• Entertaining

    How to Icing Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes

    For Lucas’ Half Birthday Party we served cupcakes that looked like Thing one and Thing Two. Here’s how to decorate the cupcakes to create the spiky blue hair of the characters. What You’ll Need: Cupcakes Baked in Red Cupcake Papers Icing mixed with Blue Food Coloring An icing pastry bag Icing tip Wilton #12 sized Method: Place a pastry bag in a cup. Fill Bag with icing. Attach the tip and trim the tip of the bag. Follow the method with this video.

  • Entertaining

    Lucas’ Dr. Seuss Half Birthday Party!

    This weekend we celebrated my Nephew’s Half Birthday. My Sister, Tori, wanted to make it a special day with one of their favorite authors, Dr. Seuss. She went all out with the Dr. Seuss Theme. Lucky for Lucas, Dr. Seuss’ birthday falls on his half birthday! Birthday Treats. Lucas wanted a piece of his cake! Thing One and Thing Two Cupcakes. Find out how to decorate them here. Tori also made chocolate covered oreos decorated for the Lorax. We made pizza for the cat in the hat and one made to look like the Lorax. The Lorax Pizza with Cheddar Cheese, Black Olives, and Banana Peppers for his eyebrows and…

  • Fitness

    How to Survive the Super Bowl

    Whether you’re a football fan or not chances are you will find yourself at a Super Bowl Party this weekend. Whenever we throw parties we tend to indulge in lots of junk food, soda pop, and alcohol. Doritos anyone? Although fun and a party standard, all of these things can sabotage our resolutions and ruin a week’s worth of exercise. Here’s an list of things to keep in mind with this weekend’s celebration. Have a Game Plan – Just like the teams, you have to have a game plan going into the game. Plan on what you’re going to have, how much and what treats you want to have. It…

  • Tips

    5 Board Games to Liven Up Your Night

    I looooooove game nights! Whether its with a group of good friends or a Sunday night with my husband, there is nothing quite like a good board game. I bet you have a competitive streak just like the rest of us! Here are my favorites. I guarantee a fun time. Cranium – Cranium plays to everyone skills. You will be asked to draw, spell, answer trivia, hum, and sculpt. Cranium Pop 5 – Like Cranium, Pop 5 draws on your artistic skills but focuses on pop culture. Hasbro Electronic Catch Phrase – If you’ve always wanted to be on The $100,000 Pyramid you will LOVE catch phrase. Othello Game –…

  • Recipe

    Sugar Cookies & Icing

    For my sister’s baby shower, we gave out these adorable teddy bear cookies as favors. It is time intensive process but certainly worth the effort. Here is a recipe for the cookies and the icing. Almond Sugar Cookies 1 Cup butter 1 Cup powdered sugar 1 Egg, beaten 1 ½ Teaspoon almond extract 1 Teaspoon vanilla 1 Teaspoon salt 2 ½ Cups flour Method: Cream butter. Add powdered sugar. Blend in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt, and flour. Chill dough until firm. Roll to ¼ inch thickness on parchment paper. Cut cookies with cutter and remove dough around the cookie. This ensures that your cookie stays in the right shape.…

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