Whipperberry http://whipperberry.com Making Extraordinary Out Of Everyday Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:18:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tech Talk + Getting to Know a ASUS Tablet http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/tech-talk-getting-know-asus-tablet.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/tech-talk-getting-know-asus-tablet.html#respond Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:18:40 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15568

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. I’m a tech girl. I can pass on your typical gift items. I don’t need flowers or chocolates. But, if you want to sweeten me up… Give... 

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#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.

ASUS-Tablet

I’m a tech girl. I can pass on your typical gift items. I don’t need flowers or chocolates. But, if you want to sweeten me up… Give me a gadget. It’s been that way since I was a girl. Anything with buttons or a processor, I was smitten. So… When I was approached to give the ASUS Memo Pad 7 a whirl, of course I said, YES!

The ASUS tablet is part of the Intel Tablets family. It’s powered by an Intel Processor that makes for a fabulous user experience. The graphics are crisp, the wifi is super stable and the battery life is really great.  What’s even better is the price! You can score an ASUS for $150 a fraction of the cost of most tablets. The great thing is, even though you are getting a budget friendly tablet, you aren’t getting a budget type experience. So far, I’ve been thrilled with what I’ve found with this tablet.  My whole life, digitally that is, is with Google. My calendars, contacts, email and so on. The ASUS is very Google friendly.

I’m spending this week getting to know the tablet a little more. My life has become SUPER busy. I’m balancing several different major projects right now,  I need a great tool to keep me on track. I’m going to be using the ASUS this week to keep my life organized. I’ll pop back in on Friday and let you know how it goes.

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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 46 http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/party-bunch-link-party-46.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/party-bunch-link-party-46.html#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:00:29 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15563

Happy Friday!! I just finished up another BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder workshop her in Lincoln tonight, so much fun.  Kristin and I had a ball in Phoenix last week with the Lolly Jane girls and The Crafted Sparrow teaching all about BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder, stay tuned I’m sure they are going to... 

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Happy Friday!! I just finished up another BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder workshop her in Lincoln tonight, so much fun.  Kristin and I had a ball in Phoenix last week with the Lolly Jane girls and The Crafted Sparrow teaching all about BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder, stay tuned I’m sure they are going to come up with some aaamazing projects. Did you see Kristin’s post on All Things Thrifty today? She made over a beautiful old settee and painted the old fabric with BB Frösch… Yep, you can paint fabric!! It’s aaamazing stuff. Well, enough about BB Frösch, Let’s get the party started…

…Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch!
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Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Caramel Apple Pie Cake from Blissful Roots
It’s like Fall on a plate. Divine!

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Mique’s Favorite

How to Create a Giant Photo Wall from Tidy Mom
One of my very favorite tricks to make posters- love this!

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Amy’s Favorite

How to make Caramel Apples from Your Homebased Mom
These look so pretty and I bet taste amazing!

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Desiree’s Favorite

Fun Birthday Gift Idea at Club Chica Circle

Such an adorable idea with a fun pun- love it!

As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

 

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

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We are featuring more of our favorite projects and recipes from the link party on this board!

Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us! By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!


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Almond Pumpkin Bread Pudding Topped with Maple Butter Glaze http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/almond-pumpkin-bread-pudding-topped-maple-butter-glaze.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/almond-pumpkin-bread-pudding-topped-maple-butter-glaze.html#respond Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:40:02 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15544

It’s finally here… PUMPKIN SEASON!! Oh my stars, this is truly my favorite season of the year. The chill that’s in the air, the leaves are hinting of change. Starbucks has busted PSL out of the vault. I’m not a coffee drinker, but even I can sense how big that is. Baking season has arrived... 

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It’s finally here… PUMPKIN SEASON!! Oh my stars, this is truly my favorite season of the year. The chill that’s in the air, the leaves are hinting of change. Starbucks has busted PSL out of the vault. I’m not a coffee drinker, but even I can sense how big that is. Baking season has arrived and with it, all kinds of fabulous new pumpkin recipes. I’ve created the most scrumptious Almond Pumpkin Bread Pudding that your family and friends are going to die over!

