Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cute Hats

You know I have a love for daily deals......  is one of my favorites. Todays hats are super cute!!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

10 cents

Last week I was at my local Walgreen's getting some necessities. They had a huge pile of big bags of candy corn for 10 cents a piece. Me being me I bought 10 of them! I mean, who could resist???!

I got home and googled candy corn recipes. Since I had no idea what in the world I was going to do with it! Here is what I found. Not only are these UHHHmazing, but easy, peasy!

Melt 1 bag candy corn with 1 cup creamy peanut butter.
Spread in a pan lined w parchment paper. 2 inches thick or so.
Put in fridge for an hour.
Use pizza cutter and cut out candy bars (I did fun size)
Dip in melted chocolate. Let firm in fridge.
YUUUUUMMMMM!!! Just like Butterfingers!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kids Playroom

I found these bookshelves using rain gutters on  (of course) a few weeks ago. I think it will be the perfect idea for my kids playroom. We have so many books and I am tired of having 5 different little shelves and bookcases to hold them! I hope it is as easy as it looks!

Friday, August 12, 2011


If you are not on you are missing out. I joined a few months ago, but just recently found time to play and feed my addiction!!!!!!

I have always kept a binder of recipes, pictures of furniture, paint colors, rooms I like, fabric, etc. This completely takes the work out of it! You just "pin" pictures from anywhere online to your boards. It's amazing! You must try it today!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hair clips

My almost 12 year old daughter is a total hair accessory junkie. She has every headband from peacock feathers to flowers to beads, etc. I saw these on this morning and knew she had to have them! Super cute! I purchased fuchsia and aqua for her colors! I do think the orange and white would be perfect for all you VOL fans!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

I have been searching the blog world for cute Teacher Appreciation week gift ideas, and I found several here. These were really fun and easy to put together.

Here is how mine turned out! I am also making cupcakes with some really fun printable tags I found on another site. I will post those later in the week. Give your kids teachers some love this week=) They deserve it!

A Starbucks giftcard holder

Candy jar. The original blog idea showed with M&M's, and that does look much cuter in the jar, but for a school setting I think individually wrapped candy is a must!

The jars were on sale at Hobbly Lobby for $2 and then just the cost of a little paper and candy. I would estimate all together under 6 dollars!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rose Cake Attempt....Please no laughing=)

As you remember, I told you a few days ago I was going to attempt this beautiful Rose Cake.

I finally got around to it this week! I baked the layers in the morning so they would be cooled and ready when I laid my boy's down for nap. I figured I had at least 2 hours and that would be enough...........

I learned many things from this little experiment. I will detail it as I post the pics. Remember, this is my first EVER attempt to do anything like this!!

I started with my new decorating set I got for Christmas.

Yes,  I used a box mix. I also bought some buttercream icing from Publix! I know, I am a cheater! See the way Pioneer Woman is starting me down in the background! I did make my own buttercream icing as well, I just wanted a backup in case mine was a flop!

BTW---mine actually tasted better and held up better on the roses. The only problem was, they were 2 different shades of white! It annoyed me, but no one else seemed to notice.

I should have read the part that she poured simple syrup and froze her layers beforehand. Mine were falling apart everywhere! Lesson learned!

A messy, crumby, base icing job. Good thing the roses covered it up

My first attempt!

This is the point when I ran out of icing the 1st time. When she said it used a lot of icing, she wasn't kidding. I used 4 batches and still needed more!

My kitchen is super dark. I need new lighting!!!!! Hence, all my pics are a little dark.

This is the point when the boys woke up from nap. I was also out of icing again.

My roses are not as defined as the original. I have a long way to go! I did have fun and learn alot from this little trial. I will be trying all the tips and the rest of the decorating set soon. All in all, it turned out fine. The cake tasted good, but the icing was SO heavy! I love icing and this was almost too much for me!
I do not see cake decorator as a future career for me, but I loved giving it a try! Happy Easter Weekend to you all!