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Thursday, January 19, 2017




DIY Unicorn Treats | 🦄 Hot Cocoa & 🦄 Cheesecake

Monday, January 9, 2017


We all know by now my latest love for all things unicorn. One of my sweet followers on Twitter posted a unicorn cheesecake link to me and I got so inspired. I had seen the ever so fancy and very popular unicorn hot cocoa weeks before being passed around on Twitter, but hadn't attempted it myself. But then I thought... why not? You can do this! So I did. And so can you!


The first one I decided to make was the Unicorn Hot Cocoa. Both recipes I found on Delish.com and then I tweaked them a little bit to my taste. The cocoa they made was purple with a few different colored whipped creams. I stuck to pink whipped cream and blue whipped cream. Pink for us girls and blue for the boys. I also decided to make my hot cocoa mixture pink. 

Pink for Lily and I

Blue for Phoenix & Jay

See original recipe here: DELISH.COM

INGREDIENTS

RAINBOW SWIRL WHIPPED CREAM
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 3 drops blue food coloring
UNICORN HOT CHOCOLATE
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. white chocolate
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 2 tbsp. Pink sanding sugar
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • Lucky Charms
  • White mini marshmallows
  • Pink crystal sprinkles
  • Pink ball sprinkles
  • Gold & White ball sprinkles
  • Pink sprinkles

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make rainbow swirl whipped cream: 
  2. Beat heavy cream and sugar until soft peaks form, about 2-3 minutes. Divide whipped cream into 2 bowls. Stir 3 drops of red food coloring into one, creating pink whipped cream. Stir 3 drops blue food coloring into the other, creating blue whipped cream. Set aside.
  3. Make unicorn hot chocolate: 
  4. In a large saucepan, combine milk, vanilla, and white chocolate over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Once dissolved, stir in pink sanding sugar, and red food coloring adjusting amounts until you get the shade of pink you want. Pour into mugs.
  5. Top with dollops of each color whipped cream. Top each drink with Lucky Charms, marshmallows and sprinkles. Enjoy!
It took a little bit for the cream to be made but other than that the recipe was easy. Of course digging out all of the charms out of the cereal box took a little while too but that's a fun job for the kids to do to help Mama out. 

 Ok! So next we move on to the incredible Unicorn Cheesecake. This was intense! It looks so beautiful and whimsical and it taste delicious. It's not overly sweet but it is very rich, so one slice was more than enough for me. I couldn't even finish it! And that is not normal for me hahaha! This was also another recipe I got from delish.com and modified it to suit my taste. You can be creative, add different sprinkles, change up the colors.... it just depends on what you want it to look like.






Original recipe here: DELISH.COM

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 8 oz blocks cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 c. heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • red, green, blue food coloring
  • 1 store-bought graham cracker crust
  • Lucky charms (just the charms)
  • Same Sprinkles as hot cocoa, for decorating
  • Whipped cream, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment (I used my husband because we don't have either of these) beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth and fluffy, 3 minutes.
  2. Add heavy cream and beat until stiff peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes more. Add vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Divide mixture among 4 small bowls (or one bowl for each color you're using) and 4 drops of a different food coloring to each bowl. Mix 3 drops of red and 2 drops of blue to purple. Stir to combine, adjusting color as desired.
  4. Add spoonfuls of the dyed cheesecake mixture to graham cracker crust, alternating colors until you’ve used up all the mixture.
  5. Top all over with sprinkles and lucky charms.
  6. Refrigerate until cheesecake is firm and sliceable, 6 to 8 hours. We did 6 hours.
  7. Serve with whipped cream and more sprinkles. Enjoy!


 There are my two super fun Unicorn inspired treats I made this weekend. I hope you like how they turned out. The kids had SO much fun making them with me. It was a family affair, because I'm too weak to mix the cream cheese mixture (remind me to get a fancy mixer) and the kids are excellent at digging through cereal boxes to find charms. So thank you to my hubby Jay, for his muscles and to my kids for their amazing treasure hunting skills. Oh and they also decorated the top of the cheesecake (can't you tell)... they covered it with charms hahaha! It's such a fun way to spend a rainy day in with the kids. If you decide to recreate it and put your own snazzy spin on it, please tag on me Instagram @samschuerman or Twitter @samschuerman. I'd love to see your Unicorn creation.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

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What I Do When I Can't Sleep

Thursday, January 5, 2017



If you've been watching my vlogs, then you know I have a darn tooth infection. Needless to say, I'm in quite a bit of pain and I can't sleep. I've been up for the last few hours tossing and turning trying to get comfortable but it's just not happening.

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So instead of laying there miserably, I figured I would get up and take advantage of everyone sleeping and have some me time. I casually watched a few You Tube videos that I've been wanting to watch, but haven't had time to, and then of course, I felt guilty about enjoying myself too much and figured I'd do some work while I was at it, and so I decided to write this blog post. 

Here are the things that I end up doing at 4am when I can't sleep. Hopefully you can try some of these things too, to help pass the time next time you find yourself restless and not able to sleep.

First thing I did was check my Twitter and reply to some comments. You guys are always first on my list :)

Next I went over to my latest desk tour and replied and hearted your comments over on there.


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Then I head on over to my friend Kendra Atkins channel to watch her Nursery Tour and Labor/Delivery Vlog. She just had twin girls and I'm so broody right now. Everything she does it perfectio, so I knew her Nursery would be gorgeous, and of course I was right. You should go check it out. Her girls are gorgeous and their names are the best! June and Violet!! AHHH! Too cute. Be sure to subscribe to her. She's awesome!

Nursery Tour: 

Twin Labor & Delivery

Next I decided to do some online window shopping. That always makes me forget about my problems hahaha. I found this GORGEOUS pink faux fur throw from West Elm. OMG, it's gorgeous. It's on sale for $89.99 which is still a little more than I want to spend on a throw but it is gorgeous and worth sharing.


So yah, that's all I've done for now. What do you do when you can't sleep? I feel like it's no fun when you are really tired and want to sleep so badly, but can't. Hopefully I'll sleep better tonight. Wish me luck!

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