Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

What you need:
1 box Pillsbury classic yellow cake mix- this one
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 cup water
1 cup chocolate chips
1tsp. vanilla extract
Pillbury creamy supreme chocolate fudge frosting- this one

Mix all ingredients (excluding icing) together in a mixing bowl. Place cupcake liners into cupcake pans (I made 12 regular and 12 mini cupcakes with this recipe) and pour batter 2/3 full into each liner. Bake on 350 for 19 minutes for large cupcakes and 12 minutes for mini cupcakes.

Allow to cool before icing. (I also melt my icing in the microwave for 20 seconds and use a spatula to spread it- this allows it to go on easily without taking off the top of the cupcakes.)

Easy and delicious!

My "niece" Teagan was quite excited about these little treats and was throwing out the "tank tu's" to her Aunt Hea, until she realized her mama was only gonna let her have one mini one...
Sweet girl! Life is so tough sometimes.

But I'm pretty sure this means we can say they're kid-tested too. ;)



Monday, April 14, 2014

#nelsendays2014 Week 14

Day 92:

Day 93: I love my hairdresser! She is the first hairdresser I have ever had- yep, I didn't move away from Great Clips or having friends or Matt's mom cut my hair until I was 26 years old. ;) But she is the BEST! If you live in the Atlanta area, mention my name or this blog and she will give you $20 off your first service! You can check out the salon here.
Day 94: Our little man received his first package in the mail! So thankful for sweet friends who are spoiling him already with the cutest new and hand-me-down clothes and books!

Day 95: Babymoon Bliss!

Day 96: Coconut water from a coconut?! Sure, why not?

Day 97: I don't think we could ever get used that beautiful ocean view

Day 98: Soaking up the sun :)

Have a great week!


Friday, April 11, 2014

Babymoon: Rooms, Resort, and what I wore?!

We are back! What a trip. Matt and I left last Saturday and were gone in the Dominican through Wednesday. It was the perfect amount of time to be away. We stayed at a resort called Sanctuary Cap Cana, which we found through Jetsetter.

Speaking of Jetsetter, if you missed yesterday's Ten on the 10th post on travel tips we've learned along the way, you can check it out here.

I've divided this post into four main sections: Pics from my phone which captured most of our daily happenings, our rooms, the resort with pics from my real camera, and, strangely enough, a section on what I wore. ;)

Phone Pics:

Coconut water from a coconut!

View from our table at dinner the first night

View from lunch!

This shot came right after one of the workers asked if I was having twins- AHHH! That's dreadful when you're 9 months, must less 6! haha... if this baby's anything like his daddy though, who was 10lbs, I'll probably be getting a lot more "twin" comments in the upcoming months. ;)

Our room was in the castle-looking building

View from our balcony:

The grounds on the resort were so pretty!
Taking it in- love him :)

Last lunch before we left!

The rooms:
Like Matt always does, he asked if there were any available upgrades at no extra charge when we checked in. The guy at the front desk said there were three rooms he could show us, but none were available for our first night. So for our first night, we stayed in this room:

Then we were upgraded at no extra charge to this room:

The view from the balcony was our favorite part!

The Resort

Babymoon Attire:
I'm cracking up that I have a section labeled this as I am about as far from a fashion blogger as one can get, but since you asked on Instragram, here are where my suits, accessories, and clothes came from:

 This bathing suit top I borrowed from a friend, who bought it at Old Navy. They don't have the same one right now, but you can search their others here. The bottoms are from target. Just their regular bottoms in navy blue (but I got the tie kind so that they can expand through the summer) ;) I had terrible luck with Target's in-store maternity bathing suits, but they seem to have a much better selection online!

This bathing suit is from Pea in a Pod. It was not cheap, but after said experience in the Target dressing room trying on their maternity suits, I did not care. It is 20% off online right now! And if you go in the store, ask if they'll match the online price- they did for me! The hat is from Target.

The bag is my Prada knock off- made by a little brand you may know called Merona. ;) You can get it here (and it's much cuter in person than their online pictures show).

The top is from Gap Maternity online. It's their essential tank (right now they're only showing solids for some reason, so here is a similar one from Old Navy). The skirt is from Old Navy online- I'm fairly certain I will be living in it this summer- so comfortable!

I think that about covers it! Y'all were way too sweet with your comments on my growing belly- especially after the twin comment! bahaha... a pregnant girl loves some words of affirmation- or at least this one does! ;)

It's FRIDAY!!! Have a great weekend!