I’m not really sure why I picked this picture for #TBT, but when I stumbled upon it this morning I just giggled to myself… This pic was taken roughly 11 years ago in the lovely town of LAS VEGAS . I was there for a dear friend’s bachelorette party… There are several funny things I remember from this trip. One being that I missed about a thousand flights just to get to Las Vegas and the airlines kept telling me I needed “the sheet” to reschedule my flights… What sheet you ask??? I’m still really not sure, but the gist of the story is I did finally arrive in Vegas (one day late) ready for some bachelorette-ing. We did tons of fun things that weekend, but seeing Blue Man Group was definitely a highlight. I’m not sure if it was because of the show itself (a definite must see) or if it was because my at the time pregnant friend Lynn was a bit afraid of the blue men , either way, it really was a blast! Girl time is always the best, and this fun weekend ranks right up there with the best of the best! P.S. The Blue Man is not my handsomely bald hubby…
These cupcakes were a hit at the bake sale at my boy’s school. Sad to say they were almost too easy to make . I think they’d be fun for a birthday party at the pool, a back yard BBQ, a pool party etc… Here’s the Scoop:
A recipe for your favorite cupcakes and frosting
Blue Food Coloring (I use Wilton) to make your frosting look like water
Gummy Rings or Peach Rings
*** So I guess if you live on a lake you could also make these with a darker frosting color . At our lake house mid August that might be green
Remember when I told you about my two pals Jen and Bethany? They lost their very special MOM to breast cancer and to commemorate her they are putting together a book of her favorite recipes. I know why this is one of her favorites… Make this… Make this NOW! It’s so yummy… It is probably more of a special occasion drink, but today is a special occasion, right? Think of what ever reason you can to make this, I promise you’ll LOVE it… Here’s the scoop:
Denise’s Mock Pink Champagne
1 C Sugar
3 C Water
1 qt Cranberry Juice
2 C Pineapple Juice
1 C Orange Juice
14oz Ginger Ale
Boil water and sugar together until sugar dissolves. Cool then stir in cranberry, pineapple, and orange juices then chill. Add Ginger Ale just before serving.
AH, Teacher Appreciation WEEK! I LOVE telling my boy’s teachers how special they are! I have done a couple things this week to show our appreciation. The boys made “stars” for their teachers, we made cards, and we helped provide lunch for the staff on Tuesday. BUT—This is my super easy, don’t have a ton of extra time, the teacher got a ton of flowers already, my husband has been gone for 4 of the past 6 weeks, teacher gift . I found these adorable bowls at Pier 1, some organic soup mix at the grocery store and a cute tag to tie it all together! I also thought with the owl theme you could say something like “Who’s the Best Teacher” Easy and a little bit different! Click here for the printable soup-er teacher form!
The boys and I made these sombreros last year as a little craft for Cinco de Mayo. We used them for centerpieces for our FIESTA! So not only were they fun to make, but they served a purpose, as well…. They were also super easy to put together. All you need is a paper plate, paper cup, some pipe cleaners, puff balls and glue! I twisted the pipe cleaners around the bottom of each cup and cut off the ends for the boys. They rest they were able to manage themselves… We practiced patterns and counting while we were making them too! The other idea I had was to punch a hole on either side of the cups and thread them with ribbon to make a cute banner… What ever you choose I think they’ll be a hit at your fiesta too!
Today I’m going to make two versions of flower cupcakes, this is version 1. These would make an awesome addition to your May Day Baskets and/or Mother’s Day Dessert! Super Easy!
1. Make your favorite flavor of cupcakes. I had originally planned to make white cupcakes with white frosting, but my boys thought they should be brown like “the dirt” that flowers grow in… Love their thinking!
2. Basically we used green sprinkles for “grass”, suckers for flowers and I cut green Now and Laters for the leaves. You could use jelly beans or peanut M&M’s for the leaves too… or if you are really adventurous you could make leaves out of melting chocolate.
3. TADA, that’s it… so easy and pretty cute!