7QT: Milestones, Time Travel and more

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- 1 - Happy Friday Next week is my last week on Maternity Leave (subject to change ATM)... - 2 - Dessert of the Week PIE French Silk is still my reigning fave! What's YOUR favorite pie?  Are you a pie guy?? - 3 - Tootsie Roll is a Movin'! Ok so if you'll look at the first two photos… he did not roll over; I rolled him over, BUT.  I had him with his head on that sun on his back and he scooted himself all the way off the mat near Cupcakes, as you can see in the second … [Read more...]

5 Simple Steps to Improve Kids Water Safety

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A Guest Post by Kaitlin who blogs at An Apple Per Day When it comes to keeping kids safe in and around the water, the general rule of thumb is “layers of protection.” In other words, the old saying, “Less is more,” definitely does not apply when it comes to kids and water safety. Making sure that all of the basics are covered from the inside (of the house) outward to the pool is one of the best ways to keep kids and their friends enjoying the pool all season long. {Picture Source - … [Read more...]

{Wordless} Standing and Smiling!

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Who remembers my old segment, "Skills of a Stander?!"   I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of July.  Wahhh! … [Read more...]

An All American Meal #4thofJuly Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

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OK I know I'm almost a month late putting this up, but its still summer and we still live in America.  Well I do.  You all don't necessarily live here, but you can still enjoy this recipe!!  It's inspired by a recipe from chow.com.  My mom tweaked it a bit. Baked Mac 'n Cheese Ingredients: Box of Elbow Macaroni (I prefer Creamettes) 4oz Shredded Cheese 8T Butter 6T Flour 3C Milk 2C Panko Bread Crumbs (alternatively, other bread crumbs or crumbly potato chips) Pepper 9 Slices of … [Read more...]

Alligator Time Outs and other Saturday Laughs

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5. So the biggest crime someone can commit in our house now-a-dayz is waking Tootsie Roll up when he's sleeping.  Cupcakes knows this better than anyone.  So she was pretending to sleep on the living room floor when I was holding Awake TR, and he made a noise so Cupcakes pretend woke up.  As a joke I said, "TR, you woke up your sister!"  So Cupcakes came to his defense saying, "It was an accident.  He didn't mean to wake me up." 4. Cupcakes doesn't quite understand the difference between … [Read more...]

7QT: Puppy Chow and Cinnamon Butter

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- 1 - Happy Friday Tonight's pretty exciting because I'm going with my Mom and sister because she's going to pick out her Wedding Dress!  YAY!!  Only 2 more weeks until I return from Maternity Leave so that part has me a bit panicky.  Any advice on how to deal is very welcome!  I didn't have to go back to work with Cupcakes until she was a year old. - 2 - Dessert of the Week Puppy Chow! - 3 - Simple Cinnamon Butter Recipe I think you guys will love this yummy cinnamon butter … [Read more...]

Watch Tootsie Roll Grow!

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Simple Cinnamon Butter Recipe

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I once ate at some restaurant (Lonestar? I think?) and the complimentary bread came with some delicious cinnamon butter!  I've never had anything like it.  I often want to go back to that restaurant just for the bread!  However, it is quite pricey.  So I finally decided to try to make my own cinnamon butter.  How hard could it be?  As it turns out, not hard at all.  Just 3 ingredients and about a minute of prep time!  So here it is, my very own cinnamon butter recipe!! Ingredients 2 … [Read more...]

{Wordless} Cupcakes’ Animal Faces #ZooDay

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Filofax Week 30: Robot?

2014-07-21 18.47.05

Theme: Robot? Colors: Orange and Turquoise   Materials: Robot Washi: Target Thin Washi: eBay (I forgot stickers - stay tuned for next week!) The Documented Life Project [Art to the 5th Blog] See the picture below and see if you can spot my items on the wish list!  ;-) Next weeks is: Add recipes, business cards, labels, etc … Last Week ... … [Read more...]