Nautical Birthday Party Ideas; Nautical Photo Shoot, My Little Ones First Birthday

Nautical Photo Shoot Cake Smash

My mom threw the BEST parties when I was a kid! I'm not kidding. Our Halloween parties were the talk of the town! I haden't entertained in like 2 years because of the little one. Who has parties when they can't drink? I'm sure plenty of people do, but I'm not one of them. I had never had a kids party before and honestly, I haven't really been to many either. I know this is a special one - the little one's FIRST Birthday! Totally special, and as far as I can tell the only Birthday party where … [Read more...]

End of the Garden Stuffed Yellow Squash (or Zucchini); Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

Giant Summer Squash/Yellow Squash

The end of the summer is growing near :( boo! I'm almost sick of yellow squash and zucchini - almost! When the end of the summer draws near vegetables in the garden start to produce less often and I tend to forget to harvest them regularly. This means that there will inevitably be a few zuchinni and summer squash that we'll forget to pick and will grow HUGE. What can you do with a giant zuchinni or yellow squash?  I'd imagine there are multiple things;  however, the skins get tougher and the … [Read more...]

Classic Buttercream Icing, Frosting Icing (Without Shortening); Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free Recipe (with option for Dairy Free & Vegan)

Classic Buttercream Icing without Shortening; Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Whey Free Recipe

Yesterday I posted a recipe for an allergen free cake I made for my little one's cake smash photos. The cake (of course) is not complete without some frosting. Personally, I always hated the icing on cakes. I look back now and it is pretty gross with all of the hydrogenated oils :(. This frosting is SUPER rich, sweet, and delicious. I modified it slightly from a recipe by A Savory Sweet Life. It's made without shortening (hydrogenated oils) and only includes 4 ingredients. This frosting is … [Read more...]

Organic, Allergen Free, Low Sugar, Carrot, Zucchini Spice 1st Birthday “Smash” Cake; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Corn Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Chocolate Free

Organic, Allergen Free, Low Sugar, Carrot, Zucchini Spice 1st Birthday "Smash" Cake; Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Corn Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Chocolate Free

Like I mentioned before, my little one's first birthday is fast approaching. I've been up early multi-tasking like a mad person every morning. I kid you not, I had no idea I can do so many projects at one time!  We had a one year photo shoot on Friday so I was up early Friday morning trying to finish everything last minute - I thought I was going to have a melt down. Oddly though, every single thing I did in my panicked rush turned out perfect, from my Maritime Flag Birthday Banner backdrop, to … [Read more...]