrate the newest Monster Hunter game, we decided to make a small impromptu dinner!

Our amazing friend Paul made pork loin wrapped in bacon, while the hubby and I were in charge of the drinks! If you’re familiar with the game, there are a few potions that you can make in the game. Green potion is for mega health, yellow is mega dash juice for stamina, red is mega demondrug for increase attack and blue is mega nutrients to increase your health gauge!


MH dinner

The drinks were super easy to make – different Fanta drinks poured into milk bottles from the Target dollar spot. I printed out the drink icon symbols onto clear labels and adhered them to the bottles. Remember the Valentine bottles I made for my dude? You can use the same method and Mod Podge over the labels! I also made some matching keychains for each of our friends. I gave some away to a Monster Hunter event at Houston Gaymers’ Handhelds!

MH keychains MH prizes MH drinks

friends winners MH winners

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Summer Idea – sweet treat

Summer Idea - sweet treat

Summer is officially over but fresh tasting desserts never go out of season. This recipe has been my go-to crowd pleaser and as a plus, it looks pretty fancy. This quick and easy recipe is very hands on so it’s nice to do this with kids or a group of friends. So you’re wondering, “Kat, what is this amazing recipe you are talking about?” I’ll cut to the chase.

I found this recipe during Fourth of July and quickly fell in love with it. When it comes to cake I prefer light and delicate compare to typical buttercream iced cakes. The first thing that comes to mind is trifle! This recipe calls for pound cake but I paired it with angel food cake instead, to give it more texture. So enough talking, here is the recipe!

~Mixed Berry Trifle~

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • one 3.4 oz package of vanilla pudding mix
  • one Box mix of angel food cake (you can be fancy and more your own cake by scratch)
  • Mixed berries (Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, ect)

Here are your ingredients.
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In a stand mixer, whip the cream until stiffed peaks form, then set aside. In a large bowl, beat the sour cream, milk and pudding until it thickens. Fold in the whipped cream and set aside.

Here is the fun part… the assembling! I used glass trifle cups but any container will work out but seeing the layer is a nice presentation. Cut cake into cubes, place first layer of cake then place berries over cake then add pudding mixture – repeat till you fill your container.

Refrigerate for 2 hours then you are all set! This is an amazingly easy way to make a fancy looking item on the cheap!

Pretty and refreshing

Yum!

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katKAT VERA - (view all posts by Kat)
Kat is an aspiring pastry chef. When she isn’t in the kitchen she’s traveling space and time with Doctor Who and solving mysteries with Sherlock. Email her at kat@mind-speaks.com