Poofy Cheeks

August 24, 2016

Farmhouse Style Magnetic Photo Board

DIY Farmhouse Style Magnetic Photo Board Tutorial. This post may contain affiliate links to items I purchased or used.
 
Thanks to HGTVs show Fixer Upper with JoJo and Chip the farmhouse style has become really darn popular. I'll admit I have always loved the farmhouse look mixed with shabby chic and pops of color. Joanna has taken that love to a whole new level. For Mother's Day this year I created farmhouse style magnetic photo boards for my mom and mother-in-law. They were really quick and easy to make and I loved the way they turned out so much that I made myself one a few weeks afterwards. I have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to share them so it might be a few months later but they are finally making their blog debut. These would also make amazing birthday or Christmas gifts for moms and grandmas.
 
Farmhouse Style Magnetic Photo Board Tutorial - Great Photo Gift Idea
 

August 23, 2016

Recipe: Vanilla Marshmallow Coffee Milkshake

A Vanilla Marshmallow Coffee Milkshake recipe using International Delight Iced Vanilla Coffee.

School is back in and for some of you the weather is starting to change into Fall but here in Florida the hot temperatures are only just beginning. It has been in the 90s and I melt every time I walk from the air conditioning to go outside. The hot weather is still perfect for pool days, beach days, weekend barbecues and cold drinks. Even early in the morning as I am loading kids for school and daycare the heat has me working up a sweat.

 
A refreshing summer coffee drink. Grab the recipe for a Vanilla Marshmallow Coffee Milkshake.

This past weekend my family and I hung out around the house. We did a big house cleaning, finished the laundry for the week and had friends over for a cookout Saturday night. Overall it was a busy yet relaxing weekend that we all needed. Last week was the first week of school and daycare for our two littlest babes and it was a rough week for everyone. This is the first time any of our children have gone to daycare so it was the first week of daycare for Mike and I too. By Friday night we were exhausted!! I was in bed by 9pm. The babes were so excited to head to daycare with their new book bags and lunch boxes Monday morning but then every day after that was filled with tears as they said they didn't want to go and it broke my mom heart. On Tuesday I cried the whole way to work after dropping them at daycare wondering if I was making the right decision to return to a job outside the home. Oh the #momlife ...

They looked so darn cute Monday morning though-


August 15, 2016

Recipe: Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken is hands down one of my husband's favorite dinners and a few years ago when I made it for my parents they started adding it to their dinner rotation too. Now my sister and brother even cook it in their homes which makes it a complete family favorite! It is easy to make and doesn't take much time.
 
Now that I am back to work full time there are some meals that take too long and I save them for weekend dinners. This is one I am fine with making on a week night. Last week I was running late from work and my husband started it until I got home and took over - he is great like that! He has been jumping in the kitchen more and more lately... coming home to a man in the kitchen is one of the hottest things in my opinion LOL!
 
 
Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Dinner Recipe
 
The cast of characters involve Mr. Honey Bear and some other fairly simple ingredients.  We prefer the honey goat cheese from Publix but regular goat cheese will do too.
 
Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Dinner Recipe

August 11, 2016

Boutique Hair Bow Tutorial with Step by Step Instructions and Pictures

I like big bows and I cannot lie! I'm sharing another hair bow tutorial and this one is for a big in your face bow. Now if I could only get Delilah to stop loosing them and actually KEEP them in her hair all day! It is a good thing I am making her bows myself instead of buying them! Bows are really pretty easy to make and don't take any crazy supplies. I'm sure most of you already have a lighter, scissors and some sort of string around your house. Pick up the ribbon and you are in business.
 
 
Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

Boutique Hair Bow - Step by Step Insctructions

SUPPLIES:
  • Lighter
  • Scissors
  • Twine/String/Fishing Line (I use what I have but prefer fishing line)
  • 2 inch Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 1/2 inch Grosgrain or Satin Ribbon
  • 1 barrette
  • Hot Glue Gun