Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Jello Slime

I love this stuff. That's all.
We always have Slime at family functions- bbq's, thanksgiving, baby blessings, potlucks, etc. the fabulous thing is that is can be changed up super easy. We usually have Lemon-Lime, it is bright green, hence the name "Slime". For Valentines Day, I made Strawberry-Banana.
Super easy to make. Super yummy.

1 Large Box Cook & Serve Pudding (make sure it's COOK, not Instant) I used Banana for this one, we usually use Lemon for Lemon-Lime
1 Large Box Gelatin - I used Strawberry, use Lime for Lemon-Lime
Cool Whip

Make both following the directions on the boxes. When both boxes are made, whisk together, pour into a 9x13 pan, chill in refrigerator. I personally think it tastes better when it sets overnight. After it is set, top with cool whip. *In the picture I took, there is just cool whip plopped on top, I wasn't in the mood to cover the whole pan at the time, lol*

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cupcake Baby Announcement

 I know, I know... I've been MIA for a while now... I have spent the last couple weeks focusing on our "soon to be" addition and how we were going to announce it to our families.

I LOVE fun baby announcements!! I really wanted this one to be fabulous. I searched ALLLLLLLLLLLL over Pinterest for some ideas. I couldn't find anything that stuck out to me... So, I made this up as I went.

My husband's birthday was on Friday, Feb 15th, so we decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to have everyone together. (We announced our 1st babe on his birthday as well, lol) I decided that a Cafe Rio dinner would be FABULOUS. We {heart} Cafe Rio. Then I thought it would be fun to play 2 games, just so people wouldn't catch onto the 2nd game~ aka "The Announcement".

I started off the day by making the super cute cupcakes.

Food coloring? Check!
Cupcake liners? Check!
Babies? Check!
Cake mix split and colored? Check!
I put a little pink in the bottom of each liner first.
Then added the babies, which was kind of disturbing....
After the pink, I did a layer of white and then blue.
I finished off with white on the top.
Baked the cupcakes.
When they first came out, I was kind of sad that some of the pink made it's way to the top. But then quickly realized that frosting would be covering the goodies. Duh.
Frosted all pretty like.
I made sure all the pink wasn't visible...
Another thing I was bummed about, the pink showing through the cupcake on the bottom layer.
Annnnnd then, I realized that people would be focusing too much on the "game". Ha.
At the party, we all ate our SUPER YUMMY homemade Cafe Rio. Sooo good. Then we all moved upstairs to play "Pin the Heart on the Giraffe". Yes. I hearts & giraffe. We went to Target, couldn't find the Donkey, but they had the giraffe for Valentine's Day. It worked out just fine. We handed a goody bag to the winner of that game, then moved onto the next.
"Find the Quarter in your Cupcake". Ha.
We told all our guests that we had hidden a quarter in ONE cupcake, and the winner would get the next goody bag....
One by one, they all started finding babies, and then it was revealed.
Hello, baby.
I made these for the last goody bag, so everyone got something at the end. I filled the bags with Skittles, then on the front just put a little card saying "Coming this fall. Lutz. Party of 5"
These were totally last minute, and I'm not super proud of the way they turned out, but they worked. 
Anyways! We are SUPER EXCITED!!
So... Don't be surprised if you see random posts on here... Like Fried Pickles... Yummmm