Friday, December 10, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

the requested cake

this is the cake that Brogan has asked that her wedding cake be like. Hopefully i'm able to to it!
Sweet 16 Pink and Brown Cake

Monday, November 29, 2010

Picture Joy Christmas
Make a statement with Shutterfly Christmas photo cards.
View the entire collection of cards.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Goodwill Finds

Jacob and I went to the Goodwill in Baxley yesterday afternoon. It’s my favorite Goodwill. Smile Here’s what we got:

1. blue and white striped Lands End polo shirt for Jacob

2. Royal blue polo shirt for Jacob (George – walmart)

3. Black, red, and gray sweater for Jacob (Canyon River Blues – Sears?)

4. orange and white striped polo shirt for Jacob (Gap)

5. navy blue polo shirt for Jacob (Simply Basic – Kmart)

6. Navy, white, and Orange sweater vest for Jacob (Nautica)

7. White Laura Ashley nightgown for me

8. Cabela’s “thinsulate” winter vest for me

9. lined wind breaker jacket for Jacob (simply basic)

10. The Doctor’s Wife by Elizabeth Brundage

11. The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by Loraine Despres

12. Muppet Treasure Island

13. Labyrinth

14. An Affair to Remember

15. Jarassic Park III

16. Harry Potter and the Chanmber of Secrets

17. Dumb and Dumber

18. Aladdin

19. Home Alone (book for Jacob)

20. Transformers (book for Jacob)

All of these for $29!!!!!!

I’m satisfied with that! Smile

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Posting from Windows Live Write

I’m intereste4d in seeing how this will work. I’ve never uploaded/published from anywhere except the blogger site itself. We have an extremely busy week this week.

-Primary Program Practice Wednesday evening, with Scouts after that.

-Band practice Thursday night

-Away game Friday plus cupcakes for Jacob’s class

-Ludowici park – clean up/service project Saturday am

-Primary Program + Ward Social + Cake order to Poppell Farms on Sunday.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Nutty Putty Bike Trip

These guys came thru Jesup this weekend and were amazing. You can visit/donate to their cause at

Friday, October 15, 2010

Walking again!

Yay for walking again! I'm excited and it's been going really well - - plus I have a friendly walking companion - LIAM! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


A friend of mine posted pics of her and her child making homemade applesauce, and so I wanted to try. I made a batch about a week ago and LOVED how it turned out. I shared with my parents and my grandma, and today I made some more. And this time, I took pics!
The "yuck" left after food-milling the boiled apples.
The baby that was VERY good during this process.

Friday, September 17, 2010

New Life V.2.0

Things are humongously different than they were a year ago.
My school days are spent with ONE little tiny child. This one:
His parents are both teachers.

I get to take my 3rd grader to school and LEAVE! and then go back and pick him up hours later.
I am making lots of cakes and other edibles for money.
I am on the Band Staff at our high school, which is actually fairly rewarding and it turns out I like high schoolers much better than I thought I would.
AND I went on a date last night with a guy met on LDSPlanet. I know. But - it went really well, and I had fun!

Jacob's been in Colorado visiting his dad all week and comes home tomorrow! I've been reorganizing/redecorating his "gameroom" all week. . . but I wish I was more done.

Now - time to entertain above mentioned baby and make a cake for his older brother's birthday!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Life

This past Friday, I resigned from my teaching position. I finally became willing to admit that while I didn't know exactly what I WANTED to do with my life - career - wise, I knew for right now, it wasn't teaching public school. The decision-making was nearly excruciating, but the actual resigning was amazingly pain-free and it feels wonderful for FINALLY giving myself the benefit of the doubt that not only am I capable of figuring out who/what I want to be, but that I DESERVE to have or be whatever that is. :)

So. Stay tuned. :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I love how these turned out! I adapted a recipe from here.

Friday, July 9, 2010

I LOVE the summer. . .

I know I am not alone in this adoration, but when I saw the light coming in the window of my room, after picking out a couple RedBox movies with Jacob; after a long afternoon nap - I couldn't deny it!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My First Wedding Cake!

flowers were made out of gum paste, cake was classic white with buttercream, covered in fondant. Cupcakes were devil's food, iced with buttercream. I delivered and set up the cake for the wedding and reception at Rose Cottage Wedding Chapel.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


My parents are gone to Orlando for a couple days, and I was given the job of walking their chihuahua, Coco, who doesn't particularly trust me. A few pics from my job:
First you have Fluff, who is. . .well. .. very very fluffy - but still quite flexible, as you can see. She's very confusing, because on the one hand, she's quite anti-social, but if left alone for more than a few hours DEMANDS attention from whomever comes in the house.
 And then there's Jessi - who used to be Jacob's and My cat before we moved to Orange Street and then to Grandma's and then to Catfish Drive. Yeah - we move alot. So - she's just stayed here since 2007, I guess.
Oh and here's Coco - the dog that needs walking. You can see she is DYING to go with me. Yep. . . .
Very excited to go walking with Megan. I have to pick her up, carry her at least a block away from the house, and then she will walk, but once she can see the house, she takes off back to it. Whew. This morning, I drove her to the other side of Jesup Elementary - cuz I didn't want to carry her that far. So. We went in the field. I thought she'd mozy around a bit, do her business, and then we'd drive back to the house. Nope. She cut through by the lunchroom, headed up the sidewalk through the pick up line area, and ran back home. GREAT.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Yay for Summer!

I was sick the first few days of my summer vacation - - which was very very annoying, but I'm feeling better now, and I'm having loads of fun working on cake stuff plus seeing Jacob have fun with friends.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Check it out!

Hello all! Check out my new cake blog:

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Charley's 29th Birthday

My friend Amber asked me to make a cake for her husband, Charley's 29th birthday. Amber and I teach together at JES, and I grew up with Charley, so it was a fun job. We decided on a 6" round cake with additional personalized cupcakes. The goal was to include odes to his radio - all components, music, environmental engineering, Georgia Tech, his church, his fraternity, and his age. I LOVE the way it turned out!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

cupcake toppers!!

A friend enlisted me to make cupcakes for her son's class for his 7th birthday. He wanted Super Mario cupcakes. I really really had fun making these toppers, and am SOoooo excited to see them atop some cupcakes tomorrow night (for Friday morning). YAY!

Jacob wanted Omnitrix cupcakes (Ben 10!). And I was/am also excited about these, though they are much less high-tech.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cake from Scratch!

everything was from scratch - chocolate cake, chocolate frosting, marshmallow fondant!
Just for practice, and I gave it to my friend, Melissa!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Some NM Pics

Easter Sunday we took a picnic out to the Catwalk in Glenwood NM and hiked the moderate trail. Brogan and I still had semi sore legs Wednesday night.
Tyler and Brogan sitting on the remaining front porch from the land where they lived when they were little in Cliff.
The Mexican border. . . so in 2 weeks I've been to both the Mexican and the Canadian borders. CRAZY!
We went and tried paintball. Tyler loved it. Brogan and I are not fans!!! OWWWW!