are you ready for some football?

I think it might have been my victory cake!
Green Bay Victory Cake
This cake was a hot mess from the very beginning. I woke up super bowl Sunday and had a hankering for chocolate cake. I followed the recipe on the back of the Hershey Chocolate powder for the cake and the middle layer of chocolate frosting. I have to admit, this is the best chocolate cake recipe I have ever had. Where I went wrong is when I tried to get creative and make it look like a football field. Let’s just say we (I mean my husband) was scraping hulk green frosting off the floor while I took a game day nap.


I don’t know how many people can say that this goal post was made from all leftover scraps of stuff laying around my house…. I need to do some purging.

football cupcakes

#12 happens to be the quarterback of our two household supported teams. GO PACK GO!


February 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm Leave a comment

photo centerpiece

Floral centerpiece

My daughter just turned one and we threw her a “Little Piggie” birthday party. I have a lot of pictures to post!! I love photographs and anytime I can incorporate them I do! I displayed baby pictures of the grandparents and the parents by taping them to the inside of a jar and then putting a vase of flowers in the middle. It was a subtle conversation piece.

pig cupcake banner birthday party link

February 4, 2011 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment

Jif decadent peanut butter pie

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

The answer is yes, this is delish!

1 cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 (12 oz.) container (4 1/2 cups) frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
1 prepared chocolate pie crust
1 (11.75 oz.) jar Smucker’s® Hot Fudge Spoonable Ice Cream Topping, divided

BEAT together 1 cup peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium, until well combined. Gently mix in 3 cups whipped topping until thoroughly combined. Spoon mixture into pie shell. Using a spatula, smooth mixture to edges of pie.
RESERVE 2 tablespoons of hot fudge topping into the corner of a resealable food storage bag; set aside. Microwave remaining topping on HIGH (100% power) for 1 minute. Stir. Spread topping over pie, covering entire peanut butter layer. Refrigerate until set. Spread remaining whipped topping (1 1/2 cups), over hot fudge layer, being careful not to mix the two layers.
CUT a small corner from bag containing topping. Squeeze bag to drizzle topping over pie. Place remaining 2 tablespoons peanut butter in a resealable food storage bag; cut bag corner and squeeze to drizzle in opposite direction from topping. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe also found on Jif website

February 2, 2011 at 9:27 am Leave a comment

toddler tutu

purple tu tu

Another Christmas gift for my niece. I made the top waaaaay to skinny. Sorry Pia!

December 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm 1 comment

toddler dress – reversible

Toddler's dress - reversible

Toddler's dress - reversible

I made this dress with a matching hat for my niece for Christmas. I got the pattern from Making Children’s Clothes: 25 Stylish Step-by-step Sewing Projects for 0-5 Years.

December 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm Leave a comment

christmas window boxes

christmas window boxes

I transformed my fall window boxes into christmas window boxes by removing the cattails and greens and added the leftovers that we cut off of our christmas tree. I also added some winterberry I found in the marsh behind our house.

December 15, 2010 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

christmas handprint ornament

Christmas handprint ornament

I bought a kit online to make a handprint ornament. I paid way to much for what I got. I got a tip from a friend that they sell better material at art stores for a fraction of the price…. next year….

December 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

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