Friday, December 10, 2010

New Web page!!

Hey!

So I started my new web page. Everything from here transfered to there. I am probably going to keep this and maybe turn it into a family web page, but I am not sure yet.

Check out the new web page:


Thank you =]

Thursday, December 9, 2010

New Beginning

Good News!!

I officially started a web page!

I'm not going to tell you what it is yet because it isn't ready.

Check back soon and I'll direct you where to go =]

much love!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Switching Web Sites


Ok, so I have just been informed that I cannot add anymore pictures to my blog because its too FULL! What is this?!? I have never heard of this before?

Apparently I have to purchase more space...

GHETTO

But seriously, 

I had some really awesome things to post.

So now I am lost.

Maybe this is an answer to my prayers.

Because I have been deciding wether I want to switch from blogger to a .COM, but I really know nothing about it.

Am I good enough to switch from blogger to a real web page?

Any suggestions would be helpful =]

One more thing about this whole "blog space too full deal"

LAME

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Teal & Pink Cupcakes


Recently I visited a baking store in town, just to spend money see what they had, and I couldn't believe my eyes when I noticed they carried these:


DRAGEES!

No, not drag queens.
Although I'm assuming they would like these too.

They are edible silver balls for decorating cakes/cupcakes etc.

My mom, who was separated from Martha Stewart at birth, always had these around the holidays. She would put them on her Christmas cookies, and it added a beautiful touch.

Recently we have been looking for them everywhere, until now! 
DRAG QUEENS...I mean DRAGEES for everyone!!

I love those little balls so much, they helped inspire me for my next cupcake project.










Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting, pink flower, and silver pink dragee.




Marble Cupcake with Double Dutch Chocolate frosting, teal flower, and teal dragee.







And then I learned a valuable lesson.

One thing you may not know about me is that I LOOOVE cooking shows.

Top Chef Just Desserts!..WHAT WHAT!

Anyways.

When I first got married, my husband worked at Nordstrom's.
He worked so many hours, I was alone alot...It was terrible!
( Besides the employee discount =] )
So I found a way to make the days/nights go faster.

I watched cooking shows, and baked and cooked alot.
(I know what your thinking. I sat on my butt in front of the TV, and then I ate lots of food. No I wasn't depressed OR eating my feelings. And No I didn't gain 500 pounds. I got close though)
Anyways,  I learned alot of valuable lessons.
Problem was...
I tend to not like being told what to do, and I'm sure my dad would agree. But one thing I remember the chefs always saying was that food taste SO much better when you use high quality ingredients.

I didn't believe them at first, but as time grew, I realized they were RIGHT. Dangit!

And today, that realization slapped me in the face again.

Meet the most amazing chocolate frosting I have ever made:


All because I used a high quality cocoa powder. I bought it online, and it tasted AMAZING.

Ghiradelli didn't even COMPARE =]

So if I teach you anything, it's that, the quality of the ingredients you use DOES make a difference.

Now if you will excuse me, I have a bowl of frosting to eat.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ms. Diva

Everyday I am reminded how lucky I am to be me.

Not to brag

But I have the CUTEST little girl.



Who, I might add, is obsessed over polka dots.


Which means every outfit she wears has polka dots on it. 
If not, she gets very upset.

Unless she is on a polka dot BlAnKeT...
then it's ok.

Such a diva.


Just like her mamma =]

And us divas like to have fun.

Like going to an aquarium.


And, take probably one out 5 of our family photos.



Ok, maybe six family photos total.


Ok, now seven.


That's because we have a million photos of this little angel.


Maybe if she would just stop being so silly...


I think she is just a show off really...



At least she doesn't cross the line like her daddy.


Don't worry. He's just trying to be funny.

Hardy har har har