Thursday, October 27, 2011
What a wonderful idea for kids. I mean, I know my kids are not huge cake eaters so something like this is about their portion size and so much more fun to eat.
Anyways, I was wondering how you bake these little treats... until I found an easy tutorial (I can't find the link for the life of me now).Here is a link from Home Made Simple for everyone try try cake pops and how to decorate them. They look so cute and SPOOKY! Picture is linked.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I've been all excited about Halloween this year. When we lived in Italy the last 2 1/2 years we missed out on the festivities and trick-or-treating as they don't really celebrate it over there. Carnivale is their big dress up holiday.
Don't forget to pop by the shop to pick up your Halloween Party supplies!
Friday, October 21, 2011
The other day hubby met me after work with the girls to go grocery shopping... I'm thinking it'll be easier if they stay at the playground while I shop but oh well.
We arrive at the store. Open the door and they are practically off! Miss B runs to grab the cart and Miss S is a few feet behind as usual. Miss B insists on pushing the cart so I try to guide the cart without her noticing (and without racks of food falling to the ground as well.)
Halfway through the store an all is going well I think to myself... yep! What in the heck did I just do? YEP! Jinxed it! Miss B starts getting a little faster and a little on the wobbly side. Miss S is agging her on to go faster followed by giggling.
And around the corner it's Miss B in the lead... it was like watching nascar on a Sunday afternoon.
I'm thinking "Oh my gosh! They are turning into those other people's kids!!!" STOP IT! I try to say in that quiet, yet I'm-going-to-strangle-you-if-you-hit-anyone tone.... yep if you are a mom you know that one.... that look comes out a lot when shopping.
So I'm trying to stay calm... hubby is all relaxed and not even watching the girls. Speeds increasing and around another corner!
Right into the owner's cart. Luckily it's a small town. I grew up here. He grew up here. We both have kids. I smile and say, "Did you need a few more kids? They are for sale!" He chuckles and says, "Oh they are for sale are they?" I respond with, "Well, actually they are FREE!"
Miss B standing infront of me and holding onto the NAS-CART, looks at me and says,
"Mommy! I'm not FREE!"
We both burst out laughing.... yep, I'm pretty sure he had a good story to go home and tell his wife. I know the people in our house that night and the people at work the next day sure got a chuckle.
Oh Miss B... you are entertaining!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
It was our belated Thanksgiving weekend cram packed into 1 1/2 days. I think my neice and nephew could really only handle a day and a half with my girls glued to their sides. Bella was stuck to M's side like glue playing video games or just watching him play video games. Miss S was running around playing with Miss M all weekend, following her every move like a shadow with a ginormous grin.
Turkey and ham were served, stuffing, orange jello with mandarine oranges (as requested by the Divine Miss M)and of course... the family tradition... lefse (I hope I spelled that right). Bellies were stuffed to the gills and then the pies and cheesecakes came out. Goodness! It actually took this gal 45 minutes to finish a piece of yummy, much missed, pumpkin pie with whipped cream. I haven't had the opportunity to have pumpkin pie for 2 1/2 years as we lived in Italy... nor turkey, nor stuffing.... yes I was in heaven!
Lucky for us we decided to do our photo shoot before we added 5 lbs to our waistlines! My sis T hasn't had new family photos taken in about 4 or 5 years so we all organized to get it done provided we had decent weather. Well, it was nice enough and as I had to cancel my previous photoshoot with Mrs. D Photography, I thought why not get some photos done of us as well. It's almost impossible to get the girls and hubby organized and behaving enough to shoot a few picts so the ones we got I will have to be happy with. Sis T's turned out much better as I'm a tad more camera experienced than she is. Thank goodness for photo editing.So if that all wasn't enough in a weekend, Sunday we also had a little girls birthday party to go to. Miss B was turning 5 and we were invited to come party. Several little girls running about giggling and screaming was a great release of energy for my wee ones. After that we stopped at the rink to watch the local girls hockey team play a game. Well, I didn't do much watching of any hockey girls, just a lot of "where'd the girls go?" kind of looking. 2 clumsy girls + cement arena stairs = a recipe for some crying and a possible visit to the hospital. We did however make it out of the rink without even a scratch and 2 little girls asleep before we even left town.
It was nice actually not fighting anyone to go to bed for a change... and earlier than usual might I add. Of course, the extra free time I gained with the kids in bed were quickly eaten up buy orders that had to be filled from the shop. Not too bad, Vin Diesel was on in the meantime giving me moments of mindless entertainment.
Yep, it was a pretty good weekend... hope next weekend is fun too.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Halloween Freebie Cupcake Toppers/Tags!
Click the photo to download
Don't forget to stop by the shop and pick up some cute invites!
The top calendar comes with a variety of coloured flowers to choose from.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
It's Monday folks!
Ok, so I know, everyone is looking at their screens with eyes half open wishing the weekend could be just that tiny bit longer.
I know Mondays are usually sluggish for me so that's why I'm adding another treasury. This one has a lot of ideas for any mommies throwing a ballerina party. We have invites, tags, cupcake toppers, clippies (oh so cute ballerina slipper clippies), necklaces, prints and tutus of course. Get your ballerina groove on and throw a smashing fun party!