Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I am so behind!

I want to thank everyone who joined the cupcake swap!!! I had a marvy time making goodies to share, and there are already some pictures on the flickr site, which are aweome!!!! If you have not yet mailed your swap out, please let me know. I promise I won't bite you LOL I just don't want anyone to get left out, and I know things come up, so please let me know :D :D :D

Also, I need to thank SHANNON!!! from Paint Mine Pink. Shannon is my long lost Australian sister (only she's much prettier) I read her blog, and look at her photos, and I swear she is my soulmate! She sent me these absolutely adorable candies, which look just as cute as they can be!! My daughter was also excited by the goodies, and was a bit sad to learn that they weren't real LOL

Thank you so much Shannon, you totally made our day!!!!!!! Lots of speedy healing wishes to Sam! It sounds like you two are going to have a great time together in the meantime :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

So Jazzed about swappin'!

I am having a blast with this! Cupcakes are so fun, and lovely :) At the end of the day, there's nothing like sitting down with a little peace and quiet and some art supplies. i get carried away most times though when I work at night. There are no interruptions, and sometimes I'll look at the clock and find its 2 in the morning *eek* I love mornings, but am so not a morning person. I could stay up all night though :)

I meant to say before, if anyone is having trouble with the new shipping increase, or has not yet heard from their partner, please let me know, and I'll do whatever I can to fix it, or assist in any way.

Off to visit some blogs!

PS Here is the flickr page where you can share your swap photos :D :D

Thursday, May 17, 2007

New kid in Town

My cousin Liz has just joined up and got herself a blog! She makes the most beautiful purses, diaperbags, and clothes. Her skirts are out of this world! She's over there under AWESOME BLOGS, Elizabeth Gwen Originals. She'd love it if some of you popped in to say hi!

She is so talented, and she is far away in Maryland, and I miss her so!!!
Welcome to Blogland, Liz!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I can't believe this!

WOW. I just got back from the Post Office, and the "small price increase" nearly knocked me over!! I had a small international package to send, (that 1/2 dozen cupcakes in a box down below) and the cheapest rate was $50.00! The next highest was $75.00.

I have a feeling this is going to hurt a lot of people who sell on eBay and Etsy :( First gas prices, then the Electric Company raised their fees, and now this. Where do they think people are suddenly going to come up with all of this money to spare? Especially with all of these increases right on the tails of one another.

It seems like before long, there will no longer be a middle class. I hate to see what's happening to the regular working stiff. I know I'm soundind very dreary, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.

My husband is a Carpenter, and fortunatley he's never been laid off in the 17 years that he's been working. We know plenty of guys though that go through it every season, and it always happens in the winter when the work runs out. I don't know how people manage.

I have been lucky to be a stay at home mom for most of my children's lives, and it's been great. I think now its time for me to get a job. My youngest will be in Kindergarten this fall.

Hubby and I have gone over our finances, and between gas for the cars, electricity, and gas for the house, our cost of living has gone up almost 40%.

I know we're very fortunate. I don't know how others are managing, especially single moms, or anyone that is injured or ill. It's very scary.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Wow, Monday again!

Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day! If you joined the Cupcake Swap and haven't heard from your partner yet, please let me know :)

I'm so looking forward to this!

Monday, May 7, 2007

Monday's Musings

I won!! Shannon, over at Paint Mine Pink (under Awesome blogs over there -> ) had a giveaway for her cutie little candies, they are just precious, I'm so excited :D Thanks again, Shann!

Yesterday was my mom's birthday, and keeping in tradition, the party was at my house, and I did all the work LOL
I had wandered over to The Feathered Nest (also under Awesome Blogs over there) and Dawn had posted a Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe. It had to be meant to be, just in time for the birthday!! I made it, and not only was it DELICIOUS, but also there was not a single crumb left!

There's my mom with her cake, and her cupcakes (which everyone , and I mean EVERYONE asked whether they were real! Like I'd make my mom fake cupcakes *insert raspberries*

Thanks Dawn, for your yummy recipe!!

There are 2 days left if anyone would like to join the Cupcake Swap! We have a pretty good group going already! I'll send you all your partner's info by Friday.
I can't wait to see pictures!!

Getting into cupcake spirit (yeah, its really hard LOL) I made this today

Friday, May 4, 2007

Tagged...times two!

Shann over at has tagged me, and I stole the rules straight from her site LOL:

So heres the rules... each player starts with 7 random weird facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I hate white food. Mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese, dips...GAG! If it has sugar in it though (frosting, whipped cream) then its OK!

2. I met my husband when I was 16. I went up to him and asked him to marry me the moment that I saw him. We've been together ever since, and I still love him to bits (usually)

3. I love the Wiggles!! When my son Liam was three, he was a Wiggle-maniac, and we got to meet Murray, Jeff, and Anthony! I still think Anthony is way hotter than Brad Pitt!

4. I read my books over and over again. Rereading a book is like visiting an old friend, you get to know them better and better each time. I must have read all of the Harry Potter books about 5 times each.

5. I took improv training at Second City two years ago. I love being on stage, singing, dancing, and acting like a nut! When you're on stage, all those things are encouraged!! In real life, not so much LOL

6. I love show tunes! Rent, Wicked, Sound of Music, Joseph, Annie, My Fair Lady...I always tell my husband that I'm a gay man trapped in a woman's body LOL (I hope no one takes offense to that, I love most gay men, they are so fun to hang out with)

7. I love old TV shows. Green Acres, the Brady Bunch, Get Smart, The Honeymooners, The Patty Duke Show, Dobie Gillis...They used to be on Nick at Night, and I miss them!

OK, I've also been tagged by Jessie to name 10 favorite blogs. There is no way I can pick 10! Each blog I visit offers new beauty, and I can't tell you all how much I enjoy everyone's pictures!

Don't forget to sign up for the Cupcake Swap if you are interested! There is still time :) (Feel free to use the Cupcake image over on the side if your particapting)

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Anyone up for a Cupcake Swap?

I have so much enjoyed seeing the photos from all of the swaps, and I have sadly missed them all by a day or two *sniffle* The last one I was in was at Christmas, and it was really fun.

So I thought, why not have a Cupcake Swap? Who doesn't love cupcakes! Let's do it, and share the sugary goodness that is the cupcake. There are so many great things out there, especially in the artsy world. Cards, tags, collages, heck, cake mixes, frosting...the possibilities are endless (and yummy looking :D)

If you would like to participate, please Email Me your name and mailing address by next Wednesday, May 9th. I'll email you your partner's info by Friday, May 11th. Please don't spend more than $15

Please have your swap in the mail to your partner by Monday, May 28th. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!