Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentines Day 2016

The Tuesday after a long weekend is so tough! Am I right? I hope your Valentines Day was filled with all the love in the world! I had a wonderful day with my boys, and of course we took a few pictures to cherish these memories with our (not so little man)!! You guys I can not believe my baby is almost 2! Excuses me while I get all sentimental. Here are some pictures to start an amazing week off! We have some Big things planned. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Favorites // and a GIVEAWAY !!!

Hello and Happy Friday!  I'm so excited that it's Friday because we have a fun weekend planned filled with finishing our Master Bathroom and Kitchen Remodels and watching  Super Bowl 50 of course!  This week flew by and I am so excited to be able to share a few of our Favorite things with all of you!

 1. These custom pillows from Sweet Sugar Beets are the perfect keepsake! Haley a Mom and the maker behind Sweet Sugar Beets pours her heart into each custom piece and it shows down to every last detail I am happy to announce we will be hosting a Giveaway shortly after all the festivities of Valentines Day!! Follow us on Instagram for details. @themagnoliamom & @sweetsugarbeet 

2. This wooden Bunny Push Toy from Bannor Toys is too cute for words! Matthew is certainly going to find one of these cuties in his Easter Basket! 

  3. This one is for us Mom's! Play dates have never looked so good, check out this adorable "Sweater Weather" pull over from Loved by Hannah and Eli perfect for those days it not freezing out, but not yet warm enough. 

I hope you guys have an amazing weekend! 


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

V-Day Gift Guid for Him! 2016

Ok, February is finally here! I have been observing my husband for the past couple of months thinking about Valentines Day gift Ideas. Ok I know I sound crazy but, I am a sucker for V-Day and I always love to get him a gift he didn't expect to get or something he didn't end up getting for Christmas that he could really use throughout the year. I have put together a few of my favorite practical V-Day gift choices for that special man in your life who doesn't expect anything, but deserves so much !

This Beast Mode Tee is super soft and so light, perfect for his next workout session! Thank you to our friends over at North2SouthDesigns on Etsy for this awesome design, check out this shop today and get free shipping on your order in time for V-day! Use code NOSHIPN2SD for free shipping. 

 Sweat Pants    Fitness Watch      Nike Shoes     Nike Bag     Beast Mode Shirt

Monday, February 1, 2016

Our Favorite Cupcakes

Ok, I have a confession.... I am a total sweetaholic like the type who doesn't eat dinner and goes straight for desert ! Yup, that's me.. There is something about a good desert that I just can't resist, the same goes for my family. My Hubs has been in total #beastmode lately finishing a few remodels I put him up too ;) more on the home updates coming soon for now I had to share our favorite cupcake recipe. Make them for someone special this Valentines Day they won't be disappointed ! 

 Sopapilla Cheesecake Cupcakes

Servings: Makes 1 dozen cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup whole milk , room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg , room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites , room temperature


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.
 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

3. In a small bowl, mix together milk and extracts; set aside.

4. In a bowl , cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add egg and egg whites until just blended.

5. With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the milk mixture; mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.

6. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake until tops are just dry to the touch, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in tin before icing.
Cheesecake Filling
  • 8 oz. package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 
  1. Combine cream cheese sugar and vanilla until well mixed.
  2. Place in a small baking dish and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

  •  1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 sticks butter 
  • 10 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  1. Combine sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Combine confectioner's sugar and butter in a mixer until crumbly.
  3. Slowly add heavy whipping cream, extract, and salt until it is creamy.
  4. Mix in the sugar mixture.
  5. Frost cupcakes 
  6. Top with cinnamon 
  7. Enjoy, YUMM!!