Monday, January 30, 2012

Cupcakes N' Milk

My six week class of Cupakes N' Milk kicks off today!
I am so excited to be teaching a group of students on how to make homemade frosting and to be teaching them decorating techniques.

These owl cupcakes which we will be making today are sure to be a hoot!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday Words...

{Exciting News}

I have exciting news that I am wanting to share with all of you.... I am now a contributor to
the momAHOLICdiaries team! Twice a month I will blog about what I am loving at the moment whether it is a topic related to mommyhood or a favorite product for the little one's.

I would love for you to add the momAHOLICdiaries to your daily reading list. If you are on Twitter you can follow me here and if you are on Facebook make sure to like us here!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine Photo Cards

These Valentine Photo Cards are sure to melt hearts.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Easy Dinner Meal

Not sure where the weekend went but it was filled with lots of activity. I was able to fit in my Zumba class and a session of Yoga. It has probably been close to three years since I last did Yoga. It was exactly what I needed and I can't wait to start adding Yoga to my weekly workouts. We also went to this farmer's market on Saturday morning where they were selling macaroons! Now that is my kind of farmers market.

The cooking and baking bug also hit me this weekend. I made this easy and delicious Beef Macaroni and Cheese Meal. My friend made this for me last year when Elle was born and it has quickly become a favorite meal of ours. It makes a lot so it is nice to be able to put some away in the freezer to save for a later time.
{I only use 1 lb of meat vs the 2 lbs it calls for}

and I also made this cake that I blogged about last week. I made it for our family get together that my aunt hosted on Sunday evening and it went over really well.
Trust me, you want to make this cake!

What was your weekend highlight?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday's Party: Winter Wonderland Party

One of my readers Kristin, from A Page of Inspiration recently hosted her daughter's 14th Birthday with a lovely Winter Wonderland Theme! I love the soft winter hues and the cupcakes are adorable.

Invites and cupcake toppers were created by another sweet blogger Anna, from Around my Table!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

What I'm Loving this Week

As I dabble more into crafting, I spotted the book Weekend Handmade over at Hostess with the Mostess. The entire book contains various crafting projects that you can do in an evening or throughout your weekend. The book focuses on three different areas; Make, Grow, and Gather.

Make: projects to wear or to use for decoration
Grow:projects which focus on gardens, farmers market
Gather: projects to decorate your casual gatherings

Here are a few project examples:

Weekend Handmade by Kelly Wilkinson is available for purchase on Amazon for only $17!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday Words...

PS: To download this print visit happy go lucky here!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Comfy Dress

I think this teal dress paired with gray tights and brown boots would be an adorable outfit for work or for date night.
This dress is also available in mocha paired with a red bow. Very Cute!

What is your favorite way to style dresses during these cooler months?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Cake

I really want to eat this cake.

After-all it has been a little stressful around here with a sick child and a sick husband. So, perhaps since stressed spelled backwards = desserts this means I am meant to have this cake or perhaps this is what Mr. Chris can bake me for my birthday next month! Yum!

Cake recipe via here

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday's Party: Pink Birdie Baby Shower

I am attending a baby shower this weekend and I personally think they are the sweetest gatherings one can attend. I have several friends whom are expecting so I am looking forward to more of these sweet gatherings in the upcoming months.

more details of this sweet party via paper and pigtails can be seen here

Thursday, January 12, 2012

What I'm Loving this Week

Loving these Tangerine earrings via here
and for the mini me loving these felt bow clips via here

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday Words...

What are you most happy about today?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday's Party: Willy Wonka BIrthday Celebration

If you have a sweet tooth you then will love this Willy Wonk Themed Party as via hostess with the mostess

The creativity that went into this party simply amazes me. I love how the invites resembled the Golden Tickets, and all that candy must have created one sweet sugar rush!

And best of all this fun party theme can work for both boys and girls!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

What I'm Loving this Week: Me time!

I spent my last day of my two week winter vacation having a "me" day yesterday by having some girl time and going to the movie New Years Day! I highly recommend this movie.

Having a "me" day was just what I needed after having an exhausting break that was filled with both good and bad things. My break started out with Miss E being sick for a week which also meant zero sleep, attended a funeral of one of my student's parents who was killed in a car accident, went thru sippy cup bootcamp training, now we are going thru some separation anxiety {especially at bedtime}, took down Christmas decor, attended story time at Pottery Barn Kids, and spent way too much time on pinterest. On the bright side of things, I was able to have some extra days at home with Miss E with a visit to the zoo and several trips to the park. I was able to catch up on my celeb gossip... {For some reason I am really sad about Katy Perry getting divorced and super excited that Jessica and Justin are engaged}, got caught up on Gossip Girl {Oh, how I so want Blaire and Chuck back together and that his character is not killed off}, and I watched Mr. Ben on the Bachelor!, we celebrated Chris's birthday, was also able to fit in some extra runs and zumba classes, I was able to see my dad and go out for lunch with him since he is spending the winter months in AZ, I had one day of sleeping in, and now it is back to work. Good thing it will only be two day work week!

When you get time for yourself how do you spend it?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pajama Party!

I love the zip up jammies by Hanna Andersson.
They are 100% organic cotton, super soft, they wash up very well, and the prints are sooooo adorable!
Right now if you buy one you get 50% off a second pair.

If you live near a Costco they are selling Hannah Anderson jammies for $14.99! Elle is on her second pair and they are definitely my favorite.
I am sure we will be buying more at this price.

Winter Whites

As much as I love a bright pop of color in a white room there is something about white decor that brings a sense of coziness during these winter days.

{images 1 & 3 via here}
{image 2 via here}