Easter #2 with the Rosebuds! If these dresses look familiar, they might be the same ones they wore for their first birthday back in August. (Shhh… Don’t tell ’em!) This year was a little more exciting, since the girls are into actually playing with things now. It also helps that they can sit up on their own and no longer spit up all over themselves. Woohoo! Progress!
Happy Easter! Just thought I’d share the festive cupcakes I made for the occasion using some of the goodies from this month’s My Bakers Box! These are (homemade!) carrot cake cupcakes with store-bought vanilla frosting. This was actually my first time making carrot cake(s) from scratch and I was really pleased/shocked at how well they turned out. I used a basic recipe for vegan carrot cake from “How it all Vegan” by Tanya Barnard and Sarah Kramer. I didn’t tweak it at all, except for going the cupcake route rather than a full-sized cake. I was lazy and used the only canned frosting […]
After nearly two full years of growing it out, my husband has decided to shave his beard today. I’m sad to see it go, but once I learned of the (adorable) infestation situation… Well, I knew it was time. Farewell, beard. Farewell, chicks.
I See Me! is a retail site that offers children’s books that are not only beautifully illustrated, but are also personalized with your child’s name, birthday, and more! How cool is that? In addition to books, I See Me! also offers a wide range of fun, gift-worthy items — growth charts, coloring books, placemats, stickers, lunchboxes — all personalized for your little one! Confession time! When I named my “2 little rosebuds”, I (kinda guiltily) knew I was giving one of them a bit of a disadvantage, name-wise. Now, Chloe is a pretty common name, so she’ll be alright… But Everly? […]
My Bakers Box is a new subscription box that sends you a fun selection of baking-related goodies every month. Items can range from cookie cutters, to cupcake liners, edible images, sprinkles, and more! Boxes can also include tips for using the items, as well as a recipe or two. The products are usually centered around a specific theme or time of year (holidays, seasons, etc). I was recently sent April’s My Bakers Box for review and was excited to see what was inside! Let’s take a look!
Another year, another “Year in Review” post… (How is 2013 already over?! Slow down, time!! Slow. Down.)
I’ve been finding myself saying this a lot lately: I am SO glad I had girls! When we first found out that we were having twins, Mike and I both were hoping for “one of each”. Best of both worlds and all that. But once they told us that there were 2 little girls in there, it just felt RIGHT. (Well, to me. Mike was kinda bummed, which was to be expected. I mean, he’s pretty outnumbered now with 3 girls in the house. Poor dude.) So yeah. Girls. Glad I have ’em. Reason #3789: Easter-freakin’-dresses!
Total indifference. That’s how I’d sum up the girls’ meeting with the Easter Bunny on Sunday. Pure “yep, just sittin’ here on a giant rabbit, no big deal…” indifference. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, given how “thrilled” they were to meet Santa. Thankfully, unlike Santa, there was no ridiculous fee to visit this toothy-grinned, oversized rodent bunny wabbit. The fellow parents were well-behaved, despite it being a zillion degrees in the “bunny room”. The line was long(ish), but we were in and out in 30 minutes or so. Yeah, one of the girls may or may not have vomited […]
I can’t believe tomorrow is the first day of March. Where the hell did February go? Slow down, 2013! Geez. Welp, cereal is still enemy #1 in the Rose house. Actually, that’s not entirely true. Despite sometimes crying through the whole thing, Ev has been eating like a champ. Chloe, on the other hand, well… She needs work. Her mouth wants the food, but her tongue says no. I consulted Dr. Google and it may be the “tongue thrust reflex”, which causes her to push the food back out. Some people say to take a break and try again in […]
I’ve never been a follower of any particular religion. I was baptized as a baby, but that’s as far as I got. With that said, Easter has never been much of a big deal for me. Sure, when I was a wee lil’ whippersnapper, I took much delight in hunting for my basket full of pastel-wrapped goodies & rainbow-colored jelly beans… What kid didn’t? But once I learned that the whole “Easter bunny” thing was a big sham, the holiday just kind of lost its appeal. It went downhill even more once I hit my teenage years & went vegetarian. […]