Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rainbow Birthday Cake Jars

So, February the 23rd was my lovely cousin, Kelsey's, day of birth! Yippee!!! She and I were texting each other a few days prior and she sent me a picture of what she wanted her birthday present to be. Cake in jars. Layered, rainbow cake. And she thought she could challenge me... ha.

So, I spent a few hours putting these lovely gems together:)!

Here's how:

You will need a box of white cake mix, food coloring(yellow, pink, turquoise, purple, and green; I found that the neon food colors worked best), 4 one-pint canning jars, 1 can of vanilla frosting or you could make your own, and rainbow sprinkles of course!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your jars with non-stick cooking spray. Make the cake mix as directed. Separate the batter into five bowls/containers evenly. I did about 3/4 C. roughly measured for each bowl. Add and mix in food coloring to each bowl until the color is very vibrant!

Spoon around 3-4 Tbs of purple batter into each jar. Repeat with other colors while layering them.

Place the jars in a baking pan filled with 1/4 inch of water and place in the oven.

Bake for 30-40 minutes. It is okay if the cake overflows. It's cleanable. Is that a word?
Remove the jars and let them cool completely before spooning out a small bit of your cake to taste-test allow room for lots of icing!
Add your icing and sprinkles and voila! Delicioso:). Refrigerate them or plop on some lids and send them to your cousin at college far far away for her birthday:)

Happy Caking y'all.

Peace out girl scouts!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Crafty Monday

So, as I was reading the blogs I follow (I wish I could show you a list on my blog. but, it won't let me. Jennie I need your help!) I read on FPFG about a new blog call Beautifully Rooted. It's a combination of a bunch of different writers who are all moms, wives, and Christian women. I am so blessed to be able to read from these women. Words of wisdom for my future.

Anyways. While on there I saw a tutorial for an Embroidered Ombre Mobile. It looked so cool! So I had to try it. I just linked the tutorial so you can read the original directions. Mine turned out great!

It's now hanging above my bed all pretty and such:) So worth the time!

More crafty Monday to come tomorow!

Monday, February 20, 2012

my 5 loves lately

1. Crafting!!!
Don't you just love the feeling when you a project and it actually turns out nice?! I've had this happen a lot lately and it's wonderful! I made a ombre mobile yesterday and today and it turned out so well! More details on that to come tomorrow:).

2. Peppermint bark
When I opened our package of peppermint bark I started to sing "I've got a golden ticket" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory! Love that movie and peppermint bark! It's not too strong and that's why I like it because peppermint is not one of my favorite flavors out there.

3. Love Spell by Victoria's Secret
Yum!!!! It smells sooo good:). I don't like perfume because it makes my head hurt so I stick to certain body sprays:). Love Spell is fabulous! Go getchoosome.

 I also have the lotion that I got for 98 cents with my secret reward card:) yes!!

I love me a good crime show. NCIS has been one of my families favorites for a while. It makes me nervous, but I still watch it because it's so good! And funny too. Dinozzo and his McGee jokes and Ziva always messes up American phrases. And the classic Gibbs head slap. And Ducky talks to the corpses like they're alive. And Abby is just a beast. Does anyone know if she got her spider tat removed!? We can't find it anymore. Anyways, watch it and love it, please? I'm being bossy tonight.Vance is a jerkish director. No me gusta.

Abby is being all Abbyish in this picture:). yes! Oh, and she's addicted to caff-pow! I just love Abby!

5. Avacado and Muenster Grilled Cheese.
All I have to say is yum. FPFG gave me this idea a few weeks ago and I've had 4 of them so far. They're fabulous!

Okay so I lied, there are 6.

6. Green Stuff.
This is a seasoning mix that we use on everything! We have no idea what is in it either. A few years ago at Ludlow Falls Church Camp a missionary couple left a bunch of stuff from Germany in our cabin. It was so sweet of them! Included was the green stuff:

To question the use of green stuff upon any savory dish is an incredulous insult. It doesn't get questioned, it just gets put. Everywhere. Chicken salad? Green stuff. Steak? Green stuff. Spaghetti? Green stuff. Don't ask, just sprinkle. Getchoosome here.

Peace out girlscouts!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. Stevely

That awkward moment when you are at a wedding and one of the songs won't play...

SORRY!!!! I'm a terrible blogger. Slacky really. But I'm back! Anywhoo.

Two weekends ago Mim, Dad, and I went to our friend Kelsey's wedding. It was so cool and awesome! (cliche tween phrase) It was a lovely classy evening (more acceptable phrase). I got to sit with some friends I have't seen in a while! We caught up and Morgan and I bounced wedding ideas off of each other. She's getting married in September and I'm theoretically getting married tomorrow(only in my mind).

The father daughter dance was great! They started out with "Just the Way You Look Tonight" and then went into an 80's dance medley and finished off with the original song. I was later told that they couldn't find a song that Mark wouldn't cry all the way through and this was the perfect solution. It was adorable:).

This is the maid of honor and myself.

My lovely parentals.

And that ladies and gents is the best moment of any wedding. That look on the groom's face is priceless! Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Stevely!