My Sister’s 22nd Birthday Cake Pops | Marble Effect

My little sister just turned 22 this week.  We are both old. At least, I feel old. It is weird.  The other day, a high schooler came to do the door selling something and Bobby told him we graduated in 2009 and the boy said “oh so a long time ago.” Wait… What? Was it really that long ago?  Eh.

My sister wanted cake pops to take to Buffalo Wild Wings for her and her friends to eat.  I used what I had already at home and came up with these.

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I really like the way they turned out.  I loved the color combo with the sticks, the glittery pink ones, and the plain sprinkles.  The marble ones were something I had never done before.  Some turned out better than others, but for a first try, they were all usable.  Which is the goal when ever I am making cake pops.

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I wanted an easy way for her to carry them around, so I wrapped them each up and put them in a bowl from the dollar store and then put a gift card in there for food and drinks that night.

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Happy Birthday Megan!!

Banana Muffins

Happy Saturday!

We keep buying bananas and then not eating them through out the week, which means… bake something with bananas so they don’t go bad.  Muffins are the easiest to me because you can grab and go.

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Recipe:

  • 2C Flour
  • Chocolate Chips or Nuts, either mixed in or added on top prior to baking (Optional)
  • 3/4C Sugar
  • 3/4t Baking Soda
  • 1/2t Salt
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 1/4C plain or vanilla greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 6T Butter, soft
  • 1t Vanilla Extract

Directions:

Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl

In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients

Slowly add in the dry to the wet and beat until combined

Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees

 

Super easy, and I was able to use up the bananas before they went bad.  Love not wasting food!

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Bora says Hi :)

Finally Painting | Part One

We will have been in the house for a year on September 12, 2015.  It went by so fast, I can barely believe it.  I have loved every minute of owning our own home.  We did not paint any rooms because when we moved in, everything was painted a really light tan/off white.  I did not hate it, and it went with all our furniture, so I was in no real rush to paint.  Besides painting sucks, lets be honest.

Well, almost a year later, we decided it was finally time to add some color.  I am surprised at how easy we have agreed on colors OR Bobby is just being great and agreeing with whatever I like.

We are doing one room at a time and breaking it up over a couple weekends.  We would rather not spend all the money on paint at once.  Thankfully we had rollers and most of the other painting supplies already!

This last weekend, we (I paint and Bobby helps me prep! I am too controlling and he is a tad too messy) painted our downstairs room Rejuvenation by Behr.  It is a nice green color.  Here is a sneak peak of the color on the walls:

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I will show a full room picture when we get pictures and shelves up on the wall.  We are also planning a pallet wall or some other type of accent wall for the TV wall.  Ideas are appreciated :)

There are the other two colors we plan on using in the living room and the Master Bedroom

Bedroom: Dragonfly by Behr– Our accent colors will be a Brown and other teals, creams, so this pre-loaded picture from the Behr Color Smart App worked well.  I want to do an accent wall in here, but Bobby isn’t too sure :) Come back for an update in a few weeks!

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Living Room: Ottertail by Behr– I just like this color and it will match the light tan that we are keeping in the kitchen for now.  Most of the kitchen walls are covered in subway tile, so I do not feel like painting in thereIMG_7047

This app was such a fun way to play with colors and it helped assure me that I like the colors we had planned on using!

After we paint, comes the fun part!  We get to go shopping for frames, art, materials for the corner floating shelves we are going to build, and all the other accessories to pull these rooms together.  I am so ready to see my visions come to life.

Have you painted anything lately?  Do you have a messy significant other that is not allowed to paint?  Have you spent farrrr to long playing on this app?!

I cannot wait to show you all the final results.  Next up–the bedroom :)

 

 

Saving my Couch | Fabric Shaver

I just wanted to do a quick post about a little miracle worker I found at Walmart.

We have this couch in our front room that Bora loves! She jumps on it, leans against it, sleeps on it, buries her head in the cushions… Needless to say, it was looking awful!

The fabric was getting those little balls that you get on clothes!  This cushion is the “good” cushion. I found this amazing little fabric shaver at Walmart for about $8.  

Bora says hi! 

It was super easy to use!

  • Remove the cap
  • Add batteries (not included)
  • Turn on and run the machine over the fabric, lightly.

Here is the same cushion after! I could not be happier with the result. 

 I would highly recommend this to anyone, and it has multiple uses. Bring on winter and all the sweaters!

Cake Pops | Minions

I am surprised I have not been asked to make Minion cake pops before, seeing as how popular these little guys are.  They are pretty cute! I am even somewhat embarrassed to say I have not seen any of the Despicable me movies or the new Minion movie.  I am sure I will someday, and then I will understand.

These might be my favorite cake pops I have made to date, and that is saying a lot because I have liked most of them.  They looked so much like the characters and I love cake pops with lots of details, and man did these have details.

I followed Bakerella’s directions for most of the cake pop, but made a few tweaks.

The main difference was the goggle strap.  I used black molding chocolate instead of black licorice.  Not everyone likes, well no one really likes, black licorice so I figured this would be a better choice and it did not require me to buy anything else.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to make these :)

Take a look at the final product below…

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Have you guys seen the movies?  Am I completely missing out on something?  Let me know :)