Thursday, July 25, 2013

Black & White Cake

I was experimenting with bundt cakes... and this is how my black and white bundt cake came to be. It is the perfect mix of white chocolate and chocolate!

What You Will Need:
1 Chocolate Cake Mix
2 Small Chocolate Puddings
1 Cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips
4 eggs
1 1/4 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Oil
1 Chocolate Frosting
1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350*.

Grease bundt pan. Mix cake mix, puddings, eggs, water and oil together. Pour half of the cake mix in bundt pan, add 1 cup of white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips. Pour the remaining cake mix over the top of the chocolate chips. Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Let cool in pan about 10 minutes and then turn onto serving plate.
Frost with chocolate frosting. Melt 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips in microwave on 10 second intervals until chocolate is melted. Drizzle over the chocolate frosting.

So there you have it, SIMPLE AND YUMMY!

Thanks for stopping by and have a FABULOUS DAY!

Monday, July 22, 2013


This past weekend we had a fun time at the Rodeo. It was extremely hot (like 103*) but we still really enjoyed it. Thanks to Justin's grandparents who take us every year and allow us to have this be a family tradition! We are so lucky!
Ellie loved the horses!
(Looking so cute on daddy's shoulders with her first piggy tails!)

Eating some Licorice

Big HUG!

Love these cuties!!
I hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend!
Thanks for stopping by~have a GREAT Monday!

Friday, July 19, 2013

M&M Pretzel Cookies

If you are someone who likes Sweet & Salty... sometimes its hard to decide which you would rather... well I have the perfect solution.
M&M Pretzel Cookies= The Perfect Mix of Sweet & Salty
 What You Will Need:
1 cup margarine, softened room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups mini pretzels-broken into small pieces
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate M and M’s

Preheat oven to 350*  Cream butter and sugars together. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Then stir in pretzels, coconut and M & M’s. Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into balls. Bake 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
These cookies turn out so chewy and irresistible, you MUST try!!
(These make about 3 dozen)
Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous day!

(Adapted From Six Sisters Stuff)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Almond Wedding Cake Cupcakes With Raspberry Filling & Almond Frosting

These are to die for... and I'm not exaggerating! I made these for my Mother-In-Laws birthday party and everyone LOVED them! These did take a little extra time making but they are so worth it, I promise!

What You Need:
For the Cupcakes:
  • 3 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp almond extract

    For the Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 4 cup powdered sugar

    For the Filling:
  • 1/2 cup Raspberry preserves

    Preheat oven to 350*
    For the cake, whisk together the egg whites, almond extract and 2 Tbsp milk in small bowl until combined. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes on medium. Add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Slowly add in egg white mixtures. Beat in remaining milk.
    Fill cupcake liners half full with batter and bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove and cool in pan 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
    Fill a pastry bag (or Ziploc bag) with raspberry filling. I used a small star tip and poked it into the top of each cupcake. Give a good squeeze, you will see the cupcake rise at is fills. Remove and continue until all cupcakes are filled.
    For the frosting, beat butter and heavy cream in mixer for 3 minutes. Add in almond extract and powdered sugar. Beat an additional 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Pipe on cupcakes.
    Seriously?? You have to give them a try and tell me how much you LOVED them!
    Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013

    Terracotta Jewelry Holder

    I made this Jewelry Holder for my Mother-In-Law for her birthday. It turned out so cute and she loved it. This is so nice especially if you put your jewelry in a place that people see, like my
    Mother-In-Law she keeps some of her jewelry in her kitchen so I made this holder to match her kitchen. It is really simple to make and is so worth it!
    Antique Terracotta Jewelry Holder

    What You Will Need:
    2 small size terracotta pots
    3 different size terracotta saucers
    (I used an 8, 10 and 12 inch)
    2 bottles of craft paint
    (I used red)
    1 bottle of craft paint
    (if you want an antique look, I used dark brown)
    Paint Brush
    Gorilla Glue
    Paint each pot and saucer, let it dry then add a second coat. If you want a brighter colored holder you are ready to glue. If you want an antique look... pour the paint you are using for your antique look (mine is dark brown) in a cup and add water to thin the paint. Brush on paint and quickly wipe off with a paper towel. Make sure not to put too much paint. You can always add more but you can't really take any extra off. Let dry. Glue each side of the terracotta pot to a saucer with gorilla glue. Let dry 30-60 minutes. After its done drying you will have white showing where your glue dried. Quickly paint two coats around the white glue, let dry, then wipe the watered down paint around to finish it off. To see a video on this project click HERE
    Thanks for stopping by & Have a great day!

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013

    Week in Bear Lake

    Last week we spent the week in Bear Lake with Justin's family. We had so much fun spending time with such a great family. It rained a lot which put a stop to a lot of boating and swimming but it was still a great trip.
    Take A Look...
    Brynlee was finally big enough to sleep in the bunk beds at our condo...
    as you can see she was so happy about it!
    Laying out, getting some sun!


    Brynlee & Daddy

    Miniature Golfing
    The whole family (minus a few... and we missed YOU!)
    Bear Lake Night
    The Beach
    Me and My Girls
    Daddy & Brynlee tubing

    Our Flag Girl

    Brynlee and Aunt Kinsey
     Playing in the sand

    Bubble Guns... AWESOME!
     Brynlee and Grandpa on the boat
    Ellie turned 11 months in Bear Lake... I can't believe it!
    We LOVE her so much!!
    I hope everyone had a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

    Tuesday, July 9, 2013

    Our Weekend at The Cabin

    The morning after the 4th of July we headed up to our cabin for the weekend. I LOVE it!
    There is nothing better than being in the mountains and being able to hear the sounds of nature... so peaceful and beautiful. The girls had so much fun especially with Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Jessen & Aunt Kinsey!
    Take A Look...
    Grandpa & the girls
     Swing Time

     Beautiful View
     Craft Time
     Four-Wheelin with mommy
     and the result...
     Brynlee loves Aunt Kinsey
     Grandma and the girls
    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

    Monday, July 8, 2013

    4th of July Celebrations!

    We had a CrAzY but fun 4th of July.
    We started the day off by going to breakfast with my family, later on we had a barbecue at my grandparents, played games and had our own little firework show. Now that the 4th has come and gone... I think I would of rather spent it in the swimming pool.
    Take A Look...
    4th of July Sisters
     Playing water balloon toss...
     Cutest balloon we found...
    Grandma & Ellie
    Fireworks... someone doesn't like LOUD noises!
     Enjoying the fireworks & glow sticks!
    I hope everyone had a fun & safe 4th of July weekend

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Don't Forget...

    The 4th of July is TOMORROW which means if you haven't yet...
    check out my week of celebrations!

    Click HERE for 4th of July Menu

     Clik HERE for 4th of July Desserts

    Click HERE for 4th of July Decor

    Click HERE for 4th of July Hair and Nails

    Click HERE for 4th of July outdoor games

    Click HERE fo Firework safety

    Thanks for stopping by, Have a fun & safe 4th of July!