January 27, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. Today is Wednesday. Oops. I also had a goal of posting "Ten on Tuesday" every Tuesday this year. Oops again.

2. I've been making lots of frosting this morning for my Wilton Cake Decorating class. Class is lots of fun. I like playing with frosting. I have discovered I have a natural talent for making frosting clowns.

3. My friend Shirley has started a blog about couponing. I would love to get really good at couponing. Not sure if I really have time for another "hobby". Want to learn about couponing, too? www.savingwithshirley.blogspot.com

4. I would really love to get motivated to scrapbook again. I'd also love to have space to leave my scrap stuff out in the open instead of stuffed under the bed.

5. Since I can't get motivated to scrapbook, I have been organizing my photos. I bought photo boxes on sale at Michael's last week (3 boxes for $5) and made cute labels for them. I even went back to get more boxes because J wants me to organize his childhood photos too. I think the boxes are sort of simple-cute and would look great in that new scrapbook room that I'm dreaming of. 

6. It's cold. Really cold. Currently 36 degrees at lunch time. I'm ready for spring.

7. I've got a job! I'll be teaching 3rd grade while the teacher is on maternity leave. I'm nervous. I'm excited. I'm going to have no time to scrapbook, take cake classes, or organize photos. I'm going to have to get up really, really early. Ugh.

8. I'm getting my haircut tomorrow. I've had this appointment for over a week. I still don't know how I want to get my haircut.

9. I have a "breakfast date" in the morning. Me, Nanny, Pa, and sausage, biscuits, and gravy. YUM!

10. I wish I could learn how to digi-scrap. If I could, I would want my layouts to look like Cathy Z's. (Photo of layouts on Cathy's blog taken as part of the December Daily Project that I never finished.)

Goal for Next Tuesday: Complete a Ten on Tuesday post in less than 20 minutes.

January 14, 2010

Hello, Cupcakes!

I have searched high and low for days weeks months for a new background for my blog. Specifically, a background with CUPCAKES! Today, I found one! Don't you love the pretty cupcakes?


I will soon be getting a custom-made-by-Nanny CUPCAKE APRON! Again, I searched the internet for a perfect cupcake fabric with not very much luck. But yesterday I went out to Hobby Lobby and found the perfect hot pink-polka dot-cupcake fabric. I'm also super excited because my apron is going to have ruffles. Can't wait to try it on.

Why do I need an apron you might ask? Because I'm taking the Wilton Cake Decorating Course 1 this month with Mom. We're very excited and have been stocking up on supplies all week. Last week was the first class but I missed out on most of it due to a job interview. There is quite the interesting story behind the interview but I'll wait to tell that until I know if I got that job.

I'm sure it's quite obvious that I love cupcakes but I also love to cook and bake other stuff. I also love taking pictures with my handy-dandy Nikon D5000 SLR. Photography + cooking = pictures of food and messes in my kitchen. In my last photo order, I ordered prints off all of the recent cooking successes and disasters I've had recently. Might just throw them all together in a photo album scrapbook.

Off to organize my recipes into a CUPCAKE RECIPE BOX that my dear sweet newlywed sister in law gave me.