Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gender Reveal Party

The first time I read about the idea of having a party to reveal your baby's gender, I knew I wanted to do it the next time I was pregnant. I think it's a great reason to gather you family and friends together to celebrate together! I have been loving the colors grey and yellow together so I decided to use those colors to decorate the party. We had the party in the evening and served desserts and drinks. I made a small cake that revealed that we are having another little boy! We had all of the guests gather around when we cut the cake and I had filled it with layers of lemon mousse with blueberries and a layer of whipped cream filling that I colored blue. It was a fun way to announce the news! I also made a chalk board for people to vote either boy or girl before we cut the cake. After the cake was cut we had everyone write name ideas on the chalk board.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anthropologie Craft Time

The Anthropologie located at Dana Park, in Mesa AZ offers a craft time for kids on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm. Giving you some time to shop in the store without having to entertain your little one. I haven't taken Hudson to the craft time yet, but plan to check it out sometime soon. I am not sure if other locations offer this craft time as well.

Photo of SOHO Anthropologie window display by Hubert J. Steed

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Savvy Sale

I just found out about the Savvy Sale from my friend Summer. It is a Children's Consignment Sale, you can purchase gently used items at discounted prices. It is taking place this week from Thursday to Saturday. Only certain shoppers are allowed during certain days and times. For more information visit their website.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I tested out a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes today for Kyle and Wesley's Engagement Party next weekend. I think they turned out pretty tasty, Hudson liked them that's for sure! They are very rich, but if you like chocolate and peanut butter then there's a pretty good chance you'll like them. I made chocolate cupcakes and filled them with a peanut butter filling by Martha Stewart. Then made a peanut butter cream cheese frosting for on top. To decorate them I chopped up Reese's peanut butter cups and sprinkled them on top of each one.

Hudson had fun helping me make the cupcakes. He placed all of the cupcake liners in the cupcake pans. Helped pour the measured ingredients into the bowls. Counted as I poured the batter into each liner. He frosted his own cupcake. And he had fun unwrapping all of the Reese's peanut butter cups.

Peanut Butter Filling:


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on medium speed until smooth. Transfer filling to a disposable pastry bag until ready to use.

Craft Store Coupons

 It's been a while since I've posted some links to coupons. Here are some for the rest of this week and into labor day for Micheal's and the wonderful Hobby Lobby.

Michael's 40% off Coupon Expires Sept. 4th 2010

Michael's 20% entire purchase Expires Sept. 4th 2010

Coupons from Mommy Saves Big

Click here for Michael's labor day coupons up to 50% off

Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon Expires Sept. 4th