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 16, 2010

$ Five Question Friday $ Social Parade $ Fun Follow Friday $ New Friend Fridays $

1) Do you collect anything? Not really. I have been wanting to start collecting anything cupcakes. :)

2) Name 3 celebrities that you find good looking. Matthew McConaughey, Twilight boys, Kristen Stewart.

3) Do you have any scars? If so, what is the story behind it (them). I have 2 scars from having my wonderful kids, and then I hae a scar on my knee from running around a pool, and falling, and a rock went thru my knee, and my teeth. Scars from being attacked by cats and dogs (wounds of war from rescue) and that is pretty much it. Oh yes, a scar on my forearm from touching the top inside of the oven. haha.

4) What is a food that you like to eat, but others might think its gross or weird? Anything with Ranch and Texas Pete on it, oh and buttered popcorn with cut up candy fruit slices! YUM.

5) Have you ever seen a tornado in real life? Yes, multiple.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

For animal lovers, and non-animal lovers...

Back when I first started my blog, I had written a post about a special little girl, Precious. If you have not had a chance to read it, please do. This entry is full of passion and heartache. I wrote this for animal lovers like myself, TO non-animal lovers. I am warning you, it is a smidge long, and it is very sad, but please read it if you can. I just thought about this and wanted to re-post it. It reminds me of what I have, instead of compalining about poop, and shredded shoes. Thank you. ::Kristin::


1,000 Cookies

  To those of you who can't live without reading my blog everyday, all 1 of you, ME. :) I am going to be pretty busy until Wednesday. I might blog, I might not. Wait, who am I kidding, I will stay up til the wee hours to catch up on blogging with you all. But just in case I don't, I have a good reason, honest.
  My church has asked me to make cookies for, the parents who will be dropping off their kids, for vacation Bible School! To give you a ballpark, I have to make 1,000 cookies, 250 a day for 4 days! Now, that is just for the parents dropping off their children, so you know our church is pretty big. I am so glad they thought of me, but honestly, I don't do cookies.

  My sugar cookie recipe, is adapted and made into my own, from Amanda's over at I Am Baker. Now they are delicious, but 1,000 of them! Whew. Talk about busy, the only cookies I have made have been maybe 30 at the most, and they were for my kids and get togethers. ONE THOUSAND!?!? Boy did I put my foot it in. I am so grateful for this opportunity, but I have my little home kitchen oven, and literally 2 cookie sheets!

  Which by the way, one looks horrible {but it rocks!} and the other is banged up and scratched from sledding on it! HAHA. Ok, well I am off to make 25 batches, 40 cookies each, hopefully I won't drown in cookie dough! :) I need my twin sister, she is starting her own cookie business, Cookies by Cherie, and I am starting cupcakes and cakes, Kuppy Kakes by Kristin. Great minds think alike I guess!

Although, I must admit, I am kind of giddy about it. When all is said and done, that is one more, big thing, I can put 'under my belt'! After all, you have to start somewhere, my somewhere just happened to be a sugar cookie. ;)

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Pleasantly Disturbed Thursdays

All I can seem to hear, is a loud boisterous cricket! Really?! Do you not have a humble abode to go to, maybe the lake behind the neighbors house, or somewhere? Instead, you would rather sit here, where I cannot see you, and Chirp. Jeez, get a life. On another note, I was sound asleep in my cozy bed with my kids, all snuggled up after watching a movie, and RING RING!

Umm.... is that the phone? My 4 year old pops up, I got it, it's Daddy. Hehe, "Hello."
"Hey baby, I am at Lee road, be home in about 25 minutes"
(I was thinking "And.... you had to wake me up to tell me this?")
There is nothing more disturbing than being sound asleep, and being awoken by......Rubbish.
And for me to be asleep at 10:45 pm, that is a miracle, argh.

  Now I am wide awake at 1:36 am, and whining blogging to you guys. Oh and what joy! I have to be up in 5 hours to go pick up Boston, one of our great dane rescue pups, from the spay & neuter clinic. Ugh. I am going to bed. {Mumbling frick and frack under my breath} I guess it could be worse, I could be stuck in a truck, like a fat marshmallow. OH yes, Duane Scott {The Host}, thank you for the subtle reminder to gripe! I love it. :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sunny Days, Sweepin the clouds away.....

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street!!! :)

  My kids were watching Sesame Street this morning, for the first time, EvER. So, I felt inspired to make some cupcakes inspired by the characters. Went into the kitchen after lunch, during nap time, and started to whip up some double chocolate kuppies. These are delicious! Then my mind started to go nuts with ideas. First, I thought, I would make fondant faces.... Nah, too time consuming. Then I thought, OK, maybe I will just draw them on fondant with edible pens. Nah, too lame.

  So then I just decided to pipe on faces. Sounds easy, but truth be told, the only thing I am used to piping, is a swirl. :) Off I went to color icing and to cut out fondant facial features, eyes, noses, eyebrows, beaks. Finished piping on my sad little faces, ready to assemble, and CRAP. They need mouths! So, had to go back and color more fondant {and my hands obviously}, black. I really should use gloves for that. Then, out come the mouths, and onto the faces. OK. They are coming together better, but something is missing. YES. Cookies for The Cookie Monster. CRAP.

  Do I really want to go and get more fondant, color it brown (or try to), then cut out and shape ever so lovely into eaten cookies? NO. OK. New idea?! Think Think Think. *Proverbial Light bulb* Ah yes, I DO have kids, and they DO have crappy cereal, I allow them to eat sometimes. Cookie Crisp cereal, here I come. So, I pull out 6 cookies and on they went. Well, I was complete, now on to photography. Here is the finished project, hope you enjoy the photos!

