About the crazy.....

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GA, United States
Just a southern gal from Georgia who has a real problem with baking. And by problem I mean, I can't help myself! :D I am married to the love of my life, he puts up with me so well! I am mother to the most adorable, yet tough little boy. And mother to a most beautiful full of attitude, little girl. I can't forget about our 4-legged family members! Our terrier Lucy, Our Great Dane Milo, our mutty mutt Ellie and our cats Abbey and Sammy! I LOVE to bake and I am trying to start up my own cupcakery. I love vintage anything! My blog started out as a blog for my cupcakes, now it has turned into an everyday into the life of "ME" blog. Life is not perfect and wonderful all the time, you will hear me gripe, bahahaha, it isn't all cupcakes. Just a heads up per say. :D Hope your reading experience is enjoyable! And please be sure to comment, follow, and grab my button!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Emergency Department fun.....

Today's post was going to be about my homemade fondant baby shower cupcake toppers. But, my adorable little baby girl decided she wanted to fall off of her bike and fracture her wrist. :) I love her. So off to the ER we went! I knew it wasn't broken because she could move it. But the second she moved it or put any weight on it, she screamed and cried, poor thing. So, in the back we were and in came the heavy artillery. The very nice PA there came equipped with Motrin and a popsicle-- PERFECT!  "K" loves popsicles!! The nurse came in and started putting on her cast and this little girl sat there pretty as you please, eating her popsicle, and letting the man do his job. He was sooo great with her, he even put a mini cast on her Tinkerbell doll to make the both of them feel better. Thank you Tanner for making her feel better! Come Monday though, we are at the ortho finding out if she needs a permanent cast for 6 weeks or, if this one can come off. But I have a feeling she will me a trooper and it can come off. I feel bad for my little darling, her brother has his end-of-the-season soccer party tomorrow, and guess who can't get into the moonwalk?

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

I want to start off by saying a huge THANK YOU to all of the brave men and women who have served, who serve, and who will serve our country! Without your bravery and your self this world would not be where it is today and I thank you! Today was a great day. It started out kind of rocky with misbehaving dogs and kids, but turned out fantastic! The family came over and we grilled out and I made some Memorial Day pound cake cupcakes with stars on top. Basic. Simple. But cute. Or so my neice and kids say. : ) I started out wanting to make a square cake and cover it with fondant and cut out starts and stripes, but then I got so overwhelmed by all of the food I had to prepare and the house I had to clean in 3 hours, so I said, fuh-get-about-it, and stuck to Kuppies. And pound cake kuppies were great, a little more dense than what I am used to, but they were still tasty. I hope everyone had a safe and fun Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Brookies-- Just saying

Tonight I threw together an easy-as-can-be supper of spaghetti bake and garlic bread. Why? You ask. Simple, I was saving my strength for the brookies I was about to conquer. And conquer, I did! They were so easy to make, my arm seemed a little less enthused than my heart, but fun none the less. I got the recipe from Bakerella, and thank you sooo much! These are very rich and tempting chocolatey ooey bars of goodness. I am warning you, these are addicting. Pair with an ice cold glass of milk and I am ready to crawl into bed sucking my thumb! Ok, maybe not SOOOO amazing, but close. I have put the recipe below along with a couple of pictures! Enjoy. And if you make them, send me some pix!


2 3/4 cup all purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup butter, softened

1 lb. light brown sugar

3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

11.5 ounce package milk chocolate chips

1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

By hand:

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Set aside.

Stir brown sugar into softened (not melted) butter in another large bowl until butter disappears. You can use the back of your spoon to help incorporate the two together.

Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture and stir well after each egg.

Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts. Mix well.

Add dry flour mixture and stir until well combined.

Coat a 13 X 9 pan with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly into dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until top is golden brown. Make sure you don’t over bake.

Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!