Banana Sour Cream Cake

Banana-Cake

  I fully admit that I buy banana’s in bulk so that I can turn them into a tasty treat once they’ve gotten really ripe.  This last cake might be my favorite.  Could have something to do with the cream cheese frosting, and the way the sour cream makes the cake so super moist.  Plus I decided to use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, which kicked the flavor up just a bit. I think I’m in love!   Print Banana Sour Cream Cake Ingredients1 package yellow cake mix 3 eggs 1 cup mashed bananas (I use 3) 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup coconut oil (or reg vegetable oil) 1 package of cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 package (16 oz.) powdered sugar (about 4 cups)InstructionsPreheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13×9-inch baking pan and set aside. Beat cake mix, eggs, bananas, sour cream and oil in a large bowl on low speed until [Read More...]

Pin It

Pick Your Own Prize Giveaway!

giveaway pick your prize

Have we got an amazing giveaway for you today! This is a “Pick your Own Prize” kinda giveaway. It is similar to the “choose your own adventure” books we read as kids! Oops I am dating myself now! But those books were so fun – just like this giveaway! We have three incredible options for your to choose if you win! If your anything like me homemade ice cream, weekend barbecues and smores have derailed your healthy lifestyle plans. With the school year started and more of a routine in my day I am ready to get back on the bandwagon and ramp up my healthy lifestyle. I can’t think of a better way to get more fruits and veggies in my diet than green smoothies with the Vitamix 5200. So who wants to win the best blender on the market? Or maybe you are ready to indulge in fall treats and holiday baking! Apples and pumpkin treats will soon [Read More...]

Pin It

Printable Halloween Juice Box Covers {free printable}

Printable Halloween Juice Box covers at the crafting chicks

Hi everyone! It’s Kiki from Kiki and Company and I am excited to be here to share a free printable. Fall is in full swing and now and now we look forward to Halloween! At our school, we have to bring store bought items to the school party and I always like to make it a little fun, so thought it would be fun to put together a fun printable to share with you.   Aren’t those so fun?! I love that I can send a non-candy snack to school and keep it Halloweeny! I made 4 different ones for you including Frankenstein, a black cat, a ghost and a pumpkin. I even left a little box to add a child’s name to. I added a joke on each of the covers as well to keep the kids smiling! I hope you have fun with these and can’t wait to see pics of your Halloween parties! To download the Printable [Read More...]

Pin It

Bear it Well Printable

bearitwelloutlined

I love this quote from this month’s Visiting Teaching message. How true it is that we can’t solve problems that our friends may be dealing with, but we can offer our love and support to let them know we care. I love that it talks about different ways we may reach someone and the different effects a that laugh, hug, or helping hands can have. Here are a few other uplifting quotes from friends: Lil’ Luna / UCreate / Simple as That For more uplifting ideas and images check out our Pinterest board: Pin It

Pin It

HTML Coding for KIDS and Animal Jam

animaljam_boys

I’m really excited to talk about this subject today!  My two boys were lucky enough to join the Animal Jam Code Camp a couple weeks ago and learn some HTML coding, CSS coding and were also able to program a little robot with an app called Sphero! What??? Yes, it’s true.  Many of you already know that I have a family iphone app called Kid Chatteroo, it’s my baby.  Through the whole process of making the app, which was very extensive, I would explain to my kids that there are series of letter and numbers that make each part of the app work and do what it needs to do.  They always found that fascinating.  When I heard that there were camps like this and that they could attend one, I jumped out of my chair at the opportunity.  KID WOULD PICK RIGHT UP ON THIS IF TAUGHT. They learned to use this little robot Sphero.  You use an IOS app and coding [Read More...]

25 Orange and Black Halloween Ideas

25-halloween-ideas

Can you feel that slight chill starting to creep into the air?  You know what that means? Halloween is right around the corner and we want to make sure you are ready. We are showing off one of our favorite Pinterest board, Orange and Black. Here are our top 30 picks from that board, but make sure you check out all the other fabulous pins there! Love these fun easy ways to Spruce Up Your Porch for Halloween from Kirsten   Or this cute Simply and Classy Pumpkin from Create.Craft.Love    Adorable Striped and Polka Dot Pumpkins from Simply Kierste Mini Candy Corn Decor from Made to be a Momma on Smart School house Nevermore Wreath from Create.Craft.Love Spiderweb Pillow from Positively Splendid  Halloween Lollipop Holders from Living Locurto Fabric Rosette Spider from Brooke I also love Kirsten’s Ric Rac & Lace Spiders Halloween Bark from Family Fresh Meals   Giant Googly Eye Wreath from Positively Splendid  Halloween I Spy [Read More...]

Pin It

Easy Iron-On Glitter Heart Leotard

Glitter Heart Leotard-2

  I’m so excited to share this project because it’s so incredibly EASY PEASY!!!  Dance, soccer, school, etc. etc. is starting up all over again and we thought it would be fun to jazz up Q’s leotard by adding a darling silver iron-on heart….a glittery one.  If you haven’t used the Cricut Explore yet, it’s amazing.  It has opened up a whole new world of crafting in my life, furreals!  (totally a non-sponsored post Supplies: Cricut silver glitter iron-on Cricut Explore or if you want a more freehand heart, you can cut it yourself leotard or other shirt iron STEP 1:  If you are using the Cricut, pull up the design space and pull a heart of choice out of the “insert image” section on the left hand side of the screen.  Make the heart the size you want and let the machine cut out the perfect heart.  As you can see below, my heart turned out to be 5.5″. [Read More...]

Pin It

Kleenex Teacher Gift Idea with Printable Tag

printable-tags-for-teachers

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies and Kleenex for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t know about you, but it seems like I can never have enough Kleenex© Ultra Soft around my house. As a mother of 3 little girls, it seems like someone is always sniffling or sneezing especially when school starts and the germs start to circulate. The Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissues are the best because they are super soft for those sensetive noses.   I love to give Kleenex Ultra Soft to our new school teachers each year too, since they are dealing with a lot more sniffles and sneezes then I am on a daily basis. That’s another reason I buy a big pack of Kleenex© Ultra Soft from Sam’s Club. Then I can still have a stockpile at my house and be fine with gifting these. Another time saver is that Sam’s Club offers FREE online Order Pickup so you [Read More...]

Pin It

Photo Story Template with 9 Photo Squares

sm logan 3 months

Photos make me so happy!  I maybe take too many but I love capturing each stage of my little ones.  After a photo shoot, I love to make a Photo Story with some of my favorite photos.   I made this easy photoshop template that you can use too!  You can print any size up to 20 x 20.  I love the ones especially of babies.  You can change the border to black, white or even a color. First download the template below.  (Personal Use Only.  Do not share or sell….copyright Crafting Chicks) When you open the .psd file in Photoshop, and your other photos  (choose 9 of your favorites)…the next steps are easy. Drag a photo onto the file.  You will want to move the picture in your layers bin to just above the square layer you want your photo to be in.  When the photo is directly above that square, hit ctrl g.  That will make the photo [Read More...]

Pin It

Fun Hair for Back to School

hair_

With just 1 daughter I often wonder how my mom managed to keep her 4 daughters hair fixed! I’ve learned that the number 1 goal when fixing girls hair is to keep it out of her face and the 2nd is to look cute! Here are 10 fun ways to accomplish both of those: Waterfall Braid 4 Little Twists Quick Messy Bun Finger Burn Curls Celtic Knot Triple Dutch Braids Faux 5 Strand Braid The Bow Bun Shoelace Knot   DIY Hair Chalk   Zig Zag Updo Pin It

Pin It