March 26, 2013

The World Needs More Jen Marrs! {DIY Braided Scarf & Kitchen Sink Sundae}

So I have a secret.  I’ve been plotting with a bunch of gals during the last month.  You see there’s this special lady in our lives and today just so happens to be her birthday.

 

Hi Jen

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I LOVE YOU!!!

 

Okay.  I’m a little better now.  I got the idea to do this party for Mrs. Jen Marrs after seeing one for a big name blogger last year.  I’ve always wanted to do some kind of super secret squirrel surprise party for one of my blog friends.  Since Jen has the biggest heart, goofiest/best personality, dances and sings her butt of, keeps us all shredding, and happens to be my blog BFF…how could I resist?

 

Jen's Birthday Collage 4

 

So Jen, today we’re celebrating you in all your wonderful craziness!  I can’t wait til we can meet in person and then we can real conversations – like the ones we have behind closed Facebook group doors.  I love you you sexy beast!  I even shaved my pits for you today, so you know I mean it.

 

Presents!  Every birthday party should have presents.  So I made you a Braided Scarf like the one I found after stalking looking through your Pinterest boards.  Because what’s better than making something cute form Pinterest?  Having a friend make you something cute from Pinterest so you look adorable, and can brag you actually made something you pinned.  {I wont’ tell if you don’t.}

 

Ready?  We’re going to make these two shirts into a Braided Scarf.

 

Braided Scarf 1

 

{Let’s just disclaimer that the only time I could sew was after the boys were in bed.  See: no natural light.  Just go with it.}

 

Grab a pair of sewing scissors, sewing machine, a sewing needle, and coordinating thread.  Follow THIS TUTORIAL from Put Up Your Dukes, and you’ll get a little something that looks like this!

 

Braided Scarf 3

 

Braided Scarf 2

 

Oh I hope you like Jen.  Neutrals go with everything, right?

 

And since it’s a birthday party, we’ve got to have cake.  But here’s the deal.  Jen likes ice cream better than cake.  So we’re having super delicious sophisticated ice cream sundaes instead.

 

Kitchen Sink Sundae 1

 

Kitchen Sink Sundae
 
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Serves: 1 sundae
Ingredients
  • 2 large scoops Talenti Caramel Cookie Crunch Gelato
  • ¼ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons crunchy Biscoff spread
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Biscoff cookie
Instructions
  1. Place gelato in a shallow champagne glass. Top gelato with Biscoff spread and chocolate chips. Put a big dollop of whipped cream on top of everything, drizzle whipped cream with chocolate syrup, and garnish with half a Biscoff cookie.

 

Kitchen Sink Sundae 2

Every birthday girl should get her sundae served in a champagne glass.

 

I ate this for you Jen.

Because I love you.

Enough with the mushy stuff from me.  Let’s have some love from all the other amazing ladies helping make this party possible.

Lynne from 365 Days of Baking ~ Lemon Squares and a Special Video

Claire from A Little Claireification ~ DIY Washi-Tape Monogram Wall Art

Julie from White Lights on Wednesday ~ Braided Scarf & Kitchen Sink Sundae

Devi from Diddles & Dumplings ~ Favorite Finds: Four Marrs & One Venus

Jessica from Mom 4 Real ~ Reuseable Chalkboard Birthday Banner

Rachel from {I Love} My Disorganized Life ~ Skinny Margaritas

Janel from Nellie Bellie ~ DIY Personalized Mug

Julie from Redhead Can Decorate ~ Easy Personalized Blog Sign

Karin from Art is Beauty ~ Happy Birthday Jen!

Laurie from Gallamore West ~ Lemon Bars

Meegan from What Meegan Makes ~ Happy Birthday Jen

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Mother of Holy Hell- Julie!!!!! Get over here– I swear I am dying .. crying.. laughing… and over flippin’ joyed with the LOVE!!!!!! I don’t even know what to say.. But Thank you. Thank you so much to all of you for making my day. WOW. Like Holy flip. you shaved your pits???!! For me??!! It is love. :) XO girl… can’t wait until I can squeeze the shit outta ya for reals! Thank you again sweet thang!
    Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus recently posted…Welcome Spring Printable Tag

  2. says

    OMG! You know you’re special when somebody shaves their pits for you! LOL! Cracked me up! That scarf is so kewl! Never seen anything like it and you did a fantastic job on it! Ice cream sundae! Yummers! Jen is so special and it’s great that y’all are doing this blog birthday party for her! I’m enjoying being a fly on the wall and reading everybody’s contributions! I’m also discovering new blogs – yippie! Hugs, Leena
    Leena Lanteigne recently posted…I’m Dreaming Of A White EASTER?

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