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Baked Cabbage Egg Rolls

A couple of weeks ago I made bacon in the oven for the first time. It was also my first time ever cooking bacon as I have been avoiding it because of the splattering.  Thanks, Pinterest, for such an awesome tip!

A couple of days ago, the Hubbs was craving Chinese food. Our favorite Chinese place is a little too far for us to drive when it's snowing so much, so we made egg rolls at home. Not just any egg roll, but baked egg rolls. {if you can bake bacon, then you can surely bake egg rolls, right?} YES!


Egg Rolls sheets
Cabbage Mixture
(Cabbage, ground beef, onions, and carrots)
Water for sealing the rolls
Sesame Oil
Soy Sauce
Rice (optional)


Prepare cabbage mixture in a pan with some soy sauceFill one egg roll sheet at a time with some cabbageSeal the edges of the roll with waterBrush a little bit of sesame oil on each roll, both sidesBake at 450 for about 10 minutes (or until you see it turn a light brown color)

Here are some crunchy, low-fat, ready to serve egg rolls!


Paper Napkin Rings Tutorial

A little while ago in the midst of celebrating Thanksgiving, we celebrated my son's first birthday with a jungle theme.  See this post in case you missed it.  

Paper Napkin Rings make a cute, simple, and detailed addition to any party.  

Here's how I made mine.


2'' scallop circle hole punch
Die Cut letters and numbers
Double sided tape

Cut strips of paper at 1'' by 4''.Cut as many scallop circles you need per napkin.I had already cut my die cut shapes at 1 1/2'' each using Doodletype Cricut Cartridge in bold.

Now it's time to assemble:

Tape your die cut shape onto the scallop circle.Place tape on the back of your circlePlace the fork over the spoon and roll up your napkin with the utensils in it.I like to use double sided tape, because it makes my project look clean in the end.All done!
~ Fabi

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Handmade Pink and Purple Princess Themed Birthday

My Baby Girl turned 3! Three years full of joy, laughter, exciting moments, and challenging times for us as parents. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Becoming a 'Mami' (Mommy) has been the best thing that has ever happened to me.

A few months ago she told me she wanted a Pink and Purple 'queque' (cake) with 'cremie' (cream). She also mentioned she wanted a Princess cake. So basically she chose her theme this year.

My Mom made all the pom-poms out of tissue paper and arranged the balloons into bouquets that hung right above the back drop.

The cake was the product of lots of team work. My Mom made the sugar flowers, my husband baked and decorated the cake, and I made the buttercream frosting for it.

Around the table I used sparkly pink tulle to contrast the purple plastic cloth. It looked so cute!

My daughter wore ruffled pants that I made using Viola Lee's Pattern. For the top, I made matching ruffles and sewed it as a collar to the shirt.  I also made the p…