Monday, December 20, 2010

I Got A Gypsy!

My husband got me a Gypsy for Christmas, which arrived today, yeah! I found out yesterday and no I was not snooping. He has yet to be able to surprise with any gift. I guess you could say I am psychic, because I always know what he has gotten me.
I finally, after an hour got it registered and updated. Now I am watching some tutorials on youtube. I hope I can get it figured out by tomorrow evening. Hopefully I can get it to work with my Imagine, because I have a few projects to finish up. If anyone has any tips all will be welcomed.

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Wedding Cake

A wedding cake I did for today. A white cake with buttercream icing, gumpaste roses, calla lilies, and a stargazer. The font is from the Elegant Cake Cartridge using my Cricut Cake. Please enjoy.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

SweetSassyDiva Great Idea for Post Its

SweetSassyDiva has a great project that uses Post Its. Head on over to check it out. There is also some blog candy when you comment and become a follower.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cards for Children's Hospital in NC

I was asked to donate cards and tags to a Children's Hospital in North Carolina. This is my first time try at making cards. I am glad I could help out. I hope to get some more cards made this weekend to send out.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Recipe Book

I am making a recipe book as a gift for someone in my family. I would love if anyone has one of their favorite recipes or a recipe that your famous for to share.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fun and Mental Challenges Blog Giveaway

Fund and Mental Challenges has a spectacular giveaway on her blog. For the upcoming Christmas season, she is giving away THREE Disney Cricut cartridges. These cartridges were not donated to her blog, she purchased all of these cartridges to give away. This is only open to those who appear on this blog's follower list. All you have to do to enter to win these super fun Disney cartridges is share this give away with others. You can post it on your blog, shout it out on Facebook and Twitter, post the announcement in a message community or do all of the above. Then, leave a comment on this post letting me know where you shared and an email address to contact you. This will be open until December 11th and I will post the winner on December 13th. Shipping will be priority mail WITH A DELIVERY CONFIRMATION NUMBER, so hopefully your new cartridges will arrive for Christmas. I will not be able to guaranty Christmas delivery for anyone living outside the Continental United States, but I will ship anywhere. The winner will be chosen randomly.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Another Silhouette Craft Cutter Giveaway by Kara's Party Ideas

This is a great giveaway that Kara's Party Ideas is doing. It is a $300 value. Head on over to her site and check it out. IT INCLUDES: •Silhouette machine
•Software for Windows XP/Vista
•Power cable, USB cable
•2 Cutting mats (one for thick media, one for thin media)
•One cutting blade $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store

It is easy to enter. What an added bonus to you already owned Cricut. So head on over and check it out.

This is a great giveaway that Kara's Party Ideas is doing. It is a $300 value. Head on over to her site and check it out. IT INCLUDES: •Silhouette machine
•Software for Windows XP/Vista
•Power cable, USB cable
•2 Cutting mats (one for thick media, one for thin media)
•One cutting blade $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store

It is easy to enter. What an added bonus to you already owned Cricut. So head on over and check it out.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Go Kart Cake

I did this cake for a young man that was on my sons football team. Tyler Lochbaum had won the Vinton County Go Kart Championship for this year. This is for his banquet tonight. Congratulations!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Boys Football Banquet

I have made a couple of goodies for my boys pee wee football banquet this evening. To start off with, I made a coconut cream pie. This was very easy to make. The recipe comes from Martha Stewart. Instead of using the cookie crust the original dough pie crust was used.

I also baked a cake using the pink panther cake pan. Instead of making him pink he was made a midnight blue, because of our schools mascot. On the sign I wrote Go Blue.

