Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Boy's Bedroom Design

We are thinking/planning on moving all the boys into a room together sometime this summer. I also have been promising the boys for six months that we would paint their room. I thought it would fun to do a jungle theme since they have cute jungle pillowcases and their grandma is making them sort of jungle themed quilts. I also wanted to cut out a big tree in a MDF board, paint it and put it on their wall. On the branches there would be pegs and shelves for their hats and trophies. (Doesn't that sound cool?)

So today I was trying to layout the room and "design" it a bit. I have this:

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The tree is going to be also inspired by these two pictures:

Monday, April 11, 2011

For when you are not dieting or you want to splurge

Strawberry Coffee Cake

Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Nutrition Info: 282 calories, 9.5 g fat, 1.2 g fiber - 6 points


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Preparation:

Sift together the 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add milk, egg, and melted butter; beat 2 minutes. Spoon batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square baking pan. Top with sliced strawberries. Combine 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add chopped pecans or walnuts. Sprinkle crumb topping over the strawberries. Bake at 375° for 30 to 35 minutes. Serves 8.
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