Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mama Is A Winner!

Look What Mama Won!
What a TREAT to find 
this in my
mailbox!
Thank you
Mama Kelli
from

Friday, February 26, 2010

R Is For Rabbit

Snow is still on the ground
 but I am bringing out the
 Easter Bunnies!
R Is For Rabbit!
My favorite decorations 
are the ones my kids made
 with their tiny little hands
long long ago!
This one was made 12 years ago!
He is missing an ear 
which makes him 
all the more cuter!
Look at the red marker scribble
 where she tried to write an R 
with her chubby little fingers!

This guy looks like a cross
 between a rabid dog 
and
 an angry rabbit!
Still very cute!

Their tails are still intact!

Well kind of!

Here is a perky little rabbit!
It reads....I am some-bunny!
This little guy is about 
10 years old!

He has a back side too!
Lots of glitter!
Important!

Here is your more modern
and 
hip
bunny set!
She is checking 
him out for sure!

So hop on over to the craft box and let your babies get to work!
They will create keepsakes for a lifetime!
Makes A Mama Proud!

The Graphics Fairy
Friday Follow

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Spring Is Coming?


Although Spring is NOT
just around the corner yet for the folks of
Colorado
Mama Holli's Backyard

 It might be SPRINGY where you live!
Let's say for instance
CALIFORNIA!
Mama Julie's Backyard!

Both equally beautiful but one is WARMER than the other!
So a Mama can DREAM
can't she!
And
DREAMING
SHE WILL DO!
Let's talk Farmer's Markets

FRESH PRODUCE

People Wearing SHORTS!
BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS
WONDERFUL
FOOD VENDORS

Little Italy Market
in San Diego
AND
MOST 
IMPORTANT
SUNSHINE
LOTS
AND
LOTS
OF
SUNSHINE


So if you are a Mama who is lucky enough to have
a warm patio to soak in some good old Vitamin D,
then you best take advantage of it!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yellow Cupcakes

Mama Holli's
Little Baby Girl # 2
LOVES
to
BAKE

She has determined
that 
YELLOW
will be the cupcake
 color of the week!
AND
LIKE 
IT!
PERKY
PERFECT
YELLOW
(Did you see how I made the words
brighter and brighter?)

Mama Holli 
is
Rockin
and 
Rollin
Today
BABY

Recipe For Yellow Cupcakes

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups canola oil
2 1/2 cups grated carrots
Frosting
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick salted butter, room temperature
1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
yellow sprinkles

Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add eggs and vegetable oil. Using a hand mixer, blend until combined. Fold in carrots.
Pour into cupcake liners in your muffin pan.  Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan, place on wire rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Prepare frosting by blending all frosting ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.  Spread generous amount on each cupcake and top with yellow sprinkles.


A
FEW
YELLOW
PHOTOGRAPHS
FOR
YOUR
ENJOYMENT





Have 
a
Bright
Bright
BRIGHT
SUNSHINEY
DAY!
(There I go with the shades of YELLOW again!)
SO SMART!

(Is Sunshiney a word?)
Go HERE




Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mama Loves Jewelry


Mama Lori had a party with some
of her friends!
Mama Holli was late
and
could not make the date!
So I am bringing the party
to
Me
Myself
and 
I
and 
YOU!

HANDMADE JEWELRY USING THE WIDE WORLD OF GEMSTONES, SILVER, VERMEIL, SWAROVSKIS AND VINTAGE BEADS.








I hope you loved that
virtual party!
DID!
So go HERE to check out
more beautiful designs 
from 
Mama Leslie!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What A Candle Can Do

One 
Single Lit Candle
Can Change One's
Mood 
Instantly!
It Can Take You Down
A
New Path
Even
Calm Your
Spirit
The scent can bring back
a memory or feeling
The Light can make
one 
Happy and Cheerful
It can make one
sad or melancholy
The LIGHT
creates
CHANGE

So Go Ahead
and 
LIGHT
the candle!
YES, the fancy, expensive one
given to you as a gift!
The one you have
been saving for a special occasion!
Erma Bombeck once wrote an article named,
If I Had My Life To Live Over,
where she states various things she would have done differently.
One of her regrets,
"I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage."
We Get It Don't We?
So do it today!
Burn it!
Enjoy it!
Love it!
Consume it!
Use it all up!
Take it all in!
Don't wait for the perfect day!
For
TODAY
IS 
PERFECT!
(paintings by Baby Girl#1)


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

This Little Piggy Went To Market!

I have to confess
 I LOVE BACON
Pretty Much
ANYTHING
with
BACON!
OINK OINK!
The Big Bad Wolf 
Likes Bacon Too!

So This Recipe Is For 
All The Bacon Lovers
Out There!

Little Piggy Appetizer 
3/4 cup grated Romano or Parmesan Cheese
One Sleeve of Rectangular Club Crackers (Waverly Wafers is what I use)
1 pound sliced bacon (cut in half)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Place about 1 teaspoon of the cheese on each cracker and wrap the bacon around it.  Stack a broiler rack on top of a cookie sheet to catch juices from bacon.  Place the wrapped cracker on the broiler rack seam down.  Bake for 2 hours.  No need to flip crackers.  Serve hot or at room temperature.

I know what you are thinking!  No they are not soggy!  They actually crisp up really nice! These are such a hit with the menfolk!
I made a batch of these and they were gone in 5 minutes flat! 
NO LIE! 
MAMA
DOES NOT LIE!
Piggies in a row
Ready to go in the oven!
Piggies 
All
Done!
Ready To Be Eaten!
Check Out These
Piggies from
The Graphics Fairy!


Pig Family
In the Snow
Pig Pets
Pig and a Gig
Poor Pig
RUN


Angry Pig
VERY ANGRY
PIG


Pig Delivering Mail
Looks Difficult!
He is Stressed!



Have a Great Day!
PIG OUT!




Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Two Sisters And A Cake

When they were younger
Saturday
 might have been spent
playing paper dolls 
Go HERE To
Enlarge
and
Print

Now The Paper Dolls
are
Stored at the top of the closet
in a shoe box.
In place of paper dolls we
have baking pans and decorating tools!

Now This 
Is 
What
Two Sisters
Do For Fun
on 
a
Saturday


WOW!!

Mama Holli
Was
So
Impressed!

I came home to find
this wonderful cake!
They made and decorated
all by themselves!
TOGETHER!
NO FIGHTING!
AMAZING!
Not only was it beautiful
but it tasted oh so good!
My 12 year old 
wanted to layer not one but 2 kinds 
of frosting in the middle!
The result.....
Wonderfully Sweet!
So when  you mamas get sad because 
your baby mamas
decide to put away these
Go HERE to play!

Not to worry because
you may come home to find 
this
 

It's All Good!
In more ways than one!

Thank you to The Graphics Fairy
for the paper dolls!
The Graphics Fairy