Ombre Minnie Mouse

As we enter Spring, I ask myself where has the time gone? Although I’m thrilled for the new season’s arrival, I find my self wishing there were not only more hours in the day, but that my girls would stop growing so fast…(sigh) It feels like just yesterday that we brought our youngest home from the hospital and I can’t believe she’ll actually be turning 2 in less than two months. Eeek! That means a very special party for a very sweet and always smiling 22 month old will be taking place soon, and so surprise what theme she chose! She’s all the sudden grown very fond of minnie mouse, which is actually funny because when my oldest turned two, she wanted a minnie mouse party as well! So…..Minnie Mouse it is! But, not your typical Minnie Mouse party. I’ll be adding some unique touches to make this one extra sweet and chic! And now that the clock is ticking, no time like the present to begin the planning process, starting of course with some posh inspiration to get the ball rolling.

Here’s what’s inspiring me right now. It’s all about the ombre!!

Ombre Minnie Mouse | Posh Little Designs

Shades of pink, with many hints of minnie mouse throughout. From colored balloons to baking cups, to sweet treats and floral arrangements all within the color story. Keeping the hues super light and airy this time around. I don’t plan to use a lot of black like a typical minnie mouse party, but there’s nothing typical about my almost 2 year old, so this will suit her perfectly!

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I’ll be sharing many of the DIY projects and details I create for her Ombre Minnie Mouse party over the next several weeks. Now onto the invitations, party decor and menu planning. I’ll have much more to post soon.

On another note, temps actually made it to the 60s today! Can’t wait to get some work done in my garden and begin spending more time outdoors in the sunshine! Happy Spring!! How have you spent your first few days of the new season?

xo

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New, Green & Posh

One of the projects I’ve been working on for what seems like months now, is updating my Etsy shop with new products. This has been a long time in the making, as my girls and my family always come first, but after many long nights and early mornings, I’m thrilled to share with you the latest additions to my shop in the form of Posh sprinkles. Considering that I’m already selling specialty baking products, this seemed like the natural progression, but these aren’t just your ordinary sprinkles! I’ve created them in trendy colors and special packaging ideal for simple and modern storage solutions, as you will see below!

Just a few weeks ago I proclaimed to you my love for Hemlock Green from the Pantone color report for Spring 2014, so my most recent collection of sprinkles comes to you in shades inspired by this warm and inviting hue, which will most certainly add a touch of posh to your Spring sweets and treats! And with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Monday, no time like the present for the reveal.

Hemlock Green - Sprinkles | Posh Little Designs

Slowly but surely I’ll be adding more color collections to the shop, but in the meantime, you can check out what I have available on Etsy by clicking here. Have a peek! I’d love your feedback and please check back soon. I can’t wait to share more with you all!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

xo

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Green Tea Froyo (V)

Frozen yogurt has always been a favorite treat of mine. As a child, I recall frequenting TCBY with my dad and each time we went, like him I would always choose the white chocolate macadamia nut, in a cup with a few candy toppings. Fast forward several years and my love for froyo certainly still exists, but since I now limit my dairy intake, I no longer get to enjoy this delightful treat that brings back such wonderful memories for me. I’m now that girl who goes to the froyo place in search of sorbet and most times I come up empty, but when I do, it’s nice to know that I can recreate a little childhood nostalgia right in my own kitchen. Free of dairy, with no ice cream machine necessary and some added nutrients and antioxidants. Definitely not in the soft serve format and presented at TCBY, but a sufficient way for me to get my froyo fix nonetheless!

Vegan Green Tea Froyo | Posh Little Designs

As you all know, we’ve got St. Patrick’s Day coming up soon, so in honor of the holiday and all things green, I’m serving up this froyo infused with green tea, using a vegan coconut milk yogurt and shapely shamrock molds for a festive twist. Did I mention I don’t really care what the weather is doing outside?! This anytime treat is the perfect pick me up any time of the day and the individual molds also make them a fun party delight for your St. Patty’s Day celebration!

Green Tea Froyo (V)

The coconut milk yogurt has a natural tang and sweetness that is delightful when infused with the green tea. No additional sugars necessary, vegan and dairy free.