I will post pictures soon and some of the comments from the people attending the banquet.

kara's party ideas: $100 Gift Card GIVEAWAY to 'Paiges Of Style'!

kara's party ideas: $100 Gift Card GIVEAWAY to 'Paiges Of Style'!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe

I have come across a good sugar cookie recipe that will holds its shape very well. The recipe that shares can be easily halve so you can make a smaller batch. The recipe is real simple and easy to make. Most of the ingredients can already be found in your cupboards, which is great. If you own a Cricut Cake the dough works well with it too. Follow the link to get the recipe . I will post pictures soon of the cookies I have made with this recipe. Who knows maybe I will do my very first video. If you are hesitant about making them yourself, just place an order with me. I would be happy to make them for you with or without icing.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Help Me Win Cri-kits kit Giveaway plus Contest on first 5 Post here too by Turned Gypsy

This is what you have to do to help me win a set of these pens.

1: All my friends go to her blog follow and comment on any post or all post, your choice.
2: Join her facebook page.

When she reaches 800 followers on the blog the person with most referrals will win the whole set.

The housing for the pens
Metallic pen set
Pastel pen set
Regular pen set
Neon pen set
Glitter pen set
bonus Swirls pen set

Total 52 pens in all and the housing for the pen

Thank you for helping me out!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fat Foam Hair Color

I have been seeing this commercial on T.V. for this new hair color product called Fat Foam. It can be purchased from Walmart for $8.95. I picked some up yesterday while getting stuff to make cupcakes. The color I chose was Natural Black, well my husband chose it for me. The package looks like a Chinese takeout box. What is nice is the container you mix the hair color in, kinda looks like a Tupperware glass with a lid. Included in the package is the base solution, color powder, gloves, shampoo, and conditioner. Only need to shake for 30 seconds and apply to your head. This was so much easier to apply with using your hand than one of the old applicator bottles, especially those hard to reach places such as the back of your head. No dripping either. Leave on 30 minutes, wash until there is clear water, shampoo, and condition. I will definitely buy this product again.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

TURNEDGYPSY: Want to Win Echo Park Paper?

TURNEDGYPSY: Want to Win Echo Park Paper?: "Here is how you can win this awesome paper. Follow my blog and comment each day. Go over to tell Mad..."

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bic Mark-It Giveaway by Andrea Steed

Description: Available inboth fine and ultra-fine point, the Mark-It Color Collections include 36 colors in each set. All BIC Mark-It permanent markers have acid-free ink (no added acid, no measurable pH), feature a rubber grip for comfort and control while marking, and will mark on almost any surface including glass, metal, plastic, coated paper, etc.
Each set of 36 markers also includes a sturdy, clear plastic storage case making storage and easy access a breeze.

Head on over to her site to enter for a chance to win these fab markers.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Now Taking Fall Orders for Sweet Treats

The Cupcake Fairy is now taking fall orders for Pumpkin Rolls, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Bars, Decorated Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread Ornaments, Cookie Trays, many other Sweet Treats, and of course Cupcakes. Do not forget the Buckeyes. These can be dipped in Chocolate or White Chocolate.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Giveaway: A NEW LAPTOP Computer! by Happy Money Saver

Happy Money Saver is giving away a new laptop. With her new blog name + look (from to it is time to celebrate!

One lucky winner will win a Toshiba Laptop Computer!

Just click on the above link to go and enter there.

What a great prize.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Silhouette Craft Cutter Giveway @ Kara's Party Ideas

This is a great giveaway that Kara's Party Ideas is doing. It is a $300 value. Head on over to her site and check it out. IT INCLUDES: •Silhouette machine
•Software for Windows XP/Vista
•Power cable, USB cable
•2 Cutting mats (one for thick media, one for thin media)
•One cutting blade $10 gift card to the Silhouette Online Store

It is easy to enter. What an added bonus to you already owned Cricut. So head on over and check it out.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Conlcusion on Adult Theme Cake

So, I went ahead and did the cake for the client. As I figure it is just business and the cake paid well. They loved it. It was not that naughty to be honest. It was kinda cute. Sorry I cannot posts pictures of it on here or I would.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Custom Brochure Giveaway from SIMPLIFIED SAVING

This is a great giveaway. Go over and check out her site.

