Saturday, December 31, 2011

A New Project and Almost a New Year!

This project was super easy! I had this menu board on my fridge that I absolutely loved, but alas all good things must come to an end sooner or later. I searched the internet for hours looking for one exactly like it but failed to find one. So searching for new ideas, I found this idea on Pinterest and decided to try it out. I worked on it the other day and finished it tonight and hung it up. Not sure I am going to totally love it the way I did the one on the fridge but it is cute!! It will be really easy to switch out the papers too. So I may do that every couple of months, but then again I may not.
I plan menus on Sunday mornings for the week to come. I am totally lost without knowing what I am having for dinner that night. It really keeps me on track. 





You really are getting two posts in one tonight: It is New Year's Eve and as I sit here tonight with my hubby and reflect on this past year, I can truly say it has been a very emotional, life-changing, and eye-opening one. There have been some unpleasant events happen this year and then there have been some very wonderful ones. All in all, I feel very blessed to have the family that I do and that they are there for me no matter what. So, here is to a fresh, renewed 2012!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Yummy Cupcakes!!


I made Raspberry Hot Chocolate cupcakes with Raspberry Whipped Cream Frosting to wow my sister and niece with my newly acquired cupcake baking skills. I really enjoy baking cupcakes and am working on perfecting this skill. I might like to someday have a side business making cupcakes for people. But, we will see. For now just enjoying the pleasure of baking them and seeing people enjoy them!


The Whole Batch

Top View

Side View

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cupcakes for Hubby

 Well a very good friend told me last night that it takes 30 days for a change to stick. So I plan to try my best to post every day for the next 30 days. So this is Day 2 post. One of the changes that I want to make in the future is to be pro-active and not just talk about doing things. My hubby wanted me to bake cupcakes...my newfound hobby...for him to take to work. So after 1 failed attempt (that recipe was awful) I have made what I hope is wonderful Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes with Vanilla Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. And because cupcakes cannot be naked...a dusting of Cinnamon sugar on top. I got to use my brand new red Kitchen Aid stand mixer I got for Christmas!! I was in heaven using it. So here are a few pictures to get your mouth watering.

Side View
Apple Cinnamon Cupcake

Top View
Vanilla Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting with a dusting of Cinnamon Sugar
Isn't this red stand mixer just gorgeous?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Fresh New Start

I am beginning this new blog to journal about my fresh, new start with many things in my life. Some of them I will talk about and some I will probably keep to myself. I have had a life-changing experience recently and have realized that I must do some things in my life to begin anew. The #1 thing I plan to conquer is to quit being a procrastinator and stop beginning things and never finishing them. So tomorrow morning (when I can take a picture and upload) I will begin by sharing my latest and newest project from start to finish! Yeah!!

Until later, Teresa

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