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Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:06PM
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Monday, August 19, 2013 2:40PM
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Ellyah Turns One! 




We had a mini photoshoot with her eating her first cake! :) 

a definite must do! 











Check out pictures from her amazing RAINBOW BIRTHDAY PARTY! 

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 2:15PM
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Ellyah Turns One!


What an amazing year it has been and how proud a parent becomes knowing that they made this creature that they are the reason she is growing up to be so amazing. 


I first decided to do a birthday party at home and thought that a Rainbow Theme would be easy. The colors would be great for a baby and little kids. The theme is fun for boys and girls and well thats how it started. I didnt realize that it would take 6 colors of everything I did to create the decor and the food. ;). It was well worth it! 


I hope that you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed the whole thing! ;) 






Cut construction paper and hang from the ceiling. EASY.FAST.CHEAP


We even decorated our Moose {or Buck IDK}



I used paint chips for the hearts as rain drops and quilt batting for the cloud, and streamers for the stuffing at the bottom.




Grub Table.....Everything was made with rainbow colors. 






Hung ballons with long ribbon at the entrance so that little kids would have fun walking through them. 



Photo booth made from dollar store table cloths in all the colors of the rainbow. Hubby thread a strong string through them and we hung them from our curtain rods. 


I made props for everyone to use in the photo booth. All the pics that were taken were given to the guests as gifts.



The dessert table! ;)



Our amazing cake made by Sweet Creations by Sophie! It even had a ranibow filling! YUMMY! 




Rainbow Krispy Treats! 



Candy Covered Popcorn in Rainbow! 




Rainbow Candy Bar





Toddler Bounce Hosue......It even had a ball pit at the end of it! 


Dorothy stoped by to done face painting, ballon animals, and magic.....and thats our dog louie. Kinda of ironic! 






I think she enjoyed! 

Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:05PM
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Chocolate Cake With Ganache Topping








  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (mix with 1 cup hot water)
  • 1 Bar dark chocolate
  • 1 Bar milk chocolate
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream


1. Mix eggs and sugar with a mixer until blended on low speed.
2. Then gradually add the baking soda, baking powder, cocoa in water and oil until well blended.
3. Gradually add flour
4. Once mixture is well mixed pour into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Bake at 350F until toothpick comes out clean. Approximately 20 minutes.
5. While cake is baking put the two chocolate bars and whipping cream in the microwave at 15 second increments until melted. Be careful not to overheat and burn chocolate. {this is my shortcut way} 


Another great way to make a ganache is to heat heavy cream in a small pot, break up the chocolate into a bowl, pour the hot whipping cream onto chocolate and mix while it melts chocolate and combines the cream. 
6. Once cake is done baking pour chocolate ganache topping over the cake. Let cool to room temperature before serving.


Extra toppings optional {I think it makes it look tastier with a bit of crunch like the coconut}

Thursday, March 07, 2013 2:53PM
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  • 4 LB Brisket 
  • 2 Large Onions Sliced into rings
  • 1 package of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tbspn of dry or fresh thyme
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


Brown brisket on all sides. remove and let cool. In the same pan sauté onions and mushrooms until opaque. Add cup of wine to pick up all those delicious bits of yumminess from the pan about 2-3 mins. Add garlic, thyme and S&P. Turn Crockpot on, place meat on the bottom, pour wine sauce on top of meant and close lid. Cook on high 4 hours and low for 6-8 hours. Meat will literally fall apart with a fork. Absolutely delicious combination of the red meat, red wine and thyme. Such a super easy main dish and always a show stopper with the family and friends. 



Enjoy, Bon Appetite!