My online shopping habit came into fruition yesterday when several boxes were delivered at once. I've been planning for spring for the kiddos mainly with a few things sprinkled in for myself. I'm pretty excited for spring to come and to get back outside and see the sun again. It may be a while for us here in Ohio, but I'll be ready when it comes!
One of the things I always have a hard time with is finding something a little nicer than flip flops to wear when it gets warm. Don't worry, I heart me some flip flops! Sometimes I just want to wear something a little nicer but not heels. I also heart me some heels but they're not practical when I'm trying to keep up with my kiddos.
I found these at Nordstrom Rack (online of course - here) and they are really comfy. They will work well with fun sun dresses or just with shorts or jeans.
I am wishing I could wear them today but alas, there is snow on the ground and we are sub forty degrees here.
We celebrated Cameron's birthday this weekend. He is growing so fast and my heart could just burst when I see what a big, caring, smart, and creative boy he has become. My kids are not having birthday parties this year since we went to Disneyland, but I wanted to do something fun for him. I reached back into my 1980's childhood and decided to make him cupcakes in ice cream cones! I always thought these were so cool when I was a kid!
How to make these cupcakes:
These were easy and easier to clean up than regular cupcakes or cake. First, I arranged the cupcakes in a 13x9 baking dish. I was able to fit 22 of them without any tipping. These were not 100% sturdy so I had to be careful moving them around. Second, I made the boxed cake batter per the directions on the box. Third, I filled each one up (too high and some of them baked over the top - oops!) Next time I will probably only fill them up about 2/3 of the way. Finally, I baked them for about 35-40 minutes. It took longer than I thought it would and MUCH longer than the regular cupcake instructions on the boxed mix.
When they were cool, I frosted them and dipped them into a little tray of sprinkles. So easy! The kiddos loved them! So did my parents!
Madeline wanted her nails painted this afternoon, and since I was feeling spring so much, we both decided to go for some pink nail polish. It definitely lifts my mood. Spring will be here before we know it!