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Simple Unicorn Cake

Simple Unicorn Cake

Add some serious excitement to a small and simple unicorn cake.

It’s hard to justify an expensive cake for a small family gathering, but with a little craftiness, you can make a small cake rock. I love that my daughter is now noticing even the smallest details and even though we were only having a little party, I wanted her cake to make a big impact. The cake was tiny – 6 inches and two layers, but adding a cake stand, a moss riser and a few flowers from a grocery store bouquet makes it seem much bigger (and fancier!).

The cake layers were placed on two small 6-inch cardboard rounds for icing. I also used a few paper doilies between the cake and the riser to protect the moss from icing. Want to make your own moss riser? Check out my post HERE.

Of course, any cake can be improved with a gold spray painted unicorn figurine added to the top!

 

New Royal Unicorn Plate Set

New Royal Unicorn Plate Set

Check out our New Royal Unicorn Plate Set!

Your little princess will love getting the royal treatment with her very own personalized unicorn plate set.

Hot off the presses and featuring a hand drawn crest adorned with a scrolling monogram, bunnies, butterflies, unicorns and roses, this design has all the right elements to make your little princess squeal with delight. (At least, it worked on mine!)

Toothy Boar Pillow

Toothy Boar Pillow

Toothy Boar Pillow Sneak Peek!

Here’s a sneak peek at some awesome fabric for our new “Toothy Boar” tooth fairy pillow.

My little guy lost his first tooth a few weeks ago and I quickly realized the importance of a good tooth pillow – those little suckers are small and easy to lose! He lost his second tooth about a week later and actually LOST it in his cheeseburger. We were pretty sure he ate it. Yikes!. Thankfully, we were heading out of town on vacation and he was easily distracted – or I’m sure my future would have included a strainer and some rubber gloves. So we are prepared for the next one that falls out, my son helped me come up with this fun toothy boar design the tooth fairy is sure to appreciate.

Pico de Gallo with Garden TomaToes

Pico de Gallo with Garden TomaToes

Summer tomatoes, baby toes and a side of basil. Now all I need is a little fresh mozzarella, olive oil, sea salt and a big fat glass of red wine. OK, that’s just for tonight, but what to do with the rest of these beauties? Pico of course! Pico de Gallo in Spanish, means “beak of a rooster”. I have absolutely no idea why it’s called that, but my guess is the gathering of the ingredients in your garden causes you to look like a rooster pecking around. What’s your guess? Below is my favorite recipe for pico – using garden tomatoes, green onions, white onions (I know! Onion overload.) a little purple onion for extra color, fresh squeezed lime juice, a little jalapeno, sea salt and tons of cilantro. Pico is yummy when added to scrambled eggs, or scooped up with tortilla chips, as a topping for boring grilled chicken, or as a topping for tacos, or wrapped up in a fajita…you name it. It’s probably even good on ice cream. I like to store my prized pico in those super-handy wide mouth pint and a half jars. They fit really well on the door of the fridge and I can use the lid to strain the pico when it gets too soupy.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups diced garden tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup of chopped green onions
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 teaspoons of sea salt

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and let it sit in the fridge for a couple hours before serving.

pico de gallo board

pico de gallo jar

 

TomaToes

Pirate Party

Pirate Party

My little guy’s pirate party was this past weekend and I think all-in-all the whole thing was a success. There were only a few tears, no major injuries and all the little things that I ran out of time for – mostly went unnoticed. The hit of the party for the kids (besides the bounce house and pool party!) was definitely the life-sized plastic skeleton I found on Amazon HERE and outfitted with a pirate’s hat and eye patch. I scored “Old Willy” for under $80 bucks – a great investment for future Halloween parties. If I had all the time in the world, that cute little pirate chest holding the crackers would have been decorated in gold paint with gold foil and stick-on jewel accents.

 

pirate party skeleton

 

pirate party setup

My mom made the cute little watermelon pirate ship and surprised me with it. I think it really added something to the table. My attempt at the pineapple alligator went OK, but I feel like it was too hidden in the lettuce and wasn’t as obvious as it could have been. Most people were unaware of what is was supposed to be. The ideas for it came from one of the many pinterest pins dedicated to pirate parties.

pirate party table side view

pirate party treasure chest