Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Sesame Street cupcake toppers

I have just finished another set of cupcake toppers today, they are super cute ( if I say so myself, lol) but I am a sucker for Sesame Street.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Little bit of this...Little bit of that

I have little tidbits today - the way my brain is thinking these days ;)

Etsy shop - I have just listed the Valentine cupcake toppers in my Etsy shop on sale. They are now 20% off!!

Kids - I am so proud of Trevor - he has taken up the love of reading just like his Mom. Every time I turn around he is reading and I love it. For Christmas he received a box set of Ronald Dahl books and has so far finished Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He is now on to Goosebumps, not sure what that one is about but based on the jokes in the back it is no doubt a book for boys!!

Home - Our new house is turning into a money trap. First we had to block the bottom of the deck to keep the raccoons from nesting (they may be cute but they freak me out!), now a new toilet. I was under the assumption that it was a new toilet but given the fact that is a no name toilet (no markings on it at all) it was obviously not built to last. The plumber is in tomorrow.

Came across a new recipe tonight and thought I would share as finding something that both boys and Dad likes is rare:
Hearty Lasagne Soup

1 pound ground beef

1 small onion, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
3 1/2 cups Swanson® Beef Broth (Regular, 50% Less Sodium or Certified Organic)
1 can (14 .5 ounces) diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
1 1/2 cups uncooked mafalda or corkscrew-shaped pasta  ( just used broken lasagne noodles)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1.Cook the beef, onion, garlic and parsley in a 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, or until it's well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat.

2.Stir the broth, tomatoes and Italian seasoning in the saucepan and heat to a boil.

3.Stir the pasta in the saucepan. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes or until the pasta is tender. Stir in the cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.

On that note I am off to chill and watch American Idol

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow, Snow, Snow, ready for Spring

Snow in 49 of 50 states...that is crazy! What is a snowbird (ok not quite there yet but it is the plan) to do when you offer no refuge from the snow :) I mean Hawaii....seriously, something is terribly wrong with this thought.

We were blasted with a huge dump of snow on Tuesday night but the temp has risen so drastically that now we just have a huge wet mess!

My head is already in Spring so I spent last night putting together St. Patrick's Day cupcake toppers. These have been listed in my Etsy shop and are ready to ship immediately. So now you can pick up Valentines and St. Patrick's cupcake toppers and be ready for the upcoming parties this spring!

Hope everyone stays warm and the sun soon begins to shine!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A lovely Sunday

Since life has become a little less hectic it is nice to have a quiet Sunday to enjoy just relaxing (isn't this the definition of Sunday, lol)
Today Trevor started baseball camp, it's 10 weeks of fundamentals that should help him get right into the swing of things when the actual season starts.
While Trev and Dad were doing baseball, Brendan and I decided to take advantage of this beautiful (= not raining) day and kick the soccerball around the backyard. Since moving into this home in the late fall we haven't been able to really use the backyard, what a pleasure to have enough space to play and not worry about the ball going over the fence.

I was able to get some Etsy things completed as well today. I have listed another Valentine set of cupcake toppers. Next on the list for toppers are the St.Patricks day ones.

Off to my sisters for dinner, wow it's an even better Sunday when I don't have to cook, ha ha ha.

Hope everyone had a great Sunday and a wonderful upcoming week.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

New Valentines Day cupcake toppers

I have just finished listing a new set of cupcake toppers perfect for Valentines Day.
These were tons of fun to complete and I hope to make another variation of this set later today.

Love to make it a longer post but my oldest is bugging me for a Just Dance competition on the Wii.
Oh what fun :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Princess cupcake toppers

Just finished a custom order for Princess cupcake toppers, tons of fun.
I am in the process of designing a few Valentine themed toppers and then I want to start working on banners.
I have a custom scrapbook project on the go as well and hope to have this finished by the end of the weekend.

On the personal front I have to tell you my oldest sons teacher made my day today. When he came home from school he had a dvd in his possession. His teacher has been putting together a video scrapbook of sorts and today we received the first installment, Sept - Dec. Such a super idea!! Typcially you don't get to see them in this part of there lives and for 45 minutes today we did, he was so proud, as was I. I can only imagine how much fun it will be to look at 20 years from now :) long as we can still play DVD's, lol.


Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 has come and gone - 2011 here we come!!

Wow what a year it has been!!!! Probably one of the busiest and rewarding years ever.
With the Olympics, Rorys medical case being resolved, new house and travel it feels like we haven't been still for quite some time.

As a person who LOVES to be busy I can honestly say I am looking forward to some slow time. Time that I can use to concentrate on making our new house a home, concentrate on my Etsy business (something I hope to grow to a full time venture) and just BE.

I hope everyone had a safe a wonderful holiday seaon and all the best in 2011!!!!