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This simple bread pudding recipe is a cinch to make and it packs a huge pumpkin wallop. The cool thing is that I make it with SEVEN basic ingredients. Bread, Silk Almond Milk, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, one can of pure pumpkin, honey and topped with slivered almonds. I love baking with the whole family of Silk products. I especially love the flavor that the Vanilla Almond Milk adds to the flavor profile for this dish. Many of you know that I cook quite a bit with Silk. I love that it’s a natural plant based protein rather than animal based. It’s heart healthy with no fat or cholesterol. It’s low in calories, high in vitamins and is GMO free. You can’t beat all of that! You can learn even more about Silk and all of it’s amazing benefits here.

That is why I choose Silk Almond Milk over regular cows milk to make the custard for my Almond Pumpkin Bread Pudding and the glaze that I top it with.

Almond Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

1 loaf of hearty bread (I used a pumpkin struesal bread from Target, but you can use virtually any hearty bread for this recipe.)

3 cups Silk Almond Milk

6 eggs

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 can of pure pumpkin puree

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons slivered almonds

First, you take your hearty bread, like I said before, I used a pumpkin streusal bread but, you can use any bread of your liking. You could use a cinnamon bread, a crusty loaf of French bread or even a hearty wheat. It’s really whatever you like.

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Cut the bread into cubes and place in a small baking dish that has been covered in a non-stick cooking spray.

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Next, you need to mix your custard in either a mixer or blender. My blender bit the dust this summer, so I opted for my mixerAdd your Silk Almond Milk and eggs.

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Your pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree.

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and your honey and mix until your custard is mixed well.

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Pour over your cubed bread and top with slivered almonds.

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Cover with foil and place in a 350˚ oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the foil and place back in the oven for an additional 40 minutes or until the top has brown and the pudding has set.

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I top mine with a butter maple glaze. Here is the recipe for that…

Butter Maple Glaze Recipe

1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar

1 tablespoon Silk Almond Milk

a SMALL splash of maple and butter extracts

a small pinch of salt

In a small bowl whisk together the Silk Almond Milk and powdered sugar. You want the glaze to be rather thick. Add a few drops of maple extract and butter extract and a pinch of salt. Whisk together well.

You could really use any extracts that you like. Vanilla, Almond or even Rum if you like. Top your warm bread pudding with the glaze and serve.

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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For more Silk inspiration follow them on Facebook or sign-up for their mailing list. They have great giveaways all the time, plus great coupons and fantastic ideas on how to add more plant protein into your life!

Disclaimer //  This post is sponsored by Silk Almond Milk. I have received payment for recipe development along with my post. However, all thoughts, ideas and opinions are my very own.

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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 45 http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/party-bunch-link-party-45.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/party-bunch-link-party-45.html#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:00:22 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15524

It’s FRIDAY!! Kristin and I are hanging with the Lolly Jane Girls and The Crafted Sparrow today! They are hosting their very first BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder Workshop in Phoenix tonight. Super Excited!! Lots of fun thing coming down the pipe with that stuff, just you wait!  Before we get to all that… It’s... 

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It’s FRIDAY!! Kristin and I are hanging with the Lolly Jane Girls and The Crafted Sparrow today! They are hosting their very first BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder Workshop in Phoenix tonight. Super Excited!! Lots of fun thing coming down the pipe with that stuff, just you wait!  Before we get to all that… It’s time to PARTY!!!
But, before we do that, let’s introduce you to the bunch…
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Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Easy Gallery Wall at Fynes Designs
The colors and layout of this gallery wall are perfect!

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Mique’s Favorite

Girls Bedroom from Lolly Jane
I love everything about this girls bedroom. So pretty, functional and fun!

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Amy’s Favorite

Pumpkin Chocolate Cake at Lemons for Lulu
What could be better than pumpkin AND chocolate?

