Straight from the taps of The Three Broomsticks I bring you…





You’ll feel like you just walked down the streets of Hogsmeade and found yourself stumbling into The Three Broomsticks for a nice “cool” butterbeer.. If you wanna make it more to fit the needs of your inner Winky the house elf, feel free to add a splash of butterscotch schnapps. Please don’t cry over your old master though.. Hogwarts kitchen is a much better place to scrub floors. 



(makes 2)

chilled cream soda

1/2 tsp + 1 tsp butter flavoring

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tsp vanilla

3 tbsp sugar


Put 1/2 tsp butter flavoring into empty glasses and then fill glass 3/4 full of cream soda. In the bowl of a stand mixer whisk 1 cup of heavy cream until thickened. Add 3 tbsp of sugar and whisk until soft peaks form. Add 1tsp butter flavoring and 1 tsp vanilla and whisk again until soft peaks form. Spoon on top of cream soda.


Warning. VERY VERY VERY sweet. It’s a little bit of heavenly tummy ache inducing wonder in a glass! 🙂

I love fall…

I absolutely LOVE fall.. Amelie & I wore matching fall outfits today.. It’s rainy, 67 degrees, and AWESOME. Did I mention I love fall? 😛 As I mentioned before poor Am has had a cold so I kept her out of school today.. We had to go for her teacher conference though. Her teacher said she’s doing awesome & is a great kid. Happy mommy status! I love getting good news about my kid.


I decorated for Halloween on September 19th… Over a month early.. I love Halloween too. Obviously. 😛 I did a little “iPhone photo shoot” of my Halloween decor. I promise to take better photos of them soon.. Camera battery was dead. I had a small free window to take the pics so yeahhhh.. Here you go!

We’re going to the Pumpkin Patch this weekend.. I know it’s not October yet but I can’t wait any longer. So excited. What’s your favorite season?


Doctors visits, custard dates, dance class, oh my.

Can I just start by saying how hard it is to fill out new patient forms or any form for that matter while holding a 6 month old baby that wants to grab everything? Near impossible! I don’t know why I haven’t learned by now to fill out the forms at home ahead of time to save myself a huge headache. Luke & Amelie had a doctors visit yesterday. Luke’s 6 month well baby check-up & I took Am to get her iron levels checked because her legs bruise so bad. Luckily she’s just the kinda kid that bruises easily. Over-protective mom status… more like over-protective step-dad status, it was his idea to take her to the doctor about it. I’m so proud of her for being so brave during her finger prick. She didn’t even flinch. My little man is 18lb 8oz & 27 inches (he was 9lb 1oz & 22 inches at birth.. Go mommy milk.)

I told Amelie earlier if she was brave I’d take her out for ice cream after the appointment. Theres a little frozen custard place next to her dance studio she’s been wanting to try so we went there. I’d never had frozen custard before but me being the sweetaholic I am, I of course loved it.. Amelie is a given. 😛 They have a “flavor of the day” daily (yesterday was strawberry.. yum). The owner gave us a paper with all the upcoming flavors for the month. Am kept talking about how much she’d LOVE the cotton candy (and so did I because I’m a cotton candy freak).. This obviously caught the owner’s attention because he gave Amelie a free pint of the cotton candy custard to take home and said it was because he kept hearing her talk about how excited she was that they had cotton candy. <3 What a lovely guy.. It’s a rare treat to meet someone like him. It completely made her day (and mine too.)

After custard we had to go home & get ready for ballet class.. Amelie takes ballet on Tuesdays & Jazz on Mondays.. Busy little bee. Her favorite is definitely jazz though. Doesn’t surprise me at all considering she’s FULL OF ENERGY. Go go go go go. I wish I had half her energy.


Here are some REAL LIFE photos (aka: Amelie hates when I take her photo so it takes a lot of bribing & whining)

Typical 😛 She lovvveeedddd when I took her to the grocery store wearing her ballet clothes.. Not. “Mommy, everyone is staring at me”

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