Monthly Archives: December 2012

Stokke Tripp Trapp Winner


Hey everyone! Thanks so much for sharing and following me, I realy appreciate it. I had so much fun doing this review and giveaway and I’m really excited to annouce the winner. Randomorg.com picked #43. Thats you Cory! Please email me with your color choice, email and shipping info @ jhil2626 at yahoo. com
Thanks again everyone, I have another fun review coming up soon! So be sure to keep an eye out and keep sharing with friends and family. The more followers I have the better reviews I and giveaways I have for YOU!

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Stokke Tripp Trapp Review and GIVEAWAY


Stokke is an amazing Norwegian company founded in 1932. Every Stokke product is designed to for the child’s development throughout growth. Stokke believes in creating unique, functional and long‐lasting products. Throughout the company’s history, Stokke has made many efforts to use environmentally friendly and biodegradable materials in their unique products.

Stokke sent me the Tripp Trapp chair in purple, and I must say that the moment I put this beautiful chair together I couldn’t believe I have lived this long without one. It really is a gorgeous unique design, but that isn’t all. It’s so very functional. It’s an amazing space saver and it is super easy to wipe down and clean. With other high chairs we have had in the past, it’s been a total pain to clean them. Good seems to get into every nook and cranny and with the tripp trapp it seems to be designed with this in mind. Sleek, straight lines make it a breeze to clean and keep clean. Also I love that you have the option to have the tray on, or scoot it up to the table for baby to jin you for mealtime. Another amazing feature about this chair is that it is also just that, a chair! After baby no longer needs a high chair it can easily be transformed into a normal chair for a child. I love that it grows with every stage of the baby and child and I adore that Stokke has such an amazing concept as this. It is so nice to know that when you make a big purchase that it will benefit you in more than one way for years to come. Stokke also offers the Tripp Trapp in some super fun colors to add an extra pop to any dining space and also some great accessories, like their Stokke Cushion, which comes in some very fun prints as well.

Josie Loves her new chair!

GIVEAWAY: Stokke is generously giving away a Stokke Tripp Trapp chair of readers choice of color. To enter please make sure you are a follower of H is For Hillman, You can subscribe via e-mail either in the lower corner of the blog or upper, depending on your browser. Also please “Like” H if for Hillman on FB and Stokke as well.

TO ENTER: Please do all the ABOVE and leave one comment on this blog post saying you did so. And for a second entry please visit Stokke and leave a 2nd comment telling me what color of Tripp Trapp you would choose if you won. giveaway ends 12/9 winner annouced 12/10

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Yummy Gingerbread Cookies


 

 

 

I love to bake, especially during the Holidays. I decided since I have never made gingerbread before I would take a stab at it. I thought it would be a fun project for the kids and I to do together. They love baking with me. I set out all over pinterest and the internet to find a delicious recipe.  My cousin pointed me in the direction of the one I’m about to share with you, and I must say it is so yummy. The cookies are soft and chewy and have a wonderful spicy orange flavor. I was very very impressed.

Now the dough is very very sticky, not something I was anticipating, so the kids didn’t get to help as much with the rolling and cookie cutting process. Make sure to use lots of flour on your rolling surface as well as on top of you dough while rolling.

 

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 sticks lightly salted butter, softened
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 orange, zested

Start By Creaming these together on med speed in your mixer with the paddle attachment.

The dry ingredients:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus 1/2 cup additional for rolling, if needed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground dry ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Whisky  all dry ingredients together in medium bowl. Once your Butter mixture is creamed add dry ingredients to mixer.

The wet ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 1 lemon, juiced

In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, molasses and lemon juice. Once the dry ingredients are mixed in, then add the wet.

Divide the cookie dough in half. Press the first half of the dough in between 2 sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes. Repeat with the second half. This step will make it easier to finish rolling out the dough when it has chilled. It will also mean you only have half of the dough getting warm as you roll it.

generously flour a flat surface. Use a floured rolling-pin to gently roll the first half of the dough about 1/2-inch thick. Lightly flour the cookie cutter(s) and cut the shapes, making as few scraps as possible. Use a metal spatula to gently transfer them, cookie by cookie, (the cookies should be similar size) to a baking sheet. Repeat with the other half of the dough and transfer them to another baking sheet. Bake until brown around the edges, 8 to 10 minutes.

These can be frosted with any type of frosting your desire. I did a cream cheese frosting, but if you want to make these pretty and actually decorate them, which I did not do! I suggest a thicker frosting that will set better like a rich buttercream.

Enjoy!

 

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