The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday for oh so many reasons. First and foremost, it is the birthday of one of the most amazing person's I have ever had the pleasure of knowing; My grandmother-Val (short for Valborg!) G-ma unfortunately left this earth in 2008 but I make sure to still celebrate her … Continue reading ‘MERICA!
The only thing harder than shopping for my teenage daughter is shopping for a wedding gift. Yes, usually they have registered to a few places but I just feel like buying them something that they've already seen removes the A)surprise factor and B)takes any and all intimacy and personality out of the gift. I recently found … Continue reading An Wedding Gift They’ll Use!
My first home purchase was quite the roller coaster of events and emotions. Offers in, waiting, offers rejected, inspections in, counter offers in, counter offers rejected. What I had always envisioned as one of the most exciting chapter of my life had become a nightmare. Then finally one day I was allowed to become overwhelmed … Continue reading Out with the VERY old and in with the SHINY new!
Happy New Years! New resolutions, old habits, new promises, old friends, new friends, new projects and so on. New Resolution: To a healthier me! Going to the dentist-don’t ask, it’s scary, you don’t want to know. Exercising more (even if it is playing “Just Dance” in the living room with the kids) and not just … Continue reading From Old to New…and Back to Old.
I love everything about design, from the shabby to the chic, from the traditional to the contemporary, from the high end to the low end….I love it all! One of my dreams as a child was to become an interior designer, however it was nothing that I ever sought after simply because I didn’t realize … Continue reading A Kitchen Worth Waiting For
Shortly after my last post (November 2012) I spontaneously decided to enroll in a local community college and attempt to get my degree in Business Management and Marketing. I decided this after being out of school for 15 years (15 year reunion this year YIKES!) and already trying to juggle two jobs, two kids and … Continue reading Let the Creations Resume…and the nice weather too!
I was so excited to do these extremely simple cupcakes for a co-workers gender reveal. Granted it's not a new technique or anything ...but we're talking BABIES and anything related to babies is awesome. Last night my dear friend Nicole came over to help me whip these up (and save my sanity because my day … Continue reading It’s A…..
Actually it's jalapeno cornbread....but close enough. Our small group at work decided to do a "Soup Off" today which encompassed 8 different kinds of (delicious) soups for our taste bud pleasure. Once we had our samples of each we then voted on a winner. After the voting was over we opened it up to our … Continue reading Holy Cornbread Batman
I get so nervous when it comes to a wedding cake request. I am not a professional baker, but I strive to be, however wedding cakes make me jittery. This is supposed to be a day to remember and therefore a cake to remember. One of my biggest fears is that my cake will one … Continue reading Ombre Wedding Cake
We had a coworker leaving for another branch in another state and he was one that always appreciated my baking for the group. So I offered to make him one last thing before his departure and seeing that we were falling onto the autumn months I figured what would be better than pumpkin?? And what … Continue reading Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins