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Novelty Cakes!

30 Mar

Ok Ok I know…we have been putting up a lot of cakes lately but can’t help it! These are toooo adorable to pass up and I just know a few kids that would be over the moon to have this at their birthday party – hey even some moms-to-be could have them at their baby showers!

Which one is your favorite??

From parenting.com

From parenting.com

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{Absolutely AMAZING Idea!}

19 Mar

When I saw this it absolutely touched my heart! What an amazing idea! Thank you PINTEREST! I will be starting this now!

On his daughters graduation day a father handed his daughter a gift. When she opened it she saw a book…”Oh the Place You Will Go!” by Dr. Seuss. It was not just any copy though, when the girl opened it the pages were filled with notes from all of her teachers, principals and coaches since Kindergarten! Her dad had gotten this book for her in Kindergarten and he would have all of her teachers sign it as a surprise for her on her graduation day!

the places you will go

We made it over the Rainbow… Pudding!!

18 Mar

I don’t have children yet but I do love finding fun crafts and baking that I can do when I’m with them. It can be a really engaging activity as most kids want to help out in the kitchen with baking! I’m all for anything that gets them away from the computer and tv screen and this project is just a blast to do with kids!

C + C

from parenting.com

from parenting.com

Ingredients

3⁄4 cup sugar 1/3 cup cornstarch 1⁄4 tsp salt 1 cup 2% milk 2 cups whole milk 1 whole egg, plus 3 egg whites 2 tbsp unsalted butter 11⁄2 tsp vanilla extract (clear if you can)

or 1 vanilla bean Gel food coloring (such as AmeriColor) in red,

orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple

Supplies

Saucepan Whisk 6 small mixing bowls Clear bowls, small juice glasses (clear), or tall

shot glasses 6 disposable pastry bags

Notes: If possible, use gel food coloring instead of the traditional food coloring found in grocery stores. Gel food coloring produces vibrant color results with just a small amount of dye.

If you prefer more yolks in your pudding, try this simple substitution: 3 whole eggs in place of the egg-and-egg- white combination in this recipe. Additionally, decrease the amount of cornstarch to 1⁄4 cup plus 11⁄2 tsp.

Directions

CLASSIC VANILLA PUDDING Step 1: Add the sugar, cornstarch, and salt to a medium saucepan (preferably stainless steel). Whisk the ingredients to combine, then add 1⁄2 cup of the 2% milk to the sugar mixture. Using a wooden spoon, stir until combined and thick.

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Step 2: Whisk in the remaining milk (2% and whole), cooking over low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon for about 15 minutes. Do not let the mixture boil.

Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk the two eggs until gently beaten. Slowly add about 1 cup of the hot milk mixture to the eggs, whisking as you pour. Then pour the milk/egg mixture into the saucepan with the remaining hot milk mixture.

Step 4: Cook over low heat for an additional 5 minutes — do not boil. Remove from heat; stir in the butter and vanilla (or vanilla bean).

RAINBOW PUDDING Step 1: Add the pudding to a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic against the surface of the pudding until airtight. This will prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 1 hour.

Step 2: Divide the cooled pudding evenly into 6 medium mixing bowls. Add food coloring to each bowl, corresponding with each color of the rainbow. Stir; add more food coloring (if desired) until desired color is reached.

Step 3: Divide the colored pudding into 6 pastry bags. Alternatively, you can just spoon the colors into bowls, but that can be a bit messier. Snip the end of the red pastry bag off so that there is about a 1⁄2″ diameter hole. Pipe the red pudding into each bowl. Repeat with remaining colors.

Playrooms!!

17 Mar

I always seem to gravitate towards wanting things for my future children that I always dreamed of having as a kid! One of those things is a playroom..not just a ‘throw everything that belongs to the kid in a spare room’ kind of space but a really cool and innovative room that is pleasing to mom and dad’s eyes and functional to transition from a play to work space as they grow!

Which ones do you like?

