Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hello there!

I know I had said around Thanksgiving that I merged my cooking blog with this one, but I decided I'm just going to keep them separate.

So, come visit me at Read It and Eat!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tutu Diaper Cake

Been out of the game a little while, I know. I've been working and spending every extra moment with my two boys. Today I'm sharing a tutu diaper cake that I recently made for a dear friend's baby shower. I love how it turned out.

I started out with a simple 3 tier cake in an orange and pink color theme. Instead of rolling them I kinda fanned them out. I liked that look better. 

Here's a closer look:

I just held each layer together with a rubber band. I would've gotten pictures of this, but I was home alone, and holding it all together plus taking pictures would not have worked.

On each layer, I covered the rubber bands with cute reversible orange and pink polka dot ribbon. I did two tiers one way, and reversed the ribbon for the other tier.

I also made a matching tutu for baby girl to I decided to put it on the cake as well. It wouldn't fit all the way around the bottom, so I put it on the bottom of the middle tier...


So, to fill in the gap, I added a rolled up outfit.

Then, I added all the accessories.

Some rolled up headbands on the top.

Made a butterfly and flower clip for top, and cut out "baby girl" in matching glitter paper in the mommy-to-be's favorite font. 

I also added some tissue paper in between the top two tiers.

I absolutely love how it turned out, AND baby girl can wear everything on the cake. =)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

So, I know I haven't been posting a lot...sorry about that...I've been super busy with these two...

My precious angel babies.

I didn't post on Halloween, but we had a ton of fun. Baby Man was so new at just a week old, and Lil Man had a BLAST "tick or teating." =)

I thought I would get on here and post some recipes that I will be making tomorrow.

These green beans are so yummy! 

Very crisp and refreshing asparagus with a touch of garlic. 

I can't believe last year was the first time I made cranberry sauce. It was so easy, and way tastier than that canned stuff. 

Same with pumpkin pie...once you make homemade, you'll never go back to box. Just as easy as opening the box, and baking, but way yummier!

And my favorite, Snickerdoodle Pie. Mmm!

I hope to get some better pictures of these this year. 

On another note, I have merged my cooking blog, Read It and Eat, with this blog. I will be posting only on this one from now on. 


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Milk and Cookies Birthday Banners

Sorry I have been gone for a while...there's been quite a few things going on around my way, but we won't get into that. =) 

I'm about 8 months pregnant...expecting Baby Boy #2 in October. =) Pregnancy has been going great.

So, I have a little bit of free time before the baby comes. I figured I should post some before I had the baby. 

Today, I thought I'd share with you some stuff I did for my son's 2nd birthday party.

His theme was Milk and Cookies. We were supposed to have this big party, but we had to cancel, and ended up having a smaller one. I still decorated with all of the things I had already made. 

Here is the banner I did:

I had another strand with his name on it under that. I had two paper colors, dark brown and a cream color, for the background, then added a brown houndstooth and brown and cream striped papers on top of those. I used the Cricut to cut out a basic block font for the letters in the same dark brown and cream colored papers, and just glued them down. The string is jute. I love how it turned out. It was exactly what I was going for.  

Here is a close up:

The other banner I had was this one:

I made this one the same way, same colors, but added a couple things. On the "milk" part, I replaced the "i" with a milk bottle, and on the "cookies" part, I replaced the "oo" with cookies. For those I just found clip art online, played with them in paint, and cut them out on my Cricut. With the cookies, I found cookie clip art online, then found chocolate chip clip art, and then cut them both out, and glued the chocolate chips on top of the cookies. Super easy and super cute! 

Here are some close ups:

Another decoration I did was this large milk bottle with "cookies" sticking out of the top. I put a couple sheets of crumpled up white tissue paper in the bottle to resemble milk, and tied the neck of the bottle with some jute.:

That's all for today! Thanks for sticking around for so long. =)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Excuse My Absence

So, I have been out of the "blogging game" for a little while. And, of course, there is a good excuse. And this is my excuse...

Yes, it's true. Pregnancy must be a trend right now. =)

I am about 8 weeks right now. Give or take a little. I am due the first week of November. 

Lil Man and I are very excited. I have been extremely exhausted between caring for a toddler and being pregnant in my 1st trimester. I will still try to keep posting when I can. 

Thanks for staying tuned!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Guest Blogging Today!

Today I am over at Random Thoughts of a hop on over and check it out. She has a super cool blog, too!

*Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM!*