I’m so happy that today Heather of My Life Well Loved asked me to share one of the most adorable, easy, and HEALTHY party treats I found this year.
Today is National Donut Day... which made me think of this incredibly fun baby shower (or "baby sprinkle") that we had the privilege of throwing this spring. One of the main reasons I love events is because each one is tailored specifically to the honored guest, and celebrating what makes that person unique is a really fun experience to me.
One thing that the honored mama, Kelly, loves is donuts! Now this was also supposed to be a baby "sprinkle" since it was for baby girl numero dos, until all the ladies got a little carried away with all the baby things... But besides that, we were going for a "sprinkle" which made the color palette of a sprinkled donut an easy choice. Also, Kelly chose a gorgeous floral print from Little Unicorn for the nursery so we wanted to incorporate that, too!
One day I was in Sephora desperately trying to find a dry shampoo for my "reddish" hair. I couldn't find a product I had once used, and the employee said, "Oh this one will work GREAT for you!" So I blindly trusted and bought it.
It ended up being just the clear kind that doesn't look all white and dusty but also wasn't for dark, brunette hair, and it did not work very well. This set me out to google to find an alternative, and I read that cinnamon with a starch could do the trick. You KNOW with all the pumpkin-baking going on in this household we have cinnamon! So I decided to try it.
Now also -- just to clarify -- there are indeed dry shampoos that exist for redheads. I just needed something that week for my labor hospital bag, and didn't have time or money to go order, test, and possibly be disappointed. So if you're in a pinch like me... keep reading!
When it came to planning Rowan's FIRST BIRTHDAY party, I was more than excited to celebrate my favorite day in the history of my life, but I also wanted to keep it personal, low-key, and simple.
If you already know me, you may have burst out laughing at that last line. I have definitely been known to let party planning get a little ridiculous/theatrical at times (i.e. vintage dance cards to encourage old-fashioned party mingling... or hand-drawn marauder's map invitations for guests to locate a quidditch field... OR a full-blown murder mystery plot for a 1920s-themed Christmas party... You get the idea.)
Basically, if there is an over-the-top idea for a party that is completely unnecessary and maybe a touch dweeby, then I probably want to do it.
A few times in my adult life, my mom has reminisced about when she would make homemade buns to send in my school lunches... but if it wasn't for her storytelling I'm not sure I would've ever remembered them! This was a thought that spurred on the idea and purpose of this blog, so I figured I needed to set out to try making some homemade hotdog buns myself!
The verdict? They are delicious. Will I turn Suzy Homemaker and make these throughout Rowan's childhood. Yeeeeeah... about that... I'm gonna go with NOPE. Oh and Mom, I love you. You were really great for making these for me.