Monday, September 2, 2013


It was such a surprise to see that people are still checking out my blog!! I'm sure there are a lot of you wondering why nothing has been posted in over two years. I know I am!!
I can't really remember why June was my last post? I think a lot of it had to do with school getting out. I had all four of my kiddos home with me instead of just two and we had 'summer things' we needed to start doing! I do know that I went home to visit my family for about three weeks and then we took a vacation with Sean's family for a week before we came back home to Texas! I didn't realize at the time that would be my last carefree vacation! In August of 2011 I started looking for a job and applied with our city's Police Department to become a 911 Dispatcher! I couldn't have started that at a crazier time. My third child was going to be starting Kindergarten!! Not my baby when most mom's decide to work out of the home. My third!! What was I thinking?? The hiring process was a long one, so I still enjoyed time at home for three months after applying for the job. Plus I did get to mark an item off my 'Bucket List' by having a booth with a friend at Canton Texas 'First Monday'.
The weekend of that was when I got hired and our lives haven't been the same since! I have worked crazy schedules and been in training for almost the past two years!! I will admit during that time I was not "Little Miss Old Fashioned"!! I have been "Mrs. Convenience". Sad, I know!
But guess what?? I am done training!! And I have a set schedule for the next two months and ALL FOUR OF MY GIRLS ARE IN SCHOOL!!!! Yay!!!
this is my way of telling you I'm coming back!!
Why didn't I just say that in the beginning right?
Could have saved a whole bunch of typing! But I have to admit, I have really missed this! Maybe this will be my key back to sanity!
And coming back wasn't all my idea! I mentioned at work last night that I used to write a blog and a coworker started looking at it and asked why I'm not still writing!
Well, here I go again!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

PB and J will ALWAYS be my favorite!!!

The other day I was looking for something sweet to make. I actually stumbled across this recipe on accident. I was looking for a cupcake recipe to use up some leftover speckled bananas that the snobs of my palace my children would walk by and turn their noses up at! 

..and what did I happen to find on the left hand side of the page that had the Banana Cupcake Recipe?? Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes of course!! Everyone knows that you always eat PB&J with bananas right??? oh and cheese!! You have to put a slice of good ol' American Cheese on your PB&J!! You do that too! Right?

Okay, maybe not! but I would suggest you try it and then you won't believe what you have been missing out on!!

Back to these Delicious Cupcakes!!

I found the recipe on and it was courtesy of The Neely's.

This was a really fun recipe to make! I mixed up the cake batter and baked the cupcakes. Then the fun part began!! I used my icing bags (ziplock bags work great too!) and tips to squirt some strawberry jelly inside the cakes after they had fully cooled. I then iced them with the amazing peanut butter icing!!

Let me know if you give this recipe a try!!
I can't stop eating them!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fairy Party Continued....

Lots of pictures ahead! I hope you enjoy them as much I as I do!

I had soooo much fun planning this party!! I cannot remember the last time I was able to just let my creative juices flow? Now that I am out of the 'baby stage' with my children, I'm starting to find that my thoughts are a little more clear than they have been during the past 5 years!
So, if there are any other 'mushy-brained' mommies out there?! Don't lose hope! You will think a little more clear again after your youngest is about 3 or so! :)

I challenged myself a little with this party. Most of my items came from the Dollar Tree and Sale items at Hobby Lobby. I was trying to make this a Budget Friendly party without it looking like it. In my opinion, I think I succeed very well! Please let me know what you think! I would love to hear your feedback!

I'm going to start with the TuTu's. These are very simple to make and I figure I didn't spend anymore than $1.50 per tutu!
Only the Birthday Girl's Tutu (and little sister) had a flower on it and those came from DT as well!

I didn't make the wings. :(  I try to be supermom but the wings just weren't worth it. I ended up ordering them from HALOHEAVEN a

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Egg Cakes!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Easter Weekend! I know we are here in the Old Fashioned House!
My five year old seems to be the MOST excited and it's not just because of all the candy she thinks the easter bunny will be bringing. She keeps telling me how nice it was that Jesus died for our sins. and that she LOVES HIM so much for doing that for us!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Fairy Perfect Party! Let's Eat!!

I don't think I have ever had this much fun planning a party before?!?
I started scouring blogs for ideas four weeks ago but nothing really grabbed my attention until a week before the party.  I'm thinking I work better under pressure.

For now, I'm just going to show you what the little fairies nibbled on while they were here. My next post will be about the party. So get ready for some pictures!! I took over one hundred but I scaled them down to about 30 so we will see if I can do a post with less than that!

Per Fairy Dakoda's request we had Lavender cupcakes with Strawberry icing. (The different colors in the cupcakes are from the Funfetti cake mix I used!)
Since I used the white non perils I had left over from THIS FUN TREAT, D thought they looked like 'flower-cakes'!

And then the Strawberries!!!! We LOVE Strawberries over here at the Old Fashioned House!!
Squirt a little whipped topping in the tops and those beauties did NOT last long at all!!!

D went shopping with me Friday night before her party for some last minute things and picked out some pink marshmallows. I remembered I still had some Almond Bark left and pink sugar sprinkles. It didn't take long to melt and drizzle that over the pink puffs and sprinkle more pink on them!

We also ate some little bunnies, gasp!, crackers!! if you can't see them very well in the next picture, never fear, they will pop up again in the next post!!

During one of my Goodwill trips I picked up 15 different saucer and dessert plates for the Fairies to use!

I also grabbed 15 glass punch cups from Goodwill too! I think they had a Great time using 'breakable cups'!!
In which we served Pink Strawberry Lemonade!!

Can you tell we have a slight obsession with pink and strawberries??
I hadn't noticed before how bad this was!!

And what kind of party would it be without sending everybody home with a SUGAR HIGH?!?!?!
and EXTRA candy??

Have a Great Day Everyone and

Stay tuned for Part 2 of A Fairy Perfect Party!!