Monday, March 31, 2008


This sweet paper towel holder got a new purpose as a ribbon holder. I gave the cute metal bunny a ribbon neck tie and stacked up some favorites. It has come in handy already!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Free Swingline stapler for answering survey questions!
Get it here!

Fabulous Cake

Every time I fix this cake it is a hit. I absolutely love it - it is great with coffee. Not a heavy cake to eat - nice and light with a great flavor! It is my favorite cake to bake and give away - this time it was to thank a church staff for their kind services.

Almond Cream Cheese Pound Cake

1 pkg Butter Recipe Cake Mix
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
4 eggs
½ cup water
Sugar to taste – up to ½ cup
½ cup vegetable oil
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
1 ½ tsp. Almond flavor

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour bundt pan. Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl. Blend with mixer at low speed for 1 minute, stop and scrape sides of bowl. Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.

Pour into bundt pan and bake 35-40 minutes.

Sweetheart doll babies

My mom had four babies - you'd think she'd had enough - especially since we were all less than 2 years apart! Then she had 12 grand babies! But she collects plastic and composite and bed dolls - while I was at their house I took some pictures - now realize I forgot to take my favorite doll's picture, the one that duplicates the doll she had as a toddler. Anyway, fun to look at and admire. The top picture is her latest addition - she is such a sweetie with her little curl on top. Next time I go I'll get some more pictures to show!!

Birthday cake

We visited both sides of the family for Easter weekend. My mom spoiled us first. She fixed a big wonderful dinner and then - having heard my dh lament that no one bakes layered chocolate cakes anymore - she fixed him one! We then went to my mil's for a huge feast and a previous posted favorite - molten chocolate cake. Can you tell we are chocoholics around here? Yumm! Thanks moms! We heart you!

Fun letters!

S glowing - Skivfyndet card letter p IMG_9035 I N G
Fun letters! Great for scrapbook headers!
Try your own here!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

New York City!

My dh took me away for our "birthday bash" to New York City - we stayed in Times Square! Our birthdays are only a day apart so we do a lot of two-for-one celebrating!! This was such a special trip, I will remember it always. It was a bit of a downer (well, for me it was) when we couldn't do the Martha Stewart TV show taping because of the dates we were there - but we got in lots of sightseeing, a Club 21 dinner, a broadway show and a Big East game at Madison Square Garden. I bought some knock-offs in Chinatown - that Tiffany necklace looks real to me! We figured out how New Yorkers tie their scarves in that cool way. We ate Junior's fabulous cheesecake! But the cool thing that happened was, on our way to the airport we decided to go by Macy's Flower Show and guess who was the guest of honor! Martha! Yep, I got to see her live and in person. Cool.

A beautiful table - set by Martha and company at Macy's New York.

It is getting close

And the tension is rising. We are very involved in our daughter's ballet recital this year. She is honored to have been chosen for one of the lead roles - although everyone in her drama class will have a major part in the story. It is getting exciting seeing things come together - and making me a bit apprehensive. The director and I worked to steam out wrinkles on the many costumes - they looked so sweet all lined up in a row, pressed and ready to go!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Well, hopefully it won't be this bad - but there have been years in the past it came pretty close! There are so many fun and exciting things to study, how do you know when to quit, and really, a school day never ends - you are learning constantly. Maybe there won't even be a 45 minute summer vacation! Thanks to Todd Wilson for this great art!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Fun freebies

I had so much fun at Digital Candy - this was a freebie. You have to check it out. There are forums and lots of packages to buy. So much to explore, so little time.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Moving Day

There was very little room for creative play with the last website - so this is a test to see if this would be a better option. I am exploring the 3 columns and how to make that change. Tell me your opinion.