Wednesday, September 24, 2008

No Time To Think

I've had a lot on my mind lately and feel like blogging about it.  But the truth is, I am to exhausted to blog right now.  This week has been busier than ever and I haven't had time to do anything but keep my head above water.  So I will have some nice deep thoughts for you when I have a moment to spare.  In the meantime, have a lovely weekend!  (Yes that means I will not have a minute to spare until Monday).

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jon McLaughlin -Indiana

I bought this album on itunes about a month ago.  WINNER!   I love his crooning voice.  There wasn't one song I didn't like.  (He's the guy that sang "So Close" at the ball in Disney's Enchanted).  You can find him on itunes.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Drum Roll Please!

I have to say those were some pretty funny stories and I got a good chuckle out of some of them!   But Laurel played the trump card with the jingle story.  Click here for a good laugh.

That's right Laurel, you won!  Debbie, you were a close second.  Pretty funny stuff.

Thanks for playing and making my day!  I am still smiling!

Friday, September 19, 2008


One dozen cookies to the person who leaves me the funniest comment.  That's right, I want to laugh - hard.   My family and I will review the comments on Monday and decide who made us laugh the hardest.  That person will get one dozen, fresh baked, homemade decorated cookies.
(If you want to participate and you aren't local, I will happily ship the cookies at your expense.  It runs about $20 to ship them fresh).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I thought the day would never come!

After 14 years I am finally replacing my dinnerware.  (I only had 3 bowls that weren't broken from my old set).  I have been hitting the sale table at Macy's and have already acquired 10 bowls and 10 salad plates like the ones below- only in blue - and now I only have the dinner plates left to purchase.
Saturday I have a 30 % off coupon for every item purchased at Macy's and I am going for 10 of the fern  dinner plates below to finish off the set.  Who knows, I may even go crazy and buy some new silverware while I am at it.  (I only have 3 small spoons left from that set as well).
Hey, baking all these cookies and cakes is finally paying off.  (I can't wait until Saturday!!!!!)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Anyone getting married in the spring?   I want to make this cake.  (Daisy's are my favorite flower).

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday x 5

There are 5 birthdays in September in our family.  So we gave them one big September birthday party.  The cake (I forgot to take a close up so click on it for a closer look) had the birthday boys names on it.  I thought it was cute - I mean, a good cake for boys.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Is there such thing as a 'Brain Cloud'?

I ran into my cousin Liz last night and was mildly scolded for not blogging often enough.  
I know!  I HAVE A BRAIN CLOUD.  I am in a blogging funk.  True I could post the pictures of my other daughters blue bedroom that I recently painted, but she didn't make her bed AGAIN today and I can't bring myself to do it for her.   And, of course, I can't take a picture of her room when her beds not made - right?

I could tell you about the cookies I finished yesterday, but they are a repeat of some I have already done - so that's not exciting.

I could tell you that I am trying so hard to eliminate processed food and sugar from my diet and that I didn't even snitch one cookie yesterday.  Yea for me - but who really cares.

I could tell you that my dog Rusty has not given up sugar and in the last week he has consumed; one partly frosted cake I was working on, two cookies off the counter, and half of a peanut butter jelly sandwich that I was packing in my sons lunch box this morning.

I could tell you about how I almost killed my dog - no really - I about did.

In the meantime, hang in there and I will try to pull out of my brain cloud.  For now, I am off to clean my house, and make a cake.  
That is all.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Two little girls under the umbrella on a hot Saturday afternoon...
= Big Bucks!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Avery's Birthday Cake

I finished this cake today and painted my other daughters bedroom.  (I will post pictures later).
I am officially tired.  Good night!

The Weekend!

We had fun hanging out with friends in Show Low this weekend.
My favorite part of the trip was playing ball in the rain.
We hit the local rodeo and watched the poor cows get roped.
And the kids were lucky enough to score a horse ride from Chad and Laura.  (They have never been on a horse before).

Good Times!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Thank Heaven!

The day has arrived!!!!!!   Nathan can finally mow the lawn. It's a good thing.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Check these off the list!

As promised, here is a picture of my daughters freshly painted room.  I still don't have anything on the wall yet, but I like the green.
Here's a cake I worked on with my friend Jen.  She baked and designed it - I just helped.  I love the Chinese theme.  (It says congratulations in Chinese - Brandi just got her bachelors degree).