Do you love the Samoa Girl Scout cookies? You do?!?! Well then this cupcake is for you!! Chocolate cake pumped with ooey gooey caramel sauce, dipped in rich chocolate ganache, piped with caramel buttercream, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and drizzled with … Continue reading
It’s well into summer, and I have not been as proactive with my blog posts as I had wanted to be😦 I really do intend to write more often since I’m out of school and have the extra time, but I have … Continue reading
Good morning and happy Sunday my friends! Aren’t you glad it’s the weekend? I know I sure am🙂 Although the school year is over, I am still teaching…summer school, that is. Our schedule started at the beginning of June, and this … Continue reading
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Okay guys, I’ve been thinking for awhile now about adding another “page” to my blog that’s devoted solely to my favorite recipes…and I’ve finally decided to take the plunge! Every time I make something awesome, whether it be a family … Continue reading
We made it through another work week everyone! For me and all my teacher friends, that means we’re one week closer to summer – and I know we all cannot WAIT!!! If you do not live under a rock, you … Continue reading
It’s Saturday – a day for sleeping in and drinking coffee. I get to do one of those two things (drink coffee!!), and I’m ok with that. My son woke up at 6:10 this morning, so I didn’t get to … Continue reading
Happy (almost) Easter to you all! As promised earlier this week, I’ve got a super easy handmade card idea for Easter that I am going to share with you today. I had pinned this idea on Pinterest awhile ago and used … Continue reading
If any of you were wondering where I’ve been for the last six months (my last post was from September – wowzers!), I’ve been quite busy taking care of this handsome little fellow: Our son, Aiden, entered the world on … Continue reading
Hey everybody! Long time, no write🙂 Let’s see, what has happened since I last posted?? Oh yeah, I remember…
1. Hubby and I went up to PA to visit his family. His parents threw us a baby shower while we were there!
2. I traveled down to Savannah for my sister’s baby shower!
3. School started – eek!
4. My family came up to Hartsville for my baby shower (thrown by my mom and sister)!
5. Getting ready for baby!!!
All in all, it’s been a busy couple of months since my last post!🙂
While hubby and I were in PA, his parents threw us a HUGE baby shower. His mom sent out lots of invitations and roughly 70 people showed up to help us celebrate our growing family!!!!! And it was awesome! I got to see a lot of his family (that we don’t usually get to see) and meet a lot of new people. The party was such an enormous blessing – we got tons and TONS of Babies R Us giftcards🙂
The next celebration was for my sister! I drove down to Savannah by myself – that way, hubby could paint our bedroom while I was wasn’t there to inhale any paint fumes. I made a couple of banners and some cupcakes for the shower. Unfortunately, I don’t have any tutorials on the banners I made – but maybe some day I’ll write one! ;-P Since my sister’s colors for the shower/nursery are green and pink, I altered the Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes a smidgeon by using different fillings/toppings. For the “green,” I used some fresh key lime juice and zest in the batter, a key lime creme filling, and a key lime slice on top. For the “pink,” I used a raspberry filling and a fresh raspberry on top. Both flavors were a hit! Tamara’s shower so so much fun and turned out absolutely beautiful!!!
School has been in session now for 4 weeks! Wow, time flies! I’m teaching Algebra II and Geometry this year. So far, so good!! I’ll be taking 6 – 7 weeks of maternity leave and I don’t know who my sub will be I am praying for a math sub, but I’ll probably get an English/Science/History sub…oh well! I’ll just have to work with who I get!!
My baby shower came after the first week of school. We had it at a local coffee shop that hubby and I like to frequent🙂 And boy was it wonderful! The decorations, the favors, the food, the people…I couldn’t have asked for a better shower! My mom and sister really outdid themselves!!!!!
Since my second baby shower, hubby and I have been getting the last few things purchased/ready for when baby comes! The nursery is ready (well, as ready as it can be) and we have all of the big (and little) necessary items needed to survive – at least for the first week of his life lol ;-D I even finished packing the hospital bags today! Reality is definitely setting in!!! Although life is going to drastically change, I am SO READY to meet our little guy!
Ahhhh life is good!🙂 I don’t know the next time I’ll be able to post…It’ll probably be after baby boy comes! I hope you all have a fantastic week! Happy crafting,