Thursday, April 28, 2011


Friday morning is the big Royal wedding! How many of you have been following the Will and Kate fairytale, and will watch/record the big event tomorrow? For unknown reasons I have become interested, and in recent days excited about the young Royals. It must be the amazingly fun hats like this one from Annalisa Maria!

Or maybe it all started with this plate from my Mema. It has found a home on our kitchen island in honor of the big event.

Here is my "look alike" Royal ring, that my dad gave me years back. It is not intended to be a look alike, it just somewhat reminded me of it (on a much smaller scale!).

Our sweet girl even got into the royal fun as we played tea party with one of her new Barbie dolls.

 And this fork set found here is a must for the cake table!

Click here for a complete Royal wedding rundown and join in the fun!

Image found here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mini bunny cakes

I hope you all had a blessed and happy Easter!
For our Easter celebration I wanted to bake up something sweet and of course cute, so I decided on mini bunny carrot cakes. 
Using the old whoopie pie pan, I baked a bunch of small round carrot cakes.
Each completed bunny cake used two round cakes, one of which is cut to form the ears and bow tie shown below.

Then, like a puzzle, place the cake pieces to form a bunny shape.
 Icing is next and I chose to make a cream cheese icing.
Top it all off with sweetened coconut, chocolate chips, fresh matchstick carrots, and a little strawberry cream cheese icing for the little bunny nose, and you have this.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bubble Recipe

Bubble Recipe

12 Cups of Water
3 Cups of Liquid Soap
3/4 Cup of Corn Syrup

Mix together is a large container
Makes 1 gallon of bubble solution

You may notice in the photo above that my bubble solution looks like milk, well that is because I read Corn Starch, when the recipe called for Corn Syrup! Oh well, it still worked beautifully and we had a blast creating giant bubbles.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spring Must Haves From Pier 1

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Switch out the white for a pop of color with a sunny yellow or vibrant blue. Pier 1 has a wide variety of accessories right now and a price that is easy on the budget.
Set the table with the Tasting Party collection. Dessert buffets and bite size portions are popular for parties, and with so many dish options, Pier 1 has something for every occasion. Don't miss the yummy recipes found here. Featured above: Banana Cream Delight, Classic Cheesecake, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Parfait.

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