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Fruit Salsa with Heart Shaped Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your spouse over a romantic dinner? Or together as a family with your kids? We like to make it special with our little loves, and today I’m sharing a super simple recipe that’s so fun to get your kids involved, and “helping” in the kitchen.

Fruit Salsa with Heart Shaped Cinnamon Sugar Chips is the perfect appetizer or sweet treat for your Valentine’s Day dinner. It is so versatile, and can be used with a variety of different fruits. We used strawberries, raspberries and apples (to make it look pretty with pinks and reds). But, you can add pears, blueberries, blackberries, pineapple.. the list goes on!

I had Chloe (my older one) cut the fruit into tiny pieces, and then Capri (the youngest) mixed it all together. We all took turns with the cookie cutter shapes and sprinkling the cinnamon sugar. It was a fun activity and delicious treat that we were all able to create together.

Cinnamon Sugar Chips

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 burrito-style tortillas
  • coconut oil cooking spray
  • cinnamon sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut tortillas into appropriate shape with cookie cutter
  3. Spray with cooking spray
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  6. Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool
  7. Serve with fruit salsa or store in an airtight container

Fruit Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1 large apple
  • squeeze of citrus to prevent apples from browning (we used a squeeze of grapefruit)

Directions:

  1. Finely chop strawberries, raspberries and apple
  2. Combine ingredients
  3. Squeeze citrus
  4. Gently mix together
  5. Chill until ready to serve

Happy Valentine’s Day from House on Prairie Lane

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Free Valentine Printable

Today I’m sharing a quick (and FREE) printable for Valentine’s Day. I purchased a bag of heart shaped lollipops, but wanted to be able to personalize them for Chloe’s classroom Valentine exchange. I created a fun graphic, printed the file, and cut the squares. Then, Chloe will personalize each one and attach them to the lollipops with either tape or a dot of glue.

It’s cute + quick and perfect for so many different sweet treats! Enjoy!

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Capri’s ‘Nutcracker’ 4th Birthday party

Happy NEW Year! We had the best Christmas break filled with quality family time, fun with friends, good food and lots of laughter. We also celebrated my sweet baby girl turning FOUR!

Each year, we take our girls to the Nutcracker Ballet. It is honestly my favorite Christmas tradition. Last year, was Capri’s first time, and she absolutely LOVED it. Since then, she requested that her next Birthday was a ‘Nutcracker’ theme Birthday party. So for the past year, I’ve gathered some fun party accessories and had so much fun with all the details.

Seeing her face light up at the Nutcracker this year (and her dancing in the lobby), was just the greatest joy. This little girl is filled with so much sparkle and delight, and is such a gift to our family.

HAPPY 4th Birthday to our precious, Capri.

 

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Capri’s ‘Ballerina’ Bedroom Reveal

A few months ago, I shared Capri’s Bedroom Design Board with her idea of a ‘Ballerina Bedroom’ theme. I had so much fun searching for all the tiny details, and my absolute favorite is the gallery wall that we created. It really is the prettiest wall in our home, and Capri adores it all! She is definitely our tutu wearing, all things sparkly + shimmery kind of girl.. and I LOVE that! It is definitely a stage that I cherish, and want to hold onto for as long as I can.

We all just love this space, and are so happy with how all the pretty details came together for our little ballerina. I’ll share all the sources next week, so check back soon!

 

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Chloe’s ‘Fairy Garden’ Bedroom Sources

Last week, I was so excited to finally shared with you, Chloe’s ‘Fairy Garden’ Bedroom Reveal. I had a lot of fun designing this space for my girl, and love how much she loves it! Here are all the details + sources..

headboard  |  quilt  |  sheet set  |  lumbar pillow  |  faux fur throw pillow  |  velvet curtain panels  |  wall decor  |  rattan chair  |  seagrass basket  |  accent table  |  fairy book  |  table lamp  |  chandelier  |  dresser  |  medallion knobs  |  mirror  |  decorative globe  |  misc. fairy decor

 

 

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Chloe’s ‘Fairy Garden’ Bedroom Reveal

Hello! And HAPPY Summer! I know it’s been a while since I blogged, but I finally have a capsule of photos to share many new blog posts and room reveals.. yay!

