Monday, June 30, 2014

NOW FEATURING: Sweat Is My Sanity

My Boys and I are back from our roadtrip and I'm so happy to be guest posting on
Check it out!
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Roadtrip Game Printable

My boys and I are heading out on a little road trip tomorrow.
They're great travelers and love to keep busy playing games.

My oldest son's favorite game it to spot license plates from other states.
I whipped up a couple of sheets they can use to track the ones they've seen.
I did a full color version that they can simply check-off:
And a black & white version that they can color-in themselves:
Hope you enjoy! =)
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"A Mustache Bash" Themed Baby Shower

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for . . .
 { okay, maybe it's just me! =) }
These fabulous ladies: Melissa, Amy, and Shenna helped put this together.
My bestie Britany, who blogs at 32 Turns, is having a baby in a couple weeks.
 Isn't she abso-freaking-lutely radiant?!
Since she's having a boy, we threw her A Mustache Bash.
See our collection of inspirational pics on our Pinterest Board.
 We put some sandwich boards out front to welcome the guests.
I tried to make them awesomely chalkboardy but it actually rained here in the Valley of the Sun and kind of messed them up. Typical, right?
We decorated with pom-poms, paper fans (tutorial here), and bowtie garlands.
(Amy, you're famous!)
 We found a backdrop picture on Pinterest  from Hostess with the Mostess and ran with it!
I covered cardboard with newspaper (nice & cheap!), Amy and Melissa attached the fans and prints I made.
Amy had our sweet friend Pica make an AMAZING cake.
Check her out at Picaflor Cakes. She's awesome!
Melissa did the edible centerpieces with Shenna's Candied Popcorn.
I whipped up my favorite Pasta Salad, with a bowtie twist.
We also dressed up the water bottles by removing their labels and replacing them with
some suh-WEET mustache duct tape that I found at Wal-Mart.
We finished them off by adding a "Wet Your Whiskers" label.
We originally planned to have it outside but, due to the unseasonal weather,
we had to cram it all indoors.
It was a bit tricky with crazy-high ceilings but it turned out just right,
including some Hanging Orbs (tutorial here).
We added a few tables on the patio but the guests there were blown right back inside!
Before we sent our guests off with a Popcorn Ball favor,
we had some fun with photo props that Shenna made using her Silhouette.
 It was so much to watch everyone playing!
 It turned out great and I think everyone had fun!
 Good Luck, Brit!
Can't wait to meet your Little Man.
Love you, girl. =)
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Monday, June 9, 2014

33 Perfectly Peachy Recipes

I love this time of year (despite the sweltering Phoenix heat).
One of the best things about summer is the food.
The fresh fruit is my favorite part!
Here's a round-up of SWEET PEACH recipes
to sweeten your summer:
Buttermilk Peach Summer Cake from The Baker Upstairs
Peach Cobbler Protein Shake from Dashing Dish
Peach Bread from Mother Thyme
Mini Peach Pies in a Jar from Home Cooking Memories
Peach Enchiladas from A Well-Seasoned Life
Cinnamon Peaches and Cream Pancakes from Go Dairy Free
Caramelized Peach Pull-Apart Bread from Alaska From Scratch
Peach Pie Eggrolls from Raining Hot Coupons
Peach Cobbler Trifle from Jen's Yummy Fun
Peach Oatmeal Muffins from Damn Delicious
Homemade Peach Cobbler from Salt and Pepper Moms
Frozen Peach Pie from Sweat Is My Sanity
Peach Mango Ice Cream from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Peach Frozen Yogurt & Basil Snickerdoodle Sandwiches from Desserts for Breakfast
Blackberry Peach Colada Popsicles from My Invisible Crown
Peach Filled Cake with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting from Smells Like Home
Peach-Stuffed French Toast from Taste of Home
Peach Wontons from She Wears Many Hats
Grilled Peaches from I Save A2Z
Vanilla Honey Peach Butter from Nutmeg Nanny
Rustic Strawberry Peach Tart from Sally's Baking Addiction
Peach Cupcakes with Peach Buttercream from Cathlin Cooks
Raspberry Peach Lemonade from Damn Delicious
Peaches & Cream Cake from A Kitchen Addiction
Peach Vanilla Bean Bundt Cake with Peach Soaking Syrup from Week of Menus
Peach Cream Cheese Pie from Ai Love Baking
Peach Dumplings from A Flock in the City
Easy Peach Turnovers from Serious Eats
Crock Pot Peachy Dump Cake from Recipes That Crock!
Blackberry Peach Coffee Cake from Southern Living
Peach Cobbler Scones from Joy the Baker
Peach Raspberry Granola from Annie's Eats
Blueberry Peach Cobbler from Redfly Creations
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