Moist Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

I never would have dreamed that sour cream could make chocolate cake so amazingly moist. This sour cream chocolate cake is just that. The cake almost melts in your mouth, it's so moist.Coincidentally, this is the cake I always request on my birthday. You should too![sc:adsense ]Sour Cream Chocolate Cake from Chocolate & Carrots Ingredients2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 4 tablespoons cocoa powder 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup light sour cream 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup boiling waterHow-ToPreheat oven to 325°F. Grease a tube or bundt pan. Coat the pan with an even layer cocoa powder. Tap out the excess. Beat the butter and sugar in your stand mixer … [Read more...]

Even More FROZEN Party Ideas

How can a movie that features so much wintry snow be so HOT? Disney's FROZEN is the number one animated movie of all time! And, we just don't see the snowball effect of it's popularity slowing down anytime soon. A couple of months ago I shared a round-up of FROZEN Party Ideas for your little princess's next birthday celebration. In the time since publication, hundreds of new ideas have been floating around the internet. Everything from decorations to dessert ideas, perfect party favors to kids crafts galore, and I'm going to share a bunch of them with you today!/1/ Olaf FROZEN Birthday Invitations - Before you can fully plan a party, you need to invite the guests. Have your birthday girl pass these out to her classmates or door-to-door to her friends worth melting for./2/ FROZEN … [Read more...]

How to Sew a Simple Bunting

You've seen them all over Pinterest, in Etsy shops and maybe even in your friends homes. You know they've got to be simple enough to make on your own. But, how? I'm here to show you today how to sew a simple bunting in just a few easy steps. If you can sew a straight line then you can sew a bunting. First, gather your supplies. You'll need:Supplies for a Simple Bunting:a sewing machine thread that coordinates with your fabric choices a pair of scissors at least three coordinating prints of fabric {unless you want only one} a self-healing cutting mat* a rotary cutter* a quilter's ruler*{*The last three supplies are optional. If you don't have them, don't worry. You can cut your fabric by hand, it's just easier and quicker with these tools.} Let's get … [Read more...]

12 Cool FROZEN Party Ideas

"Do you want to build a snowman?" Something tells me you've heard that movie line approximately 85,457 times in the last few months. If you have children, especially little girls, you've had the song Let it Go on repeat for weeks. You can quote Olaf's famous line, "Hi. I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs." Why? Because Disney's Frozen is the HOTTEST movie for kids of all ages right now! As a matter of fact, Frozen took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.Frozen will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on March 18. Why not host a viewing party and invite a bunch of friends over to enjoy it with you? Food, friends, family, fun AND Frozen!! Today I've gathered a bunch of great ideas to help spark your imagination for the best party ever./1/ Frozen Party Snack Table - Every party needs … [Read more...]

Fall Themed Birthday Parties

Help! My baby is turning 3 soon, and it’s time to start planning for his Birthday Party. I always struggle with my kids party themes because they all fall in the autumn or the winter… No beach bashes or pool parties for us.However, fall weather can be so pleasant it is a great time to have outdoor parties, and with just a few thought out decorations it makes a perfect backdrop for any fall themed party! Did I mention is also makes them easy! So here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.Harvest Time: Tractors, Fields of Gold, and Scarecrows always come to mind in the fall. Use inspirations from harvest time for decorations. Hay bales make great places for guest to sit, throw in a few scarecrows under a large tree, and an old wooden picnic table and you are … [Read more...]