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Desiree’s Favorite

Catepillar Hunt Invites at Blissful Roots

I thought I’d seen it all with mason jars. Until I saw this. Too cute!

As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

 

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

The Party Bunch Favorites on Pinterest.

We are featuring more of our favorite projects and recipes from the link party on this board!

Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us! By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!


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Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Cookies http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/chocolate-peanut-butter-granola-cookies.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/chocolate-peanut-butter-granola-cookies.html#comments Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:00:15 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15517

It’s official… Fall is just around the corner. The kiddos are in school, the weather is starting to crisp… Baking season is getting ready to gear-up! I know that when my kiddos arrive home after a long day at school they are famished. Short of providing a meal for them right as they walk through... 

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It’s official… Fall is just around the corner. The kiddos are in school, the weather is starting to crisp… Baking season is getting ready to gear-up! I know that when my kiddos arrive home after a long day at school they are famished. Short of providing a meal for them right as they walk through the door, which on most days is a challenge, the practically inhale everything in sight! I’ve smartened up and have come up with a simple go-to recipe for a scrumptious after school snack with a bit of protein staying power tucked inside! Here are my Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Cookies…

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With these little goodies ready to hand out right as the kiddos walk in the door, that need to eat whatever isn’t nailed down is taken care of. They get a quick little snack that has some hidden protein and they can make it through to dinner. My secret…

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Nature Valley™ Protein Crunchy Granola! Did you know that Nature Valley™ Protein Crunchy Granola packs a whopping 10 grams of protein in each 1/2 cup serving?! Yep… That’s a whole lot of quick protein that you can grab on the go. What’s so cool is that you can disguise all that protein in a treat like these Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Cookies. Your kiddos will never know that you are helping them get to their next meal without having a case of hungry tummy in-between!

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These cookies are soft and chewy with that lovely granola crunch baked right it that is just such a treat. Here’s how to make them…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Cookies Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 sticks butter – room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 bag of Nature Valley™ Crunchy Granola – Peanut Butter ‘N Dark Chocolate (12.7 oz.)

1 cup chocolate chips

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk together and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add room temperature butter, sugar and brown sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and two eggs, one at a time.

Slowly add your flour, baking soda and salt mixture. Once that is incorporated, add your granola and chocolate chips and mix just until combined.

Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill. Once lightly chilled, scoop into one ounce balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place in a 350˚ oven for 11-12 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

This yields about 24 cookies. Store in an air tight container. Better yet… Mix up a batch and place the dough in a large air tight container in the refrigerator or freezer and only bake as many cookies that you need at a time. It’s the perfect after school snack!

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For more ideas on how you can add more protein in your diet with Nature Valley™ Crunchy Protein Granola, you can find all kinds of ideas on their Facebook or Twitter page. The folks at Nature Valley™ would like to help you add more protein into YOUR diet with this coupon (link to be added once brand approves) for Nature Valley™ Crunchy Protein Granola!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nature Valley Protein Granola via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Smashed Potatoes http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/smashed-potatoes.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/smashed-potatoes.html#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:58:58 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15502

This post brought to you by Pompeian Olive Oil  //  There are perfect pairings in the world, cheese & crackers,  peanut butter & jelly,  potatoes & butter…  Well, in my world I like to stretch the bounds of reason and try new things. I’m not afraid, and I’m always on the lookout for a new... 

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This post brought to you by Pompeian Olive Oil  //  There are perfect pairings in the world, cheese & crackers,  peanut butter & jelly,  potatoes & butter…  Well, in my world I like to stretch the bounds of reason and try new things. I’m not afraid, and I’m always on the lookout for a new perfect pairing. My new discovery… Swapping my butter for olive oil when serving potatoes. Yes, I know it’s not a new thing, but for some it might be. You know who you are… Those of you who are stuck in your meat and potato rut. I’m here to save the day and give you a little heart healthy advice. Swap your butter for olive oil when it comes to roasted smashed potatoes… You’ll thank me!!

