Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Carrot Butterscotch Apple Cream Coconut Cake

I know the title can be a little intimidating.
Too many flavors, could it be a good combination?
Well, thanks for doubting me =]

Here is the thing. My little family is moving to a new place, and well I really wanted to get rid of some things and not carry them with me to the next place.
So I decide to make me  make someone a cake. 
Haha what else would I make?!? I am so predictable.

I promise it's really good. It is also SUPER moist...

And just look at this frosting. Is that coconut?

 Yes and No...It's this delectable CHOCOLATE coconut..
Yes...Yes I did.

Ok do you want the recipe?

Carrot Butterscotch Apple Cream Coconut Cake

1 box carrot cake mix
1 small box butterscoth pudding
1 cup water
1/2 cup veg oil
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 of a 21 oz can apple pie filling
4 eggs

Beat all ingredients together
Divide batter evenly among 2 cake pans
Bake for 35-40 min at 350 degrees

I used a butter cream frosting but I think even cream cheese would do.
Here is the Butter Cream recipe I used


Monday, September 20, 2010

Too Sexy

I have been desperately wanting to loose my baby weight and tone my jiggly butt, and let me tell you...
I did work out while I was pregnant, but not hard.
Which means nine months of easy breezy workouts=out of shape lazy butt

So today when I tried a "Hard Core" cardio video...
I finished looking like this...

I have a long ways to go =[

Protien Power!

Ever since I became pregnant I have had to up my intake of protein.
I'm not that big of a meat fan...for many reasons...
But I'll eat it.
Anyways I have had to get clever, since I was getting sick of protein bars.

So I found a new love. Have you heard of Greek Yogurt. DELICIOUS!!

I have been doing alot of this:
Yogurt, raspberries, granola, and vanilla agave nectar.
MMMmmm Me Likey =]

If you have ever tasted greek yogurt it taste...well...like sour cream =]
Thats why you gotta sweeten it up!
You can use it for baking, sour cream substitutes, etc...
And it has 20 grams of protein
AND it DOESN'T contain a BUTT load of sugar like yogurt =]

Anyways...anybody have any suggestions for greek yogurt uses?

Long walks on the Beach

Yes, I love long walks on the beach...
preferably when there is a sunset.

Although I really enjoy long walks on the beach with my cute little family. Actually we are sexy...kinda =]

Do you like my picture taking skills? Blurry put still perty!

You want to know what else makes me happy. When during that long walk on the beach, there is a chocolate/candy shop near by...

I need counseling...Chocaholic counseling

Besides my love for beach walks and chocolate...

I love these hotties the most =]

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Take a look at what I had cooking in my oven today =]


I love granola. I love it on ice cream, yogurt, in cereal, on its own, covered in chocolate, on top of cupcakes...ok I went to far, but you get the idea.

Granola is a super easy snack to make on your own. You can throw WHATEVER you want. Mix it, bake it in the oven, and TA DA!

So my granola consisted of:
pumpkin seeds
sesame seeds
chia seeds
sunflower seeds
mini chocolate chips
golden raisins
i think thats it..

Then I mixed it with a little bit of coconut oil, 100% Maple syrup, and vanilla flavored agave nectar
Baked it at 400 degrees
Turned it a couple of times,
and after 15 minutes it was done!

And I ate it...

All of it...
Just Kidding. I saved SOME ;)
Actually I poured some in a bowl full of almond milk and went to town...a couple of times...

I know..


Friday, September 17, 2010

You late! For a Very Important Date!

It has been a while since I posted about cupcakes...
In my mind, too long.
Oh how i love you cupcakes...
and hate you at the same time.

Say Wha??

Ok so let me be real for a second here. I LOVE cupcakes...I LOVE to bake them and decorate them...
But due to a certain quality i lack in my life...self control... I tend to over eat and taste and sample while I bake.
It would be fine here and there but, well it's not JUST that. It is too hard to say NO!

