Floral Tank from Forever 21 - $9.80
Cream Skirt from Target (circa 2005) - probably about $20
Brown Wedges from Target clearance - $8
Statement necklace from Forever 21 - $7.80
A very reasonable outfit at a grand total of less than: $46!
Gabby's Family Party on Saturday
I made two desserts for my family's party on Saturday.
The first was a Nutella Mousse Carrot Patch. I specifically searched "dirt" desserts - just so I could make tiny carrot toppers! The original recipe is for a layered dirt cup, but as long as there is Nutella, cream cheese, and cool whip involved - I figured it would be hard to mess it up. I doubled the recipe so that I could use it both days.
Orange Mike and Ike's for the carrots
I wasn't too excited about any of the recipes I found so I just kind of combined ideas. I ended up buying a vanilla cake mix and substituted coconut milk for water. I was super nervous because I've never had success with a layered cake... but it actually turned out really good!
The finishing touch was dark chocolate bunny with a festive ribbon tied around his neck!
Donny's Family Party on Sunday
I brought two sides and two desserts to Donny's parent's house on Sunday.
I've seen caprese skewers before, so I don't have a specific link as inspiration...but it's a pretty basic (and delicious) concept.
Of course, it had to be Easter themed, so I used bunny and egg cupcake toppers as the skewers.
Peanut Butter Fingers recently re-posted the link to her Arugula, feta and watermelon salad and it looked so light and fresh I was excited to contribute that dish as well. I forgot to get a photo at the time, but I did remember to snap a quick picture on my phone before I dug in to the leftovers today.
Rice Krispy Treat Eggs actually worked! I was concerned that they wouldn't come out easily so I greased the socks off of these eggs (note: you actually can use too much butter/Pam... so in the future I will cut back on the greasing...they did end up a little slimier than what I'd hoped)
I also wanted to give a little something to the ladies and saw this idea on Pinterest too. Nail polish in coordinating Easter eggs!
And now to finish the post - here's lot's of pictures of my adorable 4 month old niece, Poppy! She loved watching the hockey game with Uncle Donny
Playing with grandpa's stuffed animal, "Oddy Boy" from when he was a baby. That bear is over 60 years old!