Saturday, June 27, 2015

Camping Sleepover Party

Well, here's another birthday post! I'm sure I've said this before, but 5 out of 6 of my kids' birthdays are in June! 
My Minionettes decided they wanted a camping sleepover party. So here is some highlights from the party! And this was probably the best party we have thrown yet!! 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ninja Turtle Cake

Last weekend was Minion #5's birthday. He turned 5 years old. I can't believe how fast he grew! He told me he wanted a cake that looked like the blue Ninja Turtle, I think his name is Leonardo, correct me if I'm wrong! 
So, being the blue turtle and all, I went with Duncan Hines Blue Velvet cake mix. I baked 2 9 inch cakes and cut the rounded tops off.
I also made homemade frosting and used Wilton's green gel color to get a deep green color. 

I then started icing the cakes. And once I got a smooth finish, it was time to give it a face. An easy way to ensure you don't  mess up drawing on your cake, is to use a toothpick and draw an outline to follow with your icing.
(My pics aren't in the right order below, but you get the idea!! ;)).

Then I just used Ziploc freezer bags filled with my different colored icing to make the rest of his face. The red mouth is a bit goofey looking because I was out of red coloring, so I had to settle for a tube of red decorator gel.
Overall, Minion #5 loved his cake and the celebration! We took him to Chuckie Cheese for game time and then came home and had pizza and cake and presents. We finished the evening off by letting the kids run through a GIANT rain puddle leftover from some excessive flooding we had!
It was a great day!
Praise God for another year of life for my little guy!:)


Friday, June 19, 2015

Photo Fridays!

Welcome to Photo Fridays! This is a mini series that I wanted to give a try and see how everyone likes it. I will just post some random photos from the week. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Homestead Update! ...and why we got rid of our chickens!

So its been awhile....some of you probably gave up on coming back to look for new posts...I would have! But so many of you have come back daily and looked through old posts! Thank you! Business of life has kept me away. Oh and a malfunction in my tablet I use for blogging left me empty handed! But its all fixed! Yay!! So I figured with a lot of exciting stuff happening around our homestead, an update was much needed before I start into my other posts I have planned!

Here's some of whats been going on:

The garden before...


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My new purchase!!

Introducing the Make Over Your Mornings Course

I just purchased Crystal Paine's Make Over Your Mornings. I am really excited to check it out!!

Crystal always does a great job at being organized and real, so I can't wait to dig in and give this a try.

Wanna get your mornings off to a better start? Check it out HERE.