We had a pretty chill weekend, and that’s alright with me. I
jokingly told Dave last night that I need a day between Saturday and Sunday. It always happens. Sunday night, P goes to bed, Lo is drifting off…and I sit down (without a tiny human on me) for the first time all day, when I realize I need to make Peyton’s lunch because tomorrow is MONDAY. Ugh.
It’s actually hard to have a relaxing weekend with an infant and a 3 year old. Occasionally, they’ll nap at the same time, and the angels descend from the heavens and I sit on a cloud. Or I do laundry. This weekend was not one of those stars-aligned-with-coinciding-nap-times, so while Lo is napping, I need to keep P entertained [read: quiet], my solution? Arts and crafts. We did a bunch of fun Valentine’s Day crafts, and made some fun decorations for the new side table.The pink mason jar was found in the Target Dollar spot, and P and I found some sticks. I cut out some hearts, and we hot glued them to the sticks. Simple, but it kept her occupied for about 30 minutes, and I love how it looks! Then we took some extra matting paper (used to hold one of our engagement pictures – don’t tell Dave!) and we slathered on ALL of my brightest lip sticks, and kissed and kissed and kissed. I think these decorations took about 40 minutes combined and under $5. What could be better than that?!
A few posts back, I linked to this recipe saying I was going to attempt it. I didn’t have high hopes, and actually expected to end up on Pinterest Fails. To my complete and utter shock, it turned out. You can click this link for the original recipe, but basically, I made pound cake according to the box, and added pink food coloring. I baked it at 350 degrees for 40 minutes, let it cool, wrapped it in Cling Wrap and put it in the fridge for an hour. After the hour had passed, I mixed up another box of pound cake, and set it aside. I sliced the pound cake, and used a heart cookie cutter on every slice. I poured a little of the new batter into my pan, then inserted the pink hearts, I stuffed them in there from end to end, then poured the rest of the batter on top of he hearts. Baked it according to the box, let it cool, then I cut it before frosting it, because I was anxious to see how it tired out! I was actually impressed with how fun and easy this recipe was!