Friday, February 29, 2008


Do you have glasses? Eyeglasses I mean? Do you like them? For the first time since college I'm going to pick out new frames tonight and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm realizing though that I don't even know what's "in" now or what I'm even looking for. Any suggestions? Kelly

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

neopolitan sundae cupcakes

After a tiny bit of gentle pressure, :) I've been encouraged to get back to posting. :) So, I last said that it had been a while since I'd made cupcakes so I made some. True! I've actually made two batches. The first that there were teaser pictures of were for
Jessica's birthday in my Bible study. They were neopolitan sundae cupcakes from Cupcakes from the Cake Mix Doctor by Anne Byrn
book that my mom gave me as a Christmas gift! You divide the batter in thirds and flavor the chocolate section with chocolate syrup and the strawberry section with jello powder. The cupcakes were really yummy if I may say so myself.
the birthday girl with her cupcake

the different layers

what birthday cupcake is complete without ice cream?
neopolitan cake screamed for neopolitan ice cream in my book!

The second set of cupcakes was for a Valentine's dinner party

and I honestly didn't love them as much as I'd wanted to. Chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes, frozen cookie dough in the middle of yellow cake with mini chips added to the cake, brown sugar buttercream and heart shaped chocolate chip cookies on top. The cake part really was actually pretty good just a little too rich I think. The brown sugar buttercream was a complete flop! Luckily Adrian tasted it while I was mixing it and it tasted like pure butter. It was gross. He was so great to try to salvage it for me by mixing up a second batch of the brown sugar base and then we decided to add powdered sugar which it didn't have any of in the first place and it was workable but super rich and not that good to me. Anyway, I didn't get any pictures of the finished products but I did really enjoy my vintage heart cookie cutters to make the cookies for the tops.

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's! We had a great evening out at a super restaurant in Dallas!

Monday, February 4, 2008

First birthday party!

C's first birthday was so much fun! My brother and sister-in-law and their helpers did SUCH a great job with it! M did an initial theme with C for his name and all of the other babies invited got little shirts with their initials. So cute!

Here are a few pics of the festivities.

decoupaged C on the front door and pennants in the party colors

my cool brother made the periodic table of his son's name

and this photo cube!

look at this mantle my talented sis-in-law did!

What a fun, fun day! What a fun, fun kid!
Thank You, God for bringing such a sweet blessing into our lives!

Happy February!