Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Cinnamon Rolls, Cheesecakes & Cup Cakes

Typically you can tell what kind of mood I'm in based on how many baked goods are in the house. When I'm sad or stressed, there are generally 0 tasty treats available. When I'm happy, it's sickening how many things you need to polish off before they go stale.

There is something so "zen" about baking, watching the mixer combine all the ingredients, kneading dough, smelling the goodness in the air as the oven magically transforms your pile of dough, into a masterpiece.

I frequently make cupcakes for my husbands work. He works for a local coffee roaster, in the warehouse. I will say I love sending the treats, because it fluffs my ego. And lets face it, we could all use a little ego fluffing every now an then! I've made Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes, Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog, Snickerdoodle with Apple Cider ( freshly pressed at his work) buttercream frosting! .....Is your mouth watering yet? Cause mine is!

I have a Pinterest addiction. It's ok, I know the first step of admitting you have a problem, is well.....accepting that you're an addict. But I'm not a quitter!! I'll keep on pinning. I love seeing all the fun, yummy goodies I can make, and plan on making in the future.

Many of my traditions and memories include baking. The smells of fresh bread, cinnamon rolls, cheesecakes, pies.

If I had the resources I would totally open my own little cart, or cafe. Sell yummy treats to the masses. Sell the coffee from my hubby's work. How awesome would that be?!
If you'd like to donate some funds to my dream, they will be greatly accepted. Go ahead and contact me for my information and mailing address!
I'm just kidding......kind of!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


When I tell people I'm a Buffy fan, I get one of two reactions....

1.) The eyebrow raised, sideways mouth, head cocked to one side, "really?" reaction

2.) The eyes light up, grin from ear to ear, squeel of joy "OMG, me too!" reaction.

I've never met a "grey area" Buffy fan. Either you love it, or you don't. This isn't just a show, it's a lifestyle! The people in the show are my friends, I feel like when life is getting a bit to chaotic or depressing, I can pick a random episode and feel better. Watching Buffy is like visiting an old friend. 
You have the brains in Willow. You need questions answered, or someone to look into something for you, she's your girl. You need a laugh, or a comforting hug, Xander is there. A father figure who's there to look out for you, not just because he has to, but because he wants to, Giles. And the girl who will throw on her kick butt boots to save your ass, Buffy.

I went all nerd fest and even got a tattoo that simply says "WWBD" on my wrist. I know, I know, I got the "really" reaction from those outside the Buffy circle, and the "That's awesome" reaction from those who understand. But when things come up in my life that I don't know how to handle, I look at those words, and re think my situation. What Would Buffy Do? It's simple, but it helps! 

When my daughter was little, she didn't play "Barbie and Ken", she played "Buffy and Spike", my husbands and I's wedding rings are claudaugh rings! Buffy is and will always be a part of my life, and I'm damn proud of that! 

Monday, April 1, 2013

April shall be one busy month!

My camera is always with me. Whether it be my actual camera, or my cell phone. I am ready to take aim and shoot. Photography is something that has always interested me.  We all see the world differently, to me, being a successful photographer, is being able to show others how YOU see the world.

A few months back my sister asked me to partake in a daily photo challenge with her, posting one picture a day, for a whole year. I did great for the first couple of weeks, but then I had some personal issues arise, and I no longer found happiness in pictures. I lost my muse. I lost my "eye" for pictures. I was depressed.
Well...things aren't better, but they are starting to look up again. I am finding inspiration in things.
I heard about the A-Z April blog challenge, and decided it was a good way to get back into writing again. I also told my sister I would start posting my daily photos again April 1st, so I thought.....I should just combine the two. I will take a photo everyday, and have THAT be the subject of my blog post! BRILLIANT!
Well I struggled for days thinking what I could possibly take a picture of that started with "A", I kept saying
"I can't think of anything"
"I don't have anything"
So it dawned on me.....take a picture, of anything!
So here is the start of a new adventure this month.
To daily blog writing, and daily photo's, I WILL accomplish this, and I WILL be proud of myself.
If you're new to this blog, Welcome, and I hope you enjoy this ride with me. If you're an old friend, well know what to expect, and thank you for sticking with me!