Parties & Entertaining

Baby Emma’s 1st Birthday

We celebrated my daughter Emma’s 1st birthday over the weekend. We don’t have family around right now, because we moved in 2016 for Jay’s job in the military. I considered throwing her a little party out here with a few of our friends, but honestly there was something really appealing about just doing an intimate […] Read more…

Yummy No-Bake Oreo Layer Dessert

Yesterday I made this awesome No-Bake Oreo Layer Dessert from browneyedbaker.com for my husband’s birthday dinner. My friend Karen turned me onto it (Thank You Karen). <3
I thought I would post photos of the process and share a few of the changes I made! It is made with Oreos (of course), as well as Cream Cheese, CoolWhip and Chocolate Pudding. Sounds amazing? Thats because it was!
To start, here were my ingredients. I did not have powdered sugar like the recipe called for, so I had to make my own with regular cane sugar, corn starch, and a food processor. Other than that we used Organic 2% milk, Lite CoolWhip, Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding, Double Stuf Oreos, Philadelphia 1/3 less fat Cream Cheese, and a whole stick of butter. (See recipe card at the bottom for specifics). Read more…

Papercrafting for Jay’s Birthday & How to use the CricutMini Machine (with photos)

Just finished making this card for my husband’s birthday dinner tonight, using my Cricut Mini machine. You can hover over the photos to see or Pin the steps, and click any image to view in slideshow mode for more details. Read more…