A Sweet New Venture

A gloomy day on the back porch of my Aunt & Uncles house.
 I had a wonderful time visiting my family in Iowa and I love how being away from home even for just a few days makes you realize how wonderful being home is! I feel totally energized and inspired!! When I came back home my kids said "WOW Mom you are SO happy!" Guess this break was much needed, yikes.

While I was gone I was really trying to figure out what direction I want Party Starters/ myself to go, creatively speaking. I have SO enjoyed working with other vendors creating party displays and sharing how well my party favors work with other products. It just so happens that while I was on break I was contacted by the My Grafico team and was asked to be their Top Party Planner! My Grafico is a wonderful place to buy images created by talented graphic artists from all over the world. They have recognized that us "Party People" need and want printable party sets, so they have created a party division for all things party related of course. As their Party Planner I will be using party kits created by different My Grafico artists and doing what I love...creating parties and party displays! I will be posting on their blog, MG Party Impressions regularly about the parties I create as well as sharing lots of ideas and inspiration.  Another fun aspect to being their Party Planner is that the parties I create will not only be for sale as a printable over at My Grafico, but I will have the finished (printed and assembled) products for sale in my Etsy shop. Now I can give you the choice between DIY and fully assembled party kits! Stay tuned for my first display coming next week!

In order to keep up with my new position and my Domestic Goddess duties at home I of course need to make some changes. Custom orders will take a bit longer for me to create and ship, but most of you who are planning parties seem to be pretty good about doing so in advance. As far as the blog goes, my plan is to post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, maybe a Saturday or Sunday here and there. I don't want to post just for the sake of posting something. I want my posts to be inspiring! I hope you understand.

Alright enough blah blah blah...time for some SWEETS! I wanted to share a fun Thanksgiving tradition I started with my kids about 7 years ago, Pumpkin Pancakes for breakfast! Every Thanksgiving morning I whip up a batch of pumpkin pancakes for the kids and we make silly faces on them using whipped cream, chocolate chips and cherries. The kids love them and it tides them over until our early turkey dinner. This is the only time of year I make them, so we are all looking forward to them!

Pumpkin Pancakes:
2 C Bisquick
2 Tbls brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1 can evaporated milk (12oz)
1/2 C cooked or canned pumpkin
2 Tbls vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all ingredients. Then using a measuring cup pour 1/3C batter onto hot greased griddle. Keep an eye on them, since there is brown sugar in mix they tend to brown faster. Serve warm!

I personally like to sprinkle mini chocolate chips on my pancakes then fold them in half so the chocolate chips melt. Then I put whipped cream on the top and eat them up before the whipped cream melts. YUMMY!!

Thanks for stopping by!