Today, I am so excited to share all the beautiful details of Chloe’s Bedroom! You may remember my Design Board that I created many months ago, but it took quite some time to finally bring it all together. This room far exceeded my love for a neutral color palette, but I absolutely LOVE the bright colors + vibrant details so much! Chloe loves her bedroom, and I love walking into such cheerful + whimsical space.. something that definitely matches her personality.

I love that I was able to bring her idea of a ‘Fairy Garden’ Bedroom to life, and incorporate some of the pieces she’s been collecting. I’ll share all the sources to the room next week, so stayed tuned!

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Capri’s Bedroom Design Board

HAPPY Spring! The weather is FINALLY starting to feel like springtime, and we’ve had a burst of motivation to work on some house projects. We had a successful + busy weekend rearranging our bedrooms. Do you remember when I shared Chloe’s Bedroom Design Board? Well, we finally have it all together, and I can’t wait to share it.. it is soooo beautiful!

Capri turned three in December, and my plan was to create a woodland theme in her new big girl bedroom. Remember this ADORABLE post I shared on the teepee in her room? It was my inspiration. Buuuuut, this ‘threenager’ had other ideas for her bedroom. She was very persistent that she wanted a Ballerina Bedroom. Capri is all about tutus, jewelry and all things sparkly! So I created a design board to fit her requests, and LOVE how it turned out.

Capri's Bedroom Design Board

quilt  |  bedsheets  |  chandelier  |  wall decor  |  doll  |  throw pillow

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Chloe’s 7th Birthday Party: Under the Sea

This past weekend, we celebrated Chloe turning SEVEN (I can’t believe I’m even typing that number), with family + friends ‘Under the Sea.’ We had so much fun planning, shopping, and creating all the party supplies for the event. We even set up a cute little photo booth for some fun + silly pics! Here’s a peek at all the special details..

bubble wand + pearls

bubble wand

invitation

decorations

banner

crab sandwiches

cupcakes

cupcake closeup

photo booth 1

photo booth 2

photo booth 3

photo booth 4

photo booth 5

photo booth 6

party details

fish bucket  |  pearl necklaces  |  cupcake display  |  under the sea egg kit  |  seashell candy mold

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Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and if you read my blog post last week, you know we love to celebrate together as a family. My girls love to share in the excitement of the holiday, and insisted on making Daddy some yummy treats.. Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies. They have become a staple in our house since I was pregnant with Capri, and something we always make for special occasions (or even when we just have a sweet tooth)! The recipe is quick, easy and soooooo delicious!

 

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup coconut oil (I liquify it in the microwave for approx. 30 seconds)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips
optional: 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a mixer, beat together coconut oil, sugar + brown sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add eggs one at a time
  • Mix in vanilla
  • Combine flour, baking powder + salt in medium bowl
  • Slowly add flour mixture to mixer
  • Stir in chocolate chips
  • Scoop dough into 2 Tbsp rounds
  • Place on non-stick baking sheet
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until golden brown
  • Enjoy!

Happy Valentine’s Day from House on Prairie Lane!

 

 

 

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Valentine Gift Ideas for Girls

After the longest January ever, I am sooooo ready to celebrate the month of LOVE! Pete and I have never been the type of couple who celebrate with fancy/extravagant gifts. We both prefer to cook a nice dinner at home, and celebrate together with our girls.. as a family. I always have so much fun gathering small gifts and preparing some sweet surprises for our girls. Here are some of my absolute favorites..

Valentine Gifts

love first t-shirt  |  heart sunglasses  |  sweatpants  |  glitter coin purse  |  beaded necklace  |  heart pillow  |  nightgown  |  heart crew socks  |  slippers  |  heart t-shirt  |  glitter heart bag  |  bow sneaker

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