Sunday, March 13, 2011

Just keep poppin'....

So, the past two weeks have left me completely and utterly exhausted!

Harper's 1st Birthday Party last Sunday was GREAT...surrounded by family and friends celebrating our little Sweet Roll. I seriously CANNOT believe that she is 1 already! Where does the time go!?!? Everything came together for the party and I couldn't have been happier....

Flash to later that evening, my husband, who always bears the brunt of my party-planning schemes when it comes to heavy-lifting and general physical labor...noticed something wasn't quite right. Well, I guess I did him in because a visit to Urgent Care the next day confirmed that he had a hernia!

So this week around the house we've had two fussy kiddos, lingering ear infections and stomach bugs, I got the 24-hour flu mid-week, hubby had surgery on Friday and is now recovering but mostly immobile....oh and...I had orders on the books ;)

So here's what came out of the kitchen in my spare time:

Little Fishy Cake Pops
Chocolate Mint Cake Pops
Dark Chocolate Mint Cupcakes with Chocolate Mint Ganache
I know these aren't the prettiest cupcakes you've ever seen...but they taste AMAZING!!!
I used the extra Chocolate Mint Ganache to make Leprechaun Chow for the kiddos...BIG hit...huge!
Here's hoping that next week is less eventful!


  1. Visiting from Sugar Bee's linky party.

    Sorry you've been sick and having health stuff! No fun.

    I believe you that the chocolate cupcake is delicious. And the fishy pops are so cute. Not sure I could bear to eat one!

  2. WOW those are just so cute!!

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  4. love the mint pops

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  5. SOOO cute! i love the fish!

  6. Really cute! I just did some rainbow pops this week :)

  7. Love the pops! Too cute!
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  9. the fish cakes are absolutely adorable!!

  10. Looks delicious! I hope your family gets better soon!

    Marcy @ Life's Gristle

  11. Delicious! Welcome to Mama's Little Nestwork! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  12. Those pops are so cute! My daughter and her friends would go crazy for them.



  13. Such fun!! Bet they taste scrumptious too! :)

    Just came to say a big thanks for the sweet comment about the ezine! :)

    Big hugs,