I can not tell you how glad I am that Spring is finally here!! I’m actually ok with Winter most of the time, but this winter was particularly dreary and wet. Today it’s pouring rain, but it’s not freezing cold and it’s officially Spring so I don’t even care. Here are some of my favorites from this week…..
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 Cup water
1/3 Cup Canola/Veg oil
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp vanilla
1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 bag mini chocolate chips
Mix cake dough well in a mixer and set aside
Mix filling well
Line mini muffin tins with muffin cups. Fill 1/2 full with cake dough. Drop 1/2 tsp. of filling into center of each cupcake
Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Insert a toothpick into cake portion to check for doneness. Enjoy!!! These are seriously the best cupcakes ever.
This week the sun decided to pop out a bit which was GLORIOUS. I have had some weird stomach bug combined with some seriously major heartburn for over a week. It’s made working out and running nearly impossible. I finally got some Nexium which seems to be saving my life and allowing me to run. Tuesday I wasn’t feeling awesome but felt good enough to get Molly out for a run/walk. She’s fat and out of shape. Bless her. We’re trying.
We just love her
I’ve griped about this before but 3rd grade is hard people. Combine that with an unruly 2 year old who lives in her own alternate universe and a Kindergartner that would like to move on to 1st grade and it makes for some fairly insane afternoons in our house.
I know I talk about our Spain trip ad nauseum but ya’ll..I’m 33 and I’ve never been overseas!!!!! I’m so excited and nervous and terrified at all that needs to be in order before we leave 3 kids during the school year with parents/friends for 8 days. I’m not the most organized mom. I’m ok with it. Well, sometimes I’m not and beat myself up over it but I’m learning to work on it. I try, I just get distracted easily and live in a dream world a lot of the time. Anyway, to avoid thinking about the stress of preparing for the trip, I shop! I’m not a big shopper, especially for non workout or running related items so this has been really fun! Yes, I have a budget and am spacing it out here and there between now and our trip. Did I mention I rarely shop? Here are just a few of my favorite purchases….most from the computer because I totally forgot to snap pics as I got stuff.