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This recipe is one of my family favorites! It’s such a simple side dish, and yet it packs a good punch when served with your favorite grilled meat. I like to use either fingerling potatoes or small red potatoes for this dish. Their flesh is thin and the golden potato center is buttery and smooth. Paired with a good flavorful Extra Virgin Olive Oil like Pompeian’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil  and some fresh chopped chives, the taste is divine.

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This simple side dish is perfect with any type of grilled meat, or even on their own!
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 20 small red or fingerling potatoes
  • Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 table spoons of chopped chives
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pot, place your potatoes in cool water and place over high heat to partially boil the potatoes. Cook over high heat for 10-15 until you can pierce the potato with a knife. Make sure you don't over cook the potatoes.
  2. Remove potatoes from the heat and drain.
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and place your baking sheet with 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil into the oven to preheat.
  4. Once the oven and pan are up to temperature, remove from the oven and immediately place your potatoes onto the hot pan.
  5. Using a potato masher, gently smash the potatoes.
  6. Drizzle with more olive oil and season generously with salt & pepper.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes until the potatoes start to crisp.
  8. Remove from oven and garnish with chopped chives. Serve immediately.

Now all your family and friends are going to fall in love with your potato prowess! The crispy edges of these smashed potatoes will invite them in and the flavor of the olive oil with the chives will remind them of home.  Serve with your favorite grilled meat and you will for sure be a hit!!

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Disclaimer // This post is sponsored by Pompeian Olive Oil. I did receive product and payment for this post. However, all thoughts, ideas and opinions are my very own. Rest assured, I will never promote a company or product that I don’t use or believe in!

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Stop in for a Spell – Free Halloween Printables http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/stop-spell-free-halloween-printables.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/stop-spell-free-halloween-printables.html#comments Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:00:57 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15496

Hello Whipperberry Readers! Its Lisa and Pam from Over the Big Moon again! This month we have a Vintage Halloween Witch sign, some of our free Halloween printables just for you! This print can easily be framed. But I wanted it for my front door. In order to do that I needed to make it... 

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Hello Whipperberry Readers! Its Lisa and Pam from Over the Big Moon again! This month we have a Vintage Halloween Witch sign, some of our free Halloween printables just for you!

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This print can easily be framed. But I wanted it for my front door. In order to do that I needed to make it weather/waterproof. I also adjusted the sign wording a little help it fit in with our Harry Potter themed Halloween decor.

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First I bought a piece of wood that was slightly larger than my print.

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I stained my wood with Minwax Dark Walnut stain. I also got out my Mod Podge in matte and an old brush.

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I also printed my print and trimmed the white edges off. It is best to take an ink pad and rub it along the edges. It really ensures the whole thing looks old and aged.

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Spread an even layer of Mod Podge over your wood. It can be bigger than the print, it dries clear so it wont matter.

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Lay the print down and press it flat. I wanted let it dry over night to make sure it didn’t bubble up. When the excess on the top was dry enough I placed a piece of foil over it, just for added protection. Then placed some heavy flat objects on the top.

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In the morning I added a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top.

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After it was dry, I did a second coat. After the 2nd coat dried completely I sprayed it with Shellac to give it extra protection. After the Shellac dried it was as simple as drilling some holes and stringing burlap through it. It really boosts the front door appeal and turns a boring wreath into a statement!

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You can download both the Salem Witch version or the Weasley Wizard Wheezes version just by clicking on the word links.

Be sure to stop by and visit us this month to check out some of our other fun and spooky Halloween projects!

spooky halloween decor Thanks for having us Heather!

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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 44 http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/party-bunch-link-party-44.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/09/party-bunch-link-party-44.html#comments Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:40:55 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15490

 Soooo… It’s been a little quiet around here lately. Don’t you worry, I’ll be back soon. I have huge projects that I have been working on that have taken over all my time. I can’t wait to show you what I have been working on! But for now, Let’s Party!! Before you link up please... 

