Friday, December 22, 2017

The BEST Cinnamon Rolls / A Christmas Tradition

Don't you just love it when bloggers claim that something is the BEST or the GREATEST or that you CAN'T live without it!?!?!  Well, I'm not lying when I say these are literally the BEST cinnamon rolls ever!  Remember Cinnabon?  They have those larger than life cinnamon rolls filled with lots of gooey cinnamon, and topped with cream cheese icing.  Well, this is probably as close as you are going to get to those babies.  I honestly don't even remember where I originally got this recipe, but I have been making them for years and my poor recipe card is spilled on, stained, and very used, aka loved. 

So, the key to these delicious rolls is a secret ingredient.  But, have no fear, you are my friends, so I am willing to share it with you!  And then I must kill you.  JOKING, just joking.  I think. 

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Christmas Home Tour 2017

Hi Friends!  It's almost Christmas, I can't believe it's less than a week away!  Are you ready?  I can safely say that I think I am prepared.  I need to make a grocery store run and figure out some food details, but as far as gifts go, I am all set!  

It has been a pretty crazy month for me, as I am sure it has been for all of you too.   I would love to have you all over for a cocktail and a real life tour of our little farmhouse, but considering Christmas is only days away, that's not likely to happen.  Instead, you'll have to fix your own drink while I take you on a quick little virtual tour of our Christmas decor because before we know it, we will all be taking down the trees and stuffing stockings in boxes.  This month has flown by!  Faster than usual, I'd say for sure!

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Sooooo, I have had really good intentions of doing some gift guides for the holidays this year....but, obviously I haven't done them.  To be honest, I just haven't made them a priority.  It takes a lot of time to research items, get links, write the post, make the graphic, etc.  And while I enjoy working on them and putting them together, I just haven't had the necessary time to dedicate to them this year.  So, sorry about that!  #bloggerfail   I'll link last year's gift guides, and while some of the links may be outdated, they may still give you some ideas.  I have one boy who is very much into anything STEM related and another boy who is obsessed with tractors and farm stuff.  If you have little girlies, I can't help out much in that department!  But there is a gift guide for both women and men in the same post.

Stocking Stuffer ideas

Even though I don't have brand new, updated gift guides for every person on your list, I wanted to share some stocking stuffer ideas because I don't now about you, but I try really hard to not fill the boys' stockings with junk.  I try to find things that they will actually use and enjoy.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

DIY Orange Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Hey there friends!  Do you have all of your holiday shopping finished?  I did the majority of mine online.  I honestly think the only items I purchased in a store are stocking stuffers!  Online shopping is absolutely amazing, isn't it!?!?!

DIY Orange Vanilla Sugar Scrub!  A great gift for friends, teachers, neighbors, and of course for yourself!

Winter is officially here and baby, it's cold outside!  My skin is always so much drier this time of year, especially my hands and feet.  Sugar scrubs are great for sloughing off dead skin cells and helping your skin stay moisturized.  Making your own sugar scrub is incredibly easy, using just a few ingredients.  They are 100% natural and easily customizable!

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Monday, December 11, 2017

What I'm Ordering From Amazon This Month

As you know, I love a good deal.  But, I also love convenience.  Amazon has become a master at both, and because of that I have become a loyal Amazon customer!  I honestly can't even remember a time before them.  I don't know how mothers managed.  Man, they had it rough.  I am happy to bask in the glow of the computer screen while I update my Subscribe and Save deliveries each month, knowing that I don't have to get in my car, drive to the store, lug a kid (or two) in, argue about why I'm not buying the Cheetos he wants, cave and buy him Goldfish, and buy several impulse purchases I pass along the way.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

DIY: Beaded Tree

Some of you already know this, but I went to college in Mississippi (Ole Miss to be exact--Hotty Toddy!) and down in that neck of the woods, Mardi Gras is a big deal.  I'm talking HUGE.  People take off work to attend the festivities and parades, and the entire town of New Orleans doesn't sleep for about a week.  It's quite a spectacle and definitely something worth checking out, if you've never been.  But I actually prefer New Orleans on a regular weekend, when nothing special is going on.  It's such a charming city with so much history!  Oh, and amazing food too!

