Happy Pi(e) Day! A recipe of No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

It’s March 14th, aka 3.14, aka short for mathematical ratio of a circle, aka pi (3.14159265359 and it goes on).  What makes it most important this year is it is Rounded Pi Day, 03.14.16.  Get it?  This year we can round it up to four digits!

So in honor of  Pi Day and all things with a circumference, I baked pie.  Because what’s round and sounds like pi?  😉 Ok, well, I made pie.   I came across a delicious no-bake recipe of No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie from AllRecipes.com and decided to try it!

With a little bit of tweaking of the toppings, here is the end result:

It’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious!!!  Especially for those whole love peanut butter AND chocolate.

Below is my version of this recipe, (No Bake) Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

INGREDIENTS
(1 1/2) cup powdered sugar
(1) 8 oz. package cream cheese
(1) cup peanut butter (your choice, smooth or crunchy, I used smooth Skippy peanut butter)
(1) cup milk (I used 2% reduced fat milk)
(2) 8 oz. frozen whipped topping — (or (1) 16 oz. package)
(2) 9-inch graham cracker crust

TOPPINGS
Chocolate Syrup (I used Hershey’s double chocolate sundae dream)
Chocolate Bar (I used Lindt Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Torte)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together.
2. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Beat until smooth.
3. Fold in whipped topping.
4. Spoon into two 9 inch graham cracker pie shells; cover, and freeze until firm. Should be frozen between 2 1/2 – 3 hours.
5. After pies are frozen, squeeze chocolate syrup in zig zag motion.
6. Grate some parts of the chocolate bar and sprinkle on pies.
7. Cut remaining chocolate pieces and add as topping.

The great thing about this recipe is you can also make it “low fat” by substituting ingredients with their light versions- light cream cheese, skim milk, light whipped topping and reduced fat peanut butter.

Unlike the infinite and complex pi number, this pie is so  simple to make, so easy as pie!

Happy Pi Day!!!

 

 

 

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If the shoe fits…

I hope everyone is having a fabulous 2016 so far!  We’re almost going into February and with how fast January has come and is going (just two more days!), is proof that THE DAY will be here in no time.

August 7th is — 191 DAYS AWAY.  (27 weeks, 2 DAYS)

So I haven’t found THE dress, and I haven’t found THE shoes.  Correction.  I haven’t found the dress because I haven’t found THE shoes. (Well, I did, like five months ago, but Nordstrom, ended up “not having it in-stock” as they advertised on their website, so I placed an order only to have it cancelled, but that’s a story for another day.)  Thank you, Nordstrom for breaking my heart and providing the ultimate customer disservice.  I still love you though, I know I will find something better.

I know what you’re thinking.  Why shoes first, silly?  Shouldn’t it be the dress?  For those who absolutely know me, you understand how important shoes are to me. Wonderful shoes take you to wonderful places.  Shoes carry the wearer, and you deserve the most beautiful pair to reflect the most exquisite person you are and the magnificent adventure heading your way.  So once I find the shoe that fits, then I’ll say seriously shop for the dress.

I wanted to share some of the most alluring bridal shoes I came across, they are all so breathtaking in their own ways.

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  1.  Ariel by Betsey Johnson, features a dust of dazzling crystals and Betsey’s signature blue sole, height: 4″
  2. Charm by Kate Spade– shine bright, bowtiful!  Dance the night away in these sparkly slingbacks featuring a sweet bow detail. Height: 4″
  3. Beloved by Christian Loubotin– definitely loved with intricate design, featuring floral laser cut half d’orsay. Height: 3 9/10″
  4. Saskia by Benjamin Adams London– turn heads in these stunning heels featuring Austrian crystals. Height: 4″
  5. Vivien 85 by Jimmy Choo– beautiful satin sandals finished with a sophisticated feather bow makes you feel like an angel bride. Height: 3.3″
  6. Karen by Nina– Satin peep-toes featuring a crystal ankle strap with adjustable bow.  Height: 4″ heel & 1/2″ platform
  7. Narke by Menbur– beads, crystals and lacy fabric embellished on peep-toe lustrous satin. Height: 5″ heel & 1″ platform
  8. Reesie by I.N.C- T-strap open-toe heels with all-over rhinestones and bow accent.  Height: 3 9/10″
  9. Poetry II by Badgley Mischka– satin pointed-toe, featuring gorgeous crystal embellishment on heel. Height: 4″

Aren’t they all sooooo astonishing?  Which is your favorite?

 

Love,
Honey

Another Wedding Expo in Paradise – Lanikuhonua Event and Wedding EXPO 2015

While we are on the topic of bridal shows, another event that Brons and I are attending is the Lanikohunua Event and Wedding Expo 2015, located in beautiful Ko’Olina.  In Hawaiian, Lanikohunua means “Where Heaven Meets the Earth”.   So perfect!

An outdoor wedding expo in paradise with food, drinks and entertainment, featuring Hawaii wedding vendors.

Event is tomorrow, Saturday, October 17th, 5pm – 8:30pm.
Tickets are $12 per adult ($10  for children 6-12) and $15 at the door.

