Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gender Reveal Baby Shower

Last Saturday I did a gender reveal baby shower for my friend Des!  Des has known what she was having for MONTHS but refused to tell anyone! So, she finally acquiesced to tell two weeks before her due date at the baby shower.  =)

We started out with making our guess!

Then the guest wrote their advice to Des for all different ages of children!  (It was one of the only activities I could come up with that was gender neutral!) =)

Nan and Lindsey made the beautiful diaper cake!

We made big soft sugar cookies using this recipe from Our Best Bites.  They were so delicious! (I didn't grab my camera fast enough and one was already eaten!) =)  We also made chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.  Yum!

Des had a present within a present within a present containing a PINK CAMO ONESIE! IT'S A GIRL!!! 

Wondering what I made for the Baby???  I made Des a handmade baby viking hat (made from a pattern I purchased here).  I can't wait to see baby Fiona in it! =) Congrat Des!!!

Chi is a great viking model!  Photo by Monkeyface Photography

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Birthday Fun and Lime Dessert!

My birthday was last week! Everyone keeps telling me that the older I get, the less I will like my birthday. Ha! Why would I ever hate a day where people buy me presents and my husband slaves away making me loads of delicious food???

My birthday was fantastic.  I opened presents in the morning (while eating some chocolate croissants from Trader Joe's -- YUM!), met my Mom for lunch, and played with the girls all day long!  Logan got off work early and made me some delicious fajitas for dinner!  It was a fantastic day, and I felt very spoiled!

Playing with the toddler science kit. We love it! Thanks, Tay!

For my birthday dessert I requested a family favorite: Lime Dessert (pretty creative name, right?). =) It has a lime flavored creamy center, with an Oreo crust.  Put it in the freezer, to enjoy a deliciously cool treat!  Perfect for the 100 degree weather we've been having!

In the picture below, you can see that we were so anxious for some Lime Dessert, we started eating before we remembered to do pictures and candles! Ha!

So, here is the recipe, so you too can enjoy this scrumptious treat! =)

First, chill one can evaporated milk overnight in fridge – also chill beaters and bowl if it’s a hot day.

Dissolve 1 small (3 oz.) pkg. Lime jello in 1/2 c. boiling water
Add 1/3 c. fresh lime juice
and scant 1/4 c. suger – stir to dissolve.

Whip 1 can chilled evaporated milk until stiff peaks form. Fold in jello mixture.

Crush approx. 2/3 pkg Oreo cookies in food processor. Place half in 9x13 pan. Add dessert mixture. Top with remaining crumbs.

Freeze, then enjoy!