Katie – Year 3 Album

Words on Parenting Wednesday is a weekly post series on the subject of parenting. I’ll talk about any adventures we have with our girls to motherhood experiences to fun and games for children to featuring mommy bloggers.

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On October 21, my daughter, Katie, turned 3 years old. I can’t believe how fast the time as gone by. Katie has changed so much within the past year.

I have started a tradition since my girls were born by creating an album after their birthday on Shutterfly.com. It is fun to go through pictures of the past year and remember those different moments. Have you made an album on Shutterfly before?

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Shrimp Stir Fry

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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Are you a big stir fry fan? I sure am. I make stir fry for lunch at least once per week. I either cook a chicken stir fry or a shrimp stir fry. Both stir fries are quick and easy to prepare, which is great at lunchtime.

If you love shrimp and stir fry, you’ll love this shrimp stir fry. The flavoring is very simple – all you need is chicken bouillon (or chicken stock) and soy sauce.

As far as vegetables, I either buy a bag of stir fry vegetables or use what I have in my fridge such as, onions, carrots, broccoli, and mushrooms.

Here is my recipe for shrimp stir fry.

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Meat & Cheese Kabobs

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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Do you need a fun idea for your kids’ lunch? I have a simple lunch idea for you. All you need is flat bread, meat, and cheese. You can use different meat and cheese each time.

Meat and cheese kabobs are very fun to eat. My girls, Katie and Sophia, loved eating the kabobs. I placed deli turkey meat and cheddar cheese on top of flat bread. Katie’s kabobs also had pepperoni on top of the turkey. I melted the cheese and then cut the flat bread into bite size pieces.

Here is my recipe for meat and cheese kabobs.

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Tall Tales: Finding the Right Top

Fashion Friday is a weekly post series on the subject of fashion and beauty. I’ll talk about items that I find or want for my wardrobe to ways to beautify yourself to featuring fashion bloggers.

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Today I am guest posting on Crystelle’s blog at Crystelle Boutique. I’m sharing in her Tall Tales series on finding the right top that fits right. You can check out my guest post on her website here.

Do you have problems finding tops that are the perfect length?

What’s Your Boot Tribe?

Fashion Friday is a weekly post series on the subject of fashion and beauty. I’ll talk about items that I find or want for my wardrobe to ways to beautify yourself to featuring fashion bloggers.

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I was contacted by Kelsey from Duo Boots. Duo Boots is putting on a blogger competition to win an ultimate A/W boot wardrobe. All I have to do is pick my boot tribe, pick a pair of boots from their collection, and style the boots.

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Pretend Play as a Little Chef

Words on Parenting Wednesday is a weekly post series on the subject of parenting. I’ll talk about any adventures we have with our girls to motherhood experiences to fun and games for children to featuring mommy bloggers.

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Today I am guest posting on Kaitlin’s blog at An Apple Per Day. She guest posted on my blog couple weeks ago on why now is a perfect time for swimming lessons. I’m sharing about how my girls love play pretend as a little chef in their play kitchen. You can check out my guest post on her website here.

What do you think of this play kitchen area in my girls’ room? If your children love to play with food, tea sets, or kitchens, I know they would love this play area.

Featured: 3 Inspirational Posts for Your Kitchen

Tidy Tuesday is a weekly post series on the subject of home. I’ll talk about any remodeling/decorating of my house to tips to help you get your house organized to decorating tips to featuring home bloggers.

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Do you need any inspiration for your home? There can be lots of inspiration out there on Pinterest or from other bloggers.

Below are several inspirational posts for your kitchen from other bloggers being featured today.

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Chocolate Strawberry Cake with Chocolate Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Meal Monday is a weekly post series on the subject of food. I’ll talk about my love for food to sharing recipes that I love cooking to food tips.

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Couple weeks ago was my daughter, Katie’s, 3rd birthday. I wanted to bake a cake for her birthday party. Last year for Katie’s birthday, I made her lemon raspberry cupcakes. So this year for Katie’s birthday, I wanted to bake something different.

I asked Katie what kind of cake she wanted and she told me, “Chocolate!” So I decided on a chocolate strawberry cake with chocolate strawberry cream cheese frosting. Katie loves chocolate and strawberries and cream cheese frosting is one of the best frostings.

I used the chocolate cake recipe in my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook and added strawberries to the recipe.

For decorating the cake, I took letters to spell ‘Katie’ and the number 3 and placed them on the cake. I sprinkled pink sugar inside of the letters and number. Then I lightly sprinkled the pink sugar on top of the cake. I added celebration sixlets in pink as the top and bottom trim.

Here is my recipe for chocolate strawberry cake with chocolate strawberry cream cheese frosting.

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