Sunday, January 19, 2014

DIY Lit Floral Centerpiece

Here is a really pretty and simple to make floral centerpiece idea. I put these together for an evening baby shower, however they would be great for any occasion! The led lights inside of the mercury glass create a beautiful glow. Follow the detailed steps below to create your own!

First mix together your flower food with 1 quart of water. You will want to use a container with a pouring spout.

Pour water about halfway up each water tube. Place lid back onto the water tube and stick 2-3 different florals in each tube.

Place your battery powered led light strands in each of your vases. 
I found mine at Target on clearance for under $5 each.

Begin placing your florals in the vase, arranging them to create a balanced centerpiece. You may need to go back and trim different stems shorter once your have all of the flowers in place. I also used fake succulents to help fill the vase. I found mine on

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Popeye Pancakes

Casey grew up eating popeye pancakes, so it has been fun to start making them for our family. The kids love watching them puff up in the oven and they love eating them even more! If you've never had them before, I would say they are a mixture of an egg dish and kind of like french toast a little bit too. They are really simple to make with just a few ingredients, and you can top them with whatever you'd like! 


-1/4 cup butter
-6 eggs
-1 cup milk
-1 cup flour
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-toppings (we used powdered sugar, berries, maple syrup, and cinnamon and sugar)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place your butter in a glass 13x9 pan in the oven to melt while the oven is preheating. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs and milk. Stir together the flour and salt and slowly beat into the egg mixture. Pour into the baking dish on top of the melted butter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. It will puff up and become golden brown on top. Remove from the oven and serve warm with your choice of toppings.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I love this time of year, however every year I battle against the business of the holidays and life in general. I have to limit myself with what I try to take on and accomplish. Which is also why I haven't posted anything in a while. This last year has felt crazy for us with three little ones running around, moving, and remodeling our home. We really tried to slow down a bit this holiday season to enjoy time with family and celebrate the birth of our Savior. The kids did all end up getting sick the week of Christmas, which caused lots of sleepless nights, but we are starting to get back into our daily routine. 

One thing I did want to accomplish this year, was sending out a Christmas card! I think it has been a few years since I sent one out. I wanted to capture us in our new home doing something together. So I set us up with some cookie dough and let the boys decorate cookies. My sister helped snap some shots of all of us...and it did get a little crazy. That's usually how it goes around here anyways, but there was flour and cookie dough all over the floors when we were done taking pictures. Max was crying because Hudson threw flour in his face, Piper was walking around eating raw cookie dough off the floor, and I was trying to take deep breaths. We did get some great pictures though, and the kids had fun! 

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day...