Friday, April 18, 2014

OLD FASHIONED DEVILED EGGS


Deviled eggs are one of my ultimate favorite snacks & potluck items. They are simple & easy to dress up or customize to your tastebuds. They have a tangy & semi-sweet flavor to them, & they are so flavorful. My husband prefers a more mustard-y flavor as he is not a fan of mayo, which is actually an old fashioned version of the classic snack. Everyone has their own special take on deviled eggs, but this old fashioned version is our family favorite.


INGREDIENTS
  • hard boiled eggs
  • classic yellow mustard
  • mayo (I used the new olive oil version)
  • black pepper
  • paprika

    DIRECTIONS
  • There really are no directions to this. In the old days, they used ingredients, tasted, & then added as necessary. That's exactly what I did here. I sliced each egg in half & dug out the yolk. Once all the yolks were separated into their own bowl, I added mustard, mayo, & black pepper to my liking. Since my husband prefers a more mustard-y flavor, I added much more mustard than mayo. Once I had my yolk mixture combined really well, I transferred it to a gallon sized Ziploc baggie, snipped off one of the bottom corners, & piped it into each egg half. Lastly, I sprinkled some sweet paprika over each egg.

    I had some delicately beautiful paper flowers I purchased from my local craft store for a different project, but I knew they'd look lovely plated with these deviled eggs to create a light & airy Spring-on-a-plate look. I'm not gonna lie, I felt like I had channeled my inner Martha Stewart on this one, guys.




  • TILO FRIDAY



    Loving this fun free printable.

    Just genius.

    I love this idea for an Easter egg dyeing playdate!

    Horchata iced coffee. You're welcome.

    This Jack Daniel's cake looks divine.

    These easy Easter carrot toppers are adorable.

    Ha! DIY bunny sneakers!

    This cupcake liner wreath is adorable!

    In the market for a tree house?

    These DIY lacing cards are just perfect!


    Have a lovely weekend!

    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    LIVE PUPPY BIRTH

    Surprise! Our supposedly spayed shelter dog was not spayed after all. She is currently birthing puppies in our home. Currently, the count is at four. If you want to watch live, you can watch here.

    We adopted Merry from a local shelter that was supposedly licensed. They did not have her medical records on site, but promised that she was spayed & that they would mail us her medial records. They never came. We adopted Merry in November & discovered late this February that she was not spayed. Unfortunately, she ended up pregnant before we could get her to the veterinarian in time. The rescue all but disappeared & we recently were informed that the owner has since been arrested on 166 counts of animal cruelty. That begs several questions, one of which, where does the adoption money go if not towards living conditions for the dogs & spay/neutering costs. Please help me spread awareness. Demand medical paperwork before adopting a dog. The animal population is out of control as it is & we need competent rescues doing this work. I urge you to share this stream with your friends & family.


    MAMA WEARS: SPRING-IN-YOUR-STEP FLATS

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    In an effort to continue to provide you with content you love & want to read, I created a short ten question survey for you to fill out. I would love it if you could take a few moments to tell me your thoughts on how I can better improve OHD or keep it the way it is. It won't take up too much of your time & it would mean a lot to me to hear your thoughts. Answers are completely anonymous so please feel free to be honest & open. Take the survey here & I will share the results in a week or two. Now... on with the fun fashion post I have prepared for you today!

    There is an end in sight for you East coasters, I promise. And when the snow is all melted & Spring is waiting with open arms, you will want to have these flats in your closet to step-out into Spring in style. For me, Spring is here. Loud & proud with birds chirping & soft breezes a-breezin'.


    1. Sip of Liqueur Flat in Peach from ModCloth, $49.99
    2. Strappy & I Know It Flat in Turquoise from ModCloth, $49.99
    3. Trinket Trove Flat from ModCloth, $34.99
    4. Merry-Go-Round Town Flat in Mint from ModCloth, $49.99
    5. Follow My Footsteps Flat in Coral from ModCloth, $34.99


    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    MINI STYLE WEDNESDAY: TODDLER EASTER DRESSES

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    Welcome to Mini Style Wednesday, a weekly link up where child fashion takes center stage. Styling & helping my kids discover their fashion identity as they grow is one of my favorite parts about being a mother. Myself & Chelsea, from Chelsea Beeswax, co-host this weekly event where you can link up your kid fashion photos from Instagram or from your blog. Our goal is to inspire other parents & their kids to help express themselves through fashion & explore their personal style. Follow along with us each week & share your kid or baby style posts & Instagram photos.


    Easter is only four days away. How even did that happen? The older I get, the faster time flies by! In the desert, those adorably frilly Easter dresses aren't practical & we keep it as light & cool as possible for our little girls. These six dresses are darling enough for Easter while still being comfortable enough for the warm weather here in the desert climate. Um, can I get dress number three in my size, please?
    1. Striped High-Low Terry Dress from Old Navy, $14.99
    2. Parakeet Print Dress from Crazy 8, $22.39
    3. Cross-Back Sundress from Old Navy, $21.00
    4. Embroidered Stripe Dress from Old Navy, $18.00
    5. Butterfly Smocked Dress from Crazy 8, $24.88
    6. Printed Poplin Dress from Old Navy, $13.00


    Our Holly Days
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