Thursday, January 20, 2011

Baking and Crafting

What a way to start the New Year!!! Yummy Fun!!!

Hey Blog friends, just thought I would update you on the happenings around my house.

My daughter is starting her own baking business when she grows up. Or at least I think she should. She baked the most awesome cake last night. She saw a show that had a chocolate cake and thought she needed to have some also. So she got online and found a recipe all on her own and got in the kitchen and baked it. I only assisted her with reading the ingredients to make sure she got the right amounts since that is something we are still working on in our homeschool. She poured and mixed and baked it though and then I helped her create the most awesome icing. Cream Cheese and pecans oh my!!! So here are some photos of her doing her thing.....

YUMMMMMY!!!!! I am encouraging her to write her own recipe book/blog. This recipe did come from someone else online, but she did add a few extra things along the way to make it her own.
She is calling this Dark Chocolate Delight!! and delightful it is!!! Stay tuned for Kadie's very own recipe blog where she will share her favorite, tried and true recipes!!!

In the crafty world, I have been creating Birthday calender books. I posted a little facebook "Pay it Forward" challenge that was going around and 3 people signed up under me. So I am making them gifts and hopefully they will do the same for those that signed up under them. It started with my friend Karen and then she signed back up under me. So I have my friend Karen, Jan, and Dawn that I am gifting. I have already accomplished one of those gifts and paid it forward to my friend Dawn. This is what I made her.

This is the cutest little book. It is 81/2 x 11 in width and length. I got the idea on Happileigh Scrappin. She also has them here More Command Central Cute little books. I also had fun using my "Bind it All" machine that I bought 2 years ago and this would be the first project I have made with it. It was so much fun. I ask myself why did I wait so long to use it. Now I want to make all sorts of books. I found the little printed calender on my friend Elizabeth's blog Texas Joy and who in turn found it at Digi Scrap Kits . Blogs really are great. Anyways, I just loved it and decided this would work very well in the book. So putting the two ideas together created the cutest Birthday book ever!!! Thanks ladies for sharing all of your ideas and creations!!! Love, love my new book!!! Now to get busy creating more!!!

This a picture of my best friend!!!!! Just wanted to share, cause I thought it was a great picture of him!!! He is looking so good at 60 pounds lighter. Our family is going Big by going smaller!!! Thank you God for good health and great weight loss!!! There is more to come!!!

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