Infant Infinity Scarf

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I made this scarf for my daughter last night and am so excited about how it came out! I take so much pride in what I do and I love to share it! I would be thrilled to make one for your child!

I usually use Merino yarn that is hand-dyed by an organization called Manos Del Uraguay. This organization not only provides financial opportunity for woman who would otherwise struggle finding work but they also turn out a quality product. The yarn is incredibly soft, warm, and no skein is exactly the same as another. Read more about the organization here.

I can ship anywhere in the USA. Leave me a comment on this post, contact me via my Etsy page, Heart of Gold by Torro (click this link and then click the button that says “Contact shop owner”), or message me via facebook if you are interested in having one of these made for you!

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Banana “Ice Cream” & Granola Mug

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Ingredients:

You are going to need a Yonanas machine (I know some people use blenders or food processors to make these whips but the Yonanas machine is specifically made to make them).

When you have 3 or 4 bananas that are overripe at the end of the week, DO NOT throw them away! Cut them in half and freeze them for this recipe, smoothies, or anything else!

To make the “ice cream”, you simply place your favorite coffee mug under the machine’s spout, put your frozen banana in the top and and use the plunger to push the banana through the machine! They will come out with a very similar consistency to ice cream. You can also visit the Yonanas site to see how it works with photos and videos!

I like mine a few ways: with mini chocolate chips, with sliced almonds and a drizzle of good caramel sauce, or with granola!

This recipe makes one mugful of “ice cream”. With the 1/3 cup of Banana Sunbelt Granola: Weight watchers Points Plus 2012: 3 points

I consider this a special weekend treat because you have to have the bananas ready to go, need to wash the machine after you are done (which can take a little extra time than your normal breakfast clean up), and because even though it is only technically 3 points, there are 2 bananas in this which are high in sugar (even though its the best kind of sugar, in its most natural form).

*The machine is dishwasher safe, so you better believe mine is going in there!

Overall this is super healthy and incredibly delicious!! Let me know what you think of it!

Hanging Paper Stars

I have a tall window in my living room with a sill which I love to decorate. For our first year in our home we went “all out” and put garlands and lights and our nativity on the sill but there was some negative space that I wanted to fill. I came of with the idea of floating 3D stars made from Christmas scrapbook paper!

I made 4 and they came out so pretty; they are perfect!

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They are hanging from yarn tied onto command hooks:

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I cut out 16 stars, 4 for each ornament (each about 2 inch). I folded them all in half, good side of paper on the inside of the fold. I put 4 together with scotch tape adhesive dot roller. I left one part detached so I could glue the yarn into it.

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They came out so great! Could use any shape! Gonna try larger hearts for Valentine’s Day too!