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Best Christmas Pajamas

Hey there!  Long time no chat!  I've been a little MIA lately because well, there are a lot of reasons...sick kiddos, sick mama, vacation hangover, putting fall decor away, putting Christmas decor up, and just the usual life stuff that happens along the way.  But, I finally feel like things are settling down a bit.  I know this feeling will be short lived because...'tis the season!

So, let's chat about pajamas.  Do you get new PJs for the holidays?  Personally, I like to get the boys a new set each year, and so far they think it's cool to match.  I am not sure how much longer that will last, so I am soaking up every minute of their cute little matching booties!   Matching family pajamas have become quite the hot commodity in recent years!  We don't do the whole family matching thing (I'm pretty sure Adam would not be too excited about that), but I love looking at pictures of families who do!  You can even get matching pet PJs too!

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Take the Time

I can't believe it's the week of Thanksgiving already!  It feels like my kiddos just started the school year, and before we know it, 2018 will be knocking on our door.  This time of year always flies by for me, and I know for a lot of you guys too.  Work obligations, school parties, volunteering, shopping, decorating, traveling, and the list goes on.  All of it is enjoyable and I look forward to it each year, but it can also be overwhelming at times.

My family opted for a non-traditional Thanksgiving this year, and we are headed to the beach!  I am super excited because we have not had a family vacation with my side of the family in over 7 years!  The larger our families get, the more complicated it becomes to get everyone together.  It will be amazing to spend time with my mom and my brothers and their families, and watch the cousins play together.  We will be taking the time to bond, reminisce, and catch up on each other's busy lives while we all relax (as much as we can relax with kiddos) together during this usually busy time of year.

My friend from waaaaaay back--I'm talking 6th grade--owns a t-shirt business, which features a variety of thought provoking messages.  Diagnosis Outfitters offers a full range of tees and tanks with unique and meaningful slogans.  I was excited to feature this one, which I felt was perfect for this time of year.  Take the time.  It's so important to literally stop and smell the roses, or eh pumpkin pie.  It's all too easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and sometimes we forget to take the time to be in the moment with the ones we love the most and cherish the times we have with them.

Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like its heaven on earth. --William Purkey.  I took the time to spin in circles like a little kid.  Only problem was, I am not a kid anymore and I almost lost my lunch afterwards.  #truestory #oldpeopleproblems  Anyway, it was fun while I was spinning!  haha!  And the point is to just ENJOY LIFE!  Have fun, be in the moment!  And if you have to throw up when the moment is over, then so be it.

I have a little surprise for you friends!  Because my friend is awesome, she is offering you a coupon code for 30% off your purchase!!!  BUT, it's only valid for the next 24 hours!!!  Use code: MAMA to get the discount.  So, hurry on over and go give my buddy some love!  Check out Diagnosis Outfitters for my super soft shirt and others!  There are some really great Christmas tees that help us remember the reason for the season.

I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you are all able to take the time, really soak in all of those quality moments, and make memories with the ones you love.

Before I sign off I wanted to take a minute to say THANK YOU to all of you out there who have supported me through this crazy blogging adventure.  It's because of YOU that I enjoy this little corner of the web so very much.  I love and appreciate all of your comments!  Happy Thanksgiving friends!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Pops of Leopard

Leopard has come roaring back onto the fashion scene!  Like what I did there..."roaring".  Ha!  Just humor me.  Anyway, it's back with a bang.  You can find leopard anything nowadays, but how do you wear it and avoid looking like you are going on an African safari?  

I put together a few everyday outfits, and incorporated some pops of leopard to show you some examples of how you can spruce up your outfit with this fun cat print.  The key is to avoid going overboard.  Try not to wear ALL the leopard at the same time.  Choose one or two pieces, to accent your outfit and you will dress it up a bit without feeling overwhelmingly catty.  Meow. 

