I'm a redeemed child of God and the momma to four vivacious daughters. I'm passionate about finding hidden blessings in the trials of life, living it out in an honest and open way, while encouraging those around me to believe in better.

13 Apr

easy doll cookies, with a side of milk {repost}

Hunter and I had a blast making these!  They were easy, quick and cute-to-boot!

Posted in craft, creative, hunter, recipe

24 Feb

sweet! it’s a mug cake …

This is the easiest, cutest, and funnest way to make a mini-cake! A mug cake! Who knew?

Posted in random, recipe, shopping

11 Nov

asparagus balsamic pasta salad

Yum, yum, yum!  I promise!  I was fortunate to get this recipe from someone and now you are being blessed with my good fortune!  Be sure to pass it on …

Posted in recipe

9 Nov

almost wordless wednesday :: cake

That’s right y’all!  It’s a cake.  Cake batter infused with confetti sprinkles and cooked on a griddle like pancakes!  Fun, no?

Posted in recipe, wordless wednesday

4 Nov

a birthday + a treat

My Wynter turned 8 yesterday.  Eight.

Compared to last year’s party … this year was WAY low-key!  And perfect.  Just a couple of girls … a movie and dinner at a hibachi place where they know us by name we love.  Perfect.

Anyway.  I wanted to share the bday treat we brought into school yesterday.  I found it on Pinterest {of course!} … super cute, super easy and the birthday girl was on board {which is a bonus btw}.

So … here’s the before {drum roll please} …

And here’s the after!  Despicable Me minions!  Cute, no?  Seriously super easy … the original source is found here, but I’ve created a PDF of just the directions for the cupcakes and you can download it here.

I made it a little easier on myself than what the directions call for.  First, I pre-ordered the frosted cupcakes.  Second, I used frosting from a tube {black gel}, and because I ran into a little frosting fiasco {don’t ask!}, I didn’t frost the rest of the goggles in.  But hey, they’re 8 year olds … who’s gonna notice right?

Taylor and I had lunch with Wynt and Piper and I’m happy to report, the cupcakes were a hit with everyone!

After lunch, I had the seriously incredible privilege of listening to Wynter’s classmates list one adjective that describes her.  Can I just say … what an incredible thing to do!  The teacher wrote each word down on the board and created this bubble around Wynter with beautiful words that not only describe her, but also build her up.  I’m going to print out a copy of the photo and put it somewhere she can see it regularly and let it’s words soak into her heart.

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up …
1 Thessalonians 5:11 {ESV}

And, um … it was two boys who gave the words “cute” and “adorable.”  And while, yes … I agree with those sentiments whole-heartedly … it freaked me out a teeny bit.  :)

Happy birthday my precious, vibrant and full-of-life eight year old.  You care for everyone, you want to see everyone happy, you sacrifice, you do, you love.  I am blessed beyond belief to be your mama!

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