Baby Shower

Here are some baby shower pictures. It was a co-ed shower and Travis was behind the camera for most of it. I had an amazing creative friend host it for me, look at those pom poms! Gorgeous!

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Emma had a blast helping me open presents. She squealed at everything- even binkies. lol She’s already the most amazing big sister.

I don’t like chocolate so a friend, who is known for being an amazing cookie maker, made me pumpkin raisin cookies. They were amazing. Besides that we had caramel ed apples, popcorn with pink chocolate drizzled over popcorn, veggies and plenty of cheese trays. (cheese is my chocolate!) 

As it is, I have a little less than a month left and I can’t wait till she’s out! Not because I don’t like being pregnant- I do! I just want to hear her little snorts and noises instead of imagining that. And seeing what she’ll look like, hair color?! At our latest ultra sound the tech said, ‘wow! look at that hair!’ And I was SHOCKED and excited! 

But I got my bag, boppy, car seat cover ready. Now to just put in the car seat. lol

DYI: paint

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This is another Pinterest blog post. I saw a picture claiming you could easily make your own paint with what you already have in the kitchen and SO cost effective. 

Well, I tried it and it’s not horrible. I just won’t be doing it again. It was a bit of a let down and until I find something else, I’m sticking with Crayola paint. Yes, it was super cheap using only 4 ingredients I happen to have in the kitchen. 

Paint- 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, 1 c water, food coloring.

However, when I mixed it it became this really thick…. almost too thick pancake mix. Nothing like paint. I had to add tons more water and eventually it was OK to paint with. However, we were using paint brushes not squeezing them out of bottles like the original post did.  One nice thing is I didn’t have to worry when Emma used the red paint for lipstick,. lol I knew nothing in it would hurt her, except for the oh so yummy salt flavor it probably had. 

Here is the link I used and followed. I’m glad I tried it. It was either get off my tush and do something interactive with Emma or let her watch TV. So I’m glad we did what we did. Now to find a cool thing to do with her pumpkin panting!

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Crock Pot Apple Cake

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I haven’t been up to blogging recently, mostly because I’m 9 months pregnant and just sorta obsessed with getting things ready before she arrives. 🙂 HOWEVER…..I have been ‘needing’ to satisfy a sweet tooth that has developed overnight so I have been looking for semi-healthy (because really healthy treats don’t really satisfy) treats to have throughout the day.

This is made in 2 hrs. in my little crock pot. I’m starting to get to like it more and more. But this recipe- oh man. Use ANY fruit you like, the recipe calls for apples but I am dreaming of making this with plums.

When I made it, I had my 4 1/2 yr old daughter help me, which turned out pretty well. That is how easy this recipe is. Promise. Just know that when pouring the batter into the pot, it will be super duper thick. Besides that, it’s easy peesy.

(Original recipe is from her)

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I am a little weird and think mostly all apple desserts taste better cold. Including pies, tarts or cakes. So you can eat this warm, but I prefer it chilled. 🙂 You can leave it plain, sprinkle with powdered sugar or do what I did and put some whipped cream on top.

Crock pot Apple Cake:

 1 C flour
3/4 C brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
3 large apples, chopped
2 eggs, beaten

I mixed the 2 eggs first then added the rest of the ingredients in a big bowl. Mix, pour into GREASED crock pot and put on high. Forget for 2 hrs then done!

Again, this is a pretty basic recipe, feel free to take it and put your own spin on it. Happy eating!