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 Soooo… It’s been a little quiet around here lately. Don’t you worry, I’ll be back soon. I have huge projects that I have been working on that have taken over all my time. I can’t wait to show you what I have been working on! But for now, Let’s Party!!

Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch!
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Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Pumpkin S’mores Bars at Inside Bru Crew
These look divine! Pumpkin, chocolate and marshmallows, what could be better?

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Mique’s Favorite

Snicker Mix with Football Bags at Upstate Ramblings
We are ready for some football over here! And these bags + the mix are too fun.

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Amy’s Favorite

Entryway Board & Batten at Decorating Cents
You know I love me some board & batten. This is functional and beautiful!

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Desiree’s Favorite

Birthday Cake Dip at Shaken Together

The color, the fun, the fiesta in a bowl – so awesome!

As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

 

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

The Party Bunch Favorites on Pinterest.

We are featuring more of our favorite projects and recipes from the link party on this board!

Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us! By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!


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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 43 http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/party-bunch-link-party-43.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/party-bunch-link-party-43.html#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:36:54 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15484

Hey there friends… It’s FRIDAY!! I just spilled Diet Coke on my Mac, so cross your fingers it doesn’t fry my computer! AKKKK!! But, enough about me… You’re here to party!! Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather... 

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Hey there friends… It’s FRIDAY!! I just spilled Diet Coke on my Mac, so cross your fingers it doesn’t fry my computer! AKKKK!! But, enough about me… You’re here to party!! Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch!
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Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Caprese Crostini Skewers at Carolyn’s Homework
These are so fun and would be perfect to serve at your next party!
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Crostini Skewers via homework (5)[3]

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Mique’s Favorite

Latitude & Longitude Wall Art at Home. Made. Interest.
I love a great typography project. This would be a great addition to any home!
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Amy’s Favorite

Blueberry & Peach Pop Tarts at Twigg Studio
I could enjoy breakfast all day long if these were being served!

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Desiree’s Favorite

Rosemary Avocado Bacon Chicken Salad at Twigg Studios

This color is simply divine… I am in love!

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As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

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Now it is time to party!

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Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

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Filet of Sirloin with Rosemary Butter // Recipe http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/filet-of-sirloin-with-rosemary-butter-recipe.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/filet-of-sirloin-with-rosemary-butter-recipe.html#respond Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:31:59 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15478

Filet of Sirloin with Rosemary Butter Recipe // There are some times in life when there is nothing better than a good steak. Seriously… nothing better!! My love of steak started with my first pregnancy. I couldn’t get enough steak. I wanted it morning, noon and night. I tried all different kinds of recipes and... 

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Filet of Sirloin with Rosemary Butter Recipe // There are some times in life when there is nothing better than a good steak. Seriously… nothing better!! My love of steak started with my first pregnancy. I couldn’t get enough steak. I wanted it morning, noon and night. I tried all different kinds of recipes and basically every form of steak that you could imagine. You know what I learned… When it comes to a good steak recipe, keep it SIMPLE!

Let the steak shine and take center stage. Recently, I had the opportunity to sample some Certified Angus Beef® brand steaks and boy can those steaks SING!

When you have a good quality steak, you really don’t need anything else other than some salt and pepper and a few simple rules for the grill, maybe a touch of herbs. I found a great recipe on the Certified Angus Beef® brand website for Grilled Ribeye Steak with Classic Steak Butter and put my little spin on it.

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First of all, I used a Filet of Sirloin rather than the Ribeye cut and simplified the recipe down to a few basic simple ingredients.

Filet of Sirloin with Rosemary Butter

4 Filet of Sirloin

generous salt and pepper

1/2 stick of unsalted butter at room temperature

1/2 teaspoon of fresh minced rosemary

a pinch of salt

Season the steak generously with salt and pepper. Place on a very hot grill. After 2 minutes, flip the steak over and cook for another 2 minutes. Continue that process until you get to the temperature that you prefer. We like our steak medium rare, so we grilled our steak for a total of 12 minutes, turning it every 2 minutes. Let rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.