Chambray goes with everything.  It's such a great closet staple and is great to wear year round!  I love wearing this tunic with leggings, or spicing things up with these over the knee boots for a date night!

This is just a plain black tee and some $10 black jeans!  Nothing fancy at all.  But, you throw in a leopard scarf and these super cute pointy flats, and all of a sudden, you are looking good mama!

If you haven't noticed, I am queen of the tunic.  I love a good tunic that will hide my tush and let me move around, chasing kiddos without feeling like I am flashing anyone.  This sweater tunic goes perfectly with these faux leather leggings.  The outfit alone is cute, but adding the shoes and earrings just takes it up a notch. 

And, lastly, my favorite, go-to, distressed skinnies, a plain wine colored shirt, and some fun velvet sneaks.  Leopard is surprisingly neutral and will go with pretty much any color you want to pair it with!  

Be sure to follow me over on Instagram and/or Facebook, where I'll be posting pics of these outfits, and others.  You can see how they look on and maybe get some more outfit inspiration!



Some info on sizing...The HM black jeans run extremely small.  Size up at least 2 sizes, maybe even three if you are between sizes.  I also sized up in the chambray tunic.  It runs a tad small.  Same goes for the sweater tunic...if you want a longer fit to pair with leggings, I would go up a size.  All of the shoes I have linked fit true to size.   I was not able to link the earrings in the widget, so you can click here for those.  

***Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission.  This does not affect the price you pay, but it does help me maintain my blog.  Thank you for your support!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

DIY Thankful Wreath

Hey there friends!  Are you guys gearing up for turkey day?  We aren't doing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year, so this holiday kind of crept up on me.  One of my favorite Thanksgiving-related things to do is this Thankful Wreath.  We have used it over and over for years, and it's always fun to get it back out again every November.

This DIY Thankful Wreath is the perfect way to get the kids involved in being grateful this holiday season!

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Applesauce Fruit Roll-ups

Ten Apples Up on Top!  Have you read that book?  It's by Dr Seuss and my son has been requesting it before bed a lot lately.  Not sure if he's choosing it because we have been eating a LOT of apples, or if it's purely coincidence!

After I shared our Instant Pot Applesauce recipe a couple of weeks ago, we have been eating a lot of the stuff.  I think the boys are starting to get a little sick of it (sorry boys!), so I had to get creative because I wasn't going to let that goodness go to waste!  No ma'am.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

DIY Minecraft Costume

I'm sure a lot of you could have guessed what Chase decided to be for Halloween.   He has a tendency to choose a birthday theme and then also wants to carry that theme into Halloween.  This is usually just fine by me because I often have made decorations for his party that we can incorporate into his costume.  This year is no exception.  He chose to have a Minecraft birthday party, and despite my attempt to persuade him into a costume that would coordinate with his brother, he opted to be Steve, the main character in Minecraft.  So, Steve it is.  And, here we go with another costume made from cardboard.  To see last year's cardboard creations, click HERE.  And to see Beckham's Man in the Yellow Hat costume, click HERE.

DIY Minecraft Steve Costume with cardboard legs!  Midwestern Mama

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Friday, November 3, 2017

JC Penny Finds

Hey there friends!  Are you ready for the weekend?  Whoop whoop!  I had to run into JC Penny the other day, and had a few extra minutes to browse around.  I wanted to share a few things that caught my eye because the holidays are coming up, so you know what that means....parties, get togethers, and lots reasons to look cute!  Annnnnnd, if you use code SHOPNOW4, you will save an additional 25% off the sale prices!  If you spend over $100, you will get free shipping and save 30%!  This sale ends Nov 5. 

