Things that make me say yeay

Friday, December 30, 2011

Heading out with my family early in the morning to watch the hot air balloons take off. My son loves it.

Clear nail polish + loose gold glitter= fun nails for NYE! For the full tutorial go here.

My favorite mask from Eminence. LOVE. I most definitely look like a river monster when its on but its worth it.

The pretty geometric pattern on my laptop.

My TOMS loves Moms...TOMS. My husband got these for me a while back and I love them!

Have a safe and fun New Years!! Since I am pregnant I will not be partaking in all the partying going on...but I will be toasting with some kind of mocktail at midnight. I am thinking this delicious sounding drink is going to be the winner!

Top 10 Skin Care Tips Of 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A new years goal/resolution of mine is to take a step back from doing treatments and facials and focus more on teaching and expanding my skin care knowledge. I look forward to sharing more!

Boy or Girl? Plus the worst cake possibly ever made.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

One thing you will NEVER see on my blog is a cake recipe. I might just be the worst cake baker ever. The one time I attempted to make a cake from scratch I completely failed. The recipe called for baking soda. We didn't have baking soda and I figured it was only a tiny amount so whats the big deal? Result= flat sad little cake that did not rise.

The second time I attempted to bake a cake (hello box mix) was for my husband's birthday last year. I forgot to grease the pan (picture evidence here). Result= pan cake. The cake and the pan became one.

Soooo I had big plans for the gender reveal cakes. I bought pre made cake mix. You cant mess up pre made cake mix...and I made sure I greased my little baking dishes. Result....

I forgot that cake rises. I filled each little dish to the tippy top with (blue...looks green) cake mix. Lava cake explosion everywhere! My poor little oven needs a good cleaning. Haha they were a disaster. So what to do what to do?

Put lots of sprinkles on it of course! I also did this wrong and did not wait until the cake was "cooled." The end result is a melting little biscuit and gravy looking cake.

The Grandparents obviously did not care :)

Our baby BOY is due June 8th!

The winner of the Corilu giveaway is:

Aimee @ A Tale of Two Feet

Congrats Aimee! Please e-mail me at

Things that make me say yeay

Thursday, December 22, 2011

So where are all our pretty lights and ornaments you may be wondering? son got SO excited that he had all these new balls and light up toys so we had to take down the lights and move all the ornaments to the top half of the tree ha! This makes me smile.

My new coffee mug cozy made by my sweet friend.

My favorite lunch as of lately. Tomato basil soup and Cesar salad.

Making fudge for family and friends. I used this recipe and added crushed (my favorite part is smashing it up) white chocolate covered pretzels on top.

Getting ready to make the gender reveal cakes. I will be making three small separate ones for the three sets of Grandparents. If we are having a boy the inside will have a blueberry filling, if we are having a girl it will be strawberry filling! So we will see! Once I share the news with my family I will share on the blog :)

I will be soaking up every little Christmas detail so I will be back next week!

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!

A Look Back At 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2011 was quite the year! It was my first year as a blogger and even though most of my friends and family still have no idea exactly what a "blog" is (my Grandma was SO confused when I tried to explain it to her) I had so much fun. I compiled a little collage of events, diys, skincare tips and recipes that were some of my favorites.

I celebrated my first Mother's Day. Look at my tubby little guy :) This was also the last day I was blonde. I miss it a teensy weensy bit.

I attempted homemade ice cream for the first time. This was such a yummy treat but almost too good to make more than a few times a year.

I discovered I love making my own jewelry. Here is one of my first diys.

Celebrated Max's first birthday!

I started the skin care series and this diy vitamin c mask was a favorite among readers.

I became obsessed with polymer clay. My kitchen cupboard is starting to look like a scene out of Hoarders with all the clay I have accumulated. This turquoise inspired piece was so much fun to make...and wear!

Ian and I celebrated 4 years of marriage.

I made a million clay bracelets.

This is one of my all time favorite skin care diys...rose water toner. Feels so refreshing!

Made sushi hand rolls for the first time. I would eat these every night for dinner if I could.

Zucchini fries became a favorite snack around my house.

We announced that we will be expecting a new member into our family! New baby will be here June 2012!

I am really looking forward to 2012 and all that it is going to bring!

A Corilu Christmas Giveaway!! -CLOSED-

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Today's giveaway is hosted by Corilu.

Corilu is a beautiful shop that specializes in modern contemporary jewelry designs in sterling silver and copper, accented with gemstones and crystals.

If I could wear a piece of turquoise or unique gemstone jewelry everyday I would! So obviously I LOVE everything in her shop!

Today Kathy of Corilu is offering one lucky reader the chance to win these beautiful natural turquoise and sterling silver stud earrings shown above!

