Happy Valentine’s Day!

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For my class!

“You make my heart glow!”

Heart crayon & a glow stick

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For Jack’s class

“Our class would “KNOT” be the same without YOU!”

friendship bracelets

just got a pack of mixed colored cross stitching thead ($5) did a few strands thick of each thread, braided and knoted. took apx 1 hr to do 20!

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close-up of the crayons

Bought 6 boxes of 24 crayons ($3), broke into 3’s placed in mini cupcake silicon heart mold, 250 degrees about 10 min. These are Roseart brand, highly rec using Crayola as the melt faster, and stay more colorful.

Thanks to pinterest I have some great ideas!

xoxo, Mama Bird

 

Be Mine! {Valentine cd}

Did you know that my heart skips a beat for a MIX TAPE? well, it does! I LOVE a fun variation of music and if it has a “theme” all the better! HA! So being that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner I thought I would make a mix cd! One that would put a smile on my face and one that I could play and dance around with the kids!!

I found this adorable printable cd cover from one of my new fav daily reads Dandee Designs.  You can download it HERE and read more info about Danyell’s mix tape here.

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here are my eclectic picks:

Rhythm of Love Plain White T’s

Candy Girl- New Edition

Marry You- Bruno Mars

PYT- Michael Jackson

Sir Dude- Stevie Wonder

Good Feeling- Flo Rider

Kiss- Prince

Say Hey, I love you- Michael Franti &Spearhead

My 1st Kiss- Kesha

Little Bit of Feel Good- Jamie Lidell

Better Together- Jack Johnson

Stand By Me- Prince Royal

*I purchased all songs from Amazon mp3

What is on your Valentine’s Mix?

xoxo, Mama Bird

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Strawberry Lavender

Chocolate  Salted Carmel

Pink Lemonade

Irish Car bomb

more flavors may be add in the next few weeks.

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1/2 dozen $ 15

1 single cupcake wrapped with flowers and 

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Sampler 2 {kiddie fun}

vanilla

chocolate

strawberry

pink lemonade

all designed with fun candy hearts m suckers and lost of sprinkles and edible glitter

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Feb 10th at noon.

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xoxo, mama bird

 

Valentine’s cupcake ideas

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lOVE the ideas I came up with to decorate all these cute Valentine cupcakes!! Starting at the TOP I used a dum-dum rolled in red sanding sugar, Middle row: heart marshmallow, fondant hearts, cherry. Bottom row: dum-dum with cherry pop rocks, pop rocks again, fondant heart, ring pop and heart shaped jimmies!!

Jack had a blast decorating all these!! Perfect way to get the kids busy in the kitchen!!

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Vintage Valentine liners and toppers with fondant HEART!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Valentine’s Specials

Perfect for girl’s night, date night

kids parties, teacher, friends

wrapped and delivered*

Mama Bird’s Nest Valentine Specials

Single cupcake**$3.
1/2 dozen cupcakes $15
1 dozen $ 24
Choose from:
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Sno White (vanilla), 
Wicked Witch (chocolate)
Frostings:
Mama’s Signature (Madagascar vanilla cream cheese buttercream)
Bailey’s or Gran Marnier  Buttercream
Hot Chocolate (premium dark chocolate spiced buttercream)
Toppers:
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Ring Pop
Fondant hearts
Heart Marshmallow

Dum-Dum’s laced with red sanding sugar

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**Single cupcakes sold ONLY during special events.

Delivering Thurs 10th – Monday 14th

Place your order today!

Email~ mamabirdsnest@gmail.com

Please give date, # needed, and pick at least 2 toppers

I will email you a confirmation email within 24 hrs.

Thanks for supporting your LOCAL business!

xoxo, Mama Bird

Love Bug

love bugThis is MY LOVE BUG!

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We are hoping to get to the CIRCUS tomorrow, however it has been snowing for the past 7 hrs! I am going to be so bummed if we can’t get there!! What is up with the freaking weather? It has snowed EVERY Friday for 3 weeks! I live in the South for goodness sakes! We haven’t EVER had this much snow. Is it  Global Warming?  Cross your fingers for me!

mixer love

What’s Baking?

Raspberry Lemonade Cupcakes

recipe & pics to follow.

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Valentine’s Lollipops

P2021860I was looking through Valentine’s Ideas when I saw that Trendy Treehouse  did a great post and I was super excited to find Roots & Wings Co who posted this great recipe for Nana’s Suckers. I had never made suckers before but these were so cute that I had to give it a try. I had a little trouble finding sucker  molds. I didn’t have time to order the snazzy stainless steel ones they had so mine are a lot thinner. I think they turned out quit well. Especially since I had never even used a candy thermometer!! Thanks to the Sisters over at Roots & Wings Co I am in love and think I will be making suckers for every holiday!!
I halved the recipe. I only had 1 mold (5 lollipops) and this recipe made about 15 pops.
1 c sugar
1/4 c light karo syrup
1/4 c water
Bring to 260 degrees on a candy thermometer and then add coloring (I like the paste) and when it hits 290 take off heat and add flavoring. I used cherry.
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This is what it looks like just as you need to remove it from the heat!! P2021864This is how I am going to give them to Jack’s Class. 

Valentine’s Cupcakes

P2011855 Since we are still stuck at home I thought it would be fun to make some cupcakes. Jack LOVED using the mixer and he really enjoyed adding the food coloring to the frosting.

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Kat’s Fav Frosting

1 stick butter

1 8oz pkg cream cheese

1 tsp vanilla

3 c powdered sugar

Allow butter & cream cheese to come to room temperature. Cream with mixer, add vanilla and powdered sugar 1/2 c at a time. If you are making the frosting only 1 color I advise to add the food coloring before the sugar. (It seems to give a really even color) That being said I typically am doing at least 2 colors with a batch and add the color at the end. Whatever works for you!