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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
My little boots were recently featured on Disney Baby! I was shocked, and also answered my question as to why I had over 600 shop views in one day last week! It's a crazy time of year that's for sure.
Here's the little blurp about my boots from disneybaby.com:
10 Must-Have Fall Boots for Baby
Friday, November 16, 2012
In our master bathroom we have a separate little room for the toilet. I've never really thought of this as a room, but I decided that it was dull and depressing and needed some help. Here's the before and after:
First the room need a fresh coat of paint. I used a really light blue called "Morning Jog".
For the flower vase I took an empty oatmeal container and wrapped it was Jute and glued it a bit along the way. Then I put together the cabinet I bought from Target. I had tried painting some curtains a few weeks ago, but it didn't turn out how I thought, so I used a piece of that curtain for the back of the cabinet for a little spunk. Added some knobs, a toilet seat cover and a soft rug and called it good.
Another room done!
I was lucky enough to be a vendor at the Bijou Market this weekend. I've had the jitters for months getting ready for this event and building up an inventory while keeping up with online orders. Here are a few pictures of my little set up:
Now that this is over, it's time to gear up for the Christmas rush!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Chocolate Mint Cookies
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup water
1/3 canola oil
1 cup Andes mint baking chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, flour, water and oil. Mix until combined.
3. On a greased baking sheet, place balls of dough. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
4. In a microwaveable bowl place the mint baking chips. Put in the microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir, put in for 15 more seconds and stir. Take a small spoonful and pour over each individual cookie. Let them cool to have the chocolate harden.
The holidays are coming, so it's time to get festive. I am a sweet potato lover, and this casserole does just the trick. And it has less than 200 calories per serving. Can easily be doubled for big family dinners! Servings: 4
Sweet Potato Casserole
2 large sweet potatoes
2 egg whites
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. melted butter
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup dried cranberries (you could use dried apricots or dried cherries, or both!)
1. Wash and peel 2 sweet potatoes and quarter them.
2. Place the sweet potatoes in dutch oven or sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and let them simmer for about 20 minutes. Drain and then mash.
3. Place in a large bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites, syrup and vanilla. Let the potatoes cool slightly and stir in the egg white mixture.
4. Grease a loaf baking dish and transfer the potatoes. Combine the pecans, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. Sprinkle on top of potatoes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
5. Add the dried cranberries and bake for another 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Monday, November 5, 2012
I got this recipe from a friend at a church activity, and there is no going back. I brought some home to my husband, and after 3 long days of resisting the temptation to make some, I finally gave in.
1.5 lbs of melting white chocolate
1-1/2 cups peanut butter
6 cups Rice Krispies
5 cups of marshmallows
1-1/2 cups of chopped chocolate chips
1. Grease a baking sheet and set aside. Also make room in your refrigerator for the baking sheet.
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, put in you white chocolate. Put the bowl in the microwave for 1 minutes on high. Take out and stir. Put back in for 30 seconds on high. Stir. Put in for 15 more seconds on high and then stir until the chocolate is completely melted and no more lumps remain.
3. Stir in the peanut butter. Mix until the peanut butter is completely combined. Since the white chocolate is still hot it should mix pretty well.
4. In a large bowl pour in the Rice Krispies. Slowly stir in the melted white chocolate and peanut butter mixture.
5. Let it cool for a few minutes. Then stir in the marshmallows.
6. Mix in your chopped up chocolate chips. Pour and spread out on your greased baking sheet. Put in the refrigerator for at least an hour to harden.
7. After it has hardened in the fridge, break it up into small chunks and serve!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I was in need of a tasty fall-flavored sweet treat. These filled that craving and then some. The only bad thing about these cookies is that they disappear fast!
Spice Cake Mix Cookies
1 box of Spice Cake Mix
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup flour
1/3 cup oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet.
2. Pour cake mix in a large bowl. Add the egg, water, flour and oil.
3. Mix until well combined.
4. Roll dough in small balls and place on cookies sheet.
5. Bake for about 9 minutes until they are fluffy and start to crack.
6. Let them cool before you frost them.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz. cream cheese
4 Tbsp. softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
8 oz. powdered sugar
1. In a bowl beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Beat until well combined.
2. Slowly add in the powdered sugar.
Frost the bottom of one cookie, then add another cookie on top, and a gooey-yummy flavor-filled sandwich cookie.
Monday, October 15, 2012
My daughter just turned two, and she is going through a huge "Mickey-Donald" phase, as she likes to call it. So we went full throttle with the Minnie theme. This was her little invite:
I just got some Styrofoam balls from the craft store, spray painted them black, and stuck them together with toothpicks to make this fun little decorative Minnie. The rest of the food and decorations speak for themselves. It was the perfect little party.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I'm in the process of finishing my daughters room, and she needed a nice personal touch. So I bought some cardboard letters, paint and paper from Joann's. I painted the sides of the letters. Traced the letters on some paper, cut them out and glued them right on. It was quick easy, cheap, and is just what I need to finish the room. Pictures of the whole room to come!