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Easter Goodies

Tonight I made some Easter goodies for my Kindergarten kiddos! I decided to make homemade ice cream sandwiches as one of their treats. This was my first adventure with ice cream sandwich making and for the most part it went smoothly. If you want a fast yet somewhat special treat for Easter I would recommend trying these.
Here is what I did:

1. Purchase two packages of Ready to Bake Easter cookies. They are 2.50 each but when you buy two you can get .40 off

2. Cook as directed on the box

For some reason my bunnies came out smaller than my chicks.

3. Buy the ice cream of your choice, I chose sherbet because of the Easter colors but it was a little trickier than I assume other ice creams would be.

4. Scoop out a scoop of ice cream and sandwich it gently between two cookies.

5. Wrap individually with Saran wrap and freeze until you are ready to enjoy!

Yes, that is my dog sticking her head in the freezer. She is under the impression that all food storage areas belong to her.

In other baking adventures:
My spatula broke right off the top when I was stirring rice crispies....BOO!!

Have a Happy Easter!!!


"I love panties" and Avery's Birthday Party

Let's start with a funny story. I made shirts for our small party business yesterday. I chose to use a cursive font on the front and for a small portion on the back. The front said "I love parties" and we put our logo on the back. I was proudly wearing my shirt in the kitchen and talking to Grant, when I noticed him staring at my shirt. 

Then he asks "Are you going to wear that shirt to the party?"
Me: "Of course, why wouldn't I? (now I am turned around showing him the back)
Him: "Well, you know what I thought it said"
Me: "No.....what?"
Him: "Ash, it looks like it says "I love panties"
Me: "Oh my gosh!!! It does!!!

I wish I had a picture to show you what it looked like before, but at the time I was only concerned about correcting it. I took a picture of the after so you can use your imagination.

sorry it is such a poor picture, notice the r, it was actually cursive all the way down, looking very much like the letter n

How funny would it be if it said "Oh happy day, panties and events"

Well, yesterday was Avery's Birthday party. It turned out to be very cute, and I think the girls had a good time. Here are some pictures from the par-tay!!

The serving table

I made these simple buckets using my cricut and dollar spot buckets from target

Lisa, brought several silver pieces to use for serving. The chalkboard tags are from Michael's dollar spot

The cupcake tower

Hanging felt cutouts from dollar tree

Silver and pink napkins and plates from Target

Party straws and mason jars were used for the lemonade.

The Birthday Girl sporting her Birthday shirt

I made two of these candle centerpieces using tulle and princess wands that my Mom bought on clearance. I cut the A out of scrap vinyl using my cricut. I already owned the candle and jar.
Pennants hanging from the banister
Avery's invitation

This chalkboard hung on the front door

The girls had three activities to do at the party:

1. Create picture frames to hold their "dress up picture"

2. Dress up 

3. Decorating these cute princess crowns

The girls took home these party favors which contained crayons shaped like princess castles

Happy Birthday Avery!!!


Canton Trip

Katie and I got back from our Canton trip last night feeling smelly, dirty, tired but oh so extremely happy! We had such a good time gabbing, laughing and of course finding some really wonderful items. It was my best canton trip so far, mostly because of the company but also because we both came home with some awesome deals.  My best purchase was my gigantic letter B that will have a new home on my staircase wall.  I also found a small B to add to the collection, I tried to drive a hard bargain for the 3 1/2 foot B but I ended up paying full price, $35.

Here she is in our stairwell, as well as my other B's

I picked up this small B as well, it is located on the far left of the wall

I found several other goodies 
1. This hanging chip clip holder was thrown in when I bought the sled

I hung it to the left of the sink 

2. A vintage sled
I have been looking for a sled to go next to my fireplace in the winter. I found an adorable one at a boutique store in Amarillo but $120 was just too expensive.
 I found this one for 15

3. Vintage luggage tags $2 for 12

 4. A piece of chippy wood to replicate this later

Katie picked up a cute metal box, a vintage scale, and a piece of chippy wood.

Here are some other photos of the shenanigans that went on and other treasures that we couldn't afford

We saw several of these and thought it would be perfect as a beverage cooler or planter on my patio
Katie really loved this piece and if I remember correctly it was only $70

"Is that bad to do do do do do do do?" ode to SNL found here
Old hooks and keys

Camp Blanket

Vintage Milk Tabs

Ketchup Accident

We thought we could cross this creek as a short cut, but then realized it was 10 feet wide and filled with water

funnel cake

Adorable benches made of old headboards 
I'm not sure which hurt more after our trip, my knees from walking our my stomach from laughing. Either way it was a blast and I can't wait to go again soon.

Have a great week!