MommyMode: St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Here is a cute recipe to get your kiddo’s ready for St. Patrick’s Day.

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End of the Rainbow Cookie Parfaits

(recipe from tablespoon.com)

INGREDIENTS
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
2 eggs
Red, orange, yellow, green and blue gel food colors
1 pint whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
DIRECTIONS
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 10 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
In large bowl, break up cookie dough; add eggs. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and well combined. Divide dough evenly into 5 small bowls. Color dough with red, orange, yellow, green and blue food colors, stirring until well combined.
Scoop dough into muffin pans, making 2 cupcakes of each of the 5 colors, for a total of 10 cupcakes. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove cups from pan to cooling rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat whipping cream, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium high speed until stiff peaks form.
Crumble each of the cupcakes, keeping the colors separate. Sprinkle red cake crumbles into each of 12 glass parfait cups, glasses or small jars. Pipe whipped cream on top of each. Repeat process with orange, yellow, green and blue cake crumbles, finishing with the blue cake crumbles. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.

XoXo,

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Mom’s Guide to All Things Holiday 2015

 

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Hey Loves!

 

This week I am teaming up with 15 amazing bloggers for the 2015 Mom’s Guide to All Things Holiday blog hop. Get ready to enjoy a week full of DIY gifts, home décor, family activities, recipes, and holiday fashion. Get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy our holiday blog hop.

Remember to check back daily for the links to each post.

 

XoXo,

Bee

 

  

Monday: Holiday Gift Guide & Shopping Tips

Kat of Type 4 Naturals – “Gift Guide”

Danielle of Mamademics – “10 Gifts for the Academic Mom”

Teri of Mommy Wife & Life – “Multicultural Books for Young Avid Readers”

Tuesday: Holiday Family Activities & Traditions

Toya of Mrs. Toya Carter – Traditions

Cynthia of Mrs. Wright Writes – Holiday Gift Guide 2015

Jennifer of  Baby Making Machine – “Here’s to Firsts: My Kids Discovering Snow!

Wednesday: Holiday DIY and/or Home Decor

Sheena of Sophistishe – Christmas Candy Santa Sleighs

Bee of Bee So Simple – DIY Gifts: Hot Chocolate in a Jar

Erin of Live Pretty on a Penny – DIY Beverage Coasters

Britney of Britney Dearest- DIY Deer Head Silhouette Wall Decor

Thursday: Holiday Recipe

Shanna of Ms. Naturally Random – Spiked Holiday Punch

Arnitris of Blessed Be the Tie – Mommy and Me Pecan Pie Tarts

La Dale of Johanna’s Mama

Friday: Holiday Fashion

Diedre Anthony of Are Those Your Kids – Holiday Fashion

Troy Cooke of Thriftanista in the City – How to Rock Your Holiday Thrift Style

MommyMode: Easy Pepperoni Rolls

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Quick and easy are my favorite words when it comes to cooking, so today I wanted to share one of my go to delicious snacks with everyone. Pepperoni rolls were an absolute childhood favorite of mine, so I came up with a way to create my own yummy pepperoni rolls in under 15 minutes. My recipe below will help save you time while keeping your family full.

Quick & Easy Pepperoni Rolls

2 cans of Crescent rolls (Pillsbury Honey & Butter are my favorite)

2 bags of Pepperoni

1 Large bag of Mozzarella Cheese

Step 1: Open crescent rolls and section into triangles

Step 2: Sprinkle cheese and place pepperoni on each triangle and roll into crescent roll shape.

Step 3: Place pepperoni rolls on a baking sheet and follow baking direction time on crescent roll container.

Step 4: Let cool and Enjoy!

Remember to have fun and try adding various fillings to your crescent rolls for new tastes. I’d love to see your results by tagging your Instagram pictures with #beesosimple.

XoXo,

Bee

MommyMoment: Cold Essentials

The dreaded cold has taken over my household several times within the last few months. Colds are tough on all of us, especially our little ones. So I want to share with you the cold essentials I use for my daughter when she is feeling under weather.

Humidifier: Adding moisture in the air can help loosen chest congestion and relieve dry cough. I prefer a warm mist humidifier (out of reach of the little one) while adding a few drops of eucalyptus or peppermint oil to water.

Baby Vicks Vapor Rub: At bedtime I run vapor rub on my daughter’s chest and back to help relieve congestion. Although this may sound like an old wives method, I’ve also rubbed some of gel on the bottom of her feet before putting white socks on her prior to bed. I have no idea how or why, but it always seems to help.

Johnson & Johnson Soothing Vapor Bubble Bath: A warm bubble bath is always a great way to calm and relax your little one when they are feeling sick. This particular bubble bath has hints of rosemary and eucalyptus.

NoseFrida: Say goodbye to fighting your little one to blow/bulb syringe their runny little nostrils. Though it may seem a little strange, the NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator is easy to use and sucks all of the snot out without starting a war with your child. Partnered with a saline solution, this is a must have for a stuffy nose.

Boogie Wipes: Running noses are never fun and I hate using tissues which can leave my daughters nose raw and sore. Boogie Wipes are nice saline solution alternative to wipe your kiddo’s nose without leaving it dry.

Let me know some if your cold essentials in the comment section below.

XoXo,

Bee

MommyMoments: DIY Tutu Basket

Hey Loves,

Today I’m going to share with you my latest DIY project. For Easter I wanted to try something new and unique, so I decided to jazz up my daughter’s basket with some custom creativity. I love making tutus so I created a tutu-inspired Easter basket for my little BriMonster. In addition, I drew inspiration from a few Pinterest pins and the lovely pastel colors of Spring. Below is a simple No Sew tutorial to make the tutu that will be placed around the basket. For those of you on Instagram I would love to see your baskets and be sure to tag your pictures #beesosimple so I can spot them. I hope you guys enjoy this craft and remember to have fun and create.

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Supplies

Basket

Crochet Headband

Tulle Fabric (I cut 6 inch strips)

Ribbon (Optional I used it to accent the handle)

Hot Glue Gun ( to secure the band of the tutu and ribbon)

Tutorials

No Sew Tutu Video

The Ribbon Retreat

Rattles and Heels

XoXo,

Bee