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Monday, November 16, 2009

Better Than They Look

Bakerella, I am not. I wish I could just be a little like her. My stuff usually comes out edible, but not pretty at all. Plus it stresses me out to bake because of my history with it. Seriously my two layer cakes always end up with a huge crack down the middle and they slide more each day they don't get eaten. I have pretty much given those up.
My son is turning 5 tomorrow...five! OH my {sniff, sniff}. Anyway, we have to bring snack to his school for his celebration and cookies are so much neater than cupcakes. I saw on Noggin one time this lady was making Dora cupcakes and she made her hair by piping icing onto wax paper and then removing it and placing it on the cupcake icing. I thought I would try it for the batman symbol and put it on sugar cookies. Here is what they look like:

Honestly, pretty sad and I am not ashamed to admit it- the circles aren't even good. I tried and he likes them so it was very worth it. They are tasty though. I don't think kids will be very hard critics...thank goodness.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thankful journals

I have been working on a little project for our ladies Bible class at church. We have been doing a really good and practical study based on the book The Ultimate Gift. Anyway, next week since it is our last class before Thanksgiving we are going to make some "thankful" journals. I know this is not an original idea but I wanted to post it. It is a reminder for me to stop and actually think about my blessings instead of just gobbling up all the good food! :-) Which I will do as well-and really looking forward to!



Monday, November 2, 2009

A Good Cause

There is a near and dear Christian school that has an annual auction. This school means a lot to me. I went there for middle school, my mom worked there for many years, my brother attended, and we go to church with many of the teachers. As all private schools, they need money!! :-) So, this year I have donated a couple items to their auction that will be held in just a few weeks. Here is what I came up with:

I am thinking about adding some women's shirts to my etsy shop. I might wait for summer to do a bunch of ruffle tanks, but I like the way it turned out. Definitely something an average mom could throw on in the morning and look a bit cuter than just a stained t-shirt. Oh wait, is that just me? I swear everything ends up with these mystery spots...the mark of a Mom, I suppose.