I have been meaning to post pictures of Hallie’s nursery for some time now! My sweet Aunt Jane came just a few weeks after Hallie was born to take pictures of Hallie and the nursery, and I have yet to share them! So here we go! She wasn’t being very cooperative that day, so here are the best ones mixed with a few I have taken as well
Hallie has the world’s BEST grandmother’s! Today my mom and Christopher’s Mom helped me paint the mural on Hallie’s wall where the crib will be! They are both so talented and it turned out so lovely! I can’t wait to get the crib and the rest of the furniture in! Here are some pictures so far! I’ll post more of the finished nursery later! (Oh and shout out to my sister! Happy Birthday Katie!)
For the cake:
3/4 Cup Softened Butter
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
4 Egg Whites
2 1/4 Cups Flour
2 ts baking powder
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Salt
3/4 Cup Milk
1 TBS Cinnamon
Cream Butter and Sugar together. Beat in egg whites and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture and stir in milk gradually.
Bake 16-18 minutes at 375. Cool before adding frosting
2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
1/2 cup softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ts vanilla
1 package of bacon
1 Cup maple syrup
In a Med. bowl cream together cream cheese and butter. Mix in vanilla and add sugar gradually. Store in fridge. Fry bacon until crispy. Before removing from skillet pour a line of maple syrup down each strip of bacon. Once cool, crumble bacon over iced cupcakes and drizzle with leftover syrup. Enjoy!
The girls and I had a really fun time preparing for 4th of July!
First we made yummy 4th of July cookies
Then we made Festive Tiaras
The last thing we did was “Firework” painting! I had the girls dip koosh balls we got at the dollar store into red and blue paint and smack them onto poster board!
They had so much fun…I think maybe a little too much fun! Haha!
Click on the little links to pin on Pinterest
I hope everyone had a fun and
safe Fourth of July!
Tomato Squashing….really fun!
Then we started on the dough…
First We hand rolled it out!
Next we fed the flattened piece through the pasta cutter, and ended up with a ton of spaghetti strings!
So a lot of exciting things have been happening!
Friends Matt and Olivia were married last weekend! It was a beautiful wedding! I made the Flower Girl’s tutu:
They seem so Happy!!!
We also have a brand new baby that entered the world on Monday!
Jennifer had baby Luke on Monday at 6:28 p.m! He weighed in at 8 lbs 2 oz!
And he is ABSOLUTELY precious!
My latest fun activity with the kiddos was Water Balloon painting!
I filled a bunch of water balloons with paint and they had fun throwing them at the fence! Here are the pictures:
I have some better ideas for next time to make the paint brighter and to have them pop better(Thanks to my cousin Hannah!)…a lot of them ended up in the grass!
Tonight Christopher and I are breaking out the pasta maker we got as a wedding gift and making homemade pasta and sauce!! I am SUPER excited!!! Pictures on that to come!!
We just made a few little changes to our kitchen to make it feel more like our own! There are still so many things I would like to do to it (Paint, redo cabinets and drawers, counter tops), but we are slowly taking baby steps!
First, we got a pots and pans hanger for our wedding, and Christopher was so sweet to put it up the night before my birthday, to surprise me!
So, another change I have been meaning to make is to put up all of the adorable plates all of our guests signed at our wedding (In lieu of a guest book)
Here are all the plates:
I bought some cheap plate hangers at Hobby Lobby (1.99 each)
Here is the kitchen before:
I would first like to start off this post by congratulating my Best Friend Sarah! She just got engaged!!! Congrats girl!
Her beautiful ring!
It has been a busy week or two! I have been working a ton and getting ready for finals week! (next week!)
Only 3 finals between me and summer vacay!!! (THEN 1 More Semester until GRADUATION!! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves!)
Speaking of Summer! I have been working on a list of Fun things to do with my girls! Here’s what I’ve got so far!
Mom’s and Nanny’s please let me know if you have any other fun ideas we should try!!!!
I will have to update everyone on our final list and keep blogging throughout the Summer as we complete our list!
So on that note I leave you with my favorite recipe of the week:
Spaghetti Squash Casserole and Lemon Parmesan Brussel Sprouts:
For the Casserole:
Top with a layer of sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with kosher salt and spices.
On this ridiculously cold night in Dallas Tx, I refused to turn on our heater just to turn it off again in the morning. (Tonight was a chilly 42 degrees!…Yes…in April!) So instead I stopped and got a log for our fireplace on my way home from work then started a pot of chicken and dumplings!
This recipe definitely warmed us up! Here is the delicious recipe:
So…I have been trying to be a modern version of June Cleaver.
> I do Laundry
>I even perfected my own homemade BBQ sauce for my Texan husband!!!
But I also subscribe to the thought that when people come over, I must have some homemade snacks to serve them!
So, Christopher’s buddy Brad came over with his fiancee Melissa last night to play games and hang out, and I had 3 hours to clean and throw together some snacks for us!
Pinterest to the rescue!!!
I Found a recipe for this oreo dip, and OH MY GOD…it was to die for!!!