Friday, August 23, 2013

Maternity Leave

I basically have not been posting anything for over 6 months now. I love to create, to bake and to share it here.  Baby #4 was a much harder pregnancy than I had planned on. Even while I spent 7 weeks in the homestretch on bed rest I couldn't even bring myself to post. My one goal was her and getting her here safely.  She's wonderful and dreamy and 10 weeks old already.  I hope to post again this fall when my life falls back into a routine. Until I find the time!
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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Giveaway Romantic Valentine's Giveaway!

Sometimes you really wanna get away! I am so all about helping you out with that. Today we are giving away a one night stay at a Marriott hotel. What's that? I'm amazing. Thanks.

I'm not the only amazing one. Some friends {amazing bloggers} are helping out with this giveaway as well. 

Here's how it works:
We're giving away a hotel stay in your home town (or the closest Marriott to you).
You have to use the stay within one month of the giveaway.
This is supposed to be romantic so if I were you I would leave the kids with Grandma.

To enter: Follow all of the bloggers that are making this awesome giveaway possible on Pinterest. {Links below} We would love to share our inspirations and ideas with you via Pinterest! Once you've done this, leave a comment letting us know that you did it.
You can also get one entry for every blog you like on Facebook! A winner will be chosen on Monday, February 11 at noon. Simple, right? a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Grandway Apron Review and Giveaway!

This is the busiest time of year for holiday baking. Just this week I think I have been through 2 pounds butter, 24 eggs, cups and cups of sugar, 3 batches of frosting, too many treats to count! I usually always wear an apron while making dinner or baking. I was so excited to test out a new apron from Grandway I had a hard time deciding which apron to choose they have a great selection of fun prints!
How cute is this green polka dot the Audrey?
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I immediately fell for the black and white polka dots. This Sophia Apron was a winner.
I also loved the double ruffle on this cute Victoria Apron.
I was so excited when my apron came in the mail. I was really impressed with the quality. It’s always a great surprise to order an online product and find it better than expected and even cuter in person.             
I’m so excited Grandway has graciously offered a Sophia Apron to one of my readers as well!

Please comment below to enter the drawing by heading over to Grandway and picking out your favorite product

Winner will be chosen by random next week on December 28th!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Cinnamon Pull Apart Loaf

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I wanted to share a favorite breakfast treat!  This is great to serve around the holidays and is a complete “Cheater” recipe, We love Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread!
2 Cans Refrigerator Biscuits
2/3 C. White Sugar
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1/3 C. Butter
2/3 C. Brown Sugar
Open your biscuit dough and cut each biscuit in to 1/4ths
mix 2/3 C. Sugar with 2 t. cinnamon in a Zip Top Baggie
Toss quartered biscuits in the cinnamon sugar and then arrange them in a greased Bundt pan.
Meanwhile melt butter & brown sugar in a saucepan on the stove for and bring to a boil on medium heat for 1 minute.
Then pour over the biscuit dough in the baking pan.
Bake at 350 Degrees for 30 minutes then let cool 10 minutes in the pan before flipping it out onto a serving plate.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Elegant Buttercream Class at Orson Gygi

I was so excited to hear that Ashlee of I'm Topsy Turvy was going to start teaching Cake classes at Gygi. She is so incredibly talented, and such a fun person, so I was so excited to be able to attend a blogger night out to take a mini class for learning my buttercream basics!  
 It was really fun to learn all the fun trends in cake design and practice all my skills and mistakes right on the counter, then scrape it off and start over again!

Here is Ashlee doing her thing. She has such fluid and precise hand skills piping that frosting.

Here is my finished cake I made that night!

Click on over here to view Ashlee's class schedule at Gygi and she's also sharing a coupon code TOPSYTURVY for my readers that can be used online for products ( I really want to buy the whole store) with free local pick up, as well as on your cake classes! Her Buttercream Class is going to be on Nov. 5, and Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. until noon. so if you are interested register right away!


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pumpkins wrapped in Tulle

This time of year you can easily find cheap fake pumpkins, but they are just that, cheap and fake right? I grabbed these at Walmart, I also snatched up some black tulle by the yard so this is a very inexpensive project. I simply cut a square of netting about 14” and wrapped up the pumpkin tying it off with some fun holiday ribbon!


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Tomato Cage Topiary for Halloween

I had seen some ideas of Tomato Cage Topiary for Christmas using garland and decided to try a simple Halloween version. I already had orange lights and two tomato cages so this project was free!
I simply used some floral wire to tie up the 3 pointed ends to make the top of the tree then wrapped around and around with the orange lights. I loved how this added so much to my porch of pumpkins and mums, and it was free, quick, and easy!

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