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Happy Easter! Get Eggcited!

Happy Resurrection Day! After church, we go off to the grandparents houses for dinner, Easter baskets, and fun. Sometimes there's an Easter egg hunt and egg decorating, somewhere in there.

How will you and the kids decorate your eggs? These past few years no one really cares about decorating eggs with just dye anymore. That's so old school! Here's a round up of some of my favs that I dare you to try today.
Better Homes & Garden
JoyEverAfter Blog

Start your Easter morning with this smoothie
While you're at it, try folding your napkins into a bunny. 
Fill some eggs with Kellogs Rice Krispies like we did the other day. 
Easter Basket Cupcakes, whaaat!
Look at the ears on these goodiebags


Perking Up With An Apple Pie Smoothie

Occasionally in the morning when we're rushing, I'll make a smoothie for everyone. It's usually something I drink in place of a meal or snack, anyway. Today I made an Apple Pie Smoothie. 

Leah can be picky at times and doesn't want breakfast at all, just cereal. Charles is the breakfast chef, but since he had to be at work early today, I  made us both the smoothie with protein and I mixed Leah's up with some of her Vanilla Pediasure.

It was my first time making this one. There are different recipes but I used what I had. Sometimes I order from Peapod and their frozen Greek yogurt is really good. In my freezer right now is Apple Cinnamon Frozen Greek Yogurt.

I blended that, almond milk, and a little bit of apple juice together. For protein you can add whey powder. It is soooo good. If you don't have the same frozen yogurt, you can also use apple sauce or stewed apples.

So, as I'm working on a few of my projects this is what I'm currently sipping on:-) It will make a perfect drink for a party! I don't particularly like apple pie, but this I can do.

It's been a lot going on these past few weeks, family wise. Life can't always be rainbows and unicorns, I know. This little smoothie gave me an inch of perk though.

More updates and news on new products coming soon!!

A Pop of Flower Bridal Shower

Wedding season is here!! New items have been added to Pink Cupcakes and Paper in the last few months, have you seen them!? If your wedding is fast approaching, that means your bridal shower should be coming up soon. Today, I'm sharing with all of you, our new card design and other new products!

A Pop of Flower Shower Invite

That's right we've got vintage paper straws, cupcake wrappers, chevron cupcake wrappers, and diamond confetti to scatter about on your party tables. All are available in assorted colors. How will you style your bridal shower?

April Showers Brings Fun Rain Boots & Sunshine Wall Art

Okay people, I have never ever worn rain boots a day in my life. This spring, they have become my new obsession. I figured I write this post after getting so many questions and compliments about the pair I recently bought.

Last month it snowed so bad that we accumulated lots of water and slush here in Chicago. One of those days it also rained creating ponds on the sidewalks and streets. I remember it like it was yesterday, because I damn near almost drowned and my winter boots were soaked. First of all, if you don't know, I'm only 4ft 10". This is the day I was possessed into wanting my first pair of rain boots. I apparently was not the only one with this idea because I couldn't find any in stores. So, I did what I always do and went online. 6pm.com is my favorite online shop for shoes and these are what I found...

 1. NOMAD Puddles Herringbone 2. NOMAD Puddles CAMO 3. Chooka Top Solid Mid Gloss Poppy  4. Chooka Top Solid Mid Gloss Turquoise 5. Dirty Laundry Royal Orange Polkadots 6.Tretorn Kelly Vinter Salmon 7. Timberland Welfleet Purple 8. Kamik Naomi Wide Yellow

Oh,  have you seen the new wall art print added in the shop...


 I ended up choosing the yellow boots. I wanted to be different and wear something that popped and would make me feel cute, fun, and happy on a rainy day. Sometimes days like these can be so depressing  and they definitely do just that. Every time I look at them I smile. They are also very comfortable which is another plus.

Leah seems to think they are her play shoes
 I paid 29.99 for them with shipping and I think I used a coupon code which took off $2.00 on top of that, but I can't remember where I found it. I have a feeling I will be going back for more...

❤ Easter Egg Rice Crispy Treats ❤

It's officially time to prepare for spring/summer months. For us, that means wedding season! This is one of the most favorite times of the year for PC&P but we also get pretty overwhelmed.

On the flip side, Leah is in her whining stage. If she can't communicate what she wants, she'll just whine or fall out. It's quite humorous, but I try not laugh. Instead, I make her stand at attention, calm down, breath, and talk it out until I get what she means.

Since I think the snow is officially gone and today was a little warm, I decided to take her for a walk to get frosting and sprinkles. You read correctly. I apparently ran out. In the spirit of Easter, we needed them for our Easter Egg Rice Crispy Treats:-)

Rice crispy treats are already fun to make, but she had fun getting messy and stuffing these eggs with her little fingers. After eating one and tasting the different color jellybeans, ( which was over after eating a purple and black one) she fell right to sleep. Naptime was a success. Here's what we did...

  • 7oz Marshmellow Fluff
  • 3 TBSP of coconut oil (most recipes use butter) you'll get the same outcome...

  1. Pour rice crispies in a bowl
  2. Spray inside all of the eggs with cooking spray
  3. In large saucepan melt butter, or pour in oil over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour the melted marshmallows on the KELLOGG'S RICE KRISPIES and stir until well coated.
  5. Stuff each egg and close. Let cool for 10 minutes
  6. They should slip right out. Decorate with frosting, sprinkles, or chocolate!

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At 3:34am on June 19, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

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At 11:03pm on November 19, 2011, Sugar Plums and Lollipops said…

Hi T.L,

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Happy Monday :D What are you blogging about this week?
At 9:24am on October 14, 2011, Jeannette Fender said…

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Every weekend I host the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop. It's a great way to find new followers and friends as well as get to know more of your fellow mom bloggers. If you're not familiar with a blog hop, all you have to do is add your blog to the list. Participants then "hop" from blog to blog to find great new blogs! It's a ton of fun! I'd love to have you join us. It's going on now so come on over and link up! You can find it here:http://www.jmanandmillerbug.com/2011/10/finding-new-friends-weekend-blog-hop_13.html#more. Be sure to leave a messge if you join up so that I can follow you back!


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