Thursday, September 30, 2010

Too Cute for Teeth!

Oh my goodness!  So were are preparing to turn the girls' beds from toddler beds into full size beds.  It is very exciting and nerve wrecking at the same time.  No longer toddler beds?  Does that mean you are grown up?  But exciting because we get to redo the room and make them girlie and fun!  So I have been searching the net for inspirations.  I was on Etsy and found these adorable tooth pillows!  Oh my goodness!  How could you not fall in love with these?  It is girlie, wonderful, and has the perfect place to store your tooth for the tooth fairy which also doubles and the perfect place for the tooth fairy to leave her treasures.  What a wonderful and unique idea!  I am totally smitten with these!  (Yes, I know I over use exclamation points, but I do not care!!)

You can find these here.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Cupcakes with the Babies

I am sure I have already mentioned how excited Teeter is about Halloween.  She asks every morning if it is Halloween yet.  The Pottery Barn Kids catalogue came in the mail on Thursday and she has been carrying it around, and showing everyone the treat bucket she wants to get.  I promised her that we would make Pillsbury's Halloween Funfetti cupcakes over the weekend.  And that we did.  Both girls go to help pour in something, water, oil, eggs, or the mix.  And they both got to stir the sprinkles into the batter with the Williams-Sonoma Halloween spatulas I bought a few weeks ago.  They took turns helping me dip the batter with an ice cream scoop and put the batter into the cupcake papers.  And of course they helped frost and sprinkle the tops when the cupcakes were done cooling.  They had so much fun!  It was really fun for me because I got to enjoy my babies while Tuck took pictures.  I am always behind the camera so it was really nice to be on the other end of things and still have photos for memories. 
My babies really love helping mom  Momma (Teeter will correct you on that really fast! It is not Mom or Mommy it is Momma!) in the kitchen and I really had a blast!  I think I will teach them how to make cookies next weekend. They will be so excited!  And their favorite friend is coming over in two weeks to decorate Halloween cakes with us!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Yay for cupcakes

The cupcakes I shipped to California made it there in perfect condition!  My little niece is very excited for her slumber party tonight and I am super excited to ship more cupcakes out to them!!  I will post step by step instructions for shipping cupcakes very soon!  I would like to send them some Halloween cupcakes so I will photograph the steps and share!  Cupcakes for everyone!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Cupcakes

My Teeter Bees is so excited about Halloween she can't stand it, so I decorated a couple of cupcakes for her and Bowbas that were Halloween themed and put them in some adorable Halloween tin buckets.  They were a huge hit!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Oil Assistance

Please remember to donate to the Gulf relief efforts.  It is easy to forget that fishermen and wildlife are still suffering since the oil flow has stopped. My mom always says "charity begins at home..." this is our home.  We hop to for other countries in need (which is a good thing), we need to remember to help our own too.

You can find these photos are more here.  And you can donate or learn how to help here, here, and here.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


At the end of October, Tuck has a big night that he's been excited about all year!  He will be recognized for all his hard work over the last five years.  For the event I got this gorgeous Antonio Melani dress.  Sorry for the poor photo's the best one I could find.  But you still get the drift.

So now I am looking for some jewelry to wear with it.  Here is what I have found so far.  What do you think?

Ok.  Lets hear those necklace thoughts!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

First Trip to the Dentist

This was going to be a Wordless Wednesday post...but I thought I should explain that in one of the pictures Teeter Bees looks alittle scared.  She was not afriad of the dentist at all!  Both girls did great!  I was so proud!  In the photo she is laying on the table and there were tv's hanging above the kids.  She was watching Lion King which she has not seen before.  She was very into that movie and I think it was at the part where Scar was doing something not nice. Hehehe.  Enjoy!

Getting ready to go (of course Bowbas moved and blurred herself in the picture)

Not scared just lovin' the movie

Waiting for Teeter to finish her Xrays

She looks so big...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Shipping Cupcakes

Next week I am going to attempt something...scary!  I am going to ship cupcakes to my sister in California. The cupcakes are for my niece's birthday party.  When they were in town and my little niece was admiring my cakes, I could rapidly see the disappointment on her face as she realized I would not be able to create one for her.  I knew I had to find a way to get a Breezie's treat out to her.  Why should my little nieces and nephews miss out on my tasty goodness just because they live exactly 1,300 miles from me? 
I knew there was no way to ship a big fancy cake.  It would never make it there, but cupcakes I think will be do-able.  I have researched and researched, and I am feeling pretty good about getting the cupcakes out there safely.  Ok I am terrified!  I will be honest! What kid wants to open a box of destroyed cupcakes that were once beautiful? But here are some precautions that I am taking, that the other websites did not do.  If the other ladies were successful without these precautions, then I am pretty sure mine will make it there successfully!
I am doing fondant cupcakes.  These other blogs talk about how they freeze and ship cupcakes with a big dollop of frosting like the picture above.  Hello, the frosting will thaw after an hour or two and I do not like to freeze my dries them out big time!
My plan is to fill the cupcakes with the frosting I would normally use and then a light coat of frosting on top to hold the fondant in place. 
I am going to use Satin Ice because it tastes much better than most fondants and these are for little girls.
These will be super duper wrapped in some major plastic wrap to keep fresh as long as possible, and then shipped 2nd day guarantee. 
I wanted to overnight but good grief it is very expensive!
My niece is having a slumber party with make overs and a fashion show so the cupcakes will coordinate with that theme.  I am also sending her some adorable pajamas to wear at her slumber party! 
I'll let you know how it goes and if it is a success I will give you step by step instructions so you can share your tasty goodness with your loved ones abroad.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Giraffe Birthday Party

My little Bowbas celebrated her 3rd birthday this past weekend.  Everything turned out great!!  Her theme was giraffes. Everything was handmade by the Momma including the adorable turquoise cake stands.  I made a huge C out of floral foam and silk flowers for her centerpiece and it was adorable!  Enjoy!!


Jellybean bags

Chocolate dipped pretzel rods


Chocolate dipped marshmallows

Cake 1

Cake 2


Water bottles with custom labels

Sandwich Tray (from Market Street)

The birthday girl!  Her awesome bow was make by Rock'n Ribbons

The birthday Bowbas checking out her dessert spread!