Keep Calm And Have A Cupcake

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Hey Everyone!

It’s Cierra and today I’ve decided that we have earned a cupcake. We made it past Wednesday, now we’re on that weird day standing between you and your weekend and you have done so well. You got out of bed today, if you really overachieved and got dressed you earned extra sprinkles, so go you! And to help with the possible guilt of having a cupcake, I’m sharing with you a recipe for Chocolate Cupcakes, so you have to work for your reward. So without further ado:

Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 Cups AP Flour
  • 1 1/4 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 2/3 Cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs

Heat oven to 350 Degrees F. Line 2 (12 cup) Muffin tins with cupcake liners. Set aside. In large bowl, blend all ingredients until moistened. Divide batter evenly among cupcake liners. Bake at 350 Degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes.

Frost as desired and enjoy!!!

Keep Calm…We’re Halfway There

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Hello Everyone and happy Wednesday!!

 

We hope you are all doing well so far this week! If it helps, we’re halfway there. Sometimes the only thing that gets us through the day is a good playlist. Below you will find a few songs that help us get through that mid-week struggle. So they are motivational, just motivational for life.

 

  • “Living On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi
  • “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson
  • “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey
  • “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi
  • “Tubthumping” by Chumbawumba
  • “Human” by The Killers
  • “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
  • “Heroes” by David Bowie
  • “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty
  • “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten
  • “Rise” by Katy Perry
  • “Roar” by Katy Perry
  • “Rise Up”by Andra Day
  • “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus
  • “Move Along” by All American Rejects
  • ” Shake It Out” by Florence and the Machine
  • “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift
  • “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
  • “Hey Hey Hey” by Michael Franti and Spearhead
  • “Carry On” by Fun
  • “Dare You To Move” by Switchfoot
  • “Almost There” by Anika Noni Rose
  • “Believer” by the Imagine Dragons

 

I’m sure there are plenty more out there, if you have any to share, please do!!

 

Have a wonderful day!!!

Thirsty Thursday

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Hello Everyone!

We hope you are all having a wonderful week so far! Today we thought we would share a recipe for a delicious drink to enjoy while watching Shark Week. The drink is called strawberry party punch but we just had to make it sharky!

You will need:

  •  3 oz. Pkg. Strawberry flavor gelatin
  • 1 Cup Boiling water
  • 2 (6-oz.) Cans frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 6-oz. Can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 6 Cups cold water
  • 28 oz. bottle (3 1/2 Cups) ginger ale, chilled
  • 1 pint (2 cups) fresh strawberries with stems, frozen

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; cool. In large punch bowl, combine gelatin mixture, lemonade concentrate, orange juice concentrate and cold water; refrigerate. Just before serving, gently stir in ginger ale and frozen strawberries.

Enjoy!

Tasty Tuesday

Hello Everyone!

 

We hope you are all having a wonderful Shark Week so far! Today we thought we would share a recipe for a tasty treat to enjoy while watching all the new shows and old favorites. The treat is for Shark-Tastic Shark Fin Rice Krispy Treats.

 

You Will Need:

  • 3 Tbsp Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Package (10 oz.,about 40) JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
  • OR 4 Cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 6 Cups Kellog’s Rice Krispies Cereal

 

 

To begin, in a large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Constantly stir, nothing worse than having to scrub off marshmallow remnants when you could be enjoying the treats.  Then remove from heat and add Kellog’s Rice Krispies Cereal. Stir until well coated.

 

Then, using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into well greased(with cooking spray) 13×9 inch pan.

 

While still warm but not super hot, don’t want to get burned, and cut into squares, whatever your size preference and shape into a shark fin, triangle shape and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

 

Place in refrigerator to cool completely. While those cool, prepare melting chocolate as directed by package. We placed ours in open Ziploc bags and heated in 30 second increments, once it is completely melted we closed up the bags and cut off a small corner to drizzle more evenly over the treats. We used two different colors of blue, and drizzled over the fins and then sprinkled with assorted round sprinkles that look like bubbles.

 

Once decorated, place back in refrigerator to let the chocolate cool, once set. Present however you want and enjoy!

 

Have a sharky day!

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Friday Favorites- Disney Edition

Happy Friday!!

 

I don’t know about you guys but for us this week lasted forever!

 

Today, we are going to share with you some of our Disney favorites.

