A push in the right direction...

Congratulations to the winners, Laina and Linda...They were in the washer! (Specifically, wedged in the little seal that prevents water from spilling out over the floor.)
Ok, friends, lots of good guesses...but no one's gotten it yet. 
Here's your hint - When I found them, I immediately prayed that they would still work.
 Leave your guesses here or on Wingledings Facebook page
Good luck! 


I'm Happy = Giveaway!

I'm super happy right now...which I think deserves a giveaway!

Why am I in such a good mood? Well, there's a story about that..

So I lost my keys on Friday.....like the really expensive to replace electronic kind.

I tore the house apart, looking in places that would be totally impossible...but I didn't want to buy a new one for $400! 

Thankfully....I found them this afternoon...in the last place I would think to look. Wanna take a guess as to where they were?! 

The first person to guess the right place will win a pair of Spring Earrings!

Guess away friends, guess away! 


HG's Shamrock 'n' Roll Shake

Now, I'm hoping you have all had a Shamrock Shake from Mc Donald's at some point. If not, you should try one. I looooove them. Every year I get my one small Shamrock shake and I drink it guilt-free knowing I only do this once a year...so clearly it must be ok, right?! 

Well, thanks to Hungry Girl (Love her!) now I can have my shake and drink it too!! 

(More than once a year, that is.)

Shamrock 'n' Roll Shake

1 tbsp. sugar-free French vanilla powdered creamer (like the kind by Coffee-mate)
3/4 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla ice cream (like Breyers Smooth & Dreamy Fat Free)
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
2 drops green food coloring
1 no-calorie sweetener packet
1 1/2 cups crushed ice (8 - 12 ice cubes' worth)

Combine creamer with 1 tbsp. hot water and stir to dissolve. Transfer to a blender. Add all other ingredients to the blender, and blend at high speed until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!


I didn't put the packet of splenda in, I felt like it was sweet enough without it. And I also didn't put the full Tbsp of creamer for the same reason.
Not an exact match, but soooooo good and close enough that I'm happy!  

Enjoy your day!! 

Going Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Won't you join us for a Leprechaun pancake breakfast? 

 With green milk!  


 Sorry for the crummy camera phone pics!
Forgive me? 
I bet you will after you see what I have to share this afternoon! 

If not, more for me :-)  


Dr. Seuss' Birthday

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. 
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. 
Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
                                                                       - Dr. Seuss

Ok, so I know Dr. Seuss' birthday was almost two weeks ago, but we celebrated a few days late at work to coordinate with the school festivities and I still wanted to share with you all! 

Dr. Seuss is one of my favorites....so lovable! All his stories are so clever and fun. It seems only right to have a party in his honor....and what's better than a Birthday Breakfast Pajama Party?! 

So in celebration of his birthday, we made...

I tell you, for a kid who hates all foods green, he sure gobbled this up! 

After breakfast, we played Dr. Seuss bingo and made "Cat in the Hat" sun catchers from construction and tissue paper. 

I think it's adorable! He certainly had fun making it!

In the afternoon, we made rice crispy treats that I cut in to a hat shape and decorated like the Cat in the Hat's hat. They had a great time with this, and enjoyed eating it too!

Once the hat was done, I rolled the extras into little balls and dipped them in chocolate and sprinkles.

Fun is good.
                               - Dr. Seuss


Pokemon Cookies

Anyone else feeling like they are ready for Spring to just be here already? I can almost taste that First Day of Spring Rita's Water Ice (And the best part is it's free!)

If you don't have a Rita's near you...I hope you have something similar, because I think a world without water ice would be very sad indeed. (Or Italian Ice if you are of the NJ/NY variety..hehe)

I have been super excited lately for the warm weather to stick so I can plant a few things in my soon-to-be-adorable-but-ridiculously-tiny-garden. I have already picked out seeds to grow a pumpkin to carve in October! The problem is, I'm a TERRIBLE gardener. Plants kill themselves at the thought of me taking care of them. Seriously, I stink at it. But this year I am trying new things, and gardening is going to be one of them. (If I can call a 3x4 plot of dirt in the back of a rental unit a garden, that is.)

But it will be cute, and it will be mine, and it will be filled with fake flowers come July if I fail. ;-)

So lately, I have been working on bits and pieces of a billion projects...but not really finishing any of them. It's a habit I'm trying to break, but for now, I have a few that will be ready to share soon. I hope.

I do have one sweet thing to share today though! The little boy I watch during the week LOVES Pokemon. He celebrated his birthday a few days ago and asked me to make him some Pokemon cookies to bring to school. Now, I've never really worked with royal icing in the past, but I figured, there's a first for everything...so why not?

He really liked them. They looked just like he had hoped, which was good because I wasn't sure how I felt about them at first. I think that after talking with a few people who have worked with royal icing, I am pleased with my first attempt...but hope to get less wiggly with time and practice. My piping is becoming more consistent, but I need to work on that. 


All in all, I really enjoyed working with this icing. It was pretty easy to make, color, and fill the bags...and certainly easier to clean up than buttercream! I will share my progress with my next batch of fun!