May 16th, 2013
I’m the soccer team cupcake mom. I made cupcakes for end-of-year parties before, and this time they asked me to make them. What’s more is that the team mom sent this out in an e-mail: Kayleigh’s mom is making her awesome cupcakes and I have the water bottles filled with candy for the girls. Yeah, no pressure, lady! Don’t get me wrong, I love making cupcakes. And I love decorating them. And I am totally flattered that she asked me to make them again. But I feel like I have to keep topping myself. And last year I made some Oreo cupcakes with an Oreo at the bottom – oooooh they were gooooood, and very well-received. So, this is how I topped myself this season.
Cupcakes. Basic white recipe with orange jimmies added to the batter.
Plain cake donuts.
Oh yes, I did.
They may not taste better than my Oreo cupcakes, but we’re going for the wow-factor this time
May 14th, 2013
I love making banners for our little dining room. It was time to freshen up the place and put up a spring banner. I sat down to make this one during the week after a long day at the office. It was actually a 2-night thing because the paint had to dry from one night to the next. But I went super easy, and super lazy.
My friend Dawn had given me a pack of lavender SU! cardstock a couple years ago and I’ve had it next to my craft table since then. Finally decided to pair that up with this pretty American Crafts patterned paper. So I just cut my cardstock, and left the patterned paper in it’s entirety – less work for me – and quick adhered it all with my handy-dandy Glue Dots roller. And then I swooshed paint around the edges of each piece.
And then the next night, it was punching holes, adding some doilies, and threading.
This fun Lemon Divine Twine from Whisker Graphics matched perfectly.
Since I used up the entire paper pad, I figured I might as well use the stickers that went with that collection.
And now our dining room has some seasonal character to it.
Thanks for stopping in today!
May 13th, 2013
I’m off work this week taking the ol’ furlough (cost-savings where the entire company has to take a week off without pay – hey, it’s better than a layoff, right?!). I like to call it a furcation. The new word I have heard people use for it is a funlough. Either way – I am off this week with no pay. I’m totally cool with it though – I have lots to get done and this break came at the perfect time. I slept in late this morning, got the kiddies off to school (I leave for work before they get up, so it was nice to walk them out to the bus stop), put a load of laundry in, and when I’m done with this here post I’ll be headin’ to the craft table.
Up today is a fun lil’ card I made for my husband’s birthday – this Thursday. I love personalizing birthday cards either with their name or birth month, something that makes it feel like the card was made just for them. Here’s to a great week for us all!
May 10th, 2013
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Got another Mother’s Day card to share with you today. I really wanted that house sticker on there, but then I had a hard time figuring out where to go after that. So I’m not sure about this one. But it’s the thought that counts, riiiiight?
May 9th, 2013
Happy day…. Are you all set for Mother’s Day? I got the mother-in-law’s package mailed off earlier this week, and now I just need to wrap my mom’s gift, and we’re set. I’m on a roll with my weight loss right now – I’m down 42 pounds since Thanksgiving - so I’m trying to think of what good but friendly foods I want for my special day. Sweet rolls are usually the Mother’s Day breakfast item and I probably shouldn’t. I have that thing where I can’t stop at 1. Just can’t. So better to not go there at all. If you have any low-carb suggestions for a yummy breakfast, hook me up.
Have a great day!