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Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Where: The Dallas Arboretum
When: September 22 - October 31 9am-5pm
Cost: $8 for adults, $5 for children (3-12), kids under 3 are free -- parking is $5
Need More Info: http://www.dallasarboretum.org/Events/AAA.htm
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Beep beep, honk honk. That's what your little one will be saying with these way cool Little Tike Cars . This site has TONS of cool cars - and range in price from super cheap - $29.95 to super pricey - $509.99. These are our three personal favorites but we're sure that you'll be able to find one of your own. Check them out....Christmas is just around the corner - and this would be a great gift from Santa :)
Monday, September 24, 2007
We recently came across a fun little online shop, Warm Biscuit. They are a bedding company - offering lots of cute bedding sets and other accessories for children's rooms. Our favorite thing on their site is this really cool vintage fabric elephant. Check it out for yourself, $29.
Friday, September 21, 2007
I'll have some pumpkin cake please...delicious recipe and cute design elements of this cake made it worth sharing with all of you! Found on FamilyFun.com. I'll have to admit that if I make this cake...I will more than likely use a boxed cake and ready-made frosting...but here is the recipe for those who are daring!
5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cups milk, at room temperature
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, at room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 1/4 cups sugar
6 large eggs, at room temperature
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
Approximately 9 cups powdered sugar
Green food-coloring paste
Orange food-coloring paste
One flat-bottomed green ice cream cone
12 large yellow and white gumdrops (6 of each)
Sugar (to roll gumdrops on)
2 tbsp. chocolate chips
Clear edible cake glitter
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Mix in the vanilla extract. Then beat in the powdered sugar gradually until the frosting is a spreadable consistency.
Color about 1 cup of the frosting green and the rest orange. 8. Assemble the Cake:
Trim the bottoms of the cakes so they lie flat against each other.
Frost the flat surface of the bottom cake and place the other cake on top.
Frost the entire cake orange. When the frosting dries, add green frosting leaves and top with the ice cream cone to create a stem. 9. Decorate the Cake:
Sprinkle sugar over your work surface and use a rolling pin to flatten 12 large yellow and white gumdrops together into a pancake about 1/4 inch thick. Adults only: use a knife to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth.
Microwave 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips for about 60 seconds. Dip the left side and bottom of the facial features in the melted chocolate. Dab a small amount of water onto the top surface of each feature, sprinkle the edible glitter on top, then press the facial features onto the cake.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
As promised with the relaunch of The Trendy Mommy Spot - we are excited to issue our first Weekend Edition! We hope to add more cities in the future - but for now we'll be sticking to our home turf - Dallas, Texas.
What: 75 colorful and fun hot air balloons fill the skies over Plano, arts and crafts, fun and games, music - a great time for the entire family! Don't miss the fireworks show on Saturday evening and the Balloon Glows on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Where: Oak Point Park & Nature Reserve
When: This weekend (9/21 through 9/23) - Friday 4p-10p, Saturday 6a-10p, Sunday 6a-7p
Cost: $5/person - Kids under 3 ft. are free
Need More Info: http://www.planoballoonfest.org/
Addison - Oktoberfest
What: The 20th Anniversary of the Addison Oktoberfest is this weekend. Grab your polka gear and your German food appetite, bring the kiddos out for some folk dancing and great kid entertainment.
Where: Addison Circle Park
When: This weekend (9/20 through 9/23) - Thur 5p-11p, Fri 5p-12a, Sat 12p-12a, Sun 12p-6p
Cost: $5/person - Kids under 3 are free
Need More Info: http://www.addisontexas.net/
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Simply BOOOOO-wlicious! These adorable bows are perfect for your little ones hair. For $6 your little pumpkin can be a fashion plate for the upcoming Halloween party. Check out Bownanza for these and other styles...they even have turkey bows for Thanksgiving...although they aren't nearly as cute as these Itsy Bitsy Spider bows!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
This week is going to be dedicated to Halloween here at The Trendy Mommy Spot. Have your little one say Happy H - owl- oween with this adorable shirt. $18 - the designer of this shirt can make them long sleeve for those of you who might have to endure cooler temps this Halloween or short sleve for those of you in the deep South. This adorable design can even be put on a onesie! As the maker of this designer shirt says...Have a HOOT this Halloween!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
After a long hiatus, we're pleased to say that The Trendy Mommy Spot is back! Over the past few months we have found some great items and can't wait to start sharing them with all our loved readers! We are also excited about a little twist we are taking from our usual product only showcasings...we are going to start sharing tips of the trade (the mommy trade that is). As fall is just around the corner, we at The Trendy Mommy Spot thought it would be great to dive back in with a plug for this awesome indie marketplace. We stubled across ETSY a few months ago and are totally in awe of it! LOVE IT! It is an online marketplace...kind of like eBay - but way cooler! Etsy describes itself as your place to buy and sell all things homeade. Take some time to browse this awesome site. If you're just looking to waste some time, they even have a feature where you can browse by color...Of course you can go through the normal browsing channels as well, such as by category. We'll leave you to browse away...expect to see some great uniquely eclectic items out there...ENJOY!