For the butter, place the room temperature butter in a small bowl with a pinch of salt and the minced rosemary. Stir until completely combined. Place on a sheet of parchment paper and roll butter into a log. Place in freezer for 20 minutes. Once butter is chilled, cut into medallions and place on hot steak and serve.

This quite honestly is my all-time favorite meal. I paired it with smashed fingerling potatoes and some grilled peaches and it was truly divine. We also applied the same recipe and cooking method with some New York Strip Steaks and paired them with the smashed fingerling potatoes and thick slices of beef steak tomatoes topped with salt, pepper and chives. Seriously, this meal is out of this world!

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When you have quality meat like the Certified Angus Beef® brand, you know that you are getting quality steaks and pairing them with simple, yet flavorful sides will take your meal or event to a whole new level. To find where you can purchase Certified Angus Beef® brand products visit their site to find a location in your area!

What is your favorite way to serve steak? Looking for more inspiration? Follow the folks at the Certified Angus Beef® brand on Instagram for all kinds of mouth watering ideas!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Certified Angus Beef via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Peaches and Cream Dairy-Free Popsicles http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/peaches-and-cream-dairy-free-popsicles.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/peaches-and-cream-dairy-free-popsicles.html#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:31:23 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15470

Our family has a healthy obsession with peaches. We will take them in any form fresh right off the tree, canned, baked even frozen! This summer has been the year of the peach. My husband has been buying them by the case load and we have been madly canning them in hopes of prolonging the... 

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Our family has a healthy obsession with peaches. We will take them in any form fresh right off the tree, canned, baked even frozen! This summer has been the year of the peach. My husband has been buying them by the case load and we have been madly canning them in hopes of prolonging the season. The other day I thought it would be fun to take some of our canned peaches and make them into tasty peaches and cream dairy-free popsicles…

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I love finding ways to take those flavors I love, and make them a little healthier for my family. I have several friends who are all dairy-free and I thought that I would make these tasty treats so that they can enjoy this flavor combination as well.

I used Silk Vanilla Soy Milk for the cream part of my peaches and cream concoction. With the Silk Soy Protein I know that my family is getting some nutritional value even when they are feasting on popsicles rather than just empty calories like most. Check out these amazing benefits of Silk Vanilla Soy Milk…

• 6 grams of heart-healthy soy protein2

• 50% more calcium than dairy milk1

• 100% cholesterol-free

• Low in saturated fat

• Free of dairy, lactose, gluten, casein, egg and MSG

• Verified by the Non-GMO Project’s product verification program

• No artificial colors, flavors or funny business

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Pair all that plant protien goodness with these super easy to make pops and you are a WINNER! Here’s how you make them.

Peaches and Cream Dairy-Free Popsicles

1 3/4 cups Silk Vanilla Soy Milk

1 diced canned peach

1/4 cup canned peach juice

1/2 packet of dried vanilla pudding mix

In a medium bowl, combine Silk Vanilla Soy Milk, peach juice and pudding mix. Whisk and set aside. Dice peach into bite sized pieces and add to the popsicle base. Pour base into popsicles molds and place in freezer for at least 4 hours. Carefully remove from mold and enjoy!!

Looking for more inspiration? Come visit Silk and sign-up to become a member of the Silk Community…

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You can also follow along with all the Silk news on their Facebook page!!

1 Silk Vanilla Soymilk: 45% DV of calcium vs. 30% DV in 2% dairy milk. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 26. Data consistent with typical 2% dairy milk.

2 In a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, 25 grams of soy protein per day may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of Silk Vanilla Soymilk has 6.25 grams.

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 42 http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/party-bunch-link-party-42.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/party-bunch-link-party-42.html#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:52:08 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15465

It’s FRIDAY!! Welcome to the Party Bunch Link Party!! Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch! Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best! Here... 

