Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter Pictures and My Attempt at Making the Rainbow Cake

Well, I made the rainbow cake and it turned out pretty awesome.  I used pastel colors for an Easter theme.  Plus, as you can see, I did not get fancy with the icing.  I just grabbed a tub of cool whip and mixed it with softened cream cheese and smeared it on the cake.  Excuse the lumps, I couldn't find my mixer and used a hand whisk.

After we sampled the cake, we walked over to my mom's house to have another Easter egg hunt.  She was asleep and my youngest nephew was at his dad's, so Jaxon and I had a hunt by ourselves.

We got a new addition to our family, a new fur baby.  She started out as a little spitfire, with major emphasis on spit.  The first night I had her, I put her on the couch to get used to me and she promptly bit me, hard!
She is starting to warm up to us and even snuggled with Jaxon last night.

That's it for now!  I hope you are having an awesome week and, as always, thank you for stopping by,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nelle & Lizzy Discount Code

custom stamped jewelry

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You are all I ever wanted ring by Nelle & Lizzy

Breast Cancer Silver Ring Personalized with Komen by Nelle and Lizzy

Mother Name Necklace with Charms by Nelle and Lizzy

Mother Name Necklace with Charms by Nelle and Lizzy

Sterling Silver or Bronze Family Family Bangle Bracelet by Nelle and Lizzy

Eterrnal Love Bangle by Nelle and Lizzy

Grandbabies Bracelet by Nelle and Lizzy
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Monday, April 21, 2014

MenuPlan Monday - 4/21/14

Hello and happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend. I finally made Jaxon's rainbow cake, with pastel colors, and we did a few other fun activities.  I'll share those tomorrow.

On to the menu plan.  I have been lazy and strayed from my whole foods eating.  I'm jumping back onto the wagon with this week's plan.

Monday:  BLTA Salad(leave out the canola oil and just use olive oil).

BLT Chopped Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette| Cooking Classy
Cooking Classy

Tuesday:  Kielbasa, potato, egg and onion scramble. (From May 2014 Women's Day Magazine)

Whisk 8 eggs and set aside.  Cut 8 oz of Yukon Gold potatoes into 1/2" slices, chop one small onion and thinly slice 6 oz of kielbasa.  Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a skillet.  Add potatoes and cook, covered, for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the onions and cook, covered, until the potatoes are golden brown and tender, about 4-5 minutes more.  Add the kielbasas and cook, uncovered, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.  Transfer potato mixture to a plate.  Add whisked eggs to pan and cook until desired consistency.  Fold in potato mixture, along with 1/2 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese and 1/2 cup of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley.   Serves 4.  I'll be halving the recipe.

Wednesday:  California Rolls.

California Roll Sushi_
Natasha's Kitchen

 Thursday:  Buddha Stir Fry.

Buddha Stir-Fry
Fitness Magazine
Friday:  Chicken with Whole-Grain Mustard and Veggies in Packets.

Chicken with Whole-Grain Mustard & Zucchini in Packets Recipe
Eating Well

I plan on making some more homemade coffee creamer using this recipe:  All-Natural and Homemade:  Vanilla Coffee Creamer by Five Heart Home.  It is SO good,easy to make and doesn't have all the junk the commercial creamers have. You should really try it.

I'm also going to make this Thai Sweet Chili Sauce from She Simmers.

What are your favorite site for finding whole foods recipes? Do you write a blog that specializes in whole foods or paleo?  Please let me know in the comments!

And, as always, thank you for stopping by,


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Menu Plan Monday for April 21/14

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friday Favs - 4/18/14

A few of my favorite things this past week.

This DIY sign by AKA Design + Life:

s Day You Are My Sunshine DIY Vintage You Are My Sunshine Sign {Martha Stewart}

These fun snacks by Sugar Bee Crafts:


My son would love these rainbow pancakes by i am baker:

Tips for the Perfect Rainbow Pancake! #pancakes #rainbow

I love this necklace from Swell Caroline:


This new Doctor Who t-shirt design:

Doctor Selfie

Mineral eye pigment set from Younique:

Save $5 when you buy the set!
I recently bought these and LOVE them.  I'm gonna need more.

That's it for now, an I know this Friday Favs is published on Saturday.  I forgot to post it yesterday.  Ooops!  I hope you are having a great weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by,


Thursday, April 17, 2014

16 Last-Minute Easter Crafts for Toddlers - A Roundup

Easter is upon us and I haven't even done any crafts with Jaxon.  Here are a few I found that look fairly quick and easy, and are done with items you probably already have at home.

Pinkie For Pink

Easter Crafts for Preschoolers
Baby Savers

kids' craft ideas

Crafty Toddler Projects

easter craft for toddlers
No Time For Flashcards

Toddler Activity Easter Egg Decorate and Play


Simple As That

Easter Bunny Easter Craft: Funny Bunnies
Mum of One

Wooden spoon puppet - chick
Activity Village

Wooden spoon puppet bunny
Activity Village

The Active Toddler

What are your favorite art, crafts or activities to do with your child at Easter?  Besides egg-hunting, that is!

Thanks for stopping by,