Everyday, Ordinaire: Week 9

May 10, 2016

Beginnings of a hospital bag

Mile. High. Pie.

My best friend is getting married! 

Surprise work baby shower -- my peers are the tops

Putting the finishing touches on the nursery

Cone of shame.

Dessert, A Childhood Favorite

May 6, 2016

One of the fondest memories from my childhood is celebrating birthday dinners. We'd gather on Sunday at my grandma's house -- and as far back as I can recall I'd always request my Aunt Reba's four layer torte. 

Every. Year.

She "retired" the recipe years ago, gifting its most faithful consumer (me!), so when I stumbled upon this old favorite while my mom was visiting one day I took that baby-free time to reminisce on my childhood as I prepared one of my favorite treats.

Four Layer Torte

Layer One:
1/2 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Crushed Pecans
2 TBSP Sugar
1 Cup Flour

Grease and flour 13x9 pan. Mix dough together and press into pan. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Cool.

Layer Two: 
1- 8oz pkg. Cream Cheese
1 Cup Cool Whip (I use a whole container)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar

Beat ingredients then spread on cooled crust.

Layer Three:
3 Cups Milk
2 pkgs. Milk Chocolate Instant Pudding

Beat ingredients and spread on top of cream cheese mixture.

Layer Four:
Cool Whip (I use the whole container)

Top pudding mixture with cool whip. Chill for 12 hours before serving.

Best enjoyed whilst snuggling.

Everyday, Ordinaire: Week 8

May 5, 2016


Whoa, belly

Worth the double stops

One day I'll finish Owen's hamper

Also, sugar overload

You can never have too many sprinkles

Bringing babies (in utero) and cupcakes to bars since 2016...
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