More details about the event on their website.

You can purchase tickets online at TIX.com.

So excited to attend this because it seems to be more intimate and the atmosphere so lush and romantic! I think I’m making this date night for us, my love. 🙂

Hawaii World Class Wedding Expo 2015

For brides and groom alike, bridal shows are fun and informative.  A one-stop shop for all things wedding, it is definitely an event to attend.  It’s a chance to network with vendors and ask them questions about almost everything.

Brons and I were fortunate enough to win FREE VIP Passes to the Hawaii World Class Wedding Expo going on next weekend.

Featuring Hawaii’s wedding services in venue, entertainment, fashion, etc.  Details for the show below:

HAWAII WORLD CLASS WEDDING EXPO
October 23-24, 2015
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HawaiI 96815

Doors Open:
Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm
LIVE! Fashion Show On Stage
7:30pm

Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
LIVE! Fashion Show On Stage
2:30pm

Tickets: $9.00 at-the-door

You can still Enter to Win their VIP Passes.  Like their Facebook cover and email them at info@hiwedmagazine.com, with your wedding date and your fiancee’s name, including smiling casual photos of the both of you!  Good Luck!

Some tips in attending a Bridal Show:

*Create a wedding email address. Use this email specifically for wedding stuff, to make life less cluttered and you don’t miss out on vendor communication, promotions and updates.
*Bring labels with your Name, Fiance’s Name, Email Address and Phone #. This makes submitting information so much more easier and effortless!
*Bring your calendar to schedule appointments, wedding organizer/planner, and wallet/checkbook for payments as many vendors have Expo specials if you sign with them that day.
*Wear comfortable shoes. As fabulous as you look in your mile-high heels, this is not the time to wear them as you will be doing a lot of walking, standing, and more walking.
*Come prepared to ask (and answer) a lot of questions. The more questions you ask, the more info you receive, and the easier for you to make your decision.
*Take lots of pictures. For inspiration or just as keepsake, take a lot of photos- smiling of course, as you’ll be walking down that memory lane later.
*Bring your squad, gals and guys, as it makes it even more enjoyable to bring your support group with you.

Don’t forget to have LOTS OF FUN. I mean lots, this wedding planning process is supposed to be enjoyable, not stressful.

See you there, bride! 😉


Honey

Free Wedding Invitation Samples

Most of my adult life has been spent living the glamorous life for less. I love sales and deals, especially freebies.  As a bride-to-be I am finding a lot of freebies available for the big day and I am taking full advantage of it 🙂  So should you!

When it comes to wedding stationary, it’s important to pick the “perfect” design as it sets the theme for the entire event.  First impressions last forever, ya know. Costs of save the dates, invitations, envelopes, etc.. can add up, how do you know if you are paying the right price?  Luckily there are many product samples available online you can get for absolutely no charge.

Here are the ones I signed up for, will share once I receive them!

FreeInvites_Elli

www.elli.com

Select 3 Free Samples of Wedding Invitations or Save the Date cards.  No shipping charges.  After completing your sample order and creating an account, they will give you a Thank You code for 15% off your next order.

FreeSampleKit_Minted

www.minted.com

Sample Kit includes five designs – a mix of flat, foil press, letter press and die-cut invitations,  and swatches of their premium paper.  You can also pick individual samples using the code 10FREE for a $10 samples credit.

FreeSamples_ExclusivelyWeddings

www.exclusivelyweddings.com

Select up to 6 Free Samples of Wedding Invitations and/or Save the Date Cards.  No shipping charges.  Sign up for email updates and get 20% off your first purchase.  You can also request for a Free Catalog featuring hundreds of wedding supplies from invitations to customizable gifts.

FreeSampleKit_WeddingPaperDivas2

www.weddingpaperdivas.com

Sample kit includes invitation samples, color and paper swatches.  Also includes a Special Offer Coupon of 20% off + Free Shipping for you and for a friend.

FreeWeddingSampleKit_VistaPrint

www.vistaprint.com

Free Sample Kit features a look book, invitation samples in a variety of sizes and finishes and a savings coupon.

Sign up while they are still available, can’t wait to get these freebies!


Honey

The Wedding Timeline

As of today, Oct. 7th, I have ten months until our wedding.  A wedding timeline is much needed as one gets closer to their beautiful day.  I found some tips and printables online from websites such Marry This, Here Comes the Guide, and Real Simple just to name a few.  

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They are different, but have general similarities in that way you’ll be prepared for what and by when.  Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but enjoy the process and the little moments as your big day will come sooner than later.

Here Comes The Guide’s Wedding Checklist
Printable

Lauren Conrad’s Wedding Bells: The Wedding Planning Timeline

Real Simple’s Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

Marry This: Wedding Planning Timeline
Printable

The Wedding Cafe (Hawaii) Wedding Planning Timeline
Printable

The Knot 12-Month Wedding Planning Checklist Calendar

The Every Girl 12 Month Wedding Planning Timeline

Love & Aloha,
Honey