March 31, 2015

Quick and Easy Easter Wreath

Hello, Hello. Hope everyone is having a great start of spring! I kid, because there is currently four inches of snow on my front lawn. I think Mother Nature is a little confused. But a confused Mother Nature doesn't stop the fact that Easter is this weekend. Like everything else this holiday creeped up on me as well. 

But I was a little more prepared than usual so I have a fun and easy craft to share with you guys. As I have said before, I have never really gone all out for any holidays other than Christmas and Halloween. With Braxton though, this needs to change! I am slowly trying to build a fun supply of holiday decorations that he (and I) can enjoy thoughout the years.

Today I am sharing a $15 Easter wreath with you guys that took me about a half an hour to make.

March 26, 2015

Chocolate Crunch Bites

Hey there everyone, I have another baking post to share with you guys. Hopefully I'm not boring you with all the food related stuff. Once the weather gets a bit nicer and we can get to work outside, I won't have any time to bake! I love to bake, so it's nice to get my fill while it's still chilly out.

This is another recipe that I thought was going to fail, but it came together and ended up being amazing. I am not a fan of these, too much peanut butter. But by the way they are being gobbled up by everyone else, they just have to be good. My parents even requested seconds, which is darn amazing if you know them.

March 24, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Bars?....No Chocolate Coconut Balls.

Hello, hello. Welcome back! I'm not sure if you guys saw my Pi day fail, but I also tried another recipe that day too. It was a day of almost double failure, but at the last minute I was able to salvage this recipe and make it even better.

The original recipe was for coconut cream bars using only four ingredients. I tweaked it a little bit because it was a huge batch. Maybe that was the source of my failure, maybe not. I will show you my failure while I share the recipe, so follow through until the end to see how it all pans out.

March 22, 2015

Big Boy Room Progress

Hey there, I am so happy to be able to share some progress in Braxton's big boy room with you guys. It doesn't seem like we got a ton done, but when you spend four days painting in every spare moment you have (including naps and baby-free hours) it feels like you climbed a mountain.

Last time I showed you the room it was full of crap stuff. As a refresh to what the paint colour used to be, here is a picture of the room cleaned out:

March 20, 2015

Rec Room Wall Update

Hello there, can you believe that the warm weather already took a turn? It's been chilly here for a few days, seems like Spring is teasing us. I just have to believe that warm weather will come.

We have been doing a lot of little things around here the last few days, and today I have a very easy but great way to spice up a blank wall. Here is the only blank wall we have in the rec room:

March 18, 2015

Pi Day French Silk Pie Fail....

Hey there, with a title like that how can you not get excited? If you follow me on Facebook then you know that the pie I made for Pi day failed horribly. It happens sometimes, I'm just glad that I tried this recipe out before I could have brought it anywhere. That would have just been embarrassing.

March 16, 2015

Twinkie Cupcakes

Hello again everyone, we have been bust little worker bees here. We are still trying to work on the big boy room, and now hoping to get the house spring ready as the snow melts. Let's just say there is a few weeks worth of doggie landmines in the backyard calling my name. I'm trying to repress that fact for now.

Today I want to share a recipe I found while cruising Pinterest. The idea sounded so amazing that I just had to try it. The original post from The Baker Upstairs is here.

March 13, 2015

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Hey there, and happy Friday. Another week has gone by and it's one step closer to summer! I know, I'm really dreaming big here. Let's just get past winter before I start thinking about summer, right?

So, how do you like the title? There is nothing better than chocolate or bananas. Put the two together and you have magic people, plain and simple. I adapted my banana bread recipe into something that cannot be described, you need to make this so you can eat all of it. In one sitting.

March 11, 2015

Big Boy Mood Board

Hello everyone, hopefully everyone is enjoying the warmer weather. Braxton has been itching to go outside and walk for weeks, so I have been indulging in sunny walks whenever I can.

That being said, my little guy isn't so little anymore which is bumming me out. Braxton has recently started to try climb things and his crib is the main thing that he is testing out. We are terrified that he is going to fall out because we have hardwood floors upstairs, so we thought we would start the process of a big boy room. He has always been slow to transition (i.e. stubborn as heck), so starting early is probably in our best interest. I cannot believe that I am already starting plan out Braxton's big boy room.

We are going to move him into the spare bedroom, which has just been a storage/dumping ground for the last few years. Here is what it looks like currently. Please excuse the mess, we are in the process of moving everything to store, sell, donate or throw away:

March 8, 2015

Quick Sewing Storage Solution

Hello again, so glad that it's not been another two weeks! I cannot wait for the nice weather and spring to get her so that I can air my house out. It feels like we have been cooped up forever and a day. It will also help with getting all of the dust, stale air and germs out too.

I don't really have anything too exciting to share today, but it has made my life much easier and my closet much cleaner. My grandmother passed her sewing machine and serger down to me last month (super excited about that!) and I had no where to put them. I don't have a dedicated craft area because our house just isn't big enough, so I needed to find a permanent home for these.

I have a cedar chest that used to hold my wrapping supplies, but decided that it would be put to better use by storing all of my sewing equipment. Here is a before shot with my super duper helper:

March 6, 2015

Chicken Taquitos

Hey there, holy what a few weeks we have had over here. Braxton caught the flu, so we caught it as well. It was the first time he has really been sick, so it was a fun new experience. Nothing like your child waking up at 1am with a fever of 102 out of no where. Then he decided it was the perfect time to get two molars as well. Poor little guy was out of it for days. But everyone has recovered nicely and we are just getting back to normal.

But it did mean that I got absolutely nothing done for literally two weeks except snuggling and watching Braxton's favourite shows. I mean, I'm not going to complain because I love me some snuggles, but the house. Oh my the house was a disaster. We got everything under control in the last few days so hopefully I will be able to get some fun things done here for you guys (and for myself!).

I did want to share an easy dinner recipe that is great for when you do not have a ton of time to prepare or spend cooking, but you want more than Kraft dinner. It's for chicken taquitos, and only requires a few ingredients and about a half hour.