September 30, 2008

Time flies...

Well it has been a while since I posted anything. I have been so busy at work. This time of the year is my busiest and I usually stay stressed out. I am slowly learning to take it one day at a time. I have to keep telling myself that I am only one person and I can only do so much.

I did manage to clean my entire house this past week so at least it is nice when I get home. I have a couple of things coming up that I am working on including a baby shower that I am co-hosting for one of my best friends, but I will write more about all of that later.

Tonight I have been looking up ideas for a cake that I have to do for Friday. It is my nephew's birthday. If you take a cake on their birthday to the school, the class gets to have a small birthday party. He likes skateboarding and so I am going to attempt to do a skateboard cake. I will post some pictures when I get done with it.

I have been doing cakes for a couple of years now. I really enjoy it. My mom has baked cakes all my life. A couple of years ago I started playing around with decorating them myself. I have enjoyed learning all the different techniques and things. I have done several now on my own and am rather proud of them. I thought I would post a few of my favorites!


This is the very first cake I did all on my own.
It was for a baby shower.

This one was for a friend's high school graduation party.
I did it in her school colors.

This was for a birthday.
He is a big Dale, Jr. fan!

This was another birthday last year.
Tinkerbell was a lot of fun but a lot of work
because of all the colors I had to use.

This was a birthday cake. I have actually done this one twice now.

This was for my other nephew's birthday this year.

This is another one of my absolute favorites. It was for my brother's graduation from the University of Alabama this year.

September 11, 2008

My Favorites

I love lists. I make lists for everything, from things to do, shopping lists, packing checklists, list of things to do before going on a trip, honey do lists, wish lists, gift buying lists, lists of items lent out, list of projects to work on...I think you get the picture. I could seriously go on for days about all the lists I make. So here is a "list" of all my favorites, in no particular order, starting with the most obvious!

diet mountain dew
polka dots
flip flops
the color pink
my pink Ugg boots
the color orange
a really cold beer after a really long day
The Golden Girls
my husband's unique personality
Alabama football
decorating my house
my palm treo
being organized
my labeler
hauling cows with my hubby
circles & squares
a schedule
gerbera daisies
giving gifts

I could go on and on. I know some of these are dorky but I'm cool with that. It really doesn't take much to make me happy!

September 8, 2008

Now or never...

I decided to finally start my very own blog. I read several blogs and have wanted to start writing daily. I really just need an outlet to vent, release some stress and to track my goals. I am a huge procrastinator. I always put things off to the last minute. I just recently had a birthday and I always seem to reflect on my life around that time. It finally hit me this year that I still need to grow up in many ways. I have so many things I want to do in this life time but I never seem to get around to getting started. I always tell myself I will do "this" as soon as I finish "that" and so on. It is a never ending cycle. I have two years until I turn thirty and now is as good of a time as any to just get started. I truly hope to stick to my goal of writing something at least five days a week. Even if it is just a sentence or two about how my day went.