10/2/14

Whole Wheat Waffles

Whole Wheat Waffles Recipe

I'm always looking for healthier breakfast option to feed my kids, It seems like we eat way too much sugary cereal around here, can anyone relate? I'm about at my wits end with kids and food, June seems to refuse everything but graham crackers and Max is asking for fruit snacks as soon as he wakes up! I actually thought I might try emptying my house of all snack like foods so they aren't even an option and just offering them fruits and healthier snacks for like two weeks and see if I can break the junk food cycle we have some how gotten on.  However great of an idea it sound I haven't done it yet because I know I'll have to endure a lot of screaming, whining and crying. Oh my. One thing I know I can get them to eat is waffles and these whole wheat waffles have some hidden veggies and are delicious.

9/30/14

Halloween Vinyl Sticker Faces for Cups


I get so excited when ideas I have in my head turn out even better than I had imagined and these halloween vinyl sticker faces just made me so happy! I mean how cute are those guys?! Even better this little festive project will take you under 30 minutes and the "recipe" is just a good old root beer or orange soda float.  Simple and fantastic are the best kinds of projects! 

9/29/14

Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Sauce

Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Sauce Recipe

I love this apple cake just the right amount of spice with real shredded apples in it, it tastes like fall in your mouth. I love when I have a simple dessert I can whip out and serve to friends in a pinch.  In the fall I always have apples in my house so its a no brainer to make this for game night or a potluck, or you could just whip it up to enjoy for yourself because you totally deserve it. :) 

9/26/14

Fall Snacking: Popcorn Bar & Spiced Mexican Chocolate Sauce

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Fall Snacking: Popcorn Bar & Spiced Mexican Chocolate Sauce #SkinnyGirlSnacks #CollectiveBias

Well friends it is officially fall.  Lets all bust out the pumpkins and fall wreaths and start snacking on this awesome popcorn! I'm totally a snacker, sometimes I wonder if I would loose weight if I worked outside the home and didn't pass through my kitchen a million times a day, my guess is probably.  It helps to have lower calorie options when snacking, especially since I like to pile on more calories on top of what the base of the snack already is. ;) Skinnygirl came out with a new line of popcorn this month with two flavors- butter sea salt and lime & salt. I new I would love the butter and sea salt, because its a standard but I was surprised at how flavorful the Lime version is and how much I liked it.  To make it even better I paired the lime & salt with a spiced mexican chocolate sauce I made and its a delicious combo! Keep reading for the recipe. 

9/25/14

Pumpkin Cake with Milk Chocolate Icing #creativebuzz

Pumpkin Cake with Milk Chocolate Icing

How much do you love pumpkin food in the fall? If pinterest is any indication we all love it a whole stinkin lot.  How can you resist? Well I think this recipe for pumpkin cake is seriously the best one I've had.   It is SO good, fluffy, moist and delicious you'll be making it over and over again. You may remember the fun bat cake stand I made last week and this is the cake I displayed on it.  I made milk chocolate icing for it because I wanted chocolate for the cake stand pictures, but if I'm totally honest a nice cream cheese icing would be the best for this cake.  I mean that combo is classic, right?! I've teamed up with some of my blogger friends again and we have 11 different pumpkin projects to show you- make sure you visit them all! 

$350 Cash Giveaway!


Who needs some extra cash? Its kind of like asking who wants more sunshine.  Yes please, me me me! Well today I've got a giveaway for $350! Several bloggers have gotten together to celebrate Britni's over at play. party pin's birthday and you get to benefit! So scroll down and follow all these fun bloggers and cross your fingers that its your name who's drawn!

9/23/14

Kids in Diapers

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Kids in Diapers #BabyDiapersSavings #CollectiveBias #shop

This little girl gives me a run for my money some days, I'll tell you what.  One of her new little tricks is that instead of telling me when she poops she takes off her pants, sticks her hands up her diaper and then brings her hand with poop all over it to me saying "yuckie, poop!" Oh the fun of kids in diapers! Clearly sometimes I stop her before she get to that point, but yuck! I think every mom has a poop story or two, my sister-in-law's three older kids all smeared poop all over their crib a some point in their life.  Can you even imagine?! You walk in to get your two year old from nap time and they are covered in poop and so is the crib and wall and sheets. I told Matt if that ever happened to me he had to come home immediately because I wasn't cleaning it up. ;)

9/20/14

Wood Engraved Centerpieces with Dremel Micro



Wood Engraved Centerpieces with Dremel Micro #mybrilliantidea #clevergirls

Last night was my ten year high school reunion.  High school seems like forever ago but still its kind of crazy that it has been a full ten years.  I was asked to do a few centerpieces for the event, and of course I was excited to make something fun and personalized to it being a ten year reunion. As a blogger I get some pretty fun opportunities and when I saw there was an opportunity to use this new Dremel Micro, I jumped at it.  This tool is awesome! Light and easy to handle in tight spaces, the Dremel® Micro™8050 is packed with features that have crafters, hobbyists and DIYers in mind: soft grip, LED front-end lighting to illuminate projects, a docking station that continually charges, and an 8V Max Lithium-ion battery. I used it to make these wood engraved centerpieces!

9/18/14

Halloween Silhouette Pitcher & Cake Stand


Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, its just fun.  I made these great serving pieces that are so simple to add a little decor to your halloween table.  I used the cricut explore, and actually both the cake stand and the pitcher are entries for the cricut design space star competition this month!  This project is so easy it will literally take you less than an hour and the best part is when Halloween is over you can remove the vinyl stickers and have your pitcher or cake stand back for everyday use. Keep reading for the full tutorial.