Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Chocolate {YOU I Adore}

Anyone else a die hard chocolate fan?  Every time I even look at chocolate, my mouth starts to water. 

I could eat chocolate every day of the year and not get sick of it. 

Yeah, I'm pretty much helpless.  AND devoted. 

So, I am sharing some scrumptious pictures from my Chocolate LOVE pinterest board. 

Your mouth will be watering by the time we're done here too. 

Just wait.  Oh and I am not sure what to do about the ones that are in different languages.  I guess we can just look and drool.  Unless someone knows how to translate for me?

{Links are under pics}
Sticky Chocolate Cupcakes from Cook Republic

Oreo Tart from LRF

Heavenly Chocolate Truffles from Inspried Taste
Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes from She Makes and Bakes

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod
Dark Chocolate Bread from Wistfully Country at tumbler

The Ultimate Chocolate Peanut Butter Sundae at Bless this Nest

Mississipi Mud Pie from Martha Stewart
Chocolate Mint Brownies from Mom on Time Out

Linking up with these parties

Monday, February 25, 2013

Trendy Tuesday #25

Welcome back to Trendy Tuesday!  I am always so happy to have you visit!  I only wish it were in person!  {grin}

If you haven't had a chance to stop here by this week, be sure to check out the free spring printables I made. 

Yes, I know, spring is coming!  Isn't that exciting?!  Yay!! {Go here to print}

Also, check out the fun vintage bottle banner I had fun making!  It's very versatile and fun to change up for whatever you're making it for!

Feature for this week is some delicious looking Healthy Omega 3 cookies 
I just HAVE to try soon.  They look so yummy!  

Thank you Ruthie from What's Cooking With Ruthie

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Vintage Bottle Banner

All it's made of is some fun vintage looking bottles and some twine.  So super easy and fun.

And I am thinking of adding some flowers eventually.

I used this banner for a recent vintage baby shower I did.  It really it quite versatile.

Hope you enjoy!

Here it was at the baby shower

Also be sure to check out the free Spring Printables 
right here on Sweet Little Gals!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fun Spring Printables

I love printables, mostly because I think it's fun to be able to use them however I want to.

And for some reason I really been having a blast making them lately.

And because I am SO longing for spring, here's a collection of fun spring printables I made in the past few days.

Hope you enjoy! {The links are under the pictures}

Keep Calm and Enjoy Spring

Happy Spring

Spring Love Printable

Does this make you as excited for spring as I am?  {grin}

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Winter Printable {Free}

This is my very first try at making my very own printable.

We'll see how it goes.  ha!

Let me know if this doesn't work for you, kay?

Here it is.  I love this quote and wanted to share it with you. 

Hope you have a lovely wintery day!

Snowy Fun

I can't believe it.  Sunday was gorgeous outside and 30 degrees...a warm front for ND!

That doesn't happen too often here on the prairie, so we enjoy it when it does.

 Right now there's a ton of snow here and it's sticky so the girls enjoyed making some snowmen.
Nothing like being able to play outside when you've been cooped up for so many months.  Ahhh!

So here's some pictures of our winter fun on the prairie!

Anyone else have some snowy adventures recently?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

25 Fun Winter Activities for Kids

 Right now here in ND we are in the middle of the coldest part of the year.  It's been freezing outside for months now and below zero for weeks at a time.

Yep, not gonna lie, we are starting to go a little crazy!

I love to stay at home, but after awhile, I get sick of being stuck inside all of the time!

And my kids go even crazier than I do by this time of the year!  So...I came up with a list for you {and me} of fun activities that kids can do to make the cold long winter days seem shorter and more fun.

Hope this helps your kids make it through till spring finally comes!

1.  Play grocery store.  Round up either real or fake food, clothes, and anything fun that you can pretend to buy and sell.  Find some fun play money to use or use chocolate coins for fun.  

2.  Play doctor.  Use bandaides, toilet tissues, bottles, and blankets to create a clinic.  Let your kids take turns being the doctors and patients. 

3.  Make homemade play dough, slime, or fun glitter gak.

4.  Bake cookies and wrap some up to drop by the neighbors houses.

5.  Play school.  Learn the alphabet, new words, or read some new books.  Take turns being the teachers and students.  Make a chalkboard and pretend you are in school in the old days.

6.  Play library.  Have a contest to see how many books you can read.  Give a brand new book to the person who wins the contest.

7.  Play sherades.  Act out plays or Bible stories and use costumes to make it all seem very real. 

8.  Play camping.  Set up a tent in the living room.  Make a pretend campfire and use flashlights and tell stories.  Eat s'mores and sandwiches and go for "hikes" to find bears and moose.

9.  Have a hot chocolate party.  Make homemade hot chocolate and s'mores.  Invite friends to enjoy the fun.

10.  Create a personalized photo album for each child.  Gather together some fun pictures, paper, and other fun things.  Have them help create their very own memory book to remember good times.

11.  Create a giant Noah's ark in your living room or bedroom.  Take out all of the stuffed animals and pretend to have a rainstorm.  Let the kids use their imaginations.  Play Noah's Ark songs.

12.  Have a painting day.  Paint pictures or posters.  You could also paint personalized T-shirts with sponges.

13.  Have a United States party.  Find photos and fun facts about all of the states and make an album with a page about each state.  

14.  Have a music party.  Play everyone's favorite songs and sing them together.  Pick a word and see how many songs you can come up with that have that word in them.

15.  Have a people day.  Call friends and family and make sure the kids get to talk to all of them.  Tell the kids special facts about each person that they called and make sure to let each person know how special they are to you.

16.  Have a Mind your Manners party.  Make a dinner and have the kids practice their manners to each other as they eat their meal.  Watch a movie about manners.

17.  Play an old fashioned game of hide and seek. 

18.  Plan a gym day with your friends. 

19.  Take a day to go to your favorite restaurants.  Get your meal at one place, and your dessert at the next.  Enjoy talking about why people like certain foods more than others.

20.  Have a game day.  Take out all of your favorite games and play them.  Make sure to talk about being good sports and make sure everyone knows to have fun.

21.  Have a special kids day where they can do something that they want to do.  They get to choose the activity and you will do it with them.  Within reason of course.

22.   Have a photography party.  Go driving and take pictures of your day.  Go home and make an album to document your day.  Share with Daddy when he gets home.

23.  Go outside and make snowmen and snow angels!!  On a warm day of course!

24.  Have an exercise day.  See how many stretches and exercises you can do before you get tired!

25.  Learn how to make something clay animals, for instance.  Enjoy making mistakes and learning together.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Trendy Tuesday #24

Welcome back to Trendy Tuesday!  So glad to have you all here. 

We had tons of fun with Valentine's Day this past week...I have to admit it's been kinda hard to figure out what to blog about now that it's gone!

I miss it.  And the girls do too.  Anyone love that day as much as we do?  {grin}

I posted some late V-Day projects I made...a fun chalk heart banner and my sweet little dough hearts on the ladder.  Hope you enjoy!

And here's the fun feature of the week...a beautiful chevron kitchen makeover from If It's Not Baroque!!  I just adore this!  LOVE the colors and the chevron style going on!

Ok, time to party!!  Can't wait to see what you all have been up to this week!!
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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Valentine Decor {after glow}

Since I never had a chance to share my Valentine decor and two fun projects that I made recently, I thought I'd share them with you now.  

I had fun making a chalk banner as well as some homemade clay hearts to hang on my ladder. 

I'm actually sad to see Valentine's Day go this year.  We had a lot of fun!

Hope you enjoy.

Hope you had a fantastic day!

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