Adult Theme Cakes, Yes or No?

I have been asked to do an adult theme cake, but not sure if I really wanted to do one or not. I know it is just business. If you were put in this position what would you do?

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fair Projects

I am starting to finish up my projects for our county fair. I am entering two cakes, zucchini bread, cupcakes, cookies, and possibly a few scrapbook items. I will post pictures as the projects get finished. I hope this will be my year to shine.

Kids Eat Free in August at IHOP

Kids eat free in August at IHOP everyday from 4-10 pm. Receive one kids meal with each adult entrée purchase. Available in Chillicothe, OH. Check with your local IHOP.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Meal Deals

I know the economy has not been good, but every now and then families like to get out of the house. As for being a stay at home mom I love having a night off from cooking. I have searched and compiled a list of restaurants that are doing promotions on kids meals.


Ponderosa - Kids eat free on Saturday

BW3 - Kids eat 1/2 off on Wednesday

Dakotas - Kids eat free from the Little Indians and 1/2 off Junior Cowhands

Roosters - Kids eat for .99 on Wednesday from 3-close

Steak and Shake - Kids eat free Saturday and Sunday

Max and Erma's - Kids eat free on Tuesday

Tumbleweed - Kids eat free on Sunday

Golden Corral has one too, but I do not remember what day the special is on for kids.

Most of the restaurants require an adult entrée purchase with each kids meal.


Hoggy's - Kids eat free on Wednesday after 4

Lonestar - Kids eat free on Tuesday

Smokey Bones - Kids eat free on Monday from 5-7

Old Bag of Nails - Kids eat free on Sunday

AppleBees - Kids eat free on Wednesday

Quaker Steak - Kids eat for 1.99 on Monday

Texas Roadhouse - Kids eat free on Monday

Spaghetti Warehouse - Kids eat for .99 on Monday

Champps - Kids eat free on Tuesday

If you happen to find anymore deals please feel free to email them too me.

Knots of Hope Home Page

Knots of Hope Home Page

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

My daughter was diagnosed with JIA a year ago. Currently she is doing well with her disease and is hopefully in remission. Please remember all the children who are effected by JIA and pray that one day there will be a cure for it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Yesterday my husband and I ventured to Columbus for the day since my parents had the kids camping. We decided to do some investigation into a few cupcake bakeries to help get mine up and running. The first place we visited was the Pink Moon Cupcake Bakery. It was a quaint little shop and very customer oriented. They serve four regular cupcakes every day of the week in addition to a combination of different flavored cupcakes. Check out their menu. The cupcakes were light and moist. The frosting was very light and melted in your mouth. I think my favorite was the blueberry which had fresh blueberries in the cake itself.
The next one we visited was Sugar Inc. The owner was featured on the local news channel that I had watched, so we went to check it out. The shop has a very modern feel to it, but I love the cases she puts the cupcakes in along with the robin blue painted walls. All her cupcakes are organic, plus there were gluten-free ones as well. There were not very many to choose from. As for the taste, they were not as sweet and it would probably take some use getting to.

Finally just next door was Our Cupcakery. This little shop was attached to a coffee shop which was the only place to sit. It was a little cramped in there. The owner was not very customer oriented, because when I asked for one of each of the mini cupcakes she looked at me kinda funny. I do not think she knew what to do. As for the flavor of the month there was no advertisement in the shop like there is on their site. The only thing that I liked was the cupcake bar, where you could decorate your own cupcake with sprinkles, m and m's, jimmies, etc. I think they cater to more of weddings, parties, and classes. This was the least favorite of the tastings.

I have now decided that simple is best, such as what the Pink Moon does. There is still a lot to do before I can even think to get this business off the ground. For now I will keep testing out recipes that are simple and good tasting. I will still take orders for cupcakes and special occasion cakes. Now on to see what it costs to rent a place, get a license, ingredient cost, and so on. I hope it will all come together one day.