NO CUPCAKES?!?!? Seriously?!?!

 Today, I finally got a return phone call from my son's, 'soon-to-be' school Principal. She was calling to inform me that I need to get him registered because as of now, he is late. Well, this would have been nice to know the past 100x I have called you! (That's what I wanted to say). And so, I asked a few questions and found out to my horror, that 'NO- DO NOT bring cupcakes to school for birthdays'.

  "Wait, I am sorry, haha, I didn't hear you". "No cupcakes for birthdays, we have too many things to teach and we don't have time to keep stopping every time a child has a birthday". WOW. You really just came out and said it just like that, and to a, 'soon-to-have a  cupcakery' mother?!?! Who do you think you are? This is an outcry. Those poor children who miss out on my delicious heaven I call cupcakes. But, the one thing that gets me is that, this is the only school like that.

  My new neighbor teaches at the adjoining county high school, and she told me I was in luck because, I would have a TON of kids who would want cupcakes for their birthdays. UGH! So, I am a smidge ill today. And my poor baby was so excited because "His mommy's cupcakes rock and he wanted all the little children to know how yummy they are, and I would get lots of money!" <---- Yes those are HIS words! ;) hehe. And so I said: "That's ok buddy, I will just pass them out in the Pick-up Line!" :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tuesday Tag-Along & Follow Me Back Tuesday!!

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Join us for Tuesday Tag-Along over at Twee Poppets! I just love this blog, hope you guys enjoy it too, so go over grab the button and link up! :) I have met so many new bloggers through this, and it is great! So, if you need more bloggy love, link up, and make sure you drop a comment for me and for her!

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Also, it is Follow Me Back Tuesday with Jana over at Babies, Boobies, and a Blog! I absolutely ADORE Jana!! You should definitely link up to her blog, if you haven't already, and check it out! Jana is such a sweetheart, and a good bloggy buddy to have, you can never have too many! :)

From Scratch..... ;) Yes, Indeedy.

So today I cleaned my butt off! I mean, swept, mopped, dusted, laundry, vacuuming, made cookies to ice tomorrow, made brownies for pillow cookies tomorrow, blogged, re-did daughters bed twice (wash and dried), and made homemade chicken and dumplings for dinner! I am WHOOPED! But, my house is clean, my tummy is full, and tomorrow I will get to decorate cookies!

  Whew. Although, in my house, I will have to redo all of this Wednesday, ugh. Damn dogs, kids, humans, cats! Such messy peeps we all are, except for me, but everyone else is crazy dirty! ;) Today it has rained off and on, and while making dinner and putting away laundry, it was pretty bad. Lighting literally every 3 seconds, loud rumbling thunder, and torrential downpour!

  We needed it, but sheesh, I thought I was going to be struck a couple times. Sweet Abbey cat, decided to hang out in the window while it rained, brave cat. Tonight, I hope to give the kids a bath, finish laundry, and take a nice hot bath. Hopefully, tomorrow I can actually wake up at 7am, need to get on schedule for school to start! Thank you to those who participated in my Music Monday, I hope soon you all can join! :) The thundering is coming back and it is getting darker, makings of a great night, I love thunderstorms! :)

Yum. Sweet tea, pintos, chicken & dumplings, and Rolls!

Be jealous. ;)Yes, from scratch. Well the chicken and dumplings anyways. :)

Monday Minute!

Monday Minute

It's Monday Minute! Hosted by Jen over at A Daily Scoop of Chaos! I <3 her, she's fandamntastic!! Now time for the questions!
Hope you guy have a marvelous Monday and don't forget to link up over at Jen's page! :)

1. Can you burp the ABC's?
Not at all. I can do "A". :)

2. So lets just say you have a 9 hour drive ahead of you would you consider wearing Depends so you didn't have to stop multiple times? Did you know Depends now comes in fun colors? ( I have to know this one)
I am not sure if I would or not, part of me says "Yes" because I am that lazy, but then the other part says "No" because Ewww......Besides if it is me and my family, no way kids will go that long without needing to stop, or hubby. HA.

3. Run your tongue down five feet of a new york city street or press your tongue into a strangers nostril?
WTH?! HA. Umm... Of course boogies, have you seen the streets of New York, I haven't but I can assume that they scream ,"Lick me and Die"! :)

4. If you had an envelope that contained the date you would die would you open it?
Man, these are tough questions! I would want to know, especially if it were soon, but I don't think I would open it. There's nothing that can put a damper on the rest of your life like knowing when your going to die.Knowing myself, I would end up all depressed and cry til the day! HA. Not very good for my kids! :)

5. Which one song describes you sex life best?
Hands down, Easy!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Hey guys,

I have a million things going right now, and I am trying to get in the kitchen, more and more everyday. Do you know how much easier this would be if I had my own bakery? haha. But until then, at home baking, it is. Have some new cute things to show you, but until I can get them up on a post, your just going to have to wait with bated breath! ;) Thought you would enjoy this clip I found! Completely awesome, where do I sign up?!!?
Love & Cupcakes!

Music Monday- I am hosting a new thing, check it out!


Hey hey, it's Music Monday for the 2nd week!!! Whew-hoo! This weeks Music Monday theme is: What song comes to mind, or do you play, when you feel (or want to feel) Romantically Nostalgic? I am not sure if I worded this correctly, but I think, you get it! ;)
Please don't forget to link up below, and make sure you grab the button for your post! Can't wait to see what you pick!