Monday, March 17, 2014

Sweet Easter Finds at Target!

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I was out shopping and came across these 
Great Easter finds at Target. Some sweet treats
for Gabby's Easter basket that I couldn' t pass up.
 These Swirly Marshmallow Pop and colorful
fruity gumballs.

Love these Pinwheel Straws!  I had to have 
them :-) I can't wait to decorate with this
Colorful grass.  



























Easter Plates & Napkins. 
Pretty Spring Colors!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Day In The Park

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I am so ready for Spring clothes &  colors!   
My Mother-In law made this sweet outfit with
 kites, bikes, & balloons.  I love this Day in 
the Park fabric :-)I am so excited about some 
of the sweet designs that she has in the works :-) 

Friday, February 14, 2014

All You Need Is Love

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Happy Valentine's Day !  Check out these cute
 Valentines Card Templates over at Hazy Skies
 Designs for Photographers. I love all her 
designs she's so talented. Check her out here.  
  All You Need is Love, right?   Of course!!
  I had a photo shoot with my favorite little
red head and we used this cute heart banner
from Three Sweet Smiles. Gabby wore this 
Sweet Valentines jumper made by her 
Grandma Callison.














I put together a sweet treat of organic 
gummies with this cute card. 

















We love decorating for Valentines. Gabby 
helped get out all the decorations. I purchased
 this pink tree after Xmas because it was too
 cute and cheap! I thought it would be fun
to do a Valentines tree. I took clothes
 pins and attached vintage cards and
 precious miniature paper heart doilies
I found this cute free chalkboard 
printable over at Lulabelle " do all things with love". 
I enlarged it and had it printed as an 
Engineering print at Staples for only a $3.45  




























Gabby and I made this Hot Air Ballon for
 our Valentines mantle. She thought the 
Lalaloopies needed to join in the fun, LOL!



































Love this sweet valentines girl. She just 
makes our world so precious. 














A little valentines celebration after school.
I came across the cutest cupcake shoppe called
Cupcakes by Lu that was decorated in my favorite
colors lots of pinks and aqua.  Click here for
 their Facebook page. The cupcake flavors were amazing !!
The owners were so nice and sweet too. They
use Italian Butter Cream Icing which is a lighter
and they use half the sugar than most icings.







































Valentine Card for Gabby.  We love
you so much sweet girl!

Hope you have a beautiful Valentine's day.



Monday, February 3, 2014

Baking Healthy Brownies

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Oh, Yes we did !! Early this evening we made 
Brownies with Spinach & Carrots . It past the
 taste test for all members of the family. We didn't
 even taste the spinach or carrot at all. The brownies
 weren't super yummy but they still tasted good.
 Trying to find creative ways to get my Gabby
 to eat more greens.














Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld.


Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
3 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup carrot puree (After peeling and trimming the 
ends, steam for 10-12 minutes and then puree in a
 food processor for 2 minutes)
1/2 cup spinach puree (Steam for 30 to seconds, then 
puree in a food processor for 2 minutes)
1/2 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons trans-fat-free soft tub margarine spread
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup oat flour, or all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350
°F. Coat an 8x8-inch baking pan with 
cooking spray. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or over
 a very low flame.In a large bowl, combine the melted 
chocolate, vegetable purees, sugar, cocoa powder, margarine, 
and vanilla, and whisk until smooth and creamy, 1 to 
2 minutes.  Whisk in egg whites. Stir in the flour,
 baking powder, and salt with a wooden spoon.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes.
 Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 bars.
These brownies are low in calories (only 133 per brownie) 
and saturated fat. They're also packed with 3 grams of fiber 
(which is just crazy for a brownie!), while spinach and 
carrots provide two powerful antioxidants that help your
 kids' eyes stay healthy.














We had so much fun baking. She loves cooking
 in the kitchen with her Mommy! 

















I didn't even try to hide the healthy ingredients
 from her. I even had her stir them in.














Pureed Carrots, Spinach, Chocolate Chips, Butter, 
Brown Sugar, Cocoa, and Whole grain Oat flour.
Who knew that all these ingredients could even go
together!































She wasn't even bothered by the green brownie mix
at first. Thanks goodness it does turn to brown once
you put in the Cocoa. 




Of course , the little baker had to do some taste
testing while she was in the kitchen ;-) 
















Healthy Brownies !




















Can't wait to try the chocolate chip cupcake recipe!











 

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