So, am I going to give up baking for the sake of my booty? NEVER!!
I'm just going to tape my mouth shut while I bake =]


Ok so I was really excited when a family member asked me to bake for a 16 birthday party. YEA! I love parties! The theme was the Tim Burton movie Alice and Wonderland. Fun huh?

So I decided to do:
-Crazy Pretty Flowers
-And the Rabbits Clock

I had lots of other fun ideas but I have to remember not to get ahead of myself. Oh the things I could do with two extra arms.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bun in the Oven

So the time finally arrived...
It had been a long 9 months, and I am happy to say that my little baby girl is currently snuggled in my arms.

Hopefully this is a GOOD enough excuse as to why I have been M.I.A. on the blogger lately.
Forgive me? =]

Ok so I'm sure you want to hear the story right?...
if not, well then "THE HECK WITH YOU!"...jk

Ok so here I am a few days before my precious angel arrived. I look happy...but deep inside, I WANTED the baby OUT! =]

Ok so funny story. A couple days before I went into labor, I was walking around the mall with my husband, when we went into Barney's New York and there was a worker who kept staring at us. He had an extremely thick accent, and he looked at me and said, "your having a girl." And I said, "why yes I am!" And then he said, "I predict you will have her on thursday." All i could think of was...creeeepy..

Ok so fast forward to Wednesday and I went to the beach and walked for a hour plus (I was really determined.) Then I came home and walked on the treadmill. (did i mention i really wanted to have that baby) My due date was friday so I was hoping it would happen soon. Ok so wednesday after I had walked like a million miles, I noticed I was bleeding. It was minor so i figured it was nothing. But I must admit, I had never been so excited to be bleeding...(sorry gross)...but I knew that meant labor was near.

Ok so on Thursday my grandpa came down with my cousin to keep me company. I had been quite bored waiting around for my baby girl, and I had scrubbed the kitchen floor so much it was close to wearing off! I didn't feel so great that day, in fact I felt weird. For one I had to go to the bathroom every 5-10 minutes because there was just so much pressure. Then I started to get really crampy, and it was super uncomfortable. I started thinking, hmmm it can't be...But then they got stronger, and they got closer and closer together. So I started timing these pains, and they were exactly 4 minutes apart. All the sudden I wanted it to stop. I decided right then that I wasn't ready to give birth. Obviously too late. SO I called the hubby and he RUSHED home (he was super excited), he threw me in the car, no joke, and we were off. I told him, "you know dear, I am not going to give birth in the car. We have time." What I was really thinking is, "if you don't slow down over these darn speed bumps and turns I am going to scream!"

As soon as we got to the hospital I was dilated to a 4 and 80% effaced. They made me walk for a half hour while they got my room ready, which by the way was my FAVORITE part of labor....NOT! As soon as that torture was over we got in our room and the nurse asked if I needed anything, and guess what I said? EPIDURAL! I am kinda a baby when it comes to pain.

Here I am, lovely as ever. Waiting for the epidural....patiently...
After the epidural, I felt great! Unfortunately I couldn't even move my feet, but HECK, I didn't care! I didn't want to feel a thing! But just my luck, I was soo numb, that they had to turn off the epidural JUST so i could push. I was very upset...very mad..and I let the nurses, doctors, hubby, family, and patients on the same floor know it!

After 19 hours of labor, and 1 1/2 hours of pushing...

The greatest blessing in my life.
I am still iffy on whether I want to go private on the blogger or not. I have TONS of cute photos, and stories, but I don't like posting stuff about my child when anyone can look at my profile. But I also LOVE to share stories about my baking adventures. I don't really know what to do. But if you read my blog, and want to continue to follow it, leave me your email in a comment JUST in case I decide to go private.

I'll be back shortly, I have a baking adventure this weekend. CUPCAKES!! WOO HOO!

p.s. Did i forget to mention the creepy guy from Barney's was right?