Thursday, January 27, 2011

Smart Snack

Since I always show the junkie food we have for
special treats I thought I might show you how I try
 to balance all that junk out :) 
(Before I give Shelly at A LITTLE SPINACH a heart attack :)

When there are lots of little hands around I
like to make up snack trays.  Just a muffin tin
filled with all sorts of little treats.  Then the kids
can make their own healthy decisions.

This was the one I made up this morning:
Just put out some bowls, spoons,
& toothpicks & you are set!
I actually had a hard time taking pictures
because Rocco could not wait to dig in!
And was mobbed :)

It is fun to watch your kids create,
and eat,
Healthy little snacks all by themselves :)

I was wishing I had whipped up some of Shelly's
to put in one section.  Bo, my picky eater, just
LOVED it & it is super healthy! 
(Unless you eat the whole batch :)

What would you fill your tin with?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Congrats to
KAY  &  G !!!

Their Hamburger Cupcakes
were a HUGE hit!
I will be emailing you soon to get information to get you your prize :)


Kay & G
 & My Friend Brianna

I would love if you would take the time to
visit just one or two of the girls to thank them! 
They all made me hungry!!!

& Thanks for voting!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

**VOTE** Cupcake Contest!


I was so excited to get even one entry
& we got Eleven! 

These ladies are so talented &
created such amazing delights
I can't wait to share them with you!!!

Please vote on my sidebar
for your favorite one!  :)

 Red icing mixed with cookie icing to make them
shiny and the stem is a pretzel rod with a candy leaf

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


She made the flowers!

Kay & G
Hamburger Cupcakes


Drunk Monkey
Rum soaked banana cake, topped with
brown sugar buttercream and home made caramel.


Zebra Cake with Grass Cupcakes


 Pink Champagne Rose Cupcakes
There is champagne in the batter and frosting,
you could probably subsitute sparkling cider for the kids!


Coffee-laced Chocolate Snow Tree Cupcake


Super Mario Mushroom Cupcake

Pumpkin with Cream Cheese Frosting

sooooo much for all the ladies who took the time
to bake and send in photos! 

If only we could all taste them, 
you know....just one bite of each :)

If you get some extra time please stop by
& give a few of the girls a visit! 
I promise you will be glad you did!

Alright Friends,
I know it will be hard to choose,
 but time to vote right on the sidebar! 

Voting closed 8:00pm 1-26-11

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ladies & Gentlemen, Now Presenting....

When I had kids I was told I was nuts. 
 I turned our living room & dining room into...
a FAMILY room.

Complete with a little stage :)

My husband is pretty cool to not just "let me"
 but to even build the crazy things I dream up :)

And in return...
we get treated to endless
fashion shows,
And concerts.

Rocco is the shy singer :)
But don't let him fool you...
he loves being up there & dancing.
And of course there is a comedian in every crowd:
This stage has even hosted a Family Talent Show
with cousins, aunts, uncles, & grandparents...
but that is another post (& to tell the truth I am
being held to NO PUBLIC PHOTOS)

Here is one I could throw up of
Annie doing her magic act:
But let's just say I did the Yodeling song
from The Sound of Music.
So we do get a little crazy :)

So maybe we are a little nuts...
...but we wouldn't want it any other way!

A little reminder:
deadline is tomorrow. 
The pictures go up for voting on Monday!

I am sooooo excited to show
you all the cupcakes!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Baby Fever

I guess I am trendy...I have started a new fashion,
Baby Belly.

It's a girl!!!
This fancy water bottle could never pass for a boy :)
Oh really IS contagious,
now Rocco wants a baby in his tummy.

Should get VERY interesting around here
once I start nursing :)