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It’s FRIDAY!! Welcome to the Party Bunch Link Party!! Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch!
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Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Budget Friendly Command Center at Simple As That
So many great ideas!
Budget Friendly Family Command Center

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Mique’s Favorite

DIY Fabric Flowers at Live, Laugh, Rowe
Oh happy day!
Lovely DIY fabulous flowers!  Make a bouquet to display in your home -- and they never die!  Tutorial at livelaughrowe.com

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Amy’s Favorite

DIY Sign Tutorial at AKA Design
“Fall” in love!

PUMPKINS WOOD SIGN | WWW.AKADESIGN.CA

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Desiree’s Favorite

DIY Mint Desk Makeover at Love Grows Wild

This color is simply divine… I am in love!

Come see how this old wood desk got a fun mint-colored makeover! Click for details at LoveGrowsWild.com

As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

The Party Bunch Favorites on Pinterest.

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Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us! By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!


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Gold Polka Dot Happy Birthday Banner + 7 More Free Birthday Printables http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/gold-polka-dot-happy-birthday-banner-7-free-birthday-printables.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/gold-polka-dot-happy-birthday-banner-7-free-birthday-printables.html#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:00:38 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15384

Hey, hey it’s YOUR BIRTHDAY!! It’s seems like every where I turn it’s someone’s birthday. So… Today I’m super excited today to be joining up with my Printable Club friends to share some fabulous birthday ideas for you to keep on hand when a Birthday sneaks up on you. I created a fun, gold polka-dot... 

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Hey, hey it’s YOUR BIRTHDAY!! It’s seems like every where I turn it’s someone’s birthday. So… Today I’m super excited today to be joining up with my Printable Club friends to share some fabulous birthday ideas for you to keep on hand when a Birthday sneaks up on you.

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I created a fun, gold polka-dot Happy Birthday banner that you can print and cut either with scissors or a craft knife, or you can download my Silhouette files and cut it with your Silhouette… SCORE!!

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Supplies

White card stock paper

Baker’s twine, ribbon or yarn

scissors, craft knife or Silhouette

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The polka-dots look like gold foil, even though you didn’t have to take all the time and resources to create gold foil polka dots by hand… SCORE number 2!!

All you have to do is cut out the letters, punch holes in the top of the letters and string them together with some baker’s twine, ribbon or yarn. I used some gold shimmer baker’s twine from the TomKat Studio Shop It’s just that easy!

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Now you have a great banner to use for friends or family on their special days!!

Click HERE to download the printable PDF files

Click HERE to download the cuttable Silhouette Files

What’s super fabulous, you can pair my banner with the rest of these printable creations from the Printable Club and you will have an AAAAMAZing party!!

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1. Whipperberry: Make this festive banner once and reuse it over and over again!
2. Eighteen25: Keep all those special birthdays in one spot with these Birthday Tracker Tags!
3. Simple As That: Add some colorful flair to your next birthday party with these 3×4 printable tags and coordinating cupcake flags, perfect to
slip into a scrapbook after.
4. Paging Supermom: Print this GIANT happy birthday poster for less than $8 to help celebrate that special day!
5. Kiki and Company: Never forget another birthday again with this printable birthday calendar.
6. The Crafting Chicks: You’ll never have to search for a birthday card again with these fun cards.
7. Thirty Handmade Days: We love these simple but cheery birthday tags.
8. The Idea Room: Need a quick birthday gift? Print out these colorful and fun birthday gift tags and tie onto candy.

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Back to School Hair Care http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/back-to-school-hair-care.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/back-to-school-hair-care.html#respond Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:13:25 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15428

Whether you like it or not, it’s back to school time! If you are anything like our family, that means a busy August, planning and preparing for the new year. We have new outfits for the first day, new school supplies and for sure everyone needs a haircut and revised back to school hair care... 

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Whether you like it or not, it’s back to school time! If you are anything like our family, that means a busy August, planning and preparing for the new year. We have new outfits for the first day, new school supplies and for sure everyone needs a haircut and revised back to school hair care routine. Even the littles need to look spiffy for the new year of Pre-School!

