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It all started when I decided to make a bag to hold Olivia’s wet swim suit after swim lessons. Once the mom’s at swim lessons saw this bag I couldn’t make them fast enough. I then put them on Facebook and sold some more and now I’m teaming up with other stay at home mom’s with amazing talents and joining the team at OhFancyBaby!
OhFancyBaby was born when a stay at home mom became very passionate about cloth diapers, due to the fact that her newborn was allergic to regular diapers. As simple as cloth diapering can be, she got caught up in all the questions and doubts about cloth diapering that she decided to make it simple for all the mommies and daddies that want to save money and be more gentle to their babies. With that, Fancy Pants was born; the all in one pocket cloth diaper with a micro-suede inner lining, and an outer super soft and cozy fancy minky or the fancy original outside. They come with 2 inserts either the double fluffed microfiber insert or the all natural fluffed bamboo. With Fancy Pants cloth diapers she decided she needed wet bags and other accessories. That is when Fancy Mama was born. Fancy Mama products are all made by stay at home moms who have an amazing God-given and blessed gift to sew and be creative. Fancy Mama Products include; wet bags, reusable wipes, toy blankets, nursing covers, hair accessories and more to come.
So lets give her a Modern Hostess welcome with her new Facebook page and while we are doing it let’s have a give away. If you head over to her page and “like” her leave us a comment letting us know that you did so and the second way you can be entered is if you have purchased a wet bag leave a review of how you like your bag ( you may enter more than once if you do both). Be sure to leave us a comment at Modern Hostess so we know to enter you in the drawing. We will be doing our drawing on Sunday so you still have time if your interested in purchasing a bag to increase your chances of winning another one:) You can contact me at email@example.com.
Come visit us at www.facebook.com/OhFancyBaby
I needed a recipe to feed a group and not break the bank. I stumbled across this recipe over at Cooking with K. It was a success!
Summertime Cornbread Salad
1 (9″ skillet) cornbread cubed
2 small heads romaine lettuce, chopped
2 large tomatoes chopped
1 (15.5-ounce) can red beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15.5-ounce) can sweet corn drained
1 (8-ounce) package shredded cheddar cheese
1 medium purple onion diced
8 ounces Bacon Ranch Dressing
4 green onions thinly sliced (optional)
Layer a large bowl with half each of cubed cornbread, lettuce, and next five ingredients; spoon half of dressing evenly over top. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients and dressing. Garnish with green onions is optional. Cover and chill at least 2 hours. Before serving toss gently or serve layered.
Photo and recipe courtesy of Cooking with K
I hope you are all as over loaded with zucchini as I am so you aren’t sick of my zucchini recipe obsession. My quest is to find recipes that use it and that my family likes. Some time before my grandmother passed away my family compiled a recipe book of the family favorites. While browsing through it the other day for a different recipe I came across Zucchini Pie and it was a hit.
If your zucchini plant looks anything like mine than you can relate to zucchini coming out my ears. My mom has made zucchini bread for years and now as I make her recipe and take it places everyone asks for the recipe. It is a great way to use some of those zucchini’s that grow 5 inches over night and are just to big to eat.
1 cup oil
1 2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp cinnamon
Beat eggs until foamy. Add first 5 ingredients and mix lightly. Add flour mixture and blend. Bake in greased loaf pan at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Be sure to check with a tooth pick, I always feel like it takes longer.
Olivia’s pre-school teacher decided for her summer curriculum she would do “around the world”. Every week they focus on a different country and I try to make my snack coincide with it. This weeks theme was Mexico so I saw these super cute fruit and sugar cookie taco’s on Pintrest, there was no recipe but I thought I’m pretty crafty in the kitchen I can easily recreate this no problem. Here is my attempt.
This time of year in our area it is far to hot to turn on the oven to bake a pizza so we take it to the outside grill! Here are a few recipes to inspire you to Bar-B-Que some pizza. It is also a great party food. You can do a pizza bar with all the toppings and let everyone do a small individual pizza. You know us at Modern Hostess we can turn everything into a party!
mozzarella and cheddar cheeses
caramelized onions or red onion thin sliced
We use Trader Joe’s pizza dough, it is cheap easy and good. Roll it out.
Spread barbecue sauce
Layer rest of ingredients evenly
I personally like to place mine on a stone and then put it on the grill but you can put it directly on the grill at low heat about 10-12 minutes.
We have been SO busy over here at Modern Hostess. One of the things we celebrated was the 6th and 3rd birthday for Logan and Lucy. They had a combined gymnastics party ay Pacific Coast Gymnastics. It was a great venue for a party, especially if you are worried about the party moving along. They have two people there helping and running the show. To make it work for both a boy and girl Lori chose a red, white and blue star theme with a little help from a Modern Hostess inspiration board. Here are a few highlights from a VERY successful party.
The layout of goodies
Centerpieces were vases filled with rice dyed with food coloring and a couple pinwheels finished off with a cute ribbon around the top.
Party favors: Bouncy ball, gymnastic medallion and a lollipop in a small cellophane bag and star ribbon. Along side of the bowl of favors are a few extra lollipops and stars and strips Tootsie rolls.
These cute mini beach balls were lying around the floor for the kids to play with and then take home with them at the end of the party.
Cupcakes complete with red, white and blue wrappers and sprinkles! Yummy!
And last but certainly not least the two cute birthday kids, Logan and Lucy!
If was a great time had by all! Way to go Lori and thank you for sharing with Modern Hostess!
I can’t help but have strawberries on the brain because they are delicious right now. So this weekend when I hit our local farmers market I picked up a flat. One of the things that go hand in hand for me are 4th of July and Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream. We jumped the gun a little and made our ice cream this weekend instead of waiting for the 4th. I couldn’t help but share the recipe and some of these pictures of Olivia thoroughly enjoying it.
Fresh Strawberry Ice-Cream
sweet cream base
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream (or whipping cream)
1 cup milk
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/3 cup sugar
juice from 1/2 lemon
zest from 1 lemon (optional)
Combine strawberries, lemon juice/zest, and 1/3 cup sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Once strawberries have refrigerated, prepare the sweet cream base. Whisk eggs in a bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the sugar and continue whisking for a minute longer. Add the cream and milk, stir until fully combined.
Combine the strawberry mixture into the sweet cream base. Pour into an ice-cream mixer and mix according to mixer instructions. It took 30 minutes to reach a soft-serve consistency, at which time I put it into the freezer to finish firming up.
Is there anything better than licking the beaters as a kid!?!
Happy Fourth of July from my family to yours!
The 4th of July is quickly approaching and most of us will have a get together or attend on so why not have some festive foods. Here are some ideas for you.
It all began with a hot dog on a stick and boy has it evolved, you can find almost anything on a stick. I love foods on a stick for a party because no plates or utensils are necessary. Here are some clever finds I have found on a stick for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If none of these tickle your fancy here is a whole book of party foods on a stick.