- not enjoying this winter in Illinois. Not. At. All.
- Did a deep clean of the house yesterday and it felt fantastic. Although now my back doesn’t feel so fantastic….
- Stayed up way too late last night and woke up way too early. (huge thank you to 2 of my dogs for waking me up to go outside at 3:00am – after they had been out at 1:30am!!)
- I would actually be very happy if I never saw snow again.
- I want sushi right now in the worst way.
In other news:
I recently got to review a very cool music album over at the Little Lake County Blog
This mini album of mine that was in my book was featured a couple weeks ago in Women’s World Magazine.
Over at Homeketeers I did a couple tutorials on some Kids Crafts:
These crayons were really fun to make and they are so easy for Ava to hang on to!
the other kids craft is also using crayons: stained glass crayon melt art
I’ve been baking and creating new recipes like crazy. All those cookies that I baked last week took me back to the baking I did for our wedding almost 3 years ago. I baked hundreds of cookies and hundreds of cupcakes from scratch! Right up to the morning of our wedding day (as I wanted everything to be fresh). Thankfully a few of my friends helped and one of my friends husbands came over to finish baking some of the cupcakes for me so I could go get my hair done! Thinking back on it now, I can’t believe we managed to pull it all off!
For old times sake, here are some photos of our wedding baked goods: everyone got one of these Mickey cookies – which turned out to be HUGE so there were 100 of those.
Then we had plates of mini heart cookies on each table so there were probably 300+ of those. And we had a Cupcake Display as well as a cake. My goodness. I think we had about 100 full size cupcakes and 100 mini cupcakes. 3 different flavors and 1 plate of gluten & dairy free for those with special diets. More on our wedding here
I did create all the recipes myself so I will scrounge those up and post them up here soon. The few months leading up to the wedding I did so much baking, trying to find the perfect recipes. It was a good thing I had 100 testers as not only would my 5 roommates test them for me, but I took everything else to the zoo and let everyone there test them out 🙂 I do miss those days…. Now my only taste testers are my toddler and my pig and neither of them provide very accurate feedback. Ava will eat anything in a cookie or cupcake form and Norman will eat….well…ANYTHING at all. Steve does not like sweets, so he’s out. (occasionally though he’ll like something, like the cookies I made last week).
So that’s what’s going on around here right now. Feel free to share what’s going on in your world 🙂