Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008


In an attempt to find a fun, yet easy, cake for Em's proposed Hawaiian theme birthday party... I spent a lot of time on Flickr today looking at cake ideas. There are some VERY talented ladies out there, making some gorgeous cakes. There are some odd cakes too... if you're feeling brave, and have no kids or sensitive viewers in the room, click here! Ha ha ha! There are matching cookies too, if you were wondering!

Though, the cool thing right now seems to be the cupcake. Found a ton of groups and blogs dedicated to this diminutive pastry! And rightly so, I suppose. I think the cupcake is a lot like the scrapbook version of an ATC. Instead of agonizing over a huge 12X12 page, you can quickly turn out a miniature masterpiece. Same with cakes, I don't have the patience (or the counter space) to decorate a whole sheet cake, but one cupcake at a time seems doable.

I found this recipe during my search today and decided to give it a try. OH MY HECK! (thats a little shout out for my LDS friends!) I don't consider myself much of a baker but these turned out AMAZING! Mmmmmm mmmm mmm!

Impetuous: im-pet-u-ous - of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive: an impetuous decision; an impetuous person. (see also Amy O'Neil)

Yep, thats me. I don't even try to deny it anymore. So, for MONTHS now I've been watching every penny spent. Trying to be thrifty and frugal (2 words that most certainly DON'T describe me!) I even convinced Caitlin to wear one of Em's old costumes for Halloween this year. But, saw these at the mall yesterday and caved. Emilee and Caitlin are now the proud owners of matching Mark Ecko Red sneakers! OY! They are so stinkin' cute! They had them in Liv's size too, but decided she should actually be walking first!

Are they practical? Hell no! But I'm OK wearing my Old Navy flip flops and Target T-shirts if it means my girls can be seen sporting these kicks!

And last, but not least... My friend Cristal's poor little guy is in the hospital for a few days. They're pretty sure he has the nasty rotavirus and needs to stay until it clears up so he doesn't become too dehydrated. Say a little praver for our sweet little Ryan!