Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A tribute to our sweet "Cody"

Last month (May 9th, 2017) we lost our dear furry friend "Cody".  Cody had blessed us with  9 years of companionship filled with happiness and joy. 


We will always remember his sweet little face and wagging tail.


Lego Batman Birthday

My youngest son just turned 6 and this year he requested a "Lego Batman" theme for his birthday party.

I used a mix of gray, black, and yellow fondant to make the "Batman" cake.  To keep things simple, I used a cake mix (my son picked a vanilla flavor).

I found this tutorial on "Pinterest" for "Lego" brick head marshmallow pops.  I gave the marshmallow pops away as party treats and they seemed to be a big hit. I used the "Wilton Candy Melts Marker" to draw on the "Lego" faces.


Below is a recap of of the birthday cakes made for my youngest from years 1-5.






Wishing you birthday cake inspiration.

-Laura-

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spring Blooms

Here are a few snaps of the blooms from around the house this spring.  Hope you enjoy!


Dogwood

Wisteria

Azalea

Rhododendron


Rhododendron

Monday, April 3, 2017

Easy Easter Egg Wreath

Hello All,


With Easter Sunday quickly approaching, I wanted to share this simple Easter Egg wreath I put together for around $5.  I already had a grapevine wreath on hand, so all I did was hot glue some pretty eggs I found (marked 40% down) at "Michaels". 

A couple weeks ago, I found these wreaths at  TJ Maxx that were $24.99 each. These are a great option if you are looking for something ready made. .



If you are like me and want to save money every chance you can, don't be afraid to give "DIY" a try. My total investment was about 10 minutes of time and $5 for the eggs


Wishing Everyone a very Happy Easter!

-Laura-

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bat Cake for a 7th Birthday

One thing being a mother has taught me is that you can never guess what will come next. Last year I would have never guessed that my son would want a "Bat" theme for his 7th birthday celebration. That's right "Bats" was our theme, not "Batman".


7th Birthday

A couple of months ago my son became fascinated with "Bats" after a science lesson in school.   He got excited about the way they hang upside down to sleep, use echo location to find their food, and they are the only mammal that flies.  All of these neat things are good reason to be excited about "Bats", so I set about planning the "Bat" cake by searching "Pinterest".  I went with a design that utilizes two round cake pans (which I had on hand).  Here is a link to the "Pinterest" inspiration cake by "Homan on Home", Bat Cake .

I used a cake mix and store bought frosting to cut down on my prep time.  Instead of piped frosting for the face, I used marshmallows and chocolate chips  to create the eyes, nose, and mouth.  The cake was a big hit with my son, so mission accomplished.

I wonder what will be next year's theme?

Here is the recap of the birthday cakes I have made for my oldest son so far.  I don't have a picture of the cake from his 1st birthday (shame on me), but here are the rest.

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th


On a side note....... Spring seems to finally be here.  My Camellia bush opened its first blooms yesterday.



Happy Spring!

I will be back soon with another post showing how I just made a super easy egg wreath for Spring/Easter.

-Laura-

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Brownies with Heart






Happy Valentines Day!  Wishing everyone a fun day with the ones you love.  Here is a simple treat I made for my family. I just whipped up some brownies (from a store bought mix) and then I added a little powdered sugar heart to make them special for Valentine's Day.  You can make your own heart template from paper then sift some powdered sugar over the brownie for a sweet treat.






Below are some treats with recipe links from year's past.








-Laura-

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Holiday Home 2016


Here are a few snap shots of the holiday decor around the house this year.  




Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!