Archive | August, 2009

So Long

29 Aug

It’s been fun posting here on Diegoland but now that I twisted Josh’s arm into designing me a new custom theme, I’m outa here.

Come find me here:

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Lemon-Flavored Mini Cupcakes

28 Aug

mini lemon cupcakes YUMI had some blackberry frosting leftover from another cooking adventure and wanted to try out these mini cupcake pans I got from the thrift shop.  Mini cupcakes are perfect for me or anyone else who likes sweet stuff but not a ton of it all at once.  With a mini cupcake you get your fix but not an additional 400 calories.  Nothing wrong with that I say!  The recipes are from this gorgeous post.

How to Keep a Toddler Occupied All Day

25 Aug

I first saw this idea in a magazine for Martha Stewart kids crafts.  Since my soon-to-be 3 year-old has been obsessed with car washes lately I thought we could try some variation of it. I purchased the brushes and the plastic organizer basket thingy and then basically let him figure it out. I also emptied out the last few drops in a spray bottle of organic cleaning product and filled it up with water which he thought was fun. So he sprayed the cars and put them in there. He played with it for quite a while. I know the Martha version is way more creative but I’ve got this 2 month old attached to me pretty much non-stop so couldn’t exactly get out all the crafting gear. .  .

inside carwashbrushescarwash we made

After all this, we made Bakerella’s recipe for Cowgirl cookies.  Only we didn’t have the pink m&m’s.  Not to worry though!  We used what we had and they still turned out amazing.  The best cookie recipe I have ever come across.  Can’t wait to make the real deal for gifts.

baking panEven Chloe enjoyed watching all the cookie-making action. chloe

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

22 Aug


Received 2nd place in a contest at the fair.  Recipe courtesy Macheesmo, pink mini cups purchased via Bake It Pretty.

Andrew Driving

21 Aug

andrew driving , originally uploaded by Kristine Leuze.

The little dude actually thought he was driving this thing for real! He was being very careful not to go over the edge when he was on the top section. I can’t wait to show his girlfriend these when he’s sixteen. . . .

See more pics from the fair on my Flickr page.

Chloe’s Toes

20 Aug

toes ethereal, originally uploaded by Kristine Leuze.

Chloe is getting bigger. . . and cuter!

Andrew rides a roller coaster

20 Aug

Andrew’s been all about rides lately and has been on some bigger ones that I was surprised about.  Unfortunately he wasn’t quite ready for this mini roller coaster.  He grabbed on and made all kinds of strange noises.  I felt terrible for him!  Made up for it with a giant ball of sugar though . . .roller coaster 70stoo fast 70sme and andrew 70scotton candy 70s