" All About the Details: February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Exciting News!

I've got some exciting news to share!

I won a month of free advertising over at Palmettos & Pigtails.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Inspiration Round Up [Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss]

Dr. Seuss Toddlers
Dr. Seuss' Birthday is March 9th, its a great excuse to play with the kids and have a fun filled day!

My kids are a little to young this year to appreciate anything fun and cute I do to celebrate it. Instead I've searched the internet and pinterest for super cute ideas for next year.

I've got 9 great ideas for next year and I'm sharing them with you.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Lucky Clover Field]

The inspiration behind today's project was a simple Clover Field. The thought of sun shine & rainbows along a clover field makes me smile. I'm almost finished with my St. Patricks Day Mantel and this fits perfectly with it.

You'll only need a few things...

Monday, February 25, 2013

Make it Monday [Lemon Apple Blueberry Pancakes]

Pancakes are huge in our house and I've made enough over the past few months to no longer need a recipe! I was getting ready to make the twins blueberry pancakes [their favorite] when two other ingredients caught my eye: Lemon & Apple. I put them all together and they were great! The twins devoured them.

MOM Review [Mary Kay TimeWise Miracle Set Part II]

This is a day 7 update on my 2 week review. I have been using the product for 7 days now and things are going great.

I am not able to post a photo of my face because it has been an emotional week [my grandma passed away] and my puffy eyes are not a result of the Miracle Set.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quick Craft [St. Patricks Day Headband]

With Valentines Day over I'm moving on the the next holidays...St. Patricks Day and Easter! I'm thinking ahead to what the twins will wear just so I can take pictures... its fun even though they don't always cooperate.

This headband was super easy to make and the clover is removable so you can put it on a headband for adults too!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Sesame Street Light Post]

Even though the twins bday party was almost two year ago [wow] I still get asked about the Sesame Street Light Post my husband built. Today [with his help] I'd like to share with you how he made it. It's a DIY project that he made up as he went and the light post came out wonderfully. Here's how he did it.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Make it Monday [Mimi's Corn Chowder]

Today I'm sharing with you my favorite soup of all time. I'm not sure if you've heard of Mimi's Cafe or not but they have the best Corn Chowder! For years I've gone there and ordered their soup and salad combo. The last few visits I've been slightly disappointed [menu changes], so I desided to try to make it myself at home. They have the recipe listed right here. For the most part this is the same recipe, I did make a few changes though.

Such an easy soup in less than an hour!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

MOM Review [Mary Kay TimeWise Miracle Set Part I]

As a Mom Of Multiples [MOM] I don't always have a lot of time for me. To be honest over the past two years I've stopped putting me high on the priority list. Sometimes I don't even make it to the list. As the twins get older there's more time, so I can take care of me, too.

This MOM Review will be 3 posts. I will be writing about this TimeWise Miracle Set over 2 weeks Part I [this post] will be a starting point for reference, Part II will be a progress report and Part III will be a final opinion; plus a surprise bonus for my readers!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Quick Craft [Valentine's Day Onesies]

Happy Valentines Day!!!

So I may or may not have woken up early this morning due to a wild hair... I literally whipped up these onesies in less than an hour. They are really easy. First I went through the twins white onesies that were in the "they don't wear" pile. I mean if I'm going to make shirts they will only wear once I might as well use onesies they almost can't even fit into any more, right?

Here is what I did

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Party [Thing 1, Thing 2 Baby Shower]

Today I'd like to share with you the baby shower I had for my twins. The theme was Thing 1/ Thing 2, perfect for twins. We had so much fun planning this party and even more fun there!

Everything from the invitations, to the food & even a game were Dr. Seuss themed.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Photo-booth]

I love photo-booths, they seriously make parties fun! I've painted two backdrops for photobooths and I thought today I'd share how I made them and tips I've learned from it.
The first photobooth was for my twins' first birthday, it is still my most visited post. I guess everyone LOVES Sesame street.

What you'll need...

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mardi Gras Party [6 Recipes & Free Printable]

Mardi Gras [or Fat Tuesday] is tomorrow! To honor of this fun celebration I'd thought I'd share with you some recipes and a free printable. Fat Tuesday refers to the practice of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season; which begins on Ash Wednesday....And with any holiday there's always the fun of drinking [if thats your thing].

Make it Monday [Beef and Broccoli]

Today I'd like to share with you a recipe that I found at Rainy Day Gal [the pin]. The first time I made this I knew it was an instant keeper. I'm not a big beef and broccoli fan but this was amazing! Naturally I've changed a couple of things but I'd love to share this recipe with you.

I'll be honest. My photography skills are lacking so please check out the original post, her skills are amazing! :)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Liebster Award

So last night a little facebook  notification went off... [squeal] another "like" for this little blog. Honestly each one makes me giddy, I love seeing the effort I put in here pay off. Then I see this new "like" is so much more..... Its a Liebster Award! All About the Details has been nominated for this award by a fellow blogger, Phanneth, of Firefly Tales.

Thank you very much Phanneth!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Party [Super Bowl 47]

Football always has and will always be big in our house. We both love to watch a good game, even if our teams don't make it to the end. This year we decided to host the big game and naturally I went into party planning mode, driving my husband crazy. :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Miss you Mugs]

One of my best (and oldest) friends moved to Australia 5 years ago this Valentine's Day. I've been lucky enough to see her through some major life events (our weddings & the birth of the twins) despite the geographical difference, thanks to her ability to fly home about once a year. I think about her often and miss her like crazy and I know she's probably not moving back to the states, ever. So I wanted to make us something we could use every day and think about each other. We share a love of coffee so naturally this was the perfect project! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Make it Monday [Funfetti Puppy Chow Candy]

I'm still stuffed from yesterday's Super Bowl party...but I just had to share this recipe from the party. I made Funfetti Puppy Chow Candy.

Warning: This snack is a crunchy bite of sweetness thats hard to stop eating :)

Here's what you'll need to make these...

Friday, February 1, 2013

Around the House [Valentines Day Mantel]

Its February 1st which means Happy Month of Love! As you know I've been working on my Mantel for a couple of weeks now and I'm excited to say its finished and I'm ready to show it to you.

I've been doing lots of little crafts to help give our mantel a personal, loving and family feel.

Each of these items means something to us as a family. Its even got a photo from the day that started this family, our wedding... front and center.