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Easy Cake Decorating


I wanted to share with you a really easy way to make a pretty cake that takes little to no cake decorating skillz. This is the second time I’ve made this birthday cake. Last week we celebrated Finn’s 4th birthday and by request he asked me to make him a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate chips, the same thing he requested the previous year. What can I say the kid has a thing for chocolate.

So here’s the easy part. This is a four layer cake. I iced it using Martha Stewart’s Swiss Meringue Buttercream and added semi sweet chocolate to make it chocolate, duh. Once the icing was made I iced each layer and crumb coated the surface of the cake. The great part about this cake is that you do not have to be neat and tidy. You can get messy with the frosting and no one will ever know. Once the cake was all frosted up we added the brachs milk chocolate stars.

There are a lot of candy companies that make chocolate like this. Check the candy aisle of your grocery store and you’ll be sure to find something similar. And don’t stop at chocolate either, gum drops, caramels, or covered peanuts would look great too, anyways, you get the picture.

Alright, now on to the next cake. Gus’ birthday is this weekend. Two birthday’s in one month is CA-RAY-ZY!

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Ireland & Bruce


We’re back!

Our quick trip to Ireland was super successful as you can see by the photo above. We were in Ireland for 5 days, we missed one flight, spent a total of 24 hours over a 48 hour period waiting in line to hang with Bruce Springsteen, we met a bunch of “Bruce Buddies” from all parts of the world, we got sunburns, we drank in pubs, we ate fish and chips, we saw some mummies, we visited the Jameson distillery and made it home in time to pick up the kids before bedtime Saturday.

Now we need a vacation from our vacation.

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Ireland!

Hey Guys! I’m over in Ireland right now hanging out with Bruce Springsteen.

I’ve got this post feeding straight into my instagram account. Stop by often to check in on my latest snaps OR just follow me directly (@scoopers)!

I’ll see you next Monday.

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Happy Birthday Crazies!


This is one of my favoritist days of the year, it’s the day where I get to celebrate two of best kids I know!

Happy 4th Birthday to my main man Finn and Happy 3rd to my little lady Elsa!!!

You guys are wild and crazy and totally silly. I’ve had so much fun watching the two of you grow up (together) in the last year. Here’s to hoping your next year is just as awesome.

Love you guys so mucho! Enjoy your big day!

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And the Winner Is…


Congrats to Meredith who won the super cool Leisure Class Bracelet!! Way to go lady!

Thanks to everyone who entered! I loved hearing about your Fourth of July adventures.

Thanks to Annie for sponsoring the giveaway!

Have a sweet weekend everybody!

P.S. Finn wrote out everyone’s name’s with a pen on college ruled notebook paper. He refused to write them any bigger than the lines :)

P.S.S. Excuse the messy face. That’s just how we roll.

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