I didn't have a lot of time to try on a bunch of things, but I'll post pics of the items I did try on and then I will also link some of the other things that I thought were super cute!  So, be sure to scroll down to the bottom where you can shop the widget by scrolling to the right or left to see the items I have picked out.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

DIY: Man in the Yellow Hat Costume

DIY Curious Geroge's Man in the Yellow Hat Costume / Midwestern Mama

I wanted to separate the "how" part of this year's Halloween costumes because I think it makes things easier to find when someone may be searching for something specific, and also easier to reference back to!  So, this post is dedicated to HOW I made Curious George's Man in the Yellow Hat costume.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Multi-Tasking is a Must

This post is sponsored by Smile Brilliant. I received their product in exchange for my honest review. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Stay tuned at the end of this post for a GIVEAWAY and a coupon code!  

Motherhood and muti-tasking go hand in hand. If I am not doing at least two things at any given moment, I feel like I am losing time and getting behind. It's kind of amazing actually, how as women we can juggle several different tasks at once. I am the first to admit that a ball definitely gets dropped periodically, but if I don't do the juggling game, them some things would never get done. 

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Monday, October 23, 2017

DIY Jewelry Organizer Frame

I have been frustrated with my lack of jewelry organization for a while now.  I have looked and looked for an alternative, but I wasn't able to find anything that I liked the look of AND was functional.  So, things just piled up and necklaces were constantly tangled around each other.

I found this earring frame, but it was just too small.  I continued to look for an alternative, but then one day I was looking at that same frame again and decided I was going to try and make it myself.  I could make it whatever size I wanted and add as many hooks as my little heart desired!  So, I did just that.  I marched my happy little self down to Home Depot and found the same wood we used to make our barn door, which is new wood, but it is stained to look like old barn wood.  It's super cool looking!...especially if you don't have access to an old barn with spare wood...and most of us don't!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Lovin' Lately

I can't believe how long it has been since I did my last Lovin' Lately post!  I had originally intended to do a post like this about once a month....but that obviously didn't happen!  Well, let's make up for it shall we?  
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Halloween Home Tour 2017

It's that time again...time to break out all of the skeletons and ghouls and that beautiful black and orange decor!  ha!  While I'm not particularly a fan of black and orange, I do love Halloween.  My boys are taking after me because I was not super motivated to go through all of the tubs and get the decorations out this year, but they we did it, and I am happy that they pushed me to do it.  They have fun remembering things from last year and playing with the battery operated spooky things.  I know a lot of people don't bother with Halloween, they just skip straight to fall/Thanksgiving decor.  But, we usually try to put some Halloween things out, so I'll give you a tour of what we have up this year.

Our mantel 
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Instant Pot Applesauce

It's apple season!  Incase you haven't already noticed.  Apples are abundant everywhere, which also makes them delicious and cheap!  We have made the rounds, frequenting several of the local apple orchards around town, picking up apples at each one.  They just taste SO much better than the apples you can buy at the grocery stores.  So sweet, and juicy!  It's like a totally different food.  When apples are plentiful, we like to make homemade applesauce!   My boys love to eat applesauce, so it's a frequent snack and side dish around here.
Homemade applesauce is made easy in the Instant Pot!

Making it on your own is extremely easy, and the best part about it is you can adjust the ingredients to exactly how your family likes your sauce!  Want it loaded with cinnamon?  Want it a little on the tart side?  Do you prefer a chunky consistency?  You can tailor this basic recipe and find your favorite.

My friend, Katie, gave me an awesome tip...she said she buys the slightly imperfect apples from the orchards to make her applesauce.  They will sell them to you for a highly discounted price, so you can get loads of apples for not a lot of cash!  Genius I tell ya.  I tried that this go round, and honestly, the "imperfect" apples I got were barely even bruised!  They were in great condition, and tasted amazing.

Homemade applesauce is made easy in the Instant Pot!

I love using this apple peeler any time I make things that require slicing apples.  We even use it for snacking on apples because eating apples in spiral shapes is just more fun!  If you don't have one of these, and don't want another kitchen gadget, you can definitely just slice the apples the old fashioned way, but I don't think you would regret pulling the trigger on one of these gizmos.  They are super handy to have around!

Homemade applesauce is made easy in the Instant Pot!

