Monday, February 11, 2013

January in Instagrams

The first month of 2013 is over...and this is a glimpse into our lives through Instagram pictures:

Washing all the bedding and "friends"...getting rid of all those nasty cold germs!

Having a car isn't stopping me from scoring at the thrift stores. This garage shelf was $8 and it was going to get home with me: 

I fit this gem into the car too. It has since lost it's skirt to show of those great vintage legs: 

We celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary with our yearly tradition at the same restaurant and a mini version of our original wedding cake: 

Baby Converse...does it get any cuter?

Disney on was awesome:

Fairy Godmother wands for someone's Cinderella party!

I'm pretty sure a clean fridge is linked to low blood pressure:

Soaking orange peels in vinegar to make a better smelling cleaner: more thing in my car. This time it was an 8 drawer dresser!:

When someone gives you a beautiful pie make apple pie. It's required.:

He moves pretty fast these days:

Honeybee shower curtain rings:

Painting outside (airplanes and monsters to be specific):

Homemade biscuit donuts and a delivery to Daddy's work to share the sweetness:


January was fun and I can't wait for what February has in store for us;) 

Friday, February 1, 2013

RECIPE: The Easiest (and Best Tasting!) Cake Pop

 I've admitted before that I can't make cake pops.
I started to wonder why I cared about making them so much when I didn't care for the way they tasted. Something about being a perfectionist and ticked off that I couldn't make one stupid little ball of cake stay on a stick.
Well, I was browsing through Target and saw a cake pop pan. I liked the idea of having a cake ball entirely of cake and not a weird cake/frosting mixture. It was on clearance for $4.89 so I had to give it a try, right?
They turned out super moist, super delicious, and super symmetrical to ease my perfectionist's heart.
Best part, I used a new recipe that uses Greek yogurt instead of oil! So, obviously you can eat them ALL.
You're welcome.
(recipe adapted from Skinnytaste)
VANILLA CAKE MIX (24 cupcake batch size)
6oz VANILLA GREEK YOGURT (I had Yoplait on hand)
1 cup WATER
2 large EGG WHITES
1/2 tsp VANILLA EXTRACT (optional depending on how much vanilla you like)
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray cake pop pans with baking spray.
STEP 2: Beat together ingredients until well combines. I also added a drop of pink food coloring because pink makes everything better. Spoon heaping tablespoons into bottom of cake pan (side withOUT holes).
You want to fill the cups so that they bake up into the top portion of the pain.
STEP 3: Place the top part of the pan on, secure, and bake for 13-15 minutes. Let them sit for 5 minutes and then remove from pan and place on wire rack to cool completely. Trim off edges with scissors. 

STEP 4: Place the cake in the refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes. While they are in there, melt coating of your choice. I used vanilla almond bark.
STEP 5: Dip the end of a sucker stick into the melted coating and press into center of the cake ball. Dip the whole cake ball into melted coating and shake off excess. Add sprinkles while coating is still wet. Press into foam board or shallow glass to harden.

My daughter already requested these for her upcoming birthday and I might bypass cupcakes all together. I am excited to try new flavors and recipes.


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