Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mommy and Me Photos

If you are following me on Instagram you have probably noticed that I love getting pictures done. I am a huge fan of family photos and photos of the girls.  I never pass up an opportunity to get photos done when I can.

My husband, however, is not always as thrilled to get photos done. That is one of the reasons I decided it would be a great idea to do a fun little mommy and me photoshoot with the girls.

We had so much fun. I had them wear their twirly dresses and I found a fun dress to coordinate that I could get a little twirl out of too! I may or may not be slightly jealous of all the girls fun twirling that they are always doing 😂 I had to get in on some of that action.

Here are our photos!

And I love a Photographer that can face swap or move people if needed, like this picture here. Now it's perfect for the gram 😉 


I highly recommend doing a mommy and me photo shoot with your kids. It was the first time I did one with my girls and we really enjoyed it! Plus Daddy got a break... until our next family photos. Let's be honest. He isn't completely off the hook from pictures 😜


Momma Koyle 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

My girls love to bake! It's one of our favorite inside activities to do together. They get to measure, mix, and create something tasty from a few small ingredients. They love seeing their finished products and they love to share treats with friends. Sharing treats is one way I have tried to teach my children to think of and serve others in a way they can understand.

I am no Betty Crocker, but I totally use her cake mixes. I like simple and easy baking. For this I used a devils food cake mix box and the Hersheys milk chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of the bag. (Super original, I know. )

*Cake mix (I used Betty Crocker this time, but I have also used Pillsbury and they both turn out delicious) PLUS eggs, oil, water, Ect ( The extras the box you are using calls for)

*Hersheys Milk Chocolate Chips and all the ingredients used to make those cookies. I LOVE milk chocolate.
-You can totally use any chocolate chip cookie recipe or even the premade cookie dough.

Since I stick to boxes and a popular Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe I wont be going into details on those.

1. Make Chocolate chip cookie dough -Whatever recipe or premade cookie dough you choose.

2. Mix chocolate cake recipe ( We like Betty Crocker or Pillsbury).

3. Pour chocolate cake mixture into cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

4. Roll the chocolate chip cookie dough into tablespoon sized balls and drop them into the cupcake batter.

5. Bake cupcakes according to cake box directions.

6. Use left over cookie dough to bake cookies according to your chocolate chip cookie recipe.

7. Let cool and Frost. If you like you can break apart a cookie and add it to the top for a decoration. You can also crumple some cookies over the top of the frosting for another fun look.

When you bite into the cupcake you will have a yummy ball of (cooked) chocolate chip cookie in the center!

There you have it! Simple and easy to make chocolate chocolate chip cupcakes! Something fun and easy for kids to help make. Enjoy!


Momma Koyle