Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Firecracker Cupcakes~Tasty Tuesday

With 4th of July just around the corner there are all kinds of great recipes to make for a fun family & friends celebration, but this is one my daughter loves helping with!

Firecracker Cupcakes

What You Need:
1-1/2 cups BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut, divided
4 drops each: blue and red food colorings
24 yellow cupcakes
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
24 red string licorice pieces (4 inch)

Make It:

PLACE 1/2 cup of the coconut in each of two separate resealable plastic bags; set remaining 1/2 cup coconut aside. Add blue food coloring to coconut in one bag and red food coloring to coconut in second bag. Seal bags; shake until coconut is evenly tinted.

SPREAD tops of cupcakes with whipped topping. Sprinkle with red, white (uncolored) and blue coconut as desired; press coconut gently into whipped topping to secure.

INSERT licorice piece into top of each cupcake for the firecracker's fuse. Store in refrigerator.

Well there you have it a fun and yummy treat that the kids can help with! Hope you are having a great Tuesday!

Today I'm linking up with these great blogs:

Not Just a Housewife
A Diamond in the Stuff
Sugar Bee Crafts
A Silly Little Sparrow

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Root beer sherbet

If you love root beer and are looking for a yummy treat, this is one you must try! You only need a few ingredients and it's super easy to make (Her 7 year old daughter made it without any help). Head over to One Ordinary Day and check it out!

Hope all of you are enjoying summer as much as my little peanut and I are! Until later, stay cool and keep blogging!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fashion Wednesday

I'm linking up with Momma Go Round, The Pleated Poppy, & No Model Lady for another fashion Wednesday! No that summer is here I am beginning to enjoy getting dressed again. However with the warm temps we have been having I seem to spending a lot of time in my swimsuit and enjoy the pool more than anything!

Another cold an cloudy day, busy running errands!

Joe Jean's- Macy's
T-shirt- Target
Running shoes- Finish Line

William Rast Shorts- Nordstrom
White tank- Old Navy
Long sleeve top- Levi's Outlet
Wedge shoes- American Eagle

Black Gaucho's- ??? Old
Pink Cardigan- Hollister
Black Tank- Target
Belt- Franchesca's boutique
Shoes- Steve Madden shop

Heading out to help with the Livestock Auction

Miss Me Jeans-
CWA t-shirt (California Women for Agriculture)
Boots- Ariat's- Our Local family western store

And of course I had to make a quick hair accessory to match my top!

Come join the fun with these great blogs!


pleated poppy

Friday, June 10, 2011

A shirt refashion for the Peanut

One of my little Peanut's shirts was getting too short so it was time to make it into something useful for summer! I cut the long sleeves off and added some fabric to make this sweet little summer dress!

This great project cost me less than $5, can't beat that for a new little dress!

Today I'm linking up with these great blogs:

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Oreo Cheesecake

It has been rainy and cold which is not our typical weather in May and June. Unfortunately I seem to be able to find comfort in many sweet desserts and this one is great! I guess I will be running a few extra miles next week, but it was worth every bite!

What You Need:

1 pkg. (16.6 oz.) OREO Cookies, divided
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed

Make It:

CHOP 15 cookies coarsely. Finely crush remaining cookies; mix with butter. Press onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Refrigerate while preparing filling.

BEAT cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gently stir in COOL WHIP and chopped cookies; spread onto crust.

REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm.

This is so easy and yummy, luckily the sun it out today so hopefully I won't have to result to eating more sweets, then again a little won't hurt, Right??

Today I'm joining these great blogs:

Not Just a Housewife
A Diamond in the Stuff
Sugar Bee Crafts
A Silly Little Sparrow

Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Vacation is just one meeting away!!

I'm counting down the hours till my summer vacation officially begins. Yesterday was the last day of school and all the students are home most likely still in bed and yet my job is still not done. I'm heading back to work today for one last teacher in-service training of the year! Yes, I wish I was home today have a picnic with my little peanut, playing on the tire swing, or taking a trip to the park but I guess that will have to wait one more day!! I'm so excited to be home with my little peanut and finally have some time to get started on my craft "to-do" list! So I guess I will have to wait another 9 hours before my official summer vacation begins!!

Here are just a few of the items on my "to-do" list, what do you have on your list?

Chain-wrapped Rosette by Miss Lovie

Ruffle Flower Tutorial from Jessa Jill.

Pink Cuff Bracelet by Pocket Full of Pink

What do you and your family have planned this summer?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fashion Wednesday

Here is what I wore this week, what did you wear?

Top- Nordstrom Rack
Jeans- Nordstrom Rack
Shoes- Journey's

Joe Jean's- Nordstrom
Top- Marshall's
Shoes- Target

Dress- Local Boutique
White Tank- American Eagle
Shoes- Steve Madden shop

Today I'm linking up with these great blogs:

Momma Go Round

the pleated poppy blog