Tuesday, May 31, 2011

avocado and tomato salad

this salad is SO easy and SO good.
1 avocado.
1 tomato.
1/2 lemons juice squeezed.
sea salt and cracked pepper.
drizzle of olive oil.
sprinkle of balsamic vinegar.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

toms x3

it is no secret we love toms around here.
buy a pair and toms donates a pair.
i really tried to go with a color this time..
stray away from my usual grey..
i bought the red with my head held high and walked away..
15 minutes later i went back and exchanged for grey..
*oh well*
sorry lara!
so 3 pairs were just donated!
buy some toms here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

organize much?

this is out of hand.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

sweet m

those are friendship bracelets and perfectly painted fingers..
there she is doing her homework..
at a desk..
with a pencil..
writing so neatly..
she said the nails make her feel so pretty and she also said the friendship bracelets make her feel so old.
i have to tell you..
i couldn't agree more..

Monday, May 23, 2011

step by step rainbow cake!

So the fail proof.. you are going to get gasps.. giggles and yippee's galore, cake..
also known as rainbow cake..
i am NOT a martha stewart.. i really am new to this baking thing, i do not have the patience for it..
i read the ingredients and measurements out loud.. and i repeat them until the ingredient is in the actual bowl.. promise. i really do. it's kind of embarassing... 
i used 3 boxes of white cake mix and 5 cans of vanilla frosting.. nothing homemade here.. add eggs, water and oil...and some dye.. here is how i did it..

 add all ingredients of 1 cake box at a time, mix and get the cake mix creamy and pretty..
i did 1 box at a time to simplify..

here are the GEL dyes i used..
i have been told you have to use gel..
i do not know if that is true or not..
my cakes were a pastel shade of every color but i looooooooove that...

so i separated the box after mixed into two bowls  (i eye balled the portions)
then dyed each bowl and poured it into separate (9" round cake pans..)
bake according to package directions..
under bake a bit.
that is a secret i have learned along the way too..

do you see those fingers that keep sneaking in the picture?

do the same with all colors..

the turquoise was my favorite color.

so once they have cooled.. shave off the top layer so that the cake is totally even and flat on top..
this way when you stack it, it doesn't bend and crack..

stack em' up and frost in between..
i tucked wax paper along the bottom while frosting and pulled it out when done so the plate didn't get too dirty..

i chilled it in the fridge for a couple hours before the party..

isn't she pretty..
i rode shotgun on the way to the park with the cake on my lap, so stresssed out..
can you imagine if it toppled or fell on the way over..
it wasn't my party so i couldn't "cry if i want to"
baa dumm- dumm- chhh!

i think we could of just done cake and called it a day..
that's all the girls were talking about.. 


Saturday, May 21, 2011

rainbow for she is 4



so she is officially 4.
it has been a crazy, fun, stressful, sweet road so far.
chloe is a girly girl..
a passionate girl..
a strong willed girl..
a cuddly girl..
she is our youngest and i think we do baby her a bit.
everything she does is the last..
we are not having anymore babies so this girl is it.
she brings so much to our family.
remember the movies?
remember her dress?
remember her shenanigans?
i remember the stress because she started school that september and had to be trained by then so it worked out in the end but ugh! potty training is so stressful!
sleepless mornings?
this morning she turned four and we told her how much bigger her feet were and how she grew a couple inches..
she is so proud and while zipping through the park on her plasma car shouting "this is the best day evvvv-errrrrrr!!!!!" i was ear to ear grins and so in love it brought tears to my eyes.
i love my little chloe and am looking forward to what this next year brings.
i am hoping for some kind of dust to sprinkle on her and stop her from growing any bigger...
i would sprinkle it on makena for sure too.

Friday, May 20, 2011

the happiest place on earth

our trip into disneyland..
we were whisked away by this little yellow car to the princess castle.
the girls were speechless the whole way..
open mouths and very wide eyes..
we couldn't of planned it any better..
the pictures are words in themselves..
so for once..
i won't babble..
i will let you browse in silence...




one of my favorite memories with my girls..
we laughed non stop..








can't see chloe in the middle but you can see her little arms in the air..