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Happy Birthday Kiera!
Hope you had a great day.

We miss you and love you!

Chocolate Cake in a Cup

Seriously people, if you haven't heard of this recipe, or if you have heard of it and haven't tried it, you must. In need of a quick chocolate fix? This little recipe will solve your problem, in fact it can probably solve lots of problems :)

In 3 minutes, with a few simple ingredients, a microwavable mug, microwave, and measuring spoons, you can make this little chocolate cake.

Chocolate Cake in a Cup:

4 T flour
4 T sugar
2 T cocoa
1 egg
3 T milk
3 T oil
3 T chocolate chips
1 small splash vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
(You can also add other items like marshmallows, nuts, etc.)

Get a microwavable coffee mug.
Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well.
Add egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in milk and oil, mix well.
Add chocolate chips and vanilla (and other add-ins), and mix again.
Microwave for 3 minutes on high.
Allow to cool.

I first heard about this from my next door neighbor and have also read about it in other blogs. Justin and I have tried it several times and it's worked every time. Good stuff.

Sorry, no photos available, since I can't seem to upload them to my computer :(

Gorgeous Vintage

On the Babyccino blog this morning, one of the contributors wrote about a company that sells beautiful vintage baby clothing. Everything on the site is absolutely gorgeous! I love every single piece for sale, but I don't love the price tag. I do, however, feel inspired to head out to some antique shops on a quest to find some pieces for Eva. The only vintage pieces she has are from her grandmother (Justin's mom)-- two dresses that Polly wore as an infant. These are so beloved to us and we're grateful to have them. But the only times Eva wore them were for a couple of photos because we didn't want to damage them, and now she's outgrown them.

Anyway I'm now on a quest to find some of these vintage beauties. In the meanwhile, check out Belle Heir to look at the beautiful little outfits.

Happy Birthday Aunt Linda!

You're gettin up there! 33 now almost puts you in your "mid 30s"! But, after 4 kids, you still look great. Happy Birthday!