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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Weekend Update

I hope you had a wonderful Easter! Easter is always a wave of emotion for me. It's overwhelming to think about Jesus' sacrifice, His love for me and His power to overcome death! We serve a LIVING God!

On Friday night we went to Good Friday service. Always meaningful. And I always cry.

Saturday morning was spent at the Easter Egg Hunt. My hubby got a selfie with the Easter Bunny. HA!

The kids had a great time with their friends

Sunday was church and off to my parents' house for our big Italian Easter dinner. We always make homemade pasta and ravioli

My mom always makes Braciole too, which is an Italian rolled, stuffed steak. YUM!

She uses my Great Grandma's recipe, but Giada has a good Braciole recipe too.

And we had another Easter Egg Hunt

They had color coded eggs so that everyone got the same amount of eggs to find. Had to make it fair so that there weren't any fights or tears.

It was a great and memorable weekend! I hope you had a great Easter too!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Our Baby is Three

Today our sweet baby girl is THREE. YEARS. OLD.

You can see the Dora Birthday Party we had for her HERE

I love the little spunky, funny girl she is becoming.

She loves:
Macaroni and Cheese
Dora the Explorer
Team Umizoomi
Pretend kitchen play
Little People

This was her one year ago, on her second birthday:

And this was her on her first birthday, when we did "A Very Hungry Caterpillar" birthday:

Oh how things have changed! She will be off to preschool next year, which is mind-boggling to me.

We love you baby girl!! Happy 3rd Birthday!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Dora Birthday Fiesta

Tomorrow, our baby turns THREE!!! I cannot believe that it has been three years.

Because we had family in town last week, we decided to throw her a birthday party a little early. Her request? A Dora the Explorer party.

Since this was an evening get together, we did a taco bar and other Mexican food...

Click here for a tutorial on how to make this fiesta banner

I made the little menu cards using images I found on the web and CoopHeavy font, printed on cardstock. 

These are my favorite paper straws! You can purchase them from my friend, Melissa of Twigs & Twirls here

AND you can get 10% off of her already-reasonable prices with coupon code BEBE10 (expires May 31, 2014). Woot woot!

The kids also played "Pin the tail on Swiper"

Opened presents

And had cake!

Each kid got to take home "Dora's backpack"

Complete with stickers, fruit snacks, a balloon, crayons and a coloring page

It was a fun evening with yummy food, great family & friends and fun!

What are your kids requesting for their birthday theme this year?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Coconut Cupcakes with Malted Buttercream Frosting

I'm sharing the recipe for these sweet little cupcakes over at 30 Days today.

These coconut cupcakes are all dressed up for Easter with a nest of toasted coconut and one of my favorite Easter candies...Robin Eggs.

Go get the recipe here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Portlandia Daycation

Here in the Northwest it's Spring Break. We don't have plans to go anywhere, so I've planned up some fun things to do in the city.

To be tourists in our own town.

A "Portlandia Daycation". I even made a Pinterest board with some ideas!


Portland is a beautiful city with SO many good places to eat. I could literally just eat my way through the city.

If you had 24 hours in your city, what would you do?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Growing up, my mom had the Irish Blessing hanging at our front door.


May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face

And the rain fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again

May God hold you in the palm of His hand


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A little rainbow love

Last week the kids and I made rainbow cupcakes.

No real recipe...just a white cake mix, divided into six bowls with added food coloring.

Then layer the colors in the cupcake liners...easy peasy.

It's a happy mess and you can't NOT be happy eating one. They are just too fun!

I've also done this in a cake form, instead of cupcakes. Both are fun and happy.

I love rainbows...I even have a Rainbow Pinterest board. Check it out here.

Have a beautiful day!