Ah what a great way to modernize a fun and active room for your little man!

Ah what a great way to modernize a fun and active room for your little man!

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I love the colors of this room!

I love the colors of this room!

Hanging books! LOVE the unique way to accessorizes a kid space!

Hanging books! LOVE the unique way to accessorizes a kid space!

LOVE the colors and the layout of this space!

LOVE the colors and the layout of this space!

What a great way to store paper!All from potterybarn.com

What a great way to store paper!
All from potterybarn.com

Awesome kids birthday cakes…for the kid in all of us!!

15 Mar

It is birthday season here at Moxie Baby! It seems like every week there are a slew of birthdays to attend. With that in mind we found some really awesome birthday cakes for children that brings out the kid in all of us!

 

Images from Parenting.com

Which one is your favorite??

Love

C + C

 

PIRATES

PIRATES

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Moxie Baby Burp Cloth and Wall Art..coming soon

28 Feb

T-Minus 24 hours until our launch!!!

Here is another peak at ways you can mix and match our wall art with our burp cloths! We are getting excited here at Moxie Headquarters to show all of the fun stuff we have been creating in the lab!

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Bake with the kids…Strawberry-Shortcake Popsicles!!

26 Feb

Whenever I feel like baking I really enjoy doing it with kids. They make the process so much for fun!!! The key is to find a recipe that is easy AND tastes good. The less mess the better. Here is a recipe I found on Foodnetwork.com that not only had a piece of my heart with Strawberry-Shortcake but is really easy to make and tasty as well!!

Strawberry-Shortcake Pops

Strawberry-Shortcake Pops

Foodnetwork.com

Ingredients
Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups Special K Red Berries cereal
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup vanilla frozen yogurt, slightly softened
3/4 cup strawberry sorbet, slightly softened
Directions
Spray the insides of six 3-ounce paper cups with cooking spray. Pulse the cereal and coconut in a food processor until coarsely ground.

Put about 1 tablespoon cereal mixture in the bottom of each cup and top with 1 tablespoon frozen yogurt. Add 2 tablespoons sorbet and press into the cup, then pack in another tablespoon of frozen yogurt and sprinkle with more cereal mixture. Insert a wooden stick into the center of each pop and freeze until hard, at least 4 hours.

Before serving, snip the paper cup and peel it off.

Photograph by Levi Brown

Notes
For extra crunch, roll the pops in more crushed cereal after you unmold them.

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/strawberry-shortcake-parfait-pops-recipe/index.html?oc=linkback

Kids Party Themes

19 Feb
HGTV.com

HGTV.com

Who doesn’t love a party??

Any excuse to get together with friends and catch up is a great day in my book so if you’re going to go to the trouble of having people over why not make it a visual spectacular!!

Here are some of my favorite finds from HGTV.com and Marthastewart.com for fun ways to add a little modernly retro twist to a kids birthday!

❤ C

 

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{Haystacks as bases. How Easy and original!}

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{There’s something so fun about the way these boxes are decorated}

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{A Take-home smores kit…HOW COOL}

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{Bubble Gum machine..enough said…}

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{Simple and cute…LOVE the colors}

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{Each flower for each month of their first year = GREAT idea}

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{The oysters!!! I love how adorable this is}

Marthastewart.com

Marthastewart.com

{Who knew balloons could be even MORE fun}

 

 

Retro Modernization….kids rooms we LOVE!!

17 Feb

 

 

Trying to settle on a style design for a kids room can be a daunting task. Modern? Traditional? The style choices, color palette, themes are endless. The real challenge lies in creating a space that is kid-friendly but adult approved. We here at Moxie Baby aren’t typically attracted to “cutsy” styles are design but modern elements with a retro feel. Here are some rooms that we just fell in love with from HGTV.com.

Would you decorate your kids room like any of these??

Love

C & C

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From HGTV.com

From HGTV.com

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From HGTV.com

From HGTV.com

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From HGTV

From HGTV

 

 

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