Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Every year our Christmas card is one of the most exciting things I look forward to during the holiday season!  I have created my own, used online card companies and I'm excited this year to use I've always been a huge fan of their holiday cards and love having SO MANY OPTIONS! 

While browsing their site for the perfect card, I thought I'd share some of my favorite

This so awesome -- I love the full picture and have done something like this before.  It's simple and pretty much PERFECT!  

I love the simplicity of as well!  Personalized folded cards are always one of my favorites to receive because you never know what's going to be on the inside!

  OH MY GOODNESS!  This is so perfect for me! I never can decide on one picture, so this is a great option to really show off my pictures of Princess and Wild Child!

So head on over to  and check out their AWESOME selection of Holiday cards!  You will not be disappointed!  I would love to tell you which one I chose, but that's a surprise! 

Happy Holidays, Y'all!

**I have been compensated with free cards for this revie

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Banana Split Cupcakes

So....apparently I think I'm Betty Crocker or Martha Stewart and I decided to bust out some Banana Split Cupcakes for a company dessert contest. I had my first banana split cupcake a week ago and LEMME TELL YOU - divine! I knew I wouldn't be able to recreate that particular one because it had a ganache topping and yeah, well, no. So I googled banana split cupcakes and found this recipe at ... And they are awesome!!

Ok - so here's the recipe:

1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 cup water
1 cup banana - mashed
1 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

One tub vanilla frosting
One tub Fluff

Preheat oven to 350. Set aside 2 tbs cake mix. Mix remaining cake mix, eggs, banana and water until smooth. In separate bowl, drain and chop cherries. I laid mine out on a paper towel to absorb as much moisture as possible. Mix reserved cake mix into cherries. Add chocolate chips and slowly add to batter.

This truly makes 30 regular size cupcakes. Spoon batter into cupcake liners and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove once fork/toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

For frosting: mix one tub vanilla frosting and one tub Fluff. I put mine in a ziplock bag and snipped off the end and piped on to the cooled cupcake. Then I topped with a maraschino cherry - with a stem!

Enjoy!! These are fantastic!

Once a Month Cooking - Freezer Meals

So I've decided (and convinced my sister) to jump on the OAMC bandwagon....I cooked about 5 meals yesterday and they are packed away in the freezer for the rest of the week. My plan is to do an all day cooking and get about 20-25 meals prepared. I work so much and don't get home until 7:00 most days - so this will make my life easier! I will post recipes soon - want to test these that I made first. OH and you can even prepare crockpot meals for OAMC....just put all your ingredients in a freezer bag and thaw the night before. Throw it all I the crockpot the next day and VOILA!

Anyone do this or have any tips you can offer??