Vegan Green Tea Froyo | Posh Little Designs

Ingredients

2 10  oz containers plain coconut milk yogurt (I use trader joes brand)

1/2 cup coconut milk (for teabag use only)

Cheesecloth for removing all excess liquid from yogurt

3 bags of your favorite green tea or green tea powder (3 teaspoons of powder or more for desired flavor)

a few fresh spinach leaves for color and added boost (if not using green tea powder)

shamrock molds

magic bullet

Vegan Green Tea Froyo | Posh Little Designs

Instructions

Wrap cheesecloth around a deep bowl and pour coconut milk yogurt over the top to remove excess liquid. This will make the yogurt freeze at a better consistency.  Allow liquid to drain out of the yogurt over a 2 hour period.

Once the yogurt is done draining, place separated yogurt into a dish.

If using green tea bags, heat the coconut milk to desired temperature. Add all 3 tea bags and soak. Remove the hot teabags from the coconut milk and wring them out into the strained yogurt, to infuse the flavors of the green tea.

If you’re using the green tea powder, you can simply add it to the yogurt and skip the step above.

Place the ingredients into a magic bullet and blend away.

I discovered that with the tea bags, the green color really doesn’t come through as much as I would like, so if you’re making these for a St. Patrick’s themed celebration and are missing the soft green, toss a few spinach leaves into the blender with the yogurt infusion for an extra splash of color. You’ll never even taste the spinach and you’ll get an added nutrient boost by adding in the leaves.

Place yogurt and green tea blend into the shamrock molds and freeze for about an hour maybe a little more or less. If you wait too long, the froyo will harden completely and then take quite a while to soften. Place excess in a separate container and also freeze.

Once the froyo has reached the desired consistency, it’s ready to enjoy! Simply scoop into cute little dishes, and top with one of the froyo shamrocks for a decorative finish. Serve immediately.

Vegan Green Tea Froyo | Posh Little Designs

If you don’t have any issues with dairy, you can always try this technique with regular yogurt, or any yogurt of your choice. (makes about 4 servings)

Vegan Green Tea Froyo | Posh Little Designs

Festive frozen deliciousness!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

more to share soon.

xo

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Travelgram – Cabo

It’s been nearly 3 years since our last visit to Cabo San Lucas, but after an incredibly hectic and long Winter, my hubby and I booked a quick getaway to our favorite little city in Mexico, to regroup, and refresh. The Winter storm that we had only days before we traveled, left us with over 10 inches of snow, plus power outages and down trees so let’s just say we were more than ready to leave town for a few days! Somehow we were fortunate enough to miss the 2nd snow and ice storm that hit our area, so the timing of our departure couldn’t have been better!

We ended up staying in San Jose Del Cabo at the Hyatt Ziva resort just 15 minutes from the Airport and 20-30 minutes from downtown Cabo. Right on the beach, with a stunning ocean view for watching the sun rise and set, and plenty of time to get our much-needed vitamin D. We love the charm of Cabo and the super laid back and easy vibe of the town. The beaches are beautiful, as is the scenery and the temps were perfect, low 80s during the day with a light breeze and mid 60s at night, we really couldn’t have asked for better weather! My girls had such a great time there! We spent nearly every day swimming with them at the pool and playing in the sand on the beach. Ah!! Perfection!

Here’s just a few highlights from our lovely stay in Cabo, in tropical shades, all captured via Instagram.

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This was exactly what I needed to get myself back on track in preparation for the craziness the next few months will bring. It wasn’t my intention to stay away from the blog for as long as I did, but I have to be realistic. There’s only one of me and I can only do so much. With that said, things will start getting back to normal around here and soon! I’m already getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day, and I’ll have a very green inspired post to share with you all soon!

Have you traveled to Cabo? If so, what’s your favorite place to stay? If you’re interested in seeing more highlights from my trip, head over to my Instagram @poshlittledesigns for a little video slideshow I put together using one of my fav apps, flipagram. Let’s be friends!

More to share soon.

xo