I am sure some people have a strong preference on which variety of apples make the best sauce.  Personally, I am not that picky.  I do prefer a sweeter sauce, so I don't use Granny Smith, but other than that, I just use whatever apples are available, sometimes even mixing and matching varieties.  This particular time I used Golden Delicious.  I asked the lady at the orchard and she recommended them, so I took her word for it!

Homemade applesauce is made easy in the Instant Pot!

Speaking of kitchen gadgets, I am using my Instant Pot for this recipe.  If you don't already have an Instant Pot, I don't know how you function.  Honestly.  It's been such a fabulous device and I can't remember what I did without it!  You can of course cook the apples the old fashioned way, but that will take you a really long time, and you might set off a tantrum from one of your famished kids who are so hungry they could eat their own arms.  To avoid any expensive emergency room bills, you should really just invest in the Instant Pot.  You won't be sorry!

Homemade applesauce is made easy in the Instant Pot!

8-10 medium size apples (about 3 pounds), peeled and sliced
1/4 cup water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of salt
honey to taste (optional)

Place peeled/sliced apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, water, and salt in the Instant Pot.  Cover and turn the dial to "seal".  Choose the manual mode for 5 minutes.  The apple peeler makes fairly thin slices, so if you are slicing your own apples, you may need to add a couple of extra minutes to the cook time.  Once it is finished cooking, let the pressure release naturally.  This should take about 15 minutes.  With an immersion blender, blend the apples until they are the desired consistency.  You could also use a potato masher, for a chunkier consistency.  I have also put them into a blender and had great results.  So many options, but I have found the immersion blender to be the less pot to clean!  Taste and add honey or additional spices if desired.

Homemade applesauce is made easy in the Instant Pot!

Keep applesauce sealed in the refrigerator and it should keep for about a week or two.

So, now the big you favor your applesauce hot or cold?

Print Recipe HERE

Homemade applesauce is made easy in the Instant Pot!

Homemade applesauce is made easy in the Instant Pot!

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Friday, October 6, 2017

H&M Try on Session

Hey there guys!  Where in the heck did the week go?  It's so strange how some weeks seem to draaaaaag on and on and then other weeks go POOF and are gone in the blink of an eye!  I have been meaning to get this post up for over a week now, but things have just been busy around here... I'm sure you know the feeling.  Halloween is coming up, and I am getting excited!  I love Halloween and I usually end up making costumes for one or both of my it's fun, but also pretty busy.  Then, we've had after school activities, sports, school projects, and fundraisers to cram into our already tight schedule!  I need a couple of extra hours in the day.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

DIY Topiary

I have been following Cotton Stem on Instagram for a while and she has some really cute, but easily duplicatable,  ideas on home decor.  One of the things I immediately loved were her DIY topiaries!  They were so cute, brightened up the space with the light green stems, and just seemed so whimsical.  So, being the crafty person that I am, I immediately went to Hobby Lobby and proceeded to attempt my own topiaries.  Here are her original directions for reference.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Camping in Comfort

Hey friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  We went camping with the family this past weekend and it was a lot of fun.  That’s one perk of living on a large chunk of land…you can decide to camp at a moments notice, when the weather is nice and you have supplies to make s’mores!

I am admittedly not the most outdoorsy person.  I do enjoy outdoor activities, but roughing it is not exactly my cup of tea.  However, the boys LOVE camping, and I LOVE to be with them, so I wasn’t going to miss out on seeing them have a blast out there in the woods.  And, because this experience wasn’t nearly as bad as I was anticipating, I wanted to share some of the things that made this camping trip fun!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Loft Try On Sesh 40% off!

Hey there!  I talked about this yesterday on Instagram, but here are all of the pics from my Loft try on session. As much as I love to look at the models, sometimes I feel like it helps me to see clothes on real bodies.  So, here ya go!  There are so many cute things.

