For those not in the know, Belgium's national drink is BEER. Beers of all lovely varieties. I went to Belgium hating beer and came back with an appreciation.
So those Belgians do some weird stuff with their beers. You can get a framboise (raspberry), peche (peach), pomme (apple), kriek (cherry). You can also order up a mazut, which is a 50/50 mix of beer and Coke. Beer and coke? Blasphemy, you say? Well don't knock it till you try it sister. Anywho, in addition you can get a tasty little mix called a tango, which is grenadine and beer. Again... you never know till you try.
Check out the Daily Hops site for great beer reviews.
a. throw a fit at the library because he is missing nap time
b. do anything like try to pull my boob out while enjoying a story
c. fill his diaper with the corn and pasta from tonights dinner
Just look at how much he loves his books...
And if you want to get your own copy of Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton, click here.
Here is the dessert buffet with mini cheesecakes, mini cupcakes, creme puffs, and candies.
I made mini cupcake flags. They were really easy and turned out super cute! In case you can't read them, it said "Oh baby!" and Amanda's shower underneath.
We had two punch varieties that we served in two gallon old fashioned candy jars. One "adult" which was frozen cosmos, cranberry twist mixer, vodka, and cran apple juice. The other "baby" was cranberry juice, orange juice, ginger ale, and rainbow sherbet.
The favors were baby food jars (I used Gerber Organic) filled with Jelly Belly candies.
All in all, I think it was a big success. They got tons of great gifts for the baby and everyone enjoyed themselves.
And the gorgeous mommy & daddy are featured HERE with their thank you signs made by yours truly.
If YOU were taking this challenge with your significant other what would you give for each of the five senses? Leave it in the comments...
Here is my recipe for quick and EASY buttercreme frosting, just throw it all into the Kitchen Aid and whip it up:
1 stick unsalted butter
1 teaspoon of the best vanilla you can find
3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2-3 tablespoons of milk or cream
food coloring (I use the gel, you may need to lessen the milk if you use the liquid)
The grey one is big enough for a small weekend bag or a trip to the beach, and it is only a cool $10 right now!
Not only are you hot as can be, but your voice is like silk. If I weren't married to you know who, I would totally hook up with you. You were so hot on the Today Show this morning that even my coffee seemed icy. Hoda was one lucky girl.
Whew. For those of you not in the know... go out and get his new CD, Live from Philadelphia. Oh, and to you know who... The Fabulous Mr. Legend has been added to my "list" so if the opportunity ever arises (pun very much intended) I'm there.
So... this brings us to Christmas this year. As a suprise for me, husband's grandma:
1. finds a place in the US that makes it.
2. has said company ship TWO of the most lovely cakes to her for Christmas dinner.
3. does all of the above sans internet.
Does she sound like the SWEETEST most incredible woman on the face of the planet? Because she is.
If you would like to enjoy this decadent, incredible, lovely treasure yourself... here is where she got it! Also, I would avoid reading what is in the STP before sampling it. It sounds less appetizing on paper than what it tastes like. Plop some crazy expensive and lovely vanilla ice cream or some homemade whipped cream on it and you've got yourself an orgasm on a plate.
On the first day of Christmas, my true friend gave to meeeee, some Playtex for my tree. As promised a tutorial for how to make your very own TAMPON ANGEL this Christmas.
She maintains that the most important thing is choosing the right plug for your project. Not just any old tampon will do. The evidence in these pictures show what kind of sad little angel you could end up with if you go with an off-brand. Her claim is that Playtex makes the superior angel product, so trust no other lest you end up with a deflated looking non-absorbant ornament.
Step 1 - Wet the tampon
Step 2 - Allow to dry and fluff a bit
Step 3 - Cut the top off of the aplicator (this will be your angel's face). Feed it over the now dry tampon.
Step 4 - DECORATE! Add pipe cleaner wings, hair, googlie eyes, etc... this is the creative and fun part.
Amy highly recommends this site for additional information and inspiration.