 

Our first favorite is Alex and Ani bracelets. With each one of us owning just one or two to begin with, you’d think our collection was complete…However, with new designs being released every few months, our collections might never be complete! Between the three of us, we own 16 bracelets and 1 necklace! Seeing everyone’s photos on Instagram always inspires us to want just one more. How many do you own?

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Our second favorite is Disney Dooney and Bourke purses and wristlets! While Sydnee is able to resist the temptation of the purses, Cierra and Lindsey have quite the variety of designs.

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Our third favorite is Starbucks and Disney! Our Frappuccinos always seem to taste a little sweeter when we have a view of the castle. Our visits during the holiday seasons are never complete without a pumpkin frapp or latte or a peppermint hot chocolate.

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Our fourth favorite is  our Monsters University Hats. You might see these pop up frequently on social media during our visits to Disneyland. They keep the sun out of our faces and look adorable on! We are also proud to support Monsters University and would happily attend if we could!

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Our fifth favorite is Disney Waffles. I am not sure what it is about Disney themed foods, they just taste a little better. Our two favorites are- Mickey Waffles and the Cars Waffles. The Mickey Waffles can be found at a variety of locations throughout the Disney Parks. The Cars themed waffles can be found at Flo’s V8 Café in Cars Land. Sydnee wants it noted that the waffles at Flo’s are some of the softest waffles that she has ever enjoyed. The texture is delicious and the syrup adds that little extra sweetness making it an experience that will fuel you up for a long day at the parks.

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What are your Disney favorites?

Top 25 Workout Songs

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Hey Everyone!

 

Cierra here and today I’ll be sharing my top 25 go to pump up/motivational songs. If you’re like me, sometimes the music is the only thing that keeps you going. I don’t listen to music while doing marathons but when I’m training the music serves as a good distraction, haha!

 

  1. Believer by The Imagine Dragons
  2. Rise By Katy Perry
  3. Life Changes by Good Charlotte
  4. Warrior by Ke$ha
  5. Roar by Katy Perry
  6. Till I Collapse by Eminem
  7. Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
  8. Sing by My Chemical Romance
  9. Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine
  10. Pound The Alarm by Nicki Minaj
  11. Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  12. Jungle (Remix) Featuring Jay-Z by X Ambassadors
  13. Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) by Andy Grammer
  14. Confident by Demi Lovato
  15. Go Go GO by Sleeping With Sirens
  16. Let’s Eat (Featuring XP) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  17. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
  18. Barcelona by Ed Sheeran
  19. Life Of The Party by All Time Low
  20. Bo$$ by Fifth Harmony
  21. Almost There by Anika Noni Rose (From Disney’s The Princess and the Frog)
  22. Let’s Go by Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo
  23. Move by Little Mix
  24. Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
  25. Swish Swish Featuring Nicki Minaj by Katy Perry

 

 

If you have any suggestions or want to share your favorite pump up songs, please comment below!

 

Have A Great Day!

How To: DIY Galvanized Metal Nautical Sign

Hey Everyone! Cierra here, today I’ll be sharing a step by step tutorial  on how to make your own galvanized metal sign. Since we are in the middle of summer, I went with a nautical stencil but the choice is yours!

 

What you will need:

  • Galvanized Metal Sign- You can find a small sign with decorative edges at Wal-mart for $2.97 or a crinkle kind of large sign for just a few dollars more.
  • Stencils- You can make your own stencil or find a wide variety at any craft store.
  • Multi-Purpose or Indoor/Outdoor Gloss Acrylic Paint
  • Little Sponges or Paint Brushes, really whatever your preference is
  • Masking Tape, this will come in handy with keeping the stencils still while painting

 

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To begin, you are going to set the stencil how you want it, then take a few pieces of masking tape and secure the stencil to your sign.

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Then using whichever color you decided to go with, and take the little sponge and dab onto stencil. Don’t get too much paint on the sponge because otherwise it will bleed under the stencil.

 

After you are done applying about two coats of acrylic paint (That will depend on the color you chose and how light or dark you want your specific color). Remove Stencil by lifting straight up, if you drag and there’s any wet spots left it will get ruined.

 

If you find any spots where the paint bled or any tiny imperfections, you can take a cue tip and some nail polish remover and use it like an eraser.

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Then hang up wherever or display wherever you like and enjoy the hand-painted sign you just created! Have A great day!

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