Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hellllllooooooo!

 
My daughter turned 3 a few months ago and I have forgotten (AH!) to post about her party!
 
My awesome boyfriend helped with tons (By tons I mean most) things. I by far think the thank you gifts for the children were his favorite. But more on that later! Ha!
 
 
For now, I show you the beauty herself. Sleeping away on her birthday.
This was the morning of her birthday. I woke her up with this:
 
 
 
 
HUGE ballons to bring her birthday in right!
 
 
 
I've missed you friends! Hope each one of you are doing wonderful!
I'll be posting more about Charly's Sprinkle birthday party :)
 
 

 
 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Oooooh Happy Day!


Thin Mint Girl Scout Cupcakes


Pink & Zebra Cupcakes


Cherry Coca~Cola Cupcakes


Sleep well folks!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Anyone Else??

I thought I'd start posting more (ha! Cause seldom isn't here or anything?!)

Wanna hear what's gone on in my life lately?!

Well, I got divorced. Married almost 2 years. I think people look at that "word" as failure rather than, I gave it all I had but all I had didn't give me. That make sense? In other words, somethings just aren't meant to be. There for a while days were tough but I think I've became a stronger and better person because of it all.

My beautiful Grandma also passed away. Watching her slowly fade away was/still is the worst thing to go through. She passed away on a Wednesday night. Earlier that week, Monday, I had found out I just got a new home for my daughter and I -- No more sharing a room with my child in my parents home! (Don't get me wrong -- I do love my parents and forever owe them!) That Wednesday I had also bought my very own brand new furniture set .. Ah .. Love. I felt like I was on cloud 9. Things were going so well for me. I also had bought a new car that month too! Yahoo! Then my Grandma passed away. I moved the next day. I'm not sure I ever got to fully grieve her loss. She taught me the many beautiful things about life.



My cupcake business really took off right after she passed away. At first it was one or two orders here and there.. Then it became three to four dozen .. to five and six dozen. Now it seems nothing to have five orders in one week of a few dozen a piece. I actually had a weekend off this past weekend -- that never happens! Ha! However, I could not be prouder of myself!

Speaking of proud -- I made a goal to lose 10 pounds. Not because I consider myself overweight but because my "fat" jeans were becoming my "skinny" jeans and at $100 a pop -- I'm not buying me new "fat" jeans.  Because my shirts, don't need to look like they have built in tires around the waist. And because my daughter deserves to have a mommy proud of how she looks. Somedays I would walk by a mirror and not look at myself. That's an awful feeling to have. Onto the wonderful part, I'm down 6 pounds :o) Only 4 more to go!

So -- anything new with you?


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

White Chocolate Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

Whooo! That's a mouthful!

Raise your hand if you've ate a slice of heaven aka Red Velvet cake?!
Not I.
Raise your hand if you've had the new ice cream by Ace of Cakes star Duff?!
Ok maybe not Duff himself but Blue Bunny sells it and I'm eating a bowl now.
Me!
Raise your hand if you love brownies?!
Me!
And last but not least, if you really raised your hand -- you rock!

I bake. A lot. Too much. Just kidding.

My latest thing .. These brownies.
Fair warning:
The pan will be gone in one day. Maybe one hour.
Don't share.



First, go here..
Read her post.
Make those brownies.
Omit dark chocolate.
Add about 3 Tablespoons of White Chocolate pudding mix to the egg mixture.
After you swirl in the cream cheese I poured white chocolate chips on it and baked accordingly.

Here's the recipe so you won't have to browse other sites.
Yes. I'm that nice in real life too :o)



Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
1/2 cup butter

2-oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp red food coloring

2/3 cup all purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt



8-oz cream cheese, room temperature

1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil and lightly grease.

In a small, heatproof bowl, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir with a fork until very smooth. Set aside to cool for a few minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and red food coloring. Add in the chocolate mixture and stir until smooth. Batter should be red. If a brighter red is desired, add an additional 1/2 tsp food coloring. Add flour and salt into the bowl and stir until everything is just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.

Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer.

Prepare cheesecake mixture. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Drop in dollops onto prepared brownie batter. Gently swirl two batters with a butter knife.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, until brownies and cheesecake are set. A knife inserted into the cheesecake mixture should come out clean and the edges will be lightly browned.

Cool in the pan completely before slicing and serving, either at room temperature or chilled.

Brownies can be refrigerated, covered, for several days.


Makes 16 large brownies or 24 smaller brownies





Monday, May 30, 2011

Ooops! Oh my!

Hey!

So do you LOVE my new layout?!
I do!
I finally cracked down and had this super sweet gal make me a custom blog layout and I love love love it!

It seems the boring bug is going around a lot lately.

This t-shirt. Boring. So boring so, I paid $6.99 for it at TJMAXX.
That store and I have a love/hate relationship.
I love finding fun things to tear apart and make new.
But I hate digging. Hate it. Well, sometimes, when I'm kid free, not working, not sleeping, not eating/driving, or anything of the above.. I'll make a slight appearance and see what I can destroy.
By destroy, I mean, tear apart.


And yes, I am sucking it in. I only wished I looked that way on a regular basis!


The after



I cut about 3 inches off the bottom. In the top picture you can see it's long.
I cut that section into 1 inch strips and braided. And braided. And braided. I don't braid. My baby girl is bald. This was a challenge.
I used liquid stitch around the collar and called it a job well done.

All the credits go to this gal who says it was an "oops" but I say it's an "ooh-la-la"