• Our Hive

    A Look Back At Easter…

    Well, despite our mock Easter egg hunt for Olivia, she ended up only being interested in the “real thing” for about four or five eggs. Her first egg hunt was set up in the front yard of my parents’ house, and despite the beautiful eggs my Mom bought, Olivia only had eyes for a small stuffed bunny and the neighbor’s black lab. She constantly called out “dog?”, hoping he’d join her. Thankfully we were able to grab a family picture or two before she was completely over it and ready to eat! I would like to say she was more interested in her second egg hunt, but unfortunately she was…

  • Lil Bumble Bee

    Easter Basket Ideas For Babies and Toddlers

    If you’ve known me for longer than a minute than you know I get a little crazy about the holidays. I hate to use the word crazy, but in this case it’s warranted. My friends, family and husband have had to reel me back in a few times from going way over the top with my plans and decorations. I mean, renting a live reindeer for a Christmas party does not sound absurd to me in the slightest. Side note: If you are person who has done this, message me! I want to be best friends! Last Easter Olivia was not even five months old and I already wanted to…

  • Sweet Honey

    Springtime Dessert: Vanilla Cake with Buttercream Frosting and Edible Nest

    I am a sucker for anything themed, so naturally when any holiday rolls around I’m immediately on the hunt for a similarly themed dessert for our family gatherings. I found this Speckled Malted Coconut Cake by Emily Nabors Hall on the Country Living website that looked like perfection! Well, almost perfection – my husband and I are not fans of coconut or coconut flavoring (much to the disappointment of my mother). While I’m sure that Emily’s recipe is amazing and delicious, I decided to make my Easter egg cake with my favorite vanilla cake recipe and a light blue buttercream frosting. The nest is made of phyllo (or fillo) dough and is filled…