2012 archive

SwaddleDesigns introduces their Angry Birds Collection (giveaway)

The incredibly popular game Angry Birds by Rovio and SwaddleDesigns have teamed up to launch a  new collection!  Perfect for the Angry Birds fan and new parent in your life, there are bodysuits, swaddle blankets and more featuring those cute – but angry – birds in red, yellow and blue. I’m a big fan of SwaddleDesigns and we used our Ultimate Recieving Blanket to swaddle Rowan all the time when she was first born.  Having their how to swaddle instructions on a tag sewn right on the blanket Read more […]

Wordless Wednesday – how fast they grow!

My girls a year ago, during Rowan’s newborn/family photo shoot – the first of many beautiful shots of my girls together taken by Elizabeth Fulton Photography.  Ashlyn was just a baby herself at only 22 months old!   And at Rowan’s one year photoshoot with my new toddler and almost-three year old: Time can slow down now! Read more […]

How to make an owl birthday cake

I’ve made a turtle cake and a duck cake for Ashlyn’s birthdays but I was having a hard time deciding on what to make for Rowan.  Thankfully I found a guide on how to make an owl cake on Pinterest and I knew what I wanted to make for Rowan’s first birthday!  I started with my carrot cake recipe and made 2 9 inch round cakes.  That was the easy part! While they cooled, I attempted my template.  Basically, you trace the bottoms of the cake pans (I have a lot of 9 inch pans for some reason Read more […]

What’s for dessert – Carrot Cake

My husband, in the 9 years that we have been together, has only ever asked for 2 kinds of birthday cake: black forest and carrot.  I was on the hunt for the perfect carrot cake recipe and my good friend Joleen gave it to me.  It’s now my go-to cake for the girls’ birthdays as well.  It’s always delicious and I’ve never had a complaint about it…or any plates returned that weren’t licked clean.  Of course, I’ll include the cream cheese icing recipe as well! Carrot Cake Ingredients  4 Read more […]

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