How to Make a Diaper Cake

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I've always loved diaper cakes and the adorable things you can do with them for baby showers. When my sister-in-law wanted to have a diaper raffle at her baby shower, I knew I wanted to make a diaper cake for her. I scoured Pinterest and got some great ideas - turns out, they're really not that hard to make!

*Diapers: I got a box of 112 size 2 diapers and I had at least 10 left over. Also, my cake is super fat compared to most diaper cakes so you can definitely reduce the amount of layers/diapers
**Ribbon: Most diaper cakes use 2 different kinds of ribbon. It's up to you what you'd like to do ribbon-wise. I used a pink ribbon that was wide and transparent underneath an opaque ribbon with a fun design

Step 1: Lay your diapers out on the table, overlapping each other at about their midpoint. Roll them onto your paper towel roll (I really should've taken a picture of this but failed... so I am using a picture from the blog I got some of the instructions from). I was able to do this by myself but it might get a little tricky so another set of hands would be helpful. This step also determines how thick your cake will end up being (the thickness of the paper towel roll will also determine the thickness of the cake so I suggest not using a full roll). Continue doing this for another 2 layers up your cake, making sure the thickness gets smaller as you go up. Secure your diapers around the paper towel roll with a rubber band.

Step 2: Once your layers are done, roll individual diapers into a "roll" and tape closed. Position the individually rolled diapers around the cake and secure with another rubber band, making sure the tape is facing the inside of the cake. Continue doing this on the other 2 layers. 

Step 3: Add your first layer of ribbon around each layer, covering the rubber bands and securing in the back with tape. Place your second layer of ribbon on top of the first and secure in the back with tape. Add a fun topper (this could be a big bow, ribbon, a gift - I had this giant ribbon from a previous gift and found it fit perfectly).

Step 4: Add some fun accessories! The possibilities are endless with this step - we had already gotten them a few gifts and I didn't want to go overboard so I added some headbands I snagged from Target. In order to transport the cake, you'll need a flat base. I cut a circle out of cardboard to match the cake diameter and placed it underneath.

Linking up with Jessi.

Showering Baby Hirst

Monday, September 28, 2015

This weekend we celebrated my brother-in-law and sister-in-law and their baby girl! She is due October 31 and this weekend was the last time we'll see them without the baby (so weird)!! The shower turned out so beautiful and we had an amazing time celebrating the parents-to-be. We stayed pretty late enjoying our time together and having some great family time with Stephen's family.

Guess the due date

I was so excited to make a diaper cake for their diaper raffle. I've been holding this secret for months lol tutorial coming on Wednesday!

My diaper cake ended up being super fat

The mom and dad-to-be!

Baby Dylan is too cute

This picture is way too funny!

After the majority of the guests left, they took the boat out and we opted for the jet ski. It was a lot of fun and the weather was fantastic!

On Sunday, we went to lunch with some friends after church then came home and crashed from all the fun Saturday. After taking a quick nap, it was off to do yard work, laundry and grilling out. I also make my first pumpkin baked goodie of the season - pumpkin bread! It turned out super delicious.

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend!

Linking up with Bianna.

Five on Friday

Friday, September 25, 2015

Happy Friday, ladies!! I'm so glad we made it through another week - we are so ready for the weekend! This weekend we are headed back to Orlando for my sister-in-law's baby shower! She is due October 31 and we can't wait to celebrate baby Hirst this weekend :)

I was so surprised yesterday when I came home to find some beautiful fall flowers and an adorable note from my hubby! He doesn't usually get me flowers, so this was a real treat! *Hopefully* I'll be able to transfer them into my potted mums outside in a few days so I can keep them growing! So glad he embraces my obsession with fall.

I love me a good blanket scarf and Annie did a post on 6 ways to style a blanket scarf. Love her ideas and can't wait to implement them when it gets a little cooler.

I've been noticing that ponchos are becoming a big trend this fall. I wasn't a fan at first, but I'm starting to warm up to the idea. I found this open front poncho at Old Navy the other day and had to try it on. I kinda really liked it (it's so soft!) so maybe it'll be on my Christmas list this year? Please ignore my face - I look grumpy but was just trying to get a pick picture without people seeing me lol

I had to make a quick stop in Target to get some laundry detergent and wandered through the clothes (go figure) to see what new fall stuff they had out. I really liked this sweater (can't find it online). It looks super comfy and would be perfect with skinny jeans or leggings. 

I've noticed a lot of people doing this Bible study. It looks really good so I think I'm going to add it to my Christmas list this year but wanted to see if any of y'all have read it before. If you've read it, did you like it?

I decided I want to bake something pumpkin-y on Sunday and think I'm going to go for some pumpkin bread that I made last year. It was actually Leslie's recipe and it turned out delicious. Can't wait to make some more this weekend!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Honey Ham Biscuits

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Last week I wanted to make something quick and delicious for dinner and decided upon these Honey Ham Biscuits. They were so easy to make and super delicious! It dawned on me the other day that these would be perfect for a gameday snack!

- 1 can biscuits (we had a can of 8 biscuits)
- 1/2 lb deli ham
-  8 slices of swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup honey mustard dressing
- 2 tbsp honey

1. Separate biscuits and place the bottom halves on a baking sheet. Spread honey mustard on the bottom halves and top with swiss cheese. Add ham and then place the tops of the biscuits on the bottom halves.

2. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. After baking, top biscuits with honey. Serve immediately.

Linking up with Annie.

Happy 1st Day of Fall!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Y'all, I cannot believe it's the first day of fall! Hooray! Unfortunately, it really doesn't "feel" like fall over here but the evenings are getting a lot nicer. Since one of the best things about fall is the outfits, so what better way to kick off the first day of fall than with fun fall outfits? These are some of my favorite fall pieces from Pinterest that I'm going planning to recreate this season.

I finally got a green military style jacket, a jean jacket and booties so I'm ready to break them in and start wearing some fall outfits. I think the only other thing I want to get this season is a cream sweater with a crew neckline (like this one).

What are some of your favorite fall outfit combinations?

Linking up with Katie and Jessi