…daniel and april

…daniel and april

Friday, March 30, 2012

Cake batter Truffles

 Is your mouth watering???
I love cake batter anything...and these are amazing!! And thanks to Pinterest and thesweetslife.com blog I will be making these often!!

Mix the ingredients and roll the dough. I put mine in the freezer for a bit and then dipped them in white chocolate.

You have to put sprinkles on them immediately after you dip them because they dry quickly.

yum.
Ingredients:-1 1/2 cups flour
-1 cup yellow cake mix
-1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
-1/2 cup white sugar
-1 tsp vanilla
-1/8 tsp salt
-3-4 tbsp milk
-2 tbsp sprinkles
-16 oz (8 squares) white almond bark
-4 tbsp yellow cake mix
-sprinkles, for decoration

Directions:
1. Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until combined. Add cake mix, flour, salt, and vanilla, mixing well. Add milk and beat until a dough consistency forms. Stir in sprinkles.
2. Roll dough into one-inch balls (mine were a little smaller cause I knew these would be rich). Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Chill for 15 minutes in the fridge or freezer.
3. Melt almond bark in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each increment. When bark is smooth and melted, stir in the 4 tbsp of cake mix until smooth.
4. Dip cake batter balls in almond bark to coat completely. Remove and place on wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Decorate immediately with sprinkles. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Enjoy!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

The most Magical place on Earth... Disney World :)

I spent the first half of my spring break (that's right...I'm 26 and still have a Spring Break...EVERYONE should be a teacher :))  in Disney World with my mom, nephew, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and my little 5 year old cousin. It was so much fun and I will never forget Evan's faces and expressions during our trip.  Here are LOTS of pictures from our trip...

Morning breakfast at the hotel!  Happy St. Patrick's Day! 
 Playing at the hotel pool
 Evan and Landon riding the train at Disney Village
 Magic Kingdom!

 Seeing the Parade for the first time...

    Love his sweet wave during the parade..                                             The castle
Cars Ride.... he was so excited!!  Love that sweet smile  
 Buzz Lightyear ride
 Getting ready for the next parade...

Street Dance...we are out there somewhere

 The night parade and firework show is just magical!! Even as a 26 year old :)

The next day we went to Epcot and Animal Kingdom. 
At Epcot we did the Character Spot and the Nemo ride....highly recommend both!!
     
            Jordan and Evan at Epcot                               In front of the elephant..roll tide! It was a little bright

Mickey was our first stop at the Character Spot ~ Nana and her two great grandsons
  



2 precious videos of him seeing minnie and pluto 
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Evan LOVED minnie :) it was precious

                                                    Please notice Evan holding Minnie's hand... :)


Evan was waving at Goofy :)


At the Animal Kingdom Parade.... Evan probably saying..."Where did Mickey go?"
Dancing :)
Pointing

The Lion King Show at Animal Kingdom...was probably one of my favorite things we did the whole time! It was amazing!! 

Safari ride at Animal Kingdom... DO THIS IF YOU GO!!


not scary at all that this creature could just run over to us...
It was a long day for this tired boy... but he went to sleep with all his new friends :)
Riding Dumbo

 Watching the parade
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Waiting to ride the train
Love that sweet face
Evan LOVES trains!
Proof that I rode splash mountain... on the back row with Jo and Landon...I'm the one with the hood on so my hair didn't get wet :)

One of the bakery's in Magic Kingdom has the BEST Cinnamon rolls ever!!
 
Watching the afternoon 'Celebrate' parade... E woke up as this parade was starting but still loved it!! 

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Evan came home with this awesome balloon!

We stood in line to see the rabbit...and then E was not loving him...please observe his face!


Evan and Landon waiting to ride Winnie the Pooh
On Winnie the Pooh ride

My mom and I feel so blessed that we got to take this sweet boy to Disney World!!  I will never forget how happy he was! I hope Justin and Melinda (his mom and dad) got some special alone time with their 2 month old James Bradley!