Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mario Bros Birthday Party!!!!

Here's just a few photos from the boys' 4th and 2nd birthday party! They are growing so FAST!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Coupon trip 2

I was armed with all my coupons, hoping to find some good deals, and I think I did.  It wasn't as GREAT as some of the deals I've seen, but it's a start.

Basically I had a lot of Target Printables, as well as some manufacturer coupons.  By having both these coupons I can "stack" them and save even more by using two coupons on one item.  I also was pleasantly surprised once I got to Target and found out certain purchases of deoderant, huggies, papertowels, and some other items, resulted in a $5 gift card!   Which was perfect because I had coupons for Degree deoderant, Huggies diapers, and Viva papertowels!  

My total savings this trip were $35.61, with $10 in gift cards (GC's), and out of pocket cost of $73.96 ( I used a $5 GC I'd previously earned)!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mr. Potato Head Cake Pops!

Okay, so Monkey is completely obsessed with Mr. Potato Head (and Toy Story really)! In my search for birthday party stuff, I came across these Mr. Potato Head cake pops. I'm not a baker, I literally NEVER bake, but I decided to give it a shot! And I am very proud of how these turned out. I was pretty nervous, but it really was not all that hard.

I used a box cake mix.

Then mixed it with frosting and formed little balls. I let these sit in the fridge over night, then formed them into more "pear" shapes and dipped them in chocolate.

I think the hardest part was quickly inserting the ears, arms, nose and hat before the chocolate started hardening.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Birthday Party!

Just wanted to share a little on my plans for the boys' big birthday bash! It's all planned for the 17th. We wanted to do a party in the week between W's birthday (4/16) and O's (5/1), but that day ended up being Easter, so we decide on the 17th. We are doing the party at a bounce-house/open gym play type place. It's going to be really neat (plus no worrying about clean up before/after the party at home)!!!
We are doing a Toy Story theme- since W is obsessed! I did a test run for the cupcakes- I'd like to make them a little greener for the party, and will be adding sour straws for the little antennas on the alien's heads, and some green candy for ears.
I am also going to try and make these Mr. Potato Head cake pops--- I've got just about everything I need and am going to do a test batch Thursday. Wish me luck! I've never done anything like this- actually haven't baked cupcakes in years either! But, the cupcakes (from a box) were pretty easy, I'm not sure about these...
And I'm going to try and make a slinky dog banner similar to this-
And I got these awesome treat bags from Etsy-So, everything is really coming together! I'm so excited!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dinner =)

I know I was going to make enchilada casserole, but ended up not feeling like cooking. So, split some soup (2P+) with Dh & W, and made a sandwich thin w/ deli turkey (2 slices), tsp (or less) of mayo, WW cheese, and tomatoes (total 7P+). So, yummy!

My Weight Loss Journey!

My Boys!