If you have Loft Cash, the sales person told me that they have extended the expiration date to 9/24 AND they are allowing you to use the Loft Cash WITH the 40% off!  You can get some amazing deals right now!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chase's 8th Birthday: Minecraft

For years people have been telling me that Chase would LOVE Minecraft.  And for years I had no idea what in the heck Minecraft was.  This past summer, we ended up getting a kindle prior to a long road trip, and I figured I might as well download this so-called amazing app for him.  Well...that was the start of an extremely intense love affair between Chase and Minecraft!  To say this boy is obsessed would be an understatement.  So, there was really no better theme for his party this year!

We usually do the boys' birthday parties at home, but this year Chase wanted to have his party at a local indoor waterpark.  So, we grabbed our swimming suits and broke tradition.  You may be thinking I was super upset having to give up control of his party planning, but it really was fine.  It was actually great!  I do enjoy planning their birthday parties, but I was still able to incorporate some of the crafty party things I enjoy doing with this party...and the best part was that it wasn't at my house, so the cleanup was minimal!  #canigetanamen

Because it wasn't at my house, I didn't go crazy with Pinterest-worthy Minecraft party ideas, but I did try to make it special for Chase, and he was happy with how it turned out.  And that's all that matters!

This is US before the party!

It's been tradition that I try to make a shirt for the birthday boy to correspond with the theme of the party.  This year's shirt was probably the easiest yet!  Chase is wearing his shirt in the picture above.   Green shirt, black paint, done!  Click HERE for instructions on how I make the custom shirts and to see shirts from years past.  

Party tablescape:

Our kids ask for this party punch at every single birthday.  The color changes to correspond with the theme, but it's always a must at our parties!  To get the recipe for the punch, click HERE.

PS: I forgot to bring the sugar with me to the water park, and you know what?  The punch was just as good without it!  It was plenty sweet with the sprite and lemonade concentrate, so if you want to skip the sugar, go for it!  Lord knows the kids get enough of it anyway!

Party food!  We served just a few little munchies for the kids.
Bricks: watermelon
Torches: Cheetos
Creeper Eggs: green grapes

Twizzlers cut in half and then wrapped with TNT papers.
I purchased this set of Minecraft place cards and tags, which I used for the food labels and thank you notes. 

Chase requests the same round chocolate cake every year for his birthday.  A Costco recently opened close to our house, and I had been hearing a lot of great things about their All American Chocolate Cake.  I talked it over with Chase, and he decided he wanted to try that meant I was off the hook!  It came with some fancy icing on the top, which I smoothed out by using a butter knife dipped in warm water.  I also had to pick some of the chocolate shavings off of the sides so the fondant squares would stick.  But, considering I didn't have to make a cake from scratch, it was easy peasy!

Ok, for the squares, I purchased two shades of green fondant from Hobby Lobby.  I rolled them out on a sheet of wax paper with a rolling pin and then used a cookie cutter (also purchased from Hobby Lobby) to make the squares.  I wrapped them in wax paper, stored them in a baggie, and then refrigerated them until I was ready to apply them to the cake.

When it was time to put them on the cake, I used a butter knife with a small amount of warm water to barely moisten the chocolate frosting, then stuck the fondant squares on.  They stayed put overnight and also the entire time we were in the extremely humid indoor water park!

Party favors:  I ordered test tubes and filled them with coordinating colors of M&M's.  After finding some free clip art for creeper faces and flames, I had them printed and then taped them to the tubes.  The white box is filled with floral foam and then covered with black beans.

Sorting M&M's was a fun activity for the boys! 

The birthday boy having some fun!

His invitation was purchased from etsy

And that's EIGHT!  Happy Birthday to my sweet baby, who's not a baby anymore!  I can't wait to see what this year brings for you.  Kiss kiss

Related Posts:
Chase's 1st Birthday: Cowboys
Chase's 2nd birthday: Cord party
Chase's 3rd birthday: Bugs
Chase's 4th birthday: Fireman
Chase's 5th birthday: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Chase's 6th birthday: Radioactive
Chase's 7th birthday: Mad Scientist

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