Thursday, October 08, 2009

That's My Girl!

For the second year in a row my niece Anna Kathleen has made the cut!  She is just too stinkin' cute!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Coasters and Burp Clothes

I actually have a lot of things to blog about.  Joel and I have been super super busy!  When are we not?  But I thought I would do a quick post to show you all something I made recently!

I recently took a stab at making quilted coasters for my secretarys birthday gift.  Sue always makes me something for my birthday. In the past she has made me two sets of earings and my last birthday she made me a beautiful bracelet.  I wish she sold her stuff online so you guys could all enjoy it. I actually had her make me a pair of pear earings to match a necklace my husband bought me.  :-)  She is so talented.  She even made jewlery for a whole bridal parties.  The cool thing she also does is makes the boxes she puts the jewlery in.  Se is a skilled lady at origami and makes beautiful boxes for her masterpieces. 
This year's bday present

Last year's bday present.

The earings she made me to match my necklace.

Here are the coasters....

I also made some burp clothes for my friends baby (the one I made the quilt for)!  These were fun to make.  I'm not happy because the set is not all pink.  I ran out of time and wanted to do pink ribbon, but I made a purple one made a long time ago, so I just threw it in there.  They are so easy and fun to make and are great gifts.

I've always thought about making some blog posts tutorials on how to make some of the things I'm venturing into.  I love how other people blog about their creations and share how to do it.  However, like the way I cook, I look at the directions and then wing it myself. :-)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Elementary Days

Everyone seems to be reconnected with their friends on Facebook. I've found old High School friends, College friends I've lost touch with, and even friends I've made through other church connections. But recently, I've been receiving friend requests from my Elementary School friends. It has been awesome. I moved after Bloomfield, NJ when I was going into 7th grade. So I actually was able to graduate from Elementary School there and then move NY for middle school. Back then I kept in touch with a few which then dwindled down to one. Last week there was a Brookdale Elementary School reunion about 40 minutes away from where we live now. So, spontaneous me (hahah) decided I should go and see everyone. We had a great time. We talked for hours and reminisced about teachers, kids we haven't seen for a while, funny things, softball games, birthday parties, and of course what we were doing now. I'm looking forward to seeing them all again.
The Girls
Class of 1995...atleast those that showed up :-)
Now for funny pictures of me in Elementary School...
My softball days
 Me and my favorite teacher, Ms. Booth
       My best friend Anna from Elementary School's wedding Last September

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My attempt at creativity!

For a while now I've been baking and cooking for fun. I love it and it's relaxing for me. I love cooking for other people. It is fun to do things for people that I know they will enjoy and especially make their bellies happy. I've recently been trying to get a little more creative with my cooking, but especially with my baking. In the past I've made several cakes for my nieces' and nephew's birthday parties, which has been really cool. My niece always has special requests. :-)

Eliza's 2nd Birthday - M & M Butterfly Cake

Eliza's 3rd Birthday Party at the Carousel in Central Park - Carousel Cake

Hudson's 1st Birthday - Number 1

Just recently, my very good friend was having her god daughter's dedication and wanted to do cupcakes for the party after. She was worried she wouldn't have time etc, so I offered to do it for her. I made 60 cupcakes, but not just any cupcakes...marshmallow flowered cupcakes. They were so much fun to make. It took me about 5.5 hours from start to finish. AHH...but how cute are they???

People at the party loved them so much that someone asked my friend if I would make them for a baby shower the next weekend and they would pay me! WOOHOO...So I made more cupcakes for the next weekend. So much fun :-)
Hungry now?