Celebrate on a budget!

I love to entertain. But my favorite people to entertain are my KIDS! Which is why I am so in love with the dollar section at Target. I’m able to get a bunch of cute and inexpensive items to make my kid’s faces light up. You can even create an adorable Valentine’s inspired breakfast for dinner, using inexpensive heart-shaped cookie cutters in various sizes and milk jugs.

Share pictures of you and your loved ones celebrating Valentine’s Day! Our favorite picture will be sent a signed copy of my book “The Seasoned Life”.  (contest entry deadline February 15th at 12 pm (PST.)

Heart Shaped French Toast and Eggs

3 Eggs.
3/4 Cup of milk or heavy cream.
1 Teaspoon cinnamon.
1 Teaspoon pure vanilla extract.
1 Teaspoon granulated sugar.
Pinch salt.
Any type of bread. (3-4 slices)

*Tip* Mix together 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon in a separate bowl and sprinkle on each side as cooking.

Beat eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon in shallow dish. Stir in milk.

Use heart shaped cookie cutter to make your shapes.

Dip bread in egg mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly. (Don’t be the victim of soggy bread!)

Cook bread slices on greased nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat until browned on both sides. (Butter baby!)

For the eggs. I simply sprayed a heart shaped cookie cutter with non-stick cooking spray. Put it in a heated skillet and crack an egg inside of each one. Cook it to your liking! And season with salt and pepper.

*Tip* Placing a pan lid over the top ensures fully cooking your egg. Usually about 2-3 minutes.

Hope you all have a great day celebrating LOVE!

XO Ayesha

 

Rubber Ducky Pool Party

Riley’s first  birthday is not until the 19th. I simply cannot believe she is going to be one! It’s completely bittersweet. I have an unbelievable amount of mixed emotions. I am happy, proud and excited to see what the next year has in store,  but at the same time I’m sad that she has grown up so quickly. I literally don’t know where the time has gone. I now know how my parents have felt all of these years.

We decided to celebrate her first year early since we would be traveling on her big day. We threw her a rubber ducky pool party! It turned out amazing considering it had been raining all week. The sun made an appearance during her party and disappeared right after as the rain continued, it was amazing. God is so good, and he certainly does hear all of our prayers.

I purchased all of the items for her party at Target and ordered her invitations from Tiny prints. The party totaled about $400 including all food  and we had about 20 people at the party. I made Riley’s smash cake from scratch. It was completely organic and low in sugar (I have a video tutorial in my previous post). All of the food was also organic for that day. We don’t always eat the best and organic, but we do when we can.

Thank you to all of our family and friends that came out to Riley’s party. It was truly a special day and we appreciate each and every one of you!

Here are a few photos from the party! Enjoy!

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Family Style Featuring “Target”

My favorite store to go to for my family is Target! They have a little bit of everything in there and I can always find something for everyone in the family. I find myself in there about 2 times a week! A couple of days ago I went to Target to get an outfit for our family to wear to Stephen’s basketball game that night. I was in and out of the store within 30 mins and picked up everything I needed. Target is a great place to find quality looking pieces at great prices. Nothing I purchased was over $30. The jeans I bought for Stephen fit him true to size and were long enough! They were a better fit than some of the higher priced jeans he has in his closet!!! Riley’s entire outfit cost an outstanding $12.00. I LOVE TARGET.

I hope this inspires some of you to find a great look for less! Enjoy!

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