Friday, April 8, 2011

Get Your Chicks in a Row

I know that Easter is late this month, but I always seem to be playing catch up. Yes, I tend to say I have a few weeks things can wait. The, out of nowhere it seems. The day is upon me and I am running around like a chicken without a head. Knowing this I have been making a point to set a schedule and work plan. So far, so good.
I am back to reading the emails from Flylady and trying to get the house back on track. They are coming along, but not with out alot of grumbling and some resistance.
I broke out the old chore calendar and am working out a fair schedule so we can all participate here. I fight the thought that Mrs. Cleaver did it all herself and looked really good doing it. There are some differences, I don't have a strand of pearls to wear over my house dress and I don't think she had Myastenia Gravis. There were only tow boys and what looked like a very neat husband and I have what I like to refer to as a tribe and a husband who seems to keep everything, newspapers, mail, junk etc. Other than that we are very alike.
Besides the usual housework I am trying to fill some orders for the Etsy shop and a shop "Josephines" in Watertown. So, I explain any short comings I may have by the fact I work 2 jobs, home and crochet.  No one usually falls for that excuse as I can work from my chair in my Pj's.
This weeks big push is to finish some newborn chick hats and diaper set that were ordered and get a few new things listed to the shop. I have two sweaters to finish on orders from Josephines and then a few items for the girls for Easter. If I sleep less, get some help and don't stress out I may just get it all done.

                          Here are the chicks I listed
Speaking of easter chicks I found this adorable dress on Etsy. If only one of the grandaughters was the right size. Maybe next year, Isabella should be just about right by then.

Now I could'nt resist not finding a cupcake with a chick theme
 I found the recipe for these chick cupcakes on the Betty Crocker website.

Easter Chicks Cupcakes

1 box favorite flavor cake mix
eggs, oil, and water called for on the cake mix box
2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
yellow food coloring
1 container vanilla buttercream frosting
48 mini chocolate chips
24 small gumdrops
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
Make cake mix as directed on box.

Divide batter among muffin cups.
Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean.
Cool completely.
Place coconut in resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add about 8 drops yellow liquid food color, seal bag, and shake to mix.

Frost cupcakes with white frosting.
Top with yellow coconut.
For eyes, add mini chocolate chips.
Cut orange gumdrops to resemble beaks and place on cupcakes.

1 comment:

Alessandra @ Tribal Times said...

Those little hats are so sweet!