Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Buttermilk syrup recipe for Friendsmas

We hosted Friendsmas last night, our third annual since moving from Utah to North Carolina. The very first year I said I’d make buttermilk syrup, my friend was like okay want me to bring butter or syrup. I was like oooooh you have never had buttermilk syrup! You don’t know how much you’ve been missing out on! 

2 cups of Sugar
1 cup of butter
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 T baking soda

I always make mine in a big cast iron. I melt the butter on low/medium, add sugar and combine. Next add in buttermilk, stir all together. Add vanilla next, then the baking powder. 
Don’t over mix!
It will make it go flat. 

It will expand a little so use a big enough pan

It also stores great in refrigerator for a few days so make extra pancakes to re-heat. 

For Friendsmas we always have the same menu:
Pancakes, buttermilk syrup and bacon
Kids have fun with the hot chocolate bar. 
Hope you make it too and start a new tradition!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

I’m back!

It’s been a long time since blogging! But I’m back! Mainly due to being a super bored SAHM 😅 I need to be where the people are! I just love sharing and plan to share lots here!

Xo, Ash

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Emery's flamingo party #5

 Emery's invitationm
She wanted a "mango" party
aka: a flamingo party.
 Sassy pants turning 5!
My girly-girl is getting so big so fast.
 Day of the party.
It was a hot day in Utah,
we held the party in my Mom's backyard which was perfect.
All the girls in our flamingo gear.
 Salads in mini cups and fruit,
we served pizza too.
 Food table.
 Pre-party snacks.
 Flamingo cups for the kids.
 Drink station.
 Flamingo straws and banners.
 Ready to eat.
 "Flamingle around the pizza"
 Cake and party favors.
 Flamingo hand sanitizers.
Getting our grub on.
 Wes, Kat and GG.
 Birthday girl with her cake.
 Getting boost from dad to blow out her candles.
 Pink and aqua layers.
Of course the cakes my Mom makes are so cute and yummy.
 Party peeps.
This day was her actual 2nd birthday,
Happy birthday Aspyn.
 Opening presents.
She got so many flamingo themed gifts.
This was fllmingo jammies and flamingo swimsuit.
 Flamingo flip-flops.
 Flora and the flamingo book and flamingo purse.
 "mango beach towel"
 Some of the crowd watching her open gifts.
 Not a great pic,
but basically one of the only ones with us all.

We also celebrated Emery's birthday in Utah before our move to North Carolina.
I flew in on Sunday from Charlotte and Jeremy on Monday after we drove across
the country for 4 days with the penske truck, closea on our house,
had movers there, etc.  Then we held the party Tuesday, and flew back
out to North Carolina on Wed.  So to say it was crazy and exhausting is an 
understatement.  But her party was a success, and a kind of goodbye to all our
friends and family too.  Which was super sad! 
But the flamingos were a hit, we did really easy food since it was so chaotic,
but can't go wrong with pizza. She got spoiled with presents
(forgot we were flying when we bought her a scooter, oops
that was fun sending on the plane)
And the kids had fun running around.
Happy Birthday Emery!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Elliette turns 7 "with a cherry on top"

 Elliette's invitation.
She wanted a "cherry" party,
she loves cherries so it was very fitting for her
turning the big #7
 I can't believe my "baby" girl is turning 7!
(official birthday is July 7th)
We had her party early in Utah before our move to 
North Carolina so all her friends and family could come.
 The birthday girl by her mini cherry pies.
 My Mom's cakes always steal the show.
And I was able to find cherry candles,
don't ask me how, it was crazy and random.
 We ate LOTS of desserts that night.
Cherry soda bar.
Cherry syrup, cherries in mini pie tins,
and cherry flavored drinks.
 Desserts and drinks.
 We had yummy ice cream with our pies and cake too.
 Cherry gummies on the table.
 Mini pie tins.
 Lucky for us my Mom hooked us up and we were able to
have to party in the new Holiday Inn Express in Springville.
They have a party room, and it was crazy raining that day.
We knew the weather would be bad, so this was perfect.
(just a pain to bring everything inside)
Happy girl.
 I went simple and we had a big salad
bar with Zubs sticks (yummy bread sticks)
and of course Zub's famous ranch.
 Time to eat.
 Tables set up.
Emery helping big sister open gifts.
 Little gifts for our party guesth.
Cherry hand sanitizers and cherry pies.

 How is it possible that our baby girl is 7!
Just as yummy as it looks.
Make a wish!
We had a great party,
we love you so much Elliette!
Happy Birthday!!

We held Elliette's birhhday party before our big move to
North Carolina.  The rain in Utah had been crazy,  for like several
days before the party, so we knew having it outside was not an option.
Luckily we were able to have this party room, 
it worked out perfect for the party.
Just not fun hauling in all your stuff, especially in the pouring rain.
But it all worked out great.
Ellie had a special party with all her friends and family.
She even had a few friends from her 1st grade class, which was a 
big deal for her.  We had yummy desserts, food and drinks.
We are thankful to everyone who came to celebrate her special day.