About the crazy.....

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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, July 2, 2010

Five Question Friday

Questions for Friday, July 2nd:

1. What is one thing you miss the most about childhood?

:: Loved ones that have passed, especially my cousin, who was my best friend and someone I looked up to.

2. Are you still friends with your friends from high school?

:: Most of them!

3. Is there a catch phrase, cliche, or word that just drives you bonkers every time you hear it?

:: I have literally retyped this answer 10x. I have so many!

4. What is one thing that you think symbolizes America...besides "Old Glory"?

:: Cheeseburgers, Baseball, Pie! Yes, I realize this is a generic answer, but that's how I feel. :)
And Freedom. (For now)

5. What are your 4th of July weekend plans?

:: Hubby has 4 day weekend, baking cookies and cupcakes with the kids, fireworks show and picnic in our town, then headed to Stone Mountain for the laser show and festivities and let's not forget about cooking out!  

                                              ::Pictures from 2 years ago fireworks show! ::

Perfect Song to get my 4-day weekend started! Love this song!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Simple Pleasures Thursday-- Hosted by Blackberry Cottage

 Simple Pleasures

This is such a good time to stop and really think about the simple pleasures. And I have to agree with Susan @ Blackberry Cottage, this isn't a time for realizing what simple pleasures you have, but to realize what simple pleasures you enjoy doing. I enjoy baking and photography on down time, I feel I don't get to enjoy this much, what with life going on and all. I also enjoy my kids, not cleaning or cooking, but just being with my kids, doing nothing. And by nothing, of course I mean something, baking with them, swimming, walking, sometimes we just get in the car and drive through land just to enjoy classical music and to talk.

  We have a farm out in the "middle of nowhere" and I love it there! My family raises beef cattle, we have a barn, the "Car hop", a cabin, a 3 story house and all of it is on almost 400 acres. Let's not forget about the beach, docks, and 70 acre lake. This place is heaven to me, this is a place I feel, we do not get to enough. One weekend, or week, I would love to just go out there and teach my kids how to fish, take them out on a boat, walk through the pastures (watching out for huge cow patties), and check out the HUGE KFC bucket just sitting in the middle of one of our pastures. HA HA.

  I love to watch the otters come up and relax in the shade, I love to watch the cows graze, and the Bermuda grass in the Bermuda field sway. We used to pick muscadines and scupadines, grapes, tomatoes, cucumbers, anything and everything. There was a creek that ran parallel with the mile long driveway through the woods, and my grandparents built a bridge and a tiny dock over it. Myself, my siblings and cousins would spend hours here, lying around talking, watching the fish and tadpoles. Ah..... But any who, back to reality, as they say. I only have one picture, the rest were put on cd's and removed from my computer, but the one that is down there is of me, my sister, and my cousins in the flowers in between the cabin and stalls.

  This is one of my simple pleasures. Did I mention baking?! :) What is/are your simple pleasure(s)?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday-- Summertime Run-down

"Caramel de Cassonade" Kuppies

Last night I was feeling in a sensual cupcake mood. I wanted to make something rich, and warm, and gooey. Must have to admit I succeeded very well! They were warm and sugary, and most of all, rich. I started out thinking chocolate, But to me chocolate is generic, delicious but overdone. So I went for my favorite dessert and turned it into a cupcake. This new flavor combo of mine is called "Caramel de Cassonade", if you speak French, it is very simple and elementary. HA HA. What can I say, I wasn't going for unique. The cupcakes weren't as chock full of brown sugar flavor as I had hoped, but still tastey. I will post some pictures at the end of my post.

  On another note, my 2 year old, is having a meltdown kind of day. Today is the day to clean like crazy, only because I haven't been cleaning this week at all, and I feel its time! :) With 2 kids, 3 great danes, our terrier Lucy, and the cats. WHEW. Gross. Although, I am a smidge OCD, so dirty to me is clean to others. Or so I have been told.

  So far, I have received a couple good ideas for my cupcake party. Still not sure as how to decorate and all, but it can't be too done up, its a cupcake tasting not a birthday party. Sometimes I find myself obsessing over the dumbest things. It would be nice to turn off my brain sometimes and chillax. <--- my 4 year olds word.

  I love my husband, but yesterday was a horrible day for us! He was whiney, because he had his neck cut into, and he was sooo ornery and out of it from sudafed! HA HA. SUDAFED! Maybe today will be better, or at least for his sake, it better be. ;) Love you hunny. Now I am off to crank up the music and to clean. Sorry my post isn't as witty or funny as I had hoped for. I have to clean, not really a good reason to be charming and up beat! But wait, I enjoy cleaning, who cares. haha.