Macarons

Monday, March 4, 2019




Hello!

I just posted the fun Bonjour picnic details on the previous post, I mentioned that my little girl and I made macarons, these are so fun + yummy to make. The best part is that you can literally do ANY  color you want, so versatile for any party or themed party.

You can also check out my past tutorial post with photos.

Here'e the recipe source via Wilton:
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup almond flour
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup granulated sugar

whip egg white with cream of tarter until frothy. slowly add granulated sugar & vanilla, beat until stiff peaks form. sift sugar + almond flour. Carefully fold in dry ingredients to wet, add food coloring during this time. Add smooth mixture to piping bag, pipe shape or circle onto parchment paper or silicon mat.

275 degrees 18-22 minutes.

Just a tip, if your making these, make sure to keep the piping consistent and the shape the same sizes, and mirror the shape, so when you frost the cookies together the two sides will match.

Frosting:

4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream butter and cream cheese together, add vanilla & slowly mix in powdered sugar.

Paper & Party Source: Kate Aspen Ooh La La Collection

Bonjour Picnic

Monday, March 4, 2019



trinket dish /  rose plates / rose + striped cups / luggage tags / Eiffel tower cork screw 

Hello!

We're over here surviving the cold winter months, seriously we have had the most snow we've ever had since 1947! That's just too cold, so I put together this cute little bonjour french themed picnic to brighten our day! These cute party supplies are from Kate Aspen's new line, I absolutely love the pink & little gold details on the plates + cup. So feminine and dainty, the detail, ohhh lala. We baked macarons & hate little sandwiches from the picnic basket.


Bye-bye binkies

Friday, June 1, 2018


This past weekend we got ready to say goodbye to binkies forever. Charlie has been an avid binkie user 2 1/2 years, and in the last 9 months she's been addicted, like binkie in her mouth constantly. So we threw her binkies 1 last party, and said farewell.. we invited family over, ate pizza, cake & played outside. At the end of the party we tied all her binkies to large balloons, and she sent them on their way to all the angel babies. It was the absolute sweetest but heartbreaking at the same time. After she watched her binkies sail away she said, "but wait what if I need them?!" My mom heart broke. But shes been doing really well without them, we had a few rough nights but it's much better.

So that's how we said farewell to binkies forever!


Cacti Macarons

Wednesday, April 4, 2018


It's a balmy 20 degrees here in Iowa, like the windshield was completely frozen, such a bummer because we've got SUNSHINE on our minds. I'm wanting to throw a fun cinco de mayo party for my family, so I thought I would give these a try before hand to practice! My toddler helped, so I was a little worried how these would turn out, but they were successful, even with the extra added granulated sugar she added, she just couldn't help herself, haha!

Here'e the recipe source via Wilton:
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup almond flour
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup granulated sugar

whip egg white with cream of tarter until frothy. slowly add granulated sugar & vanilla, beat until stiff peaks form. sift sugar + almond flour. Carefully fold in dry ingredients to wet, add food coloring during this time. Add smooth mixture to piping bag, pipe shape or circle onto parchment paper or silicon mat.

275 degrees 18-22 minutes.

Just a tip, if your making these, make sure to keep the piping consistent and the shape the same sizes, and mirror the shape, so when you frost the cookies together the two sides will match.

Easter

Tuesday, April 3, 2018





We had the best Easter! Lots of cousin time, egg hunting, LDS conference, yummy food! We put this little get together for our cousins & of course the Easter bunny happily made an appearance with lots of filled eggs & baskets. I put together a list of charlies basket a few posts previous so check it out, she LOVED her princess Rapunzel apron, here's the link where we purchased ours, shipping takes a while. But so cute for dress up or helping in the kitchen.

Easter Dress.

Sunday, March 25, 2018





I told her shes's NEVER ever allowed to grow up, like ever, because the day that she stops loving twirling dresses, is the day I'll be in the corner bawling, because I'll want my little girl back. But that aside how cute is this dress from Velveteen Clothing? I'm obsessed over the details + color and those little metallic stripes in the dress. You can find there amazing dress selection on their website, and you guys I HAVE to tell you the packaging is just as good, everything packages in the cutest little fabric draw bag, the details are everything.

Hop over and pick out your cute little easter dress + ps if you are in the Omaha or Lincoln area do me or yourself a favor (you'll thank me later) and go to the Paper Kite Shop! It is the cutest if your looking for a gift for mama, little one or baby! We've loved this shop for the last 2 years, and every time we go in, we fall inlove all over again.