Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake

My mom used to make cinnamon rolls all the time when I was a kid. I love her recipe but it takes so much time and planning for them to turn out right. You mix the dough around 3:00pm and let rise. At 10:00pm you make the rolls. You cover and let rise overnight and then bake in the morning. Good but good enough for that much effort these days.

This recipe has become my go-to recipe for food days at work. I never come home with leftovers. All the flavor without all the fuss.

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This pin came from: http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/02/cinnabon-cinnamon-roll-cake-recipe.html

I broke down the preparation into two steps. The night before, I mixed all the dry ingredients for the batter in a bowl with lid. In another bowl, I put the butter, flour, cinnamon, and sugar. The next morning, I added the wet ingredients to finish the batter.

While the cake is baking, I have time to get ready for the day without having to wake up before dawn.

Custom Birth Announcements

Today, I am going to stray far, far away from the cooking world and share a crafty pin. See! I can do more than just cook! I had seen a few different ways to create a birth announcement but some of them looked a little messy and time consuming. I am all about quick and easy these days

This pin came from: http://fullofgreatideas.blogspot.com/2013/02/free-custom-birth-announcements-template.html

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The only supplies needed for this project are a computer, microsoft publisher, paper, a printer, and a frame. This project only needed a few minor adjustments. I had to change the size of the font on most of the text boxes to fit my information. I also had to change the clip art in the middle. Strangely, that was the only part that didn’t download properly. It was simple to fix though. I just chose a new image from the microsoft clip art gallery.

These are my results 🙂

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and for my baby girl….Image