Friday, November 26, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
But I digress...here is a really quick look at our Halloween. It was a lot of fun, mostly because it was on a weekend. My husband always says that Halloween is one of those holidays that should always be the last Saturday of the month (kind of like thanksgiving). Now that I am older, we have 2 kids and I have a job, I agree with him more than ever! But never the less, it is a holiday that I love and my kids had a blast so that's all that matters :)
This was our massive trick or treating group... I joked with some neighbors that we brought the whole neighborhood at once to make it easier on them :)
This was a neighborhood house, my older son is usually a bit of a scaredy cat so I had to take advantage when he agreed to pose here.
Monday, June 21, 2010
The first stop on my quest to make up for lost time is a blog about birthday cakes. Every year for my sons birthday, I make him a special cake just for himself at his birthday parties. This year he wanted a skateboarding party so I decided to make a skateboard cake using fondant. I have never used fondant before so i decided to have a trial run (which proved to be a very good idea!).
The first thing I did was make a chocolate cake and cut it into somewhat of a skateboard form. This admittedly did not go as well as I wanted, but it was a trial after all. This is what it looked like.
My next step was to frost the cake and that looked as follows...
Now it was about 9:30 verging on 10:00 at night at this point and I was mighty surprised when a little helper emerged out of the shadows of the living room. It was the birthday boy himself, so I could not say no to a little bit of help from my favorite kitchen helper. I was getting ready to roll out the fondant and he insisted on having a piece for himself, he then began ripping it into tiny little pieces and telling me not to touch his "mini pizzas."
Here is that little helper of mine smoothing out the fondant and eating some of his "pizzas." Yes it didn't take him too long to figure out that fondant is a fancy way of saying sugar :).
After I convinced him to stop I snapped a quick picture of the cake.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
The scents that were included in this particular sampler are:
Aquolina - Pink Sugar / Donna Karan - Cashmere Mist / Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy / Prada - Infusion D'Iris / Dior - Addict 2 / Emilio Pucci - Vivara Variazioni Acqua 330 / Kenzo - Flowerbykenzo / Stella McCartney - Stella Nude / Dolce & Gabbana - Light Blue / Harajuku Lovers - G / Michael Kors - Very hollywood / Versace - Bright Crystal
I actually liked quite a few of the fragrances (hence the reason why I barely made a selection 6 months later!), I really love Very Hollywood, Bright Crystal and Pink Sugar, I also sort of like G. Eventually I decided to get Pink Sugar.
The reason you ask? Well of those previously mentioned this one gave me the most bang (more specifically perfume) for my buck. With the majority of the perfumes I would be getting a 1oz. bottle and with pink sugar I got a 3.4 oz. bottle so there you go I admit it, I can be a bit frugal sometimes :)
I do however plan on buying Very Hollywood and Bright Crystal as well sometime in the near future. I also absolutely love Issey Miyake's L'Eau d'Isssey it is so fresh and amazing I got a sample of it and plan on purchasing it (once I am receiving a steady paycheck), I haven't yet because it is a bit on the pricey side.
My oldest son is going to be 4th on May 3rd and I am so excited for him. We are going to have a birthday party for him at our house and then we plan on taking him to Disneyland later that month as well. We call him The Boogs (or booger, boogies, sometimes even booger bear, we are a family that is big on nicknames) because when he was a baby he constantly had boogers in his nose. When he was 2 we or my family would ask him, why do they call you the boogs? And he would reply "because I have booger in-a my nose."
But I'm getting off topic, so because we are having his party in a couple of weeks I could not pass up these great bowls for salsas and things of that nature when I saw them at Bed Bath & Beyond. They were $1.99 and I heart them :)