Happy Birthday: She’s 11!

by Jennifer on May 12, 2015

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Our girl turned 11 this April and although we had our family celebration on her Birthday, we did not celebrate with her friends until this past weekend.

She wanted a nature themed party so we started off with a hike and then returned to our home for some games (I ended up being pelted with water balloons), time in the bounce house, a cookout, and a scavenger hunt.

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For drinks, we served water in mason jars, with cute ‘birch tree’ straws and for gifts, we requested donations for the local animal shelter.

As far as the cake goes, I made a chocolate cake with green tinted icing (not mint flavored) and made the cake bunting using scrapbook paper and more of the ‘birch tree’ straws.

I can’t believe our girl is 11!

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Many of your fond memories involving Pyrex®, a World Kitchen brand, probably involve baking with Grandma or Mom teaching you her favorite recipes, but not me. Although I sure Mom and Grandma have Pyrex products in their kitchen, my memories involve Science.

As you should know by now, that I am a Scientist and self-declared, ‘Science nerd’. This means that my fondest memories involve Pyrex beakers and flasks. Now as a home owner, Mom and food blogger, my kitchen cabinets are bursting with Pyrex measuring cups and Pyrex bowls.

But, if reminiscing about Pyrex isn’t exciting enough for you, how about this? 2015 is the 100th Anniversary of Pyrex and they are celebrating in a big way!

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Fans can enter the #Pyrex100 Days of Giveaways on Pyrex100.com for a chance to win prizes including trips and products from the Pyrex® 100th Anniversary “Vintage Future” and “Centennial” collections (seriously, aren’t they fabulous looking?!). pyrex2

It is super easy to enter because all you have to do share a photo on Twitter and Instagram of you raising a Pyrex glass and use the hashtag #RaiseYourGlassSweeps. One of my favorite products from the Pyrex Anniversary collection, is the Portable casserole dish with hot/cold pack insert.

We made the lasagna recipe below and brought it to our new neighbors, along with heat pack, to welcome them to the neighborhood (gosh, I hope they return our dish).

It is important to our family that our neighbors feel welcome and part of the family and really familiar Pyrex kitchen staples + bacon + lasagna = comfort and love – right?!

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The Pyrex® 100 Days of Giveaways is sponsored by World Kitchen, LLC. There is no purchase necessary to enter. In order to participate, you must be a legal resident of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Entries will be accepted from March 22, 2015 at 10:00:00 a.m. ET until June 30, 2015 at 9:59:59 a.m. ET. Disclosure: I have happily partnered with World Kitchen LLC to share the wonderful Pyrex® 100th Anniversary product line. All opinions are my own.

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