Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Valentine's Brownie Pizza's

They were really good.  If anyone wants the recipe let me know and I will post it.  I thought they turned out really cute. ~Andi

The Boy's 8th Birthday!!!

Our first born is already 8 years old!  That is crazy.  On Wednesday night we made brownies with sprinkles on top to take to school on Thursday morning.  Then Thursday night Rylee got to choose what was for dinner.  He chose homemade pizza.  Rylee and Mindy helped to make the pizza that evening it was delicious.  Then we had homemade ice cream sandwiches ( pictured below) they were scrumptious, our new favorite thing.  Thanks to Alice for giving me the recipe! They literally only took about 5 or 6 minutes to make.
 Then we had a party on Saturday for Rylee with all of his friends.  So Friday afternoon I was making a cake and cupcakes, and I asked if the kids wanted to help me.  Of course they did.  So after I was done mixing the cupcakes I put the mixer by the sink so if the beaters dripped they would drip in the sink.  Rylee trying to be helpful was trying to pull them out so he could wash them.  I said no they don't pull out.  Just leave it and I will help you in a minute.  Well I turned my back for one second and he decided to turn the hand mixer on! Ugh. What a mess.  See for yourself...

 That picture does not do the mess justice.  It was all over.  It was on the wall, the counter, the floor, Rylee, and anything else in its chocolaty path.

Rylee still loves football so we had a football party.  I love how our cake turned out.
Here is our cupcakes, I used that same recipe for the frosting and everyone loved it!!  I don't recommend using the cheap liquid food coloring, it makes it look weird, so I would only use the Wilton stuff out of the little containers.   All in all Rylee's Birthday was a huge success.  I also made the banner in the picture behind Rylee.  Now we have it for all birthday's.  ~Andi

Monday, February 7, 2011

A couple more good places to look on the net

The other day when I posted about those two food blogs I couldn't remember one that I wanted to share, also there is a fitness one that I LOVE she sometimes posts recipes too. Here they are:

Gina's Skinny Recipe's

Peace Love Fitness

Hope you all like these websites as well!
Love ~Andi

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Just thought I would share a few snapshots with you all.  Stay warm on this frigid day!!! Love ~Andi

Really good frosting

My first attempt at making THIS frosting from Our Best Bites.  It was the best tasting frosting ever!  Since Rylee's Birthday is coming up I wanted to try something new and have really good frosting so last night I tried their frosting and I will probably never put buttercream frosting on a cupcake again!!!  You must try this out, we all love it.
(Click on the link above to go straight to the recipe.  You will not be sorry!!)  My picture is not the greatest because it was like 8p.m. so no natural light and our lighting inside is very poor.  But you can still see how pretty it was.  Just go by their directions and it will turn out very good!!! ~Andi

Valentine's crafting...

My friend Nicole, and I have been getting together pretty regularly to do our weekly craft day as long as no kids are home sick from school. We have been doing Valentines Decorations for our homes the last few weeks, and have some pretty cute stuff! Here are a few pictures of the stuff that I have finished.


 Of course my pictures don't really do them justice!  The one at the top that says my sweethearts is for putting a picture on each block of each kid.  I just don't have any small enough at the moment!  And I have no picture paper to print any on.  It seems as though we have done more, I just can't remember if we have! 

Here are some cool food blogs/websites.

I Just recently found out about a couple of really good food blogs from a friend of mine.  She has been following them for a while and now she has got me hooked!!  Here they are:

Our Best Bites

Becoming Betty

Just click on the links above to get to their sites!  I am so happy that I was told about these two websites.  I am trying some of their recipes this week I will let you know how we like them!