About Me

My goal is to encourage more families to take the homeschooling plunge. It's a scary move but one you won't regret!


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Felt Cupcake by: Donna Griffin of Cute Designs

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My First Award! YAY!

I'm a total dork, I admit it...

I was given my first blog award and I'm completely clueless as to what I'm supposed to do, even with instructions. Heather may be sorry she chose

I guess I've figured it out.

So, Heather at The Penny Pinching Mama, thank you so much! I'm very flattered. You've given me my first blog award! Yay! If you're not already a follower of Heather's, please check her out for the best coupons, reviews and giveaways! She provides tons of useful information and she has the cutest little cupcakes on her blog...I LOVE cupcakes! Ha.
So now I get to pass this award on to some of my other favorites!
The Girl with Flour in her Hair at Peeling an orange with a screwdriver!
She's a stay at home mom of 3, like myself and a fellow cake decorator! Her blog is very entertaining and funny!
Leelou Blogs offers free premade blog templates that are wonderful! She also does custom made blog designs. Go over and check out her great stuff!
Beth at AntiSupermom is hilarious! Seriously, you need to check her out. She's a mom of 2 little boys and has the most amazing story of her experiences as a surrogate! Just amazing.
The rule for this award:
1. Add the logo to your blog
2. Link to the person from whom you've received the awards
3. Nominate blogs of your choice
4. Leave a message on the nominees blogs
Thanks again Heather and sorry for being such a dorkzilla!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Aww...Thanks Flour Girl!

Yay! I'm very excited to have gotten this award from my new bloggy friend The Girl with Flour in Her Hair over at one of my favorite blogs Peeling an orange with a screwdriver! Please go check her out. She's a fellow cake decorator also...Sugar Weave Custom Cakes.

Now to the rules for this Award:

This award is bestowed on to blogs that are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.They are not interested in self-aggrandizement.Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.Deliver this award to other bloggers who must choose others to pass it on to and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

I would like to pass this Award on to:

Sara Sophia at tout-est-des-roses. Fun, whimsical, heartfelt, organic, lovely! I think I wanna be you! *giggle*

Natalee at Raising Normal Kids. Funny, Funny, Funny!

Flour Girl at Sugar Weave Custom Cakes. Step by step pictures and directions to do it yourself! And recipes too!

Jennifer at Cup a dee cakes. Seriously beautiful work! I'm jealous ;-) HA.

Please show my friends some love! These are 4 blogs I love reading and I know you will too!

Sick of Roses!

So I did sunflowers!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Geico Money Eyes

It always feels like somebody's watching me!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate!

This is a cake I made for a little boy whose family's house burnt down a couple of weeks ago. When I asked what kind of cake he wanted, he said chocolate with blue frosting and a giant chocolate bar on top. Obviously being being artsy I couldn't just plop a candy bar on top. This is what I came up with. I decorated it with M&M's, chocolate covered tootsie rolls, snow caps, malted milk balls and mini chocolate bars. He loved it and I was so happy to see his eyes light up when he saw it!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fishy Fishy

This is a cake I did 3 years ago for Max's 3rd birthday. It's just a round cake and the fins and tail are fruit slices and the spots and the eye are Wilton candy melts.

Happy Birthday Zach!

My eldest son Zachary turned 11 last month and can you believe he didn't want a cake? Pff.... So he had some buddies over for a sleepover, homemade pizza and a matinee the next day. I made him an ice cream cake for he and his buddies to share.

I baked a brownie in the bottom of a spring form pan and then put it in the freezer until it was icy cold. Then I quartered 2 kinds of ice cream sandwiches, regular vanilla with chocolate cookie and one from Blue Bunny caked birthday cake. I alternated them all around the outer edge of the pan then froze it again. Then I layered his choice of ice cream flavors, first was moose tracks then a layer of crushed chocolate cookies like oreos (the generic ones are cheaper and you can't tell the difference in an ice cream cake!). Then the next layer of ice cream was dutch chocolate then more crushed cookies and topped with cool whip. I garnished it with halved cookies and some fun confetti sprinkles. It was fun to cut into the cake and see all the different layers in it. I had a picture of it cut but I must have deleted it by accident because I can't find it :-(.

This was a big hit with all and it lasted a long time! My husband kept commenting on how good it was. It was super easy! Give it a try.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Go Yanks!

I seriously didn't think I'd ever get to the finished product with this cake. I needed supplies and had to wait until my hubby got back from soccer practice with the two older boys so I could run to the store. 8pm is when I finally left home. I baked the first layer and it came out perfectly. After baking the second layer I tired to take it out of the pan and it was sticking so I went to turn the pan back over to go around the edges of the pan with a knife and it what wasn't stuck fell out and the rest stayed...yep, broke into pieces...Perfect! So I figure the first layer is thick enough so I can get away with not using another layer. So at midnight I climb into bed.

This morning I get to work. I have this sawlike cake leveler that I love. I set it to the thickness I want and slice away. I did notice that it was closer to the bottom of the cake than I had wanted but now I'm half way through and don't have a choice but to keep going. When I go to take the top layer off, I see that the cake leveler has cut it so crooked and with a giant hump in the middle, I can't even use that one! AWESOME!

I'm forced now to bake another cake anyway. Not only did I have to re bake, I ran out of powdered sugar and milk and had to run back to the store! Luckily I was able to get it baked and cooled and decorated by my 2pm deadline. So, here's Devin's Yankee's birthday cake. It's a 2 layer white cake with chocolate pudding in the middle and vanilla buttercream. The accents are done in fondant and buttercream. There's also larger fondant baseballs around the sides of the cake (I can't stand to wait another 20 minutes to upload the pic).

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Have You Seen.......?

Have you seen my personal blog? That's right....go ahead....CLICK IT! To the left, the blue know you want to!

I'm lonely over here!