Monday, March 26, 2012

Free Canon 5D Mark III

Pin It Great news everyone.  Pictureline is now giving away a FREE Canon 5D Mark III.  I shoot with the 5D Mark II and I absolutely love it.  I've entered to win, but I also think you should.  It's super easy to enter too!  You just have to "like" their facebook page and then fill out the entry form.  Click HERE to enter.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sesame Street Birthday Party

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My friend has a daughter who turned two ten days before my little girl.  We decided to do a combined birthday party.  It was so fun and our daughters loved every minute of the party.  We did a Sesame Street themed party.  Here are some of the things we had at the party:

Sesame Street Sign

Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar Cookie Bars

                             1 Cup Butter, room temperature
                             2 Cups Sugar
                             4 Eggs
                             2 tsp. Vanilla
                             5 Cups Flour
                             1 tsp. Salt
                             1/2 tsp. Baking soda

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Mix butter and sugar together until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time.  Add vanilla and mix until well combined.  In a separate bowl add the dry ingredients and stir.  Then slowly add the dry ingredients to your mixer.  Once all of the ingredients are incorporated, spread the dough onto a well greased cookie sheet (I use my hands to spread the dough out since it is so tough).  Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (it won't really be golden brown).  Let the cookies cool and then frost them.
Basic Sugar Cookie Frosting

                             4 Cups Powdered Sugar
                             4 tsp. Vanilla
                             1/2 Cup Butter, softened
                             3-4 tsp. Milk

Peanut M&M's 
They were the perfect little addition for the table since they are Sesame Street colors.

Giant Elmo Balloon
 We bought it on Amazon for $12.  The kids loved it, until it got body slammed by some boys and popped.  I also saw the other day at the Dollar Tree that they have a normal sized Mylar balloon that's Elmo's head.  It's only a dollar!  That's a steal.

Fishing with Dorothy 
The children fished over a sheet and would catch a prize.

Sesame Street Bowling
The kids loved rolling and throwing the ball and the "pins".  

Oscar's Trash Basketball 

Elmo and Big Bird Party Favors

Sesame Street Character Oreo Pops

Cookie Monster Cake
We got this at Smith's for about $15, which was a great deal considering we didn't have to spend the time decorating it ourselves!