How you can win:
  • You must be a follower of Delighted Momma
  • Visit Corilu and leave a comment below letting me know what you love in her shop

Extra Entries (leave a separate comment for each):

  • Tweet about giveaway. Tag with @Delightedmomma
  • Mention giveaway on Facebook
  • Be creative a spread the fun giveaway news wherever you like! Please let me know where you did.
  • Like Corilu on Facebook

Good luck! The winner will be picked at random and announced next Tuesday.

DIY Stetch Mark Prevention Oil

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sometimes stretch marks are unavoidable and there are many factors that play into whether or not you get them. However, I am a big believer that what you do or do not put on your skin can make a difference.

I started making my own stretch mark prevention oil when I found out I was pregnant with my son a year and a half ago.

If you have been reading my blog and skin care tips for some time you are probably aware that I am very cautious about anything that goes on my skin. I was shocked when I started reading the ingredients on the back of some of the products for stretch mark prevention; artificial fragrance, preservatives and some even had parabens. I did quite a bit of research and came up with my own little recipe that has left me stretch mark free.

I use this twice a day religiously all over my body (belly, buns, breasts and thighs).

Homemade stretch mark prevention recipe:
  • 1/2 cup of sweet almond oil
  • 1/4 cups of wheat germ oil
  • 2 tablespoons of aloe vera oil
  • 2 tablespoons of vitamin e oil

Make sure you shake it up each time you use it since some of the heavier oils can separate.

*Optional- I also add 1/2 tablespoon of emu oil for scar reduction. My insulin pump gets inserted in my belly so sometimes it leaves little marks. The emu oil speeds up healing.

And there you have it!

Things that make me say yeay

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pretty light up snowflakes in the trees. You cant really tell that they are light up from my flashy picture...but just know that they were magical :)

Giving my self a much needed facial and microdermabration. Definitely not the same as having someone else do it...but it did the trick.

A little sister bonding time. Doesn't Max look thrilled? Ha

This quote attached to my tea bag.

Getting a JewelMint package in the mail.

We are finding out whether we are having a boy or a girl today! SO excited I cant stand it. I know I know some of you are like "DON'T find out..keep it a surprise!" Nope sorry I neeeeed to know. I am way to OCD not to find out.

On a side note: For those of you who asked about my homemade stretch mark prevention cream that I mentioned in this post, I will be sharing the recipe on Monday.

Apple Fritters

Thursday, December 15, 2011

About 5 or so years ago someone (my Mom) gave me a diabetic cookbook for my birthday. My first thought was lame (sorry Mom love you). I put it away in the cupboard and it has been collecting dust ever since.

Well since my Dr. put my on a pretty strict low carb diet to help control my blood sugars during pregnancy I decided to just peak through my old dusty cookbook. I found a ton of GEMS, including this delicious apple fritter recipe! Since I am a huge fan of apple treats/desserts (like this recipe) I decided to give this a diabetic pun intended. Haha I crack myself up.

What you will need:
  • 2 medium apples
  • 2/3 cup of all- purpose or wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar (plus extra for sprinkling on top)
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 milk
  • 1 teaspoon of shortening or oil for deep frying


  • Core apples and cut into rings. In a medium bowl combine flour, 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar, lemon peel and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl combine egg, milk and 1 teaspoon of cooking oil. Add the egg mixture to flour mixture and blend together.
  • Dip apples rings into batter. Drain off excess. Fry fritters, 3 at a time in a hot pan with shorting or frying oil. Fry for about 2 minutes each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

I used my nifty little tea infuser to get the perfect amount of powdered sugar "sprinkle" onto each fritter.

SO delicious! A perfect little Christmas-y treat! I take back what I said about my diabetic cookbook being lame :)

Hello 2nd Trimester!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hello belly button. You have decided to make a pop out appearance much sooner this pregnancy.

WAHOO we made it baby! Today marks the first day of my second trimester. I could not be more excited about this.

A few things...

I will start taking weekly belly shots for my own personal keepsake. I did not do this the first time around and I SO wish I did.

I will not hoard all the mini vanilla scones at Starbucks. I may or may not have pretended like I was buying them in bulk for my "friends" during my last pregnancy. One will do.

I will cancel my Victoria's Secret catalog subscription ASAP. I don't want to look at little butts, perfect boobs and flat stomachs right now. The end.

I will not go through an entire tub of cream cheese every other day like I did with the first pregnancy.

I will try to contain crazy b**ch as much as I can...but I cant make any promises. Pregnancy hormones can do some crazy things. Sorry husband.

I will not starve my husband. On that note...he really does need to learn how to cook. So its not really my fault if he eats cereal for dinner.

I will keep going to the gym. Yes my butt may be expanding but it will not be mushy.

I will keep using my homemade stretch mark cream religiously...just like I did with my first pregnancy.

Well that about sums it up. We also are finding out whether we are having a boy or a girl this Friday and I can not wait!

If you were wondering we do not live in Utah or Oregon where pine trees grow in abundance. We were at our local LOWES picking out our Christmas tree :)
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