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Gage and I joined our friend Evyn at our favorite hair stylist location here in Lincoln!
Some were more excited than others! That little spunky red head of mine… He’s not a fan of baths or showers… Nor does he like anyone messing with his hair. I guess that means he’s a boy! Having three daughters before him and no brothers of my own, I’m in new territory here. My husband assures me, it’s normal.

One way we’ve found that helps the process is using the right products. For us, from the very beginning, we started with JOHNSONS® Baby Shampoo NO MORE TEARS™ Formula. Now that he’s getting older and has more of that scrumptious red hair, we needed a bit more than what the baby shampoo had to offer. So, we upgraded to JOHNSONS® NO MORE TANGLES® Shampoo…

The reason we love JOHNSONS® products is not only do they make bath time easier with their NO MORE TEARS® formula along with their NO MORE TANGLES®, but I LOVE their commitment to making their products the safest out there for our kiddos. Check out this video about their commitment to excellence…

I know as a parent, that using these products isn’t going to harm my kiddos and that really gives me piece of mind.  Especially when you see these sweet faces!

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I love this line with their JOHNSONS® NO MORE TANGLES® Shampoo & Conditioner, JOHNSONS® NO MORE TANGLES®  Leave-in Conditioner & JOHNSONS® NO MORE TANGLES® Detangling Spray.

Spunky Gage loves the NO MORE TEARS® formula, but sweet Evyn is a HUGE fan of the NO MORE TANGLES® with her soft and luscious long blonde hair.

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Now, when I was a girl with thick long hair… The idea of my Mom combing out my hair, let alone blow drying it, sent shivers down my spine. That was back before the revolution of the no more tangles movement. Evyn doesn’t have to worry about that one bit!

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Now that they have both had their back-to-school hair cuts…
These two kiddos with their clean, silky smooth hair are ready to tackle the world of Pre-School!!

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Compensation for this post was provided by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company, Division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. via AOL Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Johnson & Johnson or AOL.

 

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The Party Bunch Link Party // no. 41 http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/party-bunch-link-party-41.html http://whipperberry.com/2014/08/party-bunch-link-party-41.html#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:37:02 +0000 http://whipperberry.com/?p=15424

Hey guys, it’s time for another fabulous LINK PARTY!! Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch… Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best! Here... 

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Hey guys, it’s time for another fabulous LINK PARTY!! Before you link up please let me introduce to you The Party Bunch…
TPB Party Info Banner

Amy from The Idea Room, Mique from 30 Handmade Days, Heather from Whipperberry and Desiree from The 36th Avenue want to thank you for partying with us… You guys are the best!

Here are some of our favorite projects from this week!

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Heather’s Favorite

Baked Goods Gift Tags at Designs by Miss Mandee

These are so cute and perfect for an easy gift!

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Mique’s Favorite

Peach Skillet Cinnamon Rolls by Lemons for LuLu

I bet these taste amazing!!

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Amy’s Favorite

Grilled Fruit Salad at I Thee Cook

This looks so delicious! A great way to prolong those Summer Days!

Grilled Summer Fruit Salad

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Desiree’s Favorite

Cactus Sewing Pin Cushion by Sewing Lab

This is too cute and would be so fun to make!

cactus pincushion tutorial

As always thank you for so may fabulous projects and recipes!

We hope you take a minute and button up HERE!

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Also we want to invite you to click here and follow

The Party Bunch Favorites on Pinterest.

We are featuring more of our favorite projects and recipes from the link party on this board!

Now it is time to party!

TPB Party Bunch Link Up... Every Friday to Sunday link up your projects over at theidearoom.net , thirtyhandmadedays.com , whipperberry.com or the36thavenue.com Four bloggers = ONE BIG PARTY! We can't wait to see your projects!

Here are a few things to remember before you link up!

Please make sure to share the love and grab a button here to let your readers know that you linked up with us!
By linking up with The Party Bunch, you are giving permission to any of us to feature your projects and recipes on our social media with a link back to you. Thanks!

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