Friday, January 28, 2011

Marshmallow Valentine Pops!!

Marshmallow Valentine Pops 
These chocolate covered Marshmallow Pops are so much Fun to make and toddler friendly, which is a win/win in my book!

What you will need:

Large Marshmallows
Chocolate (Almond Bark or Nestle Chocolate Chips..Almond Bark dries faster)
Ziploc bags (Sandwich Size)
Wooden Skewers (Or Lollipop sticks)
Egg Carton (I only used the top)


1- Break Wooden Skewers in half (or you can buy lollipop sticks) I just happen to have a ton of wooden skewers that needed to be put to use

2- Cut the tops off of Ziploc bags & then in half

3- Microwave chocolate for 20 second intervals, and stirring in between

4- Poke the wooden skewers into Marshmallows

5- Dip Marshmallows into chocolate, then into sprinkles...
There are no rules on how many you dip at once or how many different chocolates you can use & that's part of the FUN! My 2 year old had a blast:))

6- Push the Marshmallow Pops into the egg carton to dry


7- Once dry, put Marshmallow Pop into one of the ziploc halves & twist around stick and decorate as you wish.
We cut heart shaped tags and attached with ribbon

Have Fun & Enjoy!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Super Easy Cinnamon Rolls!

 I know lots of people who don't even eat breakfast or just eat it occasionally, but in this house that is the 1st thing we do when we wake up. We go straight to the kitchen and things start rocking and rolling.  We usually eat healthy things, so I'm not a big fan of store bought Cinnamon rolls with loads & loads of sugar.  Recently, I have been seeing Cinnamon Roll recipes all over the Internet that require lots of time & work.  Remember in our house we don't wait hours before we eat, so that just won't fly here. This Super Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe takes very little time, and you can put as much sugar as you want!  I'm sure you can guess, that I use very Little:)) Please bare with me, this is my first time sharing a Recipe in blog land.

Super Easy Cinnamon Rolls

1 Can of Crescent Rolls (It works great with any brand, I tested the name brand & store brand)
Melted Butter
Raisins, Pecans, Walnuts ( All are optional)

Icing     (not required, they are delicious & mess free without. Which is GREAT with Toddlers!)
2% Milk
Confection sugar


Peanut Butter
Soy Milk

1- Follow the Crescent Roll Can directions for Preheat temperature & cook time. The Can I used this morning was 375 degrees for 10-13 minutes. Spray pan with non stick spray.

2- Open Can & roll out into two rectangles  (This is an opportunity to make two different types of Cinnamon Rolls)

3- Spoon Melted Butter on both pieces ( I used a total of 2 tablespoons, but you can gladly add more)

4-Mix together the filling ingredients, Sugar, Cinnamon, Raisins, Pecans  (Don't forget you can pick & choose the ingredients & the amounts! <---The Best thing about this Recipe
I fill each rectangle with different ingredients. One with little to no sugar with raisins, and pecans & the other with loads of Raisins.  Then roll the dough pieces up & cut each roll into 6 slices

5- Put all slices in pan with the flat sides down, and bake for 10-13 minutes

Option 1:
1- Heated up about 1/4 of 2% Milk
2- Mixed in Powder sugar ( as much as u want)

Option 2:
1- Heated up Soy Milk
2- Mixed 2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter & dash of Honey
 I LOVE Peanut Butter! Whatever I have left over after icing my rolls, I put on my plate & dip my rolls in for extra Yummy Protein:))

Prep Time = 10 minutes
Cook Time = 10- 13 minutes
Yields = 12 Rolls


Please comment & send pictures  if you try this recipe. I would love to hear how you liked it!!!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

From the Heart

You have to Love these Felt Heart shaped hair clips..Well, you don't "have" to, but I sure do:)

 Hey, V-Day is just around the corner, so I thought I would throw in some Satin flowers that would be great to wear.

This is Princess Adriana with an I Heart Bling hair clip...I saw a similar design in an Etsy shop, and I had to make one.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Flowers,Flowers & More Flowers!

I love making these adorable flowers which can be made into hair clips or Pins.  I started out making them for little girls, but lately I have been asked by Big Girls to make them for their hair, scarfs, and jackets.

Sometimes mini flower hair clips are just more fun than bows! 
                 My 2 year old says "Mommy, It's so beautiful!"  I love all the positive reinforcement she gives me.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mardi Gras

It's almost time for Mardi Gras people!! That means dressing up for Parades and other festivities.  Last year I made my daughter (Adriana) a tutu and a matching shirt. I know it's only January but I have already started making her attire for this year:))  The only thing I'm going to share right now, is what she will be wearing in her hair...These feathered satin flowers can be made as a hair clip or a pin/brooch.

Feathers can be placed on the side or sticking straight up

As you can see, I'm